Seychelles to introduce tourist cap


The Seychelles is planning a cap on annual visitor numbers to maintain the destination’s sustainability.
Speaking at the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Global Summit, Seychelles minister of tourism and culture Alain St Ange said work was already underway to come up with a final sum.

He said it was being introduced as a way of safeguarding the future of the island which has seen growing numbers of tourists visit the island.

St Ange said: “We don’t want to demean the value of the Seychelles. We’re reaching 250,000 people, six times the number of people who live there.
“We need to be very careful so a cap will be introduced.”

He added a ban had already been placed on the building of large hotel developments with just locally run small properties now granted permission to start operations.

PEAK Adventure Travel chief executive Darrell Wade said the industry needs to take the issue of sustainable travel more seriously as it is only going to become more of an issue.

He said: “I feel very guilty as it is part of the industry I’m in and we’re not taking it anywhere seriously enough.

“We can talk about it and we should but as a collective industry I think we have to face up to it.”
Wade added with 1.8 billion people predicted to be travelling by 2030, the issue is only going to get more pressing and more like to come to the attention of the green industry.

He warned that companies will need to get their shares accepted by green indices or face investors moving away from stocks that are no longer considered an ethical buy by investors.

He added governments could become increasingly proactive in legislating against unclean companies while shareholder activists could also begin to emerge.

While St Ange warned that small islands will be worst affected by global warming, he also urged delegates to remember the good tourism does, in particular bringing money to otherwise impoverished communities. He added tourism is the Seychelles’ single biggest industry.

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Comments

  1. St Anz stay on track.......so what are those Carnival every year?....is it not a promotion for more tourist?...the only cap Seychelles needs is a cap on PL? Let us work on Pl last day in power! 2016!.... Cristopher will disagree with you.....so do i!
    I can feel now that Seychelles Airways is about to start flying soon....after you mention your BS CAP!

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  2. Now, this man Mr Alain St Ange is working very hard for Seychelles. He should be the one running for President. He looks like someone we can trust. However, I am unsure of which party he should join to run for President. SPUP/SPPF/PL needs to change drastically if Mr St Ange is going to remain there & run for President. No to JPA, No to Danny Faure, YES, YES, YES to Alain St Ange !

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  3. TOTOF WILL YOU PLEASE STOP CURSING AT YOUR COMPUTER WHEN YOU COME ON THIS SITE? PEOPLE CLOSE TO YOU CAN HEAR. HAVE SOME RESPECT TO YOUR STAFFS AND PEOPLE AROUND YOU NEXT TIME assHOLE. GO DRINK SOME MORE KOOLAID! WA FER BYEN!

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  4. SA EN'N I SO MENM.....LE WRA KANA IN DON'N MISEL EN NOUVO PITENGE POU PARTI LEPEP. NEK...NEK...NEK...NEK I RIYE SON FOSDAN PRE POU TOMBE.

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  5. The pope was in Seychelles last week during the carnaval and no one reported it.
    You want proof?
    Look to above picture. He was giving his blessing on the segway waving hand to all the onlookers. That is why Jam hade a return visit, he don't even know how to sit on the vatican chair.

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