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Seychelles’ inaugural FINA open water swimming competition dubbed a success

Seychelles successfully hosted the second leg of the 2018 FINA/Hosa Marathon Swim World Series at the Beau Vallon beach, on Sunday May 20.   The stakes were high and there was no room for failure, considering Seychelles is the first African country to host this elite 10km open swimming competition   It was difficult to predict the outcome of the ...

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Tourism Minister gets acquainted with tourism accommodations on La Digue

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, has conducted his first hotel visit on La Digue. He was accompanied by the Tourism Department’s Principal Secretary, Anne Lafortune, and Director for Product Development, Sinha Levkovic, on the visit last Friday. The ministerial delegation met with the owners and managers of 11 tourism establishments on the island, ranging ...

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Seychelles tourism authorities share experiences with counterparts from Cabo Verde

Seychelles has shared its experiences in sustainable tourism with another African small island state – Cabo Verde. The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, held discussions with a six-member delegation, led by the Cabo Verdean Minister Tourism and Transport, José Da Silva Gonçalves, last week. Talks between the two ministers at Botanical House, Mont Fleuri, centered ...

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Tourism Minister meets board members of the Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association

As part of his ongoing drive to get acquainted with key stakeholders in the tourism industry, the new Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley met with board members of the Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association (SHTA). The meeting was held last Wednesday at the ministry’s headquarters at Botanical house, Mont Fleuri. The Principal Secretary for Tourism, ...

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Seychelles intensifies preparations to become the first African host of the FINA Marathon Swim World Series

Elite swimmers wishing to take part in the FINA/Hosa Marathon Swim World Series to be held in Seychelles on May 20, 2018, have already started to register. Preparations are well underway with only 32 days remaining before elite swimmers from across the globe converge to the Beau Vallon Beach next month. The FINA/Hosa Marathon Swim World Series is an annually ...

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The Seychelles Tourism Academy and the Shannon College of Hotel Management chart course for future cooperation

The Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) and the Shannon College of Hotel Management (SCHM)- a recognised college of the National University of Ireland (NUI) have discussed the way forward, after 10 years of cooperation. The Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, led a Seychellois delegation that was invited to Ireland to review the cooperation between the two hospitality training institutions. Mrs ...

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Seychelles Tourism Academy renews decade-old agreement with Constance Training Academy, Shannon College of Hotel Management joins partnership

To mark 10 years of successful collaboration this year, the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) and Mauritius’ Constance Hospitality Training Centre have renewed their partnership, which started in 2008. The two institutions have signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which now includes a third party, the Shannon College of Hotel Management — a recognised college of the National University of Ireland. ...

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Tourism Department produces new leaflet providing useful tips for a safer and memorable hiking experience

The Tourism Department has launched a new leaflet providing tips to hikers, especially tourists, keen to explore Seychelles’ walks and trails. The leaflet has been produced by the Risk Management Section within the Tourism Department, in collaboration with other partners including the Seychelles National Parks Authority and Seychelles police. The Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune and the Director Risk ...

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Tourism Minister visits AIDA Aura belonging to the latest cruise brand to include Seychelles on its itinerary

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, visited AIDA Aura, one of two cruise ships docked in Port Victoria on Tuesday December 19, 2017. Minister Loustau-Lalanne was accompanied by the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, and the Chief Executive of the Seychelles Ports Authority, Colonel André Ciseau. AIDA Cruises is one of eleven brands operated ...

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