International Tourist Guide Day: Message of Minister Sylvestre Radegonde, Seychelles Minister for Tourism

“As we commemorate International Tourist Guide Day tomorrow Wednesday, February 21, 2024, it is a perfect occasion to acknowledge and honor the vital role that tour guides play in our tourism sector.

“Tour guides are the heart and soul of our tourism sector, serving as ambassadors who not only showcase the beauty of Seychelles but also share our rich history, culture, and heritage with visitors from around the world.

“Beyond being knowledgeable about the destination, our tour guides possess the remarkable ability to connect with travelers on a personal level, ensuring their safety, comfort, and satisfaction throughout their journey. Through their professionalism and enthusiasm, they have the ability to elevate the overall tourism experience, encouraging visitors to return and recommend Seychelles to others.

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“Their commitment and efforts significantly contribute to the success and growth of our tourism industry.

“Let’s come together to wish our Seychellois Tour Guides a Happy International Tourist Guide Day, recognizing their invaluable contributions to our tourism industry.”

Tourism Seychelles is the official destination marketing organization for the Seychelles Islands. Committed to showcasing the islands’ unique natural beauty, cultural heritage, and luxurious experiences, Tourism Seychelles plays a pivotal role in promoting Seychelles as a premier travel destination worldwide. Seychelles lies northeast of Madagascar, an archipelago of 115 islands with roughly 98,000 citizens. Seychelles is a melting pot of many cultures which have commingled and coexisted since the first settlement of the islands in 1770. The three main inhabited islands are Mahé, Praslin and La Digue and the official languages are English, French, and Seychellois Creole.

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