his year World Tourism Day coincided with the launch of the fourth annual Seychelles Tourism Festival.
A full week of industry-focused activities kicked off with a ceremony which recognized, remembered and honoured pioneers of Seychelles’ tourism industry.
In an address by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde, tourism industry ground-breakers were thanked for all that they have done – and continue to do – to promote the growth of one of Seychelles’ most significant commercial sectors.
Held on a bright and sunny day in the Seychelles Tourism Academy’s Pioneers Park, the Minister, together with Principal Secretary for Tourism, Ms. Sherin Francis, unveiled a commemorative plaque that listed each of the 10 pioneers honoured. Mason’s Travel’s own founder, Kathy Mason, and her husband, Mickey, were recognized for their significant and on-going contributions to Seychelles tourism.
Their daughter, Allison, accepted the recognition on their behalf.
The entire team at Mason’s Travel would like to share and echo Seychelles Tourism’s sentiments of appreciation and gratitude to these two trail-blazers, whose dedication and commitment has helped to position Seychelles in the global travel industry.