Seychelles authors and composers society meets tourism industry’s association

Seychelles authors and composers society meets tourism industry’s association

Mr. David Andre, the Chairman of the Seychelles Authors and Composers Society (SACS), and members of his committee have met with Mr. Louis D’Offay, the Chairman of the Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association (SHTA), and members of the Tourism Industry’s Association Committee to present and discuss the proposed tariffs for tourism establishments by the Authors & Composers Society.

In the presence of the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association members agreed in principle that tariffs should be paid by places providing entertainment such as hotels, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, and that these establishments pay the correct and appropriate tariff.

The meeting held at the Ministry of Tourism & Culture in Victoria was an opportunity for the Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association to voice out their concerns to the Seychelles Authors and Composers Society and to request a revision to the tariffs list that was proposed to hotel and guesthouses so that it is more in line with the economic situation facing the tourism industry.

Minister St.Ange said that the meeting had been needed and fruitful as both parties had now officially met and agreed on the broad lines to move forward and ensure the performers’ rights were respected.

The Seychelles Authors and Composers Society, mandated to protect the interest of artists, said that the list of tariff effective as of April 1, 2012 is based on international norms, but that it could still be amendment by the board.

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The Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association and the Seychelles Authors and Composers Society have agreed to meet in another meeting to discuss on the amended tariffs for different hotel categories.