Seychelles security chiefs from boutique hotels join together to preserve country’s safety label


The ongoing efforts being undertaken by the Seychelles Tourism Board to bring more visibility to its destination through all its marketing campaigns including the upcoming “Carnaval International de Victoria,” has been recognized by a small group of security chiefs from boutique hotels who have joined together to find ways of preserving one of the country’s most important USP (Unique Selling Point) of the Seychelles, its safety label. “This label is so important in today’s world where holiday makers are looking for destinations where they can find themselves in total security and in total liberty,” Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board said.

Great initiatives often go by unnoticed, however, this gathering of security chiefs of resorts and hotels is one initiative that has been well received and appreciated by Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board and eTurboNews Ambassador, who attended their group’s third meeting together with his Deputy CEO, Elsia Grandcourt. “It is an initiative that is of utmost importance. The Seychelles Tourism Board is gearing itself for new sales and marketing initiatives, and as our destination is gaining more visibility to continue to attract visitors to our shores, the regrouping of hotel security chiefs is obviously a priority, because that will safeguard our safety label,” Alain St.Ange said.

The small group of security personals were from the following establishments:

• Constance Group Hotels – Ephelia Resort
• Banyan Tree Seychelles
• Meridien Hotels – Fisherman’s Cove and Barbarons Beach
• Four Seasons Seychelles
• Hilton Seychelles
• Maia Luxury Resort & Spa
• And a representative from the Seychelles Police

This initiative came about as the hotels felt that there was a need for them to establish a good working relationship among themselves. They are now planning to exchange information and ideas from each others property aimed at establishing and at maintaining a sound and safe environment for their clients to enjoy to the maximum their holidays in the Seychelles. The hotel security chiefs had also found it important to have a member of the Seychelles Police Force join their meeting so as to gain a better understanding of the various procedures and policies in place within the Police Force.

Seychelles as a whole is aware, through the international press, of the negative impact that comes with any act of crime. “Tourism, being the mainstay of the country means that the Unique Selling Point, the USPs of the country has to be safeguarded by all partners within industry and within the destination. The Seychelles Tourism Board believes that this initiative should not only be appreciated, but it should also be supported by everyone in the country, as it would re-enforce that the industry is clearly focused on safeguarding all our Unique Selling Points, our USPs. Seychelles as a whole places a high value on the security and on the safety of all visitors holidaying in our tropical destination, the land of perpetual summer,” Alain St.Ange said.