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Saint Ange Tourism Report #7

Reactions from my Fifth Tourism Report revealed a marked interest across the board concerning the exorbitant costs of building material on Praslin and La Digue Islands. Government fees and levies on barges and cargo boats are crippling the tourism industry ...

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Saint Ange Tourism Report #6: In Memory of Louis D’Offay

Louis D’Offay, the well-known and highly respected hotelier from the Seychelles island of Praslin, died on the 18th July 2017 leaving the industry he led for many years in shock and dismay. Louis, the much-loved tourism personality, was a father and ...

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Saint Ange Tourism Report #5

Among the varied suggestions arising my last Report is the proposal for a Tourism Conference, an idea that I have been toying with ever since. The discussion in last week’s Report regarding the proposed ring-road from Anse Lazio to Mont ...

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Hotel Valuation Index: Africa

The third edition of the HVS/STR African Hotel Valuation Index offers critical information on 21 African hotel markets and the countries, including hotel value changes and projections through 2016 and intelligence on market dynamics. Numerous factors influence the value of ...

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Saint Ange Tourism Report #4

My 3rd Tourism Report prompted much feedback from loyal readers. One key point that was raised by many readers was the general and pervasive loss of respect for one another in the Seychelles. This was highlighted by stories of the ...

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Saint Ange Tourism Report #3

Welcome to Edition 3 of the Saint Ange Tourism Report from Seychelles. By Alain St.Ange. Many thanks for all the feedback and good wishes. To the tourism trade and your staff members in Seychelles, I can only reinforce that we are ...

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UNWTO Candidate St.Ange on Labour Day 2017

Monday 01 May 2017 – International Labour Day is Workers Day and the Global Tourism Industry is proud to be associated with such a worthy event.  These were the words echoed by Alain St.Ange, one of the six candidates vying for the ...

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The Race for UNWTO Secretary-General

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) announced the names of seven candidates who will be competing in the race for the top tourism industry post of Secretary-General to replace Taleb Rifai when his term ends in December this year. ...

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Seychelles-Kenya Talks to Boost Aviation and Tourism

Thu, 06 April 2017 – Seychelles and Kenya have made great strides in further consolidating bilateral relations during President Danny Faure’s State Visit to Kenya. Some of the key agreements made by the two Heads of State have already transpired into concrete actions following bilateral talks on Monday. ...

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IGLTA Issues Statement on UNWTO SG

John Tanzella, the President/CEO of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (ILGTA), has issued a statement to remind the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) member countries of the importance of this niche tourism sector ahead of the upcoming UNWTO Secretary-General ...

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Kenya Represented on WTFL Advisory Board

Since launching in 2009, the World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) has been professionally supported by an international Advisory Board. Jacinta Nzioka of the Kenya Tourism Board has become the Advisory Board’s newest member. WTFL said that after a detailed talent search ...

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PMAESA Endorses Alain St.Ange for UNWTO Top Post

The Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA), based in Mombassa, Kenya, has pledged its support of Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Candidate for the post of Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Ports are an ...

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Camaraderie in Race for UNWTO Top Post

A wonderful demonstration of ethics and values was evident at the launch of the campaign hosted by the Brazilian Ambassador in Spain for the upcoming elections for the post of Secretary-General for the UNWTO by Marcio Favilla at the Brazil ...

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Seychelles Candidate for UNWTO Secretary General heads for Madrid

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Candidate for the position of Secretary-General of the UNWTO, left the Seychelles on Monday afternoon via Ethiopian Airlines and arrived in Madrid last night, ready to present his official documents and formalise his candidature this week. As he ...

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Seychelles Minister of Tourism Resigns

News broke earlier today that Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles had presented his letter of resignation to President Danny Faure, President of the Republic of Seychelles. According to the Seychelles News Agency, a statement from the president’s office on ...

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Seychelles Debates 2017 Tourism Marketing Strategies

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) organised its end of year marketing meeting last week aimed at informing the representatives of the tourism trade on the various developments taking place on the key markets. The meeting is also known to be ...

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Seychelles Welcomes Qatar Airways Inaugural Flight

Qatar Airways landed in Seychelles on Monday 12 December on what was the start of their seven weekly flights to the mid-ocean islands. After the four hours flight from Doha in Qatar, the airline was given a warm welcome inclusive of ...

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Seychelles Message on World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day message from Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles – islands dependent on their tourism industry.   As the world marks Tourism Day it is important for us in Seychelles to say “Happy Tourism Day” to each and ...

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Seychelles Reflects on Sainthood of Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa, the nun whose work with the dying and destitute of Kolkata made her a global icon of Christian charity, was made a saint on Sunday 04 September 2016 – Read more at: www.seychellesnewsagency.com   The Republic of Seychelles ...

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Seychelles has Best Air Quality in the World

According to recent findings of the Environmental Performance Index, Seychelles has been found to possess the best quality of air on the planet, scoring a massive 98.24% overall out of 100. Seychelles topped the list of a total of 180 ...

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‘My Seychelles Experience’ Video Competition Heats Up

Four finalists have been selected in the ‘My Seychelles Experience’ International Video Competition, which was launched globally by the Seychelles Tourism Board on 29th July 2015 and ended on 29th January 2016, for a chance to win an all-inclusive VIP ...

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Seychelles Carnival 2016 – April 22-24

The Seychelles Tourism Board has confirmed the dates of the 2016 edition of the island’s Carnaval International de Victoria, the event set to continue to bring together the different cultures and people from around the world to one place. Dubbed ...

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Seychelles Tourism On Global Islands Partnership

Minister of Tourism & Culture of Seychelles, Alain St.Ange had the honour last week to be appointed as Senior Advisor of Small Islands Eco-Marine Tourism Development for Nias Islands of Indonesia in the Indian Ocean. The partnership has been initiated ...

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Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange Acknowledges Awards

“The 2015 Tourism Eminent Achiever Award in Africa is a sign of appreciation for one’s work”, said Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture. Minister Alain St.Ange added another prestigious accolade to his already impressive collection, ...

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Seychelles Renews Links with Notting Hill Carnival

Representatives of UK’s Notting Hills Carnival Roadshow and Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria met in London to discuss their future cooperation. Claire Holder of the UK’s Notting Hill Carnival and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and ...

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A good tourism industry is good for Seychelles

“A good tourism industry is good for Seychelles and each citizen should bear this in mind”. The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange echoed these words during an interview he gave on the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation’s popular News ...

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Seychelles Tourism Board brings trade on SA road show

Main image: Seychelles travel trade participants from the 2014 South African road show. The Seychelles Tourism Board and 15 trade partners will be heading to South Africa next week to market the destination and generate business for the destination’s product ...

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Seychelles Biggest Event a Success

For decades the Seychelles has seen activities and events being organized but never before has one event captured the imagination of the people of Seychelles and earned their support. The launch of the Carnaval International de Victoria five years ago ...

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World Travel Awards in Seychelles

Mr Graham E. Cooke, the President of the World Travel Group, the organisers of the World Travel Awards has confirmed during the ITB Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin that he would be staging the 2015 Awards in the sought after ...

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South Africa & Seychelles Cooperate

Tourism Ministers Derek Hanekom of South Africa and Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles met in Berlin as they led their country’s delegations to ITB. The two tourism ministers had met recently in Johannesburg and this Berlin meeting was an ideal ...

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Southern Africa: Island hopping at its best

The Southern Africa region consists of 15 countries, including Madagascar; Mauritius, Seychelles and Tanzania – perfect island hopping destinations. By Kwakye Donkor. The Southern Africa region consists of 15 countries, namely, Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, ...

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Praslin Culinary & Arts Fiesta – Seychelles

A team from the Seychelles Tourism Academy working on the Praslin Culinary and Arts Fiesta, was on the island at the end of last week to update their Praslin partners and hoteliers on the latest developments and what remains to ...

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Art in the Seychelles

The Seychelles is renown as a ‘melting pot of cultures’ and the centre of ‘Creolity’, as Alan St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture puts it. But there’s also a rich tapestry of artistic creativity scattered about this Indian ...

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UK trade rates Seychelles in Top 10

The UK travel trade has rated Seychelles amongst the Top 10 destinations in the world for the best wedding and honeymoon experience for 2014. The results have been published in the Perfect Places magazine which comes out once a year ...

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Property Review – Kempinski Seychelles

If a 6-star grading exists for accommodation establishments in the Seychelles, that would be my rating for this superb resort. From the friendly and efficient attention of staff on check-in to the luxurious room amenities, wide ranging facilities and ample ...

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Durban to Seychelles Yacht Race Announced

The ‘EAST 3 ROUTE‘ Organisation of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, Swaziland, Mozambique and Seychelles met with business community leaders in the Seychelles, on the sidelines of the Carnival International de Victoria 2014 – duing which a Durban to Seychelles Yacht Race ...

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Seychelles Launches ‘Kiddies’ Carnival

The 2014 edition of the annual Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria is all set for its official opening on Friday the 25 April. This year the carnival is being jointly co-hosted by Seychelles, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte and South Africa KwaZulu ...

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Seychelles delegation ready for La Reunion island’s Festival “Liberté Métisse’’

Seychelles is marking its presence at the La Reunion island’s Festival Liberté Métisse (mixed freedom) with a twenty member delegation. Upon confirming its attendance at this year’s fourth edition of the Festival, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture officially announced the ...

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Seychelles Creolization Festival a resounding success

Tourism Tattler was invited by the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture, Alain St. Ange to attend the 2013 Festival Kreol, which took place in Victoria, Mahé from 25 to 31 October. Tattler journalist and photographer couple, Jeannie and Keith ...

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Seychelles born Marketing Specialist receives Australian recognition

The Ashdown-Ingram 2013 National Conference that was recently held in Melbourne brought together the Senior Directors of this Australia wide Company and all Senior Managers from the States of Australia. Ashdown-Ingram celebrated their REACH Gala Dinner with Repco Australia as ...

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SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea… all sails ahoy!

Everyone interested in the sea can finally go to Beau Vallon to the much awaited SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea, being held from Friday 22 November to 24 November at the Regatta site at Beau Vallon, Seychelles. Although ...

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Seychelles Festival Kreol to be launched with ‘Grande Case’ feel

The annual Festival Kreol is to be staged in Victoria, Seychelles from  25-41 October 2013 and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture have made known that they are planning the Festival Opening Ceremony in the centre of Victoria with a ‘Grand ...

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Destination Marketing: The Quest for Funds

Tourism marketing, be it in support of destinations, attractions, airlines, airports, hotels, resorts or events, has become a very expensive game. The ability to reach audiences, attract awareness, excite interest, and ultimately to convert into action – arrivals, bookings, bed-nights, ...

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Magic Circus coming to Seychelles

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture together with the support of dedicated partners have confirmed that they will be hosting the Magic Circus of Samoa, on 20 September 2013. The people of Seychelles will ...

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Elsia Grandcourt takes over as Director for Africa at UNWTO

Taleb Rifai, the Secretary General of the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) announced at the 20th General Assembly of the UNWTO that Elsia Grandcourt, the former CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board had been appointed as the new Director ...

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Seychelles elected on the Executive Council of the UNWTO

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture who was leading an important delegation to the 20th General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) did his country proud when the Seychelles candidature was successful ...

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