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The Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB’s) Chief Executive Officer had the opportunity to update potential Chinese travellers about Seychelles at a Press conference organized by the Beijing Tourism Expo (BITE) which took place from 20th to 22nd May 2016 where Seychelles also had a booth space to exhibit the destination. In a separate interview Ms Naiken were also able to make prime time on the Beijing TV evening news on the first night of the expo, Friday the 20th of May 2016. The Beijing Tourism Expo is a very popular Tourism and Travel Exhibition in Beijing and are attended by tourism…
The Victoria Market situated right in the centre of the Seychelles Capital has a new operator serving Creole Cuisine to the many visitors who visit the colourful market and to Seychellois when they at the market. The new restaurant is called "Le Restaurant du Marche". Georgette Pool, who already operates a successful eatery at ESPACE Building also in Victoria has taken over the first floor restaurant at the market together with her partner Peter Smith. To get to the restaurant one goes through an access where Arts and Craft Dealers man a series of souvenir shops filled with an array…
Africa must know Africa so as to bring more development and prosperity across the continent. Those powerful words were from the Minister of Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange as he officially launched this year’s FetAfrik, the celebrations marking Africa Day in the Seychelles. Held at the International Conference Centre of Seychelles, the launch of FetAfrik 2016 was spectacular and colourful with local artists, the African community in Seychelles and talented dancers and drummers coming all the way from Nigeria giving the audience a melting pot of African cultures. Present at the ceremony were the Designated Minister Vincent Meriton, the Minister…
During the course of his 5-day working visit to the U.S. island of Guam, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister of Tourism & Culture, met up with a Seychellois who has been living and working on the U.S. island of Guam for over 20 years. Mr. Jacques Bronze met with the minister and senior tourism consultant, Glynn Burridge, at the 2016 PATA Summit which was held at the Dusit Thani Resort and at which the minister was invited to deliver the keynote address and to participate in two panel discussions. Mr. Bronze is a Seychellois national still with family in Seychelles…
Africa Day in Seychelles is celebrated through the island's annual FetAfrik. Every year now the Department of Culture in Seychelles invites key personalities from Africa and entertainers to bring the diverse cultures of the mainland of Africa closer to the People of Seychelles. This year Professor Sayers from the Channel Islands was invited to conduct workshops on her "Spirit of Ubuntu". Her much appreciate speeches was discovered by Peter Sinon when he was the Seychelles High Commissioner of the Seychelles in South Africa. Also present at this year's FetAfrik are Professor Samba from Senegal who will be conduction a lecture…
The Seychelles name resonated across China and beyond on Wednesday the 19th May 2016 at 2 30 pm on Easy FM 91.5 Live Radio Roundtable Program when Sherin Naiken, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board obtained half an hour live on one of its very popular FM radio shows to have a heart to heart talk with hosts Ms HE Yang and Mr Ryan Price on the beautiful Seychelles Islands. The Interview was done at the China Radio international (CRI) station in Beijing and was aired in China and all of its 61 language stations throughout the world. The live…
During the course of his visit to the US island of Guam as a VIP invited guest at the 2016 PATA Summit being hosted on the island at the Dusit Thani resort, Alain St.Ange, Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture has once again appeared on a high level panel of prominent regional personalities debating the nature of tourism and the best way forward for island economies. Hosted by the Guam Visitors Bureau, the 2016 annual PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Organisation) summit is a 4-day programme consisting of the association's executive and advisory board meetings, annual general meeting and PATA Youth…
The Seychelles delegation headed by Sherin Naiken, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board attended the first world Conference on Tourism Development in the Peoples Great Hall of China, Beijing on Thursday the 20th May 2016. The event which was jointly organised by the China National Tourism Administration and the UNWTO was attended from the Seychelles side by Vivianne Fock Tave, the Seychelles Ambassador to the Peoples Republic of China, Jean luc Lai Lam, Seychelles Tourism Board Manager for China, Stephanie Lablache and Lee Huan Huan both Seychelles Tourism Board Senior Marketing Executives based in Seychelles and Beijing respectively. Important guests…
Tourism Ministers alongside professionals from the Industry from Asia and the Pacific Region have for the last couple of days been meeting through their PATA Organisation in the U.S. Island of Guam. It was Mario Hardy, the Chief Executive Officer and Andrew Jones the newly elected Chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) who steered the tourism meeting as they rallied their member states and organisations to work to consolidate their respective tourism destinations and organisations. PATA remains the body that showcases public / private sector partnership where Government and the private sector sit together to not only analyse…
Better cooperation and exchanges are expected in the field of tourism between Seychelles and South Africa after the two countries’ respective tourism boards signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the INDABA trade fair last week in Durban. The MOU was signed on behalf of Seychelles by the Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange and Sthembiso Dlamini, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the South African Tourism Board. Several talks and discussions were held between the two bodies in the past year, leading up to the realisation of this agreement which now covers numerous areas of prolific cooperation between…
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