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Saint Ange Tourism Report 10th September 2018

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The Editorial this week highlights:- a. Beaches & Swimming Pools for the tourism industry. b. Minister Anil Gayan, Tourism Minister of Mauritius on working visit to Seychelles. c. Tourism needs respect and understanding. d. Chalets d’Anse Forbans of Seychelles looses the pillar of the owning family. Stand alone articles this week:- 1. Beaches & Swimming Pools for the tourism industry. 2. Tourism Minister Anil Gayan of Mauritius meets Minister Didier Dogley & the Seychelles two former Tourism Ministers. 3. Seaweed fertilizer products in Seychelles ready as loads of same seaweed are threatening the Caribbean’s sea life and tourism. 4. King of Morocco in Seychelles. 5. Rwandan President on private visit to Seychelles. 6. Sonny Morgan on the move. 7. United Nations court hears case over strategic Chagos Islands of Mauritius. 8. Indian Ocean Marlin Cup 2019 in Seychelles. 9. Seychelles Tourism Board says that the Central Bank records 27% increase in tourism receipts as at June 2018 while Europe lead Seychelles tourism growth with 7% as at August 2018 . 10. Marketing Mauritius as affordable luxury. 11.  Kenya plans talks with Ryanair, EasyJet in bid to boost tourism. 12. World Travel Awards 13. Miss Kreol International Contestants coming forward. 14. Patsy Canaya Athanase, first female journalist to represent Seychelles at  ‘Panafricaines’ in Casablanca, Morocco. 15.  Telly Agency Models from Seychelles in New York. 16. Father Laval of Mauritius to be canonized 17. International Newswires continue to republish our Report.

Alain St.Ange

Beaches & Swimming Pools for the tourism industry

Seychelles prides itself on offering unrivalled swimming from its clean, white sandy beaches that are lapped by clean and clear, warm turquoise blue seas. The collection of picture perfect beaches in Seychelles continue to amaze visitors and the media. Awards are continuously being collected by the island’s Tourism Board for best beaches that are clean and well kept, but the question that continues to amaze everyone is the drive behind the construction of bigger and nicer swimming pools. Surveys are confirming that ‘sea, sand and sun’ tourism destinations need its perfect beaches as much as it needs to ensure its resorts and hotels have great swimming pools.

Swimming pool & beach at “Le Domaine de La Reserve” of Praslin in Seychelles

Minister Anil Gayan, Tourism Minister of Mauritius on working visit to Seychelles

Minister Anil Gayan of Mauritius

Minister Anil Gayan, the Tourism Minister of Mauritius was on a working visit in Seychelles last week and he made time to meet with me to catch up on tourism trends and activities, and also to discuss the void in the World of Carnivals ever since Seychelles abandoned their April annual Carnival International de Victoria. Mauritius is a flourishing tourism destination and needs to ensure its visibility is strengthened to confirm its relevance. Minister Gayan has confirmed that Mauritius will now hold their own Carnival annually in November. This event that will be held in Grand Baie will go a long way to increase even further the visibility of Mauritius as a tourism destination. Visibility is key to success for any tourism destination because it helps to ensure they remain relevant.

Tourism needs respect and understanding

Often Seychelles is heard making statements that questions the commitment of the islands vis-à-vis its tourism industry. We discuss yield and our desire to tap even further in high end tourism. This requires more political will because high end tourism requires service and is more demanding on value for money. The tourism industry requires adequate staff numbers and the ability for hotels and resorts to recruit fast to ensure the industry gets their first choice and not the third or fourth choice. Nevertheless many resorts and hotels messaged us at the Tourism Report to echo what they saw as a worrying statement made by Seychelles recently based on an environment-only perspective. High end tourists are demanding and require the service that is in line with their nightly room rate. The example of ‘changing of towels’ daily and other such frills was used as an example of needed change. But the world of tourism knows that this is an option visitors make and cannot be dictated by the destinations. The practice of putting the towels on the floor if they need changing has been the closest to keep visitors involved in decision making on matters touching the impact on the environment.

Chalets d’Anse Forbans of Seychelles looses the pillar of the owning family

Madame Alize Pigg
9th December 1917 – 3rd September 2018

The Mother, grandmother and great grandmother of the owning family of Chalets d’Anse Forbans, passed away just months short of her 101 Birthday. On Thursday the 6th September, family and friends of the Jumeau Family rallied at the Anse Royale Church for a Thanksgiving Service by Fr. Roger De Commarmond, for the life of Madame Alize Pigg.

Madame Pigg lived a full life to the ripe age of over 100 years old. She was at the head of the very respected family of Anse Forbans, who remained always willing to assist in Community Driven Projects.

To Madame Daphne Jumeau, to her Children Jean Pierre, Brigitte and Lisa and to their partners and Children,  we’d like to offer our Sincere Sympathy on this sad loss. Cherish the memories of Madame Alize Pigg.

Chalets d’ Anse Forbans 

It is important to again today acknowledge all who are diligently re-posting the Saint Ange Tourism Report weekly. Our Report ranges far and wide, from Australia to the Americas, from the Indian Ocean Vanilla islands to Africa & Asian and Greater Europe, with your continued support, which is greatly appreciated. You are helping us to grow from strength to strength with each new Edition.



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