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Twenty-three prospective tour guides obtain competency certificates following three-day training at the Seychelles Tourism Academy

Twenty-three individuals have completed a basic course in tour guiding, organized by the Department of Tourism and the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA). The group received their certificate of competency from the hands of the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune. This was in a short ceremony at the Department’s headquarters at Botanical House, Mont Fleuri, on Friday November 17, 2017. ...

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New Enchanted Waterfront project ‘a symbol of the progress Seychelles is making as a tourism destination’, says Tourism Minister

The Enchanted Island Resort situated on Round Island is extending its brand on Mahé. A new development dubbed the Enchanted Waterfront project was officially unveiled on Thursday November 16, 2017, in a cocktail event on Round Island. This was in the presence of the Shah family, a Seychellois family of Indian origins, who owns the Enchanted Island Resort, representatives of ...

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Seychelles’ tourism minister hears the concerns of tourism stakeholders on Praslin, pledges immediate actions to tackle crimes against visitors

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne attended a meeting that brought together hoteliers and other tourism business owners on Praslin. The meeting, aimed at tackling criminal acts against visitors on the island, was held at the Paradise Sun Hotel at Cote D’Or, on Friday November 10, 2017. It was also attended by the Commissioner ...

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The Seychelles Tourism board signs two-year marketing agreement with British Airways

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has signed an agreement with British Airways, which is preparing to launch direct flights to Seychelles in March next year. The two-year agreement establishes the framework to market and promote Seychelles as a destination and support British Airways’ non-stop, twice-weekly flights to the destination. The signing took place on Monday November 6, 2017, on the ...

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Seychelles eyes high-end tourism boost as Austrian Airlines begins non-stop weekly service to the island nation

The national carrier of Austria — Austrian Airlines — landed in Seychelles for the first time on Wednesday October 26, 2017. The inaugural flight with 214 passengers onboard was greeted by a traditional water canon salute after touching down at the Seychelles’ International airport, a few minutes before 9.00am. Present at the airport to witness the historic occasion were: Seychelles’ ...

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Hotels rooms of abandoned hotels and stalled projects to be reallocated, says Seychelles’ Tourism Minister

The Tourism Ministry will be reallocating some 800 rooms belonging to old, abandoned hotels in Seychelles but currently counted as part of the existing hotel room quota. Another 1,300 rooms could also become available for reallocation should developers of eight already approved projects decide not to go ahead with the hotel developments. The eight projects are among 18 hotel developments ...

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The Seychelles authorities and Air France discuss coordinated approach ahead of the French carrier’s return to the island nation

The Seychelles authorities have started discussions with Air France following the French carrier’s announcement that it will be operating thrice-weekly flights to Seychelles as from next year. Air France will start flying to the Indian Ocean archipelago on May 5, 2018, using its new sister airline ‘Joon.’ The first meeting headed by Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador ...

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Tourism Department unveils new website and presents Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label certificates to mark Tourism Week

The Tourism Department has launched its official website allowing the general public and trade partners to have easier access to information on the department’s role, as well as the different services it offers. The Tourism Department falls within the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine. It’s new website —www.tourism.gov.sc – provides details of the different sections within the department, ...

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Seychelles attends 3rd International Islands Tourism Conference in China

The Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, led the Seychelles delegation to the 3rd International Islands Tourism Conference, in Zhoushan, in China’s Zhejiang Province. The conference was held from September 21 to 23, 2017 The second secretary at the Seychelles embassy in Beijing, Alex Henderson, Seychelles Tourism Board’s marketing executive, Mavreen Pouponneau, and Seychelles Tourism Board’s senior marketing based in ...

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Message on the occasion of World Tourism Day 2017

We must all ensure and take ownership of sustainable tourism As Tourism Day comes around once again, it gives us the opportunity to reflect on this industry that has become not only the economic mainstay of our nation but also the backbone of the global economy. It is in this global context that we must continue to celebrate our tourism, ...

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