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Seychelles represented at the 61st UNWTO Regional Commission meeting for Africa

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, led the Seychelles delegation to the 61st UNWTO Regional Commission meeting for Africa and ‘Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst For Development’ Seminar. This was held in Abuja, Nigeria, from June 4 to 6, 2018. Minister Dogley was accompanied by the Tourism Department’s Principal Secretary, Anne Lafortune, the Director for Policy, ...

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Alexander Jovanovic, Amy Sefton win STB’s Facebook photography contest, Marvis Confait’s photo was the Judges’ favourite

Alexander Jovanovic emerged as the winner of this year’s Facebook Photography competition organised by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB). His photo obtained the most likes in the final voting. The photo captioned ‘A spicy slow cooked kari koko zourit [octopus curry cooked with coconut milk] bursting with flavour as it is spilling out of the nautilus shell, perched on black ...

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Seychelles’ Tourism stakeholders meet to finalize review of Tourism Master Plan

Tourism stakeholders involved in the consultative process to review and update the Tourism Master Plan 2012-2020 met in a validation workshop at Eden Bleu last week. The aim of the workshop was to discuss, validate findings and recommendations, as well as to receive feedbacks, before the finalization of the draft document. This follows a number of meetings that have been ...

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Seychelles Tourism Board conducts three-city roadshow in India

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) partnered with the Travstarz Global Group, to conduct a three-city roadshow in the Indian cities of Ludhiana, Indore and Baroda. STB was represented by Aswini Krishna and Shakambri Soni from its representation office in India, while Travstarz was represented by Hema Manghnani, Ramanpreet Singh and Vani Singh. The well-attended roadshow stimulated much interest and enthusiasm ...

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Seychelles’ Tourism stakeholders meet to finalize review of Tourism Master Plan

Tourism stakeholders involved in the consultative process to review and update the Tourism Master Plan 2012-2020 met in a validation workshop at Eden Bleu last week. The aim of the workshop was to discuss, validate findings and recommendations, as well as to receive feedbacks, before the finalization of the draft document. This follows a number of meetings that have been ...

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The Seychelles Regatta sailing competition is in full swing

The fourth edition of the Seychelles Regatta sailing competition entered its third day on Wednesday, with nine boats vying to be declared the champions at the end of the race on Saturday. For the third leg on Wednesday, the nine boats sailed from Praslin Island going around Curieuse in a change of itinerary, as Cousine was originally featured on today’s ...

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Tourism Department, STA and SHTA partnering to offer training for small tourism establishment owners

The Tourism Department is initiating a training programme for people desiring to operate their own small tourism establishments. The department is collaborating with the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) and Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) to develop the proposed training. Diana Quatre from the Tourism Department, Murla Gabriel from STA, Sybille Cardon and Louise Testa from SHTA, as well as ...

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The Seychelles Regatta sailing competition is in full swing

The fourth edition of the Seychelles Regatta sailing competition entered its third day on Wednesday, with nine boats vying to be declared the champions at the end of the race on Saturday. For the third leg on Wednesday, the nine boats sailed from Praslin Island going around Curieuse in a change of itinerary, as Cousine was originally featured on today’s ...

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