Published on : Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The Seychelles Minister, AlainSt.Ange responsible for Tourism and Culture along with Anne Lafortune, the PS for Tourism, Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the Tourism Board, Rose Mary Hoareau, the Director of Marketing at the Tourism Board and Sinha Levkovic, the Director Standards and Regulations at the Department of Tourism proved to be exciting.
Last Thursday, this new approach was initiated where a series of large and small hotels were visited. Minister St.Ange and his delegation visited Amitie Chalets, Le Tropique Villa, Ocean Jewels, Villa Aya, Villa Cocotier Self-Catering, Loulou Bungalows, Villa de Mer, La Modestie, Villas des Alizes, Dhevatara Beach Hotel, Residence Praslinoise, Indian Ocean Lodge, Palm Beach Hotel and Britannia Guest House.
Minister St.Ange said that he had now been updated on the prevailing situation of tourism on Praslin Island directly from the horse’s mouth, not second hand, but straight from the owners of small ‘home grown hotels’ network and from General Managers of the bigger establishments.
The Minister for Tourism stated to the press on Praslin that he was ending the first in the series of meetings on Praslin happy and that he had seen positive results from the call by the President of the Republic for Seychelles to claim back its tourism industry.
Minister St.Ange guaranteed the Praslin Island Hoteliers that he would be back in about two weeks to continue his tour of hotels to enable to meet every hotelier of the island personally. He also assured everyone that their various points raised would be raised with the different agencies and departments concerned.