Plans for the construction of 18 tourism establishments are excluded from the moratorium on large hotels in Seychelles, a top official of the ministry of tourism said.

The moratorium on large hotel projects except those already approved by the government was announced by the Seychelles’ former President James Michel during the Independence Day celebrations on June 29, 2015. In his State of the Nation’s Address in February, Seychelles’ President Danny Faure said that the government has decided to prolong the moratorium until the end of 2020 and defined big hotels as those having 25 rooms or more.

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