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Seychelles Tourism Board thanks French press for support


The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has thanked the French press for their valued support given to the destination over the years, which has contributed towards the increase of arrival figures from this European market. The director for Europe Bernadette Willemin echoed these words of thanks to representatives of the French press during a press conference held at the Hotel Hilton ...

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Lazans Servis Tenny Dife i lans son nouvo Plan Stratezik


Lazans Servis Tenny Dife ek Sovtaz (SFRSA) in lans son Plan Stratezik pour sa de prosen lannen. Plan Stratezik SFRSA pour lannen 2017 a 2019 ti lanse dan en seremoni kot batiman Espace Vandredi apremidi. Pandan seremoni, bann partner dan lalit kont dife ti resevwar en kopi sa plan. Bann ki ti prezan ti enkli reprezantan Minister Zafer Entern, Lapolis, ...

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Experts finalise work to set up police DNA forensic lab


Two forensic experts from Cellmark Forensic Services in the United Kingdom are in the country to assist the Seychelles Police in setting up a state-of-the-art DNA forensic laboratory. The two engineers – Christopher Ford, operations development manager and Darran Bowden, project engineer of Cellmarks Forensic Services – on Friday met the Minister for Home Affairs, Mitcy Larue; Commissioner of Police, ...

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UK magazine interviews Seychelles’ candidate for SG of UNWTO


‘The successful UNMWTO secretary general will need to respect everyone and every country’ The following is an interview by the FIRST Magazine of the UK with Alain St Ange, the Seychelles candidate for Secretary General of the UNWTO. Why did you decide to run to be the next WTO Secretary General?  Tourism has been my life. It has been my only ...

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President Faure on first working visit in Dubai

President danny faure Dubai 2017

President Danny Faure was received by his Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, during his first working visit to Dubai. Their discussions centered on trade and commerce between Dubai and Seychelles as well as the threat of piracy which resulted in the Indian Ocean becoming a ...

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Passage of Russian navy ship proof of amicable relations


Ambassador Vladimir Belous has said the passage of the Russian navy ship ‘Severomorsk’ is another proof of amicable relations between his country and Seychelles. He has stressed that the friendship exists not only in the military sphere, but extends to every aspect of the two countries’ dialogue. The anti-submarine destroyer spent five days in Port Victoria this week, as part ...

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Minister reveals list of large hotel projects not concerned by moratorium


As promised by President Danny Faure in his State-of-the-Nation Address on February 14, the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Maurice Loustau-Lalanne has revealed the list of projects not concerned by the moratorium imposed on the construction of large hotels. The moratorium was announced by former president James Michel on June 29, 2015 for projects not yet approved ...

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STB attends Magna Grecia Roadshow

Magna Grecia Roadshow

In its drive to keep Seychelles relevant on the Italian market, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) took part in the Magna Grecia Roadshow, held in southern Italy in the cities of Lecce, Matera, Cosenza and Salerno. Seychelles was represented by regional manager Monette Rose. The Italian representative of the Seychelles European Reservations Eric Zanconato was also present. They shared their ...

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‘Diplomatic effort should be stepped up to mobilise support in the fight against drugs’


“The fight against drugs is a national priority and just like we mobilised regional and international help and support in the fight against piracy the same effort can be put in rallying for help and support from different countries and organisations   to help us combat the scourge,” Ambassador Claude  Morel, the Foreign Secretary responsible for the Department of Foreign Affairs ...

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Seychelles delegation head to Germany for annual ITB tourism trade fair


The Seychelles tourism industry will once again be present with a 40-members delegation at the upcoming ITB Berlin tourism trade fair to be held from March 8-12. The delegation will be headed by the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Maurice Loustau-Lalanne. A team from the Seychelles Tourism Board – chief executive Sherin Francis, director for Europe Bernadette ...

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