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Seychelles: Even Amidst Travel Downturn, World Travel Awards Recognises Seychelles’ Sparkle

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For the second consecutive year, Seychelles has been recognised for its efforts in promoting sustainable tourism from the World Travel Awards.

Seychelles was named the ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 2020’ when the awards were announced on Tuesday. Air Seychelles, the island nation’s airline, also won several awards.

Established in 1993, the awards recognise the very best travel organisations in the world through a global vote by travel professionals.

The results of the 27th edition follow a year-long search for the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality brands. Votes were cast by travel industry professionals and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.

The founder of the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation (SSTF), Daniella Payet-Alis, told SNA that through her organisation, Seychelles has discussed challenges to attain sustainable tourism, as well as find ways to adopt best practices.

Her foundation aims at making the archipelago in the western Indian Ocean an international best practice example for sustainable tourism through an integrated collaborative approach between public, the private sector, academia and non-governmental organisations.

“In the past few years, we have been a bit more proactive and encouraging sustainable tourism. We have all been very conscious and aware that the future of Seychelles is green and eco-tourism. It goes in line with what we are doing in terms of climate change because we need to sustain our environment and livelihood,” said Payet-Alis.