New Tourism Minister Envisions Seychelles as a Model for Sustainable Tourism to the World
by Shrutee K/DNS
The new Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, moved into his new office at Botanical House on Friday May 4, 2018. Formerly the minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, he was assigned the new portfolio in a Cabinet reshuffle announced by President Danny Faure on April 26.
Minister Dogley has welcomed his appointment as the new minister responsible for tourism, adding that it provides him with an excellent opportunity to shift his efforts, from taking care of the bedrock of Seychelles tourism -- the natural environment -- to ensuring that discerning visitors get to discover and experience the true qualities of the Seychelles islands as a world class destination.
“In a world where unspoiled natural landscapes and seascapes are becoming a rare asset, Seychelles still offers a wide array of unique sites with breathtaking beauty and exceptional experiences,” he said. “My vision is to use my knowledge and experience in environment stewardship, coupled with a strong partnership with the trade, to ensure that Seychelles becomes a model for sustainable tourism to the world, enriched by the creole culture and the hospitality of our people,” the minister added.
Didier Dogley was first appointed Minister in February 2015, and assigned the Environment, Energy and Climate Change portfolio.
He had previously held high level positions in that same ministry including the post of Director General, Principal Secretary and Special Advisor.
Minister Dogley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, from the Erfurt University of Applied Science in Germany and a Masters Degree in Landscape Management from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. He also holds a diploma in Management from the Seychelles Institute of Management. Minister Didier Dogley is married with three children.