MORATORIUM ON SIZE REMAINS IN PLACE FOR NEW RESORTS IN THE SEYCHELLES
(Posted 15th January 2019)
Usually well informed sources from the Seychelles have confirmed that the government will continue to respect a moratorium on the size of new resorts to be licenced on the core islands of the archipelago.
While existing licenced projects, sanctioned before the moratorium came into place, can continue to be built will new developments be restricted to only 24 rooms or villas.
Tourism arrivals for 2018 recorded only a very modest growth, while revenues saw a double digit rise and large numbers of additional rooms may be hard to fill given the current market trends.
Meanwhile was it also learned that the Seychelles National Parks Authority is working on a new entrance fee schedule to come into effect later this year, after holding the current tariffs for almost a decade.
The new fees will apply for both terrestrial national parks like the Mourne NP on the main island of Mahe but also for marine national parks.