Tourism ministry moves to tackle illegal holiday rentals in Sey

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, announced the decision on Monday, during a Press Conference held at his ministry’s headquarters, at Botanical House, Mont Fleuri.

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Photo montage - STB office in Frankfurt ends 2017 with participation in TC Leipzig

The Seychelles Tourism Board office in Frankfurt ends 2017 with participation in TC Leipzig -- its fifth major trade and consumer fair partnership in four years

As visitor numbers from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to Seychelles look set to chalk a new record in 2017, the Seychelles Tourism Board office in Frankfurt, concluded the year with a highly successful participation in the ‘Touristik & Caravaning’ (TC) fair.

Seychelles was the official partner country at the TC fair held in Leipzig, a key city in the central German state of Saxony. The event took place from November 22 to 26, 2017.

The ‘Touristik & Caravaning’ (TC) fair is the largest tourism and holiday consumer show in central Germany, and a key tourism fair for the German states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, and Brandenburg, as well as the neighboring

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Chinese Seminar

Seychelles Tourism Board hosts seminar for greater understanding and strengthening of the Chinese market

The Seychelles Tourism Board organised a seminar for a group of top selling agents from China, with the participation of local trade partners -- mainly travel agents and tour operators.

The seminar, initiated by the Seychelles Tourism Board Office in China, with the support of Ethiopian Airlines, was held at the Eden Bleu hotel on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

The one-day session saw the participation of 15 Chinese agents from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, and Taiwan.

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Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles to start new series of charter flights to Chengdu on December 26

Air Seychelles has announced that it will be starting a new series of weekly charter flights between China and Seychelles in December, 2017.

The national airline will operate 13 return flights between the city of Chengdu in Southwest China and the Seychelles’ main island Mahé, from December 26, 2017 to March 20, 2018.

Chengdu -- the capital of China’s Sichuan province -- with a population of over 14 million people, is one of the main emerging outbound tourism cities.

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Photo montage- Day 1 of Del Place French Cheese and Wine festival

Three nights in Paris! Del Place restaurant dedicated to bring the world of French cheese to Seychelles

French cheese, French bread, French wine, French music, French ‘can can’ show -- these are what guests were invited to discover at Del Place restaurant at Port Glaud, which is holding on to its tradition of organizing a cheese and wine festival during the month of November.

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The Seychelles Delegation at IBTM World

Seychelles Tourism Board & trade partners promote MICE tourism at the 30th IBTM World in Barcelona

Seychelles has once again taken the opportunity to showcase its potential as an island destination that has more to offer other than sun, sea and sand.

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) took part in the 2017 IBTM World – a trade fair dedicated to meetings, events and incentives industry decision makers.

The 30th edition of the annual event was held in Barcelona, the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region from November 28 to 30.

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