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A delegation of marketing individuals from the Seychelles, led by the Seychelles Tourism Board's Office in the UK, embarked upon a marketing road show in Northern UK recently from the 15th March to the 17th March 2016 The delegation comprising of Tinaz Wadia, Eloise Vidot and Myra Fanchette – Seychelles Tourism Board office in London, Angelika Gerhold - Banyan Tree Seychelles, Ash Behari – Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites, Anna Alvis – Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort and Spa, Wendy Tan – Berjaya Hotels Seychelles, Katerina Ferguson – Savoy Seychelles Resort and Spa, Jon Schofield from Crystal Cruises,…
The Seychelles Tourism Board organised a two-day digital marketing and social media workshop for its partners in the industry last week. This workshop, the first organised in Seychelles was held at the Seychelles Trading Company’s conference hall, in Victoria. E-tourism frontiers founder and chief executive Damian Cook led the workshop which was aimed at training the tourism trade partners on how to maximise their ability to make the most efficient use of digital marketing platforms, and use practical tools and tactics so as to revitalise their social media strategy and align it with the latest landscape. The tourism trade partners…
In their drive to get the Seychelles Authorities to better understand the Super Yacht Business Hunt Deltel & Co Ltd and Speedy's Yacht Management joined forces to present this niche market and its benefits to Seychelles. On 20th March 2016 Hunt Deltel & Co Ltd and Speedy's Yacht Management invited Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture and PS Anne Lafortune from the Department of Tourism, Colonel Andre Ciseau from the Seychelles Ports Authority and Captain Valmont from the Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration to join them on a short cruise onboard the super yacht the Silver…
THE SEYCHELLES archipelago, 115 islands off East Africa in the Indian Ocean, boasts coral reefs, white sandy beaches and a plethora of wildlife; including giant tortoises and dugongs. Those who live there pride themselves on providing a memorable cultural experience for visitors while striving to protect the natural wonders that have put the islands on the map. “We have 90,000 inhabitants and receive three times as many tourists. We have to preserve what we have, because tourism is a pillar of our economy and we have a responsibility to safeguard such beauty,” Alain St Ange, minister, Seychelles Ministry of Tourism…
A group of registered and licensed tour guides from Mahe in Seychelles met the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange recently to discuss challenges that their respective businesses face, and to find ways of alleviating these constraints. The meeting that was held at the National Cultural Centre in Victoria last week was chaired by Minister St.Ange. Also present were the principal secretary for tourism Anne Lafortune and the chief executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board Sherin Naiken. Minister St.Ange said the meeting is part of a series being held with operators in the tourism industry to listen to tourism…
Seychelles Tourism is on a quest to increase visitor arrivals from North America in 2016, David Germain, the Tourism Board's Director for Africa & the Americas participated in the “Goway Travel “Africa & Middle East” Roadshow 2016, which took place in the Canadian Capital of Toronto and the US cities of Boston and Philadelphia respectively, from the 15th to the 18th of March. The Roadshow which included Goway staff “Destination & Products Training” and series of workshops in Toronto, and the US cities of Boston and Philadelphia, saw the participation of many exhibitors from Southern Africa and the Middle East…
The 12 contestants of this year’s Miss Seychelles…another world 2016 beauty pageant were in the media glare for the first time yesterday. A short ceremony was held at the Espace building were the girls were presented to members of the press who were present. Present at the event were the chief executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board Sherin Naiken, the deputy chief Nathalie Didon, head of the GAP Events, PR and Communications Consultancy company which has won the bid to organise this year’s beauty pageant and the contestants’ grooming sessions. Also gracing the ceremony with her presence was Miss Seychelles…another…
The Seychelles Tourism Board with its partners from the private sector successfully concluded its visit to India to participate in one of country’s biggest travel trade fair, the Outbound Travel Mart, 2016 in Mumbai recently. Participating in the fair was extremely significant to reinforce and reassure the Indian trade that the country continues to remain a key emerging source market for Seychelles. The private sector from Seychelles was very well represented by the DMCs and hotels including -7 Degrees South, Mason’s Travel, Savoy Resort and Spa, Raffles Praslin Seychelles, Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino, Banyan Tree Seychelles, Constance…
According to recent findings of the Environmental Performance Index, Seychelles has been found to possess the best quality of air on the planet, scoring a massive 98.24% overall out of 100. Seychelles topped the list of a total of 180 countries, beating Trinidad & Tobago (97.2%) in second place and the Maldives (97.1%) in third. In the same survey, Mauritius earned 9th place with 95.41%. Trailing the list was Bangladesh with 21.86%. Seychelles scored 100% in the air pollution-average exposure to nitrogen dioxide category, 99.36% for its average exposure to pm 2.5, 94.78% in terms of its household air quality…
Business Magazine of the Indian Ocean is a 90 pages glossy monthly magazine published in Mauritius and covers primarily the economy of the Indian Ocean Region. The March issue of the magazine dedicates its front cover to Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture and carries an interview with the Seychelles Minister from pages 16 to 20. Minister St.Ange was interviewed for the magazine by the journalist Himanshu Marchurchand when he was in Mauritius for the Ministerial meeting of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands. "The tourism industry of Seychelles is today so important that everyone in the…
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