Visitors to the archipelago, flying on Air Seychelles, can now watch a short film on environmental protection measures and what tourists can do themselves while on holiday to avoid damage to the pristine environment they find across the islands. The initiative was supported by the airline, hand in hand with the Seychelles Tourist Board, and turned the idea by conservation NGO “Sustainability for Seychelles” – aka S4S – into reality. Other partners funding the production of the DVD, were UNEP, GEF, and private-sector partners like the Constance Ephelia Resort.
Passengers on board of long-haul flights to Mahe can learn a lot about the Seychelles being one of the greenest destinations around the globe and the efforts undertaken by government, the business community, and civil society across the archipelago to keep it this way.
Air Seychelles only recently was in the good news when formally signing on to the EU’s carbon emission trading scheme, which will officially come into effect by next year, again leading from the front unlike many other foreign airlines still pondering how to get either around the new rules or else diddling with compliance requirements.