Seychelles’ President Highlights Sustainable Tourism Initiatives at World Governments Summit

Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Initiative
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SEYCHELLES’ PRESIDENT RAMKALAWAN LEADS SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DRIVE AT WORLD GOVERNMENTS SUMMIT, FOCUSING ON MARINE CONSERVATION, RENEWABLE ENERGY, AND CULTURAL TOURISM INITIATIVES.

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World leaders convened in Dubai for the World Governments Summit 2024, where Seychelles’ President, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan, took center stage, emphasizing the nation’s unwavering dedication to sustainable tourism and environmental preservation.

Seychelles’ Comprehensive Approach to Sustainable Tourism

President Ramkalawan outlined Seychelles’ robust strategy, placing a spotlight on marine conservation, renewable energy adoption, and active community participation. Key initiatives such as the Blue Economy, Sustainable Tourism Label, and renewable energy projects were focal points in his address.

Biodiversity Protection and Eco-Friendly Practices

Seychelles has made significant strides in biodiversity protection, with 30% of marine territory and 50% of landmass under safeguard for sustainable tourism. President Ramkalawan also highlighted ongoing efforts against single-use plastics, promotion of glass recycling, and restrictions on large hotel developments, all aligning with the nation’s sustainability objectives.

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Cultural Tourism Integration and Environmental Education

Cultural tourism flourishes through Seychelles’ Creole Rendezvous brand, delivering immersive experiences. The President emphasized the critical role of preserving Seychellois culture. He aims to Integrate cultural activities into urban planning and promote environmental education for both tourists and locals.

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Green Projects Driving Sustainable Development

Seychelles is actively investing in green projects encompassing eco-friendly constructions, advanced waste management systems, and innovative smart technology solutions to promote sustainable tourism. President Ramkalawan reinforced the nation’s commitment to sustainable governance, fostering global collaboration, and driving innovation for inclusive economic growth.

International Collaboration for Sustainable Tourism

Highlighting the significance of global partnerships, Ramkalawan also pointed out Seychelles’ collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The objective is to align tourism strategies with sustainable development goals and accurately assess the economic benefits derived from tourism.

Closing Pledge to Sustainable Tourism

In conclusion, President Ramkalawan restated Seychelles’ unwavering commitment to sustainable tourism, balancing the preservation of natural resources with economic prosperity. Through international cooperation and innovation, Seychelles aims to propel its island development objectives and foster equitable economic growth.

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