The Republic of Seychelles
Justin Etzin is a British entrepreneur, best known for his work in the hospitality industry. He is the founder of Altitude London, a franchise in the UK which forms the largest riverside event complex and largest venue complex in a London skyscraper. Justin Etzin works across the globe, with ongoing ventures in corporate and consumer hospitality as well as commercial and residential boutique construction and development in Europe, North America and Africa.
In Justin Etzin’s current role as a Seychelles Diplomat for The United Nations UNESCO, he is responsible for promoting foreign investment in to the Seychelles. The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean that is experiencing a growing interest in foreign investment. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Seychelles grew 14% in 2018 and is expected to grow by 79% in 2019. In the Seychelles, he is the owner of Ocean Capital Seychelles, a privately funded investment and development company.
Justin Etzin is also an Angel investor and has assisted with a number of start-ups. Start-ups seeking funding or advice can contact Justin using the email address below.
Promoting Tourism In The Seychelles
As a Seychelles Diplomat, one of Justin Etzin’s responsibilities is to promote tourism to the Seychelles. Tourism is a major industry in the Seychelles with around 15% of the population employed in the tourism industry, and tourism contributing 50% of the entire country’s GDP.
Mother Nature was unbelievably generous with the Seychelles, a fabled paradise whose islands lie scattered across the Indian Ocean. Spellbinding beaches are the main attraction, and what beaches! Exquisite ribbons of sand lapped by turquoise waters and backed by lush hills, palm trees and Dali-esque boulders. Beyond the beach, diving and snorkelling are brilliant in the warm waters amid abundant marine life, while few places on the planet do ocean-side luxury quite like the Seychelles. Mahé is the largest island and entry point to the Seychelles, with some fabulous resorts, restaurants and beaches, not to mention the small capital city of Victoria. But it’s also the busiest island, with glorious Praslin and La Digue a short boat ride away. Even further out, there are real lost-world islands to be found. Read more about all the attractions the Seychelles has to offer here.
Seychelles is a visa-free country which means that there are no visa requirements for any persons wishing to travel.
A visitor’s permit is issued on arrival in Seychelles to travelers visiting for the purposes of holiday, business, visiting friends or family and who also meet the following criteria:
- is not a prohibited immigrant;
- is not a holder of a valid permit which entitles the holder to reside in Seychelles;
- holds a valid return ticket or ticket for onward travel for the duration of the visit;
- has confirmed accommodation; and,
- has sufficient funds for the duration of the stay (minimum of US$150 or equivalent per day).
Foreigners make up 24% of the work force. If you’d like more info about working in the Seychelles then you learn more about getting a work permit here.
Justin Etzin and the One Ocean, One Future Foundation
The One Ocean, One Future Foundation was founded by Justin Etzin with the goal of protecting our fragile oceans for future generations to come. The OOOF Foundation works with influencers from the world of Film, Music, Art & Fashion to raise global awareness to prevent the destruction of our fragile oceans. The OOOF Foundation also collaborates on a number of projects to create infrastructure to preserve the natural state of fragile habitats. In one his latest projects, Finley Cay island in the Bahamas, he is helping to develop new technology and a new form of architecture specifically designed for delicate ecosystems. The goal to develop a new type of architecture where the structures are fully self-sufficient, utilising solar and wind power, and can be installed and removed without disturbing the surrounding area. Justin Etzin is an avid environmentalist and is passionate about protecting the oceans and their delicate ecosystems.
The Etzin Foundation was also founded by Justin Etzin and provides special experiences for the terminally ill as well as funds life-saving medical equipment for hospitals that are in need of funding.
Learn more about Justin Etzin here.
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23rd March 2019 – Speaking at the bi-annual event, the Seychelles Diplomat addressed the President, Vice President, Ministers and Consul Generals from around the world on how the worldwide diplomatic Corps can respond more effectively with government and the private sector on matters concerning the environment.