The Seychelles Tourism Academy and ISPC Seychelles have renewed their working partnership through the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between both parties. The signing of this MOU between the Principal of the Seychelles Tourism Academy, Flavien Joubert, and the Chief Executive of ISPC Seychelles, Alfred Fourcroy, was held in a ceremony on the campus of the Seychelles Tourism Academy in the presence of Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, and the Academy trade partners.
ISPS is one of the Seychelles’ main hotel suppliers and wholesalers and a committed supporter of the island’s Tourism Academy for the last couple of years.
In his opening remarks at the signing ceremony of the MOU, Mr. Flavien Joubert said that the Seychelles Tourism Academy is trying hard to work with trade partners, because, according to him, without their continued support, the Academy would remain stagnant.
“Without you we cannot move forward with the pace we are doing. Today, we’re witnessing an example of the true partnership between private sector trade partners and the Tourism Academy. The decorations and beverages displayed before you have been fully sponsored by the ISPC Seychelles. The Seychelles Tourism Academy values this partnership, and the Tourism Academy looks forward for continued support not only with ISPC, but also with other trade partners,” Flavien Joubert said.
The Principal of the Seychelles Tourism Academy also thanked the other main partners of the Academy. Special mention was made for their parent Ministry, the Ministry of Tourism&Culture, the Seychelles Tourism Board, who continues to oversee the works of the Academy, and NHRDC saying that without their support and trust in the work of the Academy, the institution would not have been able to move forward.
The Seychelles Tourism Academy and ISPC Seychelles sees themselves in a partnership that commits ISPC to support any of the Academy’s initiative aimed at strengthening professionalism for the success of the tourism industry. According to the ISPC Chief Executive Officer, professionalism remains the key word for success.
“Professionalism means high standards of service, and service is based on people. The role of Seychelles Tourism Academy is critical in this perspective. Our industry can only grow on the basis of well-trained and educated manpower,” Alfred Fourcroy of the ISPC Seychelles said.
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, on his part has welcomed commercial entities committed to play their part in the development of the country. “Social responsibilities has nothing to do with businesses [that] are not welfare agencies. Businesses work when the country is alive, when the community is moving, and when the workforce is well trained and everyone has the responsibility to play their part. Today, we say thank you to Alfred Fourcroy and his ISPC. Let us see more of our corporate names follow this example,” Minister St.Ange said.