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Resumption of Cruise ship calls in Seychelles

In a meeting held on Wednesday 31st March 2021, Cabinet discussed the resumption of cruise ship calls in Seychelles. The meeting approved the immediate re-opening of the cruise sector following the moratorium imposed in May 2020. This followed a stakeholder meeting held on 16th March, 2021 chaired by the Minister responsible for Tourism consisting of both Government and private sector ...

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Virtual Marketing Meeting 2021 Opening Address by Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde

Ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to this year’s virtual marketing meeting! We are not able to meet in person this year, due to the pandemic, but in this “new normal” we have to adapt to circumstances. And technology affords us the possibility to remain in close contact and to continue our work and remain as efficient and productive as before. It ...

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Training for Tourism Commission Agents

The Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) is organising a one-day intensive training for all candidates who wish to apply for a TOURISM COMMISSION AGENT License. This training will take place on Saturday 10th April 2021 from 8:30am – 4pm at the STA campus, La Misère. Upon successful completion of the course, all candidates will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance. ...

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Foreign Affairs and Tourism Minister continues visits to DMCs

Foreign Affairs and Tourism Minister, Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde continued his familiarization visits to two other Destinations Management Companies (DMCs) on Friday 22 March 2021. In the morning he was greeted by the Managing Director of Vision Voyage, located at the Sound and Vision building in town. Vision Voyage has been in operation for some seven years now and is currently ...

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Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism visits Destination Management Companies

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde yesterday visited two of the leading Destinations Management Companies (DMCs) in the country, namely Mason’s Travel and 7 Degrees South.   These visits form part of a series of familiarization visits in the tourism industry, which had not been possible since he took office in November last year due to the sanitary ...

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Customer Care training for Bicycle Operators on La Digue

Bicycle operators of La Digue benefitted from a one day training organised by the Road Transport Commission in collaboration with the La Digue District Administration and the Member of the National Assembly on 5th December 2019 at the Zerof Restaurant. The aim of the training was to provide guidance to bicycle operators following past concerns raised regarding the service provided ...

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Fourth Training for Small Tourism Establishments’ Owners and Managers for 2019

The fourth and final training for Small Tourism Establishments’ Owners and Managers for the year 2019 was held from 2nd – 6th December 2019 at the ICCS. 30 participants, which include owners, managers and employees of the tourism accommodation sector attended the training with the aim of acquiring or refreshing their knowledge and skills.   Speaking at the certificate presentation ...

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Seychelles participated in the 110th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council

Seychelles participated in the 110th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council The 110th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council met in Baku, Azerbaijan from 16th -18th June 2019. More than 40 Member States joined by representatives from the public and private sectors attended the meeting. Seychelles was represented by Minister Didier Dogley, Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine ...

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Tourism stakeholders presented with Destination 2023

Following the consultative process to review and update the Tourism Master Plan 2012-2020 in May 2018, it was seen necessary that a concrete action plan to guide the Tourism sector be developed. Last Friday, at the STC Conference Room, the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr. Didier Dogley presented the draft of the Destination 2023, a tourism ...

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Beach and Sea Safety guide now available for Seychelles Visitors

She also pointed out the new features of the booklet including indications of warning signs, additional information on marine fauna. “In view of the sudden increase of visitor’s arrivals there is a pressing need for our department to find a way to inform our visitors about safety for their own good. The booklet is a user-friendly publication, which has been ...

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