World Tourism Day – Seychelles style …


(Posted 24th September 2016)

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has invited eight prominent tourism personalities as panelists on a forum to be held next week as part of activities to mark this year’s Tourism Week.

The forum will be held under the theme ‘Seychelles: The Bridge between Africa and Asia through Tourism and Transport‘, on September 27, which coincides with the globally celebrated World Tourism Day.

Andrew Jones, the executive board’s chairperson of the Pacific Asian Travel Association (PATA) will be the keynote speaker, while the other panellists will be the programme director, regional programme for Africa at the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Elsia Grandcourt; STB’s chief executive Sherin Francis and the CEO of Air Seychelles Roy Kinnear; the chairperson of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry Wilson Nancy and that of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association’s Chairperson Sybille Cordon, and Pierre Delplace, hotelier and restaurant owner.

The moderator of the forum will be author and STB’s senior consultant Glynn Burridge.

The aim of the forum, which will be held at the International Conference Centre of Seychelles, is to discuss on some of the tourism issues of the day between experienced tourism professionals and to enhance the public’s knowledge of the Seychelles’ tourism industry, which is the pillar of the economy.

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