(eTN) The Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association, in conjunction with the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB), recently held two meetings to brief tourism stakeholders and members on the islands of Praslin and La Digue. These meetings take place reportedly every few months, but it was the first such meeting since the STB was re-organized and Mr. Alain St.Ange appointed as the new chief executive officer of STB, while the chairman of the board was also replaced by a new face.
The stakeholders and captains of the tourism industry had ample opportunity to discuss matters arising in their day-to-day work and also look at ways and means to improve cooperation between all partners, public and private, with the aim to bring extra visitor numbers to the archipelago from abroad.
High on the agenda was how to better market the “other” islands besides Mahe, and it is understood that added connectivity by ferry and by air are being looked upon to ensure tourists can criss-cross the various “inner islands” with greater ease – helping to spread their spending more equitably over the various islands, some of which now depend almost entirely on tourism for jobs and revenues accrued from the running of hotels, resorts, restaurants, and attractions.
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