Seychelles marks Tourism Day with forum: Bridge between Africa and Asia


The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has invited 8 prominent tourism personalities as panelists at 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 is also 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 panelists will be the Program Director, Regional Program for Africa at the United Nations World Tourism Organization, Elcia Grandcourt; STB’s Chief Executive, Sherin Francis; and that 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, 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 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.