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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
The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) which is an initiative of the Government of Seychelles and is being implemented by its Ministry responsible for tourism has obtained Recognition Status with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). … February 2, 2017
UNWTO statement on US travel ban

UNWTO statement on US travel ban

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Specialized Agency for Tourism, expresses its deep concern and strong condemnation over the recently announced travel ban by the United States of America (USA) to nationals of seven countries … January 31, 2017
Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles Etihad Airways Partner Airline, present an exciting stand at the Bride Abu Dhabi Show ­ from 25th to 28th January 2017

Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles Etihad Airways Partner Airline, present an exciting stand at the Bride Abu Dhabi Show ­ from 25th to 28th January 2017

This year, Bride Abu Dhabi celebrated its 20th anniversary, and Seychelles Tourism Board Abu Dhabi was honoured to participate in its twenty years of existence by, not only having a prominent stand at the entrance of the event, but also being one of the … January 30, 2017
Seychelles Tourism Board at the New York Times Travel Show (NYTTS) 2017 edition

Seychelles Tourism Board at the New York Times Travel Show (NYTTS) 2017 edition

The Seychelles Tourism Board exhibited at the New York Times Travel Show 2017 edition, which took place in the city of New York, USA, from Friday the 27th to Sunday the 29th January, as the exotic island destination continue to look towards the USA for … January 30, 2017
Seychelles at Vakantiebeurs 2017, Utrecht Netherlands

Seychelles at Vakantiebeurs 2017, Utrecht Netherlands

The Seychelles Tourism Board participated in the Vakantiebeurs fair that took place in Utrecht, Netherlands from the 10th – 15th January 2017. The first day of the Vakantiebeurs is dedicated to the professionals and the other 5 days is open to the … January 27, 2017
The Seychelles Tourism Board hosted their appreciation dinners for the Italian market to celebrate the successful closing of 2016

The Seychelles Tourism Board hosted their appreciation dinners for the Italian market to celebrate the successful closing of 2016

The Seychelles Tourism Board’s office in Italy organized two appreciation dinners in Rome and Milan to celebrate the positive outcome of the tourism arrivals in 2016 and to thank the Italian trade for the continuous support in promoting and selling … January 21, 2017
Seychelles Tourism Board office in London starts 2017 with Telegraph Show

Seychelles Tourism Board office in London starts 2017 with Telegraph Show

The Seychelles Tourism Board UK began the new year with its presence at the Telegraph Show held at the London Excel held from January 13-15, 2017. Ms. Tinaz Wadia, Manager, and Ms. Eloise Vidot, Marketing Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board in London, … January 21, 2017
Another performing year for the Seychelles Tourism industry

Another performing year for the Seychelles Tourism industry

The Seychelles has closed the year with 303,177 visitors landing on its shores, a 10 % increase over figures for the year 2015. The Seychelles Tourism Board witnessed growth on all of its major markets with the biggest increase being the UAE which now … January 20, 2017
Air Seychelles and the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) meet with trade and travel representatives in Durban

Air Seychelles and the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) meet with trade and travel representatives in Durban

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, jointly with the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) office in South Africa today hosted a total of 114 travel trade representatives and key members of the media at the Oyster Box hotel in … January 20, 2017
UNWTO Awards recognize the commitment of the tourism sector to  sustainable approaches

UNWTO Awards recognize the commitment of the tourism sector to sustainable approaches

Guanajuato’s State Ministry of Tourism (Mexico), Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (Belgium), Govardhan Ecovillage (India) and Dutch Travel Trade Association (Netherlands) were the winners of 13th Edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation … January 19, 2017
UNWTO and Japan International Cooperation Agency partner to promote  sustainable tourism

UNWTO and Japan International Cooperation Agency partner to promote sustainable tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation aimed at providing a framework for joint action in the area of sustainable tourism. The agreement, undersigned by … January 17, 2017
Maximising tourism’s contribution to sustainable development, WTTC Declaration

Maximising tourism’s contribution to sustainable development, WTTC Declaration

Today, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launched its “Declaration for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” expressing the organisation’s full commitment to the priorities of the year and setting out its vision … January 17, 2017
Sustained growth in international tourism despite challenges

Sustained growth in international tourism despite challenges

Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some 46 million more tourists (overnight … January 17, 2017
Appointment of committee to consider actions to honor the late President James Mancham of Seychelles

Appointment of committee to consider actions to honor the late President James Mancham of Seychelles

Seychelles President Danny Faure has appointed a committee to recommend to him actions that could be taken nationally to honor the memory of the late Former President James Mancham, and in particular to promote national unity and reconciliation, of which … January 13, 2017
Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles confirms his presence in Madrid for FITUR next week where he will be lodging his documents for the coming elections for the position of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization

Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles confirms his presence in Madrid for FITUR next week where he will be lodging his documents for the coming elections for the position of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization

Alain St.Ange has confirmed he is a World Tourism Organisation Secretary General Candidate. The Former Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine was born on 24 October 1954 on the island of La Digue where he spent much of his youth … January 13, 2017
Interview opportunity with UNWTO Secretary-General candidate Alain St.Ange

Interview opportunity with UNWTO Secretary-General candidate Alain St.Ange

The former Minister of Seychelles will be announcing his formal candidacy to become the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization at FITUR in Madrid. The tourism dignitary will also be announcing his plans if elected as Dr. Taleb Rifai’s … January 6, 2017
International luxury travel: loop secures market shares in Germany

International luxury travel: loop secures market shares in Germany

The 5-star hotel Cap Rocat on Majorca, luxury hotel group Lošinj Hotels & Villas in Croatia, Puente Beach Resort & Spa in Spain and the IST Travel Group are already looking forward to this date: from the March 26 to 29, 2017 the unique luxury … January 6, 2017
The new giant in the travel and tourism industry is called ICTP

The new giant in the travel and tourism industry is called ICTP

The International Coalition of Tourism Partners, known as ICTP, has 610 members as of December 31, 2016. The organization is quietly growing to become a new powerhouse in the global travel and tourism industry. Among them are national and regional … January 6, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago named one of the top travel destinations for 2017

Trinidad and Tobago named one of the top travel destinations for 2017

Vogue Magazine has named Trinidad and Tobago one of the 10 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2017. The US-based international fashion and lifestyle magazine published the article written by Jen Murphy on its website on December 30th 2016. The article lauded … January 6, 2017
Formal launch of the candidature of Dr. Walter Mzembi, Minister of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry of the Republic of Zimbabwe, for the post of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization

Formal launch of the candidature of Dr. Walter Mzembi, Minister of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry of the Republic of Zimbabwe, for the post of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization

The African Union-endorsed candidate for the post of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Dr. Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry, and the current Chairperson of the UNWTO … January 5, 2017




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