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A Destination Management Company (DMC) of Seychelles, the 7Degrees South Company, has moved to make a significant contribution to the redevelopment project of the Venn's Town Slave Ruins of Mission Lodge at Sans Soucis on the main island of Mahe. The 7Degrees South Company donated two benches for visitors to appreciate the extraordinary panoramic views of Mission Lodge’s historical site. The site scenic view is a must for every holiday makers. Lindy Cadeau, the 7Degrees South Operation Manager said the donation is a golden opportunity for the Destination Management Company to play an active role in the redevelopment of Mission…
The Seychelles Tourism Board is once again in Moscow attending the MITT Travel Exhibition from 19th to 22nd March with the European Director Mrs Bernadette Willemin, Marketing Manager Ms Karen Confait and Russian rep Ms Evgenia Russiyanova heading the delegation. Various local partners namely 7 South represented by Anna Butler Payette and Valentina Payet, Raffles Praslin - Viktoriya Khaydukovs, Hilton Seychelles - Maria Eremina and Air Seychelles - Kathleen Payet were also present to reassure their commitment to the Russian market. MITT, the largest leading travel exhibition in Russia with over 1800 exhibitors, is the key meeting place for the…
The Seychelles is in negotiation to restore Ethiopian Airline on its route. News that the airline will resume its flights on 1st of October 2014 is a positive breakthrough for the Tourism Industry, after a six months interruption of the Star Alliance carrier to Seychelles. When Ethiopian Airline announced in January 2014, that it will halt its flights to Seychelles, apparently failing to make its Boeing 737-800 variable on Seychelles-Addis Ababa routes, the announcement somehow jeopardized the work by the Seychelles Tourism Board on the Europe, China, the Americas and Africa for passengers to use the Ethiopian Airline connection on…
The famous George Clooney was on holiday in Seychelles says Germany's Abendzeitung (Evening News). The respected paper broke the story which has since been echoed right the world. Seychelles remains one tourism destination where VVIPs and Stars are able to holiday without being harassed by paparatzis and this is because these islands passed a law to make harassment of their discerning travelers an offense. This is one of the reasons why so many of the glitz and glamour of the Show-Biz world today make Seychelles their holiday destination. When word breakout about a star being in these mid-ocean islands the…
South Africa has confirmed their second delegation for the end of April carnival in Seychelles. The 2014 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria is being jointly co-hosted by Seychelles, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte and South Africa KwaZulu Natal. South Africa will see KwaZulu Natal showcasing their own diversity and culture in this carnival that they themselves are co-hosting, but today confirmation has also been received that The Cape Minstrel Carnival from Cape Town will also be flying to Seychelles to fly the South African Flag in this unique carnival of carnivals. The Cape Minstrel Carnival is Cape Town’s longest-running…
Seychelles Five star Hotels has absorbed a group of Chinese students for their attachment period following a request from the Seychelles Tourism Academy. This attachment period in the island's tourism establishment is been seen as having great potential for the Seychelles accommodation establishments who have all been enjoying increased visitor arrivals from China. A strong group of 23 Chinese students from Hebei Tourism Vocational College in Chengde, north of China are in Seychelles for a six month work attachment in five star hotels through the Seychelles Tourism Academy. Their presence in Constance Ephelia Resort, Four Seasons, BeachComber Sainte Anne and…
Tourism is now high on the Africa Agenda. Last week it was the AU (African Union) that hosted a Minister's of Tourism meeting in Seychelles on 'Tourism: A Transformative Force for Africa'. It is now confirmed that the Government of Angola will welcome the African tourism community to Luanda for the 56th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa (CAF) and the Regional Seminar on Tourism and Air Connectivity in Africa from 28 to 30 April 2014. This Angola Regional Seminar on Tourism and Air Connectivity in Africa, it is said, will count on the participation of public and private…
The Seychelles Tourism Board has launched their new app of the Seychelles Islands Travel Guide for iPad and Android powered tablets. STB has reiterated that both applications can be downloaded for free, i.e. at no cost to the user. The Seychelles Islands Travel Guide was developed by the Seychelles Tourism Board and provides information about the Inner and Outer Islands of Seychelles, as well as special events, activities, essential travel information, interactive maps and contacts. The Travel Guide has new features such as 360 Degree Virtual Tours of the famous beaches on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue and also includes…
The Republic of Seychelles has done, in past few years, a remarkable and notable achievement in tourism development under a very transparent system which so, far, had attracted a global media attention, hence raised the profile of this Indian Ocean Island as a modal example of an African tourist destination worth a visit. Transparency and openness within the government of Seychelles tourism departments had as well, pulled international media to visit this fast growing African tourist paradise island to cover various events, including the famous, annual Victoria Carnival with a welcoming hand from the Seychelles government. Boastful of rich Indian…
The AU (African Union) Ministers of Tourism meeting in the Seychelles heard the innovative developments adopted by Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda in the East Africa Community and by the Indian Ocean Vanilla Island of La Reunion for South African passport holders with regards to the much talked about VISA question in Africa. The Ministers of Tourism meeting in Seychelles was the opportunity for the Kenya representative at the meeting to spell out the recent agreement by Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda for a uni-visa agreement amongst themselves offering free access across the borders of the three countries with just the one…
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