The proprietors on La Digue unanimously agreed that the island is coming back again to life as visitors gradually return.
Returning to his roots, the Minister for International Affairs and Tourism, Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde, himself a Diguois, established sail to La Digue island, calling on the modest establishments in his steady attempts to familiarize himself with community tourism companions and their goods.
Accompanied by the Principal Secretary for Tourism Mrs. Sherin Francis, Minister Radegonde began his journey on La Digue at Lakaz Safran. This was adopted by La Digue Self Catering Flats, Chez Marston, Domaine Les Rochers, Le Nautique Luxury Waterfront Lodge, Tanette’s Villa, Fleur de Lys, Auberge De Nadege, Ylang Ylang, Hyde-Tide Apartments and ending at La Digue Holiday Villas.
The Ministerial visits continued at Kaz Digwa Self Catering followed by Pension Fidele, Gregoire Apartments, Pension Hibiscus, Lucy’s Guesthouse, Cabane Des Anges, Pension Michel, Le Repaire Boutique Resort & Restaurant, Chez Marva, La Belle Digue Don and ending off with Belle Amie.
The proprietors on La Digue unanimously agreed that the island is coming back to daily life as visitors little by little return. Many travellers however locate by themselves enticed by the island’s charms, especially the tranquillity of the island and the hospitality of the individuals, locating themselves sensation ideal at home.
A number of of these establishments’ owners experienced quite a few issues about the deficiency of responsible labour and endangerment of the La Digue way of life. They also voiced their problems about the amplified range of day-trippers. As a final result of numerous variables such as the decrease in the frequency of boat arrivals to the island which have drastically impacted their occupancy premiums, fewer visitors are staying overnight, which has decreased earnings for the island.
With its genuine creole appeal, La Digue has made a title for offering travellers the greatest cultural expertise, nevertheless, modernization has threatened to demolish some of the island’s most one of a kind features.
Minister Radegonde emphasised the great importance of preserving La Digue and its way of everyday living: “The Diguois can’t endure on day-trippers, we will need to understand why these readers are not keeping overnight. We want to give our readers a little something to continue to be for, which is why we need to diversify our products and solutions and revive our cultural functions. Whilst La Digue is one particular of the couple of sites left in Seychelles which has managed to hold on to the creole way of everyday living, we want to ensure its survival.”
He even more extra: “These compact institutions pay back attention to depth, offering our website visitors the genuine Seychelles encounter, which is why they will need our utmost aid. We should discover impressive ideas that will motivate people to invest and help these institutions boost their marketing and advertising solutions.”
PS Francis expressed her fulfillment at the good quality of products and solutions on La Digue, “Some of these small institutions have the identical benchmarks as the bigger, luxurious lodges extremely spacious and effectively adorned offering our visitors a lavish sensation although sustaining the creole appeal.”
Minister Radegonde has also congratulated the Diguois on the advancement in the cleanliness of the island. He has also famous that there is a very good equilibrium of products and solutions in terms of accommodation with a strong existence of treatment and energy set into these products. Nonetheless, he acknowledged their challenges and how they should shift their concentrate from the conventional Western European marketplaces and faucet into markets, this sort of as Eastern Europe and UAE, which have demonstrated good possible for the duration of this pandemic.
These visits are component of Minister Radegonde’s ongoing mission to create a strong romantic relationship with the neighborhood tourism sector and deal with well known troubles.