The Seychelles’ tourism department has established a national classification system for tourism establishments to raise standards and let tourists what level of quality to expect.

There are currently no national criteria to rank tourism establishments in the 115-island archipelago in the western Indian Ocean.

The Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, told SNA recently that hotels are either self-classifying themselves or tour operators are doing it for them.

“It does not necessarily mean that two tour operators will rate one establishment in the same way,” said Lafortune

Setting equal criteria to rate establishments will eliminate this problem, she said….
Source: Seychelles News Agency