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Seychelles Tourism Board launches new blog

Seychelles Tourism Board launches new blog

As part of its ongoing drive to raise its profile across social media platforms and fill the all-important knowledge gap about the islands, the Seychelles Tourism Board has launched a new blog: www.seychellesdiary.com

The new blog is designed to engage … February 21, 2017
Sir Albert shows how team effort turns little changes into big differences

Sir Albert shows how team effort turns little changes into big differences

Sir Albert Amsterdam, a boutique hotel located in De Pijp, the Latin quarter of Amsterdam and consisting of 90 rooms, is proud to be certified for its sustainable hospitality by Green Globe for the 3rd year in a row.

“2016 in particular has been … February 17, 2017
It’s Green Globe Gold for Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha

It’s Green Globe Gold for Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha

Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha is proud to announce that it has received Gold certification from Green Globe, the world’s premier stamp of approval related to green practices in the tourism industry. This prestigious status is awarded to members that … February 17, 2017
Hyatt Ziva Cancun: First Hyatt in Mexico certified Green Globe

Hyatt Ziva Cancun: First Hyatt in Mexico certified Green Globe

Green Globe is proud to welcome Hyatt Ziva Cancun to its collection of certified resorts in Mexico. Hyatt Ziva Cancun is the first Hyatt property in Mexico to be certified for its sustainable operations and management.

Alexandre de Brouwer, Director … February 17, 2017
Seychelles gears up for 10th Eco-Friendly Marathon

Seychelles gears up for 10th Eco-Friendly Marathon

At the end of February, Seychelles will be hosting its 10th Eco-Friendly Marathon, the second event on its national calendar of events.

Held every last Sunday of February, the event was initiated in 2008 by the Seychelles’ honorary consul in South … February 16, 2017
500 foreign hotel stars will shine over Frankfurt in March 2017

500 foreign hotel stars will shine over Frankfurt in March 2017

One hundred hoteliers from international five-star hotels will turn Frankfurt am Main (Germany) into a pictorial sea of stars from 26th to 29th of March 2017. Thus, Frankfurt theoretically becomes the city with the highest hotel star density in Germany. … February 16, 2017
Seychelles Tourism minister commends Beau Vallon hoteliers for quality services and products

Seychelles Tourism minister commends Beau Vallon hoteliers for quality services and products

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Maurice Loustau-Lalanne said it is pleasing to see how tourism operators are putting great effort to upgrade and offer good services and products in the industry.

He said this while speaking … February 15, 2017
Seychelles records 33 percent increase in visitor arrivals last month

Seychelles records 33 percent increase in visitor arrivals last month

A total of 24,920 visitors arrived in Seychelles in January, showing an increase of 33% compared to the same period last year which was at 18,760.According to the statistical bulletin released at the end of last month, by the National Bureau of Statistics, … February 15, 2017
Portugal commits to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for  Development 2017

Portugal commits to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Portugal has committed to partnering with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The commitment was presented to UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai, during his recent official visit to Portugal. Among the initiatives to celebrate … February 15, 2017
ETOA: No increase to city access costs in Florence

ETOA: No increase to city access costs in Florence

The TAR - regional administrative tribunal - has annulled a decision by the city of Florence to raise the ZTL tariffs charged on coach operators on the basis that no consultation with relevant stakeholders took place prior to the decision.

The resolution … February 15, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago launches Lime365 campaign and GoTrinBago mobile destination app

Trinidad and Tobago launches Lime365 campaign and GoTrinBago mobile destination app

Destination Trinidad and Tobago launched its 2017 marketing campaign, Lime365 on February 7, 2017 with all the pomp and flair of a Trinidad and Tobago-styled cocktail party.
Lime365 was designed to highlight and promote the destination’s active annual … February 14, 2017
MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2017 nearing its registration closing

MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2017 nearing its registration closing

The MICE B2B event of the year is nearing its registration closing in a weeks’ time now. With the one-stop-shop boutique forum coming closer every day, the organization is wrapping up the participations on both the destinations/suppliers side as well … February 14, 2017
Play eco golf and feed the fish at Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay

Play eco golf and feed the fish at Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay

Guests at Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay can test drive their golfing skills and feed the fish at the same time.

The hotel has launched a brand new and innovative leisure activity at the water’s edge, inviting guests to hone their golf skills … February 13, 2017
Cuba, Jamaica cruise itinerary interest surges

Cuba, Jamaica cruise itinerary interest surges

Years prior to the Cuban Revolution in 1959 that saw the communist Fidel Castro regime come to power, cruise ships from Miami regularly stopped in Cuba and Jamaica as part of their northern Caribbean itinerary. Now with the easing of US/Cuba relations … February 13, 2017
South African Airways introduces new state-of-the-art Airbus A330-300 aircraft on Washington DC route

South African Airways introduces new state-of-the-art Airbus A330-300 aircraft on Washington DC route

South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa and Africa’s most awarded airline has introduced its new Airbus A330-300 wide-body aircraft on the three-times weekly route between Washington, DC Dulles International Airport and Johannesburg … February 13, 2017
MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2017, Riga: Last places available!

MCE Central & Eastern Europe 2017, Riga: Last places available!

The MICE B2B event of the year is nearing its registration closing in a weeks’ time now. With the one-stop-shop boutique forum coming closer every day, the organization is wrapping up the participations on both the destinations/suppliers side as well … February 13, 2017
MITT, Russia’s best-attended travel show, returns in March 2017

MITT, Russia’s best-attended travel show, returns in March 2017

The Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT), Russia’s largest travel show, returns for its 24th edition on March 14-16, 2017 in Moscow. Up to 28,000 travel industry professionals and more than 1,600 exhibitors are expected to attend … February 10, 2017
Guam to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of SMS Cormoran Scuttling

Guam to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of SMS Cormoran Scuttling

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II. The peace memorial event will include a series of educational, promotional, and diving opportunities to expose the … February 10, 2017
Discovering destinations along the Danube at ITB Berlin

Discovering destinations along the Danube at ITB Berlin

On its way from the Black Forest to the Black Sea the Danube flows through ten countries, offering all kinds of experiences along its entire length of 2,860 kilometers.

At ITB Berlin visitors can find out more about the cultural, natural and tourist … February 10, 2017
Seychelles at the Emirates Arsenal Football Club

Seychelles at the Emirates Arsenal Football Club

Over 60,000 spectators watching matches these past few weeks at the Emirates Stadium, the North London home of Arsenal Football Club will have seen a new supporters’ banner at the grounds put up since last month.
The Club permits its supporters who … February 10, 2017
Seychelles Tourism department meets commission agents to discuss new procedures and Code of Conduct

Seychelles Tourism department meets commission agents to discuss new procedures and Code of Conduct

As part of its effort to ensure that visitors receive the best possible service from operators and following a series of discussions with the different partners, the Seychelles Tourism department held a meeting with commission agents earlier this week.

The … February 9, 2017
January 2017: Frankfurt Airport registers new passenger record

January 2017: Frankfurt Airport registers new passenger record

Some 4.2 million passengers used Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in January 2017, resulting in an increase of about 75,000 passengers (up 1.8 percent) and a new January monthly record at FRA.

Thus, this continues the passenger growth trend set during the … February 9, 2017
Redesigned Association Day puts emphasis on peer to peer education & networking

Redesigned Association Day puts emphasis on peer to peer education & networking

IMEX Association Day, the annual event exclusively for association professionals, will feature a new, extensively researched and redesigned program when it takes place the day before the IMEX in Frankfurt exhibition in May.

The IMEX team has collaborated … February 9, 2017
Where the perfect holiday is waiting for you this year

Where the perfect holiday is waiting for you this year

Do you dream of a holiday where you can just sit back and where everyone picks up your wishes in a silent and courteous way without you saying a word? Where you are in an environment that inspires and simultaneously gently caresses your soul? A place … February 9, 2017
Parking at Frankfurt Airport gets even smarter

Parking at Frankfurt Airport gets even smarter

Making an online reservation for a parking space at one of the parking garages at Frankfurt Airport is becoming increasingly popular and includes plenty of advantages: It is convenient, offers an attractive discount of up to 61 percent, and can be carried … February 9, 2017
Vice President Meriton and Minister Loustau-Lalanne meet tourism business operators on Praslin

Vice President Meriton and Minister Loustau-Lalanne meet tourism business operators on Praslin

Seychelles Vice President Vincent Meriton chaired a meeting with various tourism business owners on Praslin last Friday. This meeting was a follow-up to the first multi-sectoral meeting held on Mahe where business owners were given the opportunity to … February 8, 2017
Seychelles Tourism Board reinforces its presence on the Turkish market

Seychelles Tourism Board reinforces its presence on the Turkish market

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) took part in the 21st East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition (EMITT), which was held from January 26-29.

This was a step forward in the strategic approach to strengthen Seychelles’ position … February 8, 2017
Global travel bodies welcome International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Global travel bodies welcome International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

The Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which brings together the major global travel associations and organisations, welcomes the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 as an opportunity to underline the immense socio-economic … February 8, 2017
Working Group progresses on the Convention on the Protection of  Tourists

Working Group progresses on the Convention on the Protection of Tourists

The continuous growth of the tourism sector and its current trends and challenges, including those related to safety and security and the expansion of new businesses models, require an adaptation of the global legal framework. In this regard, the World … February 8, 2017
New Seychelles Tourism Minister visits tourism establishments on Praslin

New Seychelles Tourism Minister visits tourism establishments on Praslin

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne made his first visit to a number of tourism establishments on Praslin last Friday.

Minister Loustau-Lalanne who was attending a meeting chaired by Vice-President … February 8, 2017




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