Call for action: President Danny Faure
6th August 2018
By Lewis Betsy Protests are continuing about how the Government is setting up the new Regional Councils and I hope they make Danny Faure listen.The plan was for the Councils to be part of the ref... more...
Opportunity: Vice-President Vincent Meriton
6th August 2018
After years of campaigning by various groups including Seychelles Life, Seychelles is to see a Truth and Reconciliation process get underway.The Committee on Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity b... more...
Legacy: Gerard Hoarau
6th August 2018
By Lewis Betsy I have long campaigned for justice over the case of the unsolved murder of my good friend Gerard Hoarau. Now, more than 32 years on, there has been a glimmer of hope. A 77-yea... more...
Presentation: Ambassador Derick Ally
6th August 2018
Two major appointments have been announced by the Seychelles government.Derick Ally has been accredited as Seychelles’ non-resident ambassador to Ireland.Ambassador Ally, who is also the High Co... more...
Marking Independence: The Seychelles flag flying from Westminster Abbey
10th July 2018
A special service was held at Westminster Abbey to commemorate Seychelles National Day.The event was attended by many Seychellois who heard a message from the Seychelles Government read by the High Co... more...
Showtime: Lewis Betsy, publisher of Seychelles Life, with D’Amore
10th July 2018
Singer D’Amore is starting to make a big name for himself. He so impressed everyone with his performances at the Commonwealth Big Lunch in April and the 42nd Independence  Day celebration h... more...
10th July 2018
By Lewis Betsy It was a great evening full of fun... yes, Seychelles Life knows how to celebrate and our Independence party was a stylish affair.A large crowd of Seychellois diaspora enjoyed the ... more...
8th June 2018
Book now for a great party to celebrate Seychelles’ IndependenceHello thereI want to invite you to another great party we are holding to celebrate the independence of Seychelles.It will take pla... more...

Tourism Minister checks out the challenges facing small hotels in Seychelles

8th June 2018

On the case: Minister Didier Dogley touring hotels in South Mahe
On the case: Minister Didier Dogley touring hotels in South Mahe

Didier Dogley, the new Minister for Tourism, believes in doing his own research. He visited eight small hotels in South Mahé to see how they operate.

He said: “I believe it is important for me to understand the situation on the ground, to understand what they are doing well, and the challenges they face.”

In keeping up with the practice adopted by his predecessors, Mr Dogley started at Pied dans L’eau self-catering in the Anse Royale district, the Coco Blanche self-catering and Le Nautique Luxury Beachfront Apartments.

His delegation also visited Surfers self-catering at Anse Parnel, Bougainvillea and Chalet Bougainville at Bougainville, as well as Moulin Kann Villas and Captain’s Villa at Anse Forbans.

The hoteliers briefed the minister on their achievements and challenges. They reported a high rate of occupancy throughout the year, ranging from 65 to 98 percent. This, they said, was a clear indication that Seychelles remains a much appreciated destination.

Their common concerns including the increased problem of drug users in the Anse Royale district and associated petty crimes, challenges in employing local staff, and stray dogs. 

The hoteliers also made some recommendations for the minister’s consideration including the need for public toilets.

Mr Dogley has said that he will be making more visits to hotels, not only on Mahé, but also on Praslin and La Digue.

Meanwhile, tourism should get a boost now Air France has returned to Seychelles through Joon, its new sister airline. 

Joon’s direct flights to Paris three times a week started on May 5, marking the return of Air France to Seychelles after a 22-year absence.

The airline’s Airbus A340 was greeted with a water canon salute as it touched down at the international airport.

“We are very pleased to be back,” said Henri Hourcade of Air France KLM.

Bernadette Willemin, Seychelles Tourism Board’s Regional Director for Europe, said: “The arrival of Joon is good news.”

Latest News

Danny Faure should intervene over the Regional Councils fiasco... it is taking us back to the one-party State
6th August 2018
Call for action: President Danny Faure
By Lewis Betsy Protests are continuing about how the Government is setting up the new Regional… more...
At last, the Truth and Reconciliation process gets underway
6th August 2018
Opportunity: Vice-President Vincent Meriton
After years of campaigning by various groups including Seychelles Life, Seychelles is to see a Truth… more...
Gerard Hoarau: 32 years after his murder, brother issues appeal as police make new arrest
6th August 2018
Legacy: Gerard Hoarau
By Lewis Betsy I have long campaigned for justice over the case of the unsolved murder of my… more...
President Faure invited to visit Ireland
6th August 2018
Presentation: Ambassador Derick Ally
Two major appointments have been announced by the Seychelles government.Derick Ally has been accredited… more...
Seychelles National Day celebrated at Westminster Abbey
10th July 2018
Marking Independence: The Seychelles flag flying from Westminster Abbey
A special service was held at Westminster Abbey to commemorate Seychelles National Day.The event… more...
Music is changing my life and it's all down to divine timing, says new singing star D’Amore
10th July 2018
Showtime: Lewis Betsy, publisher of Seychelles Life, with D’Amore
Singer D’Amore is starting to make a big name for himself. He so impressed everyone with his… more...
A spectacular evening to celebrate Seychelles Independence
10th July 2018
By Lewis Betsy It was a great evening full of fun... yes, Seychelles Life knows how to celebrate… more...
42nd Seychelles Independence Party
8th June 2018
Book now for a great party to celebrate Seychelles’ IndependenceHello thereI want to invite… more...
August's News
News Archive