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Tourism: Seychellois recognized by Tsogo Sun Group of South Africa

Tourism: Seychellois recognized by Tsogo Sun Group of South Africa

MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa forms part of The Tsogo Sun Group has embarked on a journey to engage with as many employees as possible since 2012, in order to identify common values which everyone in the organization can embrace.

This program is based on a system that allows employees across all levels and divisions throughout the group to recognize one another for behavior that exemplifies the Tsogo Sun values of Teamwork, Service, Opportunity, Growth, and Ownership, which form the acronym TSOGO. The build-up to the annual award is based on inspirational tiering where employees are recognized for “doing the right thing” and living one or more of the values. This allows for recognition at the unit level in the form of “Employee of the Month,” and through being voted “Employee of the Month,” the person with the highest number of results per region becomes the Champion of their region. With a total of 7,850 employees actively using the program, it is clear that this “living Tsogo Ambassador” program has been warmly embraced by all.

Brigitte Rath, who is soon to be promoted as the new Assistant Restaurant Manager at MAIA was honored as the Regional Winner for Seychelles. Brigitte jetted off to Cape Town to attend the glittering Tsogo Sun Annual General Manager’s Conference where she came in at third place.

Brigitte has a proud history with MAIA, where she has been an employee since day one, when it opened in August 2006. She continuously gets commendations from guests and senior management and is recognized for her commitment to ensuring that the restaurant is always impeccably maintained and managed, and that the associates are trained to MAIA’s exceptionally high standards. She was also Miss MAIA in 2011.

What does her General Manager Sebastian Berinato have to say? “We are delighted to have Brigitte as part of the MAIA family, and congratulate her on her well-deserved win … Keep it up Brigitte, you are an inspiration to us all!”

On Monday, December 20, Brigitte Rath was received by Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, at his ESPACE Building Offices in the presence of the Resort’s Senior Management, Sebastien Berinato, and Karl Saint Ange and Anne Lafortune, the PS for Tourism. “We are proud of you; Seychelles is proud of you,” Minister St.Ange said to Brigitte Rath as he congratulated the MAIA Resort for believing in Brigitte Rath and for promoting her to Assistant Restaurant Manager.

For more information on Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Alain St.Ange, visit

Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP).

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