Seychelles Tourism Marketing Authority Act

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This Act was repealed by Act 6 of 2005, Seychelles Tourism Board Act with effect from 1 April 2005.  The text below is reproduced for historical reference purposes only.



Act 13 of 2000



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1.                  Short title.

2.                  Interpretation.

3.                  Establishment of Seychelles Tourism Marketing Authority .

4.                  Functions.

5.                  Constitution of the Board of the Authority.

6.                  Meetings of the Board.

7.                  The Chief Executive Officer of the Authority.

8.                  Staff of the Authority.

9.                  Staff deemed to be public officers.

10.              Protection of acts done in good faith.

11.              Funds of the Authority.

12.              Directions of the Minister.

13.              Validation.

14.              Repeal of Cap 223.



Short title.         1.  This Act may be cited as the Seychelles Tourism Authority Act.


Interpretation.   2.   In this Act -


“Authority” means the Seychelles Tourism Marketing


“Authority” established by section 3 of this Act;


"Board" means the Board of the Authority appointed under section 5 of this Act.


Establishment    3.     There is established the Seychelles Tourism Marketing

of Seychelles     Authority which shall be a body corporate.

Tourism Mar-

keting Autho-



Functions.          4.(1)  The functions of the Authority shall be-


(a)   to encourage people to visit Seychelles


(b)   to promote or undertake general tourism pub­licity and to monitor, supervise and coordinate such publicity undertaken by others;


(c)      to conduct market research;


(d)   to advise the Government on matters relating to marketing of tourism.


Constitution      5.(1)     The Authority shall be administered by a Board consisting

of the Board ofof 7 members appointed by the President.

the Authority   


(2)        The members shall hold office for a period of two years from the date of appointment, and shall be eligible for re-appoint­ment.


(3)  The President shall appoint -


(a)     one of the members to be the Chairman of the Board; and


(b)     one other member to be the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority.


Meetings of      6.(1) The Board shall meet at such place as the Chairman thinks fit.

the Board

(a)     not less frequently than once in every two months.


(b)     at such other times as the Chairman or not less than 4 member may request.


(2)     Five member of the Board shall constitute a quorum.


(3)     The Chairmanor inthe absence of the Chairman the person elected by the members present from among themselves shall preside at a meeting of the Board.



(4)     Any question before a meeting of the Board shall be decided by a majority of votes of the members present but in the event of an equality of votes the person presiding at the meeting shall have a casting vote.


(5)   A member who has any interest in any matter which falls to be decided by the Board shall declare such interest and shall not take part in any deliberation or vote in respect of that i,natter.


(6)   Subject to this Act, the Board shall regulate its own proceedings.



The Chief          7.     The Chief Executive Officer of the Authority-


Officer of the

Authority                  (a)      shall be responsible for the implementation of the decision

of the Board and for the manage­ment of the day to day business of the Authority


(b)     may, subject to the direction of the Board, sign documents on behalf of the Authority,


(c)      may, subject to the directions of the Board, del­egate any functions of the Chief Executive Of­ficer to any employee of the Authority.


Staff of the       8.      The Authority may employ such persons as are neces­sary for the performance of its functions on such terms and condi­tions as it deems fit.


Staff deemed    9.     The members of the Board and officers and employees of the

to be public       Authority shall be deemed to be employed in the public service for the

officers             purpose of sections 91 to 96 of the Penal Code and those sections shall apply to them.


Protection of     10.   Subject to section 9, the Authority, members of the Board, and

acts done in      officers and employees of the Authority shall not be liable civilly or

good faith         criminally in respect of any loss arising from the exercise in good faith by any of them of the functions of the Authority.


Funds of           11.(1) The funds of the Authority shall consist of-


(a)     moneys approved by an Appropriation Act and paid to the Authority;



(b)     moneys lawfully received by the Authority as fees, rents or other charges;


(c)      moneys due on any investment made by the Authority; and


(d)     moneys borrowed by the Authority.


(2)     The funds of the Authority may be applied by the Au­thority -


(a)     in the payment or discharge of its debts, ex­penses and other obligations;


(b)     in the payment of emoluments, fees and allow­ances payable to the members of the Board and officers and employees of the Authority.



(3)  The Board shall keep proper books and accounts of the moneys of the Authority and shall prepare in respect of each fi­nancial year a statement of accounts.


(4)  The financial year of the Authority shall be a period of twelve months ending on the 31st December of each year but the firstfinancial year of the Authority shall end on the 31st Decem­ber next following the date of commencement of this Act.


(5)  The accounts and the statement of accounts of the Au­thority shall be audited every year by the Auditor General.


Directions of     12.       The Minister may give to the Board general directions in

the Minister      writing to be followed by the Board in the performance of its functions, and the Board shall comply with those directions.


Validation         13.       Any action or decision taken by the Seychelles Tourism Marketing Authority of the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation before the coming into force of this Act which would have been valid if this Act had been in force at the time is hereby validated and declared to be and always to have been lawful.


Repealed of      14.       The Seychelles Tourist Board Act (Cap 223) is hereby

Cap 223.           repealed.