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Italian travel trade representatives highlight challenges and opportunities in round table talks with Seychelles Tourism Board CEO

The Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Sherin Francis has had a first-hand experience hearing of the challenges faced by Italian tour operators, hoteliers and travel agents, when selling the island destination, as well as opportunities they believe exist for Seychelles to further grow the market.

Mrs Francis had discussions with Italian trade partners in the cities of Rome and Milan on October 5 and 6, 2017. She was accompanied at the meetings by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Director in Italy Monette Rose. STB adopted the

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Suspected cases from Seychelles test negative for plague, tourism board CEO reiterates that the country remains a safe destination

All samples from patients suspected to be ill with the pneumonic plague in Seychelles have been tested at a partner laboratory of the World Health Organisation in Paris and they are all negative, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Wednesday.

Ten samples – including several suspected cases and one probable case -- had been sent to the Institute Pasteur in France for confirmatory tests.

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Highlights of STB Dubai GCC Roadshow

More trade partners join the 2017 GCC roadshow further positioning Seychelles in the Middle East

Further improving knowledge of the Seychelles’ products in the Middle East region, allowing the trade to strengthen relations with existing partners, as well as discover new products and partners -- such was the outcome of the 2017 Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) roadshow, organised by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB).

Spearheaded by the STB Dubai office, the roadshow held from October 8 to 11, targeted the United Arab Emirates’ cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as two other Gulf countries -- Bahrain and Kuwait.

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Hotels rooms of abandoned hotels and stalled projects to be reallocated says Seychelles Tourism Minister

Hotels rooms of abandoned hotels and stalled projects to be reallocated, says Seychelles’ Tourism Minister

The Tourism Ministry will be reallocating some 800 rooms belonging to old, abandoned hotels in Seychelles but currently counted as part of the existing hotel room quota.

Another 1,300 rooms could also become available for reallocation should developers of eight already approved projects decide not to go ahead with the hotel developments. The eight projects are among 18 hotel developments not included in a moratorium on large hotel projects in excess of 25 rooms.

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OPENING OF FIRE AND ICE LOUNGE AND BAR

New Fire and Ice - Bar & Lounge adds to the Seychelles’ nightlife experience

The Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Sherin Francis, has described the opening of the new Fire and Ice - Bar & Lounge at Eden Island, as an added choice of entertainment venue for the new generation of travellers.

Replacing the former Carambole, Fire & Ice is owned by Marsha Parcou and partner Kirschlee Naidoo, also the owners of the popular Chatterbox Café located at Eden Island.

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Seychelles attends the 54th TTG Incontri fair; targets increased visibility and further growing the Italian market

Seychelles participated in the 2017 TTG Incontri, which is considered to be Italy’s main international trade fair dedicated to tourism.

The 54th Edition of TTG Incontri was held in Rimini -- a popular Italian seaside holiday destination -- from October 12 to 14, 2017.

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