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What happens when the voice of one of the world’s most prestigious automobile brands drops in on one of the most desirable holiday destinations on earth? A handful of Seychelles’ leading tourism players were keen to find out on Friday when they received Frank Gindler, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Porsche Club Life Magazine, in a VIP welcome to the islands. On assignment to learn more about the destination for one of the magazine’s travel features, Mr Gindler was fittingly met on arrival by Mason’s Travel, Seychelles’ leading inbound tour operator, in a brand-new Porsche Cayenne, for a test spin…
North Island, Seychelles, December 2016 - National Geographic has unveiled the finalists for the 2017 World Legacy Awards, with North Island being listed in the Conserving the Natural World category, recognising outstanding support for the preservation and restoration of nature and the protection of rare and endangered species. Winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony to be held at the Palais am Funkturm, the new official awards venue of ITB Berlin, on 8 March 2017. Since 1997, North Island, Seychelles has demonstrated that it is possible to operate a commercially successful, high-end tourism business in a remote and fragile…
We must together continue to work as a country and as a people for us to protect our ocean because it is an important unique selling point for Seychelles. Minister St.Ange said this while addressing guests at a gala dinner hosted at the Eden Bleu hotel as part of activities to celebrate the first Seychelles Ocean Festival held last Saturday. Attending the gala dinner were the principal secretaries for tourism Anne Lafortune and civil aviation, ports and marine Garry Albert, chief executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Sherin Francis and the deputy chief executive Jenifer Sinon, officials from the…
Idyllic archipelago of 115 islands will continue to enchant Middle Eastern guests in 2017 The Seychelles Tourism Board Office in Dubai is delighted to confirm that visitor numbers from the GCC region have shown impressive year-on-year growth over the past 12 months. The announcement comes with news of a portfolio of hotel openings for 2017 that look set to secure the market leading position the islands have in the region into 2017, known for offering unsurpassed luxury, serene relaxation and enriching cultural experiences. The Seychelles Islands has shown continuous growth in visitor arrivals from the GCC region over the past…
December 7th is the International Civil Aviation Day and for the mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles it should be a day to reaffirm the importance of air access. This day of recognition should also be a day for reflection on how we work as a country with the aim of showing greater respect for workers who make the island's Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority operate with success. "Seychelles has seen remarkable growth in air access and this has brought our islands onto a path of consolidation for its tourism industry. But behind the scene those at the airport who are involved…
Qatar Airways will be starting flights to Seychelles effective 12th December and this afternoon the 5th December Eliel Zeitouni, the newly appointed Commercial Manager of the airline based in Seychelles paid a courtesy call on Minister Alain St.Ange, the island's Minister responsible for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine. Also present at the meeting that took place at the ESPACE Offices of the Ministry in Victoria were Garry Albert, the PS for Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Anne Lafortune, the PS for Tourism and Sherin Francis, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board. Mr Zeitouni of Qatar Airways briefed Minister…
"The Seychelles’ tourism industry has always succeeded because of the blue economy. It is very clear that without our turquoise blue sea that is clear and clean, the sandy beaches that remains white and clean we would not have the tourism industry". This statement was made by the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Alain St.Ange at the launch of the first Seychelles Ocean Festival last Friday. Held at The Wharf Hotel and Marina, the event was attended by the Vice-President of the Republic Vincent Meriton, principal secretaries, chief executives and other high government officials. Also gracing the…
Air Seychelles spokesperson has confirmed that: "Air Seychelles aircraft Airbus A330-200, registered S7-ADB, today (5 December, 2016) sustained damage during the placement of the staircase for passenger disembarkation during ground handling at the “Charles de Gaulle” Airport. The aircraft remains on ground until declared fully operational. As a result, flight HM17 scheduled to depart from Paris to Seychelles on 5 December 2016, as well as, HM887 departing from Seychelles to Beijing on 6 December 2016 and HM888 departing from Beijing to Seychelles on 7 December 2016 have been cancelled and all guests timely re-accommodated on quickest possible connections to reach…
Christine Barbier, the 2016 Miss Seychelles has left her mid-ocean islands to travel to Washington DC in the USA for the 66th Miss World Final that will be taking place on Sunday , 18th December 2016 at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland Washington DC. Miss Seychelles was on the same flight between Seychelles and Dubai with Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine and this was an opportunity for the island's Minister to wish Christine well at the 2016 Miss World Pageant in Washington. "It was great opportunity to sit…
Nadia Bedier of Seychelles Nation writes that the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA), the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) and Consultancy and Training Services have joined forces to offer a series of in-service training for staff in the hospitality and tourism industry. The first establishment to benefit from this training was Beach Villa, a small guest house of nine rooms on Praslin. Out of the eight staff members, five enthusiastic and very responsive ladies took part in the training which was conducted over two full-day sessions and led by consultant Gerard Port-Louis. After conducting a training needs analysis, Mr Port-Louis…
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