Sherin Francis

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Sherin Francis said : "These are difficult times for the industry and the changes are unavoidable. We have to find creative ways to maintain our operation and operate at a minimal cost. We are also mindful that now more than ever, we have to make sure that we remain even more strategic and targeted and stay focus on our mandate," External link

allafrica Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "the measures to be applied are to ensure that firstly STB can get through the year, but at the same time maintaining as much of its meagre resources - both human and financial for the eventual recovery of the country" "The uncertainties that lie ahead of us requires as much planning and foresight while we acknowledge we are in a time where we have little information or data that can guide us through," External link

allafrica Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said ( about British ) : "We are also, together with our partners, trying to develop other niches and products to keep Seychelles attractive and relevant. Our main challenge at the moment is air connectivity as our airline partners are struggling with keeping Seychelles on their chart. We have seen the example of British Airways announcing stopping the Seychelles route," External link

allafrica Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "should we need to close the airport to keep ourselves safe, it would be very consequential for us as a country considering we depend a lot on imports, from food to medicine to other essential items" External link

allafrica Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis explained : "In the first quarter of the year, we had already seen an increase in arrivals reflecting a significant increase from the previous year. With the start of the pandemic and its evolution crippling the travel industry, it has been a very challenging time for us and this is reflective in the numbers," External link

allafrica Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis concluded : "A lot of businesses in Seychelles rely on air connectivity which is driven by the tourism traffic. We are vulnerable as we not only depend on the forex but also on the accessibility of air transport for the freight of our supplies and no tourism means no flights as well," External link

allafrica Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "however difficult this year has been, we are grateful to still have an industry that is still functioning and we are working hard to put it back on its feet," External link

allafrica Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis noted : "At the start of 2020, we were predicting to have a 3 percent increase for the year which would have meant that we would have been nearing the 400,000 visitors had we not been into a pandemic," External link

allafrica Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "It is a luxurious brand of Hilton. We expect that with the marketing push of Hilton, we would create a niche for this type of client. I feel these types of clients will still travel despite the pandemic," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "The last quarter of 2019 alone, Seychelles received 104,079 visitors; therefore, the numbers presented this year may seem dull in comparison. However, looking at the bigger picture, these same figures are monumental for the local tourism industry. At current, our marketing approach is flexible and in constant evolution. We are doing so without deviating from the very crucial goal of keeping our people safe," External link

allafrica Monday, December 7, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "Safe tourism is not an option for Seychelles but rather a must. This is not only for the safety of our people but also especially for the restart of our industry, which was, until we were hit by the pandemic, a flourishing one. Our commitments for safe tourism have been ably supported by the various partners on the tourism task force," External link

allafrica Monday, December 7, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : “The last quarter of 2019 alone, Seychelles received 104,079 visitors; therefore, the numbers presented this year may seem dull in comparison. However, looking at the bigger picture, these same figures are monumental for the local tourism industry. At current, our marketing approach is flexible and in constant evolution. We are doing so without deviating from the very crucial goal of keeping our people safe,” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Sherin Francis added ( about Danny Cowart ) : "The appearance of Seychelles in the CNN TV programme will be the pinnacle of visibility for the destination across all continents on the CNN network and social media," External link

allafrica Monday, November 16, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "We are seeing a lot of response on the ground from the agencies which sell Seychelles in Israel. Already they have started to push sales. Air Seychelles has its first flight which will land from Israel on 16th November also," External link

allafrica Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "I believe over the next few weeks with our work we will be able to attract Israeli citizens to holiday in Seychelles. Even if it is not a big market for us, in the present COVID 19 situation, with the right communication and connectivity it can make a difference in our arrival figures" External link

allafrica Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis told : "Now we are gathering momentum, for instance, yesterday (Sunday) there were three airlines that landed at the airport and for the first time in one day, we received the most visitors since the airport reopened. That is the time to sensitise the public about tourism which is an industry for Seychelles, and brings benefits for the whole country," External link

allafrica Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis souligné : "La plupart des autres compagnies aériennes se positionnent pour décembre et cela inclut Air France, Condor, Turkish Airlines et provisoirement le Qatar" External link

linfo Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "In the region, we have Air Austral for November and hopefully Air Seychelles will also start some of its flights by then, should all go well. Most of the other airlines are positioning themselves for December and this includes Air France, Condor, Turkish Airlines and provisionally Qatar," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis outlined ( about British ) : "Edelweiss started on a good note as the two flights it has operated so far had a really good load factor, especially the one that landed last Sunday" "For the time being, British Airways also has a satisfying load for the first flight. It is important that we can build onto this momentum," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "We want to look at the possibility of regional tourism through the vanilla islands. We are currently looking at Mauritius and Reunion. Mauritius is not a traditional market for us, but currently, things are different. Now that Mauritius is starting to reopen its borders, there isn't much of an option as to where people can go on holiday. We know that a lot of Mauritians are travelling to Rodrigues for holidays at the moment and we want Seychelles to become the next option," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : “As a tourism board, we have been promoting safe tourism and have been advocating for standardized practices throughout the travel industry. With the restart of international tourism, new travel trends and terminologies are emerging such as revenge travel. Given it is summer in most of our prominent markets we hope to see people eager to experience the world again,” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis conclu : "Les voyageurs voudront la certitude et la tranquillité d'esprit, par conséquent, un hôtel qui permet les changements de dernière minute et les annulations sans pénalités, les compagnies aériennes et autres entreprises concernées devront envisager d'offrir des politiques de réservation flexibles" External link

allafrica-fr Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "We want to use our visitors as much as possible as influencers as we believe in their power to influence other visitors and this is a typical case. The video has given us a lot of visibility within the Chinese market," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 16, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "The world has been affected in an unprecedented manner by the pandemic and at this moment it will be premature to predict new travel trends considering many countries remain on lockdown, people around the world are in fear of travelling and air transport supply is still low," External link

allafrica Monday, May 11, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Sherin Francis added : "Opening of the airport is a first necessary step but there will require a lot of other conditions in place before leisure travel goes back to a normal level" External link

allafrica Monday, May 11, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Sherin Francis estime : "En ce moment, il sera prématuré de prévoir de nouvelles tendances en matière de voyages" External link

linfo Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:25:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : “Working side by side with our partners is our priority at all times. Through this campaign, I am again emphasising on the increasing need for us as an industry to come together and work collectively as a team’ and use the following message and hashtags on our different social media channels, in order to increase our reach globally. This is also to ensure that Seychelles as a destination keeps a universal presence online,” External link

tradearabia Monday, April 20, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis says : “The babymoon travel trend is really catching on, with expectant parents wanting to spend quality time with each other. Several couples look for the ideal destination, while taking into consideration factors such as easy flight connectivity, customised meal options, comfort and also quick medical access,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Sherin Francis says : “Some of the private island resorts also offer comfortable maternity pillows, an endless supply of healthy snacks, temperature-controlled swimming pools, dedicated butler service, healthy meals and exclusive child care facilities as well,” “Meanwhile, the partners can enjoy a diverse range of energising activities, from diving into the ocean to hiking the granite peaks. Also, there are plenty of safe water activities to enjoy as a couple, such as snorkelling and sunset cruises. There are also movie nights for the couples on the beach, with a sail screen strung between palm trees under a canopy of stars,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "currently any additional rooms we can get in the large hotels category will help our performance, because as we have seen in 2018, during some months we had demands and requests for holiday but the properties were operating at high frequency. It was hard for the suppliers to meet the demands. This will definitely help us to grow certain markets such as last-minute bookings," External link

allafrica Saturday, February 2, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Sherin Francis said : “The 7-days direct flights would definitely make Seychelles more accessible to a few of our important markets such as the North American market,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT



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chief executive33.33%EN09/05/201605/09/2016
executive33.33%EN09/05/201605/09/2016
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Sherin Francis

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Sherin Francis said : "These are difficult times for the industry and the changes are unavoidable. We have to find creative ways to maintain our operation and operate at a minimal cost. We are also mindful that now more than ever, we have to make sure that we remain even more strategic and targeted and stay focus on our mandate," External link

allafrica Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "the measures to be applied are to ensure that firstly STB can get through the year, but at the same time maintaining as much of its meagre resources - both human and financial for the eventual recovery of the country" "The uncertainties that lie ahead of us requires as much planning and foresight while we acknowledge we are in a time where we have little information or data that can guide us through," External link

allafrica Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said ( about British ) : "We are also, together with our partners, trying to develop other niches and products to keep Seychelles attractive and relevant. Our main challenge at the moment is air connectivity as our airline partners are struggling with keeping Seychelles on their chart. We have seen the example of British Airways announcing stopping the Seychelles route," External link

allafrica Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "should we need to close the airport to keep ourselves safe, it would be very consequential for us as a country considering we depend a lot on imports, from food to medicine to other essential items" External link

allafrica Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis explained : "In the first quarter of the year, we had already seen an increase in arrivals reflecting a significant increase from the previous year. With the start of the pandemic and its evolution crippling the travel industry, it has been a very challenging time for us and this is reflective in the numbers," External link

allafrica Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis concluded : "A lot of businesses in Seychelles rely on air connectivity which is driven by the tourism traffic. We are vulnerable as we not only depend on the forex but also on the accessibility of air transport for the freight of our supplies and no tourism means no flights as well," External link

allafrica Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "however difficult this year has been, we are grateful to still have an industry that is still functioning and we are working hard to put it back on its feet," External link

allafrica Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis noted : "At the start of 2020, we were predicting to have a 3 percent increase for the year which would have meant that we would have been nearing the 400,000 visitors had we not been into a pandemic," External link

allafrica Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "It is a luxurious brand of Hilton. We expect that with the marketing push of Hilton, we would create a niche for this type of client. I feel these types of clients will still travel despite the pandemic," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "The last quarter of 2019 alone, Seychelles received 104,079 visitors; therefore, the numbers presented this year may seem dull in comparison. However, looking at the bigger picture, these same figures are monumental for the local tourism industry. At current, our marketing approach is flexible and in constant evolution. We are doing so without deviating from the very crucial goal of keeping our people safe," External link

allafrica Monday, December 7, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "Safe tourism is not an option for Seychelles but rather a must. This is not only for the safety of our people but also especially for the restart of our industry, which was, until we were hit by the pandemic, a flourishing one. Our commitments for safe tourism have been ably supported by the various partners on the tourism task force," External link

allafrica Monday, December 7, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : “The last quarter of 2019 alone, Seychelles received 104,079 visitors; therefore, the numbers presented this year may seem dull in comparison. However, looking at the bigger picture, these same figures are monumental for the local tourism industry. At current, our marketing approach is flexible and in constant evolution. We are doing so without deviating from the very crucial goal of keeping our people safe,” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Sherin Francis added ( about Danny Cowart ) : "The appearance of Seychelles in the CNN TV programme will be the pinnacle of visibility for the destination across all continents on the CNN network and social media," External link

allafrica Monday, November 16, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "We are seeing a lot of response on the ground from the agencies which sell Seychelles in Israel. Already they have started to push sales. Air Seychelles has its first flight which will land from Israel on 16th November also," External link

allafrica Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "I believe over the next few weeks with our work we will be able to attract Israeli citizens to holiday in Seychelles. Even if it is not a big market for us, in the present COVID 19 situation, with the right communication and connectivity it can make a difference in our arrival figures" External link

allafrica Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis told : "Now we are gathering momentum, for instance, yesterday (Sunday) there were three airlines that landed at the airport and for the first time in one day, we received the most visitors since the airport reopened. That is the time to sensitise the public about tourism which is an industry for Seychelles, and brings benefits for the whole country," External link

allafrica Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis souligné : "La plupart des autres compagnies aériennes se positionnent pour décembre et cela inclut Air France, Condor, Turkish Airlines et provisoirement le Qatar" External link

linfo Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "In the region, we have Air Austral for November and hopefully Air Seychelles will also start some of its flights by then, should all go well. Most of the other airlines are positioning themselves for December and this includes Air France, Condor, Turkish Airlines and provisionally Qatar," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis outlined ( about British ) : "Edelweiss started on a good note as the two flights it has operated so far had a really good load factor, especially the one that landed last Sunday" "For the time being, British Airways also has a satisfying load for the first flight. It is important that we can build onto this momentum," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "We want to look at the possibility of regional tourism through the vanilla islands. We are currently looking at Mauritius and Reunion. Mauritius is not a traditional market for us, but currently, things are different. Now that Mauritius is starting to reopen its borders, there isn't much of an option as to where people can go on holiday. We know that a lot of Mauritians are travelling to Rodrigues for holidays at the moment and we want Seychelles to become the next option," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : “As a tourism board, we have been promoting safe tourism and have been advocating for standardized practices throughout the travel industry. With the restart of international tourism, new travel trends and terminologies are emerging such as revenge travel. Given it is summer in most of our prominent markets we hope to see people eager to experience the world again,” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis conclu : "Les voyageurs voudront la certitude et la tranquillité d'esprit, par conséquent, un hôtel qui permet les changements de dernière minute et les annulations sans pénalités, les compagnies aériennes et autres entreprises concernées devront envisager d'offrir des politiques de réservation flexibles" External link

allafrica-fr Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "We want to use our visitors as much as possible as influencers as we believe in their power to influence other visitors and this is a typical case. The video has given us a lot of visibility within the Chinese market," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 16, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "The world has been affected in an unprecedented manner by the pandemic and at this moment it will be premature to predict new travel trends considering many countries remain on lockdown, people around the world are in fear of travelling and air transport supply is still low," External link

allafrica Monday, May 11, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Sherin Francis added : "Opening of the airport is a first necessary step but there will require a lot of other conditions in place before leisure travel goes back to a normal level" External link

allafrica Monday, May 11, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Sherin Francis estime : "En ce moment, il sera prématuré de prévoir de nouvelles tendances en matière de voyages" External link

linfo Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:25:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis said : “Working side by side with our partners is our priority at all times. Through this campaign, I am again emphasising on the increasing need for us as an industry to come together and work collectively as a team’ and use the following message and hashtags on our different social media channels, in order to increase our reach globally. This is also to ensure that Seychelles as a destination keeps a universal presence online,” External link

tradearabia Monday, April 20, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Sherin Francis says : “The babymoon travel trend is really catching on, with expectant parents wanting to spend quality time with each other. Several couples look for the ideal destination, while taking into consideration factors such as easy flight connectivity, customised meal options, comfort and also quick medical access,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Sherin Francis says : “Some of the private island resorts also offer comfortable maternity pillows, an endless supply of healthy snacks, temperature-controlled swimming pools, dedicated butler service, healthy meals and exclusive child care facilities as well,” “Meanwhile, the partners can enjoy a diverse range of energising activities, from diving into the ocean to hiking the granite peaks. Also, there are plenty of safe water activities to enjoy as a couple, such as snorkelling and sunset cruises. There are also movie nights for the couples on the beach, with a sail screen strung between palm trees under a canopy of stars,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Sherin Francis said : "currently any additional rooms we can get in the large hotels category will help our performance, because as we have seen in 2018, during some months we had demands and requests for holiday but the properties were operating at high frequency. It was hard for the suppliers to meet the demands. This will definitely help us to grow certain markets such as last-minute bookings," External link

allafrica Saturday, February 2, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Sherin Francis said : “The 7-days direct flights would definitely make Seychelles more accessible to a few of our important markets such as the North American market,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT



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chief executive33.33%EN09/05/201605/09/2016
executive33.33%EN09/05/201605/09/2016
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Sherin FrancisEN50.00%
Sherin FrancisFR50.00%


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