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Welcome to the Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association

The Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association (SHTA) was formed in 2002 following a merger between the Seychelles Hotel Association (SHA) and the Small Hotels and Guesthouses Association (SHGA). As a result of the merger, the SHTA is now a comprehensive association comprising around 150+ members encompassing properties from large five star resort hotels to the smallest guesthouses and self-catering establishments.

Also within our community, are other Associations, Banks, Restaurants, Airlines, DMCs etc.


The SHTA is a “not for profit” association whose mission is to serve the needs of its members and promote the common interests of the tourism industry whilst constantly resolving challenges of business and bringing about unity.


The SHTA is committed to being the voice of the industry in prompting the continued progression and excellence of the hospitality industry. The SHTA advocates principles of high business ethics, accountability, service excellence, honesty and innovation.

Core Values

Foster cooperation and fellowship amongst its members and build synergies with all stakeholders within the industry, Respond promptly to member’s needs, Protect the interests of all its members, develop and provide training programs to its members.

SHTA Board Members

Sybille Cardon

Sybille Cardon

Alan Mason

Alan Mason

Vice Chairman
Daniella Payet-Alis

Daniella Payet-Alis


About the Board Members

The Association is represented by an Executive Committee comprising of 12  professionals in the tourism field with years of experience.

All Board Members

Latest SHTA News

22 Mar 16

First Aid Training!

Tomorrow, some of our La Digue members will become First Aiders! It is of utmost importance to know what to do in the event of an accident at your hotel…

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12 Feb 16

The Big Interview with Sybille Cardon

The Big Interview with Sybille Cardon “Government should allow the private sector to do more” In this interview the new chairperson of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) and…

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Great Organization

We have been members of the SHTA for many years. The SHTA has always heard our concerns and looked into ways to support us as a small establishment. We believe that the SHTA has role to play as the link between the tourism industry and government by providing support, clarifications on matters arising and creating a healthy understanding between both sectors.

It is our hope that the SHTA continues this work and that additionally finds ways of creating opportunities for the small establishments, be it in staff training, the sharing of visibility at international fairs and representing our needs through a healthy dialogue.