Travizory welcomes US special advisor for Seychelles and UN representative to HQ |13 April 2023
The Travizory team recently welcomed Jim Donegan, the special advisor for Seychelles from the US Department of State, and Selim Selimi, UN Rule of Law specialist for the East Africa Transnational Organised Crime (EATOC) Programme, to its offices.
During the visit, they had the opportunity to meet the members of the Travizory team in Seychelles, take a tour of the operations room, and attend a demo of the Biocorridor.
With a shared interest in law enforcement and transnational crime, Mr Donegan and Mr Selimi were enlightened on the border security measures incorporated into the system currently being used by the government of Seychelles.
Seychelles is currently the only country in Africa with biometric borders and is fully compliant with UN mandates on electronic border security using Advance Passenger Information and Passenger Name Record data.
The Travizory team explained to Mr Donegan and Mr Selimi how Travizory's sophisticated technology ensures the utmost security and privacy for all travellers to the Seychelles.
By using Travizory technology, the government of Seychelles has made the process of entering and exiting the country faster, more efficient, and more secure.
As Mr Donegan and Mr Selimi observed, the UN World Tourism Organisation has identified the Seychelles Electronic Border System as the “best practice” in Africa for developing business intelligence to promote tourism. The Travizory system has helped the Seychelles grow its tourism industry faster than many other countries in Africa post-Covid-19. In the first quarter of 2023 alone, Seychelles welcomed an impressive 89,699 visitors, marking an 86% increase from the previous year. In addition, the digital system has positioned Seychelles as a security leader in the region.
Tom Marten, managing director, Travizory Seychelles, said: “We were delighted to welcome Mr Donegan and Mr Selimi to the Travizory offices. I am very proud of our team of Seychellois employees who are extremely professional, and the successful implementation of our technology here is a testament to the hard work of that team. It is an added bonus to see the high level of interest and support for the innovative border security measures Seychelles has introduced, knowing that we have played a central role in helping the government secure its borders. We are always pleased to showcase our expertise and technology to delegates from other countries.”
Mr Jim Donegan, special advisor for the Seychelles from the US Department of State said: “I am pleased to see Travizory is implementing state-of-the-art technology and software to help protect Seychelles’ borders. The company’s cooperation and coordination with security officials will provide valuable input for global efforts to combat transnational crime.”
Press release from Travizory