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Travel to Seychelles Uninterrupted Despite Strict Health Measures

Travellers’ journeys to the Seychelles continue uninterrupted as more visitors from the world over seek refuge in the spectacular island getaway. The islands remain safe for travel despite a rise in community Covid-19 cases which has prompted tighter health measures this week. The measures do not in any way affect a visitor’s journey and stay in the destination, which continues ...

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Seychelles Remains Safe Amid COVID-19 Test Complaints

The Seychelles Tourism Board has said that the destination is safe to visit, strongly refuting claims that Seychelles health authority are issuing ‘false’ COVID-19 test results. The initial reports alleging Seychelles was giving out ‘inaccurate’ test results appeared in the Israeli press and social media after some of their nationals tested positive upon their exit from the holiday destination. Seychelles ...

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Minister Sylvestre Radegonde meets with Honorary Cultural Ambassador

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde met with Honorary Cultural Ambassador, Mr. Patrick Victor on Friday 23rd April 2021 at the STB Conference Room at Botanical House. The meeting, which saw the participation of Principal Secretary for Tourism, Mrs Anne Lafortune and Seychelles Tourism Board Chief Executive, Mrs Sherin Francis, was centred on the promotion of Seychelles ...

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Second National Workshop Tourism Statistics and Tourism Satellite Account Project in Seychelles

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, in collaboration with the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has organised the Second National Workshop to present the activities of Year II of the mutual project for Strengthening the National System of Tourism Statistics and Developing a Tourism Satellite Account of Seychelles which took place through a virtual forum on Tuesday 27th April 2021. This ...

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Seychelles Tourism Academy organises training for Tourism Commission Agents

The In-Service section at the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) in collaboration with the Department of Tourism organised another training for Tourism Commission Agents on Saturday 10th April at the STA Campus, La Misère. This training is a pre-requisite for anybody wishing to become a licensed tourism commission agent. The training saw the participation of 19 enthusiastic individuals who are willing ...

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COVID-19 Awareness Training Organised for Small Tourism Establishments on Mahe

The Seychelles Department of Tourism in collaboration with the Public Health Authority organised two trainings last week for health and safety officers and focal points of tourism establishments on Mahe. The aim of the trainings is to provide the participants with an overview of the COVID-19 Pandemic, information on the local situation and practical health measures that they will need ...

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Resumption of Cruise ship calls in Seychelles

In a meeting held on Wednesday 31st March 2021, Cabinet discussed the resumption of cruise ship calls in Seychelles. The meeting approved the immediate re-opening of the cruise sector following the moratorium imposed in May 2020. This followed a stakeholder meeting held on 16th March, 2021 chaired by the Minister responsible for Tourism consisting of both Government and private sector ...

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Virtual Marketing Meeting 2021 Opening Address by Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde

Ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to this year’s virtual marketing meeting! We are not able to meet in person this year, due to the pandemic, but in this “new normal” we have to adapt to circumstances. And technology affords us the possibility to remain in close contact and to continue our work and remain as efficient and productive as before. It ...

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Training for Tourism Commission Agents

The Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) is organising a one-day intensive training for all candidates who wish to apply for a TOURISM COMMISSION AGENT License. This training will take place on Saturday 10th April 2021 from 8:30am – 4pm at the STA campus, La Misère. Upon successful completion of the course, all candidates will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance. ...

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Foreign Affairs and Tourism Minister continues visits to DMCs

Foreign Affairs and Tourism Minister, Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde continued his familiarization visits to two other Destinations Management Companies (DMCs) on Friday 22 March 2021. In the morning he was greeted by the Managing Director of Vision Voyage, located at the Sound and Vision building in town. Vision Voyage has been in operation for some seven years now and is currently ...

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