Presentation of SSTL certificate and Launching of Tourism website

Tourism Department unveils new website and presents Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label certificates to mark Tourism Week

The Tourism Department has launched its official website allowing the general public and trade partners to have easier access to information on the department’s role, as well as the different services it offers.

The Tourism Department falls within the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine. It’s new website -- www.tourism.gov.sc – provides details of the different sections within the department, statistics, products maintained by the tourism department, news, among other information.

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Eventful three days for Seychelles’ delegation led by the Tourism Minister at IFTM Top Resa 2017

Interest in Seychelles as a holiday destination lives on among the French travel trade and this was highlighted by the enthusiasm displayed by French travel agents and press who kept the island destination’s stand busy during the first three days of the IFTM Top Resa tourism fair.

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne and the Seychelles Ambassador in France, Sylvestre Radegonde were present at the Seychelles stand for the opening of the annual tourism trade fair.

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The Seychelles Tourism Board strengthens its position in Southwest China and expands its partnership with Ethiopian Airlines

After recent summer chartered flights between Chengdu and Seychelles created immense visibility in southwestern China and with the long Chinese National Holiday approaching, the Seychelles Tourism Board is strengthening its focus on Chengdu -- and this in partnership with Ethiopian Airlines.

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Tourism week -Special welcome at the airport

Seychelles welcome first of three scheduled charter flights from Tianjin, China and treat visitors to a special welcome on World Tourism Day

Visitors who landed at the Seychelles’ international airport on Wednesday September 27, 2017 were treated to an extra special welcome as it was World Tourism Day.

The visitors were offered a variety of gift items, all depicting some aspects of the Seychelles islands, from the hands of the Seychelles Tourism Board’s information officers, as soon they walked into the arrival lounge. A local cultural troupe was also present performing traditional dances of the island nation.

A total of 10 flights landed at the Seychelles’ international airport yesterday and guests from each of those flights were greeted with the same ambiance.

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Seychelles attends 3rd International Islands Tourism Conference in China

The Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, led the Seychelles delegation to the 3rd International Islands Tourism Conference, in Zhoushan, in China’s Zhejiang Province. The conference was held from September 21 to 23, 2017

The second secretary at the Seychelles embassy in Beijing, Alex Henderson, Seychelles Tourism Board’s marketing executive, Mavreen Pouponneau, and Seychelles Tourism Board’s senior marketing based in Shanghai, Sam Yu, were also part of the delegation.

The conference was held under the theme ‘Island Vision: New Silk Road, New Opportunity, New Journey.’ In line with the theme, the gathering also focused on utilizing the One Belt One Road Initiative as a platform to boost tourism development and connectivity between countries.

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Seychelles to welcome Air France back in 2018

Air France has announced that it will be operating scheduled flights to Seychelles from the Paris Charles Gaulle airport as from May 5, 2018, using its new sister airline ‘Joon.’

The new airline, which is targeting a younger clientele, was formally launched on Monday September 25, 2017, when details of the flight schedules were revealed to the press in Paris. It was announced that Joon will operate thrice-weekly flights to Seychelles, exclusively on behalf of Air France, using its Airbus A340-600, to be replaced by an A350-900 by 2019.

Seychelles is among two long-haul destinations which the new subsidiary airline will be flying to as from summer 2018. Joon will also fly twice-weekly to Fortaleza, Brazil as from May 4, 2018.

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