Seychelles Tourism Board CEO Sherin Francis discusss tourism growth

Environment is a cornerstone of the tourism industry’, Seychelles Tourism Board CEO tells Sky News

The Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Sherin Francis, was interviewed by several high profile media organisations while attending the World Travel Market (WTM) in London. The 2017 WTM was held from November 6 to 8.

Seychelles’ consistent tourism growth was one of the main focus during the interviews with TTG, Globetrotter TV, FIRST Magazine, fDi Magazine, Sky News and Euronews.

Mrs Francis spoke about the current trend when it comes to arrivals figures, where Seychelles is riding on an 18 percent year-on-year increase in visitors. She also mentioned new air connectivity, including the upcoming direct service from

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Seychelles tourism minister hears the concerns of tourism stakeholders

Seychelles’ tourism minister hears the concerns of tourism stakeholders on Praslin, pledges immediate actions to tackle crimes against visitors

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne attended a meeting that brought together hoteliers and other tourism business owners on Praslin.

The meeting, aimed at tackling criminal acts against visitors on the island, was held at the Paradise Sun Hotel at Cote D’Or, on Friday November 10, 2017.

It was also attended by the Commissioner of Police, Kishnan Labonte and other senior police officers.

The meeting was requested a month ago by the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA), following an increase in thefts and acts of violence against tourists, including a recent attack on an Austrian couple.

All stakeholders present expressed concern vis-à-vis the situation considering the negative impact such incidents can have on the tourism industry, which is the pillar of the Seychelles economy.

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Photo Montages  - First group of travel professionals from Reunion Island

A first group of travel professionals from Reunion Island become certified Seychelles SMART agents

Four travel agents from Reunion Island are now certified ‘Seychelles SMART’ agents and better equipped to sell the destination.

Audrey Mallet, Magalie Elly, Sophie Richand, and Cindy Agathe have become the first travel agents from Reunion to obtain the Seychelles SMART certification.

They received their certificates from the hands of the Seychelles Tourism Board’s Deputy Chief Executive, Jenifer Sinon, on Saturday November 11, 2017. This was in a short ceremony at the AVANI Seychelles hotel, culminating their seven-

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PHOTO MONTAGE FROM THE ITALY ROADSHOW

Seychelles Tourism Board targets northern cities with second dedicated roadshow in Italy

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) conducted the second edition of its dedicated roadshow in Italy from October 16 to 19, 2017, targeting travel agents from the northern part of the country.

Starting off in the port city of Ancona, the roadshow moved to Bologna, Verona -- famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ before ending in Turin, recording an excellent turnout in all four cities.

STB’s Director in Italy, Monette Rose led the Seychelles delegation comprising of representatives of Emirates Airline, Hotel L’Archipel, Hilton Seychelles, Carana Beach Hotel, Denis Island, Indian Ocean Lodge and H Resort Beau Vallon

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The Seychelles Tourism board signs two-year marketing agreement

The Seychelles Tourism board signs two-year marketing agreement with British Airways

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has signed an agreement with British Airways, which is preparing to launch direct flights to Seychelles in March next year.

The two-year agreement establishes the framework to market and promote Seychelles as a destination and support British Airways’ non-stop, twice-weekly flights to the destination.

The signing took place on Monday November 6, 2017, on the sideline of the World Travel Market (WTM) in London.

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Photo Montage of the Italy and Swiss Fair

Island hopping in Seychelles gathers interest as STB attends the Swiss International Holiday Exhibition in Lugano

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) raised the island destination’s profile at the 15th edition of ‘Salone Internazionale Svizzero di Lugano.’ The annual event is held in Lugano city in southern Switzerland’s Italian-speaking Ticino region.

Also known as the ‘Swiss International Holiday Exhibition,’ the three-day event is one of the biggest tourism fairs in Switzerland.

The Seychelles’ delegation at this year’s edition held from October 27 to 29, was led by STB’s Director in Italy, Monette Rose.

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