Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa showcase their sustainability programme during the 2018 Global Week of Service Signature Site event for Africa and Indian Ocean
The decision to host the event at Labriz was taken based on their track record in leading the way with sustainability actions, from reducing plastic pollution, to conserving local species and investing in the community, therefore Seychelles was chosen as the location to promote Hilton’s commitment to responsible travel and tourism. The Silhouette Foundation has supported and played an enormous part of this work.
To showcase this work Labriz hosted a number of events on the 25th of July on Silhouette Island to which 200 students from different schools on Mahé were in attendance. The morning was filled with captivating and stimulating presentations from the Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine. Mr Didier Dogley, Chairman of the Island Conservation Society (ICS) Mr Adrian Skerrett, Conservation Officer from ICS Thomas Collier, and CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board Mrs Sherin Francis. Other inspirational speakers included Vice President of Hilton Africa/Indian Ocean Jan Van Der Putten having a one to one fast question and answer session with a local talent and also a panel talking about their leadership roles working as women in the hotel industry.
Additionally, two agreements were signed to commemorate this occasion. The first was the Silhouette Foundation four party agreement which establishes a long-term basis for cooperation and assistance between the parties (namely the Islands Development Company, Island Conservation Society, Hilton Seychelles Labriz resort and Spa and Seychelles National Parks Authority) to conserve, restore and enhance the ecosystems of Silhouette, together with their associated marine environments.
And the second was an agreement between ICS and Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa in order to formalise and strengthen the partnership between the two organisations in relation to coral reef health and monitoring.
The day was topped off with the invitees and Hilton staff indulging in a scrumptious lunch organised by Labriz. For those who were still energetic travelled to Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort and Spa reef on Mahé to snorkel and visualize the results of the coral reef restoration work in action that the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles (MCSS) is implementing in collaboration with the hotel.