The Tourism Department has renewed the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) certification of three hotels – Cote d'Or Footprints and Constance Lemuria on Praslin and the Four Season Resort Seychelles at Baie Lazare.
The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne presented the SSTL certificates to the representatives of the three hotels on Thursday.
This was during a short ceremony held at the ministry’s headquarters at Botanical House, Mont Fleuri.
The Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, and the Quality & Standards Officer at the Tourism Department, Janice Bristol, were also present.
Minister Loustau-Lalanne commented on the importance for all industry stakeholders to keep on striving to maintain ecological principles.
He congratulated the three hotels for their commitment in adopting reflective practices for the betterment of the local tourism industry.
Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) certificates are presented to hotels after they are found to be integrating sustainability practices in their business operation.
Applicable to hotels of all sizes, the SSTL is a voluntary sustainable tourism management and certification programme, designed to encourage more efficient and sustainable ways of doing business.
To date, 15 hotels have obtained the certification.