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Tourism ministry moves to tackle illegal holiday rentals in Seychelles – unlicensed accommodations given three months to comply

The Ministry responsible for tourism has announced measures aimed at addressing the issue of illegal holiday rentals, which is on the increase in Seychelles. Proprietors of illegal tourism accommodations have three months — from Tuesday December 12, 2017, to Monday March 12, 2018 — to regularize their activities. The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, ...

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Twenty-three prospective tour guides obtain competency certificates following three-day training at the Seychelles Tourism Academy

Twenty-three individuals have completed a basic course in tour guiding, organized by the Department of Tourism and the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA). The group received their certificate of competency from the hands of the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune. This was in a short ceremony at the Department’s headquarters at Botanical House, Mont Fleuri, on Friday November 17, 2017. ...

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New Enchanted Waterfront project ‘a symbol of the progress Seychelles is making as a tourism destination’, says Tourism Minister

The Enchanted Island Resort situated on Round Island is extending its brand on Mahé. A new development dubbed the Enchanted Waterfront project was officially unveiled on Thursday November 16, 2017, in a cocktail event on Round Island. This was in the presence of the Shah family, a Seychellois family of Indian origins, who owns the Enchanted Island Resort, representatives of ...

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Seychelles’ tourism minister hears the concerns of tourism stakeholders on Praslin, pledges immediate actions to tackle crimes against visitors

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne attended a meeting that brought together hoteliers and other tourism business owners on Praslin. The meeting, aimed at tackling criminal acts against visitors on the island, was held at the Paradise Sun Hotel at Cote D’Or, on Friday November 10, 2017. It was also attended by the Commissioner ...

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The Seychelles Tourism board signs two-year marketing agreement with British Airways

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has signed an agreement with British Airways, which is preparing to launch direct flights to Seychelles in March next year. The two-year agreement establishes the framework to market and promote Seychelles as a destination and support British Airways’ non-stop, twice-weekly flights to the destination. The signing took place on Monday November 6, 2017, on the ...

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Seychelles eyes high-end tourism boost as Austrian Airlines begins non-stop weekly service to the island nation

The national carrier of Austria — Austrian Airlines — landed in Seychelles for the first time on Wednesday October 26, 2017. The inaugural flight with 214 passengers onboard was greeted by a traditional water canon salute after touching down at the Seychelles’ International airport, a few minutes before 9.00am. Present at the airport to witness the historic occasion were: Seychelles’ ...

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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 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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