Seychelles tourism news update – STB appoints new Tourism Ambassador for Zambia


The Seychelles Tourist Board has just announced the appointment of Mr. Jamil Din Butt as their first tourism ambassador in Zambia, aimed at ‘spreading the gospel’ about the unique beauty and unspoiled nature the Seychelles has to offer to visitors.

Africa has seen one of the fastest growth rates in visitors to the archipelago in recent years, mainly supported by the country’s ‘NO VISA POLICY’ which admits every single tourist to the country as long as they have a return ticket and booked flight, booked hotel accommodation and sufficient funds for upkeep while on the islands. For visitors from Africa a Yellow Fever Certificate is also required, but little else but good spirits and the intention to have a holiday of a life time.

Jamil, of course a born Seychellois, has built himself businesses in Zambia and regularly comes ‘home’, as a result of which he is well acquainted with the latest information about tourism developments across the archipelago and can answer literally each and every question fielded to him by travel agents or individual travelers from Zambia who wish to holiday in Creole Paradise.

Tourism Ambassadorships were first introduced during the launch of the revamped STB’s tourism marketing conference in January 2010 and have become the envy of many tourism marketing organizations, as Seychellois citizens now support and assist the country’s new ‘Brand Seychelles’ and help the STB team to actively sell the island as a preferred holiday destination.

However, not one tourist office has yet managed to copy the concept successfully nor has anyone been able to copycat the ‘Friends of Seychelles – Media’ initiative also born from the strategy session of the Seychelles Tourist Board, giving a continued ‘advantage Seychelles’ to the archipelago.

Seychelles – Another World indeed but for travelers from Africa it is worth to point out that there is also ‘Affordable Seychelles’ available, so GO VISIT.