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Tourism Minister inspects ongoing projects by the SNPA to improve visitors’ experience on Curieuse

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, Mr. Maurice Loustau-Lalanne recently visited Curieuse to have an appreciation of work being done by the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) to improve facilities on the island, which is also a marine national park. SNPA is actively working to improve facilities at the various marine and terrestrial national parks, to have ...

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Tourism Minister heads to south Mahé as he continues to visit tourism properties in Seychelles

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr. Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, has visited another 8 tourism properties on Mahé, as part of his ongoing door-to-door visits to holiday accommodations in Seychelles. The eight establishments chosen were mostly Seychellois-owned small self-catering properties, located at Anse aux Poules Bleues and Anse Soleil, in the Baie Lazare district. The aim is to ...

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Seychelles Secrets

  The Seychelles Secrets is a set of standards applicable to licensed self- catering establishments, guesthouses and small hotels of less than 16 rooms, offering the best in authentic Creole hospitality, cuisine and culture. The criteria has been referenced from international standard, but its development has been applied to the local context of our tourism industry. There will be three ...

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Tourism department meets commission agents to discuss new procedures and Code of Conduct

Tourism department meets commission agents to discuss new procedures and Code of Conduct As part of its effort to ensure that visitors receive the best possible service from operators and following a series of discussions with the different partners, the tourism department held a meeting with commission agents earlier this week. The aim was to discuss the new procedure for ...

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Vice President Meriton and Minister Loustau-Lalanne meet tourism business operators on Praslin

Vice-President Vincent Meriton chaired a meeting with various tourism business owners on Praslin last Friday. This meeting was a follow up to the first multi sectoral meeting held on Mahe where business owners were given the opportunity to address issues affecting the tourism industry.   Present for the meeting were the principal secretaries for tourism, Anne Lafortune, civil aviation, ports ...

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A critical task on an island nation, Seychelles gets new tourism minister

  Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne was sworn in on Friday in a ceremony at State House, as the new Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine for the tourist-dependent island nation of Seychelles. Loustau-Lalanne until recently occupied the post of Secretary of State with specific responsibilities for health. He replaces Alain St. Ange, who announced his resignation on Wednesday, citing ...

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11 world-class hotels you will want to stay at in Seychelles

(Fregate Island Private) Photo license  Purchase photo  (Seychelles News Agency) – The Seychelles archipelago, with islands described as jewels scattered in the western Indian Ocean, is one of the world’s must-see destinations. To suit any taste, a wide range of accommodation is available, from budget-friendly to movie star extravagant. SNA takes a look at 11 hotels that have gotten international ...

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Tourism upswing: Seychelles sees 10 percent increase in 2016

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) said on Friday that the 10 percent increase in visitor arrivals in 2016 is the result of efforts to increase visibility for the island nation. A large increase in flights into the archipelago also played a big role, but hotel occupancy rates still have room to improve, officials said. According to the latest figures released by the National ...

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Corporate, tourism design evolving in Seychelles

First impressions are the most lasting effects of any experience.(Aeyden Art) (courtesy of Seychelles News Agency) – Open floor plan or cubicles? Eco-friendly and sustainable material? Advanced art and design? Tourism establishments and corporate businesses in Seychelles are putting more thought into design. The Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, told SNA that the idea of corporate design in tourism establishments ...

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