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Imran Ahmad, the known and very respected Nikon Professional Photographer with his pictures already published in the Coffee Table Book Edition Fifty Fathoms will see his underwater photographs of the Seychelles used by the Seychelles Tourism Board in their very own Coffee Table Book which will be called 'Seychelles Unexpected Treasures'.This announcement was made by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture as he was addressing the opening ceremony of 2013 SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea last Friday afternoon.Minister St.Ange said:- "Today at the opening of the 2013 SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea,…
Local artist Joe Sammy working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and energy has released new soulful tune Ocean Child – a touching tribute to the Seychelles’ waters.The song’s timely release coincides with the SUBIOS festival of the Sea – due to be launched on Friday evening by the Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St Ange.The launching ceremony will take place at the regatta site, whereby guests will view documentaries of scenic underwater images – in addition to other educational aspects of the festival. Of course Joe will be at hand to regale the guests with a…
Agnes Gerry, Miss Seychelles…Another World 2013 was at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London earlier this month, as the cultural ambassador of her country. Her presence at the fair was mainly to help promote the annual carnival held in Seychelles during their last weekend of April.Over recent years Seychelles has actively included its culture in promoting tourism; highlighting its diverse people in the process."We know that we have the best sun, sea and sand holiday but we still felt that these natural attributes we have been blessed with do not stand, and cannot stand alone anymore. This is whey…
Seychelles joined other representatives from the world tourism trade were in Rimini Italy to showcase their products to prospective clients – in an event further consolidating Italy as one of the country’s market.The Italian Minister for Tourism and Culture was on hand to officially launch the event that traditionally gathers professionals from the trade coming from the world over.TTG is known to those in the trade as the major gateway to the Italian outbound travel market segment and the main point of reference in Italy for the distribution of tourism related products and services.A total of 2400 companies from 130…
The tropical islands of the Seychelles used the ‘EIBTM Trade Fair’ in Barcelona to tell the world that they are ready for the Incentive & Conference Market. EIBTM is the leading global event for the meetings, incentives, conferences, events and business travel industry, which took place in the award winning business and tourism destination of Barcelona. The event gathers over 15,000 MICE industry professionals for three days of focused access to a dynamic business environment with over 3,100 exhibitors.The Seychelles Tourism Board’s delegation to EIBTM was headed by Bernadette Willemin, the Board’s Director for Europe based in Paris.The Seychelles private…
The Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, expressed his wish to visit the beautiful islands of Seychelles, during his visit to the small island states’ stall at the third edition of the Kenya Magical Travel Expo held in Nairobi recently. Mr Kenyatta informed those manning the Seychelles stall that he had plans to visit next year, together with the newly appointed Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Phyllis Kandie.While at the stand, President Kenyatta was also given a coffee table book, and he and his delegation enthusiastically talked about the Seychelles islands with the representatives.For this edition of the prestigious travel fair, Seychelles Tourism Board…
For year’s the Typhoo Restaurant of Au Cap has delighted Seychellois and tourists alike with delicious local cuisine with a Chinese flare. When the restaurant closed down a while back, the District of Au Cap had lost one of its key entertainment premises and a public license Restaurant. This was until the Pillay R. Group of Companies took up the business venture and undertook upgrading works to the property. They have now rebranded the restaurant and bar into the “Asian Fusion” Restaurant. What makes this restaurant unique is that it is one of the very few restaurants on the island…
Seychellois and visitors have been able to fly directly to Sri Lanka as of 16 November– now that the Asian country’s number one airline is providing flights from Colombo to Mahe.The direct flight comes after President James Michel visited the country last year and many agreements were signed by the two countries.It was during an inauguration of the airline’s office – situated at the ex-Qatar airways premises at Ebrahim Building – that the press was informed that Sri Lankan Airlines will be code sharing the flights with its twin airline Mihin Lanka.The Vision Voyages’ Managing Director, Shirish Dhanjee, told those…
Seychelles and Sri Lanka now share even closer links, with the introduction of direct flights between Seychelles and Colombo.Since the Mihin Lanka blue-tailed A 321 airbus with a white lotus leaf touched down at the Seychelles International Airport on Saturday afternoon – it is predicted that more visitors from that destination will soon landing on the Seychelles’ shores. The first flight from Colombo to Mahé landed at 4.03pm after a 3 hour 43 minute journey – to be welcomed by many high officials in the country, including the Seychelles Tourism Board Chief Executive Officer, Sherin Naiken.Following the warm welcome Mihin…
According to figures provided by the Seychelles Bureau of Statistics (SBS), the number of Asian outbound travellers to the island state was on the rise in 2012. Further calculations by SBS show a 7% increase, which is set to increase by another 6% this year, as more visitors from China and Japan pour into Seychelles.In a recent trade fair the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) attended – in a bid to entice more visitors from the Asian region to the country – representatives were told that as Asians were looking for new locations to visit for their holidays; Seychelles was one…
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