Seychelles Tourism in collaboration with its partners will again this year be celebrating Tourism Week which will commence from Monday, September 21, and continue until Sunday, September 27, 2015.
With the aim of raising awareness among the key people and the general public of this sector against the backdrop of this year’s theme – One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities – the Seychelles Tourism Board will also be organizing the traditional Grand Seychelles Tourism Ball on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at the Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa, from 6: 30 pm. Tickets will cost at SCR1,350 (US$104) inclusive of a buffet gala dinner, welcome drinks, complimentary wine and champagne, and entertainment.
This event is being organized with the aim of bringing all trade partners together, also providing the ideal occasion to network, forming of new business contacts, and the strengthening of working relationships with their public sector partners in a social and relaxed atmosphere. “This evening is another event in the drive by the Tourism Board to consolidate the public-private sector partnership that exists today in Seychelles,” said Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the Tourism Board.
This year, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the Tourism Board, in collaboration with the Tourism Academy, in the first phase of the project be honoring the past pioneers of the island’s tourism industry. The unveiling of the plaque honoring these past pioneers of the industry will be done at a ceremony on September 26 at the Seychelles Tourism Academy at 9:00 am where tourism industry professionals and friends of the industry and family members are invited to be present and to be counted as supporters of the industry that has become the pillar of the Seychelles economy.
During the Seychelles Tourism Ball, the CEO of the Tourism Board will be mentioning the names of those who have been recognized for their work in the tourism industry.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .