On Monday night in the popular News Extra program hosted by Marie-Paule Lesperance on SBC (Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation) Alain St.Ange, the Minister for Tourism and Culture gave a state of the island’s tourism industry.
The Minister spoke about continued cooperation between the Member States of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands and referred to the coming Ministerial Meeting of the Organisation that will be held on the 1st August in La Reunion Island. Air access between the islands of the Indian Ocean and an air pass between the airlines of the islands is again going to be discussed.
The Minister also used the meeting to impress on Seychelles the need to safeguard the Seychelles impeccable safety label and called on Seychellois to keep the island’s white sandy beaches as clean as they are being showcased in the Tourism Board’s marketing documentation. He spoke about keeping the island’s beaches safe and raising the need for more life guards as he said that what would be good for tourists in Seychelles would also be good for the Seychellois. Minister St.Ange analysed with Marie-Paule Lesperance of SBC the applicable costs touching the Seychelles tourism industry and marketing efforts to keep attracting a fair share of the tourism market to Seychelles from targeted source markets.
“Tourism is the pillar of the Seychelles economy. It is important to state that we have but one tourism industry, we do not have one for the State and another one for the private sector. We have but one tourism industry and it is for Seychelles” Minister St.Ange said.