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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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Seychelles Tourism Minister, Didier Dogley expresses Satisfaction at Seychelles Tourism industry performance for 2019

During his opening address at the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Marketing Review on Tuesday January 14, 2019 at Eden Blue, Didier Dogley, Minister for Tourism Civil Aviation Ports and marine expresses satisfaction over the constant and gradual increase in numbers of visitors and receipt over the past 5 years Minister Dogley stated that the latest figures released by Central Bank ...

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Seychelles Tourism Minister, Didier Dogley expresses Satisfaction at Seychelles Tourism industry performance for 2019

Seychelles Tourism Minister, Didier Dogley expresses Satisfaction at Seychelles Tourism industry performance for 2019 During his opening address at the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Marketing Review on Tuesday January 14, 2019 at Eden Blue, Didier Dogley, Minister for Tourism Civil Aviation Ports and marine expresses satisfaction over the constant and gradual increase in numbers of visitors and receipt over the ...

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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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