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Seychelles Tourism Board boosts ties with airline partners

Seychelles Tourism Board boosts ties with airline partners

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has held a series of meetings with its major airline partners recently, aimed at boosting ties and seeking more marketing support for the destination.The meetings took place at the world’s leading travel trade show, … March 22, 2017
Keeping Seychelles visible and relevant in South Africa

Keeping Seychelles visible and relevant in South Africa

The Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB) office in South Africa has recorded an increased interest in the meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) market in the last year, reason why it wants to aggressively pursue this growing segment. The … March 22, 2017
Bold new Herald Square travel ad campaign impresses passersby with stunning visuals

Bold new Herald Square travel ad campaign impresses passersby with stunning visuals

Luxury travel brand Travel Hub 365 has launched a new ad campaign in Herald Square, NYC, placing a gorgeous, interactive ad on a digital billboard on the side of Macy’s on 34th street. A Bold Ad Campaign Appeals to Stressed Professionals The ad, … March 21, 2017
Tourism supports 1 in 10 jobs, outpacing global economy for 6th consecutive year, WTTC

Tourism supports 1 in 10 jobs, outpacing global economy for 6th consecutive year, WTTC

Travel & Tourism generated 1 in 10 of the world’s jobs in 2016 as the sector grew by 3.3%, outpacing the global economy for the sixth year in a row, reads a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC’s Economic Impact Report … March 20, 2017
UNWTO Secretary-General welcomes Japan’s support for tourism when meeting with Prime Minister Abe

UNWTO Secretary-General welcomes Japan’s support for tourism when meeting with Prime Minister Abe

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, applauded Japan’s commitment to tourism development as one of the significant pillars of the socio-economic agenda during a recent official visit to Japan. Meeting Prime Minister … March 20, 2017
Seychelles La Digue Island Lodge donates defibrillator to hospital

Seychelles La Digue Island Lodge donates defibrillator to hospital

La Digue Island Lodge has made a donation of a defibrillator apparatus to the Logan Hospital in a recent ceremony this week. Two sets of the equipment have been purchased, and one is being kept at the hotel in case of emergency.The defibrillator (RESCUE … March 17, 2017
Seychelles President Faure congratulates Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte following election win

Seychelles President Faure congratulates Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte following election win

Seychelles President Danny Faure has sent a congratulatory message to Mr. Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, on behalf of the government and people of the Republic of Seychelles following the victory of the People's Party for … March 17, 2017
Seychelles Tourism Board’s budget for 2017 approved

Seychelles Tourism Board’s budget for 2017 approved

The National Assembly has approved the Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB) proposed budget for 2017 amounting to the sum of R147.3m. This was during the National Assembly’s sitting this morning, after the leader of government business Charles de Commarmond … March 16, 2017
Statement: UNWTO Secretary-General candidates

Statement: UNWTO Secretary-General candidates

The Secretariat of the World Tourism Organization referring to decision CE/DEC/15(CIV) of the Executive Council at its 104th session (Luxor, Egypt, 30 October – 1 November 2016), on the procedure for the election of the Secretary-General, informs in … March 16, 2017
Huawei supports the establishment of CARICOM Single ICT Space

Huawei supports the establishment of CARICOM Single ICT Space

“The establishment of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single ICT Space is a complex undertaking, which presents many challenges, but with political will and commitment to drive the process, it can be accomplished.” Stated Secretary General of the … March 15, 2017
Tourism Minister meets mentoring committee of Shannon College graduates

Tourism Minister meets mentoring committee of Shannon College graduates

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, has met members of the mentors committee, the body which supports the returning graduates from Shannon College. The mentors committee, which is chaired by the Principal … March 14, 2017
Governments need to lead the protection of children in tourism – UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection meets in Berlin

Governments need to lead the protection of children in tourism – UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection meets in Berlin

The 32nd meeting of the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection focused on the role of governments in advancing the fight against the exploitation of children in tourism (9 March 2017). “Child protection is the responsibility of all - communities, … March 10, 2017
Silk Road destinations committed to sustainable tourism

Silk Road destinations committed to sustainable tourism

The 7th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting held at ITB Berlin on 8 March 2017 focused on how to foster sustainable tourism development along the Silk Road. Held within the framework of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, … March 9, 2017
Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO & Arabian Travel Market Ministerial Forum 2017

Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO & Arabian Travel Market Ministerial Forum 2017

Visitors to the MENA region will total 195 million by 2030, growing at a rate higher than the world average, according to figures by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The rapid development of the sector will form part of the discussion at the … March 8, 2017
Penn State food lab launches Allinfoodz podcast featuring food narratives

Penn State food lab launches Allinfoodz podcast featuring food narratives

Food sustains life and is central in cultures around the world. Now, food is the focal point of a new podcast series developed by the Food Decisions Research Laboratory ( http://hhd.psu.edu/shm/Food-Decisions ) at Penn State and facilitators are seeking … March 7, 2017
Seychelles Tourism Board thanks French press for support

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 … March 6, 2017
UNWTO appoints King Simeon II ambassador of the International Year of  Sustainable Tourism for Development

UNWTO appoints King Simeon II ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Simeon II received from the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the certificate accrediting him as an ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, which is being observed globally throughout 2017. … March 3, 2017
Promoting Seychelles as the ideal honeymoon destination for Italians

Promoting Seychelles as the ideal honeymoon destination for Italians

The magical sunsets, azure seas, lush greenery, and the abundance of tranquility, together create the perfect setting for honeymooners. All these and more were showcased at the recent Travel in Love workshop held at the historic Palazzo delle Stelline, … March 3, 2017
Guangdong (China) and Seychelles discuss tourism partnership

Guangdong (China) and Seychelles discuss tourism partnership

A delegation from the Guangdong tourism industry was in Seychelles from February 26-28. Led by the Vice-Director General of Tourism Administration of Guangdong Province, Zhang Zhenlin, the delegation consisted of the governors from the Tourism Administration … March 1, 2017
Future international standard on accessible tourism for all

Future international standard on accessible tourism for all

From the initiative of the ONCE Foundation, the Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the first working meeting for the development of an International Standard on Accessible Tourism for All was held … March 1, 2017
Seychelles records 33 percent increase in visitor arrivals last month

Seychelles records 33 percent increase in visitor arrivals last month

A total of 24,920 visitors arrived in Seychelles in January, showing an increase of 33% compared to the same period last year which was at 18,760.According to the statistical bulletin released at the end of last month, by the National Bureau of Statistics, … February 15, 2017
Portugal commits to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for  Development 2017

Portugal commits to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Portugal has committed to partnering with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The commitment was presented to UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai, during his recent official visit to Portugal. Among the initiatives to celebrate … February 15, 2017
ETOA: No increase to city access costs in Florence

ETOA: No increase to city access costs in Florence

The TAR - regional administrative tribunal - has annulled a decision by the city of Florence to raise the ZTL tariffs charged on coach operators on the basis that no consultation with relevant stakeholders took place prior to the decision. The resolution … February 15, 2017
Guam to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of SMS Cormoran Scuttling

Guam to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of SMS Cormoran Scuttling

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II. The peace memorial event will include a series of educational, promotional, and diving opportunities to expose the … February 10, 2017
Seychelles at the Emirates Arsenal Football Club

Seychelles at the Emirates Arsenal Football Club

Over 60,000 spectators watching matches these past few weeks at the Emirates Stadium, the North London home of Arsenal Football Club will have seen a new supporters’ banner at the grounds put up since last month.The Club permits its supporters who call … February 10, 2017
Seychelles Tourism department meets commission agents to discuss new procedures and Code of Conduct

Seychelles Tourism department meets commission agents to discuss new procedures and Code of Conduct

As part of its effort to ensure that visitors receive the best possible service from operators and following a series of discussions with the different partners, the Seychelles Tourism department held a meeting with commission agents earlier this week. The … February 9, 2017
Vice President Meriton and Minister Loustau-Lalanne meet tourism business operators on Praslin

Vice President Meriton and Minister Loustau-Lalanne meet tourism business operators on Praslin

Seychelles Vice President Vincent Meriton chaired a meeting with various tourism business owners on Praslin last Friday. This meeting was a follow-up to the first multi-sectoral meeting held on Mahe where business owners were given the opportunity to … February 8, 2017
Global travel bodies welcome International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Global travel bodies welcome International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

The Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which brings together the major global travel associations and organisations, welcomes the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 as an opportunity to underline the immense socio-economic … February 8, 2017
Working Group progresses on the Convention on the Protection of  Tourists

Working Group progresses on the Convention on the Protection of Tourists

The continuous growth of the tourism sector and its current trends and challenges, including those related to safety and security and the expansion of new businesses models, require an adaptation of the global legal framework. In this regard, the World … February 8, 2017
New Seychelles Tourism Minister visits tourism establishments on Praslin

New Seychelles Tourism Minister visits tourism establishments on Praslin

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne made his first visit to a number of tourism establishments on Praslin last Friday. Minister Loustau-Lalanne who was attending a meeting chaired by Vice-President … February 8, 2017




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