‘Seeing More Seychellois Claiming Back Their Industry Is Encouraging,’ Says Seychelles’ Tourism Minister.
It is encouraging to see more Seychellois claiming back the tourism industry, responding to the call made by the government.
These words were echoed by the country’s Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange after he visited the Enchanted Island Resort today. This tourism establishment is located on Round island which lies in the Sainte Anne marine park. Minister St.Ange was accompanied by the principal secretary for tourism Anne Lafortune. He said the visit was to see how the resort was doing after its first year of operation. During the visit, Minister St.Ange and Mrs Lafortune were given an overview of the main challenges faced by the resort. One of the main concerns raised were people doing barbecue on the beach without seeking permission. Lighting up of a fire on the beach can be a hazard to the resort. Clients enjoying their peaceful holiday there have also complained about the smoke coming from the barbecues. The management team is not against people using the beach but those wishing to do so, need to seek permission first and must abide to certain rules such as not to light up fires on the beach. The architectural concept of Enchanted Island Resort is a unique one. From its entrance to all the 10 villas, the Enchanted Island Resort gives it visitors a feel that this beautiful architecture has been around for many decades. This gives them the chance to go back in time and experience the beauty of the traditional architecture of Seychelles. The resort is a top choice for couples on their honeymoon and those wanting a wedding in paradise. Most of the clients are from the United Arab Emirates and European countries such as France, Germany and Great Britain. The Enchanted Island Resort, an investment of the Shah family, is an international property managed and operated by JA Resorts and Hotels, a hospitality company based in the United Arab Emirates.