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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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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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Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism visits Destination Management Companies

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde yesterday visited two of the leading Destinations Management Companies (DMCs) in the country, namely Mason’s Travel and 7 Degrees South.   These visits form part of a series of familiarization visits in the tourism industry, which had not been possible since he took office in November last year due to the sanitary ...

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Seychelles opens up to the world

PRESS RELEASE 04/03/2021 For immediate Release   Seychelles opens up to the world   The Indian Ocean island destination has announced that it will be welcoming visitors from across the globe, irrespective of their vaccination status, as from March 25, 2021. Visitors from South Africa will still not be permitted to enter Seychelles for the time being until further review. ...

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Seychelles Makes Itself More Accessible for Visitors

The Indian ocean archipelago reviews its entry requirements procedures so as to be more accessible for potential visitors as part of the restart of its tourism activities for 2021 and beyond. The new measures are to be implemented in two phases. The news, much anticipated by the tourism industry, was announced by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr ...

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