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The Yas Marina circuit for the November Formula 1 saw Rosberg win the Drivers World Championship in front of thousands who filled the seats right around the circuit. Etihad Airways had once again invited partners and collaborators to their paddock to watch the race. Vijay Poonoosamy, the Vice President International Affairs Office of the President & CEO of Etihad Airways invited Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, who was on a working visit to Dubai and Abu Dhabi to join him on Sunday afternoon to watch this edition of the Formula 1.…
The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) held its third annual appreciation evening and awards ceremony to reward the tourism and trade partners in China whom they have been working closely with to promote the Seychelles islands as the ideal travel destination for Chinese tourists. This year’s event took place in Beijing and was attended by Ambassador of Seychelles in China Vivianne Fock Tave, STB’s deputy chief executive Jenifer Sinon and manager in China Jean-Luc Lai-Lam, as well as other high level guests and Chinese tourism partners. STB’s senior marketing executive Stephanie Lablache, marketing executive Elsie Sinon as well as Seychellois who…
Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine who is in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for a short working visit met press members yesterday who he said he missed two week ago when he was again in Dubai to address the Conde Nast Traveller Forum. Members of the press present at this dedicated Seychelles briefing are not knew to Seychelles and its tourism industry as they have all covered at one point in time the annual Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria. "You have all been to our islands. You know the Seychelles and the…
The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine has continued to meet staff working in several departments of the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) earlier this week. The first was with the Airport Fire and Rescue Services (AFRS) whilst in the second one he addressed and listened to issues of the housekeeping, airport management, maintenance, information technology, telecom, electrical and technical services sections. Attending the meeting were the principal secretaries of tourism Anne Lafortune and civil aviation, ports and marine Garry Albert, chief executive of SCAA Gilbert Faure, general managers of airport management Patrick Hoareau, management and operations Wilfred…
Franck Seguin has been appointed General Manager of the Banyan Tree Seychelles. This week he paid a courtesy call on Minister Alain St.Ange, the island's Minister responsible for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine accompanied by Mourad Essafi, the resort's Director of Sales and Marketing. Also present at the meeting was Anne Lafortune, the PS for Tourism. "It is a great honour for me to have the opportunity meeting you for my very first official visit in Seychelles and I would like to thank you again for your warm welcome and transparency for this first meeting" said Mr Seguin after…
Every Seychellois without exception depends on the tourism industry in one way or another so it is important that we all rally beyond political conviction to defend the industry, to work for it and help it consolidate itself. The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Alain St.Ange said this earlier during the week when giving an interview with the national television station, the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation. Minister St.Ange was speaking about the deaths of two visitors that happened on Monday and Tuesday respectively and an incident at Anse Forbans Chalets involving a manager being attacked by a group…
Jeremy Chardy and his fiancee were in Seychelles last week on a private holiday but found time to spend with young aspiring Seychellois tennis players at the Roche Caiman Tennis Courts. Present also were a number of parents and Garry Albert, the PS for Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine who is the sitting Chairperson of the Tennis Association, and Geovanna Rousseau, the CEO of Sports in Seychelles. "The enthusiasm of every young Seychelles tennis fan was so evident as they were hitting the ball with Jeremy, and as a Ministry we are happy that we have managed to help coordinate…
Richelieu Verlaque, the famous Bonbon Plume Anse Lazio restaurateur took the Seychelles Vice President, Mr Vincent Meriton and the island's Tourism Minister Alain St.Ange through his plans to rebuild his 'world renowned' beachside restaurant. Mr Verlaque does not own the property on which his famous beachside restaurant is today located and he has been working on new plans to have his facility relocated to his own property that is just adjacent to the existing restaurant. Mr Verlaque also explained to Vice President Meriton that he is planning for the future and was hoping to be able to maintain the beachside…
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced it will operate two additional services between Seychelles and Mauritius during the end-of-year festivities. The extra flights have been scheduled for Monday 19 December 2016 and Monday 2 January 2017, boosting the carrier’s Mauritius service to six-per-week during this peak travel period. Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “We are delighted to offer our guests additional flight options to Mauritius for the Christmas and New Year celebrations, making travel during this busy period much more convenient. “We have registered strong travel demand for the upcoming…
Seychelles will be hosting a one-week festival in December to celebrate its rich marine heritage. The Seychelles Ocean Festival which will be held from December 2-9, will be replacing the Sub Indian Ocean Seychelles (SUBIOS), also known as Seychelles Festival of the Sea. The official launch of the event taking place at The Wharf Hotel and Marina on December 2, against a backdrop of the sea and the Eden Island. A photographic exhibition of Seychelles and the sea – displaying rare and old photographs of our islands’ marine scene. The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Alain St.Ange…
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