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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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“First Edition of the F&B Masters Seychelles Competition”

                Show us your Cocktail and Mocktail making talent by participating in this year’s first edition of the F&B Masters Seychelles Competition as part of the activities for our 3rd Edition of the Tourism Festival.  To do so, please download the guidelines, recipe card and profile template and send it to diana.quatre@tourism.gov.sc before the ...

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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 tourism making a comeback

Seychelles tourism making a comeback Seychelles takes a step forward inviting guests for a safe travel experience as travel slowly takes a fresh start in many countries around the world. After several months of absence at the Seychelles International airport of Pointe Larue, Emirates Airlines is the first commercial airline to land at the paradise holiday destination on Saturday, August ...

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Minister for Tourism chairs Task force meeting to prepare for the reopening of Seychelles

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr. Didier Dogley, chairs a Task force meeting to prepare for the reopening of Seychelles to commercial schedule flights on 1st August 2020.  The meeting, which is held on a weekly basis is attended by relevant stakeholders such as the Tourism Department, Department of Health, Department of Immigration, Department of Foreign ...

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The importance of having crisis management plan

Following the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic the Department of Tourism would like to urge tourism businesses that do not have a crisis management plan to start preparing one as it will assist to better cope with threats that may affect tourism businesses and safeguard the image of Seychelles as a tourist destination. Seychelles being a small island developing ...

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Seychelles participates in the 63rd Commission for Africa virtual meeting

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley and the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune participated in the 63rd Commission for Africa (CAF) Virtual meeting held on Monday 8th June 2020. The meeting, which was scheduled to take place in Seychelles, in March 2020 had to be postponed following the COVID-19 pandemic.   The main highlight ...

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Minister Didier Dogley visits Tourism establishments in the North of Mahe.

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley accompanied by the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, visited 11 tourism establishments in the North of Mahe last Friday. This is the first hotel visit organised on the island of Mahe following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The delegation visited mostly small Seychellois owned tourism accommodation ...

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Minister Didier Dogley met with the Praslin Business Association

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr. Didier Dogley, accompanied by the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune met with the Praslin Business Association (PBA) on Friday 22nd May 2020. During the meeting the members of the association raised a number of issues encountered by tourism businesses on Praslin. This include the representation of PBA during Government ...

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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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