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Construction of the Chinese Pagoda of Seychelles also a place of worship

Construction of the Chinese Pagoda of Seychelles also a place of worship

Members of the Chinese Association of Seychelles gave Minister Alain St.Ange, the Minister of Tourism and Culture, a tour of the construction site of the new Chinese Pagoda of Seychelles of Benezet Street in the heart of Victoria. “Construction of the … August 26, 2016
A first for Tanzania Tourism: Asilia recognized by Fair Trade Tourism

A first for Tanzania Tourism: Asilia recognized by Fair Trade Tourism

Responsible Tourism Tanzania (RTTZ) ( www.rttz.org/ )and Fair Trade Tourism’s ( www.fairtrade.travel/ ) pioneering mutual recognition initiative, which sees best practice in local responsible tourism being recognized globally, has added eight world-leading … August 26, 2016
Vacation begins at Frankfurt Airport: Rest and unwind in the new relaxation areas

Vacation begins at Frankfurt Airport: Rest and unwind in the new relaxation areas

You checked in your bags, went through the security check, and still have some time left until your departure? Or you are a transfer passenger looking to unwind between two flights?
Two new relaxation areas at Frankfurt Airport give passengers the … August 26, 2016
Seychelles President sends condolences after deadly Italy quake

Seychelles President sends condolences after deadly Italy quake

The President of Seychelles has expressed his condolences after a devastating earthquake struck a mountainous area of central Italy on Wednesday.

In his message to Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Seychelles President James Michel said the people … August 26, 2016
Newest and most chic event venue in Berlin debuts

Newest and most chic event venue in Berlin debuts

Guests and meeting planners invited to the summer party on July 2014 at “Spreespeicher in Berlin” on the occasion of the grand opening of the new “030 Eventloft” were able to learn more from the creators of the location complex about turning their … August 26, 2016
Green Globe recertifies Madinah Mövenpick Hotel for 6th year

Green Globe recertifies Madinah Mövenpick Hotel for 6th year

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe congratulated Madinah Mövenpick Hotel ( www.movenpick.com/en/middle-east/saudi-arabia/madinah/hotel-madinah-al-munawarah/overview/ ) on its recent certification for the sixth year and its compliance score of 77%. … August 26, 2016
PS Anne Lafortune visits the Four Seasons Desroches Island Resort construction in Seychelles

PS Anne Lafortune visits the Four Seasons Desroches Island Resort construction in Seychelles

The Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island is scheduled to open its door in late 2017, and last week, Anne Lafortune, the PS for Tourism in the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, accompanied the Four Seasons team on a visit to the island to … August 24, 2016
Seychellois discuss their tourism Industry as Minister St.Ange visits small establishments

Seychellois discuss their tourism Industry as Minister St.Ange visits small establishments

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, said domestic tourism is on the rise across the country, and there is a need to encourage more tourism establishments to promote it. Minister St.Ange said this after visiting tourism establishments … August 24, 2016
3 independent candidates register to contest Seychelles' Parliamentary elections

3 independent candidates register to contest Seychelles' Parliamentary elections

Three independent candidates have presented their nomination documents for Seychelles' parliamentary elections scheduled for September 8-10.

The three candidates - Danny Sopha, Georgie Prudence and Ralph Volcere - presented their documents to the Electoral … August 24, 2016
3 Seychelles islands make Condé Nast Traveller's list of "The World's 22 Most Incredible Private Islands"

3 Seychelles islands make Condé Nast Traveller's list of "The World's 22 Most Incredible Private Islands"

The latest Mason's Travel Newsletter just out confirms that three of Seychelles’ islands have made the Condé Nast Traveller's list of “The World's 22 Most Incredible Private Islands,” namely Denis Private Island, North Island, and Frégate Island … August 24, 2016
Seychelles Electoral Commission strikes registration of two political parties following court order

Seychelles Electoral Commission strikes registration of two political parties following court order

VICTORIA, Seychelles - Supreme Court Judge Durai Karunakaran on Tuesday upheld his decision prohibiting the registration of two political parties - Linyon Sanzman and Lafors Sosyal Demokratik.

The Seychelles Electoral Commission has announced its decision … August 23, 2016
Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai: New electric car charging station

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai: New electric car charging station

LOS ANGELES, California- An electric car charger has been installed at Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai and is available for use by electric car owners.
Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate has committed to being a sustainable and socially responsible … August 23, 2016
Slovakia without Borders project

Slovakia without Borders project

Tourism in Slovakia offers natural landscapes, mountains, caves, medieval castles, spas, ski resorts, active tourism opportunities, hiking, international flight and train connections, as well as rich cultural heritage, gastronomy, attractions and modern … August 23, 2016
What are the real needs of the top-end traveler?

What are the real needs of the top-end traveler?

OFFENBACH, Germany - What is Luxury Travel all about these days? Statistics show that with a 48 percent increase in the last five years, luxury travel has grown twice as fast as all other types of foreign trips, which grew by 24 percent. According to … August 22, 2016
Seychelles celebrates 246th anniversary of first Indian settlers to its shores

Seychelles celebrates 246th anniversary of first Indian settlers to its shores

Seychelles is today celebrating the 246th anniversary since the first Indian settlers arrived to its shores.

A commemoration ceremony was held this morning at the National Cultural Centre in Victoria, which houses the Wall of History honoring Seychellois … August 22, 2016
Seychelles flag flies proudly on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

Seychelles flag flies proudly on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

A Seychellois mountaineer continues to achieve new heights and on each climb as he flies the Seychelles national flag proudly. Allen Bonnelame had already made it to the peak of Mont Blanc in France before he climbed Mount Kala Pathar of Nepal, and on … August 22, 2016
Seychellois consultant mandated to update the country's Tourism Master Plan

Seychellois consultant mandated to update the country's Tourism Master Plan

The tourism industry remains the pillar of the Seychelles economy which is why the government continues to consult to ensure the industry is consolidated for the long term. The island's Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, recently met with … August 22, 2016
Seychelles takes the lead with electronic monitoring system on fishing vessels

Seychelles takes the lead with electronic monitoring system on fishing vessels

Seychelles is the first island state in the western Indian Ocean to install the Electronic Monitoring System (EMS) onboard two of Seychelles-flagged tuna vessels, the archipelago's Fishing Authority says.

The installation of electronic surveillance … August 22, 2016
Green Globe congratulates Parc Le Bournat on first certification

Green Globe congratulates Parc Le Bournat on first certification

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe congratulates Parc Le Bournat on its first certification and commendable 78% compliance score.

Parc Le Bournat ( www.lebournat.fr/ ) is a French museum created in 1992 at the initiative of Jean Paul Souriau in … August 22, 2016
Global tourism resilient to terrorism, Brexit and further macroeconomic challenges

Global tourism resilient to terrorism, Brexit and further macroeconomic challenges

Global Travel & Tourism continues to register strong growth despite challenges from terrorism, political turmoil, global economic developments, and the Brexit decision, according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
The … August 22, 2016
Technology and business grow together at IMEX America

Technology and business grow together at IMEX America

Meetings industry professionals at IMEX America this year can discover the latest innovations set to impact the way they do business. Many of these innovations will come from the technology sector according to nearly 40 per cent of meeting professionals.

The … August 22, 2016
New Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Commission makes security his priority

New Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Commission makes security his priority

The newly-appointed Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) said Thursday that security will be his priority during his four-year mandate.

Hamada Madi Boléro made the statement to the Seychelles News Agency (SNA) after meeting with … August 19, 2016
Shanti Maurice and Seychelles Tourism Academy launched new cookbook

Shanti Maurice and Seychelles Tourism Academy launched new cookbook

A new cookbook titled “Aquacasia” was officially launched last Friday, August 12, 2016 during a cocktail held at the Seychelles Tourism Academy at La Misère.

It was signed and presented by Shanti Maurice’s Executive Chef Willibad Reinbacher … August 19, 2016
Incident at Seychelles Airport Mahe – loss of life

Incident at Seychelles Airport Mahe – loss of life

Minister Joël Morgan, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Transport, following notification by both Air Seychelles and the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA), concerning loss of life involving an employee of Air Seychelles at the Seychelles … August 19, 2016
Parliamentary elections campaign kicks off in Seychelles

Parliamentary elections campaign kicks off in Seychelles

Political campaigns aiming to capture parliamentary seats in the September 8-10 elections in Seychelles began Wednesday evening, after the Electoral Commission validated the registration of candidates who submitted documentation earlier on nomination … August 19, 2016
Increasing number of participants for the India Roadshow of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA)

Increasing number of participants for the India Roadshow of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA)

India is becoming increasingly important as a market for Mauritius. After growth of 17% registered in 2015 (over 2014), tourist arrivals from January to June 2016 has shot up by 8.2%, with the month of June registering 2-digit growth of 11.4%. The month … August 19, 2016
Beachcomber Hotels and Resorts launch their Sainte Anne Island Insight publication

Beachcomber Hotels and Resorts launch their Sainte Anne Island Insight publication

The Beachcomber Hotels and Resorts recently launched the latest edition of their Seychelles operation's INSIGHT publication. This publication comes as the resort is announcing the arrival of Youssef Sabri as its new General Manager and Jean Louis Pismont, … August 19, 2016
Conde Nast announcing new tourism developments in Seychelles as they write: The Heat is On… The pace of change in the Seychelles is as slow as one of its giant tortoises - but now a raft of fresh arrivals is dropping anchor

Conde Nast announcing new tourism developments in Seychelles as they write: The Heat is On… The pace of change in the Seychelles is as slow as one of its giant tortoises - but now a raft of fresh arrivals is dropping anchor

In the September issue of Conde Nast, Tim Ecott writes: In the Maldives, barely a week passes without another hot hotel opening - all bells and whistles with a waiter who zip-lines through the treetops to serve dinner. In Mauritius, long-established big-hitters … August 19, 2016
Seychelles visibility set to increase further now that Turkish Airlines moves on pushing Vanilla Islands through roadshows

Seychelles visibility set to increase further now that Turkish Airlines moves on pushing Vanilla Islands through roadshows

Turkish Airlines is set to start its Seychelles operations effective the end of September. Seychelles will be the third island in the Vanilla Islands group that will now be served by Turkish, following the successful operations they already have in Mauritius … August 19, 2016
Tourism and Culture Minister of Seychelles meets representatives of the island's Chinese community to discuss the progress of the construction of the Chinese Pagoda in Victoria

Tourism and Culture Minister of Seychelles meets representatives of the island's Chinese community to discuss the progress of the construction of the Chinese Pagoda in Victoria

The re-construction of the Chinese Pagoda in Victoria has been grinding to a halt and this prompted Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, to meet representatives of the local Chinese community. In the absence … August 19, 2016




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