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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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Boat Charter Policy Private Stakeholder Consultative Meeting

A consultative meeting with private sector stakeholders to discuss the revision of the tourism Boat Charter Policy was held on the 5th April 2019 at the International Conference Centre of Seychelles (ICCS). The Meeting was chaired by the Principal Secretary for Tourism Mrs. Anne Lafortune and in attendance was the Director for Policy, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Mrs. Bernice Senaratne, ...

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Seychelles’ intensified presence makes successful impact during 2019 edition of Internationale Tourismus-Börse, Berlin

Announced by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Headquarters in February 2019, Seychelles’ delegation pull the spotlight on the destination at the 53rd edition of Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB) travel trade fair during a five-days event in the German Capital. A strong group comprising of 42 representatives from 21 companies and institutions were on site at the Seychelles’ 180-square-meter stand in ...

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Mission to develop the Tourism Satellite Account kick start in the Seychelles

Following an assessment of the national tourism statistical system of the Seychelles conducted in 2017 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) where a number of gaps were identified, the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine entered into an agreement with the UNWTO for strengthening the system of tourism statistics and subsequently developing a Tourism Satellite Account ...

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Seychelles represented at FITUR the International Tourism Trade fair in Madrid

Destination Seychelles kicked off the year on a good note in Spain, as it makes its presence count at the International Tourism Fair organised by IFEMA, FITUR, held in the Spanish capital, Madrid from January 23, 2019 to January 27. Representing and showcasing the country was the Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB) Regional Director for Europe, Ms. Bernadette Willemin, and Marketing ...

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Training for small Tourism Establishment Owners and Managers on La Digue

The Department of Tourism in collaboration with the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) has organised a third training for Small Tourism Establishment Owners and Managers on La Digue following trainings held on Mahé in November 2018 and Praslin in December 2018. The aim of these trainings is to assist small tourism establishments in developing skills and competencies in the ...

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The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label renewed for two Hilton properties

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr. Didier Dogley handed over SSTL certificates to representatives of two Hilton hotels in a short ceremony held at the ministry’s headquarters, at Botanical House, Mont Fleuri on Wednesday 16th January 2019. Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort and Spa and Double Tree by Hilton Allamanda Resort were first certified in 2016. On ...

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The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label renewed for three big hotels and added a new member to the eco-friendly movement

The Tourism Department renewed the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) for another three hotel establishments and awarded the Seychelles eco-label to a new accommodation entity. Representatives of Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino, Constance Ephelia Resort and Hotel L’Archipel received their SSTL certificates from the hands of the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, ...

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