Sunday, August 21, 2011

Seychelles aviation news update – SHTA demands traffic rights for TransAero

Posted August 18, 2011 by Wolfgang's East Africa and Indian Ocean Tourism reports in Uncategorized.




SHTA LAMENTS LOSS OF TOURIST FLIGHT FROM RUSSIA
In a hard hitting statement, issued by the Chairman of the Seychelles Hotel and Tourism Association SHTA, has the private sector denounced the lack of permit for a planned air connection from Russia to Mahe. TransAero had applied for traffic rights to bring tourists on a nonstop flight from Russia to the archipelago, an initiative, according to an SHTA source fully supported by the private sector, only to see the application thrown out by the Ministry of Transport. A source wishing to remain anonymous had this to say: ‘… we have a lot of beds to fill, new resorts are coming on line and we were trying to get more visitors here from Russia. We consider this a poorly considered decision. If it was taken to protect Air Seychelles we do not know for certain right now, but we believe the case should be revisited immediately’.
SHTA chairman Louis D’Offay was also reported to have suggested that the Seychelles Tourist Board should have done more to support the initiative and then went on to demand that the portfolio of transport be transferred to the President and merged with the tourism portfolio, which is held directly by President Michel himself in recognition of the huge importance of the sector to the Seychelles economy. This surprised pundits and observers as it demonstrated that a potential fault line could develop between the private and public sector, which have jointly spearheaded the huge success the Seychelles have become over the past 30 months, since the restructuring of the Seychelles Tourist Board had started. No official comments are available as yet from the tourism board although a regular source added this overnight: ‘We welcome any initiative by the private sector to promote tourism and broadly support the Seychelles open skies policy for air access. We work hand in hand with our partners from the private sector and we will discuss this decision within government and with the private sector.’
Another source speculated openly over the influence of carriers from the Gulf like Emirates, Qatar and Ethihad, which by the end of the year will be offering as many as 25 flights per week and have convenient connections through their hubs to a wide range of destinations in Russia saying: ‘These airlines have been given unprecedented access to Seychelles. A few years ago this would not have been thinkable even. We in the tourism sector appreciate what they do for us in terms of promotions and that they have to fill their seats. But the TransAero flight would have tapped into a different market and could have brought travelers who would otherwise not have chosen to fly with other airlines to Mahe. I think in all fairness, this case should receive another consideration’.
Watch this space.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does all this tells us.1) we are in a one party state where decisions are dictated by a single person or handful of them without any knowledge what they^re doing.2)it shows that Arabs are acting above our laws and even controlled our government and its decisions.3)it shows that PP communists do not take seriously or do not understand the importance of our tourism industry .4)The ministry of tourism contary to Mr DÔffay ,should not be under the President who himself does not have any knowledge of how this industry operates nor under should it be under any already existing ministries ,but it should be a ministry under one person, who have experience and the qualification in this field in order that he or she can concentrate fully and solely on this very important ministry.


Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

And i must add that the same situation could happen with any Airlines for instance that would like to operate direct flights(maybe in the coming future) to Australia. As we can see now the governemnt and Air Seychelles has never done anything so far to exploit this important market but if tommorrow and Airline would like to do so because they did not do it then PP will probably block them from doing so.
It is high time to get rid of this failed regime.

Jeanne D'Arc

Anonymous said...

Seychelles to protect sharks from illegal fin fishers

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10482110

Anonymous said...

the link is a post from 2007 and today we are in 2011 were sharks have actually attacked 2 people.

Anonymous said...

Who is the Minister of Tourism who can advise the Minister of Transportation on Transero rights?

What is the name of the Minister of Tourism?

Who is the Minister of Tourism who is responsible for the overall beach safety policy?

What is his name?

Does any one have a picture of this chap?

Where is he?

Anonymous said...

Who is the Minister of Tourism who can advise the Minister of Transportation on Transero rights?

What is the name of the Minister of Tourism?

Who is the Minister of Tourism who is responsible for the overall beach safety policy?

What is his name?

Does any one have a picture of this chap?

Where is he?

Anonymous said...

Funny! In reply to a letter to the editor of Nation, Alain St Ange claimed there were several airlines that were interested in flying to Seychelles(Air Indonesia, Air Ethiopia + +), but these had withdrawn their interest. Now a concrete interest is shown and they deniy it so that Khalifa won't get offended....!

DG

Anonymous said...

Bad news for James Michel as he arrives in Australia. Longtime comrade and financial backer deposed and holed up in his bunker in Tripoli. His host, Australian prime minister, calling for Gaddafi to go. That will remove any spring in his steps as he disgraces the Aussies' red carpet.

Anonymous said...

Elections will be boycotted by all parties, except SFP.

Anonymous said...

SFP has made a declaration to you Anonymous?

Please advise.

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