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The Seychelles islands’ unique beauty has again impressed many in china, after the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has taken part in the China International Tourism (CITM) Mart held in Kunming, Yunnan, China.For its first participation in the CITM in Kunming – also the biggest Travel Mart in Asia at a national level – the representatives at the event had the chance to talk to others involved in the trade in addition to introducing the product to many prospective visitors.According to its figures, the STB says it managed to establish over 500 new contacts among those who visited its tropical and…
South Africa is getting more insight into what Seychelles has to offer as a travel destination; now that a delegation from the Seychelles Tourism Board is attending a road show in the country.Senior Marketing Executive at the Seychelles Tourism Board, Amia Jovanovic-Desir, explains that the Indian Ocean Islands’ participation in the fair “reaffirms the strong commitment to further develop and position Seychelles in South Africa and the region”.Mrs Jovanovic-Desir has joined the Seychelles Tourism Office team based in South Africa from the 30 September to 3 October to further sell Seychelles to the African market.However the Seychelles Tourism Board also…
For its first participation by the mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles in the Taipei International Travel Fair (ITF), the Seychelles stand has been among the most successful at the event. The Indian Ocean island nation’s stand at the event was a fusion of a beautiful private beach and location map backdrop – also carried the legendary Coco De Mer which is the unique symbol of Seychelles.“Because of the uniqueness of Seychelles and the first time participation, the Seychelles stands also got big attention of the local media. After two days promotion, the Seychelles stand made the headlines of the papers,”…
On 2nd October 2013, Seychelles Tourism Office Middle East in partnership with Raffles Praslin Seychelles participated at the first National Travel Day organised by Lonely Planet Traveller Middle East which was held simultaneously at Media One Hotel and Wafi Rooftop Gardens with over 400 attendees.National Travel Day is a brand new creative concept that gears towards inspiring and encouraging travellers of all levels to think, plan and even book a trip away. The event has two different platforms which were the Speakers Event and Film Screening Event.At the Speakers Event, Seychelles Tourism Middle East Office and Raffles Praslin Seychelles showcased…
Students and staff at the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) will now be exchanging expertise and work experiences now that the local institution has signed an agreement with the Hebei Tourism Vocational College.The agreement was signed at the Ministry of Tourism and Culture headquarters on 11 October by the Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Sherin Naiken and the President of Hebei Tourism Vocational College, Professor YunHang Tang.The College found in Chengde City in the Hebei Province, is the only one in the province providing its students with the opportunity to develop their comprehensive vocational skills due to its relationship…
A trip was recently organized by the Seychelles Tourism Office Middle East in collaboration with Emirates Airlines from 23rd-28th September 2013 for the group of agents from UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, KSA, Lebanon and Qatar.To strengthen the knowledge of the travel trade on the Seychelles offering, a 5 day visit was arranged to discover the difference between the 3 main islands Mahe, Praslin and La Digue.The group has enjoyed its stays at Constance Ephelia Resort, Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel and Raffles Praslin Seychelles and enjoyed exploring the unique sights on the Island of Mahe, Praslin with a visit to Vallee…
The MacGregor and Laporte Families have opened a new hotel accommodation establishment at Bel Ombre on the main island of Mahe right adjacent to the La Buze Treasure Site.The property was declared officially open by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture in the presence of Minister Christian Lionnet, former Minister Patrick Pillay, Anne Lafortune, the PS for Tourism, Gaelen Bresson, the Elected Representative for the Bel Ombre Constituency in the National Assembly, John Stravens, the Chairman of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA), members of the local tourism trade, business partners and family members of…
Seychelles Constance Ephelia Resort is the first tourism establishment in the country to benefit from a pilot project of renewable energy. The project to expand the use of renewable energy system at Seychelles Constance Ephelia Resort was unveiled on Sunday 27th October by Vice President Danny Faure and Didier Robert President of Regional Council of Reunion Island. With the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at Constance Ephelia Resort to officialise the project; the property now owns nine solar arrays of 13 square metres built and installed by a Reunion-based company Corexsolar.This array will provide the resort with clean efficient power,…
Seychellois owned and run – Crown Beach Hotel at Fairyland Seychelles is one establishment aiming to cater to its guests every whim.The new 12-room four-star family run hotel officially opened its doors on Saturday evening.Present at the event were the Designated Minister Vincent Meriton, Seychelles Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St Ange, among other key stakeholders in the tourism trade.The Hotel overlooking a magnificent beach in the southern part of Mahe is also the home of the only conference room in the industry overlooking the sea.Situated only a few steps from the beach and close to the main road at…

Qantas lands in Seychelles on World Tour

Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00
A QANTAS Boeing 747 Plane landed in Seychelles on Tuesday night with 215 passengers and crew. This QANTAS plane is on a special charter by the Captain’s Choice, the Australian based firm that remains a World leader in Private Jet Tours.It is over a year ago now that Minister Jean Paul Adam, the Seychelles Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture met with Phil Asker of the Captain's Choice in Melbourne Australia. Both Minister Adam and Minister St.Ange formed part of a delegation accompanying President James Michel on his Official State Visit…
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