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A new tourism magazine, ‘Sesel Sa!’, the Voice of Seychelles Tourism, is soon to appear on the stands. Produced by the Paradise Promotions team behind the popular lifestyle magazine, ‘Potpourri,’ in collaboration with the Seychelles Tourism Board, the Sesel Sa! magazine will appear quarterly with a 10,000 print-run. Sesel Sa! will be a magazine for the Seychelles Tourism Industry that will provide an informative and diverse insight into the latest news and events. Carefully and creatively selected articles, editorials and features will cover a broad spectrum of Seychelles tourism-related topics to be published under one banner and communicated to the…
The New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs and MP for East Coast Bays, Hon Murray McCully who was in Seychelles for the AIMS (Atlantic, Indian Ocean and South China Seas) sub-regional grouping meeting, met with Minister Alain St Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture. The New Zealand minister was accompanied by Ambassador James Kember, the new New Zealand Ambassador just accredited to Seychelles. The two ministers discussed the tourism development in Seychelles and also the moves to diversify the island's tourism source markets. On the marketing front, they discussed their Tourism Board's presence at tourism trade fairs…
Seychelles has received centre-spread coverage in the Sports and Travel magazine. “There be Giants”, the article takes readers to Seychelles’ small granitic island of Curieuse, close to the north coast of Praslin, and explores its magnificent giant tortoise population and endemic flora of the Coco-de-mer.The Vallee de Mai, one of Seychelles’ UNESCO world heritage sites, also gets recognition with its natural attributes and photos of the world biggest nut. Mario Rosario, publisher of the Sports and Travel magazine, describes Vallee de Mai as a “must-see world heritage site”, indulging the readers into the myth of the “Garden of Eden” and…
The Woman & Bride magazine of Italy has dedicated four pages to the beauty of Seychelles and to the special attractions of these mid-ocean islands, as the ultimate in honeymoon destinations.The magazine is the sought-after people's magazine of Italy and one that retains a strong following among new brides looking for the eventual destination for their own honeymoon.This issue talks about the recent wedding in Seychelles of Alessandro Pindilli, the Seychelles Tourism Ambassador in Italy. Mr Pindilli is a Seychellois who currently resides in Italy and manages a respected modelling agency in Milan with a branch in Russia.The issue also…
The Places&Faces magazine in the UK has come out with a three-page article on the highlights and adventures of sailing in the beautiful sapphire waters of the Seychelles.The article, entitled ‘Saphhire Seas’, is written by journalist Kate Morfoot who together with her sister, chose to go for a yacht for their trip in the Seychelles instead of the traditional hotel accommodation.She says the booking process was as easy as booking a hotel but this time the experience was much more adventurous as opposed to being in a hotel where you simply swelter on a sun lounger.Being on a deck in…
The prestigious Abode 2 magazine in UK has described Seychelles as the place where you would want to do and see everything because the destination “lives up to even the highest expectations”.The islands have received coverage through 10 pages in the Summer Issue of the magazine which brings readers the finest in luxury resort properties around the world.Besides the destination, two other properties have received coverage, namely Desroches Island and Eden Island.Entitled ‘Seychelles Serenade’, the destination article describes the islands as an image of near-cliched perfection, with sandy beaches, shady palms and warm, turquoise waters.But the writer, James Sinclair, also…
Donnavventura, a well reputed programme aired on an Italian television network, has won third prize with a documentary shot in Seychelles. The prize was given at the ADUTEI Prize Giving Ceremony in Italy in June.Shot in Seychelles in 2011 with seven female participants of Donnavventura, the programme takes its audience to the breathtaking hot spots of the Seychelles islands. From the main island of Mahe to the inner islands of Praslin, La Digue, Curieuse, St Pierre, St Anne and Cocos, the programme explores the destination billed as the ‘island paradise’. The first prize was won by the programme Correndo per…
The annual Carnaval International de Victoria is increasing visibility of the Indian Ocean region in travel publications abroad, including Asia.The Hong Kong tourism magazine carries a front cover photo of the Brazilian delegation parading in Victoria during the February carnival in its last edition. It also features other pictures of the Brazilians, the Notting Hill Carnival of the UK and two Seychellois floats from the 2013 carnival.The Hong Kong magazine also highlights other aspects of a holiday in Seychelles, including golfing at the Constance Lemuria on Praslin.Commenting on the coverage, Seychelles’ Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St Ange said: “What…
Seychelles has made headlines caption on the front cover of the Jetsetter magazine of Asia.A snapshot of Seychelles’ golden sandy beaches and crystalline water with the tagline “The Seychelles - where the sky meets the seas” appears on the cover page of the latest edition of the magazine. Running Seychelles’ Fregate Island Private new wellness brand in its editorial column, Jetsetter brings to Asian travellers a taste of Seychelles famous spotlights.Seychelles’ appearance on the front page of the magazine follows discussions held recently at the International Travel Expo in Hong Kong (ITE) with the Seychelles Tourism Board’s team.Jetsetter is a…
Seychelles has been rated high for diving and golfing vacations in Hong Kong's Golf Traveller magazine.The article follows the recent launching of Air Seychelles’ flights to Hong Kong, coinciding with the launch of the Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB) new marketing drive on that market.The writer James Au, who writes for several Asian travel publications and who was in Seychelles for this year's Carnaval International de Victoria in February, also travelled on the inaugural flight to Hong Kong.The magazine's front cover features Brazilian dancers at the carnival's float parade which showcases Seychelles as the country of “Melting pot of cultures".Two niche…
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