Thursday, August 29, 2013

Costs of damage to oceans could bankrupt most nations

Small island states will be bankrupted if damage continues
A new study says the cost of damaging our oceans could run up to $2 trillion. Pollution, overfishing and climate change are severely compounding each other and shouldn't be tackled individually, the report warns.

Pollution, overfishing and climate change are just some of the environmental pressures that are amplifying each other more than previously assumed, according to a new study of the world's oceans by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).




Monday, August 12, 2013

Face Time with Minister Alain St Ange on beach and hotel access


Nirmal Shah and Alain St. Ange
Many, even some hospitality industry pundits, thought that the growth of the 5 star hotel segment in Seychelles was a one day wonder. But up-market establishments really seem to be the next big thing for our tourism industry, with new 5 star hotels on the cards and other older establishments ratcheting up their game through refurbishments and re-branding.

The sun, sea and sand marketing formula has dominated the entire tourism spectrum in Seychelles since the 70’s and is still the dominant brand positioning.