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Resumption of Cruise ship calls in Seychelles

In a meeting held on Wednesday 31st March 2021, Cabinet discussed the resumption of cruise ship calls in Seychelles. The meeting approved the immediate re-opening of the cruise sector following the moratorium imposed in May 2020. This followed a stakeholder meeting held on 16th March, 2021 chaired by the Minister responsible for Tourism consisting of both Government and private sector ...

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Virtual Marketing Meeting 2021 Opening Address by Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde

Ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to this year’s virtual marketing meeting! We are not able to meet in person this year, due to the pandemic, but in this “new normal” we have to adapt to circumstances. And technology affords us the possibility to remain in close contact and to continue our work and remain as efficient and productive as before. It ...

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Foreign Affairs and Tourism Minister continues visits to DMCs

Foreign Affairs and Tourism Minister, Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde continued his familiarization visits to two other Destinations Management Companies (DMCs) on Friday 22 March 2021. In the morning he was greeted by the Managing Director of Vision Voyage, located at the Sound and Vision building in town. Vision Voyage has been in operation for some seven years now and is currently ...

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Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism visits Destination Management Companies

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde yesterday visited two of the leading Destinations Management Companies (DMCs) in the country, namely Mason’s Travel and 7 Degrees South.   These visits form part of a series of familiarization visits in the tourism industry, which had not been possible since he took office in November last year due to the sanitary ...

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Seychelles opens up to the world

PRESS RELEASE 04/03/2021 For immediate Release   Seychelles opens up to the world   The Indian Ocean island destination has announced that it will be welcoming visitors from across the globe, irrespective of their vaccination status, as from March 25, 2021. Visitors from South Africa will still not be permitted to enter Seychelles for the time being until further review. ...

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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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