Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, accompanied by Anne Lafortune, his PS for Tourism, spent time this week at MAIA Resort to meet the staff on a one-to-one basis to hear what they say are the day-to-day challenges. “The staff made the request for them to meet with me on a one-to-one basis or by departments. The staff had seen me during my last door-to-door of hotels when I stopped at the MAIA Resort and requested this one-to-one meeting with them. The Ministry of Tourism and Culture believes in remaining connected with workers in the tourism industry, at the same time as we continue to manage the ministry with an open door policy,” said Minister St.Ange
The Minister and PS Lafortune were offered by the resort’s management an office close to the canteen area of the resort, and they were able to meet most staff on a one-to-one basis or by departments. This series of meetings was followed by a debriefing session with the hotel’s management, and this will be followed by a further meeting next week to see the major points that is seen by the staff as employment challenges.
Minister St.Ange said as he left the resort that he was thankful to the management for organizing this series of staff meetings, and he also thanked the staff for the openness and commitment for the Seychelles tourism industry. The Minister also said that he was convinced that a lot of the challenges faced by the staff could be resolved for the benefit of the staff themselves and for the continued running of the MAIA Resort.