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After the visit to La Digue to open the Seychellois Owned new Cabanes des Anges Guest House last week,The Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, accompanied by his Principal Secretary for Tourism, Mrs. Anne Lafortune, visited this week the Bay View Villa and the Bay View Seychelles managed by Stefan and Helga Dumont. Helga, nee Bresson and her husband Stefan started their operation with one small eleven all ensuite room hotel, the Bay View Seychelles at Petit Barbarons. Stefan, who is an experience Chef by profession, and Helga then moved to expand into a second establishment the six…
The Carnaval International de Victoria’s campaign has been officially launched on Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation radio station. “Lanbyans Labrin”, the station prime time popular radio show, opened its microphone for a live studio interview with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture and Sherin Naiken, the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board. “ Ole Ola en sel lavwa’’ winner of this year’s song competition opened the live radio show which stretched for well over half an hour. Referring to Minister Alain St.Ange, as the man behind the Carnival, Jules Hoareau, the show’s popular presenter, questioned Minister St.Ange…
Top managers and directors of the Culture Department in Seychelles were given an eye opener on how to apply principles of quality management system within the context of their respective sections. Elvis Nicette, Principal Certification Officer of the Seychelles Bureau of Standard facilitated a one day workshop with top managers and directors of the Culture Department to give an in-depth insight of quality management system, the requirements of ISO 9001 as stipulated within PSO (Public Service Orders) and its application within government Ministries. Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture was personally present at the opening of the…
Seychelles new carnival song has been released two months or so leading up to carnival. “Ole Ola en sel lavwa’’ immediately made its debut on Seychelles radio stations after its launching on Friday 21st February. Travis Julienne, the song composer and singer said “Ole Ola en sel lavwa’’ is a colourful vibration of carnival time. “The season of carnival is the most exciting time for everyone. We wanted to break new ground with a song that brings the samba party mood in Seychelles. Though it sounds Brazilian, the song is a fusion of moutya, Zouk and soca’’ Travis explained. Carnival…
For the second year running the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism has been invited to participate at the World Tourism Forum Lucerne Think Tank. The Think Tank will be held on March 2-3, 2014 at the Hotel Palace Lucerne, Switzerland. The main subject tabled for this year's forum is “Infrastructure& Investment – New Public-Private-Paradigm” and we will address another pivotal issue - that the financing of Travel & Tourism Infrastructure will be the great challenge of the next 2 decades and again we will do so by exploring new creative solution oriented approaches. The date for the forum in Switzerland…
Carnival of the Carnivals in Seychelles 2014 will be used to showcase The World Heritage Site of Mount Krakatau following its historical eruption in 1883. This eruption demonstrated the power of the earth in creating a new mountain Anak Krakatau, today an exotic tourism destination of the world in Lampung, Indonesia. Located at the Straits of Sunda, Krakatau is part of Lampung Province, one among the cultural troupes of the 350 ethnics of Indonesian. The Premier of South Lampung Regent confirms “We are the people of Carnival - We celebrate togetherthe many cultures found in Indonesia. Through the performance of…
Sherin Naiken, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, was invited to present and be a panelist at the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) Small Islands Development States (SIDS) conference on the exotic island of the Nassau in the Bahamas to share experience on regional integration, more specifically the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands initiatives under the UNWTO theme of the conference, "Tourism as a key sector for development in the island states." The conference which addressed a whole range of relevant issues for island destinations such as the competitiveness and sustainability, regional integration, air connectivity, travel facilitation and risk management…
The Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) requested updates of the facilities at the Mahe, Praslin and La Digue Quay and Jetty at their last meting with Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture. Last week, Mr John Stravens, the Chairman of the SHTA and representatives from the Industry's Association accompanied Minister St.Ange, PS for Tourism Anne Lafortune and Sinha Levkovic of the Tourism Department for a meeting with Lieutenant Colonel Andre Ciseaux, the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Port Authority. Lieutenant Colonel Andre Ciseaux and members of his Management Team met with tourism trade partners to…
The world of carnivals is going to Seychelles for the unique and very popular Carnival of Carnivals that will be held from the 25 to the 27 April. Last week the mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles announced that they had received confirmation that Notting Hill Carnival of the UK was sending a large delegation to their April Carnival. It it at this carnival that all the best carnivals of the world travel to annually to parade together and where cultural troupes from the Community of Nations follow as they promote their country using culture and in so doing their people.…
Bangkok bases Six Senses Hotels | Resorts | Spas has this morning announced the planned opening of their first ever resort on the private island of Felicite / Seychelles. Located some 30 nautical miles north east of Mahe, the island can be accessed from the international airport by helicopter or by boat from either La Digue or Praslin islands. Felicite is one of the 115 island of the archipelago and is a granite island measuring some 650 acres, offering a spectacular scenery to the guests once the resort has opened in last 2015. The planned resort will offer 17 private…
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