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Message on the occasion of World Tourism Day 2017

We must all ensure and take ownership of sustainable tourism As Tourism Day comes around once again, it gives us the opportunity to reflect on this industry that has become not only the economic mainstay of our nation but also the backbone of the global economy. It is in this global context that we must continue to celebrate our tourism, ...

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Seychelles and China renew agreement on cooperation in the tourism sector

Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, the Seychelles’ Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine and Dr. Li Jinzao, the Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on tourism cooperation. The MoU was signed on Monday 11th September 2017, in the margins of the 22nd General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization ...

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Seychelles increases its visibility in Chengdu, in China’s southwestern Sichuan province

Seychelles has gained added visibility in Chengdu — the capital of the southwestern Sichuan province, which is among the top sources of outbound tourism from China. The Seychelles Minister for Tourism Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne gave a press conference and several media interviews in Chengdu last week. This was following the signing a Memorandum of Understanding ...

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Seychelles’ Tourism Minister pleased with level of standard following visit to small and large accommodations on La Digue

Tourism property owners on La Digue truly understand the importance of the tourism industry and go to great lengths to offer high standards of care to visitors coming from all over the world. The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr. Maurice Loustau-Lalanne said this on Friday last week, after visiting tourism properties on the island, as part ...

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Seychelles exposed to best practices in Tourism Satellite Account Development at International Conference on Tourism Statistics

The Principal Secretary for Tourism Mrs. Anne Lafortune led the Seychelles delegation to the 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics held in Manila, Philippines at the end of June. The conference organized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), was themed ‘Measuring Sustainable Tourism’, in line with the UN’s declaration of the year 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable ...

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Creole Travel Services introduces the ‘Zephir’ offering a unique view of the Seychelles underwater world

Seychelles as a destination has much to offer visitors thanks to its natural environment, turquoise coloured-waters and pristine beaches. For those interested in the marine life, the Indian Ocean archipelago can also be described as a storehouse for marine biodiversity. While taking a plunge into the deep ocean is the way to way for a close encounter with amazing sea ...

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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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