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Seychelles Makes Itself More Accessible for Visitors

The Indian ocean archipelago reviews its entry requirements procedures so as to be more accessible for potential visitors as part of the restart of its tourism activities for 2021 and beyond. The new measures are to be implemented in two phases. The news, much anticipated by the tourism industry, was announced by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr ...

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National COVID-19 Immunisation Campaign begins in Seychelles

PRESS RELEASE 11/01/2021 For immediate Release National COVID-19 Immunisation Campaign begins in Seychelles  Seychelles, one of the top tourist destinations for travelers, leaps towards immunization as the country launched its national COVID-19 Immunization Campaign on Sunday, January 10, 2021.   Being the first country in Africa to start a COVID-19 national vaccination program, Seychelles aims to be the first country in the world ...

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New Seychelles Minister for Tourism takes Office

PRESS RELEASE 16/11/2020 For immediate Release   New Seychelles Minister for Tourism takes Office The Seychelles Islands welcomes its new Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Ambassador Sylvestre Radegonde. Appointed by President of the Republic Mr Wavel Ramkalawan early this month, the new minister was sworn-in his position on Monday, November 16, 2020, at State House. Minister Radegonde thereafter headed ...

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Seychelles’ Third Tourism Festival to be celebrated this September 2020

Seychelles’ Third Tourism Festival to be celebrated this September 2020 The third Festival themed ‘Tourism: Back with Confidence’ has been announced in a press briefing held at the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Conference room at Botanical House by the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr Didier Dogley this Monday September 7, 2020. The press brief, conducted in ...

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Seychelles makes remarkable presence at Spain’s FITUR 2020

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) started the year on a high note for the destination as it took to the city of Madrid in Spain for the five-day International Tourism Trade Fair, FITUR 2020. A dynamic delegation composed of STB representatives and members of the trade represented the small island destination at Feria de Madrid from January 22, 2020 to ...

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Customer Care training for Bicycle Operators on La Digue

Bicycle operators of La Digue benefitted from a one day training organised by the Road Transport Commission in collaboration with the La Digue District Administration and the Member of the National Assembly on 5th December 2019 at the Zerof Restaurant. The aim of the training was to provide guidance to bicycle operators following past concerns raised regarding the service provided ...

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Fourth Training for Small Tourism Establishments’ Owners and Managers for 2019

The fourth and final training for Small Tourism Establishments’ Owners and Managers for the year 2019 was held from 2nd – 6th December 2019 at the ICCS. 30 participants, which include owners, managers and employees of the tourism accommodation sector attended the training with the aim of acquiring or refreshing their knowledge and skills.   Speaking at the certificate presentation ...

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Seychelles achieved its objectives at the 23rd Session of UNWTO General Assembly in Saint Petersburg, Russia

UNWTO member states comprising of 120 countries gathered in Saint Petersburg, Russia for the 23rd Session of the World Tourism Organisation General Assembly which is considered as the most important high level event of the global tourism sector.  Seychelles was represented at the meeting by the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr. Didier Dogley and the Principal ...

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Maia Resort & Spa becomes SSTL certified

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa is the 21st hotel to be certified with the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label. The certificate awarding the hotel the recognition of being a responsible hotel with well- established sustainability practices was handed over by Minister Didier Dogley in a short ceremony on Tuesday 20th August 2019. Present from the ministry were also Mrs. Lafortune, the ...

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Second training held on Praslin for Small Tourism Establishments Owners and Managers.

“Informative, Fun and definitely worth it” were the words used by Audrey Lepair, a participant of the training to describe the four day session organised by the Department of Tourism in association with the Seychelles Tourism and Hospitality Association (SHTA). The training took place at the Vijay International School on Praslin from Tuesday 30th July to Friday 2nd August 2019 ...

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