Tourism week school public speaking competition

Tourism Week in Seychelles: Secondary school students explore sustainable developments in the tourism sector through public speaking competition

Secondary school students were given the opportunity to explore the topic of sustainable tourism in an inter-school public speaking competition that kicked off this year’s tourism week.

The activity was organised by the Tourism Department in collaboration with the Ministry for Education and Human Resource Development.

Tourism week is celebrated annually in Seychelles as an extension of the World Tourism Day, which falls on September 27. The theme chosen by UNWTO for this year’s World Tourism Day is Sustainable Tourism – A Tool for Development.

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Message minister

Tourism Minister's message on the occasion of World Tourism Day 2017

Today Wednesday September 27 is World Tourism Day and Seychelles joins the rest of the world to commemorate this day, which aims to raise awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.

Sustainable Tourism – A Tool for Development is the theme chosen by the UNWTO this year.

To mark the occasion, the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine has sent the below message:

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Seychelles represented at the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, China

Seychelles was represented at the 22nd General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Chengdu, the capital of China’s southwestern Sichuan province.

The September 11 to 16 gathering was held under the theme Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals – Journey to 2030.

The Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne led the Seychelles’ delegation. He was accompanied by the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Mrs. Anne Lafortune, Seychelles’ resident

Ambassador in China Vivianne Fock-Tave, and the Seychelles Tourism Board Director for China Jean-Luc Lai-Lam.

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Seychelles’ tourism industry representatives heading to Paris for the annual tourism fair, Top Resa

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, accompanied by the Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Mrs Sherin Francis, will be leading the Seychelles’ delegation to the IFTM Top Resa 2017 in Paris.

They will be joining STB’s Regional Director for Europe Bernadette Willemin and her team at the annual trade fair, which is also France's leading international business-to-business (B2B) tourism exhibition.

The 39th edition of the IFTM Top Resa will be held from September 26 to 29.

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UK producers describe Seychelles as the perfect ‘castaway’ paradise for brand new comedy series coming to E4

The wonderful backdrop and sceneries of Seychelles have convinced producers of an upcoming UK television series that the popular holiday destination is also a perfect filming location.

Kerry Waddel, the producer of High and Dry -- a new comedy series filmed entirely on location in the Seychelles -- said they are looking forward to returning to the island nation to film a second series of the sitcom.

Starring popular British comedian Marc Wootton, the series being produced by a UK-based company, Baby Cow Productions, unfolds with passengers surviving a plane crash on a deserted island.

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Official  launch of Tourism Week

The Seychelles Tourism Board unveils Tourism Week 2017 with a focus on sustainable tourism

Sustainable Tourism will be the main focus as Seychelles celebrates another Tourism Week. The 2017 Tourism Week will be celebrated from Tuesday 26th September to Tuesday 3rd October.

The Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Mrs Sherin Francis and the Tourism Department’s Director for Tourism Human Resource Development, Mr Gerard Port-Louis, unveiled the programme of activities on Monday. This was during a press conference held at the STB Headquarters at Botanical House, Mont Fleuri.

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