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Seychelles Tourism Board conducts three-city roadshow in India

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) partnered with the Travstarz Global Group, to conduct a three-city roadshow in the Indian cities of Ludhiana, Indore and Baroda. STB was represented by Aswini Krishna and Shakambri Soni from its representation office in India, while Travstarz was represented by Hema Manghnani, Ramanpreet Singh and Vani Singh. The well-attended roadshow stimulated much interest and enthusiasm ...

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Seychelles’ Tourism stakeholders meet to finalize review of Tourism Master Plan

Tourism stakeholders involved in the consultative process to review and update the Tourism Master Plan 2012-2020 met in a validation workshop at Eden Bleu last week. The aim of the workshop was to discuss, validate findings and recommendations, as well as to receive feedbacks, before the finalization of the draft document. This follows a number of meetings that have been ...

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The Seychelles Regatta sailing competition is in full swing

The fourth edition of the Seychelles Regatta sailing competition entered its third day on Wednesday, with nine boats vying to be declared the champions at the end of the race on Saturday. For the third leg on Wednesday, the nine boats sailed from Praslin Island going around Curieuse in a change of itinerary, as Cousine was originally featured on today’s ...

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Tourism Department, STA and SHTA partnering to offer training for small tourism establishment owners

The Tourism Department is initiating a training programme for people desiring to operate their own small tourism establishments. The department is collaborating with the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) and Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) to develop the proposed training. Diana Quatre from the Tourism Department, Murla Gabriel from STA, Sybille Cardon and Louise Testa from SHTA, as well as ...

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The Seychelles Regatta sailing competition is in full swing

The fourth edition of the Seychelles Regatta sailing competition entered its third day on Wednesday, with nine boats vying to be declared the champions at the end of the race on Saturday. For the third leg on Wednesday, the nine boats sailed from Praslin Island going around Curieuse in a change of itinerary, as Cousine was originally featured on today’s ...

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Seychelles Tourism Board unveils new destination website

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) on Tuesday unveiled its new destination website   The new ‘face’ of the destination – www.seychelles.travel – replaces the one that has been online for the past four years.   It was the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, accompanied by the STB Chief Executive, Sherin Francis, who unveiled the new ...

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Seychelles represented at the 108th UNWTO Executive Council meeting in Spain

Seychelles was represented at the 108th session of the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in San Sebastian, Spain. The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, was accompanied by the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, at the meeting held from May 23 to 25, 2018. Over 45 member countries of the ...

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Seychelles’ inaugural FINA open water swimming competition dubbed a success

Seychelles successfully hosted the second leg of the 2018 FINA/Hosa Marathon Swim World Series at the Beau Vallon beach, on Sunday May 20.   The stakes were high and there was no room for failure, considering Seychelles is the first African country to host this elite 10km open swimming competition   It was difficult to predict the outcome of the ...

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Tourism Minister gets acquainted with tourism accommodations on La Digue

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, has conducted his first hotel visit on La Digue. He was accompanied by the Tourism Department’s Principal Secretary, Anne Lafortune, and Director for Product Development, Sinha Levkovic, on the visit last Friday. The ministerial delegation met with the owners and managers of 11 tourism establishments on the island, ranging ...

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