Welcome to the 1st Edition of our Tourism News for 2013.We must all rejoice at the visitor arrival figures for the year 2012. Yes we all rallied as an industry, as a people and as a country and we can say that we have delivered for Seychelles. The success in visitor arrival numbers has reopened the debate about the yield from tourism. This has been an ongoing point of concern and we have heard the forceful explanations by Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture making clear that the hotel rates are pitched by the private sector and that this remains a matter of competition, not amongst hotels in Seychelles, but with hotels of the region. Read more...
A Seychelles delegation is taking part in South Asia's leading B2B Travel & Tourism Event – SATTE -- held from January 16-18 in New Delhi and will continue on January 21-22 in Mumbai.
SATTE, India's first and by far biggest tourism event, clearly recognises that India is proving to be one of the fastest growing markets for travel and [...]
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Seychelles and Australia opens the way for code-sharing between airlines linking the two countries to promote tourism and business.
The MoU was signed on Friday 18 January 2013 by the Minister for Home Affairs and Transport Joel Morgan and the Australian [...]
Seychelles has been seeing the number of visitors from the UAE grow in numbers. The islands have two Tourism Board offices in the region one sitting in the Seychelles Embassy in Abu Dhabi and their main office sitting in Dubai. This arrangement gives them a perfect working partnership with [...]
Following the recent discussions between Pascal Viroleau, the Head of the IRT (Ile Reunion Tourisme) and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, Seychelles tourism has this week welcomed Mr Didier Robert, the President of the Regional Council of La Reunion [...]
Hats off to the Seychelles tourism industry for having set another visitors’ arrival record last year despite the setbacks faced, mainly in terms of the continuing economic woes of the islands’ core markets and the cessation of Air Seychelles direct flights to and from Europe. [...]
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture is in Madrid leading a small delegation to the FITUR Tourism Trade Fair. He is being accompanied by Bernadette Willemin, Director for Europe for the Seychelles Tourism Board,
Monica Gonzalez Llinas, the Tourism Board's Marketing [...]
Seychelles Tourism Companies will stand behind the re-development of Mission Lodge Slave Ruins at Sans Soucis on Mahe as bid for UNESCO is prepared. The Seychelles Ministry of Culture and Tourism working with the Seychelles Heritage Foundation are now set to bring the Slave Ruins, [...]