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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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Destination Seychelles received a global exposure as heads of Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and local Tourism Ministry gave interviews on BBC and Sky, in London

Displaying a commanding presence at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) London held from November 5 to November 7, STB Chief Executive, Mrs. Sherin Francis, and Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, Mr. Didier Dogley, attended several high-profile media interviews and meetings with travel trade professionals. WTM is the leading global event for the tourism industry and throughout the ...

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Strong Seychelles delegation attends World Travel Market in London led by Minister Dogley

Seychelles was represented by a strong delegation at the 39th edition of the World Travel Market (WTM) London.  The event which was held over 3 days from the 05th – 07th November 2018 at the ExCeL in London, saw the presence of the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Minister Didier Dogley and High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Derick Ally, on ...

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Minister Dogley attends second Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Tourism Ministers in South Africa

Minister Didier Dogley, Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine attended the second Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Tourism Ministers’ Meeting which took place in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa on the 23rd October 2018 under the theme “Uniting the people of Africa, Asia, Australia and the Middle East through enhanced cooperation for peace, stability and sustainable development”. The aim ...

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Seychelles Tourism Board launched another branded taxi campaign in French capital Paris

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) brought some visual warmth to the French capital Paris with the launch of a branded taxi advertising campaign. Running through the autumn-winter promotional season, the campaign is part of STB’s communication plan for that period. For the last two weeks of September, 250 taxis were transformed into head turners as the vehicles were branded with ...

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Minister Dogley meets stakeholders from La Digue in a second public meeting

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, had a third consultative meeting with the stakeholders and community members from La Digue. The meeting is subsequent to the ones that were conducted in February and April as part of the government’s strategy to establish the Vision 2032. During the first two meetings, the Diguois raised a number ...

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