Desroches and North Island to form new company


Minister St Ange addressing the gathering at Friday’s ceremony

They said the venture is “aimed at creating an entity that will combine the skills of the two founding partners to develop, manage and market a series of inner and, or outer islands as renowned experience-based ecotourism products”.

“Once talks are finalised the new company will set about raising venture capital to enable it realise the ambitious vision,” said chief executive Kenneth Collins.

They announced the plans at the Island Development Company’s hangar at the Seychelles International Airport, in a ceremony attended by government ministers, islands administrators and representatives of the two resorts.

The Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St Ange said the “marriage between the two companies” showed their success and that they were poised to reach even higher.

He said the government is happy to see the two companies had succeeded by launching operations on outer islands where others were hesitant to do so and pledged to them “all the support from the Seychelles Tourism Board and his ministry – for now to make it known that Desroches and North are together as a body”.

The two companies have ties with similar operators overseas, for example in Africa and they hope to attract visitors who could combine wild game viewing safaris with the Seychelles paradise experience in single packages.