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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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Seychelles participated in the 110th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council

Seychelles participated in the 110th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council The 110th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council met in Baku, Azerbaijan from 16th -18th June 2019. More than 40 Member States joined by representatives from the public and private sectors attended the meeting. Seychelles was represented by Minister Didier Dogley, Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine ...

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Seychelles’ Best recognised at World Travel Awards in Mauritius

Seychelles’ best performing tourism related businesses have been recognised at the 26th Edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA) in Mauritius  on June 1, 2019 in a ceremony held at the Sugar Beach- A Sun Resort. During the same ceremony, the destination was crowned Indian Ocean’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 2019; Mrs. Sherin Francis Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Chief Executive collected ...

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The Department of Tourism Holds Refresher Grading Assessor Training for Local Assessors

The Department of Tourism Holds Refresher Grading Assessor Training for Local Assessors The Department of Tourism in collaboration with the Government of South Africa has last week delivered a refresher ‘Assessor Training’ for its Standards and Quality Officers.   The training was held from the 20th to 24th May and facilitated by Ms. Sibusisiwe Sibiya who is the Specialist: Quality Assurance ...

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Fourth Training for Small Tourism Establishments’ Owners and Managers

Fourth Training for Small Tourism Establishments’ Owners and Managers A total of 11 owners and managers of small tourism establishments received their Certificates of Attendance on Thursday 9th May 2019, after completing a 4 day training session. The training which started on Monday 6th May 2019 was organised in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and the Seychelles Hospitality and ...

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Seychelles participates in the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation

World leaders met on 25th to 27th April 2019 at the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, China to discuss further implementation of the initiative.  Present at the Forum were 37 heads of states, their ministers and senior government officers from Eurasia, Africa and Latin America, who have signed the Memorandum of Understanding of the One ...

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Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine visits Shannon College graduates

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Minister Didier Dogley accompanied by the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune and the Director for Tourism Human Resource Development, Diana Quatre visited graduates of Shannon College at their current place of employment as part of a mentoring initiative, following a resolution at the last committee meeting held in December 2018. ...

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Tourism stakeholders presented with Destination 2023

Following the consultative process to review and update the Tourism Master Plan 2012-2020 in May 2018, it was seen necessary that a concrete action plan to guide the Tourism sector be developed. Last Friday, at the STC Conference Room, the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr. Didier Dogley presented the draft of the Destination 2023, a tourism ...

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Beach and Sea Safety guide now available for Seychelles Visitors

She also pointed out the new features of the booklet including indications of warning signs, additional information on marine fauna. “In view of the sudden increase of visitor’s arrivals there is a pressing need for our department to find a way to inform our visitors about safety for their own good. The booklet is a user-friendly publication, which has been ...

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Boat Charter Policy Private Stakeholder Consultative Meeting

A consultative meeting with private sector stakeholders to discuss the revision of the tourism Boat Charter Policy was held on the 5th April 2019 at the International Conference Centre of Seychelles (ICCS). The Meeting was chaired by the Principal Secretary for Tourism Mrs. Anne Lafortune and in attendance was the Director for Policy, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Mrs. Bernice Senaratne, ...

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