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It has been confirmed that as of October 25, 2017, Austrian Airlines will fly non-stop every Wednesday from Vienna to the Seychelles, returning to Vienna on Thursdays. This gives the tourism dependent islands of the Seychelles a third direct non-stop air service between Europe and Seychelles after Paris and Frankfurt. “Demand for direct flights to long-haul tourist destinations is high. We responded: In addition to Mauritius, Colombo and Havana, the Seychelles represent our fourth new destination within a period of only two years”, said Austrian Airlines CCO Andreas Otto. As a result, Austrian Airlines will offer a total of five…
A special mass was held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception this week to give thanks for many successes of the Seychelles’ tourism industry and to pray for those who are continuously working to preserve and help in the development of this sector. The mass was the last activity for this year’s Tourism Week celebrated from September 24-28. Among those attending the mass were the chief executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board Sherin Francis and members of the organisation, staff of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, and representatives of the Seychelles Tourism Academy as well as…
Hajira Amla of the Seychelles News Agency writes: - She’s been hard at work filming - and now promoting - her latest Bollywood movie, Force 2, but according to her social media accounts, Indian actress Sonakshi Sinha is taking a little well-deserved time off to unwind in the Seychelles. The Bollywood beauty, who has almost 8 million followers on Twitter and over 5 million on Instagram, shared a snap of herself with arms akimbo on a wooden deck with a beautiful turquoise sea and lush green mountains as a backdrop. “Well hello paradise! Can’t wait to jump into that clear…
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture was received by President Shimon Peres when he was in Israel just about a year ago. Minister St.Ange held a long an intimate conversation with President Peres at the Peres Centre for Peace. "This morning we were saddened when new broke about the passing of this amazing leader. I was privileged to have had the opportunity to not only meet him, but to be welcomed at his Office at the Peres Centre for Peace and to discuss pertinent issues affecting our world of today. This meeting with President Peres marked…
As the world marks Tourism Day it is important for us in Seychelles to say "Happy Tourism Day" to each and every one, but to also say let us all rally to defend, protect and help consolidate this industry that remains the powerful vehicle to not only stimulate the economic growth of our countries, but that also remains the motor for social growth in the world at large. Today we celebrate a milestone for Seychelles. Our islands are noticed around the world, and for such accomplishment we need to thank our private sector trade, our hotels, our DMCs and our…
The annual Tourism Ball in the Seychelles was the activity that kicked-off celebrations for World Tourism Day in the islands known to have tourism as the pillar of its economy. On Saturday the 24th the list of those present at the Eden Bleu Hotel at Eden Islands was very much like the Who's Who in Tourism of the Seychelles. A packed Ball Room with more hotels, DMC's, Airlines and Cruise Ship Companies booking their tables for the night when the tourism industry of Seychelles see their private sector trade join the public sector in the most convivial and relaxing evening.…
Thanks to the hard work, dedication and devotion of many individuals, be it Seychellois or foreigners, the tourism industry of Seychelles has known many successes since its start. Tourism has now become the pillar of the Seychelles economy and work is still being intensified to ensure that it continues to blossom and prosper. Several individuals who have in one way or another contributed in the development of the island's tourism industry have been honoured in the Tourism Pioneers’ Park, which was officially opened last year by the head of state President James Michel. Eight names on plaques were unveiled today…
Tourism industry partners gathered at the Eden Bleu Hotel on Saturday evening for the annual tourism ball, the highlight of activities marking Tourism Week. The event was attended by the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St Ange, principal secretary (PS) for tourism Anne Lafortune, chief executive (CEO) of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Sherin Francis, the chief executive of Air Seychelles Roy Kinnear, the sales manager for Qatar Airways in Africa Ron Esparon, Second Princess in the Miss Seychelles … Another World 2016 pageant Samiya Albert, who was replacing crown winner Christine Barbier (who is currently doing a photoshoot…
The Seychelles Islands successfully made its appearance at the JATA Tourism Expo Japan 2016 under the banner of the Regional Tourism Organization for Southern Africa (RETOSA). The fair took place from 22nd – 25th September 2016 at the Tokyo Big Sight Venue. It is the first time for Seychelles to be participating under the RETOSA booth alongside other Southern African countries such as South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Angola, Mozambique and several others. Having much focus on the Japanese market in recent years and following the first main Seychelles Tourism Board’s Roadshow conducted in Tokyo and Osaka earlier in…
Turkish Airlines used the IFTM Top Resa Tourism Trade Fair in Paris to increase visibility of its new flights to the Seychelles starting end of October. Seychelles was their chosen destination to be on their stand where a branded Paris Taxi sat proudly for all to see. The vivid colourful image of a Seychelles landscape with its turquoise blue seas, lush green vegetation and granite boulders was the photograph used alongside the Turkish Airline logo. The Seychelles delegation at the IFTM Top Resa said they were happy the it was a Seychelles branded taxi that was chosen to be their…
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