Sey­chelles

With the ad­vent of the Blue Econ­omy and the on­go­ing guid­ance of the Sey­chelles Tourism Board, the coun­try looks set to thrive as a vi­brant re­gional and in­ter­na­tional busi­ness hub

Seychelles Business Travel Guide - - SEYCHELLES - Writer: Matthew Staff | Pro­ject Man­ager: Joe Pal­liser

Com­pris­ing 115 is­lands and many more rea­sons to visit, the Repub­lic of Sey­chelles is merg­ing brains with beauty as it looks to in­stil height­ened lev­els of eco­nomic as­tute­ness into its nat­u­rally stun­ning sur­round­ings.

The ar­chi­pel­ago houses less than 100,000 na­tive res­i­dents and as such is the small­est of all sov­er­eign African na­tions. How­ever, across both the outer and in­ner foot­prints of the coun­try - and es­pe­cially within its cap­i­tal, Vic­to­ria - the na­tion con­tin­ues to punch above its weight and thrive as much more than a par­adise des­ti­na­tion.

Inevitably, tourism has and will con­tinue to play a piv­otal role in the growth of the coun­try, lever­ag­ing its hot and humid en­vi­ron­ment, and its pic­turesque aes­thet­ics, to fa­cil­i­tate a tourism in­fras­truc­ture that now also lends it­self to myr­iad in­dus­tries and sub-sec­tors for the busi­ness world to ex­plore too.

“Sey­chelles has evolved greatly in re­cent years and this has been largely due to a greater vol­ume of busi­ness cre­ated by en­hanced vis­i­bil­ity of the brand and also greater con­nec­tiv­ity by a grow­ing num­ber of air­lines ser­vic­ing the ar­chi­pel­ago,” af­firms the Sey­chelles Tourism Board. “This com­bi­na­tion of fac­tors favourable to growth has been fur­ther nur­tured by years of eco­nomic, so­cial and po­lit­i­cal har­mony with which the coun­try has been blessed.”

Ul­ti­mately, what has now been cre­ated is a mas­quer­aded hub of eco­nomic acu­men nes­tled among the palm trees and white sands that grace the nu­mer­ous small is­lands.

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