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Seychelles President sends condolences to India following passing of former President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Seychelles President sends condolences to India following passing of former President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Seychelles President James Michel has extended his sincerest condolences to the government and people of India following the passing of Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, former President of the Republic of India.

“Dr. Abdul Kalam was an inspirational … July 28, 2015
Movenpick Hotel Beirut: Sustainability for future generations

Movenpick Hotel Beirut: Sustainability for future generations

LOS ANGELES, California - The five-star Movenpick Hotel Beirut located on the Mediterranean Sea has been named Lebanon's Leading Resort for 2015 by the World Travel Awards. The property is situated close to the Beirut International Airport and is only … July 28, 2015
Hotels on Cerf island of the Seychelles bring forth concerns to tourism minister

Hotels on Cerf island of the Seychelles bring forth concerns to tourism minister

The owners and management teams of the six small hotels on Cerf island brought forth the challenges they face in the tourism industry to the Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, during his recent visit there.

Minister St.Ange, along with … July 28, 2015
Antigua and Barbuda win culinary approval in the Hamptons

Antigua and Barbuda win culinary approval in the Hamptons

NEW YORK, New York – The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, North America was one of the main sponsors of the annual Chefs and Champagne event held this past Saturday at the grand Wolffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons Long Island. Antiguan Chef, … July 28, 2015
Shimon Peres welcomes Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles to "The Peres Center for Peace

Shimon Peres welcomes Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles to "The Peres Center for Peace

Former President of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres, yesterday, July 27, welcomed Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, at the Tel-Aviv Centre for the Peres & Associates and The Peres Centre for Peace.

Seychelles … July 28, 2015
Seychelles tourism minister commends small hotels on Cerf island for their contribution to the industry

Seychelles tourism minister commends small hotels on Cerf island for their contribution to the industry

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has commended the small hotels on Cerf island for responding to the call made by the country’s government for the Seychellois people to claim back their industry.

He said this after … July 28, 2015
Technology set to drive innovation in the meetings industry

Technology set to drive innovation in the meetings industry

Technology is the sector set to deliver the next major innovation in the meetings industry. This is according to research of more than 800 buyers and suppliers at this year’s IMEX in Frankfurt. Of the 840 people who answered the question, what sphere … July 27, 2015
World’s new growing MICE market: ACE of MICE Exhibition 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey

World’s new growing MICE market: ACE of MICE Exhibition 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey

The 3rd edition of ACE of MICE Exhibition will take place at Istanbul Congress Center (ICC) and Lutfi Kırdar Congress Center on March 16-18, 2016. You may find further information about AME 2016 from the link at the end of this article.

Organized … July 27, 2015
Award-winning adventure travel company launches humanitarian missions on motorcycles in India

Award-winning adventure travel company launches humanitarian missions on motorcycles in India

Relief Riders International, award-winning humanitarian-based adventure travel company, is excited to announce its latest initiative, motorcycle relief rides. The company’s inaugural run, entitled the Royal Enfield Desert Relief Ride, is scheduled to … July 26, 2015
La Digue Island (Seychelles) says it is ready to receive its August 15 celebrations

La Digue Island (Seychelles) says it is ready to receive its August 15 celebrations

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, was last week on the island of La Digue accompanied by Benjamine Rose, the PS for Culture, to meet the La Digue Island Committee responsible for the annual August 15 Religious … July 26, 2015
Seychelles President Michel visits small businesses on the island of Praslin

Seychelles President Michel visits small businesses on the island of Praslin

Seychelles President James Michel visited several businesses on Praslin island in the district of Baie Ste. Anne this morning, which forms part of a series of visits to various communities and businesses this year.

President Michel met with a young … July 26, 2015
Ethiopian announces increase frequency to the Seychelles as Tourism Minister St.Ange boards their flight for a joint working visit to Israel

Ethiopian announces increase frequency to the Seychelles as Tourism Minister St.Ange boards their flight for a joint working visit to Israel

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that effective September 16, 2015, it will increase its services to the Seychelles to 4 flights per week. Ethiopian Airlines said, as Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible … July 26, 2015
Traveling exhibition showcasing Seychelles’ biodiversity opens in the Victoria capital

Traveling exhibition showcasing Seychelles’ biodiversity opens in the Victoria capital

An exhibition entitled “Ars et Natura Seychelles” aiming to bring more awareness on the biodiversity of Seychelles was officially opened yesterday by the country’s Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange.

The opening ceremony was held … July 24, 2015
Travel and Tourism Fair season in India starts with a good show

Travel and Tourism Fair season in India starts with a good show

HYDERABAD, India - The Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) season kicks off in India beginning in Hyderabad from July 24-26, 2015 and in Kolkata from July 31-August 2, 2015.

“Keeping with the positive sentiments in the tourism industry, both the shows … July 24, 2015
An ingredient from Reunion Island captures the attention of pastry chefs

An ingredient from Reunion Island captures the attention of pastry chefs

France’s ongoing competition, “Who will be the Next Great Pastry Chef?” is attracting the attention of gourmets from France and beyond. Renowed chefs Pierre Marcolini, Christophe Adam, Philippe Urraca, and Christope Michalak are on the panel of … July 24, 2015
Global Connections gives 6 lucky families their “Bucket List” vacations

Global Connections gives 6 lucky families their “Bucket List” vacations

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - Approximately 42 percent of Americans said they didn’t take a single vacation day last year according to a 2015 survey. Global Connections Inc. (GCI), a travel club fulfillment and service provider, decided to help put an end … July 24, 2015
Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket awarded “Best Performer in Asia” by Green Globe

Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket awarded “Best Performer in Asia” by Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - The Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, Thailand is pleased to announce that it has been honored as “Best Performer in Asia” by Green Globe the international sustainability certification program for travel and … July 23, 2015
26th Meeting of the Special Committee on Sustainable Tourism

26th Meeting of the Special Committee on Sustainable Tourism

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) through its Directorate of Sustainable Tourism convened the 26th Meeting of the Special Committee on Sustainable Tourism (SCST-26) from July 22-23, 2015. This Meeting gathered … July 23, 2015
India to sponsor WTM Buyers’ Club

India to sponsor WTM Buyers’ Club

World Travel Market (WTM) London 2015 is delighted to announce India Tourism as the sponsor of its prestigious WTM Buyers’ Club as it looks to promote India to the global travel industry as a safe and year-round luxury destination.

In 2014, 7.7 million … July 23, 2015
Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok appoints Wim N.M. Fagel as General Manager

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok appoints Wim N.M. Fagel as General Manager

BANGKOK, Thailand –Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Wim N.M. Fagel as General Manager for Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.

Fagel is a Dutch national … July 23, 2015
Multilingual FRA: Information kiosks provide assistance in five more languages

Multilingual FRA: Information kiosks provide assistance in five more languages

Five more languages – Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish – have been added to Frankfurt Airport’s (FRA) information kiosks in the passenger terminals. Thus, even more international passengers can get information and advice in their native … July 23, 2015
Indian Community of Seychelles rallies alongside the island's tourism ministry and the Indian High Commission for the coming Seychelles-India Day Celebrations and India Fest 2015

Indian Community of Seychelles rallies alongside the island's tourism ministry and the Indian High Commission for the coming Seychelles-India Day Celebrations and India Fest 2015

The beginning of October each year is the time in the Seychelles when the culture and colors of India overtakes Seychelles. The 2015 edition of the Seychelles-India Celebrations which will be held from October 2-4 will this year fall within what is being … July 23, 2015
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism congratulates Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace - brings home the gold at Pan American Games

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism congratulates Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace - brings home the gold at Pan American Games

NASSAU, Bahamas –Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace rose above the pack on Friday night at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada and grabbed the gold for The Islands Of The Bahamas in her nail-biting performance.

The Bahamian swimmer started off her … July 23, 2015
Let’s MICE: As of July, Lobster enhances its portfolio by the MICE division – Dominique Liggins takes responsibility for the strategic setup

Let’s MICE: As of July, Lobster enhances its portfolio by the MICE division – Dominique Liggins takes responsibility for the strategic setup

Lobster Experience expanded its portfolio by a new division: Lobster Collection MICE. The aim of this young division is to build a platform for the German speaking markets on which event planners meet exceptional international hotels as well as suppliers, … July 23, 2015
Reunion Island’s top paraglider aims high as he qualified for world championship

Reunion Island’s top paraglider aims high as he qualified for world championship

In the mountains above the town of Itea in the Fokida region of central Greece, the qualifying was held for the World Cup Paragliding, and Sebastian Coupy, Reunion Island’s top paraglider, was of course there. This was a decisive step for the Reunion … July 23, 2015
Quality remains at the heart of Reunion Island’s tourism industry

Quality remains at the heart of Reunion Island’s tourism industry

Reunion Island Tourism (IRT), through its Engineering and Development division, is working to make the tourism offerings of the territory more attractive, more qualitative, more competitive, more innovative, and more sustainable. Faced with profound and … July 22, 2015
Heliconia Grove gets certified as a Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label establishment

Heliconia Grove gets certified as a Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label establishment

Heliconia Grove, a locally-owned, self-catering establishment at Cote d’Or on Praslin Island has been certified as a Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) product.

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label certificate is a sustainable tourism … July 22, 2015
A good tourism industry is good for Seychelles, says Minister St.Ange

A good tourism industry is good for Seychelles, says Minister St.Ange

“A good tourism industry is good for Seychelles, and each citizen should bear this in mind." The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, echoed these words during an interview he gave on the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation’s … July 22, 2015
Frankfurt Airport’s domestic and EU passengers enjoy shopping at duty-free prices

Frankfurt Airport’s domestic and EU passengers enjoy shopping at duty-free prices

Did you know that passengers at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) can enjoy shopping at duty-free prices – even when flying on domestic and intra-European Union (EU) routes? Although duty-free shopping (i.e., shopping exempt from paying duties or taxes) was … July 22, 2015
Turkish Ambassador to Seychelles accredited

Turkish Ambassador to Seychelles accredited

The Ambassador of Turkey to Seychelles, Ms. Deniz Eke, presented her credentials to Seychelles President James Michel at State House this morning.

The President and the Ambassador discussed the increase in trade between Seychelles and Turkey as well … July 21, 2015




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