Seychelles promotes itself as a sustainable tourism paradise at the World Travel Market 2015 in London. The island is represented at the event with 16 Seychelles companies alongside the island's Tourism Board. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture is also present at the exhibition.
Mr. St.Ange was busy on the first two day of World Travel Market highlighting to the press the virtues of Seychelles as the holiday destination where sustainable tourism approach is high on the island's Government agenda. In the presence of Marie Pierre Lloyd, the High Commissioner for the Seychelles in the United Kingdom the Seychelles delegation posed for a souvenir photo after the opening of the World Travel Market, London that is being held from the 2nd November to the 5th November 2015.
The UK currently sits at 5th position for tourism arrivals to the Seychelles and arrival figures has this year increased by 33% year on year.
Minister Alain St.Ange said at the WTM on its first day that Seychelles was now in a consolidation phase for its tourism industry. Seychelles has tourism as the pillar of its economy and Minister St.Ange thanked the island's tourism industry who had joined the Tourism Board to ensure that the island's remain visible in the UK. "We are here as a united group because we are conscious that we need to remain visible if we are to be relevant as a holiday destination" said Minister St.Ange.
"We are lucky not having to run after mass tourism. We have developed our sustainable tourism label because we want our tourism industry to feel as committed as the Government in understanding the need for all of us to be remembered as good custodians of what we have been blessed with. Hotel and resorts that are in board with us and qualify for the label will get it and then from now in be promoted as such. We need to support those who are supporting the country and who are here with us in the Seychelles Stand to work together to keep Seychelles visible in the world of tourism" said the Seychelles Minister St.Ange to the press.