Seychelles will be joining the rest of the world as from September 24-28 to celebrate the successes of its tourism industry as it absorbs the successes of the global tourism industry.
The theme chosen for this year’s World Tourism Day which falls on September 27 is “Tourism for all – promoting universal accessibility”.
Several activities have been planned by the Seychelles Tourism Board during the five days, dubbed as Tourism Week.
The Seychelles Tourism Ball is the first event on the Tourism Week programme. It will be held at the Eden Bleu hotel on September 24 from 6.30pm until 1.30am. This event continues to rally everyone interested in the island’s tourism industry and an opportunity for the public and private sector mingle and exchange ideas in a casual environment.
During this gala night, there will be an auction sale, two raffle draws and the unveiling of the Miss Seychelles …another world 2017 poster.
Key tourism personalities who have played vital roles in the development of the Seychelles’ tourism industry will be honoured in a ceremony at the Seychelles Tourism Academy. Their names will be placed at the “Tourism Pioneer Park” at the Seychelles Tourism Academy, La Misère. “This is but the start of recognising those who have worked to help get our islands where it is today. The list will be added on progressively” said Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles M inkster of Tourism and Culture.
New on the Tourism Week programme this year is the tourism forum which will be held on September 27 at the International Conference Centre of Seychelles. The forum will be held under the theme “Seychelles – the bridge between Africa and Asia through tourism and transport”.
The Tourism Board has also kept its annual meet and greet at the airport for passengers arriving on September 27.
Tourism Week will end on September 28 with a mass at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral at noon whereby members of the public are invited to attend.