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Seychelles Tourism Board announces the appointment of their Manager for UK and Ireland

Seychelles Tourism Board announces the appointment of their Manager for UK and Ireland

The Seychelles Tourism Board has the pleasure to announce the appointment of Ms. Tinaz Wadia as the new Manager for their UK and Ireland Office, with immediate effect.Ms. Wadia is a Seychelloise who has been involved in Seychelles tourism for over 19 … June 24, 2013
Louis D'Offay, the Seychelles known and respected hotelier, steps down as tourism industry’s Chairman after 15 years of service to the industry

Louis D'Offay, the Seychelles known and respected hotelier, steps down as tourism industry’s Chairman after 15 years of service to the industry

One of the highlights of the annual general meeting of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) last Friday was the stepping down of Louis D’Offay as Chairman of the association. Mr. D’Offay has served the association for 15 years. Mr. … June 24, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Academy lecturers and students to be also trained in Shanghai and Thailand

Seychelles Tourism Academy lecturers and students to be also trained in Shanghai and Thailand

Seychelles Tourism Academy lecturers will now also be trained in the Shanghai Institute effective October 2013. In a joint meeting held in Shanghai between Kan Nian, President of Shanghai Institute of Tourism, Elsia Grandcourt, Chief Executive of the … June 24, 2013
Wide reach of South African Airways and Ethiopian Airlines beneficial to Seychelles tourism

Wide reach of South African Airways and Ethiopian Airlines beneficial to Seychelles tourism

The wide reach of South African Airways (SAA) and Ethiopian Airlines is being used to tap new markets in Africa, according to David Germain, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Director for Africa & the Americas. Speaking at the Seychelles Tourism Board … June 23, 2013
Seychelles featured in the e Donna popular people magazine of Italy

Seychelles featured in the e Donna popular people magazine of Italy

The magazine, e Donna, of Rome, Italy, has just dedicated 4 pages of their latest issue to the beauty of Seychelles and to the appeal of these mid-ocean islands as one of the most appealing honeymoon destinations. Alviero Altieri, the author of this … June 23, 2013
Carnival in the Seychelles a success story for destination visibility

Carnival in the Seychelles a success story for destination visibility

The annual Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival that is staged in the Seychelles is today regarded as a success story that is increasing visibility of the Indian Ocean region and in so doing for Seychelles. A Hong Kong tourism magazine has just released … June 22, 2013
Seychelles President Michel meets with President of Round Table International

Seychelles President Michel meets with President of Round Table International

The President of Round Table International, Mr. Jeroen De Graff, paid a courtesy call on President James Michel this morning, together with delegates attending the Round Table Regional Africa Meeting this week in Seychelles. The President praised the … June 22, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Board presents Mid-year Review with tourism trade partners

Seychelles Tourism Board presents Mid-year Review with tourism trade partners

The Seychelles Tourism Board has presented its Mid-year Review with its tourism trade partners. The Mid-year Review was an opportunity for the Seychelles Tourism Board to share progress it had made for the past 6 months on its core markets in Europe, … June 21, 2013
Europe, still providing over 70 percent of tourism arrivals

Europe, still providing over 70 percent of tourism arrivals

Despite the economic recession hitting many European countries, the "Old Continent" is still Seychelles' main market source, supplying 72,436 visitors up to the second week of June 2013, or a 12% increase on the corresponding period last year. This … June 20, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Board appoints Blue Square Consultants as India Representative

Seychelles Tourism Board appoints Blue Square Consultants as India Representative

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has appointed Mumbai-based Blue Square Consultants (BSC) as its official representative in India with immediate effect. BSC will conceptualize, implement, and promote marketing strategies for Seychelles in India. BSC … June 19, 2013
Farewell call by Ambassador Margit Hellwig-Botte

Farewell call by Ambassador Margit Hellwig-Botte

The German Ambassador to the Republic of Seychelles, H.E. Mrs. Margit Hellwig- Botte, has paid a farewell call on President James Michel at State House this morning as her three-year tenure is coming to an end. President James Michel thanked Mrs. Margit … June 19, 2013
Seychelles featured in Golf Traveler magazine, Hong Kong

Seychelles featured in Golf Traveler magazine, Hong Kong

Since the Seychelles Tourism Board has started its marketing campaign in Hong Kong it has always received the great support of James Au, journalist, editor and film distributor, who has had his writings and photographs published in different media of … June 18, 2013
Seychelles National Day: phenomenal progress in 20 years

Seychelles National Day: phenomenal progress in 20 years

NATIONAL DAY: PHENOMENAL PROGRESS IN 20 YEARS Seychelles National Day: phenomenal progress in 20 years Seychelles, national day, Seychelles anniversary, Seychelles tourism, Seychelles travel On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Third … June 18, 2013
Official inauguration of Port Victoria wind farm

Official inauguration of Port Victoria wind farm

The Port Victoria wind farm was officially inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. James Michel; H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State; and CEO of Masdar and Minister for Environment and Energy, Professor Rolph Payet … June 18, 2013
Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma considers proposal by Seychelles for a tourism body within the African Union Commission

Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma considers proposal by Seychelles for a tourism body within the African Union Commission

Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the Chairperson of African Union Commission, said that the organization is prepared to consider a proposal by the Seychelles for a tourism body within the African Union Commission which could also push for an African Heritage … June 16, 2013
Seychelles tourism maintains their presence in China

Seychelles tourism maintains their presence in China

The Seychelles islands are going after their share of the Chinese market with the tourism board and its partners participating at the International Tourism Expo of China for the 3rd year running. A tourism delegation comprising members of the Seychelles … June 16, 2013
Seychelles has a new school at Ile Perserverance as it celebrates its National Day 2013

Seychelles has a new school at Ile Perserverance as it celebrates its National Day 2013

President James Michel of the Seychelles has officially opened Ile Perseverance North Primary School and Creche at a ceremony held this morning, in the presence of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma; the Vice-President, … June 16, 2013
Seychelles officially opens its Anse Royale Hospital

Seychelles officially opens its Anse Royale Hospital

The Anse Royale Hospital, which was funded by the People's Republic of China, was officially opened by President James Michel at a ceremony held this morning. This National Day celebrations event was also attended by the Chairperson of the African Union … June 16, 2013
The Seychelles Tourism Board collaborates with Emirates to hold workshop for European and Asian tour operators

The Seychelles Tourism Board collaborates with Emirates to hold workshop for European and Asian tour operators

A team from the Seychelles Tourism Board and senior officials from Emirates, led by Oomar Ramtoola, Emirates Manager for the Indian Ocean Islands, recently held two workshops for their partner tour operators at the Constance Ephelia Hotel in the Seychelles. The … June 16, 2013
Launching of the book, Seychelles: How Classic Policies Restored Sustainability

Launching of the book, Seychelles: How Classic Policies Restored Sustainability

Seychelles President James Michel was presented with a book entitled, “Seychelles: How Classic Policies Restored sustainability,” in a special ceremony held at State House this afternoon. The ceremony was attended by the special guest for the National … June 14, 2013
Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority confirms with regret announced suspension of flights

Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority confirms with regret announced suspension of flights

The Seychelles Minister for Home Affairs and Transport, Minister Joel Morgan, has received an official letter dated June 10, 2013 from the Chairman of the Qatari Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Abdulaziz Mohamed Al Noaimi, confirming that “with great … June 13, 2013
AUC Chairperson commends Seychelle’s social progress and environmental conservation

AUC Chairperson commends Seychelle’s social progress and environmental conservation

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has congratulated Seychelles for its very high level of human development as well as its achievements in environmental conservation, which she said should be an example for other … June 13, 2013
Miss India 2006, Miss Natasha Suri, honored the recent Seychelles beauty pageant by her presence

Miss India 2006, Miss Natasha Suri, honored the recent Seychelles beauty pageant by her presence

Beauty pageants are too often but a competition, but the recent Seychelles beauty pageant which saw Agnes Gerry elected as “Miss Seychelles… another world” 2013 was a pageant with a purpose. These mid-ocean islands believe that the pageant has to … June 12, 2013
Vanilla Islands - Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion Island, Madagascar, Mauritius & Mayotte - gets more recognition as the new Indian Ocean block

Vanilla Islands - Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion Island, Madagascar, Mauritius & Mayotte - gets more recognition as the new Indian Ocean block

The La Reunion weekly popular magazine, “7 Magazine,” has started dedicating a full page of its weekly issue to the Vanilla Islands Regional Organization.This agreement to make available a full-color page in “7 Magazine” was reached just a week … June 11, 2013
New Seychelles High Commissioner to New Zealand and Australia

New Seychelles High Commissioner to New Zealand and Australia

High Commissioner Waven William has presented his letter of accreditation to the Governor General of New Zealand, Mr. Jerry Mateparae in a ceremony held in Wellington on May 16.During their meeting the High Commissioner and the Governor General discussed … June 11, 2013
Re-opening of offshore petroleum prospective acreage in Seychelles

Re-opening of offshore petroleum prospective acreage in Seychelles

The Republic of Seychelles announced today the reopening of the offshore acreage for oil prospection. During the last two years, applications were not being accepted from oil companies as the government reviewed the terms and conditions of its Model Petroleum … June 11, 2013
Newly-crowned “Miss Seychelles... another world” 2013 calls on the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture

Newly-crowned “Miss Seychelles... another world” 2013 calls on the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture

The 2013 reigning “Miss Seychelles... another world,” Agnes Gerry pursues her official mission as the Ambassador of the Seychelles Tourism Board and the reigning beauty queen of the Seychelles islands. This week she called on Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles … June 11, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Board's marketing executives on sales call on Reunion Island

Seychelles Tourism Board's marketing executives on sales call on Reunion Island

The Seychelles Tourism Board's marketing executives responsible for the Indian Ocean markets have successfully attained their objectives in convincing travel operators that Seychelles remains a true partner of the Reunion Island travel trade. Reunion … June 10, 2013
Seychelles former President Mancham to be at the official opening of the 7th Annual General Meeting of the World Future Council

Seychelles former President Mancham to be at the official opening of the 7th Annual General Meeting of the World Future Council

It is confirmed that the founding Seychelles President James R. Mancham will be leaving Seychelles following the National Day celebrations on June 18 in order to be in Bonn, Germany, on time for the official opening of the 7th Annual General Meeting (AGM) … June 10, 2013
Seychelles veteran artist Despilly William launches Bonzour Sesel promotional DVD with exceptional scenes depicting the beauty of Seychelles

Seychelles veteran artist Despilly William launches Bonzour Sesel promotional DVD with exceptional scenes depicting the beauty of Seychelles

The Seychelles much-talked-about promotional DVD, Bonzour Sesel, has been released. It is Despilly William, the veteran artist, who stands behind this promotional DVD with its exceptional scenes depicting the beauty of Seychelles. Following months … June 10, 2013
Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Inner Mongolia sign MOUs paving the way for fruitful relationship

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Inner Mongolia sign MOUs paving the way for fruitful relationship

The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop ties of cooperation between both countries to advance future exchanges between … June 9, 2013
Miss Seychelles Agnes Gerry in first charity function

Miss Seychelles Agnes Gerry in first charity function

The newly-crowned “Miss Seychelles…Another World,” Agnes Gerry, last Friday met with a group of nine children who suffer from hearing impairment from the School of the Exceptional Child, in what was seen as her first charity function of her one-year … June 9, 2013
Constance Lemuria Seychelles welcomes its new General Manager Mr. Bruno Le Gac

Constance Lemuria Seychelles welcomes its new General Manager Mr. Bruno Le Gac

Constance Lemuria Seychelles has welcomed its new General Manager, Mr. Bruno Le Gac. The latter has been working with the Constance Hotels & Resorts for the past 11 years and has a strong culinary background after years of working in both the Food and … June 9, 2013
Escapades Seychelles - a decade of dedication to France as the main tourism market

Escapades Seychelles - a decade of dedication to France as the main tourism market

The 10th edition of the dedicated Seychelles Roadshow took place in France at the beginning of June 2013. As always, this event was extremely well supported and turned out by both Seychelles partners and French travel agents/tour operators. It was … June 9, 2013
Seychelles to host travel and tourism mart in 2014

Seychelles to host travel and tourism mart in 2014

Seychelles is taking the lead in promoting regional tourism and will host a travel and tourism mart with the member states of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) next year to give the industry a further boost. This … June 9, 2013
Miss Seychelles 1975 bids final farewell

Miss Seychelles 1975 bids final farewell

Derek Savy writes in the Today Newspaper in Seychelles a fitting farewell to Amelie Michel, Miss Seychelles 1975. Derek Savy writes: As the country elected its Miss Seychelles 2013, we take time to reflect on the passing away of our 1975 beauty queen. … June 9, 2013
Constance Lemuria Seychelles reinforces partnership with stakeholders during its annual meeting for the ISO 22 000 certification validation

Constance Lemuria Seychelles reinforces partnership with stakeholders during its annual meeting for the ISO 22 000 certification validation

The Constance Lemuria Seychelles Management team organized last Thursday its annual stakeholders meeting to reinforce its partnership with the trade and to showcase its achievement to date regarding its ISO 22 000 certification. The participants were … June 7, 2013
Tri-partite fisheries project proposed

Tri-partite fisheries project proposed

Seychelles President Michel met the President of the Association of African Economy and Development Japan ECA Committee, MP Tetsuro Yano, and the CEO of NEPAD (The New Partnership for Africa's Development) agency, Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, also former … June 7, 2013
Dynamic development partnerships for blue economy

Dynamic development partnerships for blue economy

During his working visit to Japan, Seychelles President Michel met with the Senior Vice President of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Mr. Hideaki Domichi, to discuss ongoing cooperation projects as well as a new fisheries grant proposal. During … June 7, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Board wins  The Best Publicity Award in KOTFA, the Korea World Travel Fair

Seychelles Tourism Board wins The Best Publicity Award in KOTFA, the Korea World Travel Fair

Seychelles participated in the 26th Korea World Travel Fair, also known as KOTFA, from May 30 to June 2, 2013, with the Regional Manager of the Seychelles Tourist Office, Korea, Ms. Julie Kim; the Seychelles Honorary Consul General, Mr. Dong Chang Jeong; … June 5, 2013
Japan and Seychelles set to enter new era of joint oil exploration

Japan and Seychelles set to enter new era of joint oil exploration

President James Michel of the Seychelles, who holds the portfolio for hydrocarbons, has announced that Seychelles and Japan will be concluding an agreement in the near future for a joint oil exploration program in the Seychelles Exclusive Economic Zone. … June 5, 2013
Opening doors for Seychelles tourism private sector funding

Opening doors for Seychelles tourism private sector funding

The Seychelles tourism private sector will soon get a boost in their development with new funding options. An invitation has been extended to the “Agence Francaise de Developpement" (AFD) by Seychelles Tourism & Culture Minister Alain St.Ange who met … June 5, 2013
Miss Reunion selects Seychelles for video and photo shoot 2014

Miss Reunion selects Seychelles for video and photo shoot 2014

The Miss Reunion franchise has selected Seychelles for its promotional shoot and video production which will be held in June 2014. This was announced following a meeting between Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture Alain St.Ange and Mr. Aziz Patel, … June 5, 2013
Seychelles President Michel meets with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Seychelles President Michel meets with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Seychelles President James Michel has held bilateral talks with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in the margins of the TICAD V conference in Yokohama, Japan. The President was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam; the Seychelles … June 4, 2013
Madagascar supports the Seychelles bid for the UNWTO Executive Council Seat

Madagascar supports the Seychelles bid for the UNWTO Executive Council Seat

The Madagascar Minister responsible for Tourism, Mr. Jean-Max Rakotomamonjy, has publicly announced that Madagascar is supporting the Seychelles bid for a seat on the UN World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Executive Council. The election for this seat … June 3, 2013
Seychelles news in Brazil promotes the underwater world of the islands

Seychelles news in Brazil promotes the underwater world of the islands

The mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles continues its drive in South America and has now moved to increase the general awareness about the island’s Festival of the Sea, SUBIOS, in South America. This is an effort to now promote this event in particular … June 3, 2013
Peace and stability for inclusive growth for Africa says Seychelles President

Peace and stability for inclusive growth for Africa says Seychelles President

“Peace and stability are the platforms on which we can build truly inclusive growth for Africa, and we salute the efforts of Japan which complement those of our African Union,” said Seychelles President James Michel. President Michel made these … June 3, 2013
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, on La Reunion TV - Face A L'Eco of Antenne Reunion

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, on La Reunion TV - Face A L'Eco of Antenne Reunion

The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, who is on Reunion Island for a working visit, was the guest on the popular and very respected “Face A L'Eco” program on Antenne Reunion Television. Minister St.Ange was … June 3, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Board used the 2013 Madagascar Tourism Trade Fair to showcase its unique selling points

Seychelles Tourism Board used the 2013 Madagascar Tourism Trade Fair to showcase its unique selling points

Following the official opening of the 2013 International Tourism Fair Madagascar (ITM) at the Hotel Carlton with addresses and the ribbon-cutting ceremony by Mr. Eric Koller, President, de l’Office National du Tourisme de Madagascar; Mr. Didier Robert … June 3, 2013
International Tourism Fair Madagascar 2013 a resounding success

International Tourism Fair Madagascar 2013 a resounding success

The second edition of the International Tourism Fair Madagascar 2013 opened with fanfare on May 29 at the Carlton Hotel in Antananarivo. The regional trade fair, which is now earmarked as an annual Vanilla Islands event hosted by the sister island of … June 2, 2013
Madagascar and international press mark the re-election of Seychelles Minister as President of Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands

Madagascar and international press mark the re-election of Seychelles Minister as President of Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands

The Seychelles Minister's re-election as President of the Indian Ocean's Vanilla Islands has been marked by the Madagascar press as a whole and also reported by international press from the four corners of the world. The last day of the International … June 2, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Board and Emirates workshop held for tour operators a welcomed initiative

Seychelles Tourism Board and Emirates workshop held for tour operators a welcomed initiative

The first workshop held by Emirates Airlines in collaboration with the Seychelles Tourism Board is an initiative that has been well received by all the participating tour operators and Seychelles local partners, DMCs, and hoteliers who were in attendance. … June 2, 2013
Seychelles President to attend TICAD Summit

Seychelles President to attend TICAD Summit

President James Michel is traveling to Japan this weekend to attend the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Yokohama. The President is accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jean-Paul Adam, and the Seychelles … May 31, 2013
Vanilla Islands of the Indian Ocean re-elects its President for a second term

Vanilla Islands of the Indian Ocean re-elects its President for a second term

The member states of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands organization has re-elected its President, Mr. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture, for a second term. This election was held during the organization's extraordinary meeting … May 31, 2013
CNN declares the Top 100 Beaches - Seychelles clings to Number 1 and Number 4 positions

CNN declares the Top 100 Beaches - Seychelles clings to Number 1 and Number 4 positions

Seychelles, the mid-ocean islands in the Indian Ocean has taken the number one position as CNN rated the top 100 beaches of the world. [ http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/28/travel/100-best-beaches/index.html?sr=sharebar_facebook ] This came as no surprise … May 30, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Academy & the Constance Academy of Mauritius renew their working partnership

Seychelles Tourism Academy & the Constance Academy of Mauritius renew their working partnership

The Seychelles Tourism Academy and the Constance Hospitality Academy of Mauritius has renewed their existing working partnership with the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding. Two years ago, the Seychelles Tourism Academy and Constance Hospitality … May 30, 2013
Prime Minister of Madagascar welcomes Seychelles Minister of Tourism to Madagascar for the 2nd edition of the International Tourism Fair of Madagascar

Prime Minister of Madagascar welcomes Seychelles Minister of Tourism to Madagascar for the 2nd edition of the International Tourism Fair of Madagascar

The Prime Minister of Madagascar, H.E. Mr. Omer Beriziky, welcomed the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Minister Alain St.Ange, to his Tananarive Offices soon after the arrival of the Seychelles Minister in Madagascar. Minister … May 30, 2013
Seychelles agricultural sector moving forward in development

Seychelles agricultural sector moving forward in development

Seychelles President James Michel visited several areas of the agricultural sector this morning, including the old and new laboratories at Grand Anse, the Research Centre Anse Boileau, Roucou’s farm at Anse Boileau, Jojo’s farm, and Jean-Paul Geffroy … May 29, 2013
Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation Secretary General meets Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture

Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation Secretary General meets Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture

Ambassador K. V. Bhagirath, the Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation, welcomed Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, at the Headquarters of the organization at Cybercity … May 29, 2013
Sir James Mancham of the Seychelles was among a selected group of former Presidents to be invited by Her Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union, to the special anniversary of OAU/AU Summit

Sir James Mancham of the Seychelles was among a selected group of former Presidents to be invited by Her Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union, to the special anniversary of OAU/AU Summit

It was announced from Glacis-sur-Mer that the founding President of Seychelles, Sir James Mancham, will be returning to Mahe tomorrow after participating in the 50th anniversary of the OAU-AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mr. Mancham was among a selected … May 29, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Board and Emirates hold workshop for European tour operators

Seychelles Tourism Board and Emirates hold workshop for European tour operators

In a move to further boost arrivals to the archipelago, the Seychelles Tourism Board and Emirates held a joint workshop for European tour operators on May 28 at the Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles. The workshop saw the participation of leading … May 29, 2013
Seychelles Minister addresses press conference in Mauritius in his capacity a Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands President

Seychelles Minister addresses press conference in Mauritius in his capacity a Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands President

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, in his capacity as the President of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization, addressed a press conference yesterday afternoon at the Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa … May 29, 2013
Seychelles Ministers meet with Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and the Emirates delegation

Seychelles Ministers meet with Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and the Emirates delegation

Ministers Pierre Laporte (Finance, Trade & Investment), Rolph Payet (Environment & Energy), Alain St.Ange (Tourism & Culture), and Christian Lionnet (Land Use & Habitat) met this morning with Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and CEO of Emirates … May 24, 2013
Kenya’s Massai Group arrives in Seychelles for Africa Day 2013 celebrations, FetAfrik

Kenya’s Massai Group arrives in Seychelles for Africa Day 2013 celebrations, FetAfrik

A Maasai performance group from the known Bomas of Kenya has arrived in Seychelles for the island’s 2013 Africa Day celebrations, FetAfrik. The Maasai group will be key performers at this year’s FetAfrik, and they will be helping to bring a touch … May 23, 2013
Seychelles Chamber of Commerce & Industries calls on Ministry of Tourism & Culture to join forces to find ways to encourage equitable distribution of wealth and benefits in the tourism industry

Seychelles Chamber of Commerce & Industries calls on Ministry of Tourism & Culture to join forces to find ways to encourage equitable distribution of wealth and benefits in the tourism industry

“The Seychelles Chamber of Commerce & Industries (SCCI) will give its support towards policies that encourages ownership of development by our people.” This supportive statement was made by the Chairman of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry, … May 23, 2013
Seychelles' Sir James Mancham re-elected as a Vice President and member of the governing council of CAPDI

Seychelles' Sir James Mancham re-elected as a Vice President and member of the governing council of CAPDI

Seychelles founding President, Sir James R. Mancham, was one of the 39 personalities who signed the Makassar Declaration following the conclusion of the 4th Annual General Meeting of the Centrist Asia Pacific Democrats International (CAPDI) at the conclusion … May 23, 2013
Seychelles attends the World Travel Fair in Eastern China and wins Best Honeymoon Tour Destination for 2013

Seychelles attends the World Travel Fair in Eastern China and wins Best Honeymoon Tour Destination for 2013

The World Travel Fair (WTF) is an annual event held in Shanghai that is the economic center of China and also plays a significant role in the outbound tourism of the country. This year, the fair was being held in the downtown Shanghai Exhibition Centre … May 22, 2013
Beauty with a purpose will see Miss Reunion attend “Miss Seychelles...another world” 2013 beauty pageant alongside Femina Miss India-World

Beauty with a purpose will see Miss Reunion attend “Miss Seychelles...another world” 2013 beauty pageant alongside Femina Miss India-World

Preparations are well underway for the 2013 edition of the “Miss Seychelles…another world” beauty pageant set to take place at the Eden Plaza on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Another destination-elected beauty who will be among the guests of honor, and … May 22, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Board Korea Office signs an MOU with Samsung’s sister company, CJ O Shopping

Seychelles Tourism Board Korea Office signs an MOU with Samsung’s sister company, CJ O Shopping

CJ O Shopping and Seychelles Tourist Board Korea Office concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on May 15, 2013 to enhance mutual cooperation for selling Seychelles travel products. CJ O Shopping, by selecting Seychelles as a key item, started … May 22, 2013
Seychelles “La Gigolette” restaurant renowned for its food made in heaven!

Seychelles “La Gigolette” restaurant renowned for its food made in heaven!

Derek Savy, a local feature writer in Seychelles, this week published the following article in Today’s newspaper. Food and the blend of food coming from one of the most diverse people on Earth is often taken up by arbiters and authors from the world … May 22, 2013
Seychelles extends condolences to Oklahoma victims

Seychelles extends condolences to Oklahoma victims

President James Michel of the Seychelles has extended his sincere condolences to the people and government of the United States of America following the devastating tornado that hit Oklahoma on Monday, May 20, 2013. In a letter sent to President Barack … May 22, 2013
Dubai's Director General of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, Helal Saeed Almarri, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture, meet in Dubai

Dubai's Director General of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, Helal Saeed Almarri, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture, meet in Dubai

Helal Saeed Almarri, the Director General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the principal authority responsible for strengthening Dubai’s positioning as a world-leading tourism destination and commercial hub, met Minister … May 21, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Academy documentation center benefits from ISPC

Seychelles Tourism Academy documentation center benefits from ISPC

The Seychelles Tourism Academy walked away with 115,266 rupees (US$9,736) donated by ISPC Seychelles, a hotel catering company based in Seychelles. The money was collected during a gala dinner at La Plage restaurant organized in March 2013 as part of … May 21, 2013
Seychelles Founding President Mancham speaks at 4th General Assembly of Capdi in Indonesia

Seychelles Founding President Mancham speaks at 4th General Assembly of Capdi in Indonesia

The Seychelles Founding President, Sir James R. Mancham, was one of five personalities invited to make congratulatory remarks at the opening of the 4th General Assembly of the Centrist Asia Pacific Democrats International (CAPDI) in the beautiful city … May 21, 2013
Bambo Sibiya, the known and talented South African artist, is in Seychelles for FetAfrik, Africa Day 2013

Bambo Sibiya, the known and talented South African artist, is in Seychelles for FetAfrik, Africa Day 2013

South Africa’s artist, Bambo Sibiya, is in Seychelles for FetAfrik, Africa Day 2013. Bambo Sibiya’s story represents the profile of a young artist who dared to dream “the big dream.” Many of Sibiya’s prints depict mothers as the central and … May 21, 2013
“Miss Seychelles…another world” beauty pageant contestants enjoy the spectacular settings of their islands

“Miss Seychelles…another world” beauty pageant contestants enjoy the spectacular settings of their islands

The contestants of the “Miss Seychelles…another world” Beauty Pageant 2013 have been enjoying the spectacular settings of their own islands as they spend time together as a group around the main islands of Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue. They were … May 21, 2013
South Africa supports the Seychelles disaster relief efforts for damages from the January tropical storm Felleng

South Africa supports the Seychelles disaster relief efforts for damages from the January tropical storm Felleng

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, met with the South African High Commissioner to Seychelles, Dr. Nomvuyo N. Nokwe, at State House this afternoon. High Commissioner Nokwe expressed South Africa's regret and sympathy concerning the material … May 21, 2013
Indian beauty set to attend “Miss Seychelles...another world” 2013 beauty pageant due to be held on Saturday, May 25 at Eden Plaza

Indian beauty set to attend “Miss Seychelles...another world” 2013 beauty pageant due to be held on Saturday, May 25 at Eden Plaza

Natasha Suri, former Ponds Femina Miss India-World, is scheduled to attend the upcoming edition of the “Miss Seychelles...another world” beauty pageant due to be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Eden Island Plaza. This Indian beauty, who reached … May 21, 2013
Seychelles admitted as member of the “East-3-Route” initiative of Africa

Seychelles admitted as member of the “East-3-Route” initiative of Africa

In February this year, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, opened discussions with Minister Michael Mabuyakhulu, the Minister for Economic Development & Tourism of the Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Government of … May 20, 2013
Seychelles joins Africa in lighting of the Africa Union flame

Seychelles joins Africa in lighting of the Africa Union flame

The Seychelles Former President, Mr. France Albert Rene, lit the flame of the African Union in the presence of Seychelles President James Alix Michel in a symbolic ceremony held at State House this morning. The ceremony was attended by dignitaries as … May 20, 2013
Seychelles set to launch its Africa Day 2013 celebrations from this coming Wednesday

Seychelles set to launch its Africa Day 2013 celebrations from this coming Wednesday

The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture has confirmed that from this coming Wednesday they are joining Africa to mark the 2013 Africa Day Celebrations through their very own FetAfrik. The island's FetAfrik Committee have come out with a fully-fledged, … May 20, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Board and Airtel strengthen partnership through Memorandum of Understanding

Seychelles Tourism Board and Airtel strengthen partnership through Memorandum of Understanding

The Seychelles Tourism Board and Airtel Seychelles has forged a new level of cooperation and partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. The Memorandum of Understanding signed on Friday, May 17, between Elsia Grandcourt, the … May 20, 2013
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture addressed the tourism trade & press at INDABA 2013 in Durban South Africa

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture addressed the tourism trade & press at INDABA 2013 in Durban South Africa

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture invited to take center stage at a tourism trade breakfast meeting in Durban hosted by the MEC for KwaZulu Natal South Africa responsible for Economic Development and Tourism, Minister … May 20, 2013
Seychelles Minister for Tourism meets Mr. Akbar Al-Bakar, CEO of Qatar Airways

Seychelles Minister for Tourism meets Mr. Akbar Al-Bakar, CEO of Qatar Airways

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture, met Mr. Akbar Al-Bakar, the CEO of Qatar Airways, at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Qatar Airways stand when he was in Dubai for the 2013 ATM tourism trade fair. Since his appointment … May 19, 2013
Seychelles tourism at ATM 2013 in Dubai

Seychelles tourism at ATM 2013 in Dubai

The Seychelles tourism trade joined the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange; their Tourism Board CEO, Elsia Grandcourt; Mohamed S. Al Geziry from Mohamed Al Geziry, the islands’ representatives in Dubai; and Aliette … May 19, 2013
Avis Car Hire celebrates 40 years of service in Seychelles

Avis Car Hire celebrates 40 years of service in Seychelles

In 1973, Kaven Parcou and Norman Esselmont set up the Avis Car Hire operation in Seychelles. This followed the official opening of the Seychelles International Airport by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 1972 which launched in earnest. Mr. Thierry … May 19, 2013
From the Seychelles, the adventure by Nikon professional photographer, Imran Ahmad

From the Seychelles, the adventure by Nikon professional photographer, Imran Ahmad

Imran Ahmad B. Rayat Ahmad is a Nikon professional photographer known as the photographer of the Edition Fifty Fathoms, and he is a member of the Ocean Artist Society. From the Seychelles, Imran said: “Many would ask if I’ve dived the best sites … May 19, 2013
Seychelles on CNN Inside Africa program this week

Seychelles on CNN Inside Africa program this week

This week on CNN’s Inside Africa they’re venturing off the coast of Kenya and heading to smallest nation in Africa – the Seychelles. This once uninhabited island chain is much more than a tourist destination. It’s home to rare and exotic plants … May 17, 2013
KwaZulu Natal thanked by Seychelles Minister of Tourism & Culture

KwaZulu Natal thanked by Seychelles Minister of Tourism & Culture

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture used the opportunity of a Tourism Trade breakfast meeting in Durban to take to the podium to thank Minister Michael Mabuyakhulu, the MEC responsible for Economic Development and … May 16, 2013
Seychelles delegation back home from Indaba 2013 Tourism Trade Fair in South Africa

Seychelles delegation back home from Indaba 2013 Tourism Trade Fair in South Africa

The Seychelles delegation to the INDABA 2013 Tourism Trade Fair in Durban, South Africa, is back in Seychelles after another successful tourism promotional operation for the islands. With representatives from the island’s Destination Management Companies … May 16, 2013
Voting for Miss Seychelles People’s Choice Award reaps positive turn out

Voting for Miss Seychelles People’s Choice Award reaps positive turn out

Voting has begun for Miss Seychelles People's Choice Award, ahead of the pageant to be held at Eden Plaza on Saturday, May 25. Besides the coveted “Miss Seychelles - another world” title, the 14 contestants, aged between 18 and 22, are also vying … May 16, 2013
Malawi & Seychelles Ministers of Tourism meet

Malawi & Seychelles Ministers of Tourism meet

The Minister responsible for Tourism, Wildlife and Culture of Malawi, the Hon. Rachel Mazombwe Zulu M.P., and the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Minister Alain St.Ange, met on the sidelines of the INDABA Tourism Trade Fair in … May 15, 2013
Indian Ocean Commission organizes first Air Access meeting in Mauritius

Indian Ocean Commission organizes first Air Access meeting in Mauritius

Delegates from the Indian Ocean Commission member countries of Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar, La Reunion and Comoros gathered in Port-Louis, Mauritius from May 2-3, 2013 for a two-day conference to discuss issues and challenges of air transport in … May 15, 2013
South Africa's popular GETAWAY Magazine showcases Seychelles

South Africa's popular GETAWAY Magazine showcases Seychelles

GETAWAY magazine of South Africa has dedicated eight pages of its last issue to the beauty and unique attractions of Seychelles and this over and above the Seychelles branded cover. Seychelles, Sail away to paradise is the heading of this Seychelles … May 15, 2013
Seychelles President Michel extends condolences to Turkey following terror attack

Seychelles President Michel extends condolences to Turkey following terror attack

President James Michel of Seychelles has extended his condolences to President Abdullah Gul of the Republic of Turkey following the devastating car bomb attack near the town on Reyhanli: “In the wake of this tragedy, the Government and People of … May 15, 2013
Mozambique & Seychelles set to strengthen their relationship following meeting of Ministers at INDABA in South Africa

Mozambique & Seychelles set to strengthen their relationship following meeting of Ministers at INDABA in South Africa

Minister Carvalho Muaria, the Minister of Tourism of Mozambique, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Minister of Tourism and Culture of the Seychelles, took the opportunity of their presence in South Africa for the 2013 INDABA in Durban for them to meet and … May 14, 2013
South Africa Minister of Tourism visits the Seychelles stand at INDABA 2013

South Africa Minister of Tourism visits the Seychelles stand at INDABA 2013

The Seychelles stand at INDABA 2013, the South African Tourism Trade Fair, was one of the exhibitor stands to be visited by Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk, South Africa’s Tourism Minister, on the official opening day of the tourism fair. Minister … May 14, 2013
Seychelles Africa Day “FetAfrik 2013” celebrations launch program of events at press conference

Seychelles Africa Day “FetAfrik 2013” celebrations launch program of events at press conference

The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism & Culture has unveiled the island’s Africa Day “FetAfrik 2013” program of events with the local press. In a joint press conference with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Benjamine Rose, the Principal Secretary for … May 14, 2013
Seychelles meets the press as never before at this Indaba 2013 in South Africa

Seychelles meets the press as never before at this Indaba 2013 in South Africa

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, left South Africa saying that this year’s INDABA has been a real success especially with the extensive coverage the islands received from both the South African and the foreign press. … May 14, 2013
Seychelles shares experiences at World Economic Forum and engages in further discussions on Madagascar process

Seychelles shares experiences at World Economic Forum and engages in further discussions on Madagascar process

Leading Seychelles' delegation to the World Economic Forum, Foreign Minister Jean-Paul Adam, has highlighted a number of Seychelles' experiences as a basis for sustainable development at the event being held in Cape Town under the patronage of President … May 14, 2013
Seychelles at the Tourism Cities Seminar during Indaba 2013 Tourism Trade Fair in Durban, South Africa

Seychelles at the Tourism Cities Seminar during Indaba 2013 Tourism Trade Fair in Durban, South Africa

The Seychelles delegation at INDABA this year, led by Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange, Seychelles Tourism Board CEO Elsia Grandcourt, Director for South Africa and the Americas David Germain, and Regional Manager Africa Marsha Parcou, had … May 13, 2013
South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal & Seychelles Tourism meet in Durban

South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal & Seychelles Tourism meet in Durban

The MEC responsible for KwaZulu Natal, Minister Michael Mabuyakhulu, who is responsible for Economic Development and Tourism, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, accompanied by Mr. Ndabo Khoza and Mrs. … May 13, 2013
Port Victoria in Seychelles named Leading Cruise Port by WTA

Port Victoria in Seychelles named Leading Cruise Port by WTA

Port Victoria in Seychelles was named the Leading Cruise Port award at the World Travel Awards (WTA) being held in the Maldives. The World Travel Awards, known as the “Oscars of the Travel Industry,” presented the award at a glittering Gala Ceremony … May 12, 2013
Seychelles at ATM Tourism Trade Fair in Dubai sees Minister St.Ange address the Ministerial meeting

Seychelles at ATM Tourism Trade Fair in Dubai sees Minister St.Ange address the Ministerial meeting

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, who was leading the Seychelles delegation to ATM 2013, was one of the Ministers invited to be a speaker at the UNWTO & ATM Ministerial Forum. The meeting centered on long-term … May 10, 2013
South Africa & Seychelles Ministers of Tourism on the popular SABC2 Morning Live TV program as INDABA Tourism Trade Fair opens in Durban

South Africa & Seychelles Ministers of Tourism on the popular SABC2 Morning Live TV program as INDABA Tourism Trade Fair opens in Durban

South Africa’s Tourism Minister, Mr. Marthinus van Schalkwyk, and his Seychelles counterpart, Mr. Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, were both on the popular SABC2 Morning Live TV program on Friday. This South … May 10, 2013
Seychelles Masai jumping dancers for FetAfrik 2013

Seychelles Masai jumping dancers for FetAfrik 2013

A group of the colorful Masai dancers from Kenya has confirmed their participation for the Seychelles FetAfrik 2013, planned between May 23-25. The Bomas Kenya Masai dancer represents in Kenya one of the most known and popular cultural groups of the country’s … May 9, 2013
Project proposals unveiled at public meeting for Beau Vallon’s Golden Mile

Project proposals unveiled at public meeting for Beau Vallon’s Golden Mile

On Saturday afternoon, May 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm, members of the public gathered at the meeting hall of the Beau Vallon District Administration for a second round of consultations on the proposal to rehabilitate what has been called Beau Vallon’s “Golden … May 9, 2013
Seychelles celebrating the centenary of a magnificent edifice – State House

Seychelles celebrating the centenary of a magnificent edifice – State House

In a special ceremony held at State House this afternoon commemorating 100 years since the inauguration of State House, President James Michel was presented with a book entitled “Seychelles, State House – Centenary of Inauguration.” “We are … May 7, 2013
Seychelles Soccer School with Manchester city proves a hit

Seychelles Soccer School with Manchester city proves a hit

Patrick Vieira, the legendary player and Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) Football Development Executive, today conducted the last clinics of the Manchester City Seychelles Soccer School 2013, deeming it a win for local sports. The final day of … May 7, 2013
A milestone in Sino-Seychelles relations

A milestone in Sino-Seychelles relations

Seychelles President James Michel met with the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xie Hangsheng, at State House this morning, following the signing of a mutual visa waiver agreement between Seychelles and China … May 7, 2013
Seychelles Foreign Minister calls for thorough re-evaluation of Seychelles media landscape

Seychelles Foreign Minister calls for thorough re-evaluation of Seychelles media landscape

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has called on the organization “Reporters Sans Frontieres” (Reporters without Borders) to send an assessment mission to Seychelles following the publication of their 2013 report which downgraded … May 7, 2013
Seychelles expresses solidarity with Tanzania following shocking church attack

Seychelles expresses solidarity with Tanzania following shocking church attack

Following the bomb attack on a Catholic church in the Tanzanian town of Arusha, Seychelles President James Michel has expressed his condolences, on behalf of the people and government of Seychelles, for what he described as a shocking attack: “We … May 7, 2013
World's leading fishing magazine recognizes big game fishing in Seychelles

World's leading fishing magazine recognizes big game fishing in Seychelles

Bisbee's Marlin world, one of the planet's most respected fishing magazines, features an editorial about sports fishing in Seychelles in its latest edition (May 2013). The article, titled “Fishing where time stands still,” was written by local writer … May 7, 2013
Manchester City Seychelles Soccer School 2013 kicks off

Manchester City Seychelles Soccer School 2013 kicks off

Air Seychelles and the Seychelles Football Federation (SFF) today opened the first ever Manchester City Seychelles Soccer School 2013 with a clinic for school children led by Patrick Vieira the legendary player and professional City Coaches at Unity Stadium … May 6, 2013
Seychelles is attending the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2013)

Seychelles is attending the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2013)

The 20th Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has opened in Dubai on May 6 with a record number of more than 2,500 exhibitors and over 20 national tourist delegations. The Seychelles will be at ATM again this year, because these islands are today served by … May 6, 2013
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles welcomed Minister St.Ange on his industry tour of last week

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles welcomed Minister St.Ange on his industry tour of last week

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, with its reputation as being one of Seychelles top high-end properties is fully supportive of the Seychelles Tourism Academy student’s internship programs. Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has confirmed to Alain St.Ange, … May 5, 2013
“Miss Seychelles…another world” contestant 2013 gives to the less fortunate

“Miss Seychelles…another world” contestant 2013 gives to the less fortunate

Being advocates of charity is a virtue of crowned beauty queens, and contestants for the coming “Miss Seychelles…another world” contestants were reminded that they should at all costs be conscious of their mission once elected. A recent charity … May 5, 2013
Seychelles set to receive the Dusseldorf Carnival for the April 2014 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival

Seychelles set to receive the Dusseldorf Carnival for the April 2014 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival

A news release published in EXPRESS.DE of Germany has confirmed that the known and very popular Dusseldorf Carnival is set to be back in Seychelles next April to fly the German flag and participate in the 2014 edition of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands … May 5, 2013
Football in Seychelles moving forward

Football in Seychelles moving forward

President James Michel received the Football Development Executive of Premier League Club Manchester City, Mr. Patrick Vieira, this afternoon at State House. Mr. Vieira is currently in the country to lead a series of soccer clinics for young Seychellois … May 3, 2013
Seychelles says that Africa should use the UNWTO General Assembly in Zimbabwe and Zambia to mark the African Continent’s commitment to tourism

Seychelles says that Africa should use the UNWTO General Assembly in Zimbabwe and Zambia to mark the African Continent’s commitment to tourism

It has been confirmed by the UNWTO that Zimbabwe and Zambia will co-host the 20th session of the General Assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) from August 24-29 this year in their tourist resort towns of Victoria Falls and Livingstone. … May 2, 2013
Seychelles toasts the Netherlands new King

Seychelles toasts the Netherlands new King

Seychelles-based diplomats and high government officials of the islands gathered on Tuesday evening to mark the stepping down of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and her son Prince Willem-Alexander taking the throne. The 75-year-old monarch signed … May 2, 2013
Seychelles Banyan Tree Resort and Spa believes in drive to see more Seychellois move to higher position

Seychelles Banyan Tree Resort and Spa believes in drive to see more Seychellois move to higher position

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture has started a series of hotel visits and meetings with general managers and hotel staff in general to take stock of the properties’ working environment and for him to remain connected with … May 2, 2013
Seychelles sees former graduates of Visual Arts mount what they called their Traces exhibition

Seychelles sees former graduates of Visual Arts mount what they called their Traces exhibition

Students who graduated for the Advanced Certificate and Diploma level in the Seychelles School of Visual Arts are showcasing their artistic and creative talents in an exhibition that opened on Friday, April 25, at Carrefour des Arts gallery in Victoria. … May 2, 2013
A first Seychelles travel guide book in Korean is published

A first Seychelles travel guide book in Korean is published

A book on Seychelles travel was published and launched successfully as of April 25, 2013 and is now in Korean book stores. The book, “Seychelles, not just another place, another world,” showcases what Seychelles offers to travelers – the nature, … May 1, 2013
Air Seychelles to host Manchester City Seychelles Soccer School 2013

Air Seychelles to host Manchester City Seychelles Soccer School 2013

Air Seychelles will this week welcome Patrick Vieira, legendary player and Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) Football Development Executive, to the Seychelles. Patrick, accompanied by a team of City coaches, will arrive on May 3 for the Manchester … May 1, 2013
Dr. Steve Fanny appointed on African Union Board of External Auditors

Dr. Steve Fanny appointed on African Union Board of External Auditors

The Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Trade & Investment, Dr. Steve Fanny, has been appointed as a member on the African Union Board of External Auditors for a two year term. The principal function of the Board is to carry out an … May 1, 2013
Seychelles the star destination in the Luxury Travel and Safaris Magazine

Seychelles the star destination in the Luxury Travel and Safaris Magazine

Seychelles, and more specifically Hilton Hotels in Seychelles, have been covered in the latest issue of the known Luxury Travel and Safaris magazine. Six full-color pages of the magazine talk of the Seychelles and of Hilton in Seychelles as the destination … May 1, 2013
Seychelles President's message on the occasion of International Labor Day - 2013

Seychelles President's message on the occasion of International Labor Day - 2013

The 1st of May is the important date of the year we dedicate to all workers. International Labor Day is the occasion for all workers in the world to share solidarity. We join together to celebrate the fruits of our labor. Together we go to church … May 1, 2013
Vice President Faure at the Africa Global Business Forum 2013

Vice President Faure at the Africa Global Business Forum 2013

The Vice President of the Republic, Mr. Danny Faure, has been invited to attend the Africa Global Business Forum 2013, to be held on May 1 and 2 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Malctoum, … May 1, 2013
Seychelles is the place for honeymoons as is featured in the Italian magazine

Seychelles is the place for honeymoons as is featured in the Italian magazine

Chi, the known people's magazine from Italy, has come out with a feature on honeymoons in what can be considered the nicest destination on Earth, the Seychelles. The magazine speaks about special or secret honeymoons, and this is exactly what the Seychelles … May 1, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Delegation  back home from “Successful” WTM Latin America exhibition in Sao Paolo, Brazil

Seychelles Tourism Delegation back home from “Successful” WTM Latin America exhibition in Sao Paolo, Brazil

Accelerated growth of visitors for South America is expected in the near future, and the Seychelles tourism industry is optimistic that the South American Market can become one of its main markets due to the growing interest in our islands. The … May 1, 2013
Seychelles sees classical guitar music take center stage from an early age

Seychelles sees classical guitar music take center stage from an early age

The Seychelles school of music, a department within the Ministry of Tourism and Culture held for the first time a classical guitar recital for its students. Present at the recital was the Program Director Jerry Souris and music teacher Francois Victor, … April 30, 2013
Seychelles tourism continues on its road to success

Seychelles tourism continues on its road to success

The exceptional beauty of Seychelles has been given the necessary support by the island’s Tourism Board and by the Seychelles Ministry responsible for Tourism & Culture to ensure that the island’s tourism industry remains the pillar of the Seychelles … April 26, 2013
The Seychelles Hilton Labriz Silhouette Resort & Spa walks away with Best Resort in Africa Award 2013

The Seychelles Hilton Labriz Silhouette Resort & Spa walks away with Best Resort in Africa Award 2013

Seychelles’ luxurious Resort & Spa, the Hilton Labriz Silhouette property has been voted the Best Resort in Africa 2013 by Travel Magazine, Global Traveler. A Global Traveler reader survey ranked Hilton Labriz Seychelles Resort & Spa the reader’s … April 26, 2013
UNWTO confirms Seychelles Minister of Tourism will be a speaker at ATM Ministerial Forum

UNWTO confirms Seychelles Minister of Tourism will be a speaker at ATM Ministerial Forum

Ministers of tourism and leaders from the aviation industry will be meeting in Dubai during ATM 2013 (Arabian Travel Market) under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for a conference “Setting a common growth agenda for … April 24, 2013
Sri Lanka visa waiver for Seychelles nationals comes into force

Sri Lanka visa waiver for Seychelles nationals comes into force

The Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed to the Seychellois public that the Visa Waiver Agreement signed between the Seychelles and Sri Lankan governments has come into effect as of April 22. All Seychelles passport holders wishing … April 24, 2013
Seychelles at the Asian Dive Expo in Singapore

Seychelles at the Asian Dive Expo in Singapore

The Asian Dive Expo is the longest running dive show in Asia, and this year it celebrates its 19th edition. Since 2010 ADEX, Asian Divers and Scuba divers Australasia fall under one roof which is known as the underwater3some, and ever since this has been … April 24, 2013
Seychelles in solidarity over earthquake that struck Sichuan Province

Seychelles in solidarity over earthquake that struck Sichuan Province

President James Michel of the Seychelles has extended his sincere condolences to President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China following the earthquake that struck Sichuan Province. President Michel expressed the solidarity of Seychelles … April 23, 2013
Seychelles Vice President Faure on overseas mission in London

Seychelles Vice President Faure on overseas mission in London

The Vice President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Danny Faure, will be representing President James Alix Michel at the forthcoming High Level Conference, organized by the Commonwealth Secretariat, on Public Administration in Very Small States, and … April 23, 2013
Seychelles attends China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market (COTTM), one of the most important B2B travel fairs in Northern Mainland China, Beijing

Seychelles attends China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market (COTTM), one of the most important B2B travel fairs in Northern Mainland China, Beijing

The China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market (COTTM) is an annual event that is held in Beijing, the capital of China. This year the fair was being held at the National Agricultural Exhibition Centre from April 9-11, 2013. As one of the most important … April 19, 2013
Seychelles L’Archipel Hotel of Praslin island brings a new touch of freshness to its bungalows

Seychelles L’Archipel Hotel of Praslin island brings a new touch of freshness to its bungalows

The known and already hugely popular L’Archipel Hotel of Praslin island in the Seychelles has upgraded its senior suites. There newly-upgraded suites are now perfect for families. They are spacious 69.3-square-meter suites with a full 36.5 square meters … April 16, 2013
Seychelles in solidarity with United States after Boston bombings

Seychelles in solidarity with United States after Boston bombings

Seychelles President James Michel has extended his most sincere condolences to the people and government of the United States of America following the tragic explosions that took place in Boston yesterday. In a letter addressed to President Barack … April 16, 2013
Seychelles at MEEDEX tourism trade fair in France

Seychelles at MEEDEX tourism trade fair in France

The Seychelles islands confirmed its potential as a MICE destination at the 5th edition of the French international fair, the MEEDEX (Meeting Destination Experts) which took place from the April 3-4 in Paris.Held at the prestigious Carrousel du Louvre … April 15, 2013
Seychelles Minister says it is time for the people to commit to the education of young people in the art of cultural heritage

Seychelles Minister says it is time for the people to commit to the education of young people in the art of cultural heritage

Seychelles has officially launched its Heritage Week and has renewed its call for the protection of the country’s heritage assets and is drawing attention to these assets’ vulnerability. The call was echoed in the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and … April 15, 2013
Ministry of Tourism and Culture collaborates with the Seychelles Tourism Board on producing a book commemorating 100 years since the inauguration of State House

Ministry of Tourism and Culture collaborates with the Seychelles Tourism Board on producing a book commemorating 100 years since the inauguration of State House

The Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, has collaborated with writer and Chief Tourism Board Copywriter and Consultant, Glynn Burridge, to produce a coffee table book marking 100 years since the inauguration of State House which falls on May … April 15, 2013
Seychelles featured in Sports + Travel magazine

Seychelles featured in Sports + Travel magazine

Seychelles got unprecedented coverage in the Sports + Travel popular magazine of Asia. The lead report in the latest copy of Sports + Travel is 2 pages on the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival that is staged annually in Seychelles. The first page … April 15, 2013
Exotic Seychelles warms up UK as spring issue of Lonely Planet Traveller goes out

Exotic Seychelles warms up UK as spring issue of Lonely Planet Traveller goes out

While the British continue to brave a cold snap at a time when spring should have been there, a lot of people would welcome the big Seychelles feature in the latest edition of the award-winning Lonely Planet Traveller magazine, which hit the newsstands … April 12, 2013
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture visits owner of burnt down tourism establishment

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture visits owner of burnt down tourism establishment

Nearly a month after a fire accidently burnt down seven bungalows at Le Laurier Hotel & Restaurant on the Seychelles inner island of Praslin, Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, who was on a working visit on Praslin, called … April 12, 2013
Seychelles tourism industry takes note of new accommodation establishments on Cote D’Or Beach at Praslin

Seychelles tourism industry takes note of new accommodation establishments on Cote D’Or Beach at Praslin

The working visit by Minister Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, to the island of Praslin this week was the opportunity also for the industry's association to show to the Minister the new tourism accommodation establishments … April 12, 2013
Seychelles La Reserve Hotel of Praslin changes hands but remains Seychellois

Seychelles La Reserve Hotel of Praslin changes hands but remains Seychellois

The reputed Seychelles La Reserve Hotel of Praslin is going through a transitional management change. The property on the Seychelles inner island of Praslin, which was owned for the past 35 years by Jenny Pommeroy and her family, has been sold to a Seychellois … April 11, 2013
Seychelles Vice President attends Kenyan presidential inauguration

Seychelles Vice President attends Kenyan presidential inauguration

The Seychelles Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, has personally delivered a message of congratulations on behalf of Seychelles President James Michel to the President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, at his inauguration ceremony held yesterday. During … April 11, 2013
Arab Bank for Economic Development (BADEA) supportive that listed Seychelles tourism projects is attractive to investors

Arab Bank for Economic Development (BADEA) supportive that listed Seychelles tourism projects is attractive to investors

The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture has gained the support of the Director General of the Arab Bank for Economic Development (BADEA) to work together to attract investors for listed tourism projects. This declaration followed a presentation … April 10, 2013
Seychelles offers a taste of a true seaside golf course

Seychelles offers a taste of a true seaside golf course

Golf travelers from around the world have been reading for a few years about what the Seychelles offers to golfers. Although Seychelles is a long-haul tourism destination, its appeal as a golf destination is today known as never before, and the word is … April 9, 2013
Seychelles President meets with new IOTC Chief

Seychelles President meets with new IOTC Chief

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, met with the new Executive Secretary of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), Mr. Rondoph Payet, at State House this morning. Mr. Payet was accompanied by the outgoing Executive Secretary, Alejandro Anganuzzi. … April 9, 2013
Zone Australe zooms on the Seychelles islands with five dedicated TV programs

Zone Australe zooms on the Seychelles islands with five dedicated TV programs

Seychelles, positioning as a relevant tourism destination in La Reunion, has forged through an aggressive publicity campaign to raise the archipelago’s visibility on the sister island. Journalists and producers from La Reunion flew to the Seychelles … April 8, 2013
Seychelles asks for reconsideration following sentencing of 3 Seychellois nationals to death for drug trafficking

Seychelles asks for reconsideration following sentencing of 3 Seychellois nationals to death for drug trafficking

Following information that three Seychellois nationals convicted on charges of drug trafficking in Egypt yesterday have been sentenced to death by execution, the government of Seychelles has appealed to the government of Egypt to commute their sentences … April 8, 2013
Seychelles’ first Arts Fair offers increased exposure for artists

Seychelles’ first Arts Fair offers increased exposure for artists

Seychelles’ first Arts Fair has been crowned a real success. The Arts Fair was officially opened on April 5, 2013 on the grounds of the National Cultural Centre, and it was set to build momentum for artists from the Seychelles visual arts to have greater … April 8, 2013
Director General of Badea on official visit in Seychelles

Director General of Badea on official visit in Seychelles

The Director General of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), H.E. Abdelaziz Khelef, is currently in Seychelles on a 4-day official visit. BADEA is a financial institution owned by eighteen Arab country members of the League of Arab … April 8, 2013
Seychelles approached by Zambia for support of their first cultural festival

Seychelles approached by Zambia for support of their first cultural festival

Seychelles’ success of the annual Indian Ocean Vanilla Island’s “Carnaval International de Victoria” was closely watched by many of its international partners. Today it is accepted that the word-of-mouth and the huge press coverage surrounding … April 7, 2013
Seychelles Minister talks to the press about the World Tourism Forum in Lucerne, Switzerland

Seychelles Minister talks to the press about the World Tourism Forum in Lucerne, Switzerland

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, answered questions from the European press on his participation at the third World Tourism Forum Lucerne [ http://wtflucerne.org/ ] which will be taking place from April 17-19, … April 7, 2013
Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association Chairman meets with Tourism Minister

Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association Chairman meets with Tourism Minister

Mr. Louis D'Offay, the long-standing Chairman of the SHTA (Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association) met on Thursday, March 28, with Minister Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture. The meeting is part of the association's commitment … April 5, 2013
Mancham from the Seychelles to attend 8th World Chamber of Commerce in Doha, Qatar  and to participate in General Assembly of CAPDI in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Mancham from the Seychelles to attend 8th World Chamber of Commerce in Doha, Qatar and to participate in General Assembly of CAPDI in Sulawesi, Indonesia

It is now confirmed that the founding President of the Seychelles, Sir James R. Mancham, will attend the 8th World Chambers Congress which is to take place in Doha, Qatar, on April 22-25 at the invitation of the US Arab Chamber of Commerce in partnership … April 4, 2013
Seychelles tourism trade rallies alongside Air Seychelles in Hong Kong for their inaugural flight

Seychelles tourism trade rallies alongside Air Seychelles in Hong Kong for their inaugural flight

The Seychelles tourism trade in Hong Kong, for the Air Seychelles’ inaugural flight, all joined the islands’ Ministers, Joel Morgan, the Minister for Internal Affairs and Transport, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Minister for Tourism and Culture, … April 4, 2013
La Reunion Island continues to receive press review as co-host of the Indian Ocean Vanilla islands alongside Seychelles and Madagascar

La Reunion Island continues to receive press review as co-host of the Indian Ocean Vanilla islands alongside Seychelles and Madagascar

The Indian Ocean Tourism Destination of La Reunion has been receiving unprecedented media review since co-hosting the annual Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands carnival alongside the Seychelles and Madagascar. It was readers in Hong Kong who last week got … April 3, 2013
Hong Kong journalists impressed by Seychelles

Hong Kong journalists impressed by Seychelles

Journalists from Hong Kong were at the center of a cultural night at La Plaine St. Andre for a unique blend of Seychelles’ cultural food and traditional music. Twelve journalists from Shanghai and Hong Kong are in Seychelles to discover the islands … April 2, 2013
Seychelles President says that Seychelles has enormous potential for blue economy

Seychelles President says that Seychelles has enormous potential for blue economy

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has said that Seychelles has enormous potential to develop its blue economy, following a visit this morning to the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA), the Victoria artisanal fishing port, the Providence artisanal … April 2, 2013
Joe Samy from the Seychelles rocks Cape Town

Joe Samy from the Seychelles rocks Cape Town

In one of his first forays into South Africa, Joe Samy, the known singer and performer, painted a series of the Seychelles dreamscapes to a Captonian audience through a solid hour of melodious renditions from his latest “Seychelles” album. Performing … April 2, 2013
Seychelles President extends message of solidarity to Mauritius

Seychelles President extends message of solidarity to Mauritius

Seychelles President James Michel has expressed his “great distress and dismay” following the flash floods that have struck Port Louis, where there has been loss of life and widespread damage was caused. In his message to Mauritian Prime Minister, … April 1, 2013
A Seychelles silver anniversary celebration for Eden's Car Hire and Vincent Padayachy

A Seychelles silver anniversary celebration for Eden's Car Hire and Vincent Padayachy

Vincent Padayachy of St. Louis joined all his staff members last Saturday night to celebrate the silver anniversary of his car hire company, Eden’s Cars. Mr. Padayachy was surrounded by his mother, daughter, son, and brothers as he welcomed friends, … April 1, 2013
Seychelles first edition of its Arts Fair will be a platform for visual artists to interact and to showcase their products

Seychelles first edition of its Arts Fair will be a platform for visual artists to interact and to showcase their products

Victoria, the capital of Seychelles and the capital of the “World of Creoles,” is again on the move. New projects are being gradually rooted out to bring cultural-related activities to the smallest capital of the world. One such project that is today … April 1, 2013
Seychelles private sector tourism trade met in Hong Kong after launch of Air Seychelles inaugural flight

Seychelles private sector tourism trade met in Hong Kong after launch of Air Seychelles inaugural flight

The private sector tourism trade from the Seychelles made time as they were in Hong Kong for the inaugural flight of their national airline to Hong Kong to meet as a group to hear from Cramer Ball, the CEO of Air Seychelles about their forward strategies … March 31, 2013
Seychelles: a cradle of consolation for the politically afflicted

Seychelles: a cradle of consolation for the politically afflicted

A Letter to the Editor by Sir James Mancham, the First President of the Seychelles, addresses the application of Mr. Sakher El Materi, the son-in-law of former Tunisian President, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, for political asylum in Seychelles. Sir James … March 31, 2013
Seychelles branded tram in Hong Kong showcases the beauty of the islands

Seychelles branded tram in Hong Kong showcases the beauty of the islands

Air Seychelles has launched its branded tram in Hong Kong as part of its marketing drive after launching its new flights launching the mid-ocean tourism islands of the Seychelles and Hong Kong. Pictures of the new Seychelles branded tram spelling out … March 31, 2013
Seychelles at the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and 10th meeting of the Commonwealth Gender Plan of Action Monitoring Group (CGPMG)

Seychelles at the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and 10th meeting of the Commonwealth Gender Plan of Action Monitoring Group (CGPMG)

The 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 4-15, and had as its priority theme, “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.” … March 31, 2013
Seychelles launches its niche marketing approach in China starting with golf

Seychelles launches its niche marketing approach in China starting with golf

The mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles has many unique selling points, and one that has not been pushed is golf holidays, yet the Lemuria Resort of Praslin in the Seychelles has one world-class designer golf course that is rated as one of the best. The … March 29, 2013
Seychelles tourism trade attends the largest travel show in Southern Mainland China, the Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF)

Seychelles tourism trade attends the largest travel show in Southern Mainland China, the Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF)

The Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF) is an annual event that is held in Guangzhou, the capital of the Guangdong Province in Southern China. This year the fair was being held at the China Import and Export Fair Complex from March 7-9, 2013. As … March 29, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Board and members of the Seychelles’ trade join delegation from Air Seychelles, government and members of the press on historic inaugural flight to Hong Kong

Seychelles Tourism Board and members of the Seychelles’ trade join delegation from Air Seychelles, government and members of the press on historic inaugural flight to Hong Kong

Members of the Seychelles tourism board led by the Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, and the CEO of the Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt, joined officials from both Air Seychelles and government and representatives of the Seychelles and international … March 29, 2013
President of Macao ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce and Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture meet

President of Macao ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce and Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture meet

Mr. Kyan Sulone, the President of the Macao ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce, welcomed Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and his delegation to Macao this week for their working visit and to attend … March 29, 2013
Israeli Travel Agency, Medraft Spirit, touches down with 25th charter flight to Seychelles

Israeli Travel Agency, Medraft Spirit, touches down with 25th charter flight to Seychelles

The first Air Seychelles flight from Hong Kong touched down Tuesday morning at 6:30 am and was followed in the afternoon by the arrival of another special flight by "El Al,” an Israeli Airline jet, chartered by the travel agency Medraft Spirit. “Our … March 28, 2013
Amber Li, Chairwoman of Macao ASEAN Chamber of Commerce, meets Seychelles Minister St.Ange

Amber Li, Chairwoman of Macao ASEAN Chamber of Commerce, meets Seychelles Minister St.Ange

The Chairperson of the Macao ASEAN Chamber of Commerce met with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, on the side lines of the 2nd Inauguration Ceremony of the Chamber in Macao. Seychelles Minister St.Ange used … March 28, 2013
Degustation vin et Fromage another thrilling success of Seychelles’ Fete de la Francophonie

Degustation vin et Fromage another thrilling success of Seychelles’ Fete de la Francophonie

Seychelles closes its “Fete de la Francophonie” with a true essence of French gastronomy. Amateurs and connoisseurs of French wine and cheese were taken on Saturday, March 20, on a journey of wine and cheese tasting at the National Cultural Centre. … March 28, 2013
Seychelles delegation at the Macao ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce Ceremony

Seychelles delegation at the Macao ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce Ceremony

A Seychelles delegation led by the island's Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, attended the 2nd Inauguration Ceremony of the Macao ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce in Macao. Minister St.Ange, who was accompanied by Elsia … March 26, 2013
Seychelles Minister meets Secretary for Economy and Finance Government of Macao of China

Seychelles Minister meets Secretary for Economy and Finance Government of Macao of China

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, who was on a working visit to Macao, was invited to attend the Second Inauguration Ceremony of Macao ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce, and he used the opportunity … March 26, 2013
Air Seychelles celebrates the start of flights to Hong Kong

Air Seychelles celebrates the start of flights to Hong Kong

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today commenced services to Hong Kong. Air Seychelles’ flight HM86 departed Mahe International Airport at 3:40 pm Seychelles time yesterday and touched down at Hong Kong International … March 25, 2013
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture meets with Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs to discuss new areas of cooperation

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture meets with Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs to discuss new areas of cooperation

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jean Paul Adam, joined together to welcome to Seychelles the Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka. After arriving in Seychelles on board … March 25, 2013
Ambassador of Kingdom of Morocco to Seychelles impressed by continued drive by Seychelles in the field of tourism and culture

Ambassador of Kingdom of Morocco to Seychelles impressed by continued drive by Seychelles in the field of tourism and culture

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Seychelles, H.E. Mr. Mohamed Amar has described his courtesy call on Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, as open and cordial, and he said that this is set to pave the way for new … March 25, 2013
Seychelles Tourism reaffirms its engagement with Russian MITT Tourism Trade Fair

Seychelles Tourism reaffirms its engagement with Russian MITT Tourism Trade Fair

The Seychelles Tourism Board, headed by Ms. Bernadette Willemin, the Paris-based Director for Europe, and Ms. Karen Confait, the Account Manager for Russia and its partners, namely 7° South represented by Anna Butler Payette and Valentina Payet, Raffles … March 24, 2013
Seychelles Minister for the Environment speaks on World Water Day: March 22, 2013

Seychelles Minister for the Environment speaks on World Water Day: March 22, 2013

Prof. Rolph Payet, the Seychelles Minister with responsibility for the Environment, issued a message on World Water Day, March 22, 2013. His message reads: Twenty years ago, the United Nations dedicated March 22 as World Water Day. This year the day … March 24, 2013
Seychelles Music Association SEYMAS proposes plan of action to develop music industry in Seychelles and forges close partnership with Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Seychelles Music Association SEYMAS proposes plan of action to develop music industry in Seychelles and forges close partnership with Ministry of Tourism and Culture

The Seychelles Music Association, SEYMAS, has proposed to the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture a plan of action aimed at developing a closer working partnership with the Seychelles government to promote the local musical industry. The plan … March 24, 2013
Seychelles has officially launched Fete de la Francophonie 2013

Seychelles has officially launched Fete de la Francophonie 2013

In his speech to officially launch the Fete de la Francophonie event, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, said that the international day of “La Francophonie,” celebrated annually in Seychelles, is an “intense and significant … March 24, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Academy students donate for a good cause

Seychelles Tourism Academy students donate for a good cause

Students of the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) have reached out to the community by helping one of their colleagues and his family whose house was gutted by fire in 2011.Fletcher Ravinia, a food and production apprentice student at the Seychelles Tourism … March 24, 2013
Seychelles to host NAFISAT meeting

Seychelles to host NAFISAT meeting

A group of North and Eastern African countries are participating in the 9th NAFISAT (Northern African and Indian Ocean telecommunications via satellite) meeting, which will be held at the Kempinski Seychelles Resort from Monday, March 25 to Tuesday, March … March 22, 2013
Best academic student of Shannon College meets with President Michel

Best academic student of Shannon College meets with President Michel

Seychelles President James Michel met with Mrs. Rose-May Lavigne, nee Payette, a Seychellois student who is the overall Best Academic Student of Shannon College of Hotel Management of Ireland for 2013, this afternoon at State House. Also present during … March 20, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Board and Emirates Holidays attend Dive Middle East Exhibition

Seychelles Tourism Board and Emirates Holidays attend Dive Middle East Exhibition

Seychelles moved to continue to increase its visibility campaign in the Middle East through a joint cooperation between the Seychelles Tourism Offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and Emirates Holidays. The islands put a strong presence at the recent Dubai … March 19, 2013
Royal Jet Luxury Vacations launches its Seychelles program

Royal Jet Luxury Vacations launches its Seychelles program

Luxury and Seychelles are synonymous with holidays for the discerning travelers. This is reality even though the Seychelles Tourism Board continues to say that Seychelles offers the whole range of accommodation networks to would-be holiday makers seeking … March 19, 2013
Seychelles undisputed artist, Joe Samy, wins American Disc Makers company recognition award

Seychelles undisputed artist, Joe Samy, wins American Disc Makers company recognition award

Joe Samy’s “Seychelles” album has won the recognition of an international disc company, the American Disc Makers. It is now confirmed that the “Seychelles” album has been well received by local and international public knocking the local market … March 19, 2013
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture urges private sector trade partners to give a fair chance to Seychellois looking for employment

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture urges private sector trade partners to give a fair chance to Seychellois looking for employment

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, has appealed to the General Managers and Human Resource Managers from the islands’ tourism industry to ensure that returning Seychellois Hospitality Management graduates are given a fair … March 18, 2013
Seychelles enjoying that CNN is publicizing the tourism report by the World Economic Forum

Seychelles enjoying that CNN is publicizing the tourism report by the World Economic Forum

On March 14, Frances Cha of CNN gives coverage of a new report [ www..weforum.org/docs/WEF_TT_Competitiveness_Report_2013.pdf ], put out earlier this month by the World Economic Forum that has ranked which countries roll out the welcome mat to travelers … March 17, 2013
Seychelles founding President believes that global statesmanship is essential for lasting peace

Seychelles founding President believes that global statesmanship is essential for lasting peace

Speaking on the occasion of this year’s launching of the UNDP Global Human Development Report at the International Conference Centre in Port Victoria, Seychelles, the country’s founding President, Sir James R. Mancham, said that sometime in the near … March 17, 2013
Seychelles Minister for Tourism reacts to the findings by the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013

Seychelles Minister for Tourism reacts to the findings by the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has spoken to the press about his reactions following the findings by the the Travel & Tourism (T&T) Competitiveness Report 2013. Seychelles has been ranked number … March 15, 2013
Seychelles first Musicians’ Walk of Fame in the making

Seychelles first Musicians’ Walk of Fame in the making

Seychelles is to get its own Musicians’ Walk of Fame said Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, as he accepted pictures from artists on Friday, March 15, 2013, in his offices at the National Cultural Center … March 15, 2013
Seychelles Minister confirms participation at the World Tourism Forum Think Tank in Switzerland

Seychelles Minister confirms participation at the World Tourism Forum Think Tank in Switzerland

Minister Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles has confirmed that he will be joining the World Tourism Forum “Think Tank” in Lucerne, Switzerland, this coming April. The dimension of the tourism meeting in Lucerne has grown even further since the ICTP … March 15, 2013
Polish Ambassador to Seychelles impressed with Seychelles vision to diversify its tourism industry

Polish Ambassador to Seychelles impressed with Seychelles vision to diversify its tourism industry

The newly-accredited Polish Ambassador to Seychelles, Mr. Marek Ziolkowski, said that the Seychelles, set drive to diversity its tourism industry, is a “very ambitious and is a good initiative.” Mr. Marek Ziolkowski shared his comments after his courtesy … March 15, 2013
Seychelles and South Africa move to consolidate cultural exchange possibilities

Seychelles and South Africa move to consolidate cultural exchange possibilities

Ms. Benjamine Rose, the Principal Secretary at the Department of Culture, in the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture, has returned home from a working visit in South Africa where she met with Mr. Mashatile, the South African Minister for Arts and … March 15, 2013
Tourism meeting in Seychelles to discuss localization plan for Seychellois returning hospitality management graduates

Tourism meeting in Seychelles to discuss localization plan for Seychellois returning hospitality management graduates

The Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, will be meeting with general managers of hotels and their human resource representatives to discuss a localization program for returning hospitality management graduates and the scheme of service … March 14, 2013
Seychelles student walks away with the overall Best Academic Student award 2013 at Shannon College of Hotel Management in Ireland

Seychelles student walks away with the overall Best Academic Student award 2013 at Shannon College of Hotel Management in Ireland

The Seychelles Tourism Academy received with pride the impressive results recorded from the graduation of its first batch of students who have completed their Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management tailored by Shannon College of Hotel Management in … March 12, 2013
The Italian town of Civitavecchia uses its Seychelles Tourism Ambassador as the bridge linking Seychelles with Italy

The Italian town of Civitavecchia uses its Seychelles Tourism Ambassador as the bridge linking Seychelles with Italy

The Principal Secretary for Tourism, Sherin Naiken, has met with the Mayor of the Italian town, Civitavecchia in Rome, at a special dinner hosted for the visiting Italian delegation. Leading a high-level delegation, Mr. Tidei Pietro, Mayor of the … March 12, 2013
Seychelles singer Joennise Juliette will appear on the Ministry of Tourism and Culture’s Wall of Fame

Seychelles singer Joennise Juliette will appear on the Ministry of Tourism and Culture’s Wall of Fame

The Seychelles islands are proud of the music it sees as its cultural heritage. The island’s musical arena has crafted many promising artists of multiple talents and some of them are today being acclaimed as a “diva.” Joennise Juliette is one … March 12, 2013
Tourism in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tourism in Sub-Saharan Africa

Table 7 of the World Economic Forum Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index shows the results for the sub-Saharan region which sees the Seychelles entering the rankings for the first time at the top of the region, and 38th overall. The importance of Travel … March 12, 2013
The melting pot of cultures: Seychelles Carnival

The melting pot of cultures: Seychelles Carnival

The “carnival of carnivals” in Victoria, Seychelles, has become one of the city's most popular and anticipated events. The carnival is held each year to celebrate the diversity of cultures within this small paradise on Earth. A uniquely Creole tradition … March 11, 2013
Seychelles Petroleum Company Ltd. achieves global benchmark

Seychelles Petroleum Company Ltd. achieves global benchmark

The Seychelles Petroleum Company Ltd. (SEYPEC) has achieved global benchmark recognition and is accredited with the prestigious internationally-recognized IS0 9001 – Management System Standard certificate. The ISO 9001 Quality Management Certificate … March 11, 2013
Seychelles diving picture makes the cover of a Russian magazine

Seychelles diving picture makes the cover of a Russian magazine

A recent diving expedition by Imran Ahmad, the Nikon professional photographer and the Edition Fifty Fathoms photographer has opened the underwater world of the Seychelles to the worldwide diving community. Imran Ahmad, a member of the Ocean Artist Society, … March 11, 2013
Seychelles President’s message for Women's Day

Seychelles President’s message for Women's Day

The Seychellois nation is proud to join the rest of the world to commemorate International Women's Day. It is a time to recognize the contribution of our courageous women in the building of our modern and progressive society in which no one feels at … March 8, 2013
Courtesy call by the town Mayor of Civitavecchia

Courtesy call by the town Mayor of Civitavecchia

Mr. Pietro Tidei, Honorable member of Parliament and town Mayor of Civitavecchia, Italy, paid a courtesy call on Seychelles President James Michel this afternoon at State House. Mr. Tidei and his delegation are in Seychelles to discuss ways to improve … March 8, 2013
Strong Seychelles delegation at ITB, the world’s largest tourism fair

Strong Seychelles delegation at ITB, the world’s largest tourism fair

BERLIN, Germany - On Wednesday, the ITB trade and consumer fair has once again opened its gates at the Berlin fairgrounds. With more than 10,000 exhibitors from 180 countries on 160,000 m² of exhibition space and over 170,000 visitors (2012), it is the … March 8, 2013
The Henan delegation’s official visit to Seychelles represents a consolidation of the Seychelles-China relation

The Henan delegation’s official visit to Seychelles represents a consolidation of the Seychelles-China relation

On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, flight EK707 touched down in the Seychelles islands with a high-powered delegation from Henan province in the Northern Central region of China. The two-day mission in Seychelles was a further boost to the Seychelles-China … March 8, 2013
Beauty with a purpose – contestants for Miss Seychelles beauty pageant are ready to go

Beauty with a purpose – contestants for Miss Seychelles beauty pageant are ready to go

The aim of the Seychelles beauty pageant is not only to showcase the great variety of feminine elegance and beauty, but to also showcase a great variety of intelligent young ladies who are striving to achieve their goals as future scientists, psychologists, … March 8, 2013
Seychelles magnificent sunset is the cover picture of tourism Tattler’s magazine

Seychelles magnificent sunset is the cover picture of tourism Tattler’s magazine

Seychelles islands as a truly idyllic destination is given prominence in the latest issue of the respected “Tourism Tattler Trade Journal,” the publication that remains the official trade journal of African tourism. The tourism “Tourism Tattler … March 7, 2013
Courtesy call on Seychelles President by the IFAD President

Courtesy call on Seychelles President by the IFAD President

H.E. Mr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), paid a courtesy call on President James Michel this afternoon at State House. Mr. Nwanze and his delegation are on a working visit in Seychelles upon the … March 7, 2013
President of IFAD visits Mahe, Praslin and La Digue

President of IFAD visits Mahe, Praslin and La Digue

The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Mr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, arrives in Seychelles tonight, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. He will be accompanied in the country by Mr. Perin St. Ange, Regional Director of the Division … March 6, 2013
South Africa moves to bring Africa together as they make their bid to consolidate their tourism arrival numbers from India

South Africa moves to bring Africa together as they make their bid to consolidate their tourism arrival numbers from India

Mr. Michael Mabuyakhulu, the South African Kwazulu-Natal Minister for Economic Development and Tourism, invited Ministers from Africa to stand with South Africa as they made their bid to consolidate their tourism arrival numbers from India by hosting … March 4, 2013
Air Seychelles and Seychelles Tourism Board ink Memorandum of Understanding

Air Seychelles and Seychelles Tourism Board ink Memorandum of Understanding

Air Seychelles and the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at increasing Seychelles’ visibility around the world by leveraging the airline’s expanding international network and growing number of … March 4, 2013
Carnival in Seychelles makes news in Soca News in the UK

Carnival in Seychelles makes news in Soca News in the UK

"The competition is going to be a lot stronger this year." That was the prediction of Alan Mason, boss of a leading tour company in Seychelles. More importantly, on February 9 - the day of the third Carnaval International de Victoria - Alan is the leader … March 4, 2013
Chinese delegation donates classical instruments to the Seychelles National Conservatoire of Performing Arts

Chinese delegation donates classical instruments to the Seychelles National Conservatoire of Performing Arts

Students of the Seychelles National Conservatoire of Performing Arts have given a visiting Chinese delegation from Henan Province the most pleasurable experience of standard repertoire of classical music. Transforming the Seychelles National Cultural … March 4, 2013
Seychelles and the United Kingdom sign Memorandum of Understanding as Rappicc Building officially opens

Seychelles and the United Kingdom sign Memorandum of Understanding as Rappicc Building officially opens

On Monday, February 25, 2013, Seychelles and the United Kingdom formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding, guiding the operations of the Regional Anti-Piracy Prosecutions Intelligence Coordination Centre (RAPPICC), after the new building that will … March 3, 2013
Seychelles shows its appreciation to Jean Quatre and his Ballades Seychelloise En Sax music album

Seychelles shows its appreciation to Jean Quatre and his Ballades Seychelloise En Sax music album

It was a highly-emotional group of known Seychellois musicians who gathered at the Theatre National at Mont Fleuri last Friday to see the launch by Jean Quatre of his “Ballades Seychelloise En Sax” music CD. Also present was Minister Alain St.Ange, … March 3, 2013
Indian Airline - Indigo - meet Ministers from South Africa, Swaziland and Seychelles

Indian Airline - Indigo - meet Ministers from South Africa, Swaziland and Seychelles

Mr. Rhaoul Bhatia, the owner of the Interglobe Company of India, and owners of the Indigo Airline met with Hon. Michael Mabuyakhulu, the KwaZulu Natal Minister responsible for Economic Development; Minister Mduduzi Small Joe Dlamini, the Minister for … March 3, 2013
South Africa and Seychelles ministers address tourism partners from iconic stadium in Durban

South Africa and Seychelles ministers address tourism partners from iconic stadium in Durban

Mr. Michael Mabuyakhulu, the Minister for Economic Development & Tourism for the Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Government of South Africa and Mr. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, stood one after the other in the … February 28, 2013
Seychelles delegation invited to attend State of the Kwazulu-Natal Province Address in South Africa

Seychelles delegation invited to attend State of the Kwazulu-Natal Province Address in South Africa

The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Minister Alain St.Ange, who was on a working visit to Durban accompanied by Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, were invited to attend the South African State of the Province … February 28, 2013
Francophonie Director General visits Nature Seychelles

Francophonie Director General visits Nature Seychelles

The Director General of the International Organization of the Francophonie, OIF, Mr. Clement Duhaime, paid a visit on the morning of Friday, February 22, to the Heritage Garden and Sanctuary at Roche Caiman both run by Nature Seychelles. He was accompanied … February 28, 2013
Minister St.Ange of Seychelles took center stage at the ICC Durbin Conference Center in South Africa during TAFI Convention

Minister St.Ange of Seychelles took center stage at the ICC Durbin Conference Center in South Africa during TAFI Convention

The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, was invited to address a full ICC Durban Conference Room during the TAFI (Travel Agents Federation of India) Convention just before Minister Michael Mabuyakhulu, the Minister … February 27, 2013
Following his coverage of the carnival in Seychelles, Mr. Jean Clement Cangy in Le Mauricien chronicle says culture is the bloodlife of tourism

Following his coverage of the carnival in Seychelles, Mr. Jean Clement Cangy in Le Mauricien chronicle says culture is the bloodlife of tourism

Mauritian author and journalist, Jean Clement Cangy, has taken time to spell out in the Le Mauricien newspaper the parallel between culture and tourism. “Culture is the lifeblood of tourism, for without culture there is no tourism,” said Jean Clement … February 27, 2013
Seychelles present at historic inauguration of Korea's first female President

Seychelles present at historic inauguration of Korea's first female President

The Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Mr. Philippe Le Gall, has represented Seychelles at the inaugural ceremony for the eighteenth President of the Republic of Korea that took place this morning in Seoul. Ambassador Le Gall was witness … February 26, 2013
Jean Quatre from Seychelles set to launch a Ballades Seychelloise en Sax exceptional CD this weekend

Jean Quatre from Seychelles set to launch a Ballades Seychelloise en Sax exceptional CD this weekend

Seychelles skilled saxophonist of his generation, Jean Quatre will make history as he launches this coming weekend a music CD with a difference. New on the musical arena will be Jean Quatre’s album “Ballades Seychelloise en Sax.” “Ballades … February 26, 2013
Seychelles believes in a strong partnership for tackling transnational crime

Seychelles believes in a strong partnership for tackling transnational crime

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel. has met with the British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Alistair Burt MP, at State House this morning. Minister Burt is on an official visit to Seychelles for the opening of the Regional Anti-Piracy … February 26, 2013
Tourism establishments in Seychelles seize on the visibility potential provided by the island's annual carnival

Tourism establishments in Seychelles seize on the visibility potential provided by the island's annual carnival

Hotels and resorts in Seychelles moved to seize the opportunity of getting more visibility for themselves through the island’s annual carnival. The tourism industry of Seychelles, conscious of the need to be seen and counted, moved to support the 2013 … February 26, 2013
Voice of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea (VIOAS) magazine from Seychelles finding its place among the best

Voice of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea (VIOAS) magazine from Seychelles finding its place among the best

The Seychelles magazine, VIOAS, has been one of the glossy magazines now freely given out on board the Etihad flights. This is a recognition in itself, and a regular visitor to Seychelles was so thrilled to see the VIOAS magazine positioned on the plane … February 26, 2013
Seychelles tourism delegation in South Africa was one singled out at official opening of TAFI 2013

Seychelles tourism delegation in South Africa was one singled out at official opening of TAFI 2013

The Seychelles tourism delegation led by their Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, are in Durban in South Africa to attend TAFI 2013 (Travel Agents Federation of India) General Assembly at the invitation of the Hon. Michael … February 26, 2013
Seychelles Petroleum Company expands its fuel farm to meet market demands

Seychelles Petroleum Company expands its fuel farm to meet market demands

Seychelles Petroleum Company has its own dedicated oil depot or fuel farm constituting a spin-off to the country’s storage and distribution of fuel graded: fuel oil gasoil and the latest aviation fuel quality requirement for a jointly-operated system. … February 26, 2013
British Minister to visit Seychelles

British Minister to visit Seychelles

The Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs has the pleasure of announcing the visit of Mr. Alastair Burt, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the United Kingdom, to Seychelles. The British Minister, also a Member of Parliament for Northeast … February 26, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Board CEO meets with VISA International representatives

Seychelles Tourism Board CEO meets with VISA International representatives

The Seychelles Tourism Board and VISA International held a business meeting last week to discuss the implementation of the swipe card facilities. The meeting was headed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt, … February 25, 2013
The Victoria Times – a new tri-weekly newspaper for Seychelles

The Victoria Times – a new tri-weekly newspaper for Seychelles

Seychelles was still discussing the closure by the end of March of the newspaper, “The Rising Sun,” a daily newspaper that has served Seychelles for the past 6 years and was owned by Dr. V. T. Ramadoss, a well-known doctor and business figure in the … February 25, 2013
French Ambassador in Seychelles hosts breakfast meeting for visiting GM of La Francophonie and Seychelles Ministers

French Ambassador in Seychelles hosts breakfast meeting for visiting GM of La Francophonie and Seychelles Ministers

The French Ambassador to Seychelles, Mme. Genevieve Lancu, hosted the General Manager of the International Organization of La Francophonie, Mr. Clement Duhaime, to a working breakfast at Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove Hotel on the last day of his visit … February 24, 2013
Miss Seychelles… Another World Pageant set for May 25 with 14 finalists

Miss Seychelles… Another World Pageant set for May 25 with 14 finalists

The Seychelles Tourism Board has confirmed that their 2013 “Miss Seychelles … Another World” Beauty Pageant is set to take place on May 25. Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, has said that 14 finalists have been selected … February 24, 2013
Korea K-pop’s 1st generation stars visit Seychelles with KBS TV crew from February 22-March 5, 2013

Korea K-pop’s 1st generation stars visit Seychelles with KBS TV crew from February 22-March 5, 2013

Tony An from idol singer group, H.O.T, and Jaeduc Kim from another top idol singer group, Sechskies, are the very first idol stars who led a “Korean wave” spreading the fever of K-pop to Japan, China, and even to Southeastern Asian countries, arrived … February 22, 2013
Social Renaissance meeting with the Seychelles Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Social Renaissance meeting with the Seychelles Ministry of Culture and Tourism

In a meeting held on February15 at the National Cultural Centre, 50 senior staff of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, including the Minister, Mr. Alain St.Ange, was presented with details of the National Plan of Action on Social Renaissance and the … February 22, 2013
Seychelles opens its first Espace du Livre Francophone

Seychelles opens its first Espace du Livre Francophone

Seychelles first “Espace du Livre Francophone” has been officially opened at the National Library in Victoria. The “Espace du livre Francophone” introduces children to a new universe of books and multi-media support. Officially opened in the … February 21, 2013
Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria 2013 on Travel Talk Radio in the USA

Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria 2013 on Travel Talk Radio in the USA

Seychelles’ third edition of Carnaval International de Victoria has received special mention in the Travel Talk Radio Show. The radio host, Sandy Dhuyvetter, invited to Seychelles to cover the spectacular three-day Carnaval International de Victoria … February 20, 2013
Mayotte Island will be part of the 2014 Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles

Mayotte Island will be part of the 2014 Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles

Following the success of the 2013 edition of Carnaval International de Victoria, the representatives from the islands of Mayotte met with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, to discuss and to confirm that Mayotte … February 20, 2013
Seychelles School of Music receives consignment of laptops and teaching materials from Midgarsskolan of Umea of Sweden

Seychelles School of Music receives consignment of laptops and teaching materials from Midgarsskolan of Umea of Sweden

The Seychelles National Conservatoire of Performing Arts has received donations of laptops and teaching references for the School of Music. The Head Master of the Sweden Upper Middle School Midgarsskolan, Mr. Hakan From has formally handed over a batch … February 20, 2013
International seminar at ITB Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin on Green for Life, Green for Tourism

International seminar at ITB Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin on Green for Life, Green for Tourism

It has been confirmed that the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) is organizing an International Seminar on “Green for Life, Green for Tourism” followed by PATWA International Awards Ceremony on March7, 2013 at 2:30 pm at Saal 9, ICC … February 19, 2013
Mason’s Travel of Seychelles uses annual carnival of the islands to increase its visibility

Mason’s Travel of Seychelles uses annual carnival of the islands to increase its visibility

The known Seychelles Destination Management Company, Mason’s Travel, joined the annual carnival parade in Seychelles to increase its visibility through the large bank of international press coming from the four corners of the world in Seychelles to … February 19, 2013
Zambia uses carnival in Seychelles to push the coming UNWTO General Assembly in Africa

Zambia uses carnival in Seychelles to push the coming UNWTO General Assembly in Africa

Zambia tourism was in Seychelles last week to showcase their rich African culture and their people at the annual Carnaval International de Victoria. The Zambia delegation was headed by Minister Keith A. Mukata, the Deputy Minister for Culture and Arts. … February 19, 2013
Al Reyami company donates to the Seychelles National Disaster Relief Fund after visiting the Seychelles

Al Reyami company donates to the Seychelles National Disaster Relief Fund after visiting the Seychelles

The Chairman of the Al Reyami Group of companies, Mr. Rashid Mubarak Saif Al Reyami, pledged the sum equivalent to Seychelles Rupees (SCR) 500,000.00, to the Seychelles National Disaster Relief Fund, at a recent meeting with the Seychelles Vice President … February 19, 2013
Seychelles welcomes possibility to receive annually a Chinese cultural group

Seychelles welcomes possibility to receive annually a Chinese cultural group

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, has announced that Seychelles will annually play host to a professional group of Chinese cultural performers. Minister Alain St.Ange made this announcement during China’s renowned … February 19, 2013
Dusseldorf Carnival confirms its presence at the Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles

Dusseldorf Carnival confirms its presence at the Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles

In the 2012 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria, Germany made its presence felt with a carnival delegation from Dusseldorf. The Dusseldorf carnival’s presence in Seychelles confirmed that participation of all the best and most known carnivals … February 19, 2013
Seychelles State of the Nation Address: it is time for us to take greater ownership

Seychelles State of the Nation Address: it is time for us to take greater ownership

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, said, as he addressed the Seychelles National Assembly for the 2013 State of the Nation Address, that: "It is time for us to take greater ownership. It does not matter where we work, what rank or position we … February 19, 2013
Le Mauricien newspaper of Mauritius commends the carnival in Seychelles

Le Mauricien newspaper of Mauritius commends the carnival in Seychelles

Mr. Jean Clement Cangy was recently in Seychelles to cover the 2013 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria in the Seychelles. This week he published an article in the Le Mauricien newspaper of Mauritius wishing continued success to this unique … February 19, 2013
Seychelles tourism officer new Secretary General of Italy tourism association

Seychelles tourism officer new Secretary General of Italy tourism association

The Seychelles Tourism Board for Italy announced during the BITM 2013 trade show in Milan, Italy, that Monette Rose, the Seychelles Tourism Board Director for Italy whose office is located in Rome, was elected Secretary General of ADUTEI, the Association … February 18, 2013
Top Brazilian tour operator on familiarization visit to Seychelles from February 28 to March 3, 2013

Top Brazilian tour operator on familiarization visit to Seychelles from February 28 to March 3, 2013

Seychelles penetration on the South American market of Brazil has set the marketing wheel going for the islands’ local Destination Management Companies (DMCs) to move to capture their fair share of the Brazilian tourism market. Brazil’s soaring financial … February 18, 2013
Refueling at sea by a Seychelles oil tanker even as close to mainland of Africa and Mauritius

Refueling at sea by a Seychelles oil tanker even as close to mainland of Africa and Mauritius

MT Seychelles Paradise is a small oil tanker owned by the Seychelles Petroleum Company Ltd. (SEYPEC) and is providing a service that is today being appreciated by many ships passing through the Indian Ocean. The Seychelles oil tanker was constructed to … February 18, 2013
Tianjin Art Troupe displays colorful Chinese culture in Seychelles

Tianjin Art Troupe displays colorful Chinese culture in Seychelles

The Seychelles International Conference Centre (ICCS) was full to capacity last weekend as large crowds of Chinese nationals and Seychellois came to enjoy a variety of performances from the Tianjin Art Troupe from China. Those in the audience included … February 18, 2013
Seychelles and Belgium’s province of Namur sign cooperation agreement

Seychelles and Belgium’s province of Namur sign cooperation agreement

Seychelles and the Belgium’s province of Namur have signed joint agreement pertaining to future cooperation between both parties. The cooperation agreement was signed between Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange ,and the Governor … February 18, 2013
South Africa showcases their culture and people at carnival in Seychelles

South Africa showcases their culture and people at carnival in Seychelles

Some countries never miss an opportunity to showcase to the world their people and their culture. This was the case by South Africa last week when they moved two delegations coming from Cape Town and KwaZulu Natal to the carnival in Seychelles. South … February 18, 2013
COMESA flies the flags of its member states at the carnival in Seychelles

COMESA flies the flags of its member states at the carnival in Seychelles

Sandra Uwera, the Business Council Coordinator for COMESA, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, was personally in Seychelles last week to fly the flags of all the organization’s member states in the carnival parade that continues to take … February 18, 2013
Seychelles Minister says thank you to island’s Tourism Board for an event appreciated by the population

Seychelles Minister says thank you to island’s Tourism Board for an event appreciated by the population

The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, used a get together with all the staff of the island’s Tourism Board to say thank you to Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Tourism Board, and all her staff for a successful carnival … February 17, 2013
Seychelles attends South African State of the Nation address and marks special bond of friendship

Seychelles attends South African State of the Nation address and marks special bond of friendship

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has attended the South African State of the Nation address yesterday delivered by President Jacob Zuma in Cape Town as a special guest of the South African government. "Seychelles and South Africa … February 15, 2013
Emirates renews its support for the Seychelles tourism industry

Emirates renews its support for the Seychelles tourism industry

MAHE, Seychelles – Emirates, one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, and the Seychelles Tourism Board have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding which aims at jointly promoting the destination throughout the airline’s network. The official … February 15, 2013
Fregate Island Private announces extensive soft refurbishment program

Fregate Island Private announces extensive soft refurbishment program

Seychelles’ true sanctuary, Fregate Island Private, has announced an extensive soft refurbishment program with the release of a series of preview photos, which provide a peek into the future for Fregate’s renowned, beautifully-crafted villas – a … February 15, 2013
Rodrigues island of Mauritius came, saw and now confirms participation at 2014 carnival in Seychelles

Rodrigues island of Mauritius came, saw and now confirms participation at 2014 carnival in Seychelles

A delegation from the Mauritius island of Rodrigues was in Seychelles for the third edition of Carnaval Internationale de Victoria from February 8-10. The delegation was headed by the island's Tourism Commissioner, Mr. Jean Richard Payenbee, who was accompanied … February 15, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Minister receives Greece Ambassador to discuss renewed cooperation

Seychelles Tourism Minister receives Greece Ambassador to discuss renewed cooperation

The newly-accredited Greece Ambassador to Seychelles, Mr. Eleftherios Kouvaritakis, has used his meeting with Mr. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, to pledge his support for cooperating in the field of tourism … February 14, 2013
Seychelles history given more importance by Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Seychelles history given more importance by Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Fifty-seven participants of the Seychelles Tourism Board, the Culture department at the Ministry of Tourism & Culture, and freelance tour guides followed a special course on the history of Seychelles and have in so doing have enhanced their knowledge … February 13, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Board Paris Office active on tourism trade fairs from start of the New Year

Seychelles Tourism Board Paris Office active on tourism trade fairs from start of the New Year

The Seychelles Tourism Board Office in Paris started off the year in full swing by attending three consumer fairs in Benelux and Scandinavia. The Seychelles Tourist Board Manager based in Paris, Karen Confait, personally attended all three fairs that … February 12, 2013
Seychelles thanked for carnival 2013 by Chinese delegation

Seychelles thanked for carnival 2013 by Chinese delegation

The twenty-strong Chinese delegation who participated in the 2013 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria called on the Seychelles Tourism Board Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Elsia Grandcourt, at the Seychelles Tourism Board Headquarters, Bel … February 12, 2013
Seychelles extends farewell to Pope Benedict

Seychelles extends farewell to Pope Benedict

Following the announcement of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI this week, President James Michel has extended the best wishes of the people and government of Seychelles to His Holiness. “It is with consternation and deep sorrow that the people … February 12, 2013
Seychelles tourism ambassadors from around the world come together for Carnival 2013 in Seychelles

Seychelles tourism ambassadors from around the world come together for Carnival 2013 in Seychelles

The Seychelles Tourism Ambassador Program was launched some three years ago to recognize Seychellois nationals now living and working in the four corners of the world and to use their contacts and local knowledge of their new adopted country to help promote … February 12, 2013
Mauritius impresses at the carnival in Seychelles

Mauritius impresses at the carnival in Seychelles

“The Mauritian delegation has impressed the Seychellois public and all who attended the 2013 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria,” said the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange. This is the first … February 11, 2013
Notting Hill Carnival of the UK wins best foreign float at carnival in Seychelles

Notting Hill Carnival of the UK wins best foreign float at carnival in Seychelles

The UK’s Notting Hill Carnival Road Show Company was crowned the winner of the Best International Float at the 2013 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria for a third consecutive year. Claire Holder of the Notting Hill Carnival Group … February 11, 2013
Russian navy ship leads the way in Seychelles during Carnival 2013 in show of solidarity in fight against Somali bandits

Russian navy ship leads the way in Seychelles during Carnival 2013 in show of solidarity in fight against Somali bandits

Russia was again present at the 2013 edition of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in Seychelles with one of their navy ships. It was the third year running that Russia sent one of their navy ships to Seychelles for the annual carnival. The Russian … February 11, 2013
Seychelles and La Reunion island formalize working partnership

Seychelles and La Reunion island formalize working partnership

Seychelles and the island of La Reunion, represented by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and Mr. Didier Robert, the President of the Region Reunion, signed an MOU to formalize the existing working partnership … February 11, 2013
Fatal boating accident off coast of Africa

Fatal boating accident off coast of Africa

The Seychelles Ministry of Home Affairs and Transport and Ministry of Tourism and Culture have confirmed a boating accident occurred around 9:30 pm on Friday, February 8, in the channel between the main island of Mahe and Sainte Anne Island. A … February 8, 2013
Seychelles continues to strengthen its position by luring the wedding and honeymoon segment in the Middle East

Seychelles continues to strengthen its position by luring the wedding and honeymoon segment in the Middle East

The Seychelles Tourism Board Offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, joined forces with Air Seychelles for this year’s Bride Show from January 30 to February 2 in yet another effort to increase awareness of the wide range of wedding and honeymoon opportunities … February 7, 2013
Brazil carnival delegation ready to impress in Seychelles

Brazil carnival delegation ready to impress in Seychelles

Seychelles has seen the arrival of Brazil's “Rosas de Ouro Samba Dancers and Drummers” delegation early this morning for the 2013 edition of the annual Carnaval International de Victoria that is staged in Seychelles. This year for the first time … February 7, 2013
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture appears in first ever dedicated carnival feature on Seychelles television

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture appears in first ever dedicated carnival feature on Seychelles television

The Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation will be airing a carnival TV feature highlighting the successes of the first and second editions of the carnival and picking up the strong moments that made the undisputable force of the now annual Carnaval International … February 7, 2013
Zambia confirms participation at carnival in Seychelles

Zambia confirms participation at carnival in Seychelles

Zambia has confirmed that they will be represented at the coming Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles this coming weekend from February 8-10. At the last FITUR Tourism Trade Fair in Spain, Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible … February 5, 2013
The South African Cape Town Minstrels Performers have arrived in Seychelles for the coming carnival

The South African Cape Town Minstrels Performers have arrived in Seychelles for the coming carnival

The second delegation to take part in this weekend’s Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles arrived in the country on Monday from Cape Town South Africa. Seychelles has now seen the arrival of six of the famous Minstrels performers headed … February 5, 2013
Notting Hill Carnival of London heading to the Seychelles Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival of London heading to the Seychelles Carnival

The Notting Hill Carnival Roadshow Company is again heading this week to the Seychelles to take part in the annual Carnaval International de Victoria where they will parade side by side with the best and most known carnivals from across the world. The … February 5, 2013
Seychelles former President Mancham writes open letter to the people of Kenya

Seychelles former President Mancham writes open letter to the people of Kenya

Open Letter from Seychelles former President Mancham to the people of Kenya: Dear Sir, Thank you for your article (Nation - February 1, 2013), with respect to my address to the Kenyan Youth concerning the importance of statesmanship if the sadly … February 4, 2013
Seychelles Reliance Insurance Broker shows the way by supporting the Carnaval International de Victoria

Seychelles Reliance Insurance Broker shows the way by supporting the Carnaval International de Victoria

In a show of support and in wanting to see the annual carnival succeed, a number of local companies continue to response positively to calls by the Seychelles Tourism Board and by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture for businesses to rally behind the … February 4, 2013
Zambia and Seychelles Tourism Ministers discuss coming carnival and tourism in Africa

Zambia and Seychelles Tourism Ministers discuss coming carnival and tourism in Africa

Minister Sylvia Masebo M.P., the Zambian Minister of Tourism and Arts, and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, used their working visit to Spain and met alongside the Spanish Tourism FITUR 2013 which they were both … February 3, 2013
Seychelles President receives prestigious environmental Leadership Award

Seychelles President receives prestigious environmental Leadership Award

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has been awarded the Sustainable Development Leadership Award at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit in India this afternoon. The award is traditionally presented by the Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan … February 3, 2013
Africa tourism subject of recent discussions by South Africa and Seychelles Tourism Ministers

Africa tourism subject of recent discussions by South Africa and Seychelles Tourism Ministers

Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, South Africa’s Minister for Tourism, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, met at the last FITUR Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid, Spain, and together discussed the INDABA … February 3, 2013
Italian Carnival delegation is first delegation to land in Seychelles for the 2013 Carnaval International de Victoria

Italian Carnival delegation is first delegation to land in Seychelles for the 2013 Carnaval International de Victoria

Last Friday the Italian Carnival delegation, who will be parading in the 2013 edition of the annual Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles, arrived at the mid-ocean tropical islands ahead of all other delegations flying in from the four corners … February 3, 2013
UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai and Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange meet at FITUR in Spain

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai and Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange meet at FITUR in Spain

In Madrid this week, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, met with Mr. Taleb Rifai, the Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), to discuss the bid by the islands for a seat on the Executive … February 2, 2013
Seychelles drive in Ireland ends successfully

Seychelles drive in Ireland ends successfully

Seychelles has successfully ended one of its many exposures planned for the Irish market this year and is already looking ahead to a promising year. The destination was last weekend represented for the first time at the World Holiday Show in Dublin … February 2, 2013
Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria promises to be another crowning success

Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria promises to be another crowning success

Seychelles has launched its official program for the third edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria. The Carnaval International de Victoria remains a spectacular three days of celebrations taking place this year between February 8-10. One … January 31, 2013
Mauritius confirms its participation in the Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles

Mauritius confirms its participation in the Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles

The Mauritius Tourism Promotional Authority of Mauritius has confirmed that Mauritius will be participating at the 2013 edition of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival that is staged annually in the Seychelles. This announcement brings to four out … January 31, 2013
Seychelles delegation at FITUR in Spain unite to consolidate the islands’ presence

Seychelles delegation at FITUR in Spain unite to consolidate the islands’ presence

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture who is heading the Seychelles to FITUR 2013 in Spain, held a consolidation of Seychelles in Spain meeting with Bernadette Willemin, the Director for Europe for Seychelles … January 31, 2013
A fair deal on life for future generations

A fair deal on life for future generations

Seychelles President James Michel has sent a video message to the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, which was presented during the inaugural ceremony this morning. Mr. Michel was unable to attend the event due to the disaster relief operations on … January 31, 2013
Spain and Seychelles Tourism Ministers meet at FITUR in Madrid

Spain and Seychelles Tourism Ministers meet at FITUR in Madrid

The Spanish Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism, Mr. Jose Manuel Soria Lopez, and the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, met at the opening ceremony of FITUR 2013 in Madrid and together discussed the economic reform … January 31, 2013
Seychelles at FITUR 2013

Seychelles at FITUR 2013

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, is in Madrid leading a small delegation to the FITUR Tourism Trade Fair. He is being accompanied by Bernadette Willemin, Director for Europe for the Seychelles Tourism Board; … January 30, 2013
Seychelles announces proudly another year of success in Cambridge IGCSE and DELF results

Seychelles announces proudly another year of success in Cambridge IGCSE and DELF results

The Seychelles Ministry of Education is pleased to report that in the school year 2012, State schools have performed well in both IGCSE and DELF examinations, and overall, the results are comparable to the results achieved in previous years. In 2012, … January 30, 2013
Seychelles has a new Ambassador to Indonesia

Seychelles has a new Ambassador to Indonesia

Ambassador Waven William has been accredited as the new Seychelles Ambassador to Indonesia following a ceremony that was held earlier this month at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta. During his meeting on January 14 with the President of Indonesia, Dr. … January 30, 2013
Teamwork and resolve of SADC member states moves Madagascar process forward

Teamwork and resolve of SADC member states moves Madagascar process forward

At a SADC extraordinary summit held in the margins of the 20th Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure has saluted the teamwork and resolve of SADC member states to move the Madagascar process forward. The … January 30, 2013
Seychelles removes the Advisory of Bad Weather Condition on its main island of Mahe and on its inner islands

Seychelles removes the Advisory of Bad Weather Condition on its main island of Mahe and on its inner islands

Seychelles is located just outside the cyclonic belt, but when a tropical depression enters the Indian Ocean region, Seychelles is affected by rain. Today Seychelles can confirm that weather conditions have improved considerably over the last 24 hours … January 30, 2013
Seychelles says crime figures for 2012 being assessed. Police on right track as trends lead downwards

Seychelles says crime figures for 2012 being assessed. Police on right track as trends lead downwards

Even prior to a full review of activities, to cover achievements and as well shortfalls occurring in the year 2012 to be held by the management team of the Seychelles police, numbers being seen and discussed indicates that the Seychelles police for 2012, … January 30, 2013
Seychelles tourism companies will stand behind the re-development of Mission Lodge Slave Ruins at Sans Soucis on Mahe as bid for UNESCO is prepared

Seychelles tourism companies will stand behind the re-development of Mission Lodge Slave Ruins at Sans Soucis on Mahe as bid for UNESCO is prepared

The Seychelles Ministry of Culture and Tourism, working with the Seychelles Heritage Foundation, are now set to bring the Slave Ruins of Mission Lodge to life with new displays tracing the freed young slaves as they made Mission Lodge home. Representatives … January 30, 2013
Seychelles President cancels working visit to India

Seychelles President cancels working visit to India

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel has cancelled his working visit to India where he was due to address the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2013 on Thursday. The President was also expected to attend the presentation of the Dornier Do-228 … January 30, 2013
Harnessing blue and green economies key to fighting climate change: Seychelles engages with partners following damages of heavy rainfall

Harnessing blue and green economies key to fighting climate change: Seychelles engages with partners following damages of heavy rainfall

Vice President Danny Faure has engaged the African Union to take up the mobilization of the blue and green economies as part of efforts on the continent to address climate change. Speaking on the report of the Africa Group on climate change in the … January 30, 2013
Executive Director for ADB East African Constituency bids farewell

Executive Director for ADB East African Constituency bids farewell

The Executive Director for the East African Constituency at the African Development Bank (ADB), Ms. Mary Muduuli, has paid a farewell call on the Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, at State House this morning as she ends a three-year tenure in Seychelles … January 30, 2013
Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure calls on Africa to continue its efforts to combat piracy and bring stability to Somalia

Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure calls on Africa to continue its efforts to combat piracy and bring stability to Somalia

Speaking at the 20th Assembly of the African Union, the Seychelles Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, has once again urged all African nations to strengthen the efforts to bring peace in Somalia and end the scourge of piracy. Leading the Seychelles delegation … January 29, 2013
Founding Seychelles President invited to attend Kenya National Youth Summit

Founding Seychelles President invited to attend Kenya National Youth Summit

It was announced from Glacis-sur-Mer that Seychelles founding President Sir James R. Mancham has accepted an invitation of the Brand Kenya Board, which is in partnership with the Global Peace Foundation Africa and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development … January 29, 2013
Seychelles artists come together to showcase exhibition - Islanders in Progress

Seychelles artists come together to showcase exhibition - Islanders in Progress

Seychelles, seen as a blaze of colors with its fascinating fauna and flora, has been captured in a collection of paintings mounted by artists from the islands of Praslin and La Digue. “Islanders in Progress” bring together a pool of talented artists … January 28, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Academy and China’s Shanghai Institute of Tourism sign memorandum of understanding opening avenues of educational cooperation

Seychelles Tourism Academy and China’s Shanghai Institute of Tourism sign memorandum of understanding opening avenues of educational cooperation

The Seychelles Tourism Academy and China’s Shanghai Institute of Tourism have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) paving the way for lecturers and students to follow internship programs within both institutions. The MOU was officially signed … January 28, 2013
International Coalition of Tourism Partners confirms presence at Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in Seychelles

International Coalition of Tourism Partners confirms presence at Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in Seychelles

It has now been confirmed that the President and the Chairman of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) are both flying to Seychelles to be present at the Official Opening Ceremony of the annual Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival. Mr. … January 27, 2013
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture meets China-Africa Development Fund

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture meets China-Africa Development Fund

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, last week met with Mr. Wu Guohua, the Managing Director Market & Investment Cooperation Department for the China-Africa Development Fund and his delegation who were on … January 27, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Board teams up with Shannon College of Ireland’s students to promote Seychelles at the Holiday Show in Dublin

Seychelles Tourism Board teams up with Shannon College of Ireland’s students to promote Seychelles at the Holiday Show in Dublin

Seychelles made its first participation in the Holiday Show in Dublin, Ireland last weekend, and representing the islands at this reputed trade fair are staff of the Seychelles Tourism Board’s London Office and Seychellois students currently undergoing … January 27, 2013
China and South Korea delegation floats: a cavalcade of colors in the Carnaval International de Victoria

China and South Korea delegation floats: a cavalcade of colors in the Carnaval International de Victoria

The annual carnival of carnivals in Seychelles, the “Carnaval International de Victoria” will see China and South Korean cultures through these country's distinct interpretation of Taichi Dragon Chinese opera face and Korean Joseon dynasty Royal ceremony. … January 25, 2013
Seychelles coming carnival makes international news

Seychelles coming carnival makes international news

Soca News in London confirms that the Carnaval International de Victoria that is staged in Seychelles annually has already made a name for itself beyond the Indian Ocean. Stephen Spark of Soca News writes January 24: "Just outside Victoria station … January 25, 2013
Korean traditional royal dance set to impress at carnival in Seychelles

Korean traditional royal dance set to impress at carnival in Seychelles

Chamart Company is a group of Korean traditional music and dance performers now confirmed to travel to Seychelles for the coming carnival starting on February 8. The Korean carnival team will dance and play traditional drum called “Janggu.”During … January 25, 2013
Seychelles receives private sector support for coming carnival

Seychelles receives private sector support for coming carnival

The Carnaval International de Victoria that is staged annually in the Seychelles is receiving private sector support for the third edition of that carnival that is now referred to as the carnival of carnivals because it remain the only carnival where … January 25, 2013
China Africa Development Fund delegation on a working visit to Seychelles visit a training session by Chinese lion dance instructors

China Africa Development Fund delegation on a working visit to Seychelles visit a training session by Chinese lion dance instructors

Wu Guohua the Managing Director, Market & Investment Cooperation Dept. for China-Africa Development Fund, and Mr. Chi Jianxin, the CEO of the CAD Fund, and their delegation who were on a exploratory working visit to Seychelles last week made time to visit … January 24, 2013
South Africa will bring an aura of Africa to the carnival in the Seychelles

South Africa will bring an aura of Africa to the carnival in the Seychelles

South Africa has confirmed that it is ready to party in the coming Carnaval International de Victoria in the Seychelles. A delegation from the Cape Town Municipal of South Africa is now all set to travel to Seychelles for their third participation … January 24, 2013
Arterial Network Seychelles meets with Minister St.Ange

Arterial Network Seychelles meets with Minister St.Ange

The foundations were laid for a close collaboration between the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism & Culture and the Arterial Network Seychelles (ANS), during a meeting on January 8, 2013 held at the offices of the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture … January 24, 2013
Seychelles adopts UN Global Treaty on Mercury

Seychelles adopts UN Global Treaty on Mercury

On Saturday, January 19, 2013, in Geneva, during the Global Mercury Treaty meeting, although environmental activists lamented, delegations from some 140 countries, including Seychelles, agreed to adopt a ground-breaking treaty limiting the use and emissions … January 23, 2013
Seychelles delegation at SATTE Mumbai West

Seychelles delegation at SATTE Mumbai West

SATTE Mumbai West is an addition to SATTE Delhi which offers the opportunity to capture the potential of travel and tourism in western India. This is one of the most important events in the travel and tourism sector in India and this year it was held … January 23, 2013
Indonesia and ASEAN compliments Seychelles 2013 Carnaval International Victoria

Indonesia and ASEAN compliments Seychelles 2013 Carnaval International Victoria

The Indonesian delegations participating in the annual Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnaval International de Victoria' will be represented by some of their most famous artists. Sekar Jepun Dancers from Badung Regent, Bali and Jessica Hudson, an Indonesian … January 23, 2013
Seychelles top government representation at AFCON 2013 opening

Seychelles top government representation at AFCON 2013 opening

Seychelles Designated Minister, Mr. Vincent Meriton represented President James Michel at the launching of the 29th Edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament over the weekend in Johannesburg. During his stay in Johannesburg … January 23, 2013
Carnaval International de Victoria is back in full force: get ready to samba!

Carnaval International de Victoria is back in full force: get ready to samba!

The carnival of carnivals in Victoria, Seychelles, has become one of the city’s most popular and anticipated events. The carnival is held each year to celebrate the diversity of cultures within this small paradise on Earth. A uniquely Creole tradition … January 21, 2013
Airtel telecommunication in Seychelles joins faithful partners of Carnaval International de Victoria

Airtel telecommunication in Seychelles joins faithful partners of Carnaval International de Victoria

As Seychelles gets closer to the 3rd edition of the annual Carnaval International de Victoria, local sponsors and partners keep coming forward to give their contributions and to make pledges of support. The telecommunication company, Airtel, has … January 21, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Ambassadors from around the globe confirm participation at coming carnival in Seychelles

Seychelles Tourism Ambassadors from around the globe confirm participation at coming carnival in Seychelles

Mrs. Rita Romain-Richez, Tourism Ambassador from France, in collaboration with Mrs. Maryvonne Pool, Tourism Ambassador from Tanzania, have confirmed the participation of Seychelles Tourism Ambassadors at the 2013 edition of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands … January 21, 2013
Reunion-Seychelles islands meet in Port Victoria

Reunion-Seychelles islands meet in Port Victoria

Following the recent discussions between Pascal Viroleau, the Head of the IRT (Ile Reunion Tourisme), and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Seychelles tourism has this week welcomed Mr. Didier Robert, the President … January 21, 2013
Seychelles intensifies its marketing and sales drive on Abu Dhabi

Seychelles intensifies its marketing and sales drive on Abu Dhabi

Seychelles has been seeing the number of visitors from the UAE grow in numbers. The islands have two Tourism Board offices in the region, one sitting in the Seychelles Embassy in Abu Dhabi and their main office sitting in Dubai. This arrangement gives … January 20, 2013
Reunion-Seychelles islands meet in Port Victoria

Reunion-Seychelles islands meet in Port Victoria

Following the recent discussions between Pascal Viroleau, the Head of the IRT (Ile Reunion Tourisme), and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Seychelles tourism has this week welcomed Mr. Didier Robert, the President … January 20, 2013
Seychelles Carnival float parade rehearsal set for Saturday, January 26

Seychelles Carnival float parade rehearsal set for Saturday, January 26

A meeting was held at the ICCS Conference Center in Victoria on January 18, 2013 by Terry Carolla of the carnival production team, and Jimmy Savy, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Arts Council, in preparation for the upcoming Carnaval International … January 18, 2013
Seychelles delegation attends SATTE in India for the very first time

Seychelles delegation attends SATTE in India for the very first time

SATTE – South Asia’s leading B2B travel and tourism event, is being held from January 16-18 in New Delhi and from the 21st to the 22nd in Mumbai. India is proving to be one of the fastest-growing markets for the travel and tourism industry in the … January 17, 2013
Soaking up in the Seychelles: Emirates internal newsletters capture the essence of Seychelles

Soaking up in the Seychelles: Emirates internal newsletters capture the essence of Seychelles

“Safar,” the internal newsletters of Emirates Airlines, has dedicated two pages full of pictures and editorials of the uniqueness of the Seychelles islands’ natural beauty and mesmerizing wildlife. The latest article to features Seychelles, … January 17, 2013
Respect Life DVD and CD to be presented to dignitaries attending Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria

Respect Life DVD and CD to be presented to dignitaries attending Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria

The Jj Spirit Foundation “Respect Life” DVD and CD will be distributed as giveaways to dignitaries attending the third edition of Carnaval International de Victoria on February 8-10, 2013. Twenty copies of the DVD and CD were presented to the Seychelles … January 17, 2013
Seychelles to feature in Celebrity Cruises program for year 2013-2014

Seychelles to feature in Celebrity Cruises program for year 2013-2014

Celebrity Cruises, one of the leading cruising companies in the world, is considering offering special cruises to the Indian Ocean focused on the Seychelles in its 2013/2014 cruising program. This was revealed to the island’s founding President, Sir … January 16, 2013
Air Seychelles helps to increase visibility of the Carnaval International de Victoria

Air Seychelles helps to increase visibility of the Carnaval International de Victoria

Air Seychelles, through its last in-flight magazine, brings out the electrified moments of the annual Carnaval International de Victoria. The author of the two full-page articles entitled “Carnaval International de Victoria plans its 3rd edition in … January 16, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Academy opens new avenues of cooperation with Oman Hotel and Tourism College

Seychelles Tourism Academy opens new avenues of cooperation with Oman Hotel and Tourism College

Seychelles Tourism Academy and Oman Tourism College signed the existing Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation exchanges between both institutions. The Principal of Seychelles Tourism Academy, Flavien Joubert, was recently on an official educational … January 16, 2013
Lucky couple to jet off to Seychelles after winning Brown and Newirth’s honeymoon competition in UK

Lucky couple to jet off to Seychelles after winning Brown and Newirth’s honeymoon competition in UK

A lucky couple from the UK will be flying to Seychelles this year on a 5-star honeymoon package after the winner of the Brown & Newirth’s honeymoon competition to the islands was announced this week. The winner is a customer from the SWAG jewelers in … January 16, 2013
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture and the Chief Executive of the Tourism Board open the carnival radio campaign on 1368

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture and the Chief Executive of the Tourism Board open the carnival radio campaign on 1368

Seychelles has launched its media campaign for Carnaval International de Victoria. It was the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange, and the Chief Executive of Seychelles Tourism Board who were the invited guests for a live talk show … January 16, 2013
Seychelles Deepam Cinema joins in with support for the coming Carnaval International de Victoria

Seychelles Deepam Cinema joins in with support for the coming Carnaval International de Victoria

Seychelles’ most coveted cinema will soon screen adverts and spots of the third edition of Carnaval International de Victoria in its commercial interludes. The owner of Deepam Entertainment Inc., Mr. Subash Pillay, announced that these adverts and spots … January 16, 2013
President of Vanilla Islands, Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles, congratulates Mauritius for reiterating the call for Maldives to join the Indian Ocean Regional Organization

President of Vanilla Islands, Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles, congratulates Mauritius for reiterating the call for Maldives to join the Indian Ocean Regional Organization

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has congratulated Mauritius for reiterating the call by the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization for Maldives to join the Vanilla Islands. Minister St.Ange of the … January 16, 2013
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture urges local private sector to rally behind the third edition of Carnaval International de Victoria

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture urges local private sector to rally behind the third edition of Carnaval International de Victoria

The Seychelles Tourism Board witnessed over the first and second editions of Carnaval International de Victoria an inflow of faithful sponsors and partners pledging their support and contributions to the success of the region's annual carnival that is … January 14, 2013
Seychelles local carnival participants are ready says JJ Spirit Foundation for the 2013 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria

Seychelles local carnival participants are ready says JJ Spirit Foundation for the 2013 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria

The Seychelles Tourism Board has been monitoring arrangements for the coming carnival and said to the local press that it is pleased to bring the latest carnival news and how the local contingent of participants are gearing up for this third edition. … January 14, 2013
Seychelles President announces third phase of his government’s restructuring

Seychelles President announces third phase of his government’s restructuring

In line with the Seychelles President’s emphasis on enhancing service delivery, on government remaining connected to the people, and giving more responsibility to young professionals, President James Michel has today announced a number of changes and … January 14, 2013
Seychelles veteran singers John Wirtz and Georges Payet present carnival 2013 organizers with a carnival song

Seychelles veteran singers John Wirtz and Georges Payet present carnival 2013 organizers with a carnival song

The remake of John Wirtz’s populous 1976 Seychelles Independence song, now with a carnival theme, has been presented to Tourism Minister Alain St.Ange and Tourism Board CEO Elsia Grandcourt in a small ceremony at the Ministry of Tourism & Culture at … January 14, 2013
Seychelles and La Reunion Island meet and discuss coming Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival

Seychelles and La Reunion Island meet and discuss coming Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival

The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, and the Head of the Ile Reunion Tourisme (IRT), Mr. Pascal Viroleau, met last week to discuss the coming carnival they are both co-hosting alongside Madagascar and Zimbabwe. … January 13, 2013
Lion dancers bring added flare in Seychelles float for their February Carnaval International de Victoria

Lion dancers bring added flare in Seychelles float for their February Carnaval International de Victoria

Lion dancers from the Southern Chinese province of Foshan in Guangdong are in Seychelles to mount choreography with the islands’ youth for a lion dance carnival float. Chinese instructors, Joe aged 20 and his partner Jon 21, are working closely with … January 11, 2013
Carnival in Seychelles will see an airwaves campaign rally behind the event as from Monday

Carnival in Seychelles will see an airwaves campaign rally behind the event as from Monday

The streets of Victoria are seeing banners, flags, and carnival colors go up to start the launch of the ambiance drive for their islands’ carnival set to be launched on the February 8 in Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles. The large banner erected … January 11, 2013
First Seychellois female judge of the Supreme Court

First Seychellois female judge of the Supreme Court

Seychelles President James Michel has appointed Mrs. Fiona Robinson (nee Laporte) as a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court on the recommendation of the Constitutional Appointments Authority, with effect from January 11, 2013. Mrs. Robinson was sworn … January 11, 2013
Carnaval banner adds festive eye-catching splash to Seychelles

Carnaval banner adds festive eye-catching splash to Seychelles

A mega 20 x 3-meter-high Seychelles Carnaval banner now decorates the National Cultural Centre of Victoria and will remain the eye-catching sign to all entering Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles. The National Cultural Centre house the Offices … January 11, 2013
Seychelles Mauritius confusion over carnival clarified by Minister St.Ange

Seychelles Mauritius confusion over carnival clarified by Minister St.Ange

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange has reacted to the article that appeared on Today Newspaper with regard to the payment requested from Mauritius to participate in the Indian Ocean Annual Vanilla Island's Carnival. "It is … January 10, 2013
Final rehearsals for the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture’s Carnival float

Final rehearsals for the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture’s Carnival float

The staffs at the Ministry of Tourism and Culture have been inspired by Seychelles’ traditional musical instruments for the upcoming Carnaval International de Victoria. The musical instruments will played by some fifty staff members of the Seychelles … January 8, 2013
The protection of cultural heritage is in passing on the knowledge says Seychelles Culture Minister

The protection of cultural heritage is in passing on the knowledge says Seychelles Culture Minister

On Saturday, January 5, 2013, a group of 23 persons were awarded certificates after completion of an 8-month training program in the art of Seychelles’ traditional dancing. The group was comprised of 18 women and 5 men. Present at the ceremony, which … January 8, 2013
Seychelles used the end-of-year Festive Period to showcase dancing talents of their young students

Seychelles used the end-of-year Festive Period to showcase dancing talents of their young students

The Seychelles National Theatre at Mont Fleuri was full house and teeming with excitement as the young dancing students of the island’s National Conservatoire of Performing Arts were preparing themselves backstage to present their end-of-year show to … January 8, 2013
Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture briefed on the coming carnival in Seychelles

Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture briefed on the coming carnival in Seychelles

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and his Special Advisor, Mrs. Raymonde Onezime, were briefed this morning on the final arrangements on the coming carnival in the Seychelles. It was Marymonde Matatiken … January 8, 2013
Seychelles prime property Le Meridien Fishermen’s Cove survived the fire outbreak

Seychelles prime property Le Meridien Fishermen’s Cove survived the fire outbreak

A prime Seychelles hotel, the Le Meridien Fishermen’s Cove Hotel, was saved from last Thursday’s night blaze and is already back in business, operating on a very high occupancy level and receiving bookings as normal. Analyzing the minor damages … January 8, 2013
Seychelles Carnival International de Victoria epitomizes the true spirit of cultural diversity

Seychelles Carnival International de Victoria epitomizes the true spirit of cultural diversity

While Seychelles’ Countdown Carnival Clock keeps on ticking towards the blast off of its third edition on February 8-10, 2012, its past popularity continues to offer journalists and press editions an interesting angle to venture on. The latest article … January 8, 2013
Belgium confirms participation at carnival in Seychelles with their group Echasseurs

Belgium confirms participation at carnival in Seychelles with their group Echasseurs

Belgium is the latest European country to confirm their participation at the February 8-10 Carnaval International de Victoria. This spectacular unique event is staged annually in Seychelles and is this year being co-hosted by Seychelles, La Reunion, Madagascar, … January 6, 2013
Seychelles hails inclusion of Small Island Developing States in Commonwealth Charter

Seychelles hails inclusion of Small Island Developing States in Commonwealth Charter

The Commonwealth Ministerial Meeting met in New York last week in the margins of the United Nations and endorsed the draft Commonwealth Charter proposed by the Commonwealth Ministerial Task Force. The Charter will now be submitted to the Heads of State … January 6, 2013
Seychelles-SADC relations: accreditation of permanent representative

Seychelles-SADC relations: accreditation of permanent representative

Ambassador Claude Morel, Resident Ambassador in Pretoria, South Africa, has presented his Letters of Credentials to Dr. Tomaz Salomao, Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), accrediting him as Seychelles’ Permanent … January 4, 2013
Seychelles e-Government program to serve as Commonwealth ICT case study for Small Island Developing States

Seychelles e-Government program to serve as Commonwealth ICT case study for Small Island Developing States

To promote knowledge-sharing to advance the development of information and communication technology (ICT) and e-Government, the government of Seychelles' Department of ICT is collaborating with the Commonwealth Secretariat to produce a case study of its … January 3, 2013
Seychelles Minister for Tourism congratulates the Tourism Board for a successful year and calls on private sector trade to rally to consolidate the industry

Seychelles Minister for Tourism congratulates the Tourism Board for a successful year and calls on private sector trade to rally to consolidate the industry

As we start 2013, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has congratulated the islands’ Tourism Board for not only achieving, but exceeding, the 7% increase in visitor arrival figures as set for Seychelles at the … January 2, 2013
Celebrating warm relations between Seychelles and South Africa

Celebrating warm relations between Seychelles and South Africa

On the eve of the New Year, the Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has met with the Minister for International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Mrs. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at State House. The Minister and her delegation are on a short … January 1, 2013
For Seychelles in 2013: we continue striving for our Seychelles says President Michel

For Seychelles in 2013: we continue striving for our Seychelles says President Michel

President James Michel of the Seychelles has declared that 2013 will be the year for “Striving for our Seychelles,” as a continuation of the 2012 theme, in order to reinforce the progress that has been achieved and to overcome the challenges of the … January 1, 2013
South Africa and Seychelles to boost cooperation

South Africa and Seychelles to boost cooperation

Seychelles and South Africa are set to widen cooperation sectors following a bilateral meeting held today with Mrs. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, the Minister for International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa to Seychelles, and her delegation at the … January 1, 2013
Wind power goes active in time for the new year in Seychelles

Wind power goes active in time for the new year in Seychelles

Seychelles’ tourism growth of 7+ percent in 2012 and a preliminary forecast of 3 percent in 2013 will be supported by a further 6 MW of power becoming available, as the connection to the two new wind-power stations, which were constructed in recent … December 31, 2012
December issue of the Celebrate Seychelles Newsletter is issued in time to close 2012

December issue of the Celebrate Seychelles Newsletter is issued in time to close 2012

The Celebrate Seychelles Events Team has issued their end-of-year issue of their newsletter in time to close 2012. This latest issue of their newsletter sees the countdown to the coming Carnaval International de Victoria. The newsletter dedicated a page … December 30, 2012
2013 Carnaval International de Victoria seeing final touches as the event’s compilation music CD goes on sale now

2013 Carnaval International de Victoria seeing final touches as the event’s compilation music CD goes on sale now

The 2013 edition of the annual “Carnaval International de Victoria,” that will be staged in the Seychelles from February 8-10, 2013, is seeing final touches fall into place. This year’s edition of this Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization’s … December 30, 2012
Seychelles Minister Mitcy Larue attends 2012 Health Conference on Primary Health Care in Cuba

Seychelles Minister Mitcy Larue attends 2012 Health Conference on Primary Health Care in Cuba

A three-person delegation from the Seychelles, headed by the Minister of Health, Mitcy Larue, recently went to Cuba on an official visit. Under the invitation of the Public Health Minister of the republic of Cuba, HE Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, Minister … December 30, 2012
Documentary on Seychelles on Dubai City 7 TV

Documentary on Seychelles on Dubai City 7 TV

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has welcomed the news that the Report Program on Seychelles by Lorenzo Jooris of One World Communications is set to be aired mid-January on Dubai City 7TV. “This comes at … December 30, 2012
Seychelles e-Government program to serve as Commonwealth ICT case study for Small Island Developing States

Seychelles e-Government program to serve as Commonwealth ICT case study for Small Island Developing States

To promote knowledge-sharing to advance the development of information and communication technology (ICT) and e-Government, the government of Seychelles' Department of ICT is collaborating with the Commonwealth Secretariat to produce a case study of its … December 28, 2012
Seychelles to receive budget support from COMESA in 2013

Seychelles to receive budget support from COMESA in 2013

Seychelles has received approval for budget support under the COMESA Adjustment Facility and Regional Integration Support Mechanism. Seychelles is expected to receive 618,152 euro payable in the first quarter of 2013. The decision was taken last week … December 27, 2012
Seychelles and Fujan Vocational College of Art formalize memorandum of understanding

Seychelles and Fujan Vocational College of Art formalize memorandum of understanding

Seychelles and China have reached an agreement to formalize a Memorandum of Understanding on Art and Cultural exchanges. The agreement, which will explore avenues of cooperation in the field peculiar to cultural exchanges of art, teaching academic … December 27, 2012
John Wirtz, Seychelles veteran singer, shines at 9th Caribbean Music Awards

John Wirtz, Seychelles veteran singer, shines at 9th Caribbean Music Awards

Seychelles first Music Award, Honorary Award recipient of 2012, John Wirtz, has hit the heights again, picking up the prestigious 9th edition of the Caribbean Music Award - the Golden Dynamitch Trophy - for his outstanding musical career. John Wirtz … December 27, 2012
Seychelles set to break its own set target of visitor arrival numbers this coming Thursday

Seychelles set to break its own set target of visitor arrival numbers this coming Thursday

The Seychelles islands are set to achieve another significant milestone in its tourism history as it will be welcoming for the first time its 200,000th visitor this Thursday, December 27, 2012. This figure is over two times the total population of the … December 24, 2012
Seychelles President Michel issues his Christmas message

Seychelles President Michel issues his Christmas message

“My family, my colleagues in government, and I are happy to join our nation to share the happiness and true spirit of Christmas. “It is a special time. It crowns our achievements at the end of the year after we have worked so hard to earn a living, … December 24, 2012
Seychelles launches bid for UNWTO Executive Council

Seychelles launches bid for UNWTO Executive Council

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has circulated a notice to Member States that Seychelles had put its name for consideration as a member of the organization’s Executive Council to occupy one of the seats allocated to the region of Africa.The … December 23, 2012
Seychelles congratulates first female President of Korea

Seychelles congratulates first female President of Korea

Following the election of the Ms. Park Geun-hye as President of the Republic of Korea, Seychelles President James Michel has extended his warm felicitations on behalf of the people and government of Seychelles. The President congratulated the President-elect … December 21, 2012
Seychelles in solidarity with the US following school shooting

Seychelles in solidarity with the US following school shooting

Seychelles President James Michel has extended his heartfelt condolences to US President Barack Obama and the American people following the tragic deaths of so many school children and their teachers in what he described as “a senseless attack against … December 20, 2012
A Creole feature film shoot in Seychelles in the making

A Creole feature film shoot in Seychelles in the making

The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture has endorsed the idea for the production of a Creole feature film. SeyFilm International and Bioscopia Bollywood said that the film is still in its planning phases. They are working on three … December 20, 2012
Seychellois popular musician and artist Mercenary performs in Rodrigues and Mauritius

Seychellois popular musician and artist Mercenary performs in Rodrigues and Mauritius

Seychellois musician and artist “Mercenary” participated alongside local, regional, and international artists during the 2012 edition of the Mauritius Kreol Festivals of Rodrigues and Mauritius. After the initial invitation from Rodgrigues, through … December 20, 2012
Sixth review under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Seychelles

Sixth review under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Seychelles

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed the sixth review under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Seychelles. The completion of the review enables a disbursement of approximately US$2 million, which will bring total … December 19, 2012
Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture presents the National Library with copies of his two latest books entitled Seychelles, The Coco-de-Mer and Seychelles, Festival of the Sea

Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture presents the National Library with copies of his two latest books entitled Seychelles, The Coco-de-Mer and Seychelles, Festival of the Sea

Alain St Ange, the Seychelles Minister of Tourism & Culture, has presented the National Library with copies of the newly-launched coffee table books featuring the islands’ iconic Coco-de-Mer nut and the annual SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the … December 19, 2012
Seychelles music award a real red carpet affair

Seychelles music award a real red carpet affair

Seychelles hosted its first music award honoring and rewarding local artistes who have left their prints in the musical arena for the past year It is Ambitious’ outstanding achievements that captured the award for the Best Recording Artist of the … December 19, 2012
Seychelles President Michel congratulates South African President Zuma on re-election to ANC Leadership

Seychelles President Michel congratulates South African President Zuma on re-election to ANC Leadership

The Seychelles President, James Michel, has sent a letter to the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, on his re-election as the President of the African National Congress. “Your re-election at the head of Africa’s oldest political party in the … December 19, 2012
Seychelles hosts the kick-off meeting of the FISH-i Africa Project

Seychelles hosts the kick-off meeting of the FISH-i Africa Project

A major regional partnership has been announced to help combat illegal fishing in the western Indian Ocean, which is causing serious economic losses as well as social and environmental problems for coastal states. The partnership, FISH-i Africa, launched … December 19, 2012
Seychelles sees Variety Cruise Ship Company launch its Garden of Eden program

Seychelles sees Variety Cruise Ship Company launch its Garden of Eden program

Variety Cruises has launched its first inaugural Garden of Eden program in Seychelles. The MV Pegasus, the third generation small ship business set sail off Eden Island Marina on Saturday, December 15, for its 8-day cruise program across the Seychelles’ … December 18, 2012
Seychelles receives its world first pocket guide on its twenty most beautiful beaches

Seychelles receives its world first pocket guide on its twenty most beautiful beaches

The publication by Charlotte Pavard, daughter of the known photographer, Claude Pavard, is printed on a special printed paper (PVC) and numeric format with a characteristic of being waterproof is designed to be read on the beach. The beach pocket … December 18, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture outlines his vision in Ministry’s General Staff meeting

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture outlines his vision in Ministry’s General Staff meeting

The Ministry of Tourism and Culture closes the 2012 with its first general staff meeting at the International Conference center in Victoria. The general staff meeting, a follow-up to the series of staff sectorial meetings, was described by Alain St.Ange, … December 18, 2012
Seychelles and its love affair with the environment now brings water for birds

Seychelles and its love affair with the environment now brings water for birds

The Friends of the Flycatcher after-school club based on the island of La Digue has installed eight bird baths on the island for the benefit of the endemic Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Vev). The baths were set up at the Veuve Reserve, the La Digue … December 18, 2012
Brazilians are heading to the carnival in Seychelles in February

Brazilians are heading to the carnival in Seychelles in February

Confirmation has been received that a group of Brazilian Samba dancers and drummers are traveling to the Seychelles for the February 2013 carnival. This 2013 edition of the annual Carnaval International de Victoria is being co-hosted by Seychelles, La … December 17, 2012
Message from Seychelles President, Patron of the Seychelles Islands Foundation, on the 30th anniversary of Aldabra’s inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Message from Seychelles President, Patron of the Seychelles Islands Foundation, on the 30th anniversary of Aldabra’s inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Seychelles President James Michel, Patron of the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF), sent the following message on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Aldabra being inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site: “Aldabra is a source of pride for … December 17, 2012
Seychelles Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Seychelles Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

As part of the efforts to boost the capacity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the build up to Seychelles’ UN Security Council bid in 2016, Ambassador Barry Faure will be transferring from his current role as Secretary of State in the Office of … December 17, 2012
Seychelles seeing German companies promoting solar energy

Seychelles seeing German companies promoting solar energy

Two German companies, e3plan GmbH (Kiel) and Sea & Sun Technology (Trappenkamp), have started the construction of solar power plants in the Republic of the Seychelles, adding to the country's growing use of renewable energy. The photovoltaic systems have … December 17, 2012
Seychelles Culture Department rewards its staff’s achievements

Seychelles Culture Department rewards its staff’s achievements

Long-service recognition awards were presented to Assistant Librarian, Stella Bradbrun of the Children’s Library, and Research Assistant, Bertilda Walter of the Heritage Research and Protection, who both have accomplished twenty-five years of service. … December 16, 2012
Seychelles National Conservatoire of Performing Arts stage their end-of-year performance

Seychelles National Conservatoire of Performing Arts stage their end-of-year performance

To mark the end of this calendar year, two schools of the National Conservatoire of Performing Arts got together in the evening of Friday, December 14, in the presence of Mr. Alain St Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, to showcase … December 16, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Board presents 2013 Marketing Strategy to private sector trade members

Seychelles Tourism Board presents 2013 Marketing Strategy to private sector trade members

The Seychelles Tourism Board has presented its marketing strategic plan for this coming year to members of the tourism private sector members in a presentation that took place on the afternoon of Thursday, December 13, 2013 at the ICCS Conference in Victoria. In … December 16, 2012
Seychelles setting up its first Espace du Livre Francophone

Seychelles setting up its first Espace du Livre Francophone

Seychelles first “Espace du livre Francophone” is being conceived, and it is set to introduce children to a new universe of French books. A consignment of 1,800 books generously donated by the International organization of the “Francophonie” … December 16, 2012
Seychelles issues clarification on reported arrest of Tunisian visitor

Seychelles issues clarification on reported arrest of Tunisian visitor

Following numerous press reports that the son-in-law of the former President of Tunisia had been detained in Seychelles, the Seychellois government would like to provide the following clarifications. The Ministry can confirm that Mr. Sakhr El Matri … December 16, 2012
Seychelles accredits first President Ambassador to the African Union

Seychelles accredits first President Ambassador to the African Union

Ambassador Joseph Nourrice has presented his letters of Credential on December 6 to Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission at the AU Headquarters Addis Ababa.The ceremony took place in the presence of members of the … December 15, 2012
Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture conscious of the need for healthy staff

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture conscious of the need for healthy staff

Staff from the Department of Culture from the Ministry of Tourism & Culture benefitted from a free talk on nutrition facilitated by the Ministry of Health’s Senior Nutritionist Vereine Louis-Marie. The talk centered on the dos and don’ts of nutrition … December 15, 2012
Seychelles enters start of significant new 3D seismic program in its oil exploration

Seychelles enters start of significant new 3D seismic program in its oil exploration

Afren East African Exploration (EAX), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Afren plc (Afren) announced that it has commenced a major 3D seismic program in the Seychelles, the first 3D survey to be conducted in the country. The program will consist of two … December 14, 2012
Seychelles delegate from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture at the Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation Conference in Canada

Seychelles delegate from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture at the Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation Conference in Canada

Julienne Dodin, a Research Assistant in the Documentation Center from the Seychelles National Heritage Research Section, had the opportunity to be alongside well above five-hundred representatives from countries across all the continents at a conference … December 14, 2012
Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs Open Day brings Seychelles Embassies to the public

Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs Open Day brings Seychelles Embassies to the public

The Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched the third annual Open Day under the theme, “Seychelles Foreign Missions Closer to the Community,” which features exhibitions on Seychelles’ ten Embassies and High Commissions around the world. In … December 14, 2012
Seychelles provides the setting for an unforgettable wedding with an unforgettable date

Seychelles provides the setting for an unforgettable wedding with an unforgettable date

A wedding date to remember: while many of their compatriots used their last chance in this century to get married on a date as memorable as “12-12-12,” Claudia Ottemeier and Domenico Gallitano fled the freezing temperatures of Germany, where the German-Italian … December 13, 2012
Seychelles National Library commemorates Library Day and launches new services

Seychelles National Library commemorates Library Day and launches new services

The Seychelles National Library has launched the National Library Services Unit housing the SESELWANA Collection and also opened its doors to the public during its Open Day in commemoration of the National Library Day which falls on December 15. The … December 13, 2012
Seychelles joins the world as it reaches one billionth tourist record

Seychelles joins the world as it reaches one billionth tourist record

As Seychelles joins the globe on December 13, 2012 in celebration of reaching the one billion tourism mark, it is an apt time for reflection upon exactly what this means, not only for the world, but also for Seychelles. To begin with, the one billionth … December 13, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Board team brainstorms with key members of the local trade on solutions to issues affecting tourism

Seychelles Tourism Board team brainstorms with key members of the local trade on solutions to issues affecting tourism

Senior members of the Seychelles Tourism Board team led by the Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange; the CEO of the Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt; the Tourism Board’s overseas-based representatives and their local counterparts; and members … December 13, 2012
Updated version the Seychelles book, A Bird’s eye view, by Claude Pavard is released

Updated version the Seychelles book, A Bird’s eye view, by Claude Pavard is released

A new updated version of Seychelles “A Bird’s eye view” is out on the market. Claude Pavard’s best seller published in 1999 in French and translated one year later in English followed by its Russian, German, Italian, and Spanish versions has … December 12, 2012
A proud moment for Seychelles – first Unisey graduation

A proud moment for Seychelles – first Unisey graduation

The Chancellor of the University of Seychelles, President James Alix Michel, presided over the first graduation ceremony of the university, where 21 graduands received their first degrees in Business Administration, and in Computing and Information Systems, … December 12, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture ends series of staff meeting on a positive note

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture ends series of staff meeting on a positive note

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, ended his Ministry’s series of staff meetings on a positive note as he urged staff of the Seychelles Tourism Academy to remain abreast with the latest training trends and techniques to … December 12, 2012
Seychelles prepares for the arrival of flights from Hong Kong: Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino renovates its Canton Chinese Restaurant

Seychelles prepares for the arrival of flights from Hong Kong: Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino renovates its Canton Chinese Restaurant

The need for Chinese authentic cuisine has become a must for the Seychelles now that Air Seychelles is introducing flights linking the unique mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles and Hong Kong. The Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino is already known … December 12, 2012
Seychelles Minister St.Ange launches the island’s Tourism Board Annual Marketing Strategy 2013 Meeting at Hilton Labriz Resort and Spa

Seychelles Minister St.Ange launches the island’s Tourism Board Annual Marketing Strategy 2013 Meeting at Hilton Labriz Resort and Spa

The Seychelles Tourism Board delegation along with the tourism trade partners launched its annual Marketing Strategy 2013 Meeting at Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa on December 11, 2012. This annual Marketing Strategy Meeting remains one of the … December 11, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Board to hold annual marketing strategy 2013 meeting this week

Seychelles Tourism Board to hold annual marketing strategy 2013 meeting this week

The Seychelles Tourism Board will be mapping out its marketing strategy for 2013 at its annual meeting that will take place this week, between December 11 and 14, 2012.The biggest, if not the most important yearly meeting of the Seychelles Tourism Board, … December 11, 2012
Seychelles Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino appoints new representative for Hong Kong and China ahead of the new Air Seychelles flights

Seychelles Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino appoints new representative for Hong Kong and China ahead of the new Air Seychelles flights

Seychelles Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino has appointed its new global sales office, Randall Marketing, for their representation services in China and Hong Kong. Mr. Eric Lee’s appointment in Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino, the … December 11, 2012
Seychelles Vice President Faure attends the extraordinary summit of SADC Heads of State and Government

Seychelles Vice President Faure attends the extraordinary summit of SADC Heads of State and Government

Seychelles Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, is representing Seychelles President James Michel at an extraordinary summit of SADC Heads of State and Government to be held from December 7-8, 2012, in Dar Es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania. The summit … December 11, 2012
Seychelles Minister says thank you to the staff of the Seychelles Conservatoire of Performing Arts

Seychelles Minister says thank you to the staff of the Seychelles Conservatoire of Performing Arts

The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Minister Alain St.Ange, and senior staff of his Ministry met with teachers of dance and music, as well as support staff of the National Conservatoire of Performing Arts (NCPA) earlier this week … December 11, 2012
Seychelles Former President Mancham participates in world Eco-Safety Assembly in Bali, Indonesia

Seychelles Former President Mancham participates in world Eco-Safety Assembly in Bali, Indonesia

The Seychelles Founding President, Sir James R. Mancham, was yesterday evening one of three persons elected to the presidium of the council of the International Eco-Safety Collaborative Organization (IESCO), at a special meeting of the council's presidium … December 10, 2012
Message on the occasion of International Human Rights Day 2012

Message on the occasion of International Human Rights Day 2012

Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, delivered the following message on the occasion of International Human Rights Day: “On December 10, Seychelles joins the rest of the world to celebrate ‘International Human Rights Day,’ … December 10, 2012
Tourism is clearly the solution for jobs and national growth for country economy says Seychelles Minister for Tourism

Tourism is clearly the solution for jobs and national growth for country economy says Seychelles Minister for Tourism

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, said as he was taking time to issue end-of-year greetings, that tourism was an industry dependent on people who were professionals in that field. Minister St.Ange, who is also … December 9, 2012
TRAVELTALKRADIO of the USA explores the Seychelles carnival through a live interview with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture

TRAVELTALKRADIO of the USA explores the Seychelles carnival through a live interview with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture

The campaign for the 2013 Carnaval International de Victoria has hit the United States of America (USA) and listeners of TravelTalkRadio – USA. It was the voice of Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, who was the guest … December 9, 2012
Seychelles Vice President issues message on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day

Seychelles Vice President issues message on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day

The calamity of corruption continues to ripple incessantly across the globe. Its destabilizing effects and many faces can no longer be denied, ignored, or played down. Corruption affects all countries in the world, their governments, corporations, … December 9, 2012
Seychelles takes prime position in Italy for Expo 2015 Milano

Seychelles takes prime position in Italy for Expo 2015 Milano

Monette Rose, the Seychelles Tourism Board Director for Italy, reported from her Office in Rome that the Seychelles flag for EXPO 2015 is being placed next to the Statue of Dante in Via Dante in Milan. Seychelles is a known and much sought after holiday … December 9, 2012
Seychelles has received confirmation of participation by Notting Hill Carnival from the UK for the 2013 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands carnival next February

Seychelles has received confirmation of participation by Notting Hill Carnival from the UK for the 2013 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands carnival next February

The annual Carnaval International de Victoria that is held Victoria in the Seychelles has started to receive confirmation from the world’s best and most popular carnivals that they will be flying to Seychelles for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands 2013 … December 6, 2012
Seychelles students benefit from training of Chinese instructor in paper-cutting workshop

Seychelles students benefit from training of Chinese instructor in paper-cutting workshop

The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism & Culture recently organized a 9-day paper-cutting workshop in the context of its cultural cooperation with China. During the nine days, paper-cutting instructor and facilitator, Mrs. Tian Yanlan, taught this skill … December 6, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Academy reconstruction nearly 30 percent completed

Seychelles Tourism Academy reconstruction nearly 30 percent completed

Construction work to build the new Seychelles Tourism Academy as the Hospitality & Tourism Center for Excellence is progressing according to the time schedule. On a familiarization tour at the Academy’s construction site at the former US Satellite … December 6, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture privy to new act by Despilly William, the renowned islands’ veteran singer

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture privy to new act by Despilly William, the renowned islands’ veteran singer

Despilly William, who earned a deserving reputation as a veteran singer, is shooting a commercial DVD designed to attract more visitors to Seychelles. The one-and-a-half minute “Bonzour Sesel” DVD which focuses on promoting the sights and sounds of … December 6, 2012
Seychelles Gardens for Growth Project visited by Australian High Commissioner

Seychelles Gardens for Growth Project visited by Australian High Commissioner

The Australian High Commissioner to Seychelles Ms. Sandra Vegting has expressed her delight at the progress made by the Gardens for Growth project being implemented by Nature Seychelles and funded by the Australian government. The project benefited from … December 5, 2012
Seychelles Tourism and Hospitality Management students end first practical with crowning success

Seychelles Tourism and Hospitality Management students end first practical with crowning success

Degree course students in Tourism and Hospitality Management ended their first three-week intensive practical training at Seychelles Tourism Academy with flying colors after successfully mastering the acquired knowledge in Food Production, Restaurant, … December 5, 2012
CNN votes Victoria, the capital of Seychelles, as third most romantic city in the world

CNN votes Victoria, the capital of Seychelles, as third most romantic city in the world

CNN, one of the world’s leading news and information channels, has voted the Seychelles islands as the third most romantic city in the world after ranking New Orleans of the USA as the first one, followed by Moscow, Russia, in second place. The result … December 4, 2012
Seychelles countdown to the 2013 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria is officially launched

Seychelles countdown to the 2013 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria is officially launched

The Seychelles islands officially launched the 2013 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria with a spectacular ceremony that took place on November 30, 2012 at the Tequilla Boom Night Club. The countdown has become a customary component of the … December 4, 2012
New cohort of Seychelles Tourism and Hospitality Management degree course students receives encouragement from Minister for Tourism on his visit at the Tourism Academy

New cohort of Seychelles Tourism and Hospitality Management degree course students receives encouragement from Minister for Tourism on his visit at the Tourism Academy

First year students awaiting the commencement of a four-year degree course in Tourism & Hospitality Management are at the Seychelles Tourism Academy to pursue a three-week intensive practical training in basic food production, restaurant and bar service, … December 4, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture congratulates Seychelles Tourism Board 2012 achievements

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture congratulates Seychelles Tourism Board 2012 achievements

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, congratulated the Seychelles Tourism Board for their 2012 achievements and he took the opportunity of the “staying connected” meeting at the Bel Ombre Offices to outline that 2013 should … December 4, 2012
Sunken ships provide for unbelievable dives in Seychelles says Imran Ahmad

Sunken ships provide for unbelievable dives in Seychelles says Imran Ahmad

The ship Aldebran was seized in Seychelles waters by the Seychelles Coast Guard for illegal fishing. Abandoned by the owners after legal proceedings, the Seychelles Tourism Board acquired the vessel to commemorate SUBIOS, their Festival of the Sea theme … December 4, 2012
Seychelles National Archives enter de-acidification of historical documents

Seychelles National Archives enter de-acidification of historical documents

The Seychelles National Archives is working on a project to de-acidify old paper documents in its custody. This is imperative as it provides a means to physically protect and preserve the mass of documents being conserved at the institution. Paper … December 3, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture continues with his series of staying connected staff meetings

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture continues with his series of staying connected staff meetings

In line with his vision to remain connected with staff within the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, is continuing with his series of section staff meetings. The meetings started last week … December 3, 2012
Delegation of Russian investors satisfied with their Seychelles visit

Delegation of Russian investors satisfied with their Seychelles visit

A strong group of Russian investors have now ended their visit to Seychelles where they met with Ministers Joel Morgan (Internal Affairs & Transport), Peter Sinon (Minister for Natural Resources and Industry), Pierre Laporte (Finance & Investment), Alain … December 2, 2012
Showcasing one's culture and showcasing our people is our duty and no one must shy away from this responsibility says Seychelles Minister St.Ange

Showcasing one's culture and showcasing our people is our duty and no one must shy away from this responsibility says Seychelles Minister St.Ange

Press covering the event marking the countdown to the 2013 Carnaval International de Victoria that is staged annually in the Seychelles heard the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture speak of the unique carnival of carnivals that takes … December 2, 2012
Telsy, Seychelles young music star, meets the island’s Minister responsible for Culture to present her first CD

Telsy, Seychelles young music star, meets the island’s Minister responsible for Culture to present her first CD

Telsy is the new name in music from the mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles. The young and pretty Telsy Carolla has just issued her first music CD, “Just Me,” and she is not just waiting for her entrepreneurial father, Terry Carolla of Telly’s Agency, … December 2, 2012
French period of Seychelles history is the subject of lectures for Culture Department’s senior staff

French period of Seychelles history is the subject of lectures for Culture Department’s senior staff

The Seychelles, though a young nation, has a rich and interesting past including a remarkable Franco-Seychellois historical and maritime heritage. The French period of Seychelles encompasses 69 years, extending from 1742 with the arrival of Lazare Picault, … December 2, 2012
Seychelles photographer Peter Allisop holds journey of discovery of nature’s wonderful facets exhibition

Seychelles photographer Peter Allisop holds journey of discovery of nature’s wonderful facets exhibition

“Photo Lyrique,” an exhibition consisting of thirty-one photos taken over the past year, took Seychelles on a journey of discovery of nature’s wonderful facets. Photographer Peter Allisop took a close-up look through his camera lens at, “The … December 2, 2012
Ferretti Group and Chris Craft now in partnership with exclusive Yacht Charter services in Seychelles

Ferretti Group and Chris Craft now in partnership with exclusive Yacht Charter services in Seychelles

Vicky Farrow, the Sales Director of the Exclusive Yacht Charter Services in Seychelles, last week took time to show the company’s exclusive fleet of yachts and cruisers to Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture. The … December 2, 2012
Seychelles closes the curtain on another SUBIOS, their annual Festival of the Sea

Seychelles closes the curtain on another SUBIOS, their annual Festival of the Sea

The Seychelles islands have drawn the curtain on another edition of SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea, after three days of fun and educational-orientated activities, which took place at the popular Beau Vallon beachfront, the Golden Mile of the … November 30, 2012
FISH LOVERS… the famous and known Imran Ahmad discovers diving in Seychelles

FISH LOVERS… the famous and known Imran Ahmad discovers diving in Seychelles

It’s amazing what you can get while diving in the Seychelles. Rich biodiversity, superb visibility, and the people, that make this place special. The image accompanying this article was shot in the Marine Park, where fish are so comfortable with divers … November 30, 2012
Seychelles at 2012 America’s Summit of the Global Peace Convention at Carter’s Presidential Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Seychelles at 2012 America’s Summit of the Global Peace Convention at Carter’s Presidential Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The Seychelles Former President, Sir James R. Mancham, delivered a welcoming address on behalf of the Global Leadership Council at the opening ceremony of the 2012 America’s Summit of the Global Peace Convention which opened up yesterday (Wednesday, … November 30, 2012
Seychelles remains a destination for cruise ships

Seychelles remains a destination for cruise ships

“Seychelles was conceived for sailors in mind” is the old saying from these mid-ocean islands. Today, it is the Seychelles Tourism Board working side by side with the Seychelles Ports Authority that is attracting cruise ships to these spectacular … November 29, 2012
The Seychelles tourism private sector industry speaks

The Seychelles tourism private sector industry speaks

The editorial of the monthly publication by the Seychelles Tourism Industry speaks up on the way forward as seen by the island's private sector, the motor behind the economy of the Seychelles.In his editorial in the latest issue of the industry's publication, … November 29, 2012
Staying connected says Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture to staff

Staying connected says Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture to staff

The end of year is seeing the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture in a series of sectorial staff meetings of his Ministry before a general staff meeting now set for December 17. “We are doing these staff meetings to stay connected … November 29, 2012
Countdown to 2013 Carnival in Seychelles to officially kick-off with spectacular ceremony this Friday

Countdown to 2013 Carnival in Seychelles to officially kick-off with spectacular ceremony this Friday

The Seychelles islands will be officially launching the 2013 Carnaval International de Victoria countdown with a spectacular ceremony that has been scheduled for November 30, 2012. The ceremony will be held at the Tequilla Boom Night Club, in Bel Ombre … November 29, 2012
Sandra Esparon discusses performing arts with Seychelles Minister responsible or Culture

Sandra Esparon discusses performing arts with Seychelles Minister responsible or Culture

Sandra Esparon, accompanied by Patel Esparon, her father cum Manager, was received by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, at his offices at the National Cultural Center in Victoria. The local Seychellois star and … November 29, 2012
Every Voice Counts - defense of small island states is central to Seychelles UNSC bid

Every Voice Counts - defense of small island states is central to Seychelles UNSC bid

The Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, addressed the Seychelles National Assembly yesterday morning in respect to the Republic of Seychelles’ candidature for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council for the … November 28, 2012
Russian investors explore the Seychelles possibility

Russian investors explore the Seychelles possibility

A group of investors from St. Petersburg, Russia, is in Seychelles to explore possibilities for serious investments. The group of Russian investors is being guided by Victoria Contoret and Gwilym Sicobo from the Seychelles Investment Specialists (SIC … November 26, 2012
Seychelles to see countdown to the 2013 Carnaval International de Victoria this coming Friday

Seychelles to see countdown to the 2013 Carnaval International de Victoria this coming Friday

The Seychelles islands continue to make a splash in the world of carnival with the countdown to the third edition of their highly-successful Carnaval International de Victoria scheduled to take place this coming Friday. Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles … November 26, 2012
Nature Seychelles re-domesticating dogs from the wild is a success story

Nature Seychelles re-domesticating dogs from the wild is a success story

Feral animals can become a problem for tourism and wildlife. Feral dogs have been found begging for food on a couple of beaches and a few restaurants in Seychelles. The veterinary services have sought help, because these dogs could become the source of … November 26, 2012
Discover the natural beauties of Seychelles in the new book “Seychelles –The Best Of”

Discover the natural beauties of Seychelles in the new book “Seychelles –The Best Of”

The unspoiled beauty of Seychelles has inspired a number of beautiful coffee table photo books. But rarely has the quality of photography met the standards of Gregor Kervina, a nature-loving professional photographer from Slovenia, who has self-published … November 26, 2012
Former Seychelles President Mancham interviewed on Abu Dhabi TV

Former Seychelles President Mancham interviewed on Abu Dhabi TV

Seychelles’ relationship with the UAE was the subject of an exclusive interview given by the island’s former President, James R. Mancham, to Abu Dhabi TV at prime viewing time. Mr. Mancham said that the relationship prevailing between the Republic … November 26, 2012
Seychelles remains the leading Creole-speaking country, said Jean Clement Cangy, reputed journalist and author of Le Mauricien

Seychelles remains the leading Creole-speaking country, said Jean Clement Cangy, reputed journalist and author of Le Mauricien

Seychelles has more reasons than ever to claim credit of its identity as the Creole capital of the world. In his article entitled “Seychelles the leading Creole-speaking country,” Jean Clement Cangy, author/journalist of the Le Mauricien newspaper, … November 26, 2012
Sixteenth COMESA Summit of Heads of State and Government convened in Kampala, Uganda

Sixteenth COMESA Summit of Heads of State and Government convened in Kampala, Uganda

Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure represented President James Michel at the Sixteenth COMESA Summit of the Heads of State and Government in Kampala, Uganda. The Summit, which took place from November 23-24, 2012, was held under the theme "Enhancing … November 26, 2012
Naval forces of Pakistan extend offer for greater cooperation with Seychelles

Naval forces of Pakistan extend offer for greater cooperation with Seychelles

Captain Tarique Hussain and other senior officers of the Pakistani Navy ships PNS NASR and PNS TIPPU SULTAN met with the Seychelles Minister of Home Affairs and Transport, Mr. Joel Morgan, this week to discuss how to extend the bilateral cooperation … November 25, 2012
Seychelles Festival of the Sea, SUBIOS 2012 launched open by Minister St.Ange

Seychelles Festival of the Sea, SUBIOS 2012 launched open by Minister St.Ange

The Seychelles islands have once again celebrated their beautiful marine world with the 2012 SUBIOS, Seychelles Festival of the Sea, that was officially launched on Friday, November 23, by the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Alain … November 25, 2012
A sign of progress and prosperity – Unity House opens in Seychelles

A sign of progress and prosperity – Unity House opens in Seychelles

Seychelles President James Michel has inaugurated the new office and shopping complex “Unity House” in Victoria at a ceremony held this morning, describing it as a sign of the progress and prosperity of the country. Unity House was constructed by … November 23, 2012
Children given special attention at SUBIOS, Seychelles Festival of the Sea 2012

Children given special attention at SUBIOS, Seychelles Festival of the Sea 2012

This coming weekend’s SUBIOS, the Seychelles Annual Festival of the Sea, will give particular attention to children. Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, the organizers of the annual festival, dedicated the day of Saturday, November … November 22, 2012
Seychelles Vice President Faure to attend COMESA Summit

Seychelles Vice President Faure to attend COMESA Summit

The Seychelles Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, has left Seychelles to represent President James Michel at the 16th Summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Heads of State and Government. The Summit, under the theme “Enhancing … November 22, 2012
Seychelles Festival Kreol was the opportunity to recognize young Creolophone artists

Seychelles Festival Kreol was the opportunity to recognize young Creolophone artists

The Seychelles Festival Kreol activity “Zenn Artis Lemonn Kreolofonn” is a regional and international art competition open to all Crelophone youths aged between four and twenty-one years old. The aim of the competition is to develop creativity and … November 22, 2012
Minister Peter Sinon honored to open exposition by Seychelles inner islands artists

Minister Peter Sinon honored to open exposition by Seychelles inner islands artists

Visual Arts artists from two of Seychelles inner islands, Praslin and La Digue, displayed their paintings in an exhibition at the Carrefour des Arts Gallery in the town’s capital of Victoria during the last Festival Kreol in Seychelles. A total of … November 22, 2012
Seychelles Conservatoire of Performing Arts and Swedish town of Umea work on a CD compilation of Swedish and Creole songs

Seychelles Conservatoire of Performing Arts and Swedish town of Umea work on a CD compilation of Swedish and Creole songs

The exchange program between Seychelles’ Conservatoire of Performing Arts and the Swedish town of Umea gained additional impetus with the formalization of a joint project to compile a CD with voices of Swedish and Seychellois students. Professors and … November 22, 2012
Seychelles Minister St. Ange meets with Ethiopian tourism representatives

Seychelles Minister St. Ange meets with Ethiopian tourism representatives

The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism, Alain St.Ange, met last week with prominent Ethiopian businessman and hotelier, Tadiwos Belete, as well as Ethiopian Airlines’ Regional Manager in Seychelles Bethlehem KinfeGebriel. Also in attendance … November 22, 2012
Seychelles resort wins best beach resort in the world

Seychelles resort wins best beach resort in the world

MAIA Luxury Resort and Spa won the prestigious award of the Best Beach Resort in the world. Readers Choice award of Russian edition of Conde Nast Traveler, a worldwide and reference tourism magazine, unanimously voted for Seychelles Maia Luxury Resort … November 21, 2012
New US Ambassador to Seychelles visits Nature Seychelles

New US Ambassador to Seychelles visits Nature Seychelles

The new US Ambassador to Seychelles, Shari Villarosa, on Saturday, November 17, visited Nature Seychelles and the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman. Ambassador Villarosa was on her first official visit to Seychelles, where she became her country’s new ambassador. … November 21, 2012
Seychelles Festival of the Sea, SUBIOS at Beau Vallon this weekend

Seychelles Festival of the Sea, SUBIOS at Beau Vallon this weekend

Seychelles is set to celebrate another edition of SUBIOS, Seychelles Festival of the Sea, this weekend, from Friday, November 23 to Sunday, November 25, 2012, at the popular beachfront of Beau Vallon. This year’s SUBIOS, Seychelles Festival of the … November 21, 2012
Seychelles founding President to attend the 6th Annual General Meeting of the World Future Council

Seychelles founding President to attend the 6th Annual General Meeting of the World Future Council

Former President James R. Mancham will leave Seychelles on Wednesday, November 21 to attend the 6th Annual General Meeting of the World Future Council (WFC) as a newly-appointed Honorary Councillor of the Council of WFC. The theme for the Abu Dhabi meeting … November 21, 2012
Friends of Seychelles –Press welcomes on board Nenad Blagojevic of Serbia

Friends of Seychelles –Press welcomes on board Nenad Blagojevic of Serbia

The exclusive “Friends of Seychelles – Press” group has recently welcomed a new member, journalist Nenad Blagojevic from Serbia. Mr. Blagojevic has joined this exclusive group of press members who are friends of the Seychelles, who understand … November 19, 2012
Fond Ferdinand Seychelles - a new Coco de Mer Nature Reserve open its doors

Fond Ferdinand Seychelles - a new Coco de Mer Nature Reserve open its doors

Weeks ahead of its official opening, the Praslin special Coco de Mer Nature Reserve, Fond Ferdinand, lifted the curtain allowing government representatives spearheaded by Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, to experience the very … November 19, 2012
Seychelles Ambassador accredited to the Federal Republic of Germany

Seychelles Ambassador accredited to the Federal Republic of Germany

The Seychelles Resident Ambassador in Brussels, Ms. Vivianne Fock Tave, has been received at Schloss Bellevue in Berlin on November 7 to present her credentials to Mr. Joachim Gauck, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany. During the meeting … November 19, 2012
USA Ambassador and Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture meet

USA Ambassador and Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture meet

Ambassador Shari Villarosa of the United States of America called on Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, for a working visit after having presented her credentials to Mr. James Michel, the island’s President. This … November 18, 2012
Indian Ocean islands community rallies to discuss tourism

Indian Ocean islands community rallies to discuss tourism

Tourism Ministers from the Indian Ocean islands community rallied under the Indian Ocean Commission (COI) to discuss tourism and the marketing of tourism in the Indian Ocean. President Didier Robert of La Reunion island welcomed everyone to La Reunion … November 18, 2012
Seychelles boat operators and owners welcome the move of government authorities to listen to their concerns

Seychelles boat operators and owners welcome the move of government authorities to listen to their concerns

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, appealed to boat operators and owners to be upfront in their marketing drive to further tap into the tourism industry and reap additional benefits. Minister St.Ange was speaking during the … November 18, 2012
Ministers Jean Paul Adam and Alain St.Ange receive Conseil Regional Medal from President Mr. Didier Robert of La Reunion

Ministers Jean Paul Adam and Alain St.Ange receive Conseil Regional Medal from President Mr. Didier Robert of La Reunion

Five Ministers from the Indian Ocean Commission islands received from President Didier Robert of La Reunion the Conseil Regional Medal of La Reunion during the Tourism Ministers’ Summit that took place this week at St. Denis in La Reunion. Seychelles … November 18, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Office Middle East raises Seychelles' profile in Jordanian market

Seychelles Tourism Office Middle East raises Seychelles' profile in Jordanian market

In an effort to increase the visibility of Seychelles in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) as well as to other Levant countries, the Seychelles Tourism Office Middle East conducted a two-day educational seminar targeting the travel trade and consumers … November 16, 2012
Seychelles trade attends largest travel show in Asia, China International Travel Mart (CITM)

Seychelles trade attends largest travel show in Asia, China International Travel Mart (CITM)

A group of Seychelles' tourism trade members are currently in China, attending Asia's largest travel exhibition, the China International Travel Mart (CITM). CITM is an annual event that is held in Shanghai and Kunming alternately. This year the fair … November 16, 2012
Seychelles attracts hotel investors to Ile Soleil

Seychelles attracts hotel investors to Ile Soleil

The 2020 Development (Seychelles) Ltd, is calling on investors to consider a hotel development opportunity on Ile Soleil through a tender that was launched two weeks ago by its Chairman Barry Faure, who also wears the hat of the Chairman of the Seychelles … November 16, 2012
UNODC Chief commends Seychelles’ contribution to anti-piracy effort

UNODC Chief commends Seychelles’ contribution to anti-piracy effort

Seychelles President James Michel met with the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Mr. Yuri Fedotov, at State House this morning. The meeting was attended by the Minister for Home Affairs and Transport, Mr. … November 16, 2012
Seychelles President Michel congratulates Chinese leadership

Seychelles President Michel congratulates Chinese leadership

Seychelles President James Michel has extended the heartfelt congratulations of the people of Seychelles to the new President of People's Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, also the newly-appointed Secretary-General of the Communist Party of China (CPC). … November 15, 2012
Seychelles wows press at WTM 2012 in London

Seychelles wows press at WTM 2012 in London

The Seychelles islands got an unprecedented level of press never seen before at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London last week. This has helped to further increase the visibility of the islands right across the British Isles. The Seychelles Minister … November 13, 2012
Seychelles Minister invited guest live on news desk on Antenne Reunion in La Reunion

Seychelles Minister invited guest live on news desk on Antenne Reunion in La Reunion

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, was the guest of Antenne Reunion Television on their News Plateau to talk about the Indian Ocean Vanilla islands following the 2012 Tourism Ministers’ Summit this week. … November 13, 2012
Vanilla Islands consolidated with appointment of Executive Director

Vanilla Islands consolidated with appointment of Executive Director

The Council of Ministers of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization this week met in La Reunion to finalize the way forward for the organization with the appointment of the organization’s Executive Director. At a meeting held at the … November 13, 2012
Korean Traditional Fashion Show 2012 brings Seychelles and Korea’s culture closer

Korean Traditional Fashion Show 2012 brings Seychelles and Korea’s culture closer

For the second time, Seychelles had the unique opportunity of linking with the culture of Korea through the Korean Traditional Fashion Show 2012 that was organized as a special event of the recent celebration of the 27th edition of the Creole Festival. Bridging … November 13, 2012
Seychelles set for back-to-back marketing activities in the Far East this November

Seychelles set for back-to-back marketing activities in the Far East this November

The Seychelles islands are set to partake in two back-to-back marketing activities - the 2012 CITM trade fair and destination workshop by Air Seychelles - in the Far East this November. A Seychelles delegation, composed of players from the islands' … November 13, 2012
Seychelles and Nigeria Tourism agree to find ways to work together

Seychelles and Nigeria Tourism agree to find ways to work together

Mr. Otumba Segun Runsewe, the Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism, have agreed to find ways to work together now that both countries are part of … November 11, 2012
The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization Ministers Summit moves to La Reunion as Alain St.Ange, the organization’s President attempts to have a CEO named

The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization Ministers Summit moves to La Reunion as Alain St.Ange, the organization’s President attempts to have a CEO named

Alain St.Ange, the sitting President of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization, is pushing to have the body’s CEO and Marketing Director named at this La Reunion Ministers’ Summit. The regional organization comprised of Comoros, La … November 11, 2012
Seychelles tourism in London moves offices and demonstrates close working cooperation between Foreign Affairs and Tourism Ministries

Seychelles tourism in London moves offices and demonstrates close working cooperation between Foreign Affairs and Tourism Ministries

The Seychelles Offices in the United Kingdom are celebrating a new level of cooperation now that the Seychelles Tourism Board and the Seychelles High Commission in London will be sharing the same offices, effective December 1, 2012. The country’s two … November 11, 2012
Ministers from Seychelles and KwaZulu Natal of South Africa discuss closer working relations

Ministers from Seychelles and KwaZulu Natal of South Africa discuss closer working relations

Minister Michael Mabuyakhulu, the South African KwaZulu Natal Minister for Economic Development and Tourism, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, met at the World Travel Market Tourism Trade Fair in … November 11, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism sits on the 6th UNWTO-WTM Ministers’ Summit

Seychelles Minister for Tourism sits on the 6th UNWTO-WTM Ministers’ Summit

Ministers of Tourism from the world over gathered in London for the 6th UNWTO/WTM [UN World Tourism Organization/World Travel Market] Ministers’ Summit to discuss principally matters relating to visas and to air connectivity under the banner “Open … November 9, 2012
Seychelles trade at WTM – official meetings show optimistic news for the UK market

Seychelles trade at WTM – official meetings show optimistic news for the UK market

The Seychelles official delegation attending World Travel Market this week has left London saying that the high-level meetings held with airline and tour operator partners show that Seychelles is starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel with regards … November 9, 2012
Guarding the ancients: Seychelles a great place to be a turtle

Guarding the ancients: Seychelles a great place to be a turtle

Every year, the wardens and volunteers on Cousin Island Special Reserve in Seychelles behave like anxious parents waiting for the arrival of a newborn. You will observe them walking up and down the beaches peering at the sand and looking with anticipation … November 9, 2012
Message to President Obama from Seychelles founding President

Message to President Obama from Seychelles founding President

“Your Excellency: From Kigali, capital of the Republic of Rwanda, where I am now leading a mediation mission as a member of the committee of the Wise and the Elders of COMESA (Common Market of East and Central Africa) following three days of discussions … November 9, 2012
Message from Seychelles President James A. Michel to new Archbishop of Canterbury

Message from Seychelles President James A. Michel to new Archbishop of Canterbury

“It is with great joy that I join with the congregation of the Church of England in Seychelles to congratulate Bishop of Durham Justin Welby on his appointment as the new Archbishop of Canterbury. “We pray for God’s grace and guidance to help … November 9, 2012
Seychelles Vice President cements ties with State of Qatar

Seychelles Vice President cements ties with State of Qatar

Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure has had wide-ranging talks with HH Sheik Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Heir Apparent of the State of Qatar, during his first official visit to Doha this week. The two leaders have both expressed their … November 9, 2012
Seychelles and Maldives discuss the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization

Seychelles and Maldives discuss the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and Minister Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor, the Maldives Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, used their time at the World Travel Market (WTM) Tourism Trade Fair in London … November 9, 2012
Joginder Sanger meets with Seychelles tourism delegation in London

Joginder Sanger meets with Seychelles tourism delegation in London

The Group Chairman of Mastcraft Ltd., the proprietors of the three hotels in London, met with Flavien Joubert, the Principal of the Seychelles Tourism Academy, as he transited London with Elsia Grandcourt from Ireland to participate at the World Travel … November 9, 2012
Seychelles and Kenya Tourism Ministers meet at WTM in London and agree to discuss cooperation

Seychelles and Kenya Tourism Ministers meet at WTM in London and agree to discuss cooperation

Tourism Ministers Danson M. Mwazo of Kenya and Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles met on the sidelines of World Travel Market (WTM) in London to see about meeting in the near future to discuss cooperation between the East African Hub of Kenya and the mid-ocean … November 8, 2012
BBC's Keshini Navaratnam and Seychelles Minister of Tourism Alain St.Ange meet in London

BBC's Keshini Navaratnam and Seychelles Minister of Tourism Alain St.Ange meet in London

The known Keshini Navaratnam of the BBC often seen interviewing high-level personalities, met with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and together they discussed world affairs impacting the Indian Ocean region. Mrs. … November 8, 2012
Directours of Paris in France says their Seychelles bookings are back to normal

Directours of Paris in France says their Seychelles bookings are back to normal

“Seychelles remains a strategic destination for Directours,” Corinne Louison, the General Manager Production, Sales and Marketing of Directours, said during a meeting with Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, during a meeting … November 8, 2012
Miss Seychelles... another world 2012 very visible at WTM in London

Miss Seychelles... another world 2012 very visible at WTM in London

The Seychelles Tourism Board delegation at the World Travel Market Tourism Trade Fair (WTM) in London was this year accompanied by Sherlyn Furneau, the island’s Miss Seychelles… another world 2012. 2012 was the first year that the Seychelles Tourism … November 8, 2012
Seychelles congratulates President Obama in re-election victory

Seychelles congratulates President Obama in re-election victory

Seychelles President James Michel has welcomed the news of President Barack Obama’s re-election as President of the United States of America, describing the victory as a testament of the American people’s trust in his leadership and vision. In … November 8, 2012
French tour operator says booking for Seychelles now taking off again

French tour operator says booking for Seychelles now taking off again

Helion De Villeneuve, the known French tour operator covering the names Thomas Cook, Jet Tours, and Austral Lagon, says that bookings for the Seychelles from France is getting back to normal. “We have seen two back-to-back months of great numbers … November 8, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Board showcases sustainable tourism program at World Travel Market in London

The Seychelles Tourism Board showcases sustainable tourism program at World Travel Market in London

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) is for the first time being promoted at the World Travel Market (WTM) with the support of the UNDP GEF. The SSTL is a Sustainable Tourism Management and Certification program designed specifically for use … November 7, 2012
Becky Anderson the Anchor Reporter from CNN Programs meets Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister of Tourism

Becky Anderson the Anchor Reporter from CNN Programs meets Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister of Tourism

The very well-known Becky Anderson of CNN met with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture at the annual CNN WTM Dinner at the Nobu Restaurant in London. Becky Anderson is the respected Anchor Reporter of CNN, and … November 7, 2012
ICTP uses Seychelles stand at WTM 2012 to announce new initiatives to strengthen 2013 program

ICTP uses Seychelles stand at WTM 2012 to announce new initiatives to strengthen 2013 program

At the World Travel Market in London on November 6, 2012, Alain St Ange (Minister of Tourism, Seychelles); Thomas Steinmetz (Chairman ICTP); Professor Geoffrey Lipman (President, ICTP) held a town hall session with members at WTM today. They reported … November 6, 2012
Seychelles Minister of Tourism joins PATA for meeting at House of Commons in London

Seychelles Minister of Tourism joins PATA for meeting at House of Commons in London

Martin J. Craigs, the Chief Executive Officer of PATA, the Pacific Asia Travel Association, invited a group of selected Tourism Ministers and experts in the field of tourism for a meeting followed by dinner at the House of Commons in London. Minister … November 6, 2012
Seychelles to submit country profile to new African Capacity Development Report

Seychelles to submit country profile to new African Capacity Development Report

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has today launched the national validation workshop for the Seychelles Country Profile contribution for the very first Africa Capacity Development Report, which he described as a tool that “African leaders have given … November 6, 2012
Seychelles strengthens maritime connectivity and security in IOR-ARC meeting

Seychelles strengthens maritime connectivity and security in IOR-ARC meeting

Seychelles Minister Jean-Paul Adam has highlighted the need to strengthen regional maritime connectivity and has stressed the role that IOR-ARC can play in this regard at the 12th Ministerial meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation … November 6, 2012
Two former hostages return to Seychelles

Two former hostages return to Seychelles

The two Seychellois former hostages, Rolly Tambara and Marc Songoire, have arrived safely in Seychelles and were greeted by Seychelles President James Michel; Vice-President Danny Faure; Designated Minister and Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development … November 6, 2012
Seychelles Festival Kreol is a platform for young talents

Seychelles Festival Kreol is a platform for young talents

“Moman Kreativite” is the Seychelles Festival Kreol activity in which primary, secondary, and post secondary students get the opportunity to display their artistic talents through music, songs, dance performances, storytelling, and drama among others. After … November 5, 2012
UNWTO International Tourism Advisor and Seychelles ministerial delegation meet in Dublin

UNWTO International Tourism Advisor and Seychelles ministerial delegation meet in Dublin

Jim Flannery, the UNWTO International Tourism Advisor of Technical Cooperation, had recently overseen a report on the proposed structures of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and now the islands have a Ministry of Tourism. Mr. Flannery was in Seychelles on … November 5, 2012
Seychelles promoting the use of the Kreol language

Seychelles promoting the use of the Kreol language

The Seychelles Festival Kreol has once again exhibited that young Seychellois and adults alike have indeed mastered the use of its Kreol language through a series of academic activities. On the first day of the Festival and in the presence of Mrs. … November 5, 2012
Working together: Seychelles and Irish tourism bodies

Working together: Seychelles and Irish tourism bodies

The working visit in Ireland by the tourism delegation from the Seychelles led by Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has seen meetings held with all the official tourism bodies of Ireland inclusive of the private … November 5, 2012
Seychelles holds a successful press conference in Dublin

Seychelles holds a successful press conference in Dublin

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture chaired a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin City Center with Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, at his side. A Seychelles promotional … November 5, 2012
Irish Minister Michael Ring joins Seychelles tourism delegation for tourism industry trade lunch in Dublin

Irish Minister Michael Ring joins Seychelles tourism delegation for tourism industry trade lunch in Dublin

Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, in Dublin for a working visit, hosted a tourism industry trade lunch last Friday at the Four Seasons Dublin in the heart of the city. The lunch was attended by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister … November 4, 2012
Tourism and culture opens door for a Russian couple to exchange vows at a Seychelles traditional wedding during Festival Kreol 2012

Tourism and culture opens door for a Russian couple to exchange vows at a Seychelles traditional wedding during Festival Kreol 2012

The Seychelles Creole Festival committee, in collaboration with the Beau Vallon District Administration and the Seychelles Tourism Board, organized a “Tifin” wedding, which is the Seychelles traditional wedding, as part of the activities for the 27th … November 4, 2012
Serge Clair, the Chief Commissioner of the Mauritius island of Rodrigues pays a courtesy call on Seychelles President Michel

Serge Clair, the Chief Commissioner of the Mauritius island of Rodrigues pays a courtesy call on Seychelles President Michel

Mr. Serge Clair, the Chief Commissioner of the Mauritius island of Rodrigues, who was in Seychelles at the head of an important group of Rodrigues islanders for the 2012 Festival Kreol paid an courtesy call on the Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel. Together … November 4, 2012
Political representatives from the Indian Ocean meet President James Michel of the Seychelles

Political representatives from the Indian Ocean meet President James Michel of the Seychelles

President James Michel of the Seychelles made time last week to meet the political representatives from the Indian Ocean islands who were in Seychelles for the 2012 Festival Kreol and for the meeting of Women in Politics in the Indian Ocean. President … November 4, 2012
Seychelles tourism past and present meet in Dublin in Ireland

Seychelles tourism past and present meet in Dublin in Ireland

In the early 1980s it was the then President of France Albert Rene of the Seychelles who held the portfolio of tourism for the islands when he contracted John Enright through the Irish Tourism Board to relaunch the Seychelles tourism industry. John Enright … November 4, 2012
Office of the Seychelles President confirms that Seychellois hostages held in Somalia have been freed

Office of the Seychelles President confirms that Seychellois hostages held in Somalia have been freed

The Office of the President of the Seychelles has confirmed that, following extensive efforts by Seychelles President James Michel, the two Seychellois hostage,s Mr. Rolly Tambara and Mr. Marc Songoire, have been freed in Somalia, where they had been … November 4, 2012
Seychelles’ visitor arrivals from UAE leap over 10,000 mark

Seychelles’ visitor arrivals from UAE leap over 10,000 mark

The Seychelles islands has lately recorded a remarkable upsurge in tourist arrivals from the United Arab Emirates Market (UAE), which has resulted in the country reaching over 10,000 visitors arriving from this market. More precisely, the weekly Visitor … November 3, 2012
La Reunion island working with Seychelles for the advancement of culture

La Reunion island working with Seychelles for the advancement of culture

Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange discussed future partnership in the field of culture and tourism with a high delegation from La Reunion island. Headed by the Vice President of the Regional Council, Mrs. Huguette Vidot, the La Reunion delegation … November 3, 2012
La Reunion island working with Seychelles for the advancement of culture

La Reunion island working with Seychelles for the advancement of culture

Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange discussed future partnership in the field of culture and tourism with a high delegation from La Reunion island. Headed by the Vice President of the Regional Council, Mrs. Huguette Vidot, the La Reunion delegation … November 3, 2012
New Creole books launched during Seychelles Festival Kreol 2012

New Creole books launched during Seychelles Festival Kreol 2012

Six new publications in Creole by Seychellois authors were launched at Lenstiti Kreol (Creole Institute) during the Festival Kreol activity “Anba Moulapa.” The name of the activity, which in English means “Under the Baobab Tree,” was chosen for … November 3, 2012
Seychelles tourism delegation along with Miss Seychelles...another world 2012 heads for WTM trade fair 2012 in London

Seychelles tourism delegation along with Miss Seychelles...another world 2012 heads for WTM trade fair 2012 in London

A high-level Seychelles tourism delegation will at the 2012 World Travel Market (WTM) in London in full force to boost the destination’s appeal in UK. WTM remains one of the most important events for the Seychelles tourism industry, and the Seychelles … November 3, 2012
Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa toasts to winning World Travel Awards

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa toasts to winning World Travel Awards

The Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, which is located on Silhouette Island, has this year won one of the prestigious awards of the World Travel Awards, which is much sought-after by the hospitality trade. This unique and luxury resort has been … November 2, 2012
Tourism Ministers of Ireland and Seychelles meet in Dublin

Tourism Ministers of Ireland and Seychelles meet in Dublin

Minister Leo Varadkar, the Irish Minister responsible for Transport, Tourism, and Sports, this week received his Seychelles counterpart, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, at his offices at 44 Kildare Street in … November 2, 2012
Seychelles students in Ireland say thank you to the Seychelles Minister for visiting their college

Seychelles students in Ireland say thank you to the Seychelles Minister for visiting their college

A group of Seychellois students based at the Shannon College of Hotel Management posed for a souvenir picture with Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, after the meeting between the Minister and the 18 Seychellois … November 2, 2012
Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange receives Certificate of Appreciation from Shannon College of Ireland

Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange receives Certificate of Appreciation from Shannon College of Ireland

On Wednesday, November 30, 2012, Mr. Philip J. Smyth, the Director of Shannon College of Hotel Management, presented to Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, an Address of Appreciation by the Shannon College of Hotel … November 2, 2012
Seychelles tourism delegation in Dublin before moving to WTM 2012 in London

Seychelles tourism delegation in Dublin before moving to WTM 2012 in London

A five-person delegation from the Seychelles Tourism Board headed by Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, are in Dublin in Ireland to meet tour operators and press before the coming World Travel Market (WTM) 2012 in London. The … November 2, 2012
Kreol Festival remains a people's event for Seychelles

Kreol Festival remains a people's event for Seychelles

The message coming from Seychelles was clear and was received by all the visiting press. Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture said, “Our Festival Kreol is a people’s celebration of their culture.” This strong … November 2, 2012
Eighteen Seychellois students in Ireland meet their Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture

Eighteen Seychellois students in Ireland meet their Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture accompanied by Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Tourism Board, and Flavien Joubert, the Principal Secretary of the Seychelles Tourism Academy, met with eighteen Seychellois students … November 1, 2012
Seychelles former President Mancham to sit on the Management and Supervisory Board of the World Future Council

Seychelles former President Mancham to sit on the Management and Supervisory Board of the World Future Council

It was announced from Glacis-sur-Mer, that former Seychelles President James R. Mancham has accepted the invitation of the Management and Supervisory Board of the World Future Council to be an Honorary Councillor of the World Future Council (WFC). The … November 1, 2012
Seychelles Minister visits Shannon College of Hotel Management in Ireland

Seychelles Minister visits Shannon College of Hotel Management in Ireland

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, was received yesterday on his arrival at the Shannon College of Hotel Management by its Director by Mr. Philippe J. Smyth.Minister St.Ange was being accompanied on this … November 1, 2012
Seychelles sees major tourism announcement with the Collins Group of Desroches Island Resort and the Wilderness Holdings of North Island Resort

Seychelles sees major tourism announcement with the Collins Group of Desroches Island Resort and the Wilderness Holdings of North Island Resort

The management of Wilderness Holdings with their renowned and now world-famous, mid-ocean granitic North Island in the Seychelles is in final stages of discussions with the Collins Group with their Coral Island of Desroches Island Resort of the Seychelles … October 31, 2012
Seychelles Festival Kreol promotes the use of the Kreol language through academic activities

Seychelles Festival Kreol promotes the use of the Kreol language through academic activities

As is customary, the Seychelles Festival Kreol has once again exhibited that young Seychellois and adults alike have indeed mastered the use of its Kreol language through a series of academic activities. On the first day of the Festival, school children … October 31, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture hails new cultural exchanges and cooperation with the city of Suncheon

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture hails new cultural exchanges and cooperation with the city of Suncheon

Seychelles and the South Korean city of Suncheon signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cultural exchanges and cooperation between the two parties. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain … October 31, 2012
Reunion island assisting Seychelles in the advancement of culture

Reunion island assisting Seychelles in the advancement of culture

Seychelles Minister Alain St. Ange discussed future partnership in the field of culture and tourism with a high delegation from Reunion island. Headed by the Vice President of the regional Council, Mrs. Huguette Vidot, the delegation was comprised of … October 31, 2012
Seychelles believes that culture remains important for the consolidation of its tourism industry

Seychelles believes that culture remains important for the consolidation of its tourism industry

“There will be no consolidation of our tourism industry if we do not have culture,” said the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture at the opening ceremony of the islands 27th edition of their annual Festival Kreol. The importance … October 31, 2012
New Director of Sales and Marketing joins Frégate Island Private

New Director of Sales and Marketing joins Frégate Island Private

The team behind Frégate Island Private, the Seychelles’ unique conservation destination, continues to go from strength to strength with the appointment of seasoned Sales and Marketing expert Patricia de Mayer as Director of Sales & Marketing, with … October 30, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Minister meets with Vijay Poonoosamy of Etihad Airways

Seychelles Tourism Minister meets with Vijay Poonoosamy of Etihad Airways

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, used the opportunity of a private visit by Vijay Poonoosamy, the Vice President of International & Public Affairs … October 29, 2012
Seychelles, Rodrigues, Mauritius and La Reunion unite to create a solid bloc of Creole-speaking islands

Seychelles, Rodrigues, Mauritius and La Reunion unite to create a solid bloc of Creole-speaking islands

Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange played host to a VIP lunch at Marie Antoinette Restaurant of Victoria to welcome Creole island dignitaries to 2012 Seychelles Festival Kreol. In the presence of the Mauritian Minister for Gender Equality, Child Development … October 29, 2012
Seychelles Minister thanks the islands’ youth for showcasing their support for tradition in Pipili Kreol in Victoria

Seychelles Minister thanks the islands’ youth for showcasing their support for tradition in Pipili Kreol in Victoria

Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles, has for many years boasted that it is the capital of the world of Creoles. This last week, Victoria again saw a stream of some 400 young Seychellois parading in a serenade before stopping at the City Center to … October 29, 2012
Seychelles President Michel meets with Mayor of Korea’s Suncheon City

Seychelles President Michel meets with Mayor of Korea’s Suncheon City

President James Michel of the Seychelles has met with the Mayor of Suncheon City of South Korea, Mr. Cho Choong-Hoon, at State House this morning. The Mayor’s visit to Seychelles follows the President’s official visit to South Korea in May this … October 29, 2012
Camille Mondon a Seychelles talented artist opens solo exhibition

Camille Mondon a Seychelles talented artist opens solo exhibition

Watercolor paintings of a Seychelles passionate and self-motivated artist, Camille Mondon, are on an exhibition at Kenwyn House in Victoria. Camilles Mondon’s Echo Exhibition marked by a continuous flow of landscape, seascape, and of local characters, … October 29, 2012
Seychelles impresses with the official opening of its 2012 Festival Kreol

Seychelles impresses with the official opening of its 2012 Festival Kreol

Seychelles’ 27th edition of its Festival Kreol officially opened with a spectacular show enthralling the crowd into a colorful ceremony of “Creole myth and mystical characters.” The 45-minute show, the mastermind of Raymond Clarisse and Eudoxie … October 28, 2012
Seychelles and the international press on the 2012 Festival Kreol

Seychelles and the international press on the 2012 Festival Kreol

Seychelles has always played the press as no other tourism destination to get itself more visible. This has been so ever since Alain St.Ange took over the reins at the island’s Tourism Board as Director of Marketing initially and it continued after … October 28, 2012
Mauritius and Seychelles Ministers meet during the 2012 edition of the Seychelles annual Creole Festival

Mauritius and Seychelles Ministers meet during the 2012 edition of the Seychelles annual Creole Festival

Minister Mireille Martin, the Mauritius Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development & Family Welfare, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, used the opportunity of the 2012 edition of the Seychelles Annual Festival … October 28, 2012
Celebrate Seychelles Events Newsletter brings out how much is being done on this mid-ocean island

Celebrate Seychelles Events Newsletter brings out how much is being done on this mid-ocean island

The latest release of the Celebrate Seychelles newsletter showcases how much is being staged by these mid-ocean islands to ensure they retain their place as an events-based tourism destination with a difference. Seychelles entered in earnest the world … October 27, 2012
Creole Beauty Queens join together for Seychelles Festival Kreol 2012

Creole Beauty Queens join together for Seychelles Festival Kreol 2012

The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Beauty Queens are in Seychelles for the island’s Festival Kreol 2012. Miss Mauritius and Miss Rodgrigues flew into Seychelles to join Miss Seychelles to be together in a show of force to display the Creole islands’ … October 27, 2012
Seychelles islands: another world for a new beginning

Seychelles islands: another world for a new beginning

The tropical islands of the Seychelles are whisking a number of couples from Europe, Africa, the Far East, and Middle East, as well as the Americas, who want to spend not only their honeymoon, but to celebrate the wedding itself in the islands. The … October 26, 2012
Seychelles' Denis Private Island and the Indian Ocean Lodge rank among the very best on Trip Advisor

Seychelles' Denis Private Island and the Indian Ocean Lodge rank among the very best on Trip Advisor

Two Seychelles tourism establishments, Denis Private Island and the Indian Ocean Lodge, have been placed among the best hotels on the Trip Advisor travel site after consistently earning top ratings from travelers over the year 2012. The top ratings … October 26, 2012
Cruise ship Costa Romantica welcomed in Port Victoria in the Seychelles by Minister for Tourism

Cruise ship Costa Romantica welcomed in Port Victoria in the Seychelles by Minister for Tourism

With some 1,500 passengers on board, the cruise ship Costa Romantica entered Port Victoria in the Seychelles to be welcomed by Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture. Minister St.Ange was accompanied, as he boarded … October 25, 2012
Seychelles religious denominations join in the celebrations of island’s Festival Kreol

Seychelles religious denominations join in the celebrations of island’s Festival Kreol

The Seychelles Roman Catholic Congregation will converge to the Au Cap Primary school on Mahe on October 28 for a special Kreol Mass organized as part of the 27th edition of Festival Kreol. Religious denominations’ spiritual input in the Seychelles … October 25, 2012
Experts from La Reunion are in Seychelles to conduct workshop with culture institutions

Experts from La Reunion are in Seychelles to conduct workshop with culture institutions

Two experts from La Reunion island are currently in Seychelles to conduct a five-day workshop as part of the existing corporation program between La Reunion and Seychelles, and also as part of the assistance Seychelles receives from this neighbor island. Mrs. … October 25, 2012
Seychelles Minister St.Ange and Mr. Serge Clair of the Mauritius island of Rodrigues meet

Seychelles Minister St.Ange and Mr. Serge Clair of the Mauritius island of Rodrigues meet

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and Mr. Serge Clair, the Island Commissioner from the Mauritius island of Rodrigues, have met at the Ministry of Tourism and Culture at the National Cultural Center in … October 25, 2012
Seychelles agreement with Mauritius to share the ownership of the Mascareigne bank cited as an example of solving a contention through the policy of cultural diplomacy

Seychelles agreement with Mauritius to share the ownership of the Mascareigne bank cited as an example of solving a contention through the policy of cultural diplomacy

The Seychelles agreement with Mauritius to share the ownership of the Mascareigne bank was cited by the Seychelles founding President, Sir James Mancham, as being a prime example of solving a “contention” through the policy of cultural diplomacy. … October 25, 2012
Seychelles welcomes International delegations for the island’s 2012 Festival Kreol

Seychelles welcomes International delegations for the island’s 2012 Festival Kreol

Seychelles has been welcoming international delegations for their 27th edition of the island’s Festival Kreol. The delegation from the Mauritian island of Rodrigues was headed by Mr. Serge Clair, the Island Commissioner. The Rodrigues delegation arrived … October 25, 2012
Creole from the Indian Ocean exposition opens in Seychelles

Creole from the Indian Ocean exposition opens in Seychelles

An amazing collection of paintings and sculptures are on exhibit at the Seychelles French Cultural Centre, l'Alliance Francaise. The remarkable artistic collection of the painter from La Reunion, Fred Batt alias Derf, was officially opened at l'Alliance … October 25, 2012
Dusseldorf Carnival and the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in the Seychelles set to continue to cooperate

Dusseldorf Carnival and the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in the Seychelles set to continue to cooperate

Dr. Rolph Herpens, the Vice President of the Dusseldorf Carnival Committee, returned to Germany from a trip to the Seychelles where he met with Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, and Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of … October 23, 2012
Seychelles has a new High Commissioner in South Africa

Seychelles has a new High Commissioner in South Africa

Seychelles’ new Resident High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Claude Morel, has presented his credentials to President Jacob Zuma in an Accreditation Ceremony held earlier this month. During the ceremony, President Zuma addressed … October 23, 2012
French flair and fresh flavours in the kitchen of Frégate Island Private - appointment of new Executive Chef Arnaud Davin turns up heat on culinary rivals

French flair and fresh flavours in the kitchen of Frégate Island Private - appointment of new Executive Chef Arnaud Davin turns up heat on culinary rivals

Recognising that all great cuisine depends on top quality ingredients, the Indian Ocean’s most exclusive natural luxury destination, Frégate Island Private, has ensured its kitchens remain fresh and bursting with talent with the appointment of Arnaud … October 23, 2012
Air Seychelles remains committed to the island’s Festival Kreol

Air Seychelles remains committed to the island’s Festival Kreol

Air Seychelles is proud to announce that it will be the Official Partner of the “Kolok,” the International Coloquium, as part of the upcoming activities for the Seychelles 2012 Festival Kreol.An agreement was signed this morning between the Seychelles … October 22, 2012
Seychelles Sir James Mancham addresses the Reconciliation, Tolerance and Human Security Conference in the Balkans

Seychelles Sir James Mancham addresses the Reconciliation, Tolerance and Human Security Conference in the Balkans

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the ECPD eighth international conference on Reconciliation, Tolerance and Human Security in the Balkans at the Belgrade City Hall on Saturday, October 20, 2012 in Belgrade, Serbia, former President of Seychelles, Sir … October 22, 2012
Seychelles Breweries Limited is the 2012 main sponsor of the Seychelles Festival Kreol Lakadans and co-sponsor of Tifin as Hunt Deltel Company Limited also shows it remains behind the annual cultural event

Seychelles Breweries Limited is the 2012 main sponsor of the Seychelles Festival Kreol Lakadans and co-sponsor of Tifin as Hunt Deltel Company Limited also shows it remains behind the annual cultural event

Seychelles Breweries Ltd. has contributed over 100,000 rupees to the island’s Festival Kreol and became the main sponsor of “Lakadans,” one of the greatest musical shows of the festival. Seychelles Breweries is also the co-sponsor of “Tifin,” … October 22, 2012
Seychelles delegates see greater interests from the Asian market at ITB Asia 2012

Seychelles delegates see greater interests from the Asian market at ITB Asia 2012

The Seychelles delegates attending the 5th ITB Asia in Singapore has this year seen even greater interests in the destination and its services on offer from the Asian travel market who have been eager to know more about the islands and looking to forge … October 22, 2012
Seychelles islands thrilled with visit of Singapore’s Minister S. Iswaran at its ITB Asia 2012 stand

Seychelles islands thrilled with visit of Singapore’s Minister S. Iswaran at its ITB Asia 2012 stand

The Seychelles islands started its first day of ITB Asia 2012, the trade show for the Asian Travel Market, on a good note with a courtesy visit from the Singapore’s Minister of Home Affairs and Trade and Industry, Minister S. Iswaran during his official … October 21, 2012
SELECT-SEYCHELLES partnership with travel technology firm will provide the luxury tour operator with the most cutting-edge solution available in the Indian Ocean market

SELECT-SEYCHELLES partnership with travel technology firm will provide the luxury tour operator with the most cutting-edge solution available in the Indian Ocean market

This October, 2012 sees a deal between Illusions Online with a Seychelles DMC (Destination Management Company) as a first. Illusions Online says that they have marked yet another mega milestone by signing its first deal in the Seychelles. Freddy Karkaria … October 21, 2012
Seychelles receives from France copies of the 1814 Treaty of Paris

Seychelles receives from France copies of the 1814 Treaty of Paris

The Treaty of Paris, dated May 30, 1814 and ratified by the Vienna Congress on the June 9, 1815, took France back to its pre-January 1, 1792. This treaty also provided for the territories and colonies of France to be reattached to France, but Article … October 21, 2012
President of the African Union HE the President of Benin meets Seychelles Minister at ACP Meeting in Brussels

President of the African Union HE the President of Benin meets Seychelles Minister at ACP Meeting in Brussels

On the final working day of the 3rd meeting of the ACP Ministers of Culture Meeting in Brussels it was the President of the African Union, HE Dr. Yayi Boni, President of the Republic of Benin, who addressed the ACP Ministers of Culture. In his address, … October 21, 2012
Martinique, St. Kitts and Seychelles say that islands can and should cooperate in the field of tourism

Martinique, St. Kitts and Seychelles say that islands can and should cooperate in the field of tourism

The last CTO (Caribbean Tourism Organization) meeting in St. Kitts has paved the way for greater cooperation between islands of the world. The climate change issues, the air access difficulties, and the new taxes coming from some of the tourist source … October 21, 2012
Countdown for the 2013 Carnival in the Seychelles has began – 3 months to go

Countdown for the 2013 Carnival in the Seychelles has began – 3 months to go

Samuel Rosette from the Celebrate Seychelles Events Department this week announced that the countdown for the 2013 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival has began. Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, has been proudly distributing … October 19, 2012
3rd Meeting of the Africa Caribbean and Pacific Ministers of Culture Meeting in Brussels attended by Minister of Tourism and Culture from Seychelles

3rd Meeting of the Africa Caribbean and Pacific Ministers of Culture Meeting in Brussels attended by Minister of Tourism and Culture from Seychelles

Alain St.Ange, the new Minister with the responsibility for Culture in the Republic of the Seychelles, was in Brussels this week for the 3rd Meeting of the Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Ministers of Culture. This was the first ACP Ministers Meeting … October 19, 2012
The Brussels-based Association Belge Seychelles commits support for the 2013 edition of the Carnaval in Seychelles

The Brussels-based Association Belge Seychelles commits support for the 2013 edition of the Carnaval in Seychelles

Mr. Ray Sevste, the Chairman of the Brussels-based “Association Belge Seychelles,” met with Mr. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture. in the presence of Chantal Filez, his Seychelloise partner. and Miss Vivienne … October 18, 2012
Seychelles President meets with Bank of Ceylon

Seychelles President meets with Bank of Ceylon

President James Michel has met with the Chairman of the Bank of Ceylon, Mr. Gamini Wickranasinghe, at State House this morning. The meeting follows the President’s state visit to Sri Lanka in August this year, where discussions were held to strengthen … October 18, 2012
ACP meeting in Brussels sees the grouping of the World Association of Creole People

ACP meeting in Brussels sees the grouping of the World Association of Creole People

A group of Creoles-speaking counties attending the 3rd meeting of ACP Ministers of Culture in Brussels, met in the sidelines of the main meeting to discuss the formation of an Association of Creole People (WACP). The diversity of countries and departments … October 18, 2012
President Macky Sall of Senegal and Minister Alain St.Ange of Seychelles meet at the ACP Meeting in Brussels

President Macky Sall of Senegal and Minister Alain St.Ange of Seychelles meet at the ACP Meeting in Brussels

President Macky Sall, the new President of the Republic of Senegal, in Belgium for a Head of Government meeting, took time to address the 3rd ACP Ministers of Culture Meeting on Wednesday, October 17 at the ACP House. Following the address, HE the … October 18, 2012
The 27th edition of the Seychelles Festival Kreol reveals its calendar of events

The 27th edition of the Seychelles Festival Kreol reveals its calendar of events

Victoria, the Creole Capital of the World, in the Seychelles is dressing up to welcome international delegates from Mauritius, Rodrigues, Reunion, and Mexico to the 27th edition of the “Festival Kreol,” which officially opened on October 26 in the … October 18, 2012
Minister Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles received by Governor Denis Mathen of Province of Namur in Belgium

Minister Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles received by Governor Denis Mathen of Province of Namur in Belgium

The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, on a working visit to Belgium was received yesterday by HE Mr. Denis Mathen, the Governor for the Province of Namur in Belgium. Minister St.Ange, who was being accompanied … October 17, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Minister's delegation visits the Hotel School of Namur in Belgium

Seychelles Tourism Minister's delegation visits the Hotel School of Namur in Belgium

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, accompanied by Ambassador Vivianne Fock Tave, the Seychelles Ambassador accredited in Belgium, and Mr. Philippe De Baets, the Island’s Honorary Consul General, were received … October 16, 2012
Seychelles Minister Sinon speaks on the occasion of World Food Day 2012

Seychelles Minister Sinon speaks on the occasion of World Food Day 2012

The Seychelles Minister of Natural Resources & Industry, Peter Sinon, issued a message on the occasion of World Food Day 2012, which he said this year presents us with yet another worrying trend and another major increase in the global prices of food. … October 16, 2012
A new Seychelles yacht charter company successfully establishes itself in Port Victoria

A new Seychelles yacht charter company successfully establishes itself in Port Victoria

Seychelles is emerging as an excellent charter destination exploring the islands onboard luxury yachts. The islands’ spectacular coastline, its pristine beaches, and its secluded bays are perfectly combined to charm high-spending discerning visitors, … October 16, 2012
Tourism Ministers of St. Kitts and Seychelles discuss cooperation between tourism dependent islands

Tourism Ministers of St. Kitts and Seychelles discuss cooperation between tourism dependent islands

The Caribbean Islands and the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands sit on the opposite sides of the world from each other as does the islands of St. Kitts and the Seychelles, but the Tourism Ministers of these two islands still see area for cooperation and for … October 16, 2012
A New Seychelles book on the island’s unique coco-de-mer goes to print

A New Seychelles book on the island’s unique coco-de-mer goes to print

In response to the need for more books about Seychelles’ natural attributes, the Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, in collaboration with the known Seychelles author and copywriter, Glynn Burridge, and graphics designer, Olivia Alvis, has … October 15, 2012
Seychelles La Reserve Hotel of Praslin has announced a special Festival Kreol beach fair for its guests

Seychelles La Reserve Hotel of Praslin has announced a special Festival Kreol beach fair for its guests

Guests at the La Reserve Hotel on the island of Praslin are all set to join in the fun Creole warmth of the Seychelles Kreol Festival with a Creole beach festival right at La Reserve Hotel on Praslin. It has been customary for La Reserve Hotel of Praslin … October 15, 2012
Seychelles diplomatic mission in Brussels holds talks with the islands’ Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture

Seychelles diplomatic mission in Brussels holds talks with the islands’ Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture

Ambassador Vivienne Fock Tave, the Seychelles Ambassador accredited to Belgium, and Mr. Philippe De Baets, the Seychelles Consul General in Brussels, took the opportunity of the working visit in Brussels this week by Alain St.Ange, the islands’ Minister … October 15, 2012
Darryl Joubert wins Seychelles’ School Photographic Competition twice in a row

Darryl Joubert wins Seychelles’ School Photographic Competition twice in a row

The young and talented Seychellois teenager from Anse Boileau Secondary School, Darryl Joubert, is twice winner of the Seychelles’ annual School’s Photographic Competition as his photograph succeeds once more to make an impression on the judges. This … October 15, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Minister addressed Caribbean region’s premier tourism conference

Seychelles Tourism Minister addressed Caribbean region’s premier tourism conference

The Seychelles Tourism Minister, Mr. Alain St.Ange, led a two-member delegation to the Caribbean’s leading tourism gathering, the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference in St. Kitts this October. Mr. St.Ange, who was appointed … October 14, 2012
Seychelles at the 3rd ACP Ministers of Culture meeting in Brussels

Seychelles at the 3rd ACP Ministers of Culture meeting in Brussels

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, is in Brussels for the 3rd ACP Ministers of Culture Meeting, which will take place from October 13-18. Minister St.Ange is at the head of a delegation comprised of … October 14, 2012
Seychelles will again receive a Korean Fashion Show on the occasion of the 2012 Kreol Festival

Seychelles will again receive a Korean Fashion Show on the occasion of the 2012 Kreol Festival

A fusion of the Korean and Creole Culture, the annual Kimhyesoon Hanbok Fashion Show, will be back in the islands of Seychelles as the special event of the 2012 Kreol Festival, which is this year in its 27th edition and will take place between October … October 14, 2012
Seychelles and Martinique will cooperate in field of tourism and culture

Seychelles and Martinique will cooperate in field of tourism and culture

The French Department of Martinique and the Seychelles are set to cooperate in the field of tourism and culture after the proposed signature of an MOU between the two islands are signed by Minister Alain St.Ange, the Tourism and Culture Minister of the … October 14, 2012
Seychelles Ambassador Nourrice accredited as the first Resident Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Seychelles Ambassador Nourrice accredited as the first Resident Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Seychelles Ambassador, Mr. Joseph Nourrice, has presented his letters of credential to HE Mr. Girma Wolde-Giorgis, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, in a ceremony held last week on October 2. President Wolde-Giorgis extended … October 14, 2012
Ambassador of Seychelles Philippe Le Gall gives a speech in Beijing

Ambassador of Seychelles Philippe Le Gall gives a speech in Beijing

The China Daily writes: "He is an ambassador from Seychelles who has written a novel on a young Chinese prince's path to Venice. The French-language book has been translated into Chinese. Mei Jia finds out where Philippe Le Gall got his inspiration. When … October 14, 2012
Seychelles President sends condolences for Andre Uzice, a Minister in the Seychelles first republic’s government

Seychelles President sends condolences for Andre Uzice, a Minister in the Seychelles first republic’s government

Mr. Andre Uzice, described by President James Michel as “a pioneer of politics,” passed away this week. Mr. Uzice was a Minister in Former Seychelles President James Mancham’s government and also leader of a political party at the reintroduction … October 14, 2012
Sir James Mancham of the Seychelles on European missions

Sir James Mancham of the Seychelles on European missions

Seychelles Founding President, Mr. James R. Mancham, who is Patron of the African Chapter of the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, will be leaving Seychelles on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, where he will deliver a keynote address at the African … October 11, 2012
Seychelles reggae artists launch music album to mark Festival Kreol 2012

Seychelles reggae artists launch music album to mark Festival Kreol 2012

Seychelles’ talented reggae artist, Elijah, is to launch his new CD compilation with a live concert on October 13, 2012. Elijah’s new release, “Sedev” is his first ever compilation album of Seychelles veteran musicians. Voices of Strength … October 10, 2012
Seychelles Festival Kreol becomes a real people’s event

Seychelles Festival Kreol becomes a real people’s event

“It is a commendable approach when the people of a country come forward with financial support to make a national event possible.” These words were spoken by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, at the latest … October 10, 2012
Seychelles Investment forum held in Turkey instigates air access discussions

Seychelles Investment forum held in Turkey instigates air access discussions

It was through a meeting at the Seychelles Investment Forum held in Turkey that Turkish Airlines expressed its interest to fly to Seychelles The President and Chief Executive of Turkish Airlines, Mr. Temel Kotil, has said that Turkish Airlines is very … October 9, 2012
Emirates to be Partner Airline of Seychelles Carnival 2013

Emirates to be Partner Airline of Seychelles Carnival 2013

Emirates Airline will support the Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria for the third year running. The event will take place in the archipelago in February 2013. “We are pleased to support the Seychelles in this major event for yet another … October 9, 2012
Seychelles Karting Association at the 2012 Endurance Challenge at Kartdrome Championship in Dubai

Seychelles Karting Association at the 2012 Endurance Challenge at Kartdrome Championship in Dubai

Drivers from the Seychelles Karting Association have flown to United Arab Emirates to represent Seychelles at the 12-hour Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship in Dubai. Prior to their departure, kart drivers of the two Seychelles teams and their officials … October 9, 2012
Seychelles National Archives launches its History Fair 2013

Seychelles National Archives launches its History Fair 2013

The Seychelles history fair is an exhibition of projects based on an exploration or investigation of issues relating to the Seychelles history. Its aim is to fill a need in the education system to ensure students have an awareness of the island’s … October 9, 2012
Seychelles businesses rallying behind their Festival Kreol

Seychelles businesses rallying behind their Festival Kreol

The countdown has now begun for the annual Seychelles Festival Kreol. With only 20 days to go before the launch on October 26, businesses and individuals are still rallying behind the event and are coming forward to give their support to the annual Seychellois … October 8, 2012
Seychelles Film Classification Unit transferred to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Seychelles Film Classification Unit transferred to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture

The Seychelles Film Classification Unit responsible for film classification, formerly under the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications, has been transferred to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture effective September 1, 2012. Headed … October 8, 2012
Seychelles sees sustainable energy in focus this year

Seychelles sees sustainable energy in focus this year

Nature Seychelles was at the tourism fair last week, organized as part of the activities to mark World Tourism Day. Held at the International Conference Centre, the fair was used as an avenue to promote sustainable energy. It saw the participation of … October 8, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Minister reacts after receiving award from World Routes in Abu Dhabi

Seychelles Tourism Minister reacts after receiving award from World Routes in Abu Dhabi

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, told the press after receiving the much-coveted award for Best Marketing approach by a Tourism Board, that Seychelles was today being recognized at yet another level. It was at … October 8, 2012
Denis Island in Seychelles displaying it remains the big game fishing heaven

Denis Island in Seychelles displaying it remains the big game fishing heaven

Last week Ravinia Larue, the Sales and Reservations Manager of Denis Island, proudly circulated for all to see the picture of the 74-kilo tuna caught by the Australian Angler Glen Kinder. This week she is again caught on with anglers at Denis Island and … October 8, 2012
Brian Lara, the renowned cricketer meets Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture

Brian Lara, the renowned cricketer meets Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture

During the course of his working visit to World Routes last week, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, was invited to the stand of Trinidad & Tobago to meet with world famous cricketer Brian Lara. Mr. Lara, the … October 8, 2012
Democracy Versus Stability: Sir James Mancham of the Seychelles writes in VIOAS magazine, The Voice of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea

Democracy Versus Stability: Sir James Mancham of the Seychelles writes in VIOAS magazine, The Voice of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea

The new issue of VIOAS magazine (The Voice of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea), which is published every two months, carries a pertinent editorial by Seychelles founding President, Sir James R. Mancham, on the theme of "Democracy Versus Stability. Sir … October 8, 2012
Seychelles represented at high-level conference on impacts of piracy on fisheries in the Indian Ocean at the European Parliament in Brussels

Seychelles represented at high-level conference on impacts of piracy on fisheries in the Indian Ocean at the European Parliament in Brussels

At the invitation of the European Parliament in Brussels, Mr. Peter Sinon, Minister for Natural Resources and Industry, on Tuesday, October 3, 2012, opened a high-level conference with the objective of presenting the socio-economic impacts of piracy on … October 8, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Fair 2012 brought out committed players to stand together and exchange ideas

Seychelles Tourism Fair 2012 brought out committed players to stand together and exchange ideas

Every year for Tourism Week, the Seychelles Tourism Board organizes a Tourism Fair, which brings together a number of committed players directly in the industry or supporting bodies of the industry to stand together and in so doing exchange ideas together. … October 8, 2012
Bird Island in Seychelles receives Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Bird Island in Seychelles receives Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

The Sea Bird Sanctuary of the Seychelles, aptly called Bird Island, has been recognized by TripAdvisor and they have accordingly been awarded a Certificate of Excellence. It was Mr, Serge Robert, the Manager of Bird Island, who has called on the Tourism … October 7, 2012
Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label certifies three hotels

Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label certifies three hotels

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) has awarded its first three certified tourism establishments with their sustainable label certificates on Saturday, September 29, during the grand annual Seychelles Ball that took place at the Constance … October 5, 2012
Seychelles putting final touches on 27th edition of its Festival Kreol

Seychelles putting final touches on 27th edition of its Festival Kreol

The 27th edition of Seychelles’ “Festival Kreol” is picking up momentum. For this edition, the revamped Festival will attract massive press coverage. Journalists representing both print and audiovisual media houses from more than ten countries in … October 5, 2012
Four Seychelles Ministers working together over concerns raised by boat owners and boat captains

Four Seychelles Ministers working together over concerns raised by boat owners and boat captains

Four Seychelles Ministers have sat together over the concerns raised by the boat owners and captains with regards to mooring and access to different beaches and islands. This meeting followed a previous meeting the boat owners and captains had with Alain … October 5, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture and Mauritian Ambassador to Seychelles encourage cooperation efforts in field of tourism

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture and Mauritian Ambassador to Seychelles encourage cooperation efforts in field of tourism

The first Mauritian Ambassador to be accredited in Seychelles, Mrs. Marie-France Roussety, confirmed that she would be following closely the dossier for improving aviation connectivity between Seychelles and Mauritius. Mrs. Roussety made the statement … October 4, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture thanks PSE teachers for taking time and efforts to guide students in prospective career in the tourism industry

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture thanks PSE teachers for taking time and efforts to guide students in prospective career in the tourism industry

Twenty-five PSE teachers from secondary schools are now better updated on the different courses being offered by the Seychelles Tourism Academy, the institution’s code of conduct, examination criteria, work attachment in the tourism industry, (locally … October 3, 2012
Seychelles and Cuba strengthen longstanding friendships

Seychelles and Cuba strengthen longstanding friendships

The Seychelles Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, has met with the Cuban Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly last week to reaffirm longstanding ties of friendship and cooperation … October 3, 2012
Cable and Wireless Seychelles bring support for the annual Festival Kreol

Cable and Wireless Seychelles bring support for the annual Festival Kreol

The Seychelles “Festival Kreol’’ is seeing more members of the business community stand up to be counted as its sponsors. Cable and Wireless Seychelles was the latest company to make its contribution to the 27th edition of Festival Kreol 2012 … October 3, 2012
Seychelles UNGA delegation advancing opportunities for Seychellois with new agreements

Seychelles UNGA delegation advancing opportunities for Seychellois with new agreements

The Seychelles government has signed two new visa exemption agreements with both the Sri Lankan government and that of Mozambique during ceremonies held in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York last week. The agreements were … October 3, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture historical move in meeting artists of visual and of performing arts

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture historical move in meeting artists of visual and of performing arts

Seychelles artists of visual and of performing arts commended Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, for his historical move in holding a public meeting with them in the first of a series of public meetings. In his introductory … October 3, 2012
Seychelles and Rwanda to develop new areas of cooperation in the field of tourism and culture

Seychelles and Rwanda to develop new areas of cooperation in the field of tourism and culture

Seychelles and Rwanda are set to open up new ground for partnership in the tourism and culture arenas. Both countries agreed on the drafting of a proposed Memorandum of Understanding for tourism and cultural exchanges. The newly-designated Rwandan High … October 2, 2012
Seychelles enhances its partnerships with UK, Ireland and Singapore

Seychelles enhances its partnerships with UK, Ireland and Singapore

In the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, the Seychellois delegation has engaged in discussions with many of its strong bilateral partners. In a meeting between Seychelles' Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, and the new … October 2, 2012
Seychelles hails inclusion of Small Island Developing States in Commonwealth Charter

Seychelles hails inclusion of Small Island Developing States in Commonwealth Charter

The Commonwealth Ministerial Meeting has met in New York last week in the margins of the United Nations and endorsed the draft Commonwealth Charter proposed by the Commonwealth Ministerial Task Force. The Charter will now be submitted to the heads of … October 2, 2012
Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange meets with press at Embassy in Abu Dhabi

Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange meets with press at Embassy in Abu Dhabi

As the World Routes aviation forum 2012 in Abu Dhabi closed its doors, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, paid a visit on Mr. Dick Esparon, the Seychelles Ambassador to Abu Dhabi, accompanied by the CEO of the Tourism Board, … October 2, 2012
Seychelles hospitality industry students on attachment in Dubai visited by Minister St.Ange

Seychelles hospitality industry students on attachment in Dubai visited by Minister St.Ange

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, made time while on a working trip to the UAE to stop at Dubai accompanied by Mr. Barry Faure, Chairman of the Seychelles Tourism Board & Secretary of State in the President's … October 2, 2012
Emirates speaks up on the works of the Seychelles Tourism Board

Emirates speaks up on the works of the Seychelles Tourism Board

Emirates Airlines announced that it is a winning partnership they have with the Seychelles Tourism Board, and they have repeated that they consider it a successful partnership as well. Emirates reacted as the Seychelles Tourism Board was awarded the Best … October 2, 2012
Seychelles engages with new Somali government to help in hostage situation

Seychelles engages with new Somali government to help in hostage situation

Following the election of the new Somali President and formation of a new Somali government, Vice President Danny Faure has held talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister in the Office of the President of Somalia in the margins of the … October 1, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Academy students make their contribution for the island’s Festival Kreol

Seychelles Tourism Academy students make their contribution for the island’s Festival Kreol

Students of the Seychelles Tourism Academy have come forward to publicly show their support for the 2012 “Festival Kreol.” Second year students of the Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management presented a check of 10,000 rupees to Alain St.Ange, … October 1, 2012
Seychelles wins prestigious tourism award at World Routes 2012 in Abu Dhabi

Seychelles wins prestigious tourism award at World Routes 2012 in Abu Dhabi

An unexpected benefit of Seychelles’ attendance at the World Routes forum in Abu Dhabi held between September 29 and October 2, 2012 was winning the Best Destination Marketing Campaign by a tourism board. The Seychelles delegation led by the Minister … October 1, 2012
Seychelles tourism delegation attends World Routes aviation conference in Abu Dhabi

Seychelles tourism delegation attends World Routes aviation conference in Abu Dhabi

A Seychelles tourism delegation led by Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, and including the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt; Senior Marketing Executive, Amy Michel; and Tourism Consultant and Copywriter Glynn Burridge … October 1, 2012
Seychelles covered in Japanese magazine Frontline following the ICTP Seychelles General Assembly

Seychelles covered in Japanese magazine Frontline following the ICTP Seychelles General Assembly

Mirei Sato, the known Japanese Editor and Staff Writer who visited Seychelles in July as a member of the press of the ICTP (International Council for Tourism Partners), has published a long report on Seychelles in her Frontline magazine published in the … September 30, 2012
Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands President speaks on Tourism Day 2012

Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands President speaks on Tourism Day 2012

On this important day marked by each and every country which considers tourism as a key industry, it is important to appeal to the six islands of the Indian Ocean Vanilla islands to commit even more that what has been done in the past to move the region’s … September 30, 2012
All voices matter – Seychelles expresses its determination to contribute positively to UN processes

All voices matter – Seychelles expresses its determination to contribute positively to UN processes

Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure has addressed the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York where he has laid out Seychelles' intention to bid for a non-permanent seat in 2017, based on Seychelles' commitments to the rule of … September 29, 2012
Seychelles small hotel owners meet their Minister for Tourism

Seychelles small hotel owners meet their Minister for Tourism

A delegation of small hotel owners from the Beau Vallon area of Mahe called on Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, to discuss what the hoteliers described as challenges they were being faced with. Minister St.Ange said … September 28, 2012
Seychelles artists move to contribute to the success of the island’s Festival Kreol

Seychelles artists move to contribute to the success of the island’s Festival Kreol

Seychelles artists are coming forward to give their contribution to the success of the island’s “Festival Kreol.” Jean Marc Volcy, a reputed Seychelles legendary singer and an the icon of Sega beats who moved on to the artistic scenes of the Indian … September 28, 2012
Seychelles Islands’ Tourism Board and National Parks Authority formalizes partnership for tourism

Seychelles Islands’ Tourism Board and National Parks Authority formalizes partnership for tourism

The Seychelles Tourism Board and Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) have officially consolidated their partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Monday, September 24, 2012. The signing ceremony of the MOU took place … September 27, 2012
Seychelles sponsors its Festival Kreol and takes ownership of the event

Seychelles sponsors its Festival Kreol and takes ownership of the event

Faithful partners of the “Festival Kreol” are continuously responding positively to the call of the organizing committee to take ownership of the festival through their sponsorship. A third batch of sponsors from private sector stakeholders made valuable … September 27, 2012
Seychelles to mount visibility campaign for local artists

Seychelles to mount visibility campaign for local artists

Seychelles is working to open new doors in the world of photography and in the visual arts domains. The Ministry of Tourism and Culture in collaboration with its National Arts Council remains conscious of the need to continuously work with the artists … September 27, 2012
Seychelles Minister supports the bid by France and La Reunion Island to host the next UNWTO’s Executive Council

Seychelles Minister supports the bid by France and La Reunion Island to host the next UNWTO’s Executive Council

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture, who was in Paris for Top Resa 2012 and who is also the President of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization, said that he was supporting the bid by France and the island … September 27, 2012
Seychelles Ministers address British High Commission workshop for regional consular personnel

Seychelles Ministers address British High Commission workshop for regional consular personnel

The Seychelles Minister for Internal Affairs and Transport and the Minister for Tourism and Culture were invited to address a workshop organised by the British High Commissioner accredited in Seychelles, Mrs. Lindsay Skoll. Minister Joel Morgan and … September 27, 2012
Seychelles Ambassador Bernard Shamlaye demonstrates the togetherness between the islands’ Foreign Affairs and Tourism Ministries

Seychelles Ambassador Bernard Shamlaye demonstrates the togetherness between the islands’ Foreign Affairs and Tourism Ministries

The International Tourism Travel Fair of Paris saw the Seychelles Ambassador accredited to France tour the Tourism Travel Fair and stop at the Seychelles stand where he took time meet all the Seychelles delegates who had traveled to Paris to represent … September 27, 2012
Exchange program between Seychelles and Sweden

Exchange program between Seychelles and Sweden

The Seychelles Principal Secretary for Culture, Ms. Benjamine Rose, headed a delegation consisting of students and instructors from the National Conservatoire of Performing Arts (NCPA) on a visit to Sweden from September 1-13, 2012. The aim of the … September 27, 2012
Seychelles participates in Francophone games

Seychelles participates in Francophone games

Seychelles will be participating in the 7th Francophone Games to be held in the city of Nice, France, in September 2013. The Games, held every 4 years since 1989, will next year provide a platform for 3,000 youths from 5 francophone continents to compete … September 27, 2012
Mancham optimistic about return of US Ambassador to Seychelles

Mancham optimistic about return of US Ambassador to Seychelles

Following discussions with the US Congressman from Georgia, the Honorable Jack Kingston in Savannah, Georgia, USA, where he was attending the annual meeting of the Savannah Ocean Exchange, as a member of its board of governors, Sir James R. Mancham, the … September 26, 2012
Seychelles and La Reunion tourism set to continue to work together to strengthen the Vanilla Islands Regional Organization

Seychelles and La Reunion tourism set to continue to work together to strengthen the Vanilla Islands Regional Organization

The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, used the International French Travel Market in Paris last week to meet with Mr. Pascal Viroleau, the Head of the IRT (Ile Reunion Tourisme), to discuss the strengthening of … September 25, 2012
74 kg dogtooth tuna caught off Denis island in Seychelles

74 kg dogtooth tuna caught off Denis island in Seychelles

The keen Australian angler, Glen Kinder, this week caught a 74 kg dogtooth tuna on a big game fishing trip off Denis island. “I caught it on 80-lb. line, and it took me a full 25 minutes to battle this giant,” Glen Kinder said. Denis island is … September 25, 2012
Seychelles attends African Public Libraries Summit 2012 in South Africa

Seychelles attends African Public Libraries Summit 2012 in South Africa

The Principal Secretary for Culture, Ms. Benjamine Rose, and the Principal Librarian, Mrs. Anne-Marie Robert, represented Seychelles at the Public Libraries Summit 2012 in Johannesburg in South Africa from September 19-21, 2012. Ms. Rose and Mrs. … September 25, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture to meet with artists of visual and performing arts in a series of public meetings

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture to meet with artists of visual and performing arts in a series of public meetings

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, is launching for a series of public meetings with artists of visual and performing arts. Following his series of successful meetings with tourism trade partners on Mahe, Praslin, and … September 25, 2012
Seychelles President sends condolences to family consul of Czech Republic in Seychelles

Seychelles President sends condolences to family consul of Czech Republic in Seychelles

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has expressed his deepest sympathies and condolences to the Panovksy family upon the passing away of Dr. George Panovksy, the Honorary Consul for the Czech Republic on Saturday in Seychelles. In a letter to … September 25, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture, will address World Routes delegates on the importance of regional cooperation for tourism

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture, will address World Routes delegates on the importance of regional cooperation for tourism

It has been confirmed by the World Routes Organization that Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, will address the World Routes Abu Dhabi Forum next week on the importance of regional cooperation. Tourism remains … September 24, 2012
President Obama praises Seychelles in accreditation of new ambassador

President Obama praises Seychelles in accreditation of new ambassador

President Barrack Obama has said this week that Seychelles is an example to the world in its commitment to the democratic process and is one of the United States’ “most steadfast allies” in the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean. The President … September 24, 2012
Seychelles and Madagascar Tourism Ministers meet and continue cooperation discussions

Seychelles and Madagascar Tourism Ministers meet and continue cooperation discussions

Tourism Ministers Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles and Jean Max Rakotomamonjy from Madagascar surrounded by their delegation made time at the International French Travel Market in Paris to meet to pursue discussions on cooperation between Madagascar … September 24, 2012
Celebrate Seychelles Events continues to attract international press and provide visibility for the islands

Celebrate Seychelles Events continues to attract international press and provide visibility for the islands

International press from all corners of the world continue to zoom on the Celebrate Seychelles Events for new angle of media coverage of events with a difference and which are staged in total safety on the world’s most beautiful islands. The Celebrate … September 23, 2012
Seychelles confirms a celebration from 2013 to mark its ties with India

Seychelles confirms a celebration from 2013 to mark its ties with India

Seychelles is a country proud of its past and of the influences that has molded the Seychellois as a proud people. For many years since the Indian Ocean islands attained independence from Great Britain in 1976, the Seychelles has been progressively staging … September 23, 2012
Marie-Laure Viebel de Villepin to showcase her Coco de Mer works of art at the 2012 Seychelles Festival Kreol this October

Marie-Laure Viebel de Villepin to showcase her Coco de Mer works of art at the 2012 Seychelles Festival Kreol this October

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has used his working visit to Paris to invite Marie-Laure Viebel de Villepin to join the 2012 Seychelles Festival Kreol and showcase her works of art molded for inspiration on … September 23, 2012
Jacques Plana of France Info World News catches up with Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange

Jacques Plana of France Info World News catches up with Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange

France Info World News made it a point to get an update on Seychelles for its listeners through a long one-to-one interview conducted by the respected Jacques Plana himself with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture. Jacques … September 23, 2012
Seychelles boat charter owners and skippers meet with their Minister for Tourism and Culture

Seychelles boat charter owners and skippers meet with their Minister for Tourism and Culture

Seychelles boat charter owners and skippers were received by Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister for Tourism and Culture, to discuss what they considered as challenges in their ability to provide a good service to their clients. In the presence … September 23, 2012
Seychelles tells the world that they are proudly celebrating Tourism Week 2012

Seychelles tells the world that they are proudly celebrating Tourism Week 2012

The Celebrate Seychelles Events Department at the Tourism Board has launched their program for Tourism Week 2012. From September 24-29, 2012, Seychelles will be celebrating Tourism Week, which will again this year, as has been the case in previous years, … September 21, 2012
Ambassadeur Ile de La Reunion and a Certificate of Merit for Sophie Gastrin of France Television 2

Ambassadeur Ile de La Reunion and a Certificate of Merit for Sophie Gastrin of France Television 2

The Department of La Reunion Island (IRT) used the French International Tourism Fair in Paris this week to present to Sophie Gastrin, the Grand Reporter of France 2 Television, with a Certificate of Merit as an “Ambassadeur Ile De La Reunion” for … September 21, 2012
The annual Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival staged in Seychelles continues to make news

The annual Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival staged in Seychelles continues to make news

Today it is the South Africa press that shows its admiration for the Carnaval International de Victoria that is staged in Seychelles annually. South Africa actively participates in this “Carnival of Carnivals” to showcase their own culture and tradition … September 20, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism meets with President Conseil General de Mayotte

Seychelles Minister for Tourism meets with President Conseil General de Mayotte

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture in his capacity as the sitting President of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization, used the International French Travel Market in Paris to hold a meeting with … September 20, 2012
Emirates to introduce two additional weekly flights to Seychelles

Emirates to introduce two additional weekly flights to Seychelles

MAHE, Seychelles - In a move to support the tourism sector of the Seychelles, Emirates, one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world, will introduce two additional flights to the archipelago in December and February, thus increasing the service to … September 19, 2012
Seychelles tourism rallies in Paris for the French Tourism Trade Fair

Seychelles tourism rallies in Paris for the French Tourism Trade Fair

The Seychelles tourism industry, serious in their effort to work with the island’s Tourism Board to consolidate the French market, are all in Paris this week for the annual Tourism Trade Fair – Top Resa.The Seychelles delegation is headed by Alain … September 19, 2012
French and Seychelles ministers of tourism meet in Paris

French and Seychelles ministers of tourism meet in Paris

Madame Sylvia Pinel, the new French Minister responsible for the Artisanat, Commerce and Tourism, used the tourism trade fair in Paris to meet with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, as she toured the fair on the … September 19, 2012
Ambassadors set for ambitious foreign policy, says Seychelles minister

Ambassadors set for ambitious foreign policy, says Seychelles minister

The Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has said that following the Ambassador’s Retreat held last month, which included briefings on the economy and local industry as well discussions on the direction of Seychelles foreign … September 18, 2012
EUNAVFOR pledges to remain committed to antipiracy effort

EUNAVFOR pledges to remain committed to antipiracy effort

Rear Admiral Duncan Potts, EUNAVFOR Operation Commander for the European Union Naval Forces anti-piracy mission, paid a courtesy call on Seychelles President James Michel this morning at State House. His visit follows their meeting in the United Kingdom … September 18, 2012
Seychelles FESTIVAL KREOL is opportunity for aviation and tourism to rally for more visibility for the country

Seychelles FESTIVAL KREOL is opportunity for aviation and tourism to rally for more visibility for the country

The Seychelles annual October “FESTIVAL KREOL” continues to bring the island’s business community and key organizers together to work to increase visibility for the tourism paradise islands. The organizing committee has yet again received a significant … September 18, 2012
The Seychelles FESTIVAL KREOL 2012 media campaign on a roll

The Seychelles FESTIVAL KREOL 2012 media campaign on a roll

The media campaign for the 27th edition of FESTIVAL KREOL 2012 was officially launched in Seychelles. In a press conference with Seychelles’ main media houses - Seychelles Nation, Rising Sun, and Seychelles Broadcasting Cooperation (SBC) - Seychelles … September 18, 2012
Education launches EDUtech@seychelles

Education launches EDUtech@seychelles

The Seychelles Ministry of Education, in collaboration with various partners, organized the first edition of EDUTech@Seychelles, an information technology exposition, from Friday, September 14 to Saturday, September 15, 2012. The official launching ceremony … September 17, 2012
Second Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change in Viet Nam

Second Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change in Viet Nam

The Seychelles Minister of Natural Resource and Industry, Mr. Peter Sinon, and his Special Advisor, Mr. Antoine Marie Moustache, are back in the country after attending the Second Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (AFC). … September 17, 2012
Seychelles named the Island Holiday Destination of the Year for China Travel

Seychelles named the Island Holiday Destination of the Year for China Travel

Seychelles has won the Island Holiday Destination of the Year, awarded by the China Travel & Meetings Industry Awards for Business Travel. Mr. Jean-Luc Lai-Lam from the Seychelles Tourism Board-China office, personally received the award together with … September 16, 2012
Seychelles at IFTM, the Top Resa 2012 tourism trade fair in Paris

Seychelles at IFTM, the Top Resa 2012 tourism trade fair in Paris

A delegation from Seychelles is in Paris, France, for the 2012 IFTM, the Top Resa French tourism trade fair. The delegation is being led by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture. “The French market remains by … September 16, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Academy re-seals its working partnership with ISPC Seychelles

Seychelles Tourism Academy re-seals its working partnership with ISPC Seychelles

The Seychelles Tourism Academy and ISPC Seychelles have renewed their working partnership through the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between both parties. The signing of this MOU between the Principal of the Seychelles Tourism Academy, … September 16, 2012
Seychelles performing artists meet their Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture

Seychelles performing artists meet their Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, has been taking time to welcome the islands’ veteran musicians at his offices at the National Cultural Centre in Victoria ever since he assumed the position of Minister. This … September 16, 2012
Seychelles launches the 4th edition of its National Culinary Contest

Seychelles launches the 4th edition of its National Culinary Contest

Seychelles has launched its 4th edition of the island’s National Culinary Contest 2012. For three consecutive years, the Seychelles Tourism Academy, in collaboration with ISPC Seychelles, the hotel suppliers and wholesalers, have attracted young and … September 16, 2012
Seychelles deems new holiday hotspot for Irish travelers

Seychelles deems new holiday hotspot for Irish travelers

After a first article on Mahe, Irish travel reporter, Robert Walshe, has brought readers in Ireland another two articles on the Seychelles islands of Praslin and La Digue – all putting forward the great attributes of the destination.The three articles … September 14, 2012
Seychelles has shown through their latest arts exhibition that Praslin and La Digue islands have their own pool of excellent artists

Seychelles has shown through their latest arts exhibition that Praslin and La Digue islands have their own pool of excellent artists

Artists from the islands of Praslin and La Digue rose to the occasion when the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, through the National Arts Council (NAC), organized their very own Arts Exhibition at the La Reserve Hotel. “Islanders Reveal Their Talents,” … September 13, 2012
Seychelles President extends condolences following US diplomatic mission attack

Seychelles President extends condolences following US diplomatic mission attack

Following the terrorist attack on the United States Consulate in Libya, which resulted in the loss of life of four diplomatic staff, including that of the resident Ambassador, Seychelles President James Michel has sent a letter of condolence to US President … September 13, 2012
Le Duc de Praslin is the new Seychelles 4 star hotel but with a difference

Le Duc de Praslin is the new Seychelles 4 star hotel but with a difference

Le Duc de Praslin is a small recently rebuilt tourism establishment on the island of Praslin in the Seychelles. The owner, Robert Payet, explained to Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, that he planned the rebuilding … September 13, 2012
Seychelles authorities from the island of Praslin committed to be part of Ministry of Tourism and Culture projects

Seychelles authorities from the island of Praslin committed to be part of Ministry of Tourism and Culture projects

The Seychelles island of Praslin is set to become more involved in projects initiated by the island’s Ministry of Tourism & Culture. This move will make way for the Seychelles’ second most-populated Island, with its pristine Vallee de Mai and Fond … September 13, 2012
Seychelles DMCs intensify their move on South America’s market

Seychelles DMCs intensify their move on South America’s market

Seychelles penetration on the South American markets of Brazil and Argentina had set the marketing wheel going for the islands’ local Destination Management Companies (DMCs) to move to capture their fair share of the Brazilian tourism market. Brazil’s … September 13, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture appeals for togetherness with trade partners on Praslin island

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture appeals for togetherness with trade partners on Praslin island

The third in a series of four tourism trade public meetings organized by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism, in collaboration with the island’s Tourism Board and the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) spearheaded a … September 12, 2012
Seychelles tourism industry’s private sector stands with the islands’ Minister of Tourim

Seychelles tourism industry’s private sector stands with the islands’ Minister of Tourim

The Seychelles has been taking note of addresses, remarks, and questions coming from a series of public meetings for the island’s tourism industry across the main islands of Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue. It was Louis D’Offay, the Chairman of the Seychelles … September 11, 2012
Seychelles President Michel congratulates new Somali President and calls for release of Seychellois hostages

Seychelles President Michel congratulates new Somali President and calls for release of Seychellois hostages

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has called upon the newly-elected President of the Federal Republic of Somalia to assist in freeing the two Seychellois nationals currently being held hostage by pirates in Somalia. In a letter congratulating … September 11, 2012
Seychelles tourism sector meetings with Minister for Tourism and Culture induces greater synergy within industry

Seychelles tourism sector meetings with Minister for Tourism and Culture induces greater synergy within industry

Seychelles’ tourism operators have for the past few days been meeting with the country’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Tourism Board, and members of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) … September 10, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Minister launches a world and a Seychelles tourism hospitality first

Seychelles Tourism Minister launches a world and a Seychelles tourism hospitality first

Seychelles Tourism Minister Alain St.Ange on Friday launched an international tourism industry first in Seychelles when he unveiled the seyGO Visitor Pack. From September 2012, every visitor arriving in Seychelles will receive a FREE goodie pack, comprising … September 10, 2012
Outstanding student of the Seychelles School of Dance attends training in Stockholm

Outstanding student of the Seychelles School of Dance attends training in Stockholm

Intermediate ballet and modern dance student, Emma Cadeau, from the Seychelles School of Dance has flown to Stockholm, where she will be undertaking a five-month internship training program at the Midgardsskolan of Umea School of Music. The seventeen-year-old … September 10, 2012
Shannon College in Ireland takes in more hospitality students from Seychelles

Shannon College in Ireland takes in more hospitality students from Seychelles

Shannon College, a recognized body of the National Institute of Ireland, continues to pledge its support for the intake of Seychellois students in Bachelor’s Business degrees in Hospitality Management and for the training of lecturers of the Seychelles … September 10, 2012
Seychelles tourism diversification drive takes Fregate Island Private to Virtuoso Travel Week 2012 in the USA

Seychelles tourism diversification drive takes Fregate Island Private to Virtuoso Travel Week 2012 in the USA

Paul van Frank, the Managing Director of “Fregate Island Private” in the Seychelles, traveled to the Americas to work on the diversification program set by the Seychelles Tourism Board. Fregate Island Private is part of the unique one island – one … September 9, 2012
“Miss Seychelles… another world” 2012 plays her part as the islands’ beauty with a purpose

“Miss Seychelles… another world” 2012 plays her part as the islands’ beauty with a purpose

“Miss Seychelles… another world” 2012, Sherlyn Furneau, added her touch of beauty and amusement at the Heritage Open Day, which took place on September 8, 2012. La Plaine St. Andre played host to the open day, which was organized by the Seychelles … September 9, 2012
Seychelles invites press to witness the construction of its new Tourism Academy saying it is right on schedule

Seychelles invites press to witness the construction of its new Tourism Academy saying it is right on schedule

It is now 8 months of extensive construction work of the first phase of the new purpose-built Seychelles Tourism Academy at La Misère on the island of Mahe. The works is going on as scheduled by Yangtze Construction Company, which was awarded the contract … September 9, 2012
Seychelles Hanneman Holiday Residence awarded for the second time the Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence as Island’s Minister of Tourism says to industry follow impressions of their guests on Trip Advisor

Seychelles Hanneman Holiday Residence awarded for the second time the Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence as Island’s Minister of Tourism says to industry follow impressions of their guests on Trip Advisor

Beau Vallon’s Hanneman Holiday Residence is going for another exceptional year after recently accepting the Certificate of Excellence for 2012 by Tripadvisor for the second year in a row. This stylish yet cozy holiday residence serves as a perfect … September 9, 2012
Seychelles at the Renewables and Islands Summit, September 6-7, 2012, Malta

Seychelles at the Renewables and Islands Summit, September 6-7, 2012, Malta

The uniqueness and vulnerability of small developing islands is being taken into consideration at the Renewables and Islands Summit being held in Malta. The Seychelles delegation is headed by the Minister for Environment and Energy, Professor Rolph Payet, … September 9, 2012
Seychelles Karting Association confirms they will fly their islands’ flag at the Dubai races

Seychelles Karting Association confirms they will fly their islands’ flag at the Dubai races

The Seychelles Karting Association (SKA) has been joined by the Seychelles Tourism Board to confirm to Seychelles and to the world racing bodies that, not one but, two teams from the paradise islands of the Seychelles will be taking part in the 2012 Endurance … September 9, 2012
Seychelles tourism sustainable course goes virtual

Seychelles tourism sustainable course goes virtual

The Seychelles Tourism Academy made an unprecedented achievement by launching the online version of the sustainable tourism course in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. The … September 7, 2012
Seychelles tourism industry shows continued positive trends

Seychelles tourism industry shows continued positive trends

The Seychelles tourism industry took an unfortunate knock when its national airline pulled out of its nonstop direct flights to Europe. But indicators from the Seychelles Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment is today showing a very significant increase … September 6, 2012
Seychelles seeks expertise with La Reunion island to develop a Vanilla exhibition cultivation at Domaine de Val des Pres

Seychelles seeks expertise with La Reunion island to develop a Vanilla exhibition cultivation at Domaine de Val des Pres

Seychelles explored the possibility of venturing into a Vanilla exhibition cultivation with the help from the neighboring island knows as the Bourbon island. La Reunion island’s attractive scent of vanilla is today well-known across the world. The … September 6, 2012
Sir James Mancham of the Seychelles speaks up on the historical ties of the islands

Sir James Mancham of the Seychelles speaks up on the historical ties of the islands

In a letter to the government daily newspaper, Nation, Sir James Mancham, the founding President of the Seychelles said that he was glad to note that in the newspaper’s issue of Wednesday, September 5, 2012, the former French President General Charles … September 6, 2012
Seychelles as seen by the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index

Seychelles as seen by the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index

Seychelles is pleased to share information from the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index for 2012-2013: The Seychelles enters the index for the first time this year at 76th position overall, 4th in the region. The country benefits from … September 6, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture to launch a world first tourism visitor pack

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture to launch a world first tourism visitor pack

The Minister for Tourism & Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, will on Friday, September 7, launch a world and a Seychelles “first” in tourism hospitality. Minister St.Ange will officially launch the “seyGO Visitor Pack” to leading tourism industry … September 5, 2012
Seychelles has world’s best ocean

Seychelles has world’s best ocean

The ocean around Seychelles and Germany are the healthiest on the planet said a new index according to the global National Features publication. “Seychelles and Germany have the healthiest seas of any inhabited territory, while Sierra Leone has the … September 5, 2012
Seychelles business community commits to the islands’ 2012 Creole Festival

Seychelles business community commits to the islands’ 2012 Creole Festival

Nearly one-and-a-half months to go before the launching of the 27th edition of the Seychelles Creole Festival, and individuals and local companies have begun offering their financial contributions to the organizing committee of the annual Creole Festival. … September 5, 2012
Seychelles tourism industry members invited to meet with Minister for Tourism and Culture and the Tourism Board

Seychelles tourism industry members invited to meet with Minister for Tourism and Culture and the Tourism Board

Everyone involved in the Seychelles’ tourism industry has been invited for a series of industry meetings, which will be led by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture. The meeting is being organized by the Ministry of Tourism … September 4, 2012
Seychelles and La Reunion lead the way in Vanilla Islands cooperation with artists now working in harmony

Seychelles and La Reunion lead the way in Vanilla Islands cooperation with artists now working in harmony

The undisputable Seychellois singer Sandra Esparon, and La Reunion singer, Damien Amable, are now considered the perfect artistic duo of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands. Together they have become La Reunion island media stars. Their acquaintance two … September 4, 2012
Seychelles riding a wave says Time Magazine

Seychelles riding a wave says Time Magazine

The beauty of the Seychelles has been credited on a regular basis in some of the most important worldwide publications. Journalists, writers, and photographers have flown all the way to Seychelles for tourism, environment, or economic scoops. In 2011, … September 3, 2012
Seychelles Arts Festival opens with an explosion of artistic expressions

Seychelles Arts Festival opens with an explosion of artistic expressions

The Seychelles Arts Festival 2012, showcasing the island’s true cultural richness of artistic expressions where artists promoted and marketed their activities to locals and visitors, was celebrated in Seychelles on August 29 through September 2. A … September 3, 2012
African Football Federation meets in Seychelles

African Football Federation meets in Seychelles

President James Michel, the Patron of the Seychelles Football Federation, has addressed the opening of the 8th Extraordinary General Assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the Ephelia Resort, Port Launay, this morning.The opening was … September 3, 2012
Sandra Esparon is a young Seychelles talent working on the visibility of Seychelles in the world

Sandra Esparon is a young Seychelles talent working on the visibility of Seychelles in the world

Seychelles artist, Sandra Esparon, is making headlines because of her exceptional talent as a singer. This young beautiful singer is becoming the latest discovery by the press fraternity. Week after week, she is in different publications, not in Seychelles, … September 2, 2012
The growing geo-political importance of the Indian Ocean to be discussed at Savannah Council of World Affairs in the USA

The growing geo-political importance of the Indian Ocean to be discussed at Savannah Council of World Affairs in the USA

Former Seychelles President, Sir James R. Mancham, has accepted an invitation of the Savannah Council of World Affairs to address the Council on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 on the subject, "The growing geo-political importance of the Indian Ocean today." Mr. … September 2, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Academy and the Commonwealth of Learning to launch the online module of sustainable tourism in small island states

The Seychelles Tourism Academy and the Commonwealth of Learning to launch the online module of sustainable tourism in small island states

The Seychelles Tourism Academy, in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning, is set to launch its online module of sustainable tourism in small island states. The online module open to students of tour guiding and hotel management has been tailored … August 31, 2012
Unity in Africa and the Indian Ocean islands as they join forces to look for tourists from Brazil

Unity in Africa and the Indian Ocean islands as they join forces to look for tourists from Brazil

South Africa, Seychelles, Mauritius, Mozambique, Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe joined some 200 international hotel companies, destination management companies (DMCs), and tour operators to promote twin-center holidays between South … August 31, 2012
Seychelles homegrown establishments saying they stand unbeaten in prices for a holiday in paradise

Seychelles homegrown establishments saying they stand unbeaten in prices for a holiday in paradise

The new La Fontaine Apartments on the main island of Mahe says openly that visitors to Seychelles looking for tranquillity and comfort should look no further. La Fontaine Holiday Apartment, located on the main island of Seychelles at the Fisherman’s … August 31, 2012
CAF Football Confederation meeting kicks off in Seychelles

CAF Football Confederation meeting kicks off in Seychelles

The Creole island paradise of the Seychelles is providing a befitting background for delegates from 54 African nations, who have come to Mahe to hold their annual meetings of Standing Committees, the Executive Committee. and the Extraordinary General … August 31, 2012
Tony Leon of South Africa and Alain St.Ange discuss tourism potential for Seychelles in South America

Tony Leon of South Africa and Alain St.Ange discuss tourism potential for Seychelles in South America

Ambassador Tony Leon for South Africa in Argentina met with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and together they discussed the potential that exists for the Seychelles in Argentina, Brazil, and in South America … August 31, 2012
Ireland’s Robert Walshe Destination Report explores a Seychelles holiday

Ireland’s Robert Walshe Destination Report explores a Seychelles holiday

The Robert Walshe Destination Report in the Republic & Northern Ireland has aired a 58-minute audio report on the Seychelles islands. Robert Walshe is a freelance travel writer and broadcaster and is known as a journeyman to the core. He flew to … August 31, 2012
Seychelles displays a message from nature to promote the marriage between tourism and the environment

Seychelles displays a message from nature to promote the marriage between tourism and the environment

A message from nature delivered to the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association has received mention in the 25th edition of the Seychelles conservation magazine. On January 13, 2012, on one of Seychelles’ golden beaches, ranked among the top … August 30, 2012
Protecting authors and composers rights in Seychelles

Protecting authors and composers rights in Seychelles

The Seychelles Authors and Composers Association have expressed the desire for a society which is well versed in intellectual property and respectful towards all forms of arts. The remarks were made by the chairperson of the SACS Association, David Andre, … August 30, 2012
Cultural tourism cooperation brings Chinese lion dance to Seychelles

Cultural tourism cooperation brings Chinese lion dance to Seychelles

Seychelles welcomed to its shores, the claws of the lion dance cultural show. This high-level delegation from Chinese Quangdong province, arrived in the country on Thursday for a glittering folkloric Chinese lion dance. The group is comprised of acrobats … August 30, 2012
Seychelles leave Brazil satisfied with another successful tourism fair

Seychelles leave Brazil satisfied with another successful tourism fair

Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles left Brazil where he was participating in the 2012 Explore South Africa Road Show Tourism Fair. The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture was accompanied by David Germain, the Seychelles Tourism … August 30, 2012
MOB fashion magazine 2013 published displaying spectacular pictures from their Seychelles photo shoot

MOB fashion magazine 2013 published displaying spectacular pictures from their Seychelles photo shoot

Pictures of Barbara Berger, the top model of Brazil, makes the cover of the latest issue of MOB, Brazil’s most popular fashion magazine of MOB magazine. Windows of fashion design shops across Brazil also carried the spectacular of model Barbara Berger … August 30, 2012
Notting Hill Carnival of London talks about Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria in their own book

Notting Hill Carnival of London talks about Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria in their own book

The Notting Hill Carnival Road Show Company has published a photographic book depicting Seychelles’ well-known colorful celebration - its “Carnaval International de Victoria.” The photography book by Kiki Nortey was presented to the Seychelles … August 30, 2012
Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands to take the floor for Routes Talks Tourism Theatre at World Routes in Abu Dhabi

Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands to take the floor for Routes Talks Tourism Theatre at World Routes in Abu Dhabi

“Regional Tourism Integration: a collaborative approach to air access requirements” is the topic of discussion on the agenda at the 2012 World Routes in Abu Dhabi that will be guided in an open forum by the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands. The Vanilla … August 30, 2012
President of Braztoa of Brazil meets Seychelles Minister of Tourism

President of Braztoa of Brazil meets Seychelles Minister of Tourism

Mr. Marco Ferraz, the President of the Brazilian Association of Tour Operators. met with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, who is in Brazil on a working visit. Mr. Ferraz is the current President of Braztoa, the … August 29, 2012
Seychelles tourism launches its website and promotional flyer in Portuguese

Seychelles tourism launches its website and promotional flyer in Portuguese

Tourism is just not a static industry, and those who continue to innovate are seen and noted. The Seychelles Tourism Board's Office for Africa and the Americas used the Explore Africa 2012 Workshop in Brazil to launch the Portuguese version of their website … August 29, 2012
A Seychelles Evening in the heart of Brazil showcased the island's food, music and dancing

A Seychelles Evening in the heart of Brazil showcased the island's food, music and dancing

Sao Paulo tour operators and travel agents got a taste of Seychelles when the island’s Tourism Board, in collaboration with Creole Travel Services (a Seychelles destination management company represented by Silvia Luise Hackmann at silvia@beb.tur.br … August 29, 2012
Seychelles capital of Victoria represented at first forum on China-Africa local government cooperation

Seychelles capital of Victoria represented at first forum on China-Africa local government cooperation

A Seychelles delegation representing the capital town of Victoria is participating in a special meeting, which began in Beijing yesterday aimed at creating development partnerships between Chinese and African cities. This special meeting has been … August 29, 2012
Emirates Airline set to work closer with Seychelles on Brazilian market

Emirates Airline set to work closer with Seychelles on Brazilian market

A new dynamic in relationship has been launched in Brazil between Emirates Airline and the tourism destination of the Seychelles, whose Minister responsible for Tourism was in Brazil to open the South American market for Seychelles. It was a meeting between … August 28, 2012
Seychelles tourism attends first COMESA sustainable tourism forum - Shaping the Future of Tourism in the Region

Seychelles tourism attends first COMESA sustainable tourism forum - Shaping the Future of Tourism in the Region

A delegation from Seychelles is back in the country after attending the first ever Tourism Forum by COMESA (Common Market for East and Southern Africa), which was held in the Kenyan Capital, Nairobi, on August 22-24. Most of COMESA member states were … August 28, 2012
Seychelles press conference in Sao Paulo Brazil reported as a great success

Seychelles press conference in Sao Paulo Brazil reported as a great success

A Seychelles press conference attended by some 35 Brazilian tourism trade and national press in Jardins at Sao Paulo was the opportunity for the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture to speak about the Seychelles as what he called is … August 28, 2012
Seychelles to mark World Tourism Day with its annual Seychelles Ball

Seychelles to mark World Tourism Day with its annual Seychelles Ball

Since the last couple of years, the Seychelles Tourism Board has been marking World Tourism Day with an annual Seychelles Ball that has fast become the evening where everyone who counts in the island is present. This evening takes the island’s tourism … August 28, 2012
Seychelles President’s visit to Sri Lankan parliament

Seychelles President’s visit to Sri Lankan parliament

During his state visit to Sri Lanka, President James Michel of the Seychelles and his delegation, visited the Sri Lankan parliament and met with the Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa. Also present were the Sri Lankan Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody, the Leader … August 28, 2012
Brazil confirms its participation at the annual Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles

Brazil confirms its participation at the annual Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles

Rosas de Ouro, or the Golden Rose Samba School, will be traveling to Seychelles in February 2013 to take part in the island’s annual Carnaval International de Victoria. This Samba School was founded since 1971 and is today one of the largest and well-structured … August 28, 2012
Qatar Airways in Brazil discusses cooperation with Seychelles

Qatar Airways in Brazil discusses cooperation with Seychelles

The Seychelles delegation, on a working mission in Sao Paulo in Brazil, met with Pedro Rossini of Qatar Airways and discussed the way forward to increase visitor numbers for Seychelles from Brazil. The Seychelles delegation in Brazil is headed by Alain … August 27, 2012
Seychelles launches a promotional USB with a difference and the travel trade loved it

Seychelles launches a promotional USB with a difference and the travel trade loved it

It was the Brazilian press and travel trade who were honored to see the launch of the Seychelles Tourism Board’s latest marketing gadget – a USB key in the shape of the islands’ unique and endemic Coco de Mer nut. The idea was floated by Elsia … August 27, 2012
Maritime partnerships for prosperity and security says Seychelles President James Michel

Maritime partnerships for prosperity and security says Seychelles President James Michel

During his state visit to Sri Lanka, President James Michel of the Seychelles and his delegation visited several institutions with a view to strengthen maritime cooperation in areas such as shipbuilding, maritime security, and maritime training. President … August 27, 2012
Seychelles in discussions with Samba School of Brazil for next Carnaval International de Victoria

Seychelles in discussions with Samba School of Brazil for next Carnaval International de Victoria

The Seychelles delegation currently in Brazil for the Explore South Africa Road Show 2012 has been meeting with the Samba School of Sao Paulo of Brazil to discuss Brazil’s participation at the 2013 Carnaval International de Victoria that is held annually … August 26, 2012
Seychelles Brand of Tourism showcases its smaller establishments such as La Résidence on Mahe - a hideaway for the discerning traveler

Seychelles Brand of Tourism showcases its smaller establishments such as La Résidence on Mahe - a hideaway for the discerning traveler

La Residence is a small Seychelles hotel complex of three individual homes and of five studios situated on the hillside overlooking the sea and within walking distance only to the beach. Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture … August 26, 2012
Diversification of tourism markets pursued by Seychelles

Diversification of tourism markets pursued by Seychelles

The Seychelles Tourism Board is continuing its policy of diversification of its tourism markets. China was one of their main initial targets in diversification which saw the President of Seychelles personally lead delegations to open that market. This … August 26, 2012
Seychelles conservation approach remains a tourism asset as La Digue is set to become an eco-island of the group

Seychelles conservation approach remains a tourism asset as La Digue is set to become an eco-island of the group

Eco is the buzz word in world tourism travels, and expectations are intensifying on destinations expected to be considered serious in that area. The Seychelles leads the pack in many areas in the field of eco-tourism and conservation. Mr. James Michel, … August 26, 2012
Seychelles and Sri Lanka offer ocean of opportunity

Seychelles and Sri Lanka offer ocean of opportunity

President James Michel has called on Sri Lanka to join Seychelles in creating “a new space for prosperity” for the Indian Ocean islands, during a lecture on “The Role of Small Island States in the Global Tapestry” at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute … August 24, 2012
Ministers of Tourism from Seychelles and Mauritius joined by La Reunion President to address press conference to close Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands General Meeting

Ministers of Tourism from Seychelles and Mauritius joined by La Reunion President to address press conference to close Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands General Meeting

A press conference with the most of La Reunion island television and radio stations and with most of the written press also present was called yesterday to close the General Meeting of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands. The press conference was presided … August 23, 2012
Air and maritime links are critical for economic cooperation in Seychelles

Air and maritime links are critical for economic cooperation in Seychelles

Seychelles President James Michel has expressed satisfaction concerning the “great potential” for Seychelles to develop air links and trade, as well as fisheries cooperation, with the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. President James … August 23, 2012
Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles, entertained by visiting Japanese navy band

Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles, entertained by visiting Japanese navy band

A Japanese navy ship made a first when it docked at Port Victoria in the Seychelles, but they came with intentions of charming the people of the islands and had their navy band play in the center of Victoria. Parked outside the Central Post Office, … August 23, 2012
The Seychelles Raffles Resort on the island of Praslin makes Forbes Travel Guide’s list of 10 Top Beach Resorts Around the World

The Seychelles Raffles Resort on the island of Praslin makes Forbes Travel Guide’s list of 10 Top Beach Resorts Around the World

Raffles Resorts on the island of Praslin in the Seychelles has made it into Forbes Travel Guide’s ultimate list of “10 Top Beach Resorts Around the World.” Offering an all-villa Seychelles luxury resort on the magnificent Praslin island, Raffles … August 23, 2012
Vanilla Islands La Reunion meeting set to consolidate and move the organization forward

Vanilla Islands La Reunion meeting set to consolidate and move the organization forward

The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands meeting held at St. Gilles in La Reunion on August 22-23 is set to consolidate and move the regional grouping forward.The meeting, which was presided over by Minister Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles who is the current … August 23, 2012
Seychelles featured in the Global Leaders for Tourism Golden Book

Seychelles featured in the Global Leaders for Tourism Golden Book

Seychelles set its print into the Golden Book of the Global Leaders for Tourism Campaign. The unique book is compiled with heads of state and government quotations taken while being presented with an open letter by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) … August 22, 2012
Seychelles mourns passing of Ethiopian Prime Minister

Seychelles mourns passing of Ethiopian Prime Minister

President James Michel has extended his deepest sympathies to the family and the people of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, following the passing away of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi earlier this week. In a letter sent to Deputy Prime Minister … August 22, 2012
Seychelles Minister St.Ange in La Reunion for Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands meeting

Seychelles Minister St.Ange in La Reunion for Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands meeting

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, is in La Reunion since yesterday to chair the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Meeting. Minister St.Ange was elected President of the Vanilla Islands in July at the Minister’s … August 22, 2012
Circle of friends of the Indian Ocean expands for Seychelles

Circle of friends of the Indian Ocean expands for Seychelles

Seychelles President James Michel has arrived in Colombo in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to undertake a state visit. This is the first state visit of a Seychellois head of state to Sri Lanka. The President is accompanied by the Minister … August 22, 2012
Seychelles Minister St.Ange believes the Contoret spice and fruit plantation at Beau Vallon will be a new tourist attraction

Seychelles Minister St.Ange believes the Contoret spice and fruit plantation at Beau Vallon will be a new tourist attraction

Following in the footsteps of Seychelles President James Michel’s familiarization visit in the district of Beau Vallon when he visited a spice and fruit plantation with one of the best panoramic views, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, … August 21, 2012
Seychelles mesmerizing fashionistas in Brazil’s MOB fashion Summer Catalog 2013 all part of its tourism marketing

Seychelles mesmerizing fashionistas in Brazil’s MOB fashion Summer Catalog 2013 all part of its tourism marketing

The Brazilian top fashion brand, MOB, has come out with its alluring Seychelles-Summer Catalogue 2013, captivating fashionistas with its latest summer collection against the spectacular backdrop of the mid-ocean tropical islands of Seychelles. For … August 21, 2012
SeaLife Seychelles remains a plus to the island’s tourism industry

SeaLife Seychelles remains a plus to the island’s tourism industry

The 2nd edition of SeaLife Seychelles magazine has been published, and it coincided with the South East Monsoon Sailfish Tournament of 2012. This edition of the magazine is 40 pages, and it contains interesting stories and colorful photos of fish, the … August 21, 2012
President of Seychelles to undertake state visit to Sri Lanka

President of Seychelles to undertake state visit to Sri Lanka

President James Michel of the Seychelles travels to Sri Lanka this week to undertake a state visit at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Sri Lanka, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa. This visit is expected to further strengthen relations between … August 21, 2012
VIOAS - Voice of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea reports on Seychelles tourism

VIOAS - Voice of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea reports on Seychelles tourism

The Seychelles has had all of their 3 presidents hold the portfolio for tourism, the industry that remains the pillar of these islands’ economy. An editorial article entitled: “Up and On it is for the Seychelles Tourism industry once the portfolio … August 21, 2012
Seychelles President Michel welcomes SADC Summit support for recommendations for Madagascar

Seychelles President Michel welcomes SADC Summit support for recommendations for Madagascar

President James Michel of the Seychelles has expressed confidence in the implementation of the SADC Roadmap on Madagascar following the conclusion of the SADC Summit. The SADC Summit of Heads of State in Maputo has endorsed a series of recommendations … August 20, 2012
A voice from Seychelles captivates La Reunion

A voice from Seychelles captivates La Reunion

Seychellois singer, Sandra from the group “Dezil,” has attained widespread popularity in the Indian Ocean region. Her name and face has become even more familiar since the La Reunion newspaper “Journal du Dimanche” published a glowing article … August 20, 2012
Renowned US photographer William Boyce explores the beauty of the Seychelles

Renowned US photographer William Boyce explores the beauty of the Seychelles

William Boyce, born and raised in California, is a USA federal fisheries biologist. His love of travel and photography launched for him a new career as a photojournalist currently writing for 6 international publications. He has also been involved in … August 20, 2012
Business and Finance Magazine covers Seychelles tourism

Business and Finance Magazine covers Seychelles tourism

The July issue of Business & Finance Magazine has published a long interview with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture. Tourism is the pillar of the Seychelles economy, and it was Walter Confait, himself a former … August 20, 2012
Seychelles President urges SADC leaders to address risk of violence in Madagascar

Seychelles President urges SADC leaders to address risk of violence in Madagascar

Seychelles President James Michel has addressed the 32nd Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government in Maputo on the SADC Troika recommendations on Madagascar in the Report of the Outgoing Chairperson … August 19, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture meets new British High Commissioner

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture meets new British High Commissioner

The new British High Commissioner to Seychelles, Lindsay Skoll, has paid a courtesy call on Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture. Minister St.Ange said that he valued the strong ties that exist between Seychelles and the UK. … August 19, 2012
Participating is winning says Seychelles Minister as Miss World 2012 is crowned

Participating is winning says Seychelles Minister as Miss World 2012 is crowned

Seychelles was present at the 2012 Miss World Beauty Pageant in China, and Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of their Tourism Board, accompanied by Marymonde Matatiken, the Manager of the Celebrate Seychelles Events Department at the Tourism Board, and her assistant … August 19, 2012
Seychelles coastal protection gets an extra boost through cultural tourism drive with Mauritius

Seychelles coastal protection gets an extra boost through cultural tourism drive with Mauritius

Seychelles rehabilitation of its coastal zone has been given an additional boost with the planting of a number of trees on the island of La Digue by the Mauritian Minister for Arts and Culture, Mr. Mookhesswur Choonee, and his Seychellois counterpart, … August 17, 2012
Seychelles Feast of the Assumption of La Digue 2012 another roaring tourism cultural success

Seychelles Feast of the Assumption of La Digue 2012 another roaring tourism cultural success

The August 15 Feast of Assumption, celebrated every year in Seychelles, as long as time can tell, on La Digue Island, has successfully come and gone after six days packed with activities. The activities, which started on August 13 with sports activities … August 17, 2012
Seychelles delegation attends Miss World 2012 to throw support behind “Miss Seychelles...another world” 2012

Seychelles delegation attends Miss World 2012 to throw support behind “Miss Seychelles...another world” 2012

A high-level delegation from Seychelles is in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, to attend Miss World 2012 to cheer and support in full force “Miss Seychelles...another world” 2012, Sherlyn Furneau, in tonight’s big finale of the pageant. The delegation, … August 17, 2012
Seychelles President to attend SADC Summit

Seychelles President to attend SADC Summit

President James Michel of the Seychelles has confirmed that he is travelling to Mozambique this week to attend the Southern African Development Community Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government in Maputo. The Seychelles President is accompanied … August 17, 2012
Caribbean Tourism Organization confirms Seychelles Tourism Minister to lead delegation to Caribbean’s premier tourism conference

Caribbean Tourism Organization confirms Seychelles Tourism Minister to lead delegation to Caribbean’s premier tourism conference

Johnson Johnrose of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) from Bridgetown Barbados has confirmed that the Hon. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, will lead a delegation to the Caribbean’s leading tourism gathering, … August 17, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture gives his Mauritian counterpart a taste of cultural tourism through the La Digue Festival

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture gives his Mauritian counterpart a taste of cultural tourism through the La Digue Festival

The Mauritian Minister for Arts and Culture, Mookhesswur Choonee, has been charmed by the idyllic beauty of La Digue, the third largest island of the Seychelles. Minister Choonee’s last stop on his three-day visit was on the island of La Digue for … August 17, 2012
The Mauritian Minister for Arts and Culture creates media buzz in Seychelles

The Mauritian Minister for Arts and Culture creates media buzz in Seychelles

The presence of the Mauritius Minister for Arts and Culture in Seychelles has created a media buzz in Seychelles local press, in the Indian Ocean region and foreign press. In an open statement to the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) on La … August 16, 2012
Seychelles to work with the Port Association of the Indian Ocean Islands for tourism to recognize ports as they do airports

Seychelles to work with the Port Association of the Indian Ocean Islands for tourism to recognize ports as they do airports

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, has held a meeting with members of the Ports Association of the Indian Ocean Islands (APIOI). The association grouping representatives from Madagascar, Seychelles, Mayotte, Mauritius, … August 15, 2012
Mauritian Minister for Arts and Culture and his Seychellois counterpart received by Seychelles Vice President Faure

Mauritian Minister for Arts and Culture and his Seychellois counterpart received by Seychelles Vice President Faure

The Mauritian Minister for Arts and Culture, Mr. Mookhesswur Choonee, has called on the Seychelles Vice President, Danny Faure, at State House last Tuesday morning. Accompanied by the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, Minister … August 15, 2012
Press statement of the SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika on crisis Madagascar

Press statement of the SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika on crisis Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministerial Committee of the Organ (MCO) Troika issued the following statement on the event of the Extraordinary Summit held in Luanda, Angola, regarding the situation in Madagascar. The … August 14, 2012
Seychelles in the imagination of Chinese artists: a new expo in Beijing next month

Seychelles in the imagination of Chinese artists: a new expo in Beijing next month

Seychelles Resident Ambassador to China, Mr. Philippe Le Gall, has signed an agreement with Mr. Liu Jianqiang, Vice Secretary General of China Life Science Association, - under the aegis of the Chinese Ministry of Education - to organize a new exhibition … August 14, 2012
Seychelles and Mauritius renew cultural exchange pact

Seychelles and Mauritius renew cultural exchange pact

Seychelles and Mauritius have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cultural exchanges after they met at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the presence of Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, the Principle Secretary of the Seychelles … August 14, 2012
Seychelles to participate at first COMESA regional sustainable tourism forum to be held in Nairobi

Seychelles to participate at first COMESA regional sustainable tourism forum to be held in Nairobi

The theme of this historic event is “Shaping the Future of Tourism in COMESA,” and it is being organized with the support of the COMESA Business Council in partnership with the Kenya Investment Authority and the Kenya Tourism Board. The forum has … August 13, 2012
Rodrigues Island to confirm its participation at the Seychelles Creole Festival of October

Rodrigues Island to confirm its participation at the Seychelles Creole Festival of October

The Director of the Cultural Commission of Rodrigues Island, Benoit Jolicoeur, has called on the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange. Rodrigues Island is part of Mauritius and belongs to the world of Creoles. The candid discussion … August 13, 2012
Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands confirms full attendance of member states at La Reunion meeting

Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands confirms full attendance of member states at La Reunion meeting

La Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, and Seychelles have all already confirmed their participation at the coming Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands working meeting taking place in La Reunion on August 22 and 23 and it is believed that Comoros will also … August 13, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Board hosts the renowned Japanese Professor Watanabe during 69th visit to Seychelles

Seychelles Tourism Board hosts the renowned Japanese Professor Watanabe during 69th visit to Seychelles

The CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt, and Senior Marketing Executive, Stephanie Lablache, recently hosted eminent Japanese Professor Watanabe on his 69th visit to Seychelles to a lunch at the Marie Antoinette Creole restaurant. Professor … August 13, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture welcomes his Mauritius counterpart

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture welcomes his Mauritius counterpart

The Mauritian Minister for Arts and Culture, Mookhesswur Choone, is in Seychelles at the invitation of the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange.Minister Choone, who arrived in the country this morning was greeted at the International … August 13, 2012
Seychelles President issues message on International Youth Day – August 12

Seychelles President issues message on International Youth Day – August 12

“On the occasion of International Youth Day, August 12, I wish to salute our young men and women for their love for our Seychelles and for building on the successes of our country. More than half of our population is aged 15 – 30 years old. You are … August 13, 2012
Ameer Ebrahim, the Seychelles student at University in Australia, sees his work recognized

Ameer Ebrahim, the Seychelles student at University in Australia, sees his work recognized

Recently-graduated Seychellois University student, Ameer Ebrahim, is seeing his works being recognized as he establishes his name in the field of Marine Science. Ameer Ebrahim is currently a student at Griffith University doing his Honors in Marine Science. During … August 13, 2012
Seychelles increases its protected and reserve area only two months after Rio pledge

Seychelles increases its protected and reserve area only two months after Rio pledge

Following the Rio Conference held in June in Brazil, where at the Head of States side event, “Leaders Valuing Nature: A Celebration of Commitments,” organized by GLISPA, the Global Island Partnership, Seychelles, pledged to the international community … August 12, 2012
Seychelles wins Silver Award in Yeosu, Korea

Seychelles wins Silver Award in Yeosu, Korea

The much-coveted awards attributed by the Bureau International des Expositions-BIE has been announced in Korea on the eve of the closing ceremony of the Yeosu International Expo. For the first time since Seychelles is participating in world expos … August 12, 2012
The Hip Hop Battle selection lands in Seychelles

The Hip Hop Battle selection lands in Seychelles

After blowing the rooftop off the Seychelles Sport Complex, the most explosive hip hop lineup on the Island Dream Team has won a place in the finals of the sixth edition of the Indian Ocean event dubbed "Battle of the East, Indian Ocean Tour," to be held … August 12, 2012
Southern African Development Community issues statement on Madagascar meetings

Southern African Development Community issues statement on Madagascar meetings

Following the meeting held on July 24-25, 2012 between His Excellency Andry Rajoelina, President of Transition in the Republic of Madagascar, and HE Marc Ravalomanana, former President of the Republic of Madagascar, on Desroches island in the Republic … August 10, 2012
Seychelles President commends commitment of SADC and joins mission to help Madagascar

Seychelles President commends commitment of SADC and joins mission to help Madagascar

President James Michel of the Seychelles has commended the commitment of President Jacob Zuma, the SADC Organ Troika on Politics, Defense, and Security, as well as the Malagasy leaders, for their efforts to find a solution to the Madagascar crisis. … August 9, 2012
Seychelles and South Africa build momentum for increased cooperation

Seychelles and South Africa build momentum for increased cooperation

Seychelles President James Michel and South Africa President Jacob Zuma held bilateral discussions at Ephelia Resort, Port Launay, on Mahé Island yesterday afternoon. The two leaders met in a tête-à-tête before joining the talks on the crisis in Madagascar. … August 9, 2012
World press covers with interest the Madagascar talks taking place in Seychelles

World press covers with interest the Madagascar talks taking place in Seychelles

The world was focused on the Seychelles this week to follow the discussions between the two political leaders of Madagascar who have flown to the mid-ocean islands for a second round of talks. It is again the Seychelles President, James Michel, and … August 9, 2012
Panos Papakokkinos, the founder of Skychef in Seychelles, has died

Panos Papakokkinos, the founder of Skychef in Seychelles, has died

Seychelles President James Michel has expressed his deepest sympathies and condolences to the Papakokinnos family upon the passing away of Panos Papakokkinos, the Honorary Consul for Greece and Cyprus, on Monday. In a letter to the family the President … August 9, 2012
Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange one-on-one interview with Mauritius News on Sunday

Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange one-on-one interview with Mauritius News on Sunday

Seychelles nomination as the first President of Vanilla Island organization has generated interest in the Mauritius Press News on Sunday and made a sensational news angle. The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, a strong supporter … August 8, 2012
President Zuma arrives in Seychelles

President Zuma arrives in Seychelles

Seychelles President James Michel welcomed South African President Jacob Zuma at Seychelles International Airport this morning. The two leaders will be meeting this afternoon with the Madagascar President of the Transition Authority, Andry Rajoelina, … August 8, 2012
Ameer Ebrahim – a young Seychellois student who makes his mark in Australia

Ameer Ebrahim – a young Seychellois student who makes his mark in Australia

Ameer Ebrahim of Mahe in the Seychelles is a new graduate in Bachelor of Marine Science from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, with a specialization in Marine Ecology. Ameer said that he realized the importance of the rich marine life … August 8, 2012
President Michel welcomes return of Malagasy leaders to Seychelles this week

President Michel welcomes return of Malagasy leaders to Seychelles this week

Seychelles President James Michel will be meeting this week with the Madagascar President of the Transition Authority, Andry Rajoelina, and the former President of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, as they continue their discussions in Seychelles to reach … August 7, 2012
Seychelles features in Shanghai Daily newspaper

Seychelles features in Shanghai Daily newspaper

The Shanghai Daily newspaper has released a special edition on Seychelles islands in its June edition.The eight-page article touches Seychelles main sectors of the economy such as tourism, economy, fisheries, investment, aviation, and education, with … August 6, 2012
Seychelles is but one stop from anywhere in the world

Seychelles is but one stop from anywhere in the world

“Seychelles is accessible as never before,” so said the island’s Minister of Tourism as he transited in Dubai enroute to Australia last Saturday morning. “Today, Seychelles is connected as never before. We have flights that connect us to any … August 5, 2012
Seychelles Minister in exclusivity in ttg tourism magazine

Seychelles Minister in exclusivity in ttg tourism magazine

The Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange has given an exclusive interview to the ttgmena luxury magazine outlining his vision for the Seychelles tourism industry, the Seychelles accomplishments for becoming a high-class, world-reputed destination, and the … August 5, 2012
Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands next meeting to take place in La Reunion

Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands next meeting to take place in La Reunion

Tourism chiefs from the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands are set to meet for 3 days in La Reunion from August 20-23. This will be the first meeting of the organization since Minister Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles was elected President of the grouping … August 5, 2012
Press and Seychelles – it is never ending

Press and Seychelles – it is never ending

Visibility is essential for any tourism destination. Some are better at it than others, but Seychelles does stand out as they continue to work the press and as they continue to be press friendly. This is a line of approach that has been taken by the … August 5, 2012
Leading online magazine Global Beauties believes in Miss Seychelles

Leading online magazine Global Beauties believes in Miss Seychelles

The leading online magazine for international beauty pageants, Global Beauties, has featured “Seychelles...another world” 2012, Sherlyn Furneau, as Miss World 2012 crown material in its article, “A second look at this year’s competition and favorites.” The … August 5, 2012
Seashells Sounds FM is a new private radio station to be set up in Seychelles

Seashells Sounds FM is a new private radio station to be set up in Seychelles

A new project to build and run a new private FM radio station to promote Seychelles has been approved by the government and will now start to put the station together. Seashells Sounds FM will link with radio stations across the world on a weekly basis … August 5, 2012
Seychelles - France: an unbreakable bond including tourism promotion

Seychelles - France: an unbreakable bond including tourism promotion

The Seychelles visibility in Mauritius, the Indian Ocean region, and in France received an additional boost this last week with the release of a full-page feature article in the glossy full-color Cote Nord Magazine. The Seychelles full-house meeting … August 3, 2012
US Frontline magazine reports on Routes Africa, ICTP and Vanilla Islands meetings held in Seychelles

US Frontline magazine reports on Routes Africa, ICTP and Vanilla Islands meetings held in Seychelles

Mirei Sato, the Editor at US Frontline magazine, a Japanese publication distributed in the US, traveled to Seychelles in July to cover the ICTP (International Council of Tourism Partners) meeting, the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Ministers Meeting, and … August 3, 2012
Seychelles to bid for UN Security Council seat

Seychelles to bid for UN Security Council seat

Seychelles President James Michel has announced that the Republic of Seychelles will seek to present its candidature for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council for the 2017-2018 term, following approval from the African Union. Out … August 3, 2012
Seychelles seeing a local religious feast becoming a tourism attraction

Seychelles seeing a local religious feast becoming a tourism attraction

The island of La Digue is more known for its picturesque and much-photographed Anse Source D’Argent, with its majestic granite boulders, but come mid-August, this island’s religious feast of the Assumption will see visitors and Seychellois gather … August 2, 2012
Stella & Dot Jewellery Company glams up “Miss Seychelles... another world” for Miss World Pageant 2012

Stella & Dot Jewellery Company glams up “Miss Seychelles... another world” for Miss World Pageant 2012

Seychelles’ beauty queen 2012, Sherlyn Furneau, has received the support of the American Costume Jewellery Company Stella & Dot, who delightfully sponsored her with some of their latest collections of jewelries. The sponsorship of the beautiful jewelries … August 2, 2012
Seychelles and Gabon discuss cooperation in tourism

Seychelles and Gabon discuss cooperation in tourism

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Tourism & Culture Minister, welcomed Annie Blondel, the Tourism Advisor to the President of Gabon, at the Ministry of Tourism & Culture Offices at the National Cultural Centre in Victoria. Mrs. Blondel and Minister St.Ange … August 2, 2012
Annie Blondel, the Tourism Advisor to the President of Gabon, is in Seychelles

Annie Blondel, the Tourism Advisor to the President of Gabon, is in Seychelles

The Tourism Advisor to the President of Gabon, Annie Blondel, arrived in Seychelles by Ethiopian Airlines on Tuesday for a week’s stay with her family. Mrs. Blondel is responsible for developing the cooperation between Gabon and the Seychelles in … July 31, 2012
The Seychelles Authors and Composers Society meets the Tourism Industry’s Association

The Seychelles Authors and Composers Society meets the Tourism Industry’s Association

Mr. David Andre, the Chairman of the Seychelles Authors and Composers Society (SACS), and members of his committee have met with Mr. Louis D’Offay, the Chairman of the Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association (SHTA), and members of the Tourism Industry’s … July 31, 2012
Popular magazine, “Evasion,” covers the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnaval International de Victoria

Popular magazine, “Evasion,” covers the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnaval International de Victoria

The highly-respected and very popular “Evasion” magazine is taking all its readers back to the last edition of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnaval International de Victoria “Frenzy of colors” is the title of the full-color four pages … July 31, 2012
Seychelles welcoming their Arts Festival 2012

Seychelles welcoming their Arts Festival 2012

Seychelles is eagerly waiting to welcome the second edition of the Arts Festival 2012 on August 30. The National Arts Council, now under the auspice of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, has promised a week-long activity featuring Seychelles music, … July 31, 2012
Seychelles continues down the path of greater visibility

Seychelles continues down the path of greater visibility

Many tourism destinations move down the path of visibility, but few have had the stamina to plough on nonstop as we have all seen the Seychelles do. The success of their tourism industry can be partly attributed to their nonstop stamina to play press … July 30, 2012
Seychelles is host country for next Confederation of African Football (CAF)

Seychelles is host country for next Confederation of African Football (CAF)

Minister Vincent Meriton, the Seychelles Minister for Social Affairs, Community Development, and Sports, has joined forces with Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, to welcome delegates for the Confederation of African … July 30, 2012
Seychelles prepares for the port call of the largest cohort of American navy

Seychelles prepares for the port call of the largest cohort of American navy

United States Arleigh Burke Class destroyer, USS New York, is due to anchor in Port Victoria with more than 800 navy officers and will be welcomed with 4 days of an open fair in the heart of Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles, and at one of its reputed … July 30, 2012
Malagasy talks: Ministers hail Desroches process as progress

Malagasy talks: Ministers hail Desroches process as progress

In a joint press conference held at the Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week, both the Seychelles Foreign Minister, Jean-Paul Adam, and the Deputy Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Marius Fransman, said they were pleased … July 29, 2012
Seychelles: an environment for peace

Seychelles: an environment for peace

The Seychelles government has been praised as the hosts of the recently-concluded Malagasy Leadership talks by South African Special Envoy to Madagascar, Deputy Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Marius Fransman. In a joint press … July 29, 2012
Italian haute couture designer Miglionico: Seychelles mon amour

Italian haute couture designer Miglionico: Seychelles mon amour

Stunning photography of “Miss Seychelles… another world,” Sherlyn Furneau, has made headlines in one of Italy’s reputed magazines, “Cosmopolitan.” The photographic exhibition opened on July 9, at the Gallery Angelica in Rome by Italian … July 27, 2012
Brown and Newirth of London launches competition to win a luxury honeymoon to the Seychelles

Brown and Newirth of London launches competition to win a luxury honeymoon to the Seychelles

Brown & Newirth London, the British brand that makes bespoke wedding and commitment rings, has launched a competition with selected retailers to win a 5-night honeymoon package to the Seychelles. The package is worth £10,000, and the honeymoon will … July 26, 2012
Belgium State Minister calls on Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture

Belgium State Minister calls on Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture

Seychelles has accepted the invitation of Belgium’s State Minister to participate in the internationally-recognized exposition 2017, if ever the city of Liege wins the bid. The invitation was extended by Mr. Philippe Monfils, the Minister of State … July 26, 2012
“Miss Seychelles... another world” 2012 captures journey of “Beauty with a Purpose” on video

“Miss Seychelles... another world” 2012 captures journey of “Beauty with a Purpose” on video

Indeed “Miss Seychelles... another world” 2012, Sherlyn Furneau, has shown that there is far more to her character than just beauty, as can be seen in her video of “Beauty with a Purpose,” a fundamental theme lying close to the heart of the Miss … July 25, 2012
Seychelles President James Michel and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa lead mediation between Malagasy protagonists

Seychelles President James Michel and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa lead mediation between Malagasy protagonists

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, welcomed President Jacob Zuma of South Africa early this morning on the latter’s arrival at Seychelles International Airport. The two heads of state are joining their respective delegations and also members … July 25, 2012
Trip Advisor commends Marie Antoinette, the Seychelles Creole restaurant

Trip Advisor commends Marie Antoinette, the Seychelles Creole restaurant

A “Certificate of Excellence” for 2012 is the commendation awarded this week by Trip Advisor to Marie Antoinette Creole restaurant in Seychelles. The letter addressed by Christine Petersen, the President of Trip Advisor for Business, states that … July 25, 2012
Seychelles is nominated in China for Island Holiday Destination of the Year award

Seychelles is nominated in China for Island Holiday Destination of the Year award

The list of nominated hotels and destinations has been published, and Seychelles, along with Tahiti and Maldives, are the three tourism islands in the running for the Island Holiday Destination of the Year 2012.The China Travel & Meetings Industry … July 24, 2012
The Seychelles Mind Body Spirit Festival 2013 is an integrated tourism event

The Seychelles Mind Body Spirit Festival 2013 is an integrated tourism event

After the success of its first edition, the Seychelles International Mind Body Spirit Festival 2013 gets the big jump it needed to become, according to its directors, the world’s “must attend” wellness festival of the year… every year… for healthy, … July 24, 2012
Seychelles Tourism and Culture Minister on working visit to Praslin and La Digue

Seychelles Tourism and Culture Minister on working visit to Praslin and La Digue

A delegation from the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture headed by Minister Alain St.Ange was on a working visit on Seychelles’ second and third most populous islands, Praslin and La Digue, to get a first-hand impression of the state of the … July 24, 2012
RETOSA Board meeting in Seychelles brought influential leaders together

RETOSA Board meeting in Seychelles brought influential leaders together

The Board of RETOSA, the tourism organization for Southern African countries, ended on July 12 with a gala dinner at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino with an address by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture. Counting … July 19, 2012
Seychelles voices make breakthrough in the region

Seychelles voices make breakthrough in the region

Tracks of Seychelles talented singers Sandra Esparon, Chicco Martino and Elijah have gained regional spotlight in the La Réunion island. They have made headlines in the entertainment chronicle of one the most read local newspapers of the island, “Journal … July 18, 2012
Seychelles is a “Lot More than Sand, Sea and Sun”

Seychelles is a “Lot More than Sand, Sea and Sun”

The strong points of the Seychelles economy have made four pages in the July edition of Khaleej Times, the Middle East business report magazine. On the tourism sector, the main pillar of the Seychelles economy, Khaleej Times has gone beyond what Seychelles … July 17, 2012
“Miss Seychelles... another world” Sherlyn Furneau heads for Miss World in Ordos, China

“Miss Seychelles... another world” Sherlyn Furneau heads for Miss World in Ordos, China

“Miss Seychelles... another world” Sherlyn Furneau has left Seychelles for Ordos in China for the Miss World pageant to be held on August 18. Prior to her departure for the Miss World pageant, Sherlyn Furneau was in Rome, Italy, for a complete … July 17, 2012
Seychelles President Michel meets South African President Zuma in margins of AU Summit

Seychelles President Michel meets South African President Zuma in margins of AU Summit

Seychelles President James Michel and his South African counterpart, President Jacob Zuma, held bilateral discussions in the margins of the 19th Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. President Michel has hailed South … July 16, 2012
Seychelles President Michel calls on African states to mobilize power of its oceans through its islands – “We are the jewels in the crown of Africa”

Seychelles President Michel calls on African states to mobilize power of its oceans through its islands – “We are the jewels in the crown of Africa”

In his remarks to the 19th Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Seychelles President James Michel has called for more attention to be given to Africa's ocean and its islands, adding that problems such as piracy came about because of Africa's … July 16, 2012
Green growth and travelism keeps Seychelles cores values in the limelight

Green growth and travelism keeps Seychelles cores values in the limelight

The part played by Seychelles in the Rio+20 book that was launched at the Rio+20 conference explores why the industry is misperceived and how it can take its rightful leadership place in the transformation to the new green economy. Seychelles is today … July 13, 2012
Didier Robert uses Routes Africa 2012 in Seychelles to make case for La Reunion and places bid to host 2014 forum in La Reunion

Didier Robert uses Routes Africa 2012 in Seychelles to make case for La Reunion and places bid to host 2014 forum in La Reunion

Didier Robert, the Président de la Région Réunion, used the Routes Africa forum in Seychelles to showcase La Réunion’s new drive to develop tourism. “A dynamic tourism industry in the Indian Ocean is a chance for the economy and work opportunity … July 13, 2012
Seychelles Minister St.Ange makes it on front cover of Routes magazine

Seychelles Minister St.Ange makes it on front cover of Routes magazine

The growing dynamism by Seychelles and the respect they have now earned in the community of tourism nations has earned them many accolades, and the Routes organization operating from its Manchester headquarters in the UK has now also joined those who … July 12, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Board says thank you as Routes closes

Seychelles Tourism Board says thank you as Routes closes

The world is still trying to catch up with all the happenings at the biggest ever Routes Africa forum that took place in Seychelles last weekend, but the island’s Tourism Board has been swift in echoing their appreciation to the Routes team for bringing … July 12, 2012
Routes Africa officially handed over to Uganda

Routes Africa officially handed over to Uganda

After a successful Routes Africa, the joint hosts of the 2012 event, the Seychelles Tourism Board and the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), have officially handed over the event to the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda, and their main airport, … July 12, 2012
Seychelles Minister St.Ange takes Presidency of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands

Seychelles Minister St.Ange takes Presidency of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands

The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands, comprised of Comoros, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, and Seychelles, have moved from being just a group to becoming a full-fledged organization. At a Tourism Ministers & Chief Executive Officers meeting … July 12, 2012
Western Australia tourism expert reports on study of sustainable tourism in the Indian Ocean Archipelago

Western Australia tourism expert reports on study of sustainable tourism in the Indian Ocean Archipelago

A leading Western Australian tourism expert said other islands can learn valuable lessons in policy and planning for sustainable tourism development from the Republic of Seychelles. Curtin University Professor of Tourism, Jack Carlsen, has recently … July 11, 2012
RETOSA meeting in Seychelles kick-starts with their 47th Executive Meeting

RETOSA meeting in Seychelles kick-starts with their 47th Executive Meeting

The Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa (RETOSA) meeting being held in Seychelles between July 11-13 has kicked off this morning with delegates meeting for the 47th Executive Meeting. The RETOSA meeting, which is taking place at the International … July 11, 2012
Passengers’ safety remained the priority as aircraft emergency resulted in return to Seychelles International Airport

Passengers’ safety remained the priority as aircraft emergency resulted in return to Seychelles International Airport

An Italian Blue Panorama B757-200 aircraft with 130 passengers and 8 crew on board landed safely at Seychelles International Airport Pointe Larue after it was declared an emergency 18 minutes after take-off from Seychelles. Flight BPA3277 departed … July 11, 2012
International Council of Tourism Partners continues rapid global expansion at landmark Seychelles event

International Council of Tourism Partners continues rapid global expansion at landmark Seychelles event

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles – The inaugural general meeting of the International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) was held on July 7 in the Seychelles and in conjunction with meetings of Routes Africa, the Vanilla … July 9, 2012
Ministers of Tourism call for greater air links at opening of 7th Routes Africa

Ministers of Tourism call for greater air links at opening of 7th Routes Africa

VICTORIA, Seychelles - The 7th Routes Africa opened today in the Kempinski Resort Hotel in the Seychelles, with a high-level Strategy Forum that dealt with the key issues in African aviation including: Liberalization vs. Competition, the Global Outlook … July 8, 2012
Seychelles hails arrival of its 100,000th visitor for 2012

Seychelles hails arrival of its 100,000th visitor for 2012

Seychelles has a population of only 86,000, but the Seychelles’ tourism industry continues to triumph as the country today, July 6, welcomed on its shores Dalila Ali Mohamed Minouni as its 100,000th visitor to arrive in the islands for 2012. Unknowingly, … July 6, 2012
Air Seychelles to move to four weekly flights to South Africa from December 1

Air Seychelles to move to four weekly flights to South Africa from December 1

Air Seychelles has announced that it would double its Johannesburg services to 4 return flights a week from December 1. Cramer Ball, Air Seychelles’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “In March, we announced that we would double our services to Johannesburg … July 6, 2012
Green Growth and Travelism book that was launched at Rio+20 Conference highlights Seychelles Sustainability Framework

Green Growth and Travelism book that was launched at Rio+20 Conference highlights Seychelles Sustainability Framework

Travel and tourism is by any measure a massive modern day industry – in the same league as cars, oil, telecommunication, and agriculture. It drives trillions of dollars in GNP, underpins millions of jobs, makes international business function, and is … July 6, 2012
Seychelles’ Brendon Grimshaw, the quintessential islander and owner of Moyenne island, dies at age 87

Seychelles’ Brendon Grimshaw, the quintessential islander and owner of Moyenne island, dies at age 87

British born Brendon Grimshaw, the owner of Moyenne Island and Seychelles’ very own modern-day Robinson Crusoe has died in Victoria at the age of 87. Brendon Grimshaw purchased Moyenne Island off the north coast of Mahé, Seychelles, in the early … July 6, 2012
Record Route development event to open in Seychelles

Record Route development event to open in Seychelles

The 7th Routes Africa event will open with a record attendance this weekend in Victoria, the capital of the stunning Seychelles. The event, which will take place at the Kempinski Seychelles Hotel, is hosted by the Seychelles Tourism Board in partnership … July 5, 2012
Seychelles National Economic Council meets

Seychelles National Economic Council meets

Seychelles President James Michel chaired the 5th meeting of the National Economic Council at State House this morning. The Council continued to address strategies for maximizing government revenue by ensuring that revenue from tourism and other activities … July 5, 2012
Airline CEOs continue to register and delegates start arriving in Seychelles for Routes Africa 2012

Airline CEOs continue to register and delegates start arriving in Seychelles for Routes Africa 2012

LAM - Linhas Aereas de Mozambique today became the 25th carrier to register for this year’s Routes Africa event when their CEO Ms. Marlene Mendes Manave confirmed that she will be in attendance in the Seychelles next week. Other high-level airline … July 4, 2012
Seychelles discusses involvement of Nigeria in islands’ calendar of events as part of new cooperation

Seychelles discusses involvement of Nigeria in islands’ calendar of events as part of new cooperation

Mr. Solomon Oyatero, the new High Commissioner of Nigeria accredited to Seychelles, paid a call on Minister Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, at his Bel Ombre Offices. The Nigerian High Commissioner used the … July 4, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Board team responsible for Routes Africa joins Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority for tour of airport facilities prior to Routes conference from July 8 to 10

Seychelles Tourism Board team responsible for Routes Africa joins Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority for tour of airport facilities prior to Routes conference from July 8 to 10

The Seychelles Tourism Board team responsible for hosting the 2012 Routes Africa conference between July 8 and 10, joined the co-hosting team from Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority at the airport on Tuesday, June 26 for a tour of the facilities. Routes … July 4, 2012
Who is ICTP that is meeting in Seychelles on July 7?

Who is ICTP that is meeting in Seychelles on July 7?

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is a grassroots travel and tourism coalition of global destinations committed to quality service and green growth. The ICTP logo represents the strength in collaboration (the block) of many small communities … July 4, 2012
Seychelles forges ahead in popular appeal for the world of tourism

Seychelles forges ahead in popular appeal for the world of tourism

DERTOUR, one of the known German tour operators and now a reference brand in holiday offers to Seychelles, joined forces with the Seychelles Tourist Office in Frankfurt, Germany, to get a large group of German press to visit the islands earlier this year. … July 3, 2012
Australia's Curtin University Professor discusses sustainable tourism with Seychelles Tourism Minister

Australia's Curtin University Professor discusses sustainable tourism with Seychelles Tourism Minister

Professor Jack Carlsen from Curtin University in Australia was in Seychelles to better appreciate the island’s efforts in the field of sustainable tourism. Professor Carlsen is himself a Professor of Sustainable Tourism at the Curtin Sustainable Tourism … July 2, 2012
Prime Minister Ramgoolam of Mauritius meets with Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture

Prime Minister Ramgoolam of Mauritius meets with Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture

The Prime Minister of Mauritius, the Honorable Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, met with Mr. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, when he was on a one-day working visit to Mauritius last Friday for the official opening … July 2, 2012
Routes Africa 2012 in Seychelles from July 8

Routes Africa 2012 in Seychelles from July 8

The Routes Africa Strategy Forum is a high-level conference, which is open to all delegates and will be addressing some of the current issues in African aviation. The forum will take place on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning so delegates will get the … July 1, 2012
Seychelles positions itself as THE HONEYMOON Destination

Seychelles positions itself as THE HONEYMOON Destination

Seychelles has moved to now position itself as “The Honeymoon” destination, after the world at large refers to these exotic mid-ocean islands as the most sought after wedding and honeymoon destination. During the month of June, the “Planning … July 1, 2012
Seychelles President issues message on the occasion of the islands’ 36th Independence Day – June 29, 2012

Seychelles President issues message on the occasion of the islands’ 36th Independence Day – June 29, 2012

Seychelles President James Michel sent a message to celebrate the occasion of the islands’ 36th anniversary of its Independence. Here, his remarks are shared:“Seychellois in every district in our country, on all islands and everywhere in the world, … July 1, 2012
Miss Seychelles... another world 2012 heads to Italy in final preparation for Miss World beauty pageant

Miss Seychelles... another world 2012 heads to Italy in final preparation for Miss World beauty pageant

“Miss Seychelles...another world” 2012, the attractive Sherlyn Furneau, will be traveling to Rome in Italy in final preparations for the Miss World beauty pageant that will be held in August in Ordos, China. Seychelles’ newly-crowned beauty … July 1, 2012
Mauritius launches its Shopping Fiesta in presence of Seychelles Minister in the spirit of the Vanilla Islands

Mauritius launches its Shopping Fiesta in presence of Seychelles Minister in the spirit of the Vanilla Islands

Last Friday evening, Michael Sik Yuen, the Mauritian Minister responsible for Tourism, officially declared open the First Edition of the Mauritius Shopping Fiesta, the event that today claims that Mauritius offers goods at cheaper prices than Dubai and … July 1, 2012
Seychelles hotels benefits under the Tourism Incentive Act extended

Seychelles hotels benefits under the Tourism Incentive Act extended

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has announced the government’s decision to extend GST concessions, which hotels benefited from under the Tourism Incentive Act (TIA). In a press conference with Minister Pierre Laporte, … June 28, 2012
China’s top five tour operators experience Seychelles destination

China’s top five tour operators experience Seychelles destination

China’s top five tour operators are in Seychelles to discover and experience the country’s destination and its products. On Monday, June 25, representatives of China International Travel Service, China Youth Travel Service, UTOURS, CAISSA, and … June 28, 2012
Seychelles and China sign donation agreement to confer collection of the island’s tourism-oriented photographs to the National Arts collection

Seychelles and China sign donation agreement to confer collection of the island’s tourism-oriented photographs to the National Arts collection

China has agreed to hand over more than 60 photographs: a collection of snapshots of Seychelles as seen by Chinese professional photographers. It was the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, and the Vice Chairperson of Shanxi … June 27, 2012
Seychelles Minister St.Ange calls on hotel owners to invest in their properties

Seychelles Minister St.Ange calls on hotel owners to invest in their properties

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has said “there is a need to continue to work with hotel owners to encourage them to invest and to upgrade their properties in a bid to for them to be at the level of expectations of our … June 27, 2012
Seychelles rallies to protect its tourism safety label

Seychelles rallies to protect its tourism safety label

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has announced that Seychelles will continue to guarantee and to ensure that Seychelles remains the safe destination it is. Minister St.Ange made this appeal in an interview with the local … June 25, 2012
Airline CEOs register to attend Routes Africa 2012

Airline CEOs register to attend Routes Africa 2012

LAM-Linhas Aereas de Mozambique today became the 25th carrier to register for this year’s Routes Africa event, when their CEO, Ms. Marlene Mendes Manave, confirmed that she will be in attendance in the Seychelles next month. Other high-level airline … June 25, 2012
“Miss Seychelles... another world,” Sherlyn Furneau, makes news in her own right in different parts of the world

“Miss Seychelles... another world,” Sherlyn Furneau, makes news in her own right in different parts of the world

Sherlyn Furneau’s success story of being crowned the “Miss Seychelles ….another world” beauty queen has captured the attention of the press in different parts of the world, as well as in Mauritius next door. In two consecutive articles, Le … June 22, 2012
Seychelles-Mauritius working as one for the region

Seychelles-Mauritius working as one for the region

The Prime Minister of Mauritius, His Excellency Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, has today concluded his State Visit to Seychelles following a departure ceremony, led by Seychelles President James Michel, held at the Seychelles International Airport earlier … June 21, 2012
Courtesy call by President James Mancham

Courtesy call by President James Mancham

Former Seychelles President James Mancham paid a courtesy call on President James Michel this morning at State House to brief him about his mission to the United Kingdom, where he was representing the government and people of Seychelles in the official … June 21, 2012
Routes Africa aviation and tourism brings United Airlines network planners to Seychelles

Routes Africa aviation and tourism brings United Airlines network planners to Seychelles

The list of international airlines and the number of ministers from Africa and the Indian Ocean islands flying to Seychelles for the July Routes Africa Meeting is getting longer by the day. The great news for Africa is that United Airlines from the … June 21, 2012
Air Seychelles launches codeshare flights to Italy with Etihad Airways

Air Seychelles launches codeshare flights to Italy with Etihad Airways

Air Seychelles today announced the sale of codeshare flights to Milan via Etihad Airways, effective immediately. The codeshare agreement between the partner airlines, which commenced in January, has been expanded to include travel over Abu Dhabi … June 20, 2012
Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism & Culture signs Sino-Seychelles MOU to boost tourism from China & cooperation with China

Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism & Culture signs Sino-Seychelles MOU to boost tourism from China & cooperation with China

The Sino-Seychelles relations has entered into a new phase of cooperation, strengthening the longstanding friendship between China and Seychelles, with the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation by the islands’ Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain … June 20, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture to use the Routes Africa forum to build existing relationship between Seychelles and South Africa

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture to use the Routes Africa forum to build existing relationship between Seychelles and South Africa

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has met with the South African High Commissioner to Seychelles, Dr. Nomvuyo N. Nokwe at his Ministry’s Bel Ombre Offices. During their discussions, Minister St.Ange said he was most encouraged … June 20, 2012
The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival staged annually in Seychelles makes news in Serbian press

The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival staged annually in Seychelles makes news in Serbian press

Seychelles and La Reunion’s nonstop three-day Carnival Festival of dance, music, and color – the much-awaited event of the Indian Ocean calendar of events held between March 2-4, 2012, has gained maximum publicity in the May issue of the Serb’s … June 20, 2012
Sir James Mancham of Seychelles to participate in high-level dialogue for a globalized world

Sir James Mancham of Seychelles to participate in high-level dialogue for a globalized world

The Seychelles former President, James R. Mancham, is leaving Seychelles on Thursday, June 28, on the way to Brussels, where he has accepted to participate in the “high-level dialogue for a globalized world” organized by the American-European Community … June 20, 2012
Seychelles President Michel meets with Lions Club of Seychelles

Seychelles President Michel meets with Lions Club of Seychelles

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, met with President of the Lions Club of Paradise Seychelles, Mr. Pravin Darad, and members of its Executive Committee at State House last week. Mr. Darad presented the President with a report of the NGO’s … June 20, 2012
Mauritius Prime Minister Ramgoolam and Seychelles Minister St.Ange discussed tourism and cooperation

Mauritius Prime Minister Ramgoolam and Seychelles Minister St.Ange discussed tourism and cooperation

The Prime Minister of Mauritius, HE Mr. Navin Ramgoolam, met informally with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, as he was in Seychelles as the Guest of Honor for the island’s National Day Celebrations. Earlier … June 19, 2012
The Mind Body Spirit festival set to become an annual event in Seychelles

The Mind Body Spirit festival set to become an annual event in Seychelles

The Mind Body Spirit festival has been officially launched in Seychelles. Through word of mouth and high publicity, hikers gathered at Seychelles’ rejuvenating spa center “the station” for a healthy hike before converging to the station for the … June 19, 2012
Chinese newlyweds play part in a greener Seychelles campaign

Chinese newlyweds play part in a greener Seychelles campaign

The19 newlyweds from China, who are now enjoying their honeymoon in Seychelles, gathered at the coastline of the Anse Royale beach park on Sunday, June 17, two days after tying the knot in a mass wedding ceremony at Le Meridien Barbarons Hotel, to contribute … June 19, 2012
Seychelles Vice President Faure to attend Rio+20 Summit

Seychelles Vice President Faure to attend Rio+20 Summit

Vice President Danny Faure leaves Seychelles today at the head of the Seychelles delegation to the Rio+20 Summit. He will be representing the Head of State, Mr. James Alix Michel, at this United Nations Conference on sustainable development to be held … June 19, 2012
Seychelles keeps its visibility going in China with back-to-back tourism activities

Seychelles keeps its visibility going in China with back-to-back tourism activities

With Seychelles earnestly going after its share of the Chinese market, the Seychelles Tourism Board and its partners are participating in two tourism activities – the International Travel Expo (ITE) and a tourism workshop, so as to maintain and boost … June 18, 2012
Mauritian Prime Minister plants endemic Coco de Mer

Mauritian Prime Minister plants endemic Coco de Mer

The Prime Minister of Mauritius, His Excellency Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, has planted a Coco de Mer tree in the VIP Arboretum tree planting park, during a visit to the National Biodiversity Centre at Barbarons yesterday commemorating his first State … June 18, 2012
Hard work and determination in the face of adversity

Hard work and determination in the face of adversity

President James Michel has called on the people of Seychelles to work hard and take greater responsibility to preserve the socio-economic achievements of the country, in the face of growing global economic hardships, as well announcing that the introduction … June 18, 2012
Seychelles presents piracy experience to House of Lords EU Sub-committee

Seychelles presents piracy experience to House of Lords EU Sub-committee

The Seychelles Foreign Minister has called on European partners to “look at the oceans as a development space that should be treated with the same seriousness as land-based development” in a special piracy presentation he made to the EU Sub-committee … June 18, 2012
Seychelles tourism industry’s Board of Directors meet with minister responsible for tourism

Seychelles tourism industry’s Board of Directors meet with minister responsible for tourism

The new Board of Directors of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA), representing all the private sector players in the country’s tourism industry, met with Minister Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, … June 17, 2012
Executive Director of Berjaya Land Berhad and Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism discusses the company’s Seychelles investments

Executive Director of Berjaya Land Berhad and Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism discusses the company’s Seychelles investments

Mr. Leong Wy Joon, the new Executive Director of Berjaya Land Berhad (a public listed company in Malaysia), and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, met for a discussion about Berjaya’s investments in Seychelles. … June 17, 2012
Chinese married in paradise - nineteen couples tie the knot

Chinese married in paradise - nineteen couples tie the knot

Nineteen Chinese couples have said their "I do'' in a collective wedding ceremony at the Seychelles Le Meridien Babarons Hotel in the presence of the island’s first President, Sir James Mancham; Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for … June 17, 2012
Seychelles photographers and artists immortalize the State House building

Seychelles photographers and artists immortalize the State House building

Seychelles' talented photographers and artists have mounted an exhibition immortalizing, through their lenses and brushes, one of the country's National Monuments, State House, which today houses the office of the President of the Republic. In the … June 17, 2012
Seychelles welcomes Mauritian Prime Minister for State Visit

Seychelles welcomes Mauritian Prime Minister for State Visit

The President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. James Alix Michel, has warmly welcomed the Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius, His Excellency Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, to Seychelles for the start of a historical State Visit from June 17-20.“It … June 17, 2012
Seychelles International Mind Body Spirit Festival ready to go

Seychelles International Mind Body Spirit Festival ready to go

The Seychelles Tourism Board is moving ahead with innovative ideas, and they have this time joined forces with David and Marsha Clarke to stage the Seychelles International Mind Body Spirit Festival. Spa and wellness has moved expectations in the field … June 14, 2012
Seychelles becomes the choice for 19 Chinese couples for their wedding getaway

Seychelles becomes the choice for 19 Chinese couples for their wedding getaway

Ethiopian Airlines touched down yesterday in the Seychelles islands with 19 young Chinese couples who have chosen to get married in Seychelles and to enjoy a honeymoon in the same destination as did the British Prince William and his new bride Kate Middleton. The … June 14, 2012
Seychelles Minister of Natural Resources and Industry impressed with Denis Island’s successful agro-tourism operations

Seychelles Minister of Natural Resources and Industry impressed with Denis Island’s successful agro-tourism operations

On Thursday last week, Mr. Peter Sinon, the Minister responsible for Natural Resources (Agriculture and Fisheries) and Industry, used the public holiday to go further afield to visit Denis Island to see for himself the successes of an island claiming … June 13, 2012
Airtel Seychelles to consider becoming a partner of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture for “Celebrate Seychelles – Events”

Airtel Seychelles to consider becoming a partner of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture for “Celebrate Seychelles – Events”

Airtel Seychelles has welcomed the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture’s proposal to becoming a partner of the Ministry’s “Celebrate Seychelles – Events.” Minister St.Ange made the proposal during discussions with Mr. Tsiresy Randriamampionona, … June 13, 2012
Seychelles is satisfied with solidarity in the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands

Seychelles is satisfied with solidarity in the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, has said that he was satisfied with the developments to not only strengthen the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands group, but to also see the consolidation of the organization. The … June 13, 2012
Seychelles has a Record Center for National Archives

Seychelles has a Record Center for National Archives

Seychelles has opened its first ever Record Center for the National Archives. The National Archives Records Center, situated at Providence and which will house Seychelles historical documents, was officially opened by the Minister for Tourism and Culture, … June 13, 2012
ICTP to meet in Seychelles in July for General Members Meeting

ICTP to meet in Seychelles in July for General Members Meeting

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) has confirmed that it is launching its first Executive and Academy Board Meeting and Members General Meeting next month in Seychelles. The Academy Board Meeting is set for Saturday, July 7 from 1000-1100 … June 12, 2012
Forty delegates from the SADC region to converge in Seychelles for the 2012 RETOSA board meeting

Forty delegates from the SADC region to converge in Seychelles for the 2012 RETOSA board meeting

Over forty delegates from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have confirmed their attendance to the Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa (RETOSA) board meeting to be held in the Seychelles from July 11-13, 2012. The 49th … June 12, 2012
“Few destinations are more idyllic than Seychelles” Joanna Booth writes in Travel Weekly Magazine of the UK

“Few destinations are more idyllic than Seychelles” Joanna Booth writes in Travel Weekly Magazine of the UK

She Sells Seychelles is the title of the pages in the Travel Weekly Magazine by Joanna Booth, the known and respected travel journalist from the UK. Under the section of Destinations: India & the Indian Ocean, Joanna Booth writes: “a smattering of … June 12, 2012
British High Commissioner bids farewell to Seychelles

British High Commissioner bids farewell to Seychelles

The British High Commissioner to Seychelles, HE Matthew Forbes, has paid a farewell call on Seychelles President James Michel at State House this morning following a three-year tenure in Seychelles. President James Michel thanked High Commissioner … June 12, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism calls for concerted efforts of stakeholders to achieve country’s 2020 tourism targets

Seychelles Minister for Tourism calls for concerted efforts of stakeholders to achieve country’s 2020 tourism targets

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, has called on the island’s business community to work together and to understand the tourism industry if they are to continue to push for the consolidation of the industry that remains … June 10, 2012
UNWTO consultant in Seychelles to re-look at the structure of the Seychelles Tourism Board and that of the new Ministry of Tourism

UNWTO consultant in Seychelles to re-look at the structure of the Seychelles Tourism Board and that of the new Ministry of Tourism

Mr. Jim Flannery, a UNWTO consultant, is in Seychelles to relook at the structure of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and that of the newly-formed Ministry of Tourism. The Tourism Board is a private sector-led organization in what has been seen as a … June 10, 2012
Seychelles continues to make its presence felt in France with its Escapades 2012

Seychelles continues to make its presence felt in France with its Escapades 2012

The Seychelles Tourism Board and its partners wanting their fair share of the French market, accomplished another successful edition of the Tourism Board’s annual roadshow - Escapades Seychelles - held between June 4-7. This year saw the 9th edition … June 10, 2012
Mauritius puts an ends to the claim of “copy cat” of the annual carnival in the Seychelles

Mauritius puts an ends to the claim of “copy cat” of the annual carnival in the Seychelles

The Mauritius Tourism Promotional Authority (MTPA) has made the move to put an end to the claim of the “copy cat” action of the annual carnival in the Seychelles, which was co-hosted in March this year by the Vanilla Islands of the Seychelles and … June 10, 2012
Seychellois and British join together for Queen’s Jubilee celebrations

Seychellois and British join together for Queen’s Jubilee celebrations

The Diamond Jubilee Dinner at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Hotel & Casino, off the Golden Mile of Seychelles, saw many British citizens in residence in Seychelles join the Seychellois population for the special Diamond Jubilee Dinner organized to ensure … June 7, 2012
Tourism ministers from Seychelles and Madagascar discuss Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands solidarity

Tourism ministers from Seychelles and Madagascar discuss Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands solidarity

The Madagascar Minister for Tourism, Mr. Jean Max Rakotomamonjy, and Mr. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, used their presence at the 2012 International Tourism Fair of Madagascar for meetings to discuss the Indian … June 6, 2012
Seychelles President Michel gifts giant tortoises to people of China

Seychelles President Michel gifts giant tortoises to people of China

A ceremony was held on May 31 last week at the Beijing Zoo to officially unveil the two giant tortoises, pledged by the Seychelles President James Michel to the people of China during his visit to the People’s Republic of China last year, which he described … June 6, 2012
Seychelles moves on Brazil in bid to diversity its tourism markets even further

Seychelles moves on Brazil in bid to diversity its tourism markets even further

“Your country is truly a PARADISE (I have no words to describe how fascinating this place is) and I can assure you MOB´s Summer 2013 fashion catalogue will be, by far, the most amazing catalogue they have ever produced. The ROI Seychelles Tourism Board … June 6, 2012
Seychelles spreads the word of unity by lighting, alongside the Community of Nations, the beacon for Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee

Seychelles spreads the word of unity by lighting, alongside the Community of Nations, the beacon for Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee

Hours before Queen Elizabeth II lit up the final beacon at the Buckingham Palace, rekindling an age of tradition, Seychelles, one of the Commonwealth countries of the monarch, has joined in the chain of beacons – lighting one of the remarkable beacons … June 6, 2012
Prime Minister of Madagascar discusses Indian Ocean islands cooperation with Seychelles Minister

Prime Minister of Madagascar discusses Indian Ocean islands cooperation with Seychelles Minister

Mr. Jean Omer Beriziky, the Prime Minister of Madagascar and Head of the Government, welcomed Mr. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, at his Offices at the Palais d’Etat de Mahazoarivo in Antananarivo where they … June 5, 2012
Seychelles showcased in Ceomagazine by Australian journalist Robert La Bua

Seychelles showcased in Ceomagazine by Australian journalist Robert La Bua

Travelers have long praised the Seychelles beauty and its uniqueness. The Seychelles’ porcelain white sandy beaches, its baked sun with colors and spectacular boulders combined with its reputation as an “exclusive destination for elite travelers,” … June 5, 2012
Routes Africa 2012 in Seychelles set to witness attendance of largest contingent of airlines ever in Africa

Routes Africa 2012 in Seychelles set to witness attendance of largest contingent of airlines ever in Africa

Routes Africa 2012, which will take place in Seychelles from July 8 to 10, will for the first time witness the attendance of the largest group of airlines with 16 carriers having already registered for the event. The airlines will be joined for the event … June 5, 2012
Seychelles honored to be hosting ICTP General Assembly in July

Seychelles honored to be hosting ICTP General Assembly in July

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, has welcomed the decision by the founding members of the ICTP (International Council of Tourism Partners) to make Seychelles the venue of the organization’s General Assembly this coming … June 5, 2012
British High Commissioner delivers personal message from HM Queen Elizabeth to Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture

British High Commissioner delivers personal message from HM Queen Elizabeth to Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture

Mathew Forbes, the British High Commissioner accredited to Seychelles, delivered a personal message to Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, after having welcomed the Jubilee Concert on the grounds of the Berjaya … June 5, 2012
Seychelles joins in the celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee

Seychelles joins in the celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee

As Queen Elizabeth II prepares to join thousands of revelers at an outdoor concert beside Buckingham Palace, headlined by pop royalties including Paul McCartney and Elton John, Seychelles has also joined in the four-day celebration of the Queen’s Diamond … June 4, 2012
Madagascar President at the 2012 International Tourism Fair of Madagascar and visits Vanilla Islands stands

Madagascar President at the 2012 International Tourism Fair of Madagascar and visits Vanilla Islands stands

President Andry Nirina Rajoelina of Madagascar showed his support for the tourism industry’s development by personally making a visit of all the stands of the 2012 edition of the International Tourism Fair of Madagascar. The Madagascar President … June 3, 2012
The Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board speaks of positive growth of the tourism industry

The Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board speaks of positive growth of the tourism industry

The Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt, has re-assured the partners of the tourism industry on La Digue island, Seychelles’ third most-populated island with an active growth of tourism establishments, of the positive growth … June 3, 2012
Seychelles Minister St.Ange honored by Madagascar for standing behind the tourism efforts of the Vanilla Islands

Seychelles Minister St.Ange honored by Madagascar for standing behind the tourism efforts of the Vanilla Islands

The work being carried for tourism in the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has been recognized by Madagascar only months after La Reunion bestowed on the Minister a Certificate … June 3, 2012
Madagascar Minister of Foreign Affairs receives the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture at his Antananarivo offices

Madagascar Minister of Foreign Affairs receives the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture at his Antananarivo offices

Minister Pierrot J. Rajaonarivelo, the Madagascar Minister of Foreign Affairs, welcomed Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture, at his Antananarivo Offices at 36 Rue Andriamifidy for a one-to-one meeting to discuss cooperation … June 1, 2012
Seychelles wants unity in Vanilla Islands and closer cooperation with Africa mainland

Seychelles wants unity in Vanilla Islands and closer cooperation with Africa mainland

The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, who is in Madagascar for the island’s annual tourism gathering, said in his address as the guest of honor for the Official Opening Ceremony of the International Tourism Fair Madagascar, that … May 31, 2012
Seychelles, Madagascar and Mayotte support call by La Reunion for Vanilla Islands meeting in Seychelles on July 11

Seychelles, Madagascar and Mayotte support call by La Reunion for Vanilla Islands meeting in Seychelles on July 11

During the 2012 International Tourism Fair of Madagascar, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture; Attoumani Harouna, the Vice President of Mayotte Tourism, and Michel Ahamed, his Director of Tourism; Eric Koller, the … May 31, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Office, Middle East, targets KSA top corporate partners

Seychelles Tourism Office, Middle East, targets KSA top corporate partners

The Seychelles Tourism Board, Middle East Office, in conjunction with Etihad Airways, conducted a series of corporate educational seminars to 90 key corporate clients in Dammam, Riyadh, and Jeddah Saudi Arabia during the month of May 2012 to attract traffic … May 30, 2012
Michele Miglionico to make Miss Seychelles experience a “Roma Holiday”

Michele Miglionico to make Miss Seychelles experience a “Roma Holiday”

The renowned Italian designer, Michele Miglionico, has announced that he will be sponsoring Sheryl Furneau, the newly-elected “Miss Seychelles... another world” beauty queen, a photo-shooting session in Rome as part of her grooming for Miss World … May 30, 2012
Routes Africa reports growing number of airlines for July Seychelles meeting

Routes Africa reports growing number of airlines for July Seychelles meeting

Routes Africa Secretariat has further updated the press with the growing number of airlines for the July meeting in Seychelles. The list of speakers for the conference is now being finalized, and the July airline and tourism meeting in Seychelles is set … May 30, 2012
Seychelles Plus integrates with Etihad Guest loyalty program

Seychelles Plus integrates with Etihad Guest loyalty program

Air Seychelles today announced that it would integrate its loyalty program, Seychelles Plus, into Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty program of Etihad Airways, effective June 16. Members of the Air Seychelles Plus program, numbered at nearly … May 29, 2012
Seychelles former President Mancham to attend Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

Seychelles former President Mancham to attend Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has nominated former President James Mancham as his Special Envoy to attend the official celebrations of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee, to take place in London next week. The former President … May 28, 2012
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture ready to work with new Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Commission (COI)

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture ready to work with new Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Commission (COI)

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has congratulated Jean Claude de L’estrac for his new post as the successor of Callixte D’offay as the new Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Commission (COI). At his … May 28, 2012
Rodrigues island Mauritius takes part in FetAfrik to mark Africa Day in Seychelles

Rodrigues island Mauritius takes part in FetAfrik to mark Africa Day in Seychelles

The voices of Rodrigues island poets, Jean Danoel Jolicoeur and Stelio Pierre Louis, coming all the way from Seychelles' sister island Rodrigues of Mauritius, provided intricate harmony and set the rhythmic pace with their slamming poses and verses with … May 28, 2012
Miss Seychelles...another world 2012 is Sherlyn Furneau

Miss Seychelles...another world 2012 is Sherlyn Furneau

Twenty-year-old Sherlyn Furneau was crowned Miss Seychelles…another world 2012 last Saturday night at Le Meridien Barbarons Beach Hotel in the presence of a sold-out function. She was crowned by the Seychelles First Lady, Nathalie Michel, after the … May 28, 2012
Seychelles Sir James R. Mancham updates Jean Ping, chairman of the African Union Commission

Seychelles Sir James R. Mancham updates Jean Ping, chairman of the African Union Commission

CAIRO, Egypt - HE Sir James R. Mancham, former President of Seychelles, was in Cairo, Egypt, to witness the Presidential Election along with other dignitaries. The election took place between May 22-23, 2012, and here, he recounts his experience in the … May 28, 2012
Air Seychelles management restructure complete

Air Seychelles management restructure complete

Air Seychelles has completed a management restructure, which will see the carrier strengthen its operational capabilities. The new management comprises the following five key roles, reporting directly to Air Seychelles Chief Executive Officer, Cramer … May 27, 2012
Michele Miglionico graced Miss Seychelles...another world 2012 beauty pageant in Seychelles

Michele Miglionico graced Miss Seychelles...another world 2012 beauty pageant in Seychelles

The Seychelles Tourism Board Miss Seychelles...another world beauty pageant hit the catwalk last Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the idyllic Le Meridien Barbarons, and gracing the event with his presence was one of Italy’s top fashion designers, Michele … May 27, 2012
Seychelles Minister responsible for Culture calls for Seychelles to renew its ties with Africa

Seychelles Minister responsible for Culture calls for Seychelles to renew its ties with Africa

Seychelles has proudly expressed its African origins through its annual “FetAfrik” a multi-artistic cultural manifestation depicting its African ties with the African mainland. The Seychellois nation, the melting pot of cultures with rainbow colors, … May 27, 2012
Fiber-optic cable connects to Seychelles

Fiber-optic cable connects to Seychelles

The Seychelles East Africa System fiber-optic cable has reached Seychelles this morning at Beau Vallon Bay, heralding another “first” for Seychelles together with a new era of transformation in society and the key to the future of the country. Seychelles … May 27, 2012
Seychelles President sends message on the occasion of Africa Day 2012

Seychelles President sends message on the occasion of Africa Day 2012

Seychelles President James Michel sent the following message to commemorate Africa Day 2012, May 25, 2012: “From the Indian Ocean, today on May 25, Seychelles joins the rest of the world in celebrating Africa day. “Africa Day is an occasion, … May 27, 2012
Seychelles ministerial tourism mission to France brings out unexpected press coverage

Seychelles ministerial tourism mission to France brings out unexpected press coverage

The recent ministerial working visit to France by Joel Morgan, the Seychelles Minister for Internal Affairs and Transport, and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has been followed by an unexpected number of press … May 24, 2012
Modern air services arrangement for Seychelles and Abu Dhabi

Modern air services arrangement for Seychelles and Abu Dhabi

Traveling to Abu-Dhabi and to other destinations beyond the Abu-Dhabi hub has now been enhanced with the signing of an agreement between the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi governments. The agreement, which is an extra-bilateral arrangement supplementary … May 24, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Environment and Energy meets with HM King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden

Seychelles Minister for Environment and Energy meets with HM King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden

Dr. Rolph Payet, the Seychelles Minister for Environment and Energy, has met with His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden in a private meeting at the Castle in Stockholm. The discussions focused on the issue of climate change and the effects being … May 24, 2012
Seychelles set to consolidate its friendship with South Africa

Seychelles set to consolidate its friendship with South Africa

Seychelles was one of the stands at the INDABA Tourism Trade Fair in South Africa that was earmarked for a visit by Ms. Tokozile Xasa, the Deputy Minister responsible for Tourism, at the opening day of Africa’s biggest tourism event. Minister Xasa was … May 24, 2012
Seychelles more determined than ever to safeguard its “safety label” as neighbor Mauritius starts murder trial of Irish honeymooner

Seychelles more determined than ever to safeguard its “safety label” as neighbor Mauritius starts murder trial of Irish honeymooner

The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture yesterday told industry players in Seychelles that they must all work together to safeguard the “safety label” enjoyed by Seychelles. “This is one of our important unique selling points. … May 23, 2012
French press conference by Seychelles authorities takes place in Paris

French press conference by Seychelles authorities takes place in Paris

Two Seychelles Ministers, Alain St.Ange responsible for Tourism & Culture, and Joel Morgan, responsible for Internal Affairs & Transport, jointly led a tourism and aviation delegation to Paris, France, where they called a press conference following a … May 22, 2012
Egypt presidential elections – update by the Seychelles former President Mancham from Cairo

Egypt presidential elections – update by the Seychelles former President Mancham from Cairo

It is announced from Cairo that the former President of Seychelles, Mr. James Richard Mancham, who has been invited by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr. Jean Ping, to witness the presidential elections, which will take place in the … May 22, 2012
Seychelles Ministers of Tourism and of Transport meet French tour operators in Paris

Seychelles Ministers of Tourism and of Transport meet French tour operators in Paris

Two Seychelles Ministers made a visit to Paris, France, to meet with French tour operators selling and promoting the islands in the presence of all airlines connecting Seychelles with France.Mr. Joel Morgan, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Internal … May 22, 2012
Seychelles monthly visitor arrival numbers soared to new heights in April

Seychelles monthly visitor arrival numbers soared to new heights in April

The Seychelles islands’ monthly visitor numbers remarkably peaked to new heights last April. The Visitor Statistical Bulletin, issued by the Seychelles National Bureau, has shown that an outstanding figure of 20,049 visitors arrived in Seychelles during … May 20, 2012
Two Seychelles ministers lead a tourism trade meeting in France

Two Seychelles ministers lead a tourism trade meeting in France

The Seychelles Minister for Home Affairs and Transport, Joel Morgan, and the Minister Responsible for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, are jointly leading a tourism trade delegation for an industry meeting in Paris on May 21, 2012. The Chief Executive … May 20, 2012
Seychelles Minister holds “village like” press meeting in Durban, South Africa

Seychelles Minister holds “village like” press meeting in Durban, South Africa

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, accompanied by Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and hermManagers for the Seychelles Cape Town & Pretoria Offices, held a press conference with … May 20, 2012
Seychelles Music Festival kicks off with the islands’ best

Seychelles Music Festival kicks off with the islands’ best

After months of planning, the International Music Festival – ZikanZil, featuring the three big names on the Seychelles’ musical scene, kicked-off on Tuesday, May 15. Performing at the inaugural show was singer-song writer, David André, followed … May 18, 2012
SADC’s 49th RETOSA Board will be held in Seychelles

SADC’s 49th RETOSA Board will be held in Seychelles

It has been confirmed by the RETOSA Secretariat that the Board of SADC’s Tourism Body, RETOSA, will be meeting in Seychelles from July 6-13, 2012. RETOSA is the tourism body for Southern Africa countries and their 49th Board Meeting will coincide … May 17, 2012
Airlines Association of Southern Africa echoes support for Routes Africa 2012 conference in Seychelles in July

Airlines Association of Southern Africa echoes support for Routes Africa 2012 conference in Seychelles in July

Mr. Chris Zweigenthal, the Chief Executive of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa, and Mr. Gerard Brown from the Routes organization, met with Mr. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture during the INDABA Tourism … May 16, 2012
The top-end Korean incentive group from Amway lands in Seychelles

The top-end Korean incentive group from Amway lands in Seychelles

The top-end Korean incentive group from Amway got their bird’s eye view of Seychelles as their plane - Emirates Airline - landed at Seychelles International airport at Pointe Larue. Welcoming the 32-strong Amway top-end group, the Chairman of the … May 16, 2012
Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board Elsia Grandcourt keeps the media wheel going

Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board Elsia Grandcourt keeps the media wheel going

Seychelles’ exposure on the international media network was unprecedented during the days of the former Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, the present Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St. Ange. The media wheel continues to move … May 16, 2012
Former Seychelles President to represent AU at Egyptian Presidential Election

Former Seychelles President to represent AU at Egyptian Presidential Election

Seychelles former President James R. Mancham is to represent the African Union Commission in Egypt on the occasion of the Presidential Election scheduled for May 23 and 24, 2012. The invitation for former President Mancham was extended by HE Mr. Jean … May 15, 2012
Routes Africa 2012 which will be held in Seychelles in July reports unprecedented registrations level

Routes Africa 2012 which will be held in Seychelles in July reports unprecedented registrations level

The appeal of a world aviation and tourism conference with a focus on Africa, taking place in Seychelles, is attracting participation at a fast pace.Thirty-eight people registered in just over a week since the registration of the event officially opened, … May 14, 2012
Seychelles delegation satisfied with INDABA 2012 of South Africa

Seychelles delegation satisfied with INDABA 2012 of South Africa

The Seychelles delegation has said that they leave South Africa happy and satisfied with INDABA 2012. The South African Tour Operator partners were eager to see what the Seychelles delegation were proposing for the 2013 season, and new tour operators … May 14, 2012
Seychelles Pavilion opens at Yeosu Expo 2012

Seychelles Pavilion opens at Yeosu Expo 2012

Seychelles President James Michel has commended the Yeosu Expo 2012 as an outstanding exhibition of marine biodiversity, as well as an opportunity for all nations to gather ideas and technology to preserve and protect the marine environment. “As … May 13, 2012
Seychelles tourism trade delegation in Durban for 2012 INDABA Trade Fair

Seychelles tourism trade delegation in Durban for 2012 INDABA Trade Fair

A Seychelles tourism delegation led by the island’s newly-appointed Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, is leading an important delegation to INDABA 2012. He is being accompanied by the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt; … May 13, 2012
The Seychelles islands... another world at the GASCO 6th travel and tourism show in Abu Dhabi Corniche

The Seychelles islands... another world at the GASCO 6th travel and tourism show in Abu Dhabi Corniche

Gasco’s 6th travel and tourism show fromMay 6-9, 2012 at the Sheikh Khalifa Energy Complex on the Corniche, Abu Dhabi, saw Seychelles presented as the new holiday destination. Gasco is an operating company engaged in the extraction of natural gas … May 13, 2012
Seychelles tourism proudly welcomes the 7th World Cleft Lip and Palate Congress

Seychelles tourism proudly welcomes the 7th World Cleft Lip and Palate Congress

Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles was personally at the Seychelles International Airport, accompanied by Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the island’s Tourism Board, to welcome Prof. Dr. S. M. Balaji, the organizer of the 7th World Cleft Lip & Palate … May 9, 2012
Sales officially launched for Routes Africa 2012

Sales officially launched for Routes Africa 2012

Routes Africa, now in its 7th year, is the annual gathering of air service decision makers for the African region, and the 2012 event will take place on July 8-10, hosted by the Seychelles Tourism Board in partnership with the Seychelles Civil Aviation … May 9, 2012
Seychelles honors one of its original collections of children's story books now translated in twenty-eight languages and even in Braille

Seychelles honors one of its original collections of children's story books now translated in twenty-eight languages and even in Braille

Author Colette Gillieaux, who has been living in Seychelles for the past many years, said that this children's story book collection, “Le pays D’en Bas La Mer,” written in Creole, or Kreol Seselwa, in 1982 and published in 1991, tells the story … May 9, 2012
Seychelles tourism trade delegation heads to Durban for 2012 INDABA Trade Fair of South Africa

Seychelles tourism trade delegation heads to Durban for 2012 INDABA Trade Fair of South Africa

A Seychelles tourism delegation, led by the newly-appointed CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, is set to attend the prominent INDABA trade fair in Durban, South Africa, between May 12-15, 2012. She will be joined by David Germain, the Board’s Director … May 8, 2012
Routes Africa 2012, which will be held in Seychelles, is fast gathering steam just a week after registration opened

Routes Africa 2012, which will be held in Seychelles, is fast gathering steam just a week after registration opened

As expected airlines, airport authorities, and tourism boards are registering fast for the Routes Conference that will be held in the Seychelles this coming July. The organizers of the conference opened the registration for the Seychelles conference … May 8, 2012
Seychelles continues to work to increase its market share from the Middle East

Seychelles continues to work to increase its market share from the Middle East

The Seychelles Tourism Board has strengthened its presence this year at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) with an increased number of trade partners from the destination in addition to the presence of La Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) this year under the … May 6, 2012
Routes Africa brochure set to increase number of delegates to Seychelles event this coming July

Routes Africa brochure set to increase number of delegates to Seychelles event this coming July

The official brochure for Routes Africa 2012 has been released, and it is set to increase the number of delegates to this aviation, airline, and tourism board meeting, which this year is set to take place in the much-sought-after, mid-ocean tourist destination … May 6, 2012
Seychelles High Commissioner to India and Tourism and Culture Minister meet to discuss approach for marketing in India

Seychelles High Commissioner to India and Tourism and Culture Minister meet to discuss approach for marketing in India

Just days after the visit of the Indian President to Seychelles, the new High Commissioner of the Seychelles in India, Waven William, called on the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, to discuss areas of cooperation for marketing … May 6, 2012
Boney M lead singer Liz Mitchell in the Seychelles islands

Boney M lead singer Liz Mitchell in the Seychelles islands

The lead vocalist and the only original member of the group that led the disco era of the late 1970s, “Boney M,” has left the Seychelles after a private visit to perform one of her best tracks in a private function in the Seychelles Islands. Liz … May 6, 2012
President James Michel of the Seychelles gets the full cover of glossy Arabian Business magazine

President James Michel of the Seychelles gets the full cover of glossy Arabian Business magazine

Seychelles, the Indian Ocean’s most sought-after tourist destination, got the full cover and eight pages-plus of the most-read and respected glossy “Arabian Business” magazine. Issue 12, Volume 13 of the “Arabian Business” magazine, dated … May 6, 2012
Ronny Jumeau, Seychelles’ Ambassador for Climate Change, makes compelling argument for the continued active concern by small island states for what is happening in Antarctica

Ronny Jumeau, Seychelles’ Ambassador for Climate Change, makes compelling argument for the continued active concern by small island states for what is happening in Antarctica

The Chicago Tribune reported on the melting down of the poles. Sir Ronald Sanders from Caribbean News Now from the Cayman Islands had his article, “The Poles melt, we drown,” reproduced because of the importance on the current state of affairs. The … May 6, 2012
Routes Africa 2012 officially launched!

Routes Africa 2012 officially launched!

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Mr. Alain St.Ange, has applauded the official launch this week of Routes Africa, and he said that he was encouraged by the number of airlines and airports that had already registered for the event. Minister St.Ange … May 4, 2012
Hilton Worldwide strengthens its support to the Seychelles

Hilton Worldwide strengthens its support to the Seychelles

Hilton Worldwide’s newly-appointed Vice President, Operations for Africa & Indian Ocean, Jan Van Der Putten took the opportunity during his recent first visit to Seychelles to meet with the Seychelles Tourism Board and promised his full support in helping … May 4, 2012
Seychelles Ambassador to the UAE and Seychelles Tourism Board CEO meets Egypt’s Minister of Tourism

Seychelles Ambassador to the UAE and Seychelles Tourism Board CEO meets Egypt’s Minister of Tourism

During the Arabian Travel Market 2012, Seychelles’ Tourism Board CEO, Elsia Grandcourt, focused efforts on the forging of relationships with other tourism authorities in the region to cooperate on joint initiatives. Part of these meetings included in-depth … May 3, 2012
Renowned and respected carnival publications of the UK tells the world about the Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles

Renowned and respected carnival publications of the UK tells the world about the Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles

Fedora Magazine has now followed Soca News with another raving review of the annual carnival that is held in the tropical islands of the Seychelles. The articles are reports by Stephen Sparks, the journalist who has become the carnival specialist, … May 3, 2012
Seychelles President appoints health specialist Peggy Vidot currently part of the Commonwealth team for Nursing

Seychelles President appoints health specialist Peggy Vidot currently part of the Commonwealth team for Nursing

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has appointed Mrs. Peggy Vidot as the Special Advisor to the Minister for Health effective of July 15, 2012, as part of the ongoing restructuring of the government. Peggy Vidot holds a Masters in Management … May 3, 2012
UNESCO meeting in Seychelles on integrating World Heritage site management with sustainable development of local communities

UNESCO meeting in Seychelles on integrating World Heritage site management with sustainable development of local communities

Delegates from the small islands developing states from the Indian Ocean and Pacific regions met this week in the Seychelles to develop a strategic plan aimed at integrating World Heritage site management with the sustainable development of local communities. The … May 3, 2012
Indian President and Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture discussed Indo-Seychelles relationship

Indian President and Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture discussed Indo-Seychelles relationship

On the last leg of her two-day official visit in Seychelles, the first woman elected President of India, Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, met Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture. Minister St.Ange was welcomed by President Patil … May 3, 2012
Committed to conservation of endemic biodiversity

Committed to conservation of endemic biodiversity

On the final day of a state visit to Seychelles, the President of the Republic of India, HE Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, planted a Coco-de-Mer seed at the Botanical Gardens of Victoria. The President was accompanied by members of her delegation, as … May 2, 2012
The future is bright as Seychelles bids farewell to the President of India

The future is bright as Seychelles bids farewell to the President of India

The President of the Republic of India, HE Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, has today concluded her two-day state visit to Seychelles with a visit to the Indian Surveillance Dornier stationed at Seychelles Peoples Defense Force’s Air Wing, before departing … May 2, 2012
Seychelles and India: 36 years of friendship and fruitful cooperation

Seychelles and India: 36 years of friendship and fruitful cooperation

The Seychelles Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, has said that people to people exchanges are central to the way forward in India-Seychelles relations. Speaking during a bilateral meeting convened with President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at State House … May 1, 2012
Seychelles takes integrated approach towards enhancing the golden mile of Beau Vallon

Seychelles takes integrated approach towards enhancing the golden mile of Beau Vallon

The Seychelles Minister responsible for Home Affairs & Transport, Joel Morgan, and Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, met with the actors of the North Mahe tourism industry to discuss a comprehensive approach to enhance the … April 30, 2012
Seychelles and India - trusted development partners

Seychelles and India - trusted development partners

The President of the Republic of India, HE Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, has announced India’s financial package of a Line of Credit of US$50 million and a grant of US$25 million for Seychelles, following a meeting with the President of the Republic … April 30, 2012
BBC’s Simon Reeve discovers true paradise in Seychelles

BBC’s Simon Reeve discovers true paradise in Seychelles

The Seychelles islands, together with Madagascar and Mauritius, were in Simon Reeve’s second leg of his journey in the Indian Ocean series on BBC2 last Sunday night. The Seychelles feature has been hailed a success, and very positive feedback has been … April 30, 2012
Registration for Routes Africa aviation forum heats up ahead of Seychelles hosting the event between July 8-10, 2012

Registration for Routes Africa aviation forum heats up ahead of Seychelles hosting the event between July 8-10, 2012

Registration for the forthcoming Routes Africa aviation forum, due to be hosted by Seychelles between July 8-10, 2012, is gathering pace, with a number of airlines and airports already registering ahead of the official commencement of registration. So … April 29, 2012
Seychelles and La Reunion join forces at ATM, the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai

Seychelles and La Reunion join forces at ATM, the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai

The Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt, is heading a Seychellois delegation of destination management companies – DMCs - and resorts serious about the Middle East market, to ATM, the Arabian Travel Market, which is one … April 29, 2012
Carnaval International de Victoria 2012, co-hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion, proudly makes it on French TV

Carnaval International de Victoria 2012, co-hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion, proudly makes it on French TV

The French TV Network - TV5Monde - has been reporting on the last edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria, the only equator belt annual carnival, which is also referred to as the Vanilla Islands Carnival. The 2012 edition of that tropical … April 29, 2012
Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism and Culture discusses bilateral support with Germany

Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism and Culture discusses bilateral support with Germany

The Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has sought the support of Germany to assist in the development of the German language at the Seychelles Tourism Academy. Minister St.Ange made this appeal during the German Ambassador’s … April 29, 2012
The Seychelles islands are making waves at the 8th ATTAC Travel Show in Abu Dhabi

The Seychelles islands are making waves at the 8th ATTAC Travel Show in Abu Dhabi

The Travel and Tourism Agencies Council (ATTAC) organized the 8th ATTAC Travel Show at Abu Dhabi Shopping Mall from April 25-28, 2012. This is an annual event, which the council has been organizing for the past 8 years, and this year, the Seychelles was … April 29, 2012
Seychelles warmly welcomes state visit of Indian President

Seychelles warmly welcomes state visit of Indian President

The Seychelles President has warmly welcomed the arrival of HE Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, the President of the Republic of India, who has arrived in Seychelles on Sunday afternoon to begin a two-day state visit. President Patil was greeted by President … April 29, 2012
New Seychelles High Commissioner accredited to India

New Seychelles High Commissioner accredited to India

Recently-appointed Seychelles Ambassador, Mr. Waven William, has been accredited as the new Resident High Commissioner for Seychelles in India in a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan (residence of the President of India), New Delhi on Tuesday, April … April 29, 2012
Seychelles’ first international Music Festival - a true brand of cultural tourism

Seychelles’ first international Music Festival - a true brand of cultural tourism

With the increasing demand of unique destination experiences, Seychelles continues to shape its country's brand of cultural tourism by unveiling the first edition of the International Music Festival - strings vibration - to be held between May 15-19, … April 26, 2012
Protecting historical treasures by Seychelles makes news even on BC Pictures in Canada

Protecting historical treasures by Seychelles makes news even on BC Pictures in Canada

The recent announcement by Seychelles that it was looking at a project to renovate and secure the island’s old French cemetery of Bel Air on the main island of Mahe and that the French Ambassador accredited to Seychelles had personally visited the cemetery … April 26, 2012
Seychelles-China cooperation brings embroidery workshop to the islands

Seychelles-China cooperation brings embroidery workshop to the islands

An embroidery workshop is being organized in the Seychelles by the island's Ministry of Tourism and Culture in the context of its cultural cooperation with China. The Chinese embroidery instructor, Ms. Wang Shuping, is teaching this skill to participants … April 26, 2012
Seychelles National History Museum gets a new look

Seychelles National History Museum gets a new look

The Seychelles National History Museum has undertaken the comprehensive redesigning of its gallery. Rich in spatial character, the National History Museum, located at the heart of Victoria in the imposing building of the National Library, re-opened … April 25, 2012
Mauritius press records visit by Seychelles Minister St.Ange

Mauritius press records visit by Seychelles Minister St.Ange

The last working visit to Mauritius by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, saw him at his best giving many interviews, press conferences, and photo opportunities to the Mauritius press. Minister Alain St.Ange is … April 25, 2012
The old French Cemetery of Bel Air remains an important Seychelles National Monument

The old French Cemetery of Bel Air remains an important Seychelles National Monument

In his endeavors to design a tailored program to rehabilitate and restore the Seychelles national monuments, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, rallied his technocrats of the Culture and Heritage departments on a half-day … April 24, 2012
China and Seychelles developing tourism in earnest

China and Seychelles developing tourism in earnest

Mr. Zhang Shigang, President of the China Travel Service (CTS), and Mr. Wayne Xu, his Assistant President, received Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, and Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, at their … April 24, 2012
Seychelles Foreign Minister in South Africa to discuss Madagascar Roadmap

Seychelles Foreign Minister in South Africa to discuss Madagascar Roadmap

In his capacity as President of the Council of Ministers of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has met with the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr. Marius Fransman, in South … April 24, 2012
State Visit of Indian President to Seychelles this weekend

State Visit of Indian President to Seychelles this weekend

The Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs has the great pleasure of announcing the State Visit of Her Excellency SMT. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, the President of the Republic of India. At the invitation of President James Michel, President Patil will … April 24, 2012
Seychelles former President Mancham pays call on the island’s Tourism Minister St.Ange

Seychelles former President Mancham pays call on the island’s Tourism Minister St.Ange

Sir James Mancham, the first President of the Republic of Seychelles who is credited to have launched the island’s tourism industry in the early 70s, paid a courtesy call on Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles new Minister for Tourism and Culture, to congratulate … April 23, 2012
Berjaya Resort Seychelles moves to support Botanical Gardens Foundation

Berjaya Resort Seychelles moves to support Botanical Gardens Foundation

The Seychelles National Botanical Gardens Foundation (NBGF) was created to develop, manage, maintain, and promote the growth of the country’s gardens. One of its functions is to promote the participation of the public in general in conservation work, … April 23, 2012
Seychelles candidate elected new Executive Secretary of IOTC

Seychelles candidate elected new Executive Secretary of IOTC

The former CEO of the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) has been elected as the Executive Secretary of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) during the 16th Session of the IOTC held on Saturday, April 21, in Freemantle, Australia. Mr. Rondolph … April 23, 2012
Sir James Mancham of Seychelles to be part of Think Tank hosted by Hoover's Institute of War, Revolution and Peace of Stanford University in the USA

Sir James Mancham of Seychelles to be part of Think Tank hosted by Hoover's Institute of War, Revolution and Peace of Stanford University in the USA

Seychelles founding President, Sir James R. Mancham, is on his way to the USA, where he is to participate in a high-profile Think Tank hosted by the Hoover's Institute of War, Revolution and Peace of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, USA, … April 23, 2012
50 Chinese couples to marry in Seychelles as part of the Sino-Seychelles Culture Week

50 Chinese couples to marry in Seychelles as part of the Sino-Seychelles Culture Week

Close-working cooperation and friendship now developed between the tropical mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles and the China International Friendship and Culture Festival organization will see 50 Chinese couples fly to Seychelles in July to get married. The … April 22, 2012
Ethiopian Airlines and Seychelles Tourism Board meet and discuss marketing in China

Ethiopian Airlines and Seychelles Tourism Board meet and discuss marketing in China

Fikre Degife, Ethiopian Airlines’ Chief Representative Regional Director of Sales & Services for Mainland China, Mongolia, and North Korea, made time during the Chinese Tourism Trade Fair in Beijing to catch up with the Seychelles Minister responsible … April 22, 2012
The ICOMOS Seychelles Heritage Award

The ICOMOS Seychelles Heritage Award

ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) Seychelles is launching an annual heritage award scheme that seeks to encourage best practices in the conservation and promotion of the islands’ built heritage. The ICOMOS Seychelles Heritage Award … April 22, 2012
Seychelles hosts joint workshop with Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways in China as Seychelles wins Gold from CTW Chinese Tourists Welcoming Award

Seychelles hosts joint workshop with Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways in China as Seychelles wins Gold from CTW Chinese Tourists Welcoming Award

The Seychelles Tourism Board and the Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles in China hosted a joint workshop at the Old Chengdu Club on April 13, 2012 and at the Beijing Cangpin Hui Club on April 16, 2012, aimed to promote the Seychelles islands as THE … April 22, 2012
Seychelles destination management company finances projects for the protection of heritage sites

Seychelles destination management company finances projects for the protection of heritage sites

One of Seychelles management companies, Elite Club, has financed a new award, which is geared towards encouraging students to promote the heritage sites of the Seychelles and develop an interest in heritage conservation. The annual award was launched … April 22, 2012
Visibility of Seychelles remains in the hands of the world press, Minister of Tourism says in China to Xinhua News Agency

Visibility of Seychelles remains in the hands of the world press, Minister of Tourism says in China to Xinhua News Agency

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, has told the Chinese press that visibility of the Seychelles remains in the hands of the world press. Minister St.Ange was answering questions to Xinhua, China’s most important … April 22, 2012
Seychelles tourism trade interested in receiving Chinese tourists, moves on China and attends COTTM in Beijing

Seychelles tourism trade interested in receiving Chinese tourists, moves on China and attends COTTM in Beijing

A delegation of the Seychelles private sector interested in receiving Chinese tourists joined Jean-Luc LaiLam and Huanhuan Lee the island’s Tourism Board Managers for China at COTTM, the Chinese Tourism Trade Fair in Beijing this week. Elsia Grandcourt, … April 19, 2012
China-Seychelles tourism TV festival structured by the visit to China by Minister Alain St.Ange of Seychelles

China-Seychelles tourism TV festival structured by the visit to China by Minister Alain St.Ange of Seychelles

Alain St. Ange, the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture, was received during his working visit to the People’s Republic of China at the People’s Great Hall in Beijing where he held discussions with Mr. Wang Jun, Party Secretary of the China … April 19, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Minister takes to the airwaves in Beijing, China

Seychelles Tourism Minister takes to the airwaves in Beijing, China

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, was interviewed by FM Radio 87.6 Beijing Joy FM Radio at the COTTM 2012 China Tourism Trade Fair and asked what could Chinese holiday makers expect from a Seychelles holiday. Minister … April 18, 2012
Seychelles happy to be hosting the 7th World Cleft Lip and Palate Congress

Seychelles happy to be hosting the 7th World Cleft Lip and Palate Congress

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, has said that his ministry was happy that the islands had been chosen as the venue for the next World Cleft Lip and Palate Congress. “We congratulate the team for choosing the … April 18, 2012
Seychelles delegation to attend the COTTM outbound travel market in Beijing

Seychelles delegation to attend the COTTM outbound travel market in Beijing

A high Seychelles delegation from Destination Management Companies (DMCs) and the Seychelles Tourism Board are in China for the Outbound Travel Tourism Market (COTTM) to be held in Beijing between April 18-20, 2012. This year, the business-to-business … April 17, 2012
Seychelles meets the press at the 10th Routes Asia forum at Chengdu, China

Seychelles meets the press at the 10th Routes Asia forum at Chengdu, China

The Seychelles delegation to the 10th Routes Asia forum in Chengdu, China, led by their Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, has met with the press at the 10th Routes Asia forum at Chengdu, China. The minister was accompanied by the CEO … April 17, 2012
Shannon College team with two Seychelles students wins national hospitality competition in Ireland

Shannon College team with two Seychelles students wins national hospitality competition in Ireland

The IHI Business Management Game is Ireland’s most prestigious hospitality management student competition. This year’s winning team of five students from Shannon College of Hotel Management includes two Seychellois students: Michele Andre and Rose-May … April 17, 2012
Seychelles and Routes organizers meet in China and agree on program for Routes Africa in Seychelles from July 8-10, 2012

Seychelles and Routes organizers meet in China and agree on program for Routes Africa in Seychelles from July 8-10, 2012

As part of a busy schedule at the 10th Routes Asia forum, currently taking place in Chengdu, China, between April 15-17, the Seychelles delegation, led by the Minister of Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, has held meetings with the organizers of the Routes … April 17, 2012
Seychelles at the Asia Dive Expo ADEX 2012

Seychelles at the Asia Dive Expo ADEX 2012

The Seychelles Tourism Board along with Mason's Travel representative, Ms. Hilda Camille hcamille@masonstravel.com and Mrs. Elizabeth Fideria of Big Blue Divers dive center bigblue@seychelles.net were in attendance at the Asia Dive Expo ADEX 2012, which … April 17, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture addresses 10th Routes Asia forum in Chengdu, China

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture addresses 10th Routes Asia forum in Chengdu, China

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture, has addressed the 10th Routes Asia forum in Chengdu, China, as Seychelles readies itself to play host to the Routes Africa forum between July 8-10, 2012. Manning a joint Seychelles Tourism … April 16, 2012
10th Routes Asia forum in Chengdu, China, opens with Seychelles stand witnessing brisk business

10th Routes Asia forum in Chengdu, China, opens with Seychelles stand witnessing brisk business

A joint Seychelles Tourism Board-Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority delegation led by Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, and including the Tourism Board CEO, Elsia Grandcourt; Civil Aviation Operations Manager, Wilfred Fock-Tave; … April 16, 2012
Seychelles to be permanent décor of Italian restaurant, Le Cordonnier, in Rome, Italy

Seychelles to be permanent décor of Italian restaurant, Le Cordonnier, in Rome, Italy

London has the flash-based Bluetooth-ordering Inamo restaurant, Japan the ramen vending machines, and soon, the Piazza Giovanni Omicciololi in Italy will play host to a chain of Seychelles Creole restaurants, which will promote the Seychelles image through … April 16, 2012
Seychelles to have its first batch of professional sommeliers and oenologists

Seychelles to have its first batch of professional sommeliers and oenologists

The Seychelles Tourism Academy has embarked on its first ever post-graduate sommelier and oenology advanced certificate. The eighteen months training program, which starts on April 16, 2012, grouping the first batch of fifteen professionals from the Le … April 16, 2012
Biodiversity project of Ephelia Resort of Seychelles

Biodiversity project of Ephelia Resort of Seychelles

In June 2011, the Constance Ephelia Resort of Seychelles was awarded a grant worth US$40,000 from the government of Seychelles’ “Mainstreaming Biodiversity” project funded by the Global Environment Facility. The grant was to support a project initiated … April 15, 2012
Seychelles gears up for July Routes Africa conference with delegation to Routes Asia in Chengdu, China

Seychelles gears up for July Routes Africa conference with delegation to Routes Asia in Chengdu, China

A Seychelles delegation led by the Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, has arrived in Chengdu, China, for the Routes Asia aviation conference, due to be held between April 15-18, 2012. The delegation is made up of the CEO of the Seychelles … April 15, 2012
Seychelles Connect launches all new website, complete with new services and online/mobile marketing solutions

Seychelles Connect launches all new website, complete with new services and online/mobile marketing solutions

VICTORIA, Seychelles - Seychelles Connect, a leading marketing agency promoting businesses in Seychelles, is pleased to announce the launch of its all-new website, complete with new services and solutions that both helps the travelers and companies based … April 14, 2012
Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture meets press in Dubai on his transit stop to China

Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture meets press in Dubai on his transit stop to China

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture used his stopover in Dubai to meet the press at the Emirates Meridien Transit Hotel to update them on the islands’ tourism industry. “The last time I met with you all here … April 13, 2012
Seychelles surprises with its continued positive tourism score

Seychelles surprises with its continued positive tourism score

The tropical mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles continue to go against the trend by recording remarkable increases in their visitor arrival numbers. This message was the question raised this week by many international press representatives who remained … April 12, 2012
BBC Indian Ocean series to showcase Seychelles

BBC Indian Ocean series to showcase Seychelles

It has now been confirmed by Jane McMullen, the Assistant Producer at BBC TV, that the filming done in Seychelles for the Simon Reeve’s Indian Ocean series will be aired soon. The Seychelles Tourism Board says over and over again that these mid-ocean … April 12, 2012
France hands over to Seychelles valuable historical documents

France hands over to Seychelles valuable historical documents

The Seychelles historical exhibition, Les Seychelles: des isles... des homes, has been officially handed over to the Seychelles Archives department. The exhibition, put together by the French author, Richard Touboul, after extensive research works in … April 12, 2012
Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture receives the man behind the Medical Congress

Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture receives the man behind the Medical Congress

Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles received Prof. Dr. S. M. Balaji at his Bel Ombre Tourism Office to echo his support to the coming 7th Biennial World Cleft Lip & Palate Congress set to be held in Seychelles from May 7-11, 2012. Prof. Dr. Balaji … April 12, 2012
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture explores possibilities to connect Thailand and Seychelles

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture explores possibilities to connect Thailand and Seychelles

The Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, met with a high-level trade delegation from Thailand who is on a working visit to Seychelles. Minister St.Ange addressed the issue of having connecting flights linking mainland Thailand … April 11, 2012
Seychelles, the Routes Africa 2012 host country, headed for Routes Asia 2012

Seychelles, the Routes Africa 2012 host country, headed for Routes Asia 2012

A delegation from Seychelles, the team for the Routes Africa 2012 host country, will be in China to represent the islands at the 10th Routes Asia that will take place in Chengdu, from April 15-17. The Seychelles’ delegation to China is headed by … April 11, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Board revamped

Seychelles Tourism Board revamped

Following the appointment of Mr. Alain St.Ange as Minister for Tourism and Culture and the appointment of Mrs. Elsia Grandcourt as the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board, the Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has subsequently … April 11, 2012
China’s Beijing Zoo delegation pledged exchanges with the Seychelles

China’s Beijing Zoo delegation pledged exchanges with the Seychelles

A high delegation from the Chinese Zoo in Beijing has called on the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, during their working visit to Seychelles. The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture thanked the Chinese delegation … April 10, 2012
UNESCO experts meet with Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture

UNESCO experts meet with Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture

Two experts from UNESCO, Ms. Avril Joffe and Mr. Lloyd Stanbury, have completed a three-week mission in Seychelles as part of the UNESCO Technical Assistance Mission for the promotion and development of the Creative Industries, which forms part of the … April 10, 2012
Seychelles tourism trade on Praslin and La Digue meet with Ministers Morgan and St.Ange

Seychelles tourism trade on Praslin and La Digue meet with Ministers Morgan and St.Ange

Members of the SHTA (Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association) from Praslin and La Digue rallied at Tante Mimi Restaurant & Casino at Cote D’Or, Praslin for a follow-up dialogue meeting with members of the government. It was the Praslin Hotelier … April 10, 2012
Seychelles visibility program gaining momentum

Seychelles visibility program gaining momentum

The Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles have been building up a visibility campaign with a difference. They played the press as never seen before and now have upped the stake with a new approach with the support of airlines flying to these tropical … April 10, 2012
Remo Della Porta of Blue Panorama Airline in Seychelles for

Remo Della Porta of Blue Panorama Airline in Seychelles for "way forward" discussions

Blue Panorama Airline has now been flying to Seychelles for the last couple of months, and last week the plane from Italy flew into Seychelles full of Italian holiday makers, including Remo Della Porta of Blue Panorama and his family and Monette Rose, … April 8, 2012
Prefet of La Reunion discusses tourism and air access with Seychelles

Prefet of La Reunion discusses tourism and air access with Seychelles

The Prefet de La Reunion, Mr. Michel Lalande, and Alain St.Ange, the Minister for Tourism and Culture, used the opportunity of an airport meeting to discuss tourism and air access. The Prefet, Mr. Michel Lalande, was departing Seychelles after his working … April 8, 2012
Seychelles and South Africa ministers of tourism discuss cooperation

Seychelles and South Africa ministers of tourism discuss cooperation

Minister Marthinus Van Schalkuyk, the South African Minister responsible for Tourism, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, met on the sidelines of the SADC Ministers of Tourism Meeting last week in Mauritius to … April 8, 2012
Easter in Seychelles sees the tourism industry spread joy to disadvantaged kids

Easter in Seychelles sees the tourism industry spread joy to disadvantaged kids

The Seychelles tourism industry is today playing its part to spread the joy of Easter to disadvantaged children staying at the President’s Village. The support for this joyous day came from the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Hotel & Casino where Ken Choo, … April 6, 2012
Routes Africa 2012 Project and Operations Manager, Rebecca Teale, makes first official visit to Seychelles

Routes Africa 2012 Project and Operations Manager, Rebecca Teale, makes first official visit to Seychelles

Following the announcement that the 7th Routes Africa will take place in the Seychelles islands, the event’s Project and Operations Manager, Rebecca Teale, has made her first official visit to the host country last week. Ms. Teale was in Seychelles … April 5, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture hosts press conference in Mauritius

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture hosts press conference in Mauritius

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture has rallied the largest block ever of Mauritian media houses in Mauritius for a press conference at the Le Mauricia hotel conference room in Grand Baie. The press conference grouping of the Mauritian … April 5, 2012
Vintage Victor songs thrill fans again in Seychelles

Vintage Victor songs thrill fans again in Seychelles

The known entertainer in his own right and columnist, Derek Savy, has given the thumbs up to the Patrick Victor Special 2 and said that it was another resounding success. Numerous fans were again mesmerized by a vintage performance from the musical … April 5, 2012
Seychelles economy receives more support from its Chamber of Commerce

Seychelles economy receives more support from its Chamber of Commerce

“The Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry renews its engagement to support the Seychelles economy.” This was the message passed during the courtesy call paid to the newly-appointed Minister for Finance and his Principal Secretary by the … April 5, 2012
“GreenLight WorldFlight” lands in the Seychelles

“GreenLight WorldFlight” lands in the Seychelles

Seychelles has witnessed the arrival of one of the smallest aircraft to arrive at the archipelago’s international airport. The ultra-light motor glider Virus-SW914, the fastest in the world in its category, piloted by Serbian biologist, environmentalist, … April 4, 2012
Ethiopian Airlines starts commercial weekly flights to the Seychelles

Ethiopian Airlines starts commercial weekly flights to the Seychelles

Ethiopian Airlines has started its new weekly flight bound to the Seychelles islands from the Ethiopian capital main hub, Addis Ababa. The airlines’ Boeing HNOET879 inaugural commercial flight touched down at the Seychelles International airport … April 3, 2012
Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry calls on island’s new Minister of Tourism and Culture

Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry calls on island’s new Minister of Tourism and Culture

Dr. R.V. Ramadoss, the Chairman of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce & Industry, paid a courtesy call on Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles new Minister of Tourism and Culture, accompanied by Germaine Michaud, the Chamber’s Secretary General, and Wendy … April 3, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Board satisfied with its participation at the Foire Internationale de La Reunion

Seychelles Tourism Board satisfied with its participation at the Foire Internationale de La Reunion

The Seychelles Tourism Board continues to firm-up the seal of cooperation with La Reunion island by participating at the second edition of the Foire Internationale de La Reunion, which was held on March 3-11. The island’s Tourism Board had the backing … April 2, 2012
Travel agents from South Africa’s Thompsons Holidays enjoy a Creole gala evening before leaving Seychelles

Travel agents from South Africa’s Thompsons Holidays enjoy a Creole gala evening before leaving Seychelles

After six-days of a fully-packed itinerary, touring various tourism establishments of Seychelles, the familiarization visit of a group of 30 travel agents of Thompsons Holidays ended with a fun-filled, exotic Creole gala evening. The 30 travel agents … April 2, 2012
Seychelles wants to invite Rodrigues island to participate in the Carnaval International de Victoria 2013 in Seychelles

Seychelles wants to invite Rodrigues island to participate in the Carnaval International de Victoria 2013 in Seychelles

The Mauritian Minister for Fisheries, Mr. Nicolas Von-Mally, who is a Rodrigues island-born Mauritian, met with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, when the Seychelles Minister was on a working visit in Mauritius last week. Minister … April 1, 2012
Seychelles and Mauritius to consolidate cultural cooperation

Seychelles and Mauritius to consolidate cultural cooperation

The Mauritian Minister of Arts and Culture, Mookhesswur Choone, has pledged his support to open new areas of cultural cooperation with the Seychelles. Minister Choone made this pledge during his meeting with the Seychelles Minister responsible for … March 30, 2012
Seychelles to host next RETOSA Board meeting at the same time it welcomes Routes Africa 2012 in July

Seychelles to host next RETOSA Board meeting at the same time it welcomes Routes Africa 2012 in July

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has reiterated to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) the importance of member states to assist in the surge against maritime security and the fight against piracy, which negatively … March 30, 2012
Routes Africa 2012 set to rally airline companies, civil aviation authorities and tourism boards in Seychelles

Routes Africa 2012 set to rally airline companies, civil aviation authorities and tourism boards in Seychelles

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has used the 48th RETOSA board meeting of the Tourism Ministers and the SADC meeting being held in Mauritius to call on Africa’s civil aviation authorities and their tourism boards to … March 29, 2012
Travel and Tourism needs to become a potent force within RETOSA member countries

Travel and Tourism needs to become a potent force within RETOSA member countries

The Mauritius Minister for Tourism and Leisure, Micheal Yeung Sik Yuen, opened the 48th session of the RETOSA Board Meeting in Mauritius. RETOSA, the grouping of Southern Africa countries committed to the continued development of tourism, is this year … March 28, 2012
Tourism Ministers of Mauritius and Seychelles meet at Port Louis

Tourism Ministers of Mauritius and Seychelles meet at Port Louis

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, met privately with his Mauritian counterpart, the Minister for Tourism and Leisure, John Michael Yeung Sik Yuen. Minister St.Ange extended an invitation to Minister Yeung Sik Yuen to come … March 28, 2012
Africa proud to announce two back to back tourism events

Africa proud to announce two back to back tourism events

The SADC and RETOSA meetings in Mauritius this week was an opportunity for Seychelles and Zimbabwe to speak with delegates and press of major tourism events coming to Africa. The world is still reliving the successful FIFA World Cup that was held in … March 27, 2012
Worldwide events by Routes update issued as Seychelles takes its place for Africa

Worldwide events by Routes update issued as Seychelles takes its place for Africa

Air service industry professionals and the world’s leading Route Development experts are on the move when one looks at the planning just issued by Gerard Brown, the International Tourism Development Director, for UBM Aviation Routes. “Well, it’s … March 27, 2012
Seychelles Minister St.Ange to seek the support of SADC and RETOSA for Routes Africa 2012

Seychelles Minister St.Ange to seek the support of SADC and RETOSA for Routes Africa 2012

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has arrived in Mauritius to attend the 48th RETOSA board meeting of the Tourism Ministers and the SADC meeting. Minister St.Ange said that the Seychellois delegation “would use the … March 26, 2012
Seychelles tourism reaffirms its engagement with the Russian market in Moscow at MITT Tourism Trade Fair

Seychelles tourism reaffirms its engagement with the Russian market in Moscow at MITT Tourism Trade Fair

The Seychelles Tourism Board and its partners interested to work with them to further develop and consolidate the Russian tourist market for Seychelles, namely, 7 Degrees South represented by Anna Butler Payette and Victoria Grigoriev, and Hilton Seychelles … March 26, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture impressed with the newly-built temporarily classes of the islands’ Tourism Academy

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture impressed with the newly-built temporarily classes of the islands’ Tourism Academy

The Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has re-assured the parents of students taking courses at the Seychelles Tourism Academy of the safety and security aspects of the institution during the rebuilding of the new purpose-built … March 26, 2012
The future of Seychelles and its people depends on the youth

The future of Seychelles and its people depends on the youth

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, visited the Seychelles National Youth Council headquarters and the SNYC Youth Centre this morning. The President was accompanied by Vice President Danny Faure; the Minister of Social Affairs, Community Development … March 26, 2012
Seychelles Minister St.Ange congratulates Seychellois students’ trilingual skills as the islands celebrate La Francophonie

Seychelles Minister St.Ange congratulates Seychellois students’ trilingual skills as the islands celebrate La Francophonie

Seychelles joined the French-speaking world this week in celebrating “La Francophonie Seychelles.” This annual celebration brings out the historical past of the islands, once part of France after they were discovered and settled. “La Francophonie … March 25, 2012
Routes Africa 2012 in Seychelles set to bring North South and East West dialogue

Routes Africa 2012 in Seychelles set to bring North South and East West dialogue

The Routes Africa 2012 forum in the Seychelles will bring airlines, civil aviation authorities, and tourism boards together to see how the challenges facing the world of aviation and tourism can best be tackled. “The world economics is changing fast, … March 25, 2012
Seychelles pursues existing cooperation with La Reunion island to further develop the tourism and cultural cooperation

Seychelles pursues existing cooperation with La Reunion island to further develop the tourism and cultural cooperation

The French Ambassador to the Seychelles met with key stakeholders who are partners of the regional cooperation agreement between Seychelles and the La Reunion Island. The meeting, chaired by Mr. Phillipe Delacroix, the French Ambassador accredited … March 25, 2012
Seychelles is congratulated by the Notting Hill Carnival Roadshow of the UK

Seychelles is congratulated by the Notting Hill Carnival Roadshow of the UK

Claire Holder OBE, the Managing Director of UK’s most popular and most known carnival group, the Notting Hill Carnival Roadshow, has written to Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and to Marymonde Matatiken, the … March 25, 2012
Seychelles Berjaya Resort supports community fire safety awareness workshop

Seychelles Berjaya Resort supports community fire safety awareness workshop

On two consecutive weekends, Saturday, March 17, 2012 and March 24, 2012, a Fire Prevention Workshop was organized by Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino on Mahe in partnership with the Ministry of Community Development, Mr. Dan Frichot (Special … March 25, 2012
Seychelles to host Routes Africa 2012

Seychelles to host Routes Africa 2012

The Seychelles Tourism Board was today officially signed as the host for the 7th Routes Africa event, which will take place July 8-10, 2012 in the Seychelles capital of Victoria. The Tourism Board will work in partnership with the Seychelles Civil Aviation … March 23, 2012
Seychelles islands named Best Islands as part of Outside’s inaugural Active Travel Awards

Seychelles islands named Best Islands as part of Outside’s inaugural Active Travel Awards

VICTORIA, Seychelles - The Seychelles islands have been selected by Outside ( www.outsideonline.com/ ), America’s leading multimedia active-lifestyle brand, as a recipient of its first-ever Active Travel Awards. The Seychelles islands was honored as … March 22, 2012
Opening La Francophonie Seychelles 2012 Alain St.Ange addresses the conservation of the Seychellois cultural heritage

Opening La Francophonie Seychelles 2012 Alain St.Ange addresses the conservation of the Seychellois cultural heritage

The Seychelles Minister responsible for tourism and culture, Alain St.Ange, has appealed to the Seychellois community to unite their actions in promoting their cultural heritage. Minister St.Ange made the appeal during the official opening of the international … March 21, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange will lead Seychelles delegation at the SADC Ministers of Tourism meeting and 48th RETOSA Board Meeting in Mauritius, March 26-29

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange will lead Seychelles delegation at the SADC Ministers of Tourism meeting and 48th RETOSA Board Meeting in Mauritius, March 26-29

The newly-appointed Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, will be in Mauritius between March 26-29, 2012 to attend the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministers of Tourism meeting and the Regional Tourism Organization … March 21, 2012
Seychelles 2012 Carnaval International de Victoria lottery winners receive prizes

Seychelles 2012 Carnaval International de Victoria lottery winners receive prizes

The lucky winners of the second edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria – the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands’ Carnival – have received their prizes following the prize-giving ceremony that took place at the Seychelles Tourism Board head … March 21, 2012
Seychelles delegation completes successful Seatrade Convention in Miami, USA

Seychelles delegation completes successful Seatrade Convention in Miami, USA

A Seychelles delegation consisting of the Tourism Board’s Glynn Burridge, Mason’s Travel’s Lenny Alvis, and Eric Renard from Creole Travel Services completed a 4-day stay in Miami, Florida, where they represented Seychelles at the Seatrade Convention … March 19, 2012
Seychelles UK Tourist Office moves to restructure for the long term

Seychelles UK Tourist Office moves to restructure for the long term

The Seychelles islands have announced today that its Manager at the head of its Tourist Office in the United Kingdom, Marsha Parcou, is set to return to her previous post in South Africa, as the Board’s Marketing Executive, Maria Morel, arrives in the … March 18, 2012
Seychelles strengthens its positioning to the diving, fishing and sailing holiday segments in the Middle East

Seychelles strengthens its positioning to the diving, fishing and sailing holiday segments in the Middle East

The Seychelles Tourism Board, Middle East, in partnership with Emirates Holidays, have joined forces at this year’s Dive Middle East Exhibition, which is held alongside the Dubai International Boat Show, to increase awareness of the impressive diving … March 18, 2012
Seychelles Minister St.Ange meets his Culture Department workforce

Seychelles Minister St.Ange meets his Culture Department workforce

The newly-appointed Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has commenced his duties in the Department of Culture with a visit of the departments and sections. Unknown to the Culture Department, Minister St.Ange has dedicated a whole day to meet … March 18, 2012
Seychelles visitor arrival figures show that the Tourism Board policy of diversification is paying off

Seychelles visitor arrival figures show that the Tourism Board policy of diversification is paying off

The Seychelles monthly visitor arrival statistics shows that the month of February 2012 has been the best month of February ever in the history of Seychelles tourism with an 8 percent increase in visitor arrival numbers over the same month in 2011. The … March 18, 2012
Seychelles President appoints new Air Seychelles board

Seychelles President appoints new Air Seychelles board

The Seychelles President has appointed a new Board of Directors for Air Seychelles, with effect of March 15, 2012, in line with the strategic partnership agreement between Air Seychelles with Etihad Airways. The new Board of Air Seychelles will be … March 18, 2012
Cultural cooperation between Sweden and Seychelles brings training possibilities for young Seychellois

Cultural cooperation between Sweden and Seychelles brings training possibilities for young Seychellois

The consolidating of the existing cultural cooperation between Umeå in Sweden and the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism & Culture remains a priority for Alain St.Ange, the new Minister for Tourism and Culture, and for Ms. Benjamine Rose, his Principle Secretary. This … March 18, 2012
Seychelles sees changes at the Department of Culture as new Minister St.Ange takes office

Seychelles sees changes at the Department of Culture as new Minister St.Ange takes office

The new Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, took office on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 and on the same day he met with the Culture Department Management so as to familiarize himself with his new entourage. The following day, … March 18, 2012
La Reunion pulls “Le Travel d'Or” award for iPad applications

La Reunion pulls “Le Travel d'Or” award for iPad applications

This award was created by Eventiz to recognize the best setup and installations for computers and mobile phones. From January 25 to February 15, 2012, more than 15 million Internet users voted ( www.monsiteprefere.travel ) for their preferred Internet … March 18, 2012
Seychelles… the new destination for the Indian market

Seychelles… the new destination for the Indian market

The Seychelles delegates, who were taking part in the Outbound Travel Mart (OTM) from February 17 to 26 in India, have returned in the country, satisfied with the interest Seychelles gained as a holiday destination for the Indian market. OTM is India’s … March 18, 2012
Seychelles founding President will be part of “Global Hotspots, Insiders Briefing” in California USA

Seychelles founding President will be part of “Global Hotspots, Insiders Briefing” in California USA

Seychelles founding President, Mr. James R. Mancham, has accepted an invitation to participate in a high-profiled program, “Global Hotspots, Insiders Briefing,” which will be hosted by Stanford University’s famous Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, … March 18, 2012
Seychelles and China sign Rs90m funding boost to local projects

Seychelles and China sign Rs90m funding boost to local projects

The Seychelles government has signed two new agreements with the People’s Republic of China in a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, and the resident Ambassador for China, Mr. Shi … March 18, 2012
Germany records the German participation at the “Carnival of Carnivals” in Seychelles

Germany records the German participation at the “Carnival of Carnivals” in Seychelles

German newspapers, including the Bild, have been reporting on the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion in Victoria in the Seychelles. One main article by Melanie Voisin records the success of the carnival that is staged … March 15, 2012
Trumpets to Seychelles School of Music from Umeå Sweden

Trumpets to Seychelles School of Music from Umeå Sweden

Seychelles has been working on increasing the availability of new and up-to-date musical instruments, and many a musician has in the past benefitted on the good will of music teachers and of the School of Music to acquire accessories and replacement parts … March 15, 2012
Alain St.Ange sworn in as Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture

Alain St.Ange sworn in as Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture

The newly-appointed Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, was sworn in before President James Michel at State House in Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles. In the presence of the other five newly-appointed ministers, Vice President … March 14, 2012
French TV – TF1 – tells the French-speaking world about the carnival in Seychelles

French TV – TF1 – tells the French-speaking world about the carnival in Seychelles

The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival staged in the Seychelles jointly by La Reunion and Seychelles, made it on world news on French television TF1. The French-speaking world got a glimpse of the carnival in the tropics, and this spoke volume for … March 13, 2012
Seychelles and Mauritius sign landmark treaties for joint management of continental shelf

Seychelles and Mauritius sign landmark treaties for joint management of continental shelf

Seychelles President James Michel and Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam have signed two important treaties today, to share the management of the continental shelf of the Mascarene Plateau region. As a result, Seychelles and Mauritius now have joint … March 13, 2012
Seychelles and Mauritius Ministers responsible for tourism meet at ITB tourism trade fair in Berlin

Seychelles and Mauritius Ministers responsible for tourism meet at ITB tourism trade fair in Berlin

The Hon. Michael Sik Yuen, Minister of Tourism & Leisure of Mauritius, and Alain St.Ange, the newly-appointed Minister of Tourism and Culture of the Seychelles, met briefly in Berlin where they were both leading respective delegations to the 2012 ITB … March 12, 2012
“The Star” of Kenya congratulates the annual Seychelles-based carnival

“The Star” of Kenya congratulates the annual Seychelles-based carnival

One of the leading newspapers of Kenya, “The Star,” has come out with nothing less than praise for the Carnaval International de Victoria, the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival hosted this year by Seychelles and La Reunion Islands. James Murua, … March 12, 2012
State welcome for Seychelles President Michel in Mauritius

State welcome for Seychelles President Michel in Mauritius

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, received a state welcome on arrival this morning at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International airport in Mauritius. The President was greeted by Mauritian Prime Minister Dr. Navin Ramgoolam as well as members … March 12, 2012
Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President of Emirates; Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles and King Johnny, the King of Travel, meet at 2012 ITB

Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President of Emirates; Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles and King Johnny, the King of Travel, meet at 2012 ITB

Thierry Antinori, the Executive Vice President - Passenger Sales Worldwide for Emirates; Alain St.Ange, the newly-appointed Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture; and Johnny Rohregger, the King Of Travel, met at Kempinski Berlin and took the opportunity … March 11, 2012
The Times uses the beauty and the spectacular beaches of Seychelles as benchmark

The Times uses the beauty and the spectacular beaches of Seychelles as benchmark

The spectacular beauty of the Seychelles is known right across the world. The white sandy beaches of the Seychelles are the most sought-after for dream tropical holidays, and it is not surprising to see The Times of London carry a title for a main article … March 11, 2012
Handball champions, Kiel of Germany, poses for pictures at La Reunion and Seychelles stands at ITB 2012

Handball champions, Kiel of Germany, poses for pictures at La Reunion and Seychelles stands at ITB 2012

The friendship and togetherness between La Reunion and Seychelles was again evident at ITB 2012 when the IRT (Ile Reunion Tourisme) shared the visit to their stand by the Kiel handball team, today’s handball champions. La Reunion Tourisme has personal … March 11, 2012
Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority confirms Kenya Airways introducing third flight on Seychelles run

Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority confirms Kenya Airways introducing third flight on Seychelles run

The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that Kenya Airways has advised that it is increasing its Kenya-Seychelles schedule to three flights per week, effective Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Kenya Airways’ three frequencies per week, between … March 11, 2012
Seychelles President on state visit to Mauritius

Seychelles President on state visit to Mauritius

President James Michel of the Seychelles will be traveling to Mauritius this week on a state visit, where he will be the Chief Guest at the National Day Celebrations for the 44th anniversary of independence of Mauritius on March 12. During his visit, … March 11, 2012
Mason's Travel from Seychelles remains the unbeatable local carnival float at the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in Seychelles

Mason's Travel from Seychelles remains the unbeatable local carnival float at the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in Seychelles

For the 2011 edition of the carnival procession parade in Carnaval International de Victoria, the destination management company of Seychelles, Mason's Travel, with their “carnival fun” dancers dressed up in bright blue colors, braved the stifling … March 10, 2012
La Reunion island awards Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles with a Certificate of Merit – Ambassadeur Ile De La Reunion

La Reunion island awards Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles with a Certificate of Merit – Ambassadeur Ile De La Reunion

The Department of La Reunion Island (IRT) used the ITB Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin, Germany, to present to Alain St.Ange, the newly-appointed Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture with a Certificate of Merit as an “Ambassadeur Ile … March 10, 2012
Seychelles and Maldives Ministers responsible for tourism and culture meet

Seychelles and Maldives Ministers responsible for tourism and culture meet

Ahmed Adheed Abdul Gafoor, the Maldives Minister responsible for Tourism, Arts and Culture, and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles newly-appointed Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, took the opportunity of the ITB Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin for … March 9, 2012
Ethiopian Airlines CEO meets with Seychelles tourism ahead of starting their 4 weekly flights to Seychelles from April 2

Ethiopian Airlines CEO meets with Seychelles tourism ahead of starting their 4 weekly flights to Seychelles from April 2

Tewolde Gebremariam, the Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, met during ITB 2012 in Berlin with Alain St.Ange, the newly-appointed Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture; Elsia Grandcourt, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board; and Bernadette … March 9, 2012
TripAdvisor Best Beaches 2012 clueless as Seychelles omitted from top 25

TripAdvisor Best Beaches 2012 clueless as Seychelles omitted from top 25

“Not being a mass tourism destination is to our disadvantage here for us,” said a regular source close to the Seychelles Tourism Board, saying it is hard to get the required numbers in a global contest where bigger destinations like Florida or Turkey … March 9, 2012
Seychelles President Michel congratulates Seychellois Director to IFAD appointment

Seychelles President Michel congratulates Seychellois Director to IFAD appointment

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has sent a letter of congratulations to Périn Saint Ange upon his appointment as the Director of the Division for East and Southern Africa of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). “The … March 9, 2012
Routes organizers meet with Seychelles tourism for Routes Africa 2012

Routes organizers meet with Seychelles tourism for Routes Africa 2012

Gerard Brown, Neil Mulligan, and Sajid Desai from Routes used the ITB 2012 Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin to meet with Alain St.Ange and Elsia Grandcourt from the Ministry of Tourism & Culture of the Seychelles to discuss the July Routes Africa 2012 … March 9, 2012
Seychelles delegation at ITB in Berlin confirms it is another success

Seychelles delegation at ITB in Berlin confirms it is another success

The Seychelles delegation at ITB 2012 said they are happy with the ever-growing interest for their islands from Germany and from Europe. The delegation is this year headed by Alain St.Ange, the newly-appointed Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture, … March 8, 2012
Notting Hill Carnival of the UK secures the title of the Best International Carnival Float in the Seychelles

Notting Hill Carnival of the UK secures the title of the Best International Carnival Float in the Seychelles

For a second consecutive year the Notting Hill carnival delegation from the United Kingdom has rocked the streets of Victoria and won the first prize of the best International Float for the “Carnaval International de Victoria” 2012. Dressed up in … March 8, 2012
Date for the “Carnival of Carnivals” 2103 in Seychelles is announced

Date for the “Carnival of Carnivals” 2103 in Seychelles is announced

The Seychelles Tourism Board has confirmed that the dates for the 2013 Carnaval International de Victori,a which is staged annually in the Seychelles, are February 8-10, 2013.Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles Tourism Board and Pascal Viroleau of the IRT … March 8, 2012
Elsia Grandcourt is promoted to CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board

Elsia Grandcourt is promoted to CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board

The recent Council of Ministers major reshuffle by President James Michel of the Seychelles has seen Alain St.Ange, the dynamic CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, propelled to the position of Seychelles Minister of Tourism & Culture. This had left … March 8, 2012
Alain St.Ange reacts to the press in Berlin on his appointment as the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture

Alain St.Ange reacts to the press in Berlin on his appointment as the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture

At the ITB tourism trade fair in Berlin, Alain St.Ange, the new Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture, said that he was honored to see that his work, effort, and hard work had been recognized by the islands’ President, Mr. James Michel, which … March 8, 2012
The “Miss Seychelles... another world” contestants lined up for the Eco-Friendly Marathon

The “Miss Seychelles... another world” contestants lined up for the Eco-Friendly Marathon

As the starter gun went off at the Beau Vallon Regatta site, the finalists of the “Miss Seychelles.... another world” contestants were ready to take on the challenge of the fourth edition of the Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon. All present for this … March 8, 2012
Seychelles delegation to attend Miami Seatrade Convention between March 12-15, 2012

Seychelles delegation to attend Miami Seatrade Convention between March 12-15, 2012

A Seychelles delegation made up of the Seychelles Tourism Board and senior management from DMCs (Destination Management Companies) Mason’s Travel and Creole Travel Services are scheduled to attend the annual Seatrade Convention, due to be held between … March 7, 2012
Dubai tourism discusses cooperation with Emirates and Seychelles

Dubai tourism discusses cooperation with Emirates and Seychelles

Mr. Anwar Al Hanai from the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, used his presence at the “Carnival of Carnivals” in Seychelles to discuss future cooperation with Emirates and the Seychelles. Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles … March 7, 2012
African culture proudly showcased by Zimbabwe at Carnival in Seychelles

African culture proudly showcased by Zimbabwe at Carnival in Seychelles

African Culture is rich, diverse, and colorful, but it is too often taken for granted that the world knows all about these unique attributes of Africa. There can be no tourism without culture and Africa knows that well, which is why it remains important … March 7, 2012
Young Seychellois shows the way for everyone to benefit from the Carnaval International de Victoria that is staged annually in Seychelles

Young Seychellois shows the way for everyone to benefit from the Carnaval International de Victoria that is staged annually in Seychelles

A young student from Seychelles, Richard Ernest Athanasuis Ahweng, who will be turning 16 (sixteen) years old soon, has shown the way in the field of innovation to capitalize from the Carnaval International de Victoria that takes place annually in the … March 7, 2012
Dubai Eye one of the many radio stations to broadcast live from the 2012 carnival in Seychelles

Dubai Eye one of the many radio stations to broadcast live from the 2012 carnival in Seychelles

The known and very popular Dubai Eye radio station was one of the many radio stations that traveled to Seychelles in order to cover the carnival of carnivals live. Dubai Eye is the English radio station that has a faithful following, and broadcasting … March 6, 2012
Seychelles at ITB 2012

Seychelles at ITB 2012

The Seychelles Tourism Board is heading an important delegation of Seychelles hoteliers and DMCs (Destination Management Companies) to Berlin for the 2012 ITB, Europe's biggest and most important tourism trade fair. The Seychelles private sector representatives … March 6, 2012
South Africa does Africa proud at the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in Seychelles

South Africa does Africa proud at the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in Seychelles

Kader Miller from the Cape Town Box in Cape Town traveled to Seychelles with an impressive delegation of musicians to participate in the 2012 Carnaval International de Victoria that is staged annually in the Seychelles, and they did their country proud … March 6, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Board welcomes the news about Etihad and Hainan Airlines codeshare agreement

Seychelles Tourism Board welcomes the news about Etihad and Hainan Airlines codeshare agreement

Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, has confirmed to the press in Berlin where he is attending ITB 2012, that Seychelles welcomes the news about the codeshare agreement between Etihad Airways and China’s Hainan Airlines. “Seychelles … March 6, 2012
Tourism world celebrates the successful 2012 Carnaval International de Victoria

Tourism world celebrates the successful 2012 Carnaval International de Victoria

Mr. Taleb Rifai, the UNWTO Secretary General, and Mrs. Rifai; and Mr. N. Ousmann, WTO's Man for Africa, alongside Mr. Anwar Al Hanai, Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing; Mr. Kitili Mbathi, the Chairman of Kenya's Tourism and Mrs. Mbathi; … March 6, 2012
The Carnival 2012 in Seychelles promoted sustainable tourism

The Carnival 2012 in Seychelles promoted sustainable tourism

The Carnival International de Victoria, hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion in Seychelles, was this year passing the clear message that both these tropical islands supported and promoted sustainable tourism. Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism … March 5, 2012
Samba Queen thrills Seychelles and La Reunion Carnival 2012 in the Indian Ocean

Samba Queen thrills Seychelles and La Reunion Carnival 2012 in the Indian Ocean

A Samba Queen and their group of dancers took center stage at the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival and thrilled the thousands of islanders who lined the streets of Victoria to watch the carnival's opening ceremony and the carnival procession. The … March 5, 2012
Dusseldorf Carnival – a new addition at the 2012 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in Seychelles

Dusseldorf Carnival – a new addition at the 2012 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in Seychelles

The German flag was flown this year at the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival staged by Seychelles and La Reunion in Seychelles by the Dusseldorf Carnival delegation made up of some 50 people. The Dusseldorf Carnival was a new addition to the carnival … March 5, 2012
La Reunion, the tropical island of the Indian Ocean, showcases its culture and people at the Carnival in Seychelles

La Reunion, the tropical island of the Indian Ocean, showcases its culture and people at the Carnival in Seychelles

The mid-ocean island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean, a co-organizer of the “Carnaval International de Victoria” that is staged annually in the Seychelles, used their carnival parade to showcase their culture and diversity of their people. La … March 5, 2012
Seychelles sends best wishes to newly-elected Russian President

Seychelles sends best wishes to newly-elected Russian President

Seychelles President James Alix Michel has extended the congratulations of the people and government of Seychelles to the newly-elected President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin, and has expressed his commitment to the ongoing cooperation … March 5, 2012
Honeymoon in paradise at Raffles Praslin Seychelles

Honeymoon in paradise at Raffles Praslin Seychelles

For a memorable honeymoon, Raffles Praslin Seychelles promises a romantic escape among paradisiacal surroundings. From personalized 24-hour butler service to romantic dinner on the beach and private plunge pools, to couples spa treatments, everything … March 4, 2012
Russian warship Captain calls on Foreign Minister

Russian warship Captain calls on Foreign Minister

Captain Ildar Akhmerov, the Senior Commander of the Russian anti-submarine warship “Admiral Tributs,” currently calling in Port Victoria, has made a courtesy call on the Minister for Foreign Affairs today at Maison Quéau de Quinssy. The Captain, … March 4, 2012
UNWTO Secretary General calls on Seychelles President Michel

UNWTO Secretary General calls on Seychelles President Michel

The Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization, Mr. Taleb Rifai, paid a courtesy call on Seychelles President James Michel yesterday afternoon at State House. Mr. Rifai, who was accompanied by the UNWTO Regional Director for Africa, Mr. … March 2, 2012
Seychelles President congratulates Seychellois Director to IFAD appointment

Seychelles President congratulates Seychellois Director to IFAD appointment

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has sent a letter of congratulations to Périn St.Ange upon his appointment as the Director of the Division for East and Southern Africa of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). “The … March 2, 2012
Notting Hill Carnival of the UK arrives in Seychelles for the 2102 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival of the UK arrives in Seychelles for the 2102 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival

The 40-plus delegation from the famous and very popular Notting Hill Carnival from the UK has arrived in the Seychelles where they will participate in the 2012 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival jointly hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion. UK’s … February 29, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Board and China International Friendship and Culture Association meet

Seychelles Tourism Board and China International Friendship and Culture Association meet

Mr. YongAn Cui, the Secretary General of the Organizing Committee of the China International Friendship & Culture Festival, is leading a delegation of officials of his association, accompanied by a Chinese cultural group at the 2012 Carnaval International … February 29, 2012
Seychelles government moves to have a Minister of Tourism and Culture

Seychelles government moves to have a Minister of Tourism and Culture

President James Michel of the Seychelles has announced plans to appoint a Minister of Tourism & Culture in his plans to restructure the government. The announcement was made during his State of the National Address at the National Assembly. The speech … February 29, 2012
Costa Cruises makes statement to update on the situation of their Costa Allegra

Costa Cruises makes statement to update on the situation of their Costa Allegra

Cristiano De Musso from Costa Cruises has made a statement just ahead of the last evening at sea of their Costa cruise ship, the Costa Allegra, before entering Port Victoria in the Seychelles. The Costa Allegra is being towed to Port Victoria following … February 29, 2012
Seychelles President presents plan for government restructuring

Seychelles President presents plan for government restructuring

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has announced major plans to restructure the government during his State of the National Address at the National Assembly this afternoon. The speech was broadcast live on SBC radio and television. “The … February 29, 2012
The first Chinese delegation for the Carnival has landed in Seychelles

The first Chinese delegation for the Carnival has landed in Seychelles

The Seychelles Tourism Board has confirmed that the first Chinese delegation participating in the 2012 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion has arrived in Seychelles. The group was met at the airport by Marymonde Matatiken, … February 28, 2012
Seychelles Tourism CEO meets member of the Legislative Assembly of Macau Special Administration

Seychelles Tourism CEO meets member of the Legislative Assembly of Macau Special Administration

Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, met with Mr. Chan Meng Kam, member of the Legislative Assembly of the Macau Special Administration Region of the People’s Republic of China, when he was on a working visit to Hong Kong and Macau last … February 28, 2012
Why not honeymoon travel to Africa, with Seychelles remaining high on the list of offers?

Why not honeymoon travel to Africa, with Seychelles remaining high on the list of offers?

A recent article in the Huffington post about honeymoon travel to Africa, written by the known and highly-respected, Chike Nwobu, for the Munaluchi Bridal Magazine, was entitled “Why not honeymoon in Africa?” and speaks of “pure white sands, turquoise … February 28, 2012
China moves to introduce The Elders Art Performing Association of Xiamen to Seychelles

China moves to introduce The Elders Art Performing Association of Xiamen to Seychelles

From China it is confirmed that the Elders Art Performing Association of Xiamen is traveling to Seychelles to be part of the 2012 Carnaval International de Victoria. After the approval of the Department of Civil Affairs of Xiamen, the Elders Art Performing … February 28, 2012
German press land in Seychelles in time for 2012 Carnival in Seychelles

German press land in Seychelles in time for 2012 Carnival in Seychelles

A group of ten members of the German press landed in Seychelles yesterday (Monday) just ahead of the official launch of the island’s 2012 Carnaval International de Victoria. The group of German press is in the Seychelles as part of the support for the … February 28, 2012
Seychelles re-engages with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at its 35th Summit of its General Council held in Rome, February 23-24, 2012

Seychelles re-engages with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at its 35th Summit of its General Council held in Rome, February 23-24, 2012

IFAD is a specialized United Nations agency in the form of an international financial institution with the ultimate goal to enable its developing country member states, especially the poor rural communities, to improve their respective food and nutritive … February 28, 2012
Australian Indigenous Art Exhibition moves to Seychelles in time for the island’s 2012 carnival

Australian Indigenous Art Exhibition moves to Seychelles in time for the island’s 2012 carnival

The Australian High Commission accredited to Seychelles, in cooperation with the Seychelles Ministry of Social Development & Culture, is proud to bring “Message Stick” to the Seychelles. “Message Stick” showcases a collection of contemporary … February 26, 2012
China confirms their participation to the 2012 Carnival in Seychelles

China confirms their participation to the 2012 Carnival in Seychelles

A Chinese delegation of 27 people in total are set to arrive in Seychelles this week to participate in the annual Carnaval International de Victoria in the Seychelles. It has now been confirmed that 14 of them will depart from Beijing on February 27, … February 26, 2012
China confirms their participation to the 2012 Carnival in Seychelles

China confirms their participation to the 2012 Carnival in Seychelles

A Chinese delegation of 27 people in total are set to arrive in Seychelles this week to participate in the annual Carnaval International de Victoria in the Seychelles. It has now been confirmed that 14 of them will depart from Beijing on February 27, … February 26, 2012
Seychelles tourism says thank you to the successful and highly-influential Cheng Ning Ning Diana

Seychelles tourism says thank you to the successful and highly-influential Cheng Ning Ning Diana

The Seychelles delegation on a working visit to Hong Kong and Macau were thankful to the island’s Consul General in Hong Kong, Mrs. Cheng Ning Ning Diana, for making this promotional visit the success it deserved to be. Ambassador Philippe Le Gall, … February 26, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Board and ASEAN Chamber of Commerce meet

Seychelles Tourism Board and ASEAN Chamber of Commerce meet

Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, was received by Su Lone Kyan, the President of the Macau ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce, for a meeting in Macau when the Tourism Board official was on a working visit. At the headquarters … February 26, 2012
Seychelles tourism moves on China with new vigor

Seychelles tourism moves on China with new vigor

The mid-ocean tropical islands of the Seychelles has moved with new vigor its drive to attract tourists from China. Until late last year, it was mainland China that had been the focus of their approach, but now it was Hong Kong and Macau that saw Seychelles … February 26, 2012
Madagascar confirms its participation in the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in Seychelles

Madagascar confirms its participation in the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in Seychelles

The Madagascar Tourism promotional organization has confirmed that they will be participating at the 2102 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival that takes place annually in the Seychelles. Madagascar, along with Seychelles, La Reunion, Mauritius, Mayotte, … February 26, 2012
Seychelles President holds high level meetings in margins of London Conference

Seychelles President holds high level meetings in margins of London Conference

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has met with the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, at a meeting in the margins of the London Conference on Somalia. Mr. Ban Ki-moon expressed deep appreciation for the efforts Seychelles is making … February 26, 2012
Seychelles President Michel attends audience with HM Queen Elizabeth II

Seychelles President Michel attends audience with HM Queen Elizabeth II

President James Michel of the Seychelles has attended an audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, during his Guest of Government visit to the United Kingdom. President Michel expressed his congratulations to Her Majesty the … February 24, 2012
Partnership Seychelles and La Reunion for the 2012 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival is a win-win for both islands

Partnership Seychelles and La Reunion for the 2012 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival is a win-win for both islands

The two Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands of Seychelles and La Reunion decided to cooperate to co-host the 2012 “Carnaval International de Victoria” that is held annually in the Seychelles. Today, analysts are assessing the merit of such a partnership, … February 24, 2012
Seychelles tourism trade delegation charms Hong Kong and Macau tour operators

Seychelles tourism trade delegation charms Hong Kong and Macau tour operators

A number of private sector tourism trade representatives from Seychelles in Hong Kong for a promotional workshop have left happy, with reports hitting the Hong Kong media, saying that they had charmed the local tour operators. The Seychelles private … February 24, 2012
Emirates' float designed by Seychellois talents

Emirates' float designed by Seychellois talents

Emirates today announced that the design of its float for the “Carnaval International de Victoria 2012” will be inspired from the sketch of 10-year-old Hilary Denousse from Bel Eau Primary School, who won the STB/Emirates drawing competition, which … February 24, 2012
Hong Kong Commercial Daily interviews CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board

Hong Kong Commercial Daily interviews CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board

Dennis Chung Tak Foon, the Supplement Reporter of Hong Kong Commercial Daily, the only Hong Kong paper that is sold in Hong Kong and in China mainland, took time in Hong Kong to meet with Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and get … February 23, 2012
Seychelles delegation in Hong Kong sees twelve tour operators sign an MOU with Seychelles Tourism Board

Seychelles delegation in Hong Kong sees twelve tour operators sign an MOU with Seychelles Tourism Board

An impressive group of private sector tourism professionals, along with the island's Ambassador for China and their Tourism Board, are in Hong Kong for a workshop and meetings with Hong Kong and Macau tour operators. The meeting and workshops were … February 23, 2012
Deedee Bridgewater, one of the world’s best jazz vocal singers, is to attend Carnaval International de Victoria 2012 in Seychelles

Deedee Bridgewater, one of the world’s best jazz vocal singers, is to attend Carnaval International de Victoria 2012 in Seychelles

Deedee Bridgewater, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, has accepted to be a guest of honor at the 2nd edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria, the “Carnival of Carnivals,” to be held in the capital … February 22, 2012
Seychelles Carnival 2012 confirms presence of country western artists Michael Quinn and the Bourbon Kings

Seychelles Carnival 2012 confirms presence of country western artists Michael Quinn and the Bourbon Kings

The organizers of the 2012 Carnival in Seychelles have confirmed that Michael Quinn & the Bourbon Kings, known country western artists from the USA, will be in Seychelles for the carnival. Michael Quinn said happily to those who do not know him: “Consider … February 22, 2012
Raffles Praslin Seychelles presents a family Easter Special

Raffles Praslin Seychelles presents a family Easter Special

For the Easter holidays, Raffles Praslin Seychelles offers families an Easter Accommodation Special, which includes delightful entertainment options, such as an Easter Sunday lunch, an egg treasure hunt, a chocolate-making workshop, and a visit to a UNESCO … February 22, 2012
Greater mobilization for the visibility of the carnival in the Seychelles

Greater mobilization for the visibility of the carnival in the Seychelles

Different sectors of the Seychelles business community are realizing the importance of the annual carnival that is staged in the islands and have upped their own support in differed ways and means. Walter Confait and his advertising agency of Anse … February 21, 2012
Seychelles Investment Business Authority makes their move and supports the island’s “Carnaval International de Victoria”

Seychelles Investment Business Authority makes their move and supports the island’s “Carnaval International de Victoria”

Barely three days after the Seychelles Tourism Board received a carnival sponsorship donation of fifty thousand rupees from the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority, it was the Seychelles International Business Authority that has now come forward with … February 21, 2012
Seychellois are working hand in hand with the island’s authorities to claim back their tourism industry

Seychellois are working hand in hand with the island’s authorities to claim back their tourism industry

Tourism as an industry is continuously battling to see local populations involve themselves for the long-term consolidation of that volatile industry. The Seychelles government is as aware of such a mission, and the island’s President, James Michel, … February 21, 2012
Seychellois are working hand in hand with the island’s authorities to claim back their tourism industry

Seychellois are working hand in hand with the island’s authorities to claim back their tourism industry

Tourism as an industry is continuously battling to see local populations involve themselves for the long-term consolidation of that volatile industry. The Seychelles government is as aware of such a mission, and the island’s President, James Michel, … February 21, 2012
Seychelles Ambassador in China keeps the islands covered in the press

Seychelles Ambassador in China keeps the islands covered in the press

The Seychelles Ambassador in China, Mr. Philippe Le Gall, has taken up the call for Seychelles tourism to make the islands more visible in China as the Tourism Board increases its presence in that key potential market. Ambassador Le Gall just gave … February 21, 2012
Anse Lazio of Praslin in the Seychelles voted year after year as the World’s Best Beach is open once again with a full contingent of life guards

Anse Lazio of Praslin in the Seychelles voted year after year as the World’s Best Beach is open once again with a full contingent of life guards

“A return to normality,” the many tourists who enjoy that world famous beach on the island of Praslin are saying, after the swim ban was lifted last week. Praslin, the tourist Mecca of the Seychelles, has seen the introduction of life guards on its … February 20, 2012
Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles, prepares to welcome the 2012 Carnaval International de Victoria

Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles, prepares to welcome the 2012 Carnaval International de Victoria

Carnival banners have started to go up in Victoria and other artifacts are expected to go up during the course of the days to come it was confirmed from Victoria. Seychelles is expected to receive the arrival of over 33 international carnival delegations … February 20, 2012
Seychelles tourism industry moves on Hong Kong in their marketing drive

Seychelles tourism industry moves on Hong Kong in their marketing drive

The Consulate of the Republic of Seychelles in Hong Kong & Macau and Mr. Philippe Le Gall, the Seychelles Ambassador based in the Republic in China, have joined together to organize a tourism industry seminar in Hong Kong and has invited the Seychelles … February 20, 2012
Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority throws its support behind the Seychelles 2012 Carnival

Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority throws its support behind the Seychelles 2012 Carnival

The Seychelles Tourism Board has received much-needed financial support from the island’s Civil Aviation Authority during a short ceremony in Victoria. In Seychelles, tourism is highly dependent on the aviation industry and vice versa. That is why the … February 20, 2012
Seychelles hotels move to confirm their support for receiving Chinese tourists

Seychelles hotels move to confirm their support for receiving Chinese tourists

Two major Seychelles hotel groups have echoed their desire to work with the Chinese tour operators to receive their clients, and they have between them committed 100 hotel rooms for the next group. The Constance Hotels Group with their Ephelia & … February 20, 2012
Seychelles President Michel to visit the United Kingdom this week

Seychelles President Michel to visit the United Kingdom this week

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, will be traveling to London this week on a guest of government visit, at the invitation of the British Prime Minister, David Cameron. The Seychelles President has been invited to attend the London Conference … February 20, 2012
Le Duc de Praslin hotel on Praslin in the Seychelles opens its eco-friendly magna swimming pool

Le Duc de Praslin hotel on Praslin in the Seychelles opens its eco-friendly magna swimming pool

The Seychelles tourism industry came in force to Praslin island to join with Robert Payet and his family for the opening of his new eco-friendly swimming pool.The small Seychellois-owned and managed hotel, belonging to the Payet Family, is seen as a real … February 19, 2012
Seychelles tourism industry takes to the sea at Anse Lazio on Praslin now that swim ban is lifted

Seychelles tourism industry takes to the sea at Anse Lazio on Praslin now that swim ban is lifted

Members of the Seychelles tourism industry were seen enjoying the perfect setting of Anse Lazio of Praslin last Saturday just a day after the swim ban was officially lifted. Seychelles is known for its clean and clear turquoise blue seas and its white … February 19, 2012
Seychelles carnival will be discussion point on nationwide televised forum

Seychelles carnival will be discussion point on nationwide televised forum

The Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) has just recorded a live forum on the coming March 2 carnival in the Seychelles for a nationwide viewing this week. It was the popular TV and radio presenter, Nathalie Rose, who was given the task to moderate … February 19, 2012
Seychelles prepares itself for the La Réunion Expo Foire Internationale

Seychelles prepares itself for the La Réunion Expo Foire Internationale

Seychelles has confirmed that it will be participating at the Foire Internatioanale de La Reunion alongside India, China, Madagascar, Singapore, Vietnam, Mauritius, and others showcasing its best to attract visitors from La Reunion to come to visit their … February 19, 2012
Carnival in Seychelles enters final two weeks of preparations for local carnival procession participants

Carnival in Seychelles enters final two weeks of preparations for local carnival procession participants

The carnival in the Seychelles, now known throughout the world as the “Carnival of Carnivals,” is set to be launched officially on March 2. This has prompted the organizers of the carnival to meet the local participants for the carnival and to brief … February 19, 2012
Reunion island, Europe in the Indian Ocean

Reunion island, Europe in the Indian Ocean

Reunion island is not only a tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean. The Tourism Board likes to communicate about the protected lagoon, the mountains that are a UNESCO Heritage site, and the cultures, religions, and ethnic groups coming from all over the … February 16, 2012
Entertainment groups from UK head to Seychelles to relish the March carnival

Entertainment groups from UK head to Seychelles to relish the March carnival

The excitement surrounding the “Carnaval International de Victoria” seems to be spreading far and wide as Seychellois communities overseas embrace the event with as much enthusiasm as the crowd back home. The latest news is that two entertainment … February 16, 2012
Tourists from Hungary land in Seychelles by special flight

Tourists from Hungary land in Seychelles by special flight

One hundred and ten Hungarians landed in Seychelles for a seven-day holiday through arrangements made by the island’s Destination Management Company (DMC) 7 Degrees South and Safari Travel Company of Hungary. The operation opens Seychelles into the … February 16, 2012
La Reunion press record the Seychelles presence in their island

La Reunion press record the Seychelles presence in their island

The recent promotional drive by Seychelles in the neighboring island of La Reunion was to reconfirm the participation of the island in the carnival of carnivals” that is held in the Seychelles annually in the month of March. Both La Reunion and the … February 16, 2012
The Italian Blue Panorama Airlines inaugural flight lands in the Seychelles islands

The Italian Blue Panorama Airlines inaugural flight lands in the Seychelles islands

Seychelles vacuum of non-direct flights from the European destination has been partly filled with the landing of the Blue Panorama Airlines nonstop flight from Milan-Malpensa and Rome-Fiumicino airports. The Italian airline’s Boeing 77-300ER carrier … February 15, 2012
Seychelles at OTM Tourism Trade Fair in India and pursuing Bollywood to increase visibility

Seychelles at OTM Tourism Trade Fair in India and pursuing Bollywood to increase visibility

Two of the Seychelles Tourism Board Marketing Executives have left Seychelles for India accompanied by a number of tourism trade partners to participate in the Outbound Travel Market (OTM) Tourism Trade Fair. Seychelles has seen a steady increase in … February 15, 2012
The safety label for Seychelles remains their priority as announcement is made to re-open all beaches

The safety label for Seychelles remains their priority as announcement is made to re-open all beaches

2011 was a trying year for many tourist destinations. Climate change phenomena arrived in never-before-seen patterns in behavior both beneath the waves and on land. Meanwhile, Seychelles and the neighboring islands of Mauritius and La Reunion were not … February 15, 2012
Le Duc de Praslin hotel in the Seychelles goes green with the first ever Magna Pool in the islands

Le Duc de Praslin hotel in the Seychelles goes green with the first ever Magna Pool in the islands

The concept of green technology is slowly gaining pace in the Seychelles tourism industry. A Tourism Sustainable Label was launched last year, and the concept of serious tourism is today being more widely promoted in a bid to consolidate for the long … February 14, 2012
Notting Hill Carnival from the UK confirms they will be present at the Seychelles Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival from the UK confirms they will be present at the Seychelles Carnival

The Notting Hill Carnival Roadshow Company has confirmed that they will be present again this year at the “Carnaval International de Victoria” in the Seychelles. They have also confirmed that they will be presenting a new set of costumes at the 2012 … February 14, 2012
Emirates Open Skies in-flight magazine shows the coming Carnival in the Seychelles

Emirates Open Skies in-flight magazine shows the coming Carnival in the Seychelles

The Open Skies of Emirates carries a promotional picture of the “Carnaval International de Victoria” in its February issue. The in-flight magazine that sits in every seat pocket on all Emirates flights for the month of February has been raising awareness … February 13, 2012
Top Seychelles artists rallied to sing their carnival 2012 theme song

Top Seychelles artists rallied to sing their carnival 2012 theme song

Seychelles will soon be hosting its grand “Carnaval International de Victoria,” and once again a theme song for this national event has been launched. The carnival 2012 theme song has been produced by a group of popular and best-known artists from … February 13, 2012
Korean delegation and performance team confirms their participation in the Carnival in Seychelles

Korean delegation and performance team confirms their participation in the Carnival in Seychelles

Julie Kim from the Seychelles Tourism Board Korea-based Office confirmed today that a Korean delegation is flying in from Seoul, Korea, to participate in the 2012 Carnival being staged in Seychelles. The Korean procession team will have a decorated truck … February 10, 2012
Special holiday package holiday offer for 2012 Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria

Special holiday package holiday offer for 2012 Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria

Emirates has moved with special offers to promote the unique Seychelles Carnival 2012 from POS India. A communiqué from Emirates says: “In line with our continuous effort to promote Seychelles, special packages have been launched for the upcoming carnival … February 10, 2012
Seychelles benefits from a special feature in the Guardian Newspaper of the UK

Seychelles benefits from a special feature in the Guardian Newspaper of the UK

A 24-page special feature on Seychelles has been published on the Guardian newspaper in the UK. Jose Powell from the Report Company has confirmed that the Guardian Newspaper has also launched their on-line platform with the guardian.co.uk, and this feature … February 9, 2012
Edith Hunzinger, the Seychelles Frankfurt-based Tourist Office Manager, visits the Düsseldorf Carnival Organization as they prepare “royal” visit to the Seychelles

Edith Hunzinger, the Seychelles Frankfurt-based Tourist Office Manager, visits the Düsseldorf Carnival Organization as they prepare “royal” visit to the Seychelles

FRANKFURT/MAIN, Germany — Edith Hunzinger, Regional Manager of the Seychelles Tourist Office in Germany, recently met the “royal couple” of the carnival celebrations in Düsseldorf, where the Seychelles will be featured prominently in this year’s … February 9, 2012
Aaron Heslehurst, the BBC news and travel presenter, to be MC at Official Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Carnival in Seychelles

Aaron Heslehurst, the BBC news and travel presenter, to be MC at Official Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Carnival in Seychelles

The Seychelles Tourism Board has confirmed that Aaron Heslehurst of the BBC will be the MC at the Official Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Carnival in Seychelles. Aaron Heslehurst has been a BBC news presenter since February 2002. He currently presents … February 8, 2012
Samba Queen from PARAISO Escola de SAMBA leading a Brazil delegation to Seychelles Carnival

Samba Queen from PARAISO Escola de SAMBA leading a Brazil delegation to Seychelles Carnival

The Seychelles Tourism Board has confirmed that the Samba Queen from PARAISO Escola de SAMBA is personally heading a delegation of Brazilian Samba Dancers to the 2012 Carnival in Seychelles. The group is currently in the UK and will be flying into Seychelles … February 8, 2012
Russian navy confirms its participation in the 2012 Carnival in Seychelles

Russian navy confirms its participation in the 2012 Carnival in Seychelles

The Russian Ambassador, Mr. Mihail Kalinin, has confirmed that the Russian warship, Admiral Tributs, is coming to Seychelles from March 1-5, 2012 to take part in the Carnaval International de Victoria. Admiral Tributs has 332 sailors on board, with … February 8, 2012
Seychelles tourism chief holds press conference at Mauritius Airport on the island’s 2012 Carnival

Seychelles tourism chief holds press conference at Mauritius Airport on the island’s 2012 Carnival

Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, used a transit stop in Mauritius to hold a press conference with the island’s television, radio, and written press to update Mauritius on the upcoming Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival which … February 8, 2012
Dusseldorf Carnival of Germany is one new addition for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in Seychelles

Dusseldorf Carnival of Germany is one new addition for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in Seychelles

The Seychelles Tourism Board has confirmed that the Dusseldorf Carnival of Germany is one of the new delegations coming to the 2012 “Carnival of Carnivals” in the Seychelles. “They are coming with a strong 50-plus delegation to be part of the carnival … February 7, 2012
French television RFO interviews Alain St.Ange of Seychelles to update La Reunion on coming Carnival

French television RFO interviews Alain St.Ange of Seychelles to update La Reunion on coming Carnival

The CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Alain St.Ange, ended a two-day working visit in La Reunion with a meeting with TV and written press of La Reunion so as to update the Indian Ocean French Island on the Vanilla Islands Carnival that is staged annually … February 7, 2012
Seychelles and La Reunion meet to finalize Carnival 2012 before updating press

Seychelles and La Reunion meet to finalize Carnival 2012 before updating press

Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB), and Pascal Viroleau of the Ile de La Reunion Tourisme (IRT), held meetings in La Reunion with delegations from La Region government of La Reunion headed by Mr. Jean-Francois Sita, the Vice … February 6, 2012
Seychelles wishes Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth prosperity and good health for many years to come

Seychelles wishes Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth prosperity and good health for many years to come

On the occasion of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne, Seychelles President James Michel has sent a letter of sincere congratulations on behalf of the government and people of Seychelles:“As we celebrate … February 6, 2012
Seychelles meets press in Mauritius on 2012 Carnival

Seychelles meets press in Mauritius on 2012 Carnival

Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, used a transit stop in Mauritius to meet with the Mauritian press to help raise the visibility of the 2012 India Ocean Vanilla Islands “Carnaval International de Victoria,” which is staged annually … February 6, 2012
ASEAN Secretary General to attend the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in Seychelles

ASEAN Secretary General to attend the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in Seychelles

The Secretary General of ASEAN (Association of the South East Asia Nations), H.E. Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, has confirmed that he will personally attend the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival that will be held in Seychelles from March 2-4. The ASEAN Secretary … February 5, 2012
Australian Aboriginal artists confirm their participation at the 2012 Carnival in Seychelles

Australian Aboriginal artists confirm their participation at the 2012 Carnival in Seychelles

It has been confirmed that Australian Aboriginal artists are flying to the Seychelles to be part of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival of carnivals. Heath Bergersen and Derek Nannup will be flying the Australian colors in the carnival procession … February 5, 2012
Accord signed by Seychelles Tourism Academy opens up training opportunities for tourism officials

Accord signed by Seychelles Tourism Academy opens up training opportunities for tourism officials

The Seychelles Tourism Academy went an extra mile to seize regional training opportunities not only for its staff but that of the Seychelles Tourism Board by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU, which was signed last year, with three … February 3, 2012
Seychelles’ unique Coco de Mer nut is the latest chocolate collection for Valentines 2012

Seychelles’ unique Coco de Mer nut is the latest chocolate collection for Valentines 2012

French Chocolatier Patrick Roger had come up with the latest chocolate collection with both male and female Coco de Mer chocolates for 2012 Valentine’s Day. “One cannot miss them … the shop windows are full of them,” said a Parisian to the … February 3, 2012
Seychelles President Michel awarded honorary doctorate by TERI University

Seychelles President Michel awarded honorary doctorate by TERI University

The Chancellor of TERI University and Director-General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Dr. RK Pachauri, has conferred an honorary Doctorate in Philosophy on President James Michel, who is also Chancellor of the University of Seychelles, … February 3, 2012
Qatar Airways’ in-flight magazine covers eating out in Seychelles

Qatar Airways’ in-flight magazine covers eating out in Seychelles

Seychelles is maintaining its visibility across the world through many of its niche assets. Recently, it is the food of the tropical islands of the Seychelles that has brought them to the world. It is through gillypickup.co.uk that this aspect of Seychelles … February 2, 2012
Seychelles President and Indian Prime Minister reaffirm privileged partnership

Seychelles President and Indian Prime Minister reaffirm privileged partnership

President James Michel of Seychelles has met with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh of India in New Delhi, to discuss ways in which to strengthen bilateral cooperation, as well as improve regional security. The President is on a working visit to India, … February 2, 2012
The finalists for “Miss Seychelles… another world 2012” are revealed

The finalists for “Miss Seychelles… another world 2012” are revealed

The selection process of the national beauty pageant, “Miss Seychelles… another world 2012,” brings out the final 12 contestants who have been chosen out of the 28 applicants. The names of the 12 finalists are as follows: Christina Fondamière, … February 1, 2012
Air Seychelles appoints Cramer Ball as Chief Executive Officer

Air Seychelles appoints Cramer Ball as Chief Executive Officer

Minster Joël Morgan, the Minister responsible for Transport in the government of Seychelles, and Mr. James Hogan, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, have today announced that Air Seychelles, the national airline of the republic … January 31, 2012
Seychelles welcomes the news published in Air Transport News on Blue Panorama Airlines and Alitalia moving to integration of the two companies

Seychelles welcomes the news published in Air Transport News on Blue Panorama Airlines and Alitalia moving to integration of the two companies

The Seychelles Tourism Board has welcomed the news published in Air Transport News where it was conformed that the Board of Directors of Alitalia–Compagnia Aerea Italiana has given the green light to the project for integration with Blue Panorama Airlines, … January 30, 2012
The annual Seychelles BENELUX Tourism Roadshow… going from strength to strength

The annual Seychelles BENELUX Tourism Roadshow… going from strength to strength

After completing its successful week, taking the Seychelles destination and its selective products through various parts of Benelux in the form of luxurious presentations provided by the Seychelles Tourism Board and hotel partners, the Seychelles continues … January 30, 2012
International cooperation between Seychelles, UK and Denmark takes tough stance on piracy

International cooperation between Seychelles, UK and Denmark takes tough stance on piracy

International cooperation to counter the increasing threat of piracy has led to the successful detention of 18 suspected pirates who will be transferred to, and possibly prosecuted, in Seychelles. The government of Seychelles has agreed to take custody … January 30, 2012
Seychelles President on working visit to India this week

Seychelles President on working visit to India this week

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel will be traveling to India this week to address the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2012, which will be inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The Seychelles President attended the summit in … January 30, 2012
First Chinese couple’s wedding in Seychelles will boost visibility of islands in China

First Chinese couple’s wedding in Seychelles will boost visibility of islands in China

Mason’s Travel is one of the Destination Management Companies (DMCs) proactive in the promotion of Seychelles in the Chinese market. They have embarked on a wonderful series of promotional activities on the Chinese Market laid out for 2012. Their year … January 29, 2012
Seychelles and La Reunion’s Carnival moves into gear with countdown

Seychelles and La Reunion’s Carnival moves into gear with countdown

The 2012 carnival of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands that is staged in Seychelles annually by Seychelles and La Reunion, moved into gear this week with an official countdown that took place at the International Conference Center (ICCS) in Victoria, the … January 29, 2012
Seychelles’ delegation greets Zegrahm and Eco Expeditions’ cruise ship, Clipper Odyssey, in Port Victoria after successful Aldabra and Amirantes itinerary

Seychelles’ delegation greets Zegrahm and Eco Expeditions’ cruise ship, Clipper Odyssey, in Port Victoria after successful Aldabra and Amirantes itinerary

A Seychelles delegation consisting of Alain Mason and Lenny Alvis from Mason’s Travel; Lt. Colonel Andre Ciseau, CEO of Seychelles Ports Authority; and Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board with members of his team, visited the cruise ship … January 27, 2012
Seychelles and La Reunion Carnival receives confirmation that Indian navy will be present to show solidarity for drive in the Indian Ocean

Seychelles and La Reunion Carnival receives confirmation that Indian navy will be present to show solidarity for drive in the Indian Ocean

The Indian Military Attaché based in the Seychelles has today confirmed that an Indian Navy Ship will make a call to Port Victoria in the Seychelles in the spirit of solidarity with the island nation in its drive to rid the shipping routes off the African … January 26, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Ambassadors meet in Tanzania

Seychelles Tourism Ambassadors meet in Tanzania

Melton Ernesta, based in Jamaica, and Maryvonne Pool, who is based in Tanzania, met this week in Dar es Salam, Tanzania, to strategize together plans for supporting actions by the island’s Tourism Ambassadors based in the four corners of the world. … January 26, 2012
Seychelle’s thank you mission in London receives positive feedback

Seychelle’s thank you mission in London receives positive feedback

The January 14, 2012 press and tour operator lunch, sponsored by Seychelles in London, has been well received by the trade in the United Kingdom. Lena Hoareau, the Head of the island's London Office of their PR & News Bureau, has been receiving messages … January 25, 2012
Seychelles government and Etihad Airways team up in new strategic partnership in Air Seychelles Ltd.

Seychelles government and Etihad Airways team up in new strategic partnership in Air Seychelles Ltd.

The government of Seychelles and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding wherein Etihad will invest to acquire a 40 percent stake in Air Seychelles Ltd. as part of a strategic partnership … January 25, 2012
Seychelles says thank you to tour operators and press in London

Seychelles says thank you to tour operators and press in London

The main tour operators and press of London have been thanked for their underlying support towards the Seychelles tourism industry and urged to continue to give their support to this tourism island destination as it bids to grow its number of visitors … January 24, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Office in Paris launches an aggressive training program for French and Benelux travel agents

Seychelles Tourism Office in Paris launches an aggressive training program for French and Benelux travel agents

As part of its B2B promotional activity program, the Seychelles Tourism Office in Paris is organizing a series of destination and product training for travel agents in Paris and suburbs (île de France) – called “les rendez-vous de l’Office du Tourisme … January 24, 2012
Seychelles’ private sector guides its tourism board on new 2012 promotional tagline

Seychelles’ private sector guides its tourism board on new 2012 promotional tagline

Members of the Seychelles’ tourism trade have assisted the tourism board in conceiving a new, promotional tagline for its 2012 marketing campaign. The new slogan, “The Seychelles Experience…more accessible than ever before,” comes at a time … January 24, 2012
UNWTO Secretary General pledges support for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in Seychelles this coming March and will personally attend to deliver a tourism message

UNWTO Secretary General pledges support for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival in Seychelles this coming March and will personally attend to deliver a tourism message

Mr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), received at his Madrid Headquarters in Spain on Friday, January 20, 2012, a Seychelles’ delegation comprised of the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Alain St.Ange; … January 24, 2012
Ethiopian Airline lands in the Seychelles with 152 Chinese holidaymakers

Ethiopian Airline lands in the Seychelles with 152 Chinese holidaymakers

For the first time ever in Seychelles history, an Ethiopian Airline charter touched down at the Seychelles International Airport with a full load of 152 Chinese holidaymakers. The 3-hour -and-50-minute flight from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, … January 24, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Academy focuses strongly on lecturers training program in 2012

Seychelles Tourism Academy focuses strongly on lecturers training program in 2012

The Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) has started the New Year with a strong focus on the training program of its lecturers. This is in line with the Seychelles Tourism Academy's strategy to further empower its lecturers, and more importantly, to … January 20, 2012
Seychelles signs second pioneering project with financing partners

Seychelles signs second pioneering project with financing partners

The Seychelles government has signed yet another landmark project with funding partners, the European Investment Bank (EIB), for a sum of EUR 27 million for a water and sanitation project for the Seychelles Public Utilities Corporation (PUC). This … January 20, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Board’s European Director and Tourism Manager in Italy in positive move to reassure tour operator partners

Seychelles Tourism Board’s European Director and Tourism Manager in Italy in positive move to reassure tour operator partners

As a result of the insecurity created in the minds of European tour operators by the cessation of services by Air Seychelles to Europe, Bernadette Willemin, Seychelles Tourism Board’s European Director based in Paris, France, and Monette Rose, the Board’s … January 20, 2012
Blue Panorama holds discussion on marketing strategy with Seychelles delegation at FITUR Spanish tourism fair

Blue Panorama holds discussion on marketing strategy with Seychelles delegation at FITUR Spanish tourism fair

In line with Seychelles’ ongoing drive to increase air access to the country after the cessation of Air Seychelles’ flights to European destinations, Alain St. Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Bernadette Wilemin, Seychelles’ Tourism … January 20, 2012
Seychelles uses Spanish tourism fair, FITUR, to launch campaign

Seychelles uses Spanish tourism fair, FITUR, to launch campaign

Seychelles has taken the opportunity to launch its new tourism campaign, “The Seychelles Islands…accessible as never before,” at the FITUR tourism fair in Madrid, held between January 18-22, 2012. The new campaign is a reflection of Seychelles’ … January 19, 2012
Seychelles congratulates international forces fighting piracy in the region

Seychelles congratulates international forces fighting piracy in the region

The Seychelles Foreign Minister, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has congratulated the Royal Danish navy and the Danish Government for their engagement in what he described as an “exemplary” anti-piracy operation. The Minister also hailed the efforts of several … January 19, 2012
Seychelles delegation to the 5th World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi from January 15-19, 2012

Seychelles delegation to the 5th World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi from January 15-19, 2012

The Republic of Seychelles is being represented at the 5th World Future Energy Summit (WFES) by a delegation comprised of the Minister for Investment, Natural Resources, and Industry, Mr. Peter Sinon; the Seychelles Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Dick Esparon; … January 18, 2012
Seychelles Investment Board’s priority for this year is to make it easier to do business in Seychelles

Seychelles Investment Board’s priority for this year is to make it easier to do business in Seychelles

The new Seychelles Investment Board, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Terrence Mondon, met for the first time on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, after the official appointment in November, 2011 by Seychelles President James Michel. The Chairman, in his opening … January 18, 2012
Successful translocation of the Seychelles Warbler

Successful translocation of the Seychelles Warbler

Frégate Island is now home to the Seychelles Warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis) – the 100th bird on their list. A translocation from Cousin Island Special Reserve was a great success and the new population has adapted extremely well, with the birds … January 18, 2012
Seychelles confirms that it re-establishes nonstop services into Europe

Seychelles confirms that it re-establishes nonstop services into Europe

A Seychelles delegation headed by Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB), and Capt David Savy, the Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA), accompanied by Monette Rose, the Tourism Board’s Manager for Italy, met with Franco … January 18, 2012
Emirates and Seychelles Tourism Board launch drawing competition for the 2012 carnival

Emirates and Seychelles Tourism Board launch drawing competition for the 2012 carnival

In a move to encourage interaction and participation of young Seychellois in the 2012 Carnival, Emirates and the Seychelles Tourism Board have announced a joint drawing competition for primary schools of the archipelago. Pupils aged between 6 and 12 … January 18, 2012
IMF completes the fourth review and financing assurances review under the extended arrangement for Seychelles

IMF completes the fourth review and financing assurances review under the extended arrangement for Seychelles

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed the fourth program review and financing assurances review under Seychelles’ program supported by a three-year extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) on January … January 17, 2012
Seychelles tourism operators close ranks to surmount looming challenges

Seychelles tourism operators close ranks to surmount looming challenges

Officials of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) and the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) waded into the lagoon at Au Cap on the main island of Mahe last Friday and used the occasion to underline concerns about challenges facing the … January 17, 2012
Seychelles global citizen

Seychelles global citizen

The final version of the documentary, “Seychelles Global Citizen – The Life and Times of Sir James R. Mancham,” produced by BBI MEDIA, Australia, was shown for the first time in Australia on January 6, 2012 at a reception hosted by its producer, … January 16, 2012
Seychelles National Economic Council identifies, debates areas needing focus

Seychelles National Economic Council identifies, debates areas needing focus

The first meeting of the Seychelles National Economic Council last Thursday proposed areas its members felt need attention and discussed them during their first meeting, which was chaired by Seychelles President James Michel at State House. When welcoming … January 16, 2012
Ludwig Rembold, the renowned German “Suddeutsche Zeitung” journalist is in Seychelles to prepare his latest report

Ludwig Rembold, the renowned German “Suddeutsche Zeitung” journalist is in Seychelles to prepare his latest report

Suddeutsche Zeitung's senior journalist, Ludwig Rembold, arrived in Seychelles last Saturday for a working visit to prepare his latest report on a Seychelles holiday with a difference. Mr. Rembold was welcomed at Seychelles International Airport as he … January 15, 2012
Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association members bond on cruise at start of 2012

Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association members bond on cruise at start of 2012

Louis D'Offay, the Chairman of the Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association, and Raymond St.Ange, his Executive Director, hosted members of the Seychelles tourism industry on a cruise to mark the start of 2012. Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles … January 15, 2012
Seychelles and the African Union: stepping up the fight against piracy

Seychelles and the African Union: stepping up the fight against piracy

Seychelles Foreign Minister, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has met with the African Union Chairperson, Mr. Jean Ping, to discuss the increased cooperation between the Indian Ocean Commission and the AU, as well as Seychelles and the AU, particularly in the area … January 12, 2012
Seychelles tourism industry records 11 percent growth in visitor arrival numbers over 2011

Seychelles tourism industry records 11 percent growth in visitor arrival numbers over 2011

The Seychelles National Bureau of Statistics has published the 2011 accumulated visitor arrival numbers and confirmed that a record-breaking number of tourists holidayed in Seychelles in the year 2011. In 2011, the government’s Independent National … January 11, 2012
Seychelles says, China “here we come,” as tour operators unify to market Seychelles

Seychelles says, China “here we come,” as tour operators unify to market Seychelles

In the presence of His Excellency Shi Zhongjun, the Ambassador from the People’s Republic of China to Seychelles, and Mr. Barry Faure, the Chairman of the Seychelles Tourism Board, all the nation’s Destination Management Companies (DMCs) gathered … January 11, 2012
Luxurious Madikwe Hills Private Game reserve and the stunning Desroches island present the ultimate Bush and Beach Experience, new for 2012

Luxurious Madikwe Hills Private Game reserve and the stunning Desroches island present the ultimate Bush and Beach Experience, new for 2012

Desroches, a stunning private island in the Seychelles and the uber luxurious Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge in South Africa, together, have created the ultimate Bush & Beach Experience for 2012. Perfect for families, couples, and honeymooners alike, … January 10, 2012
Paul van Frank appointed Managing Director of Frégate Island Private

Paul van Frank appointed Managing Director of Frégate Island Private

Luxury resort specialist, Paul van Frank, has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Frégate Island Private in the Seychelles, effective from December 15, 2011. Taking over the reins from interim General Manager, Ian Barbour, who successfully … January 9, 2012
Seychelles tourism welcomes China Travel Services (CTS) Manager on visit to finalize arrangements for first big group

Seychelles tourism welcomes China Travel Services (CTS) Manager on visit to finalize arrangements for first big group

Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, accompanied by Amia Desir-Jovanovic, the Tourism Board’s Senior Marketing Executive, were both at the airport on Sunday to welcome Mr. Jia Yin, the Manager for China Travel Services (CTS), responsible … January 9, 2012
Seychelles’ much-loved artist, Patrick Victor, to hold a second edition of his spectacular concerts

Seychelles’ much-loved artist, Patrick Victor, to hold a second edition of his spectacular concerts

Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino is again the venue for Patrick Victor, the Seychelles’ much-loved artist, to host the 2nd edition of the Patrick Victor Special Dinner & Show, which will be live on February 11, 2012. This special evening is … January 8, 2012
The Indian Ocean Vanilla Island's Carnaval  International de Victoria getting early press attention

The Indian Ocean Vanilla Island's Carnaval International de Victoria getting early press attention

Magazine after magazine from the world over are focusing their attention on the Indian Ocean region where the Vanilla Islands of the Seychelles and La Reunion will again this year be staging their annual March Carnival from March 2-4 in the beautiful … January 8, 2012
Michael Adams, the famous Seychelles artist, receives Didier Robert, the President of La Reunion

Michael Adams, the famous Seychelles artist, receives Didier Robert, the President of La Reunion

The Anse Aux Poules Bleues Studio of Michael Adams in the Southwest of Mahe island in the Seychelles received the visit of Mr. Didier Robert, the President of la Region de La Reunion, last Saturday as Mr. Robert was on a final tour of the island after … January 8, 2012
Seychelles tourism industry calls meeting of members

Seychelles tourism industry calls meeting of members

The umbrella group for the hospitality and tourism trade in the Seychelles has planned an important meeting for its members and invited guests, which will be held at the International Conference Centre on Friday, January 13, 2012, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 … January 7, 2012
The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival 2012 makes international press

The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival 2012 makes international press

The Quarterly Magazine of Singapore, known as a highly-prestigious and very popular magazine, has just come out with a feature on the Indian Ocean Vanilla Island’s 2012 Seychelles Carnival, which is co-hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion Islands. The … January 6, 2012
Who will be Miss Seychelles 2012?

Who will be Miss Seychelles 2012?

The romantic and dream islands of the Seychelles are known for their beauty and for their white sandy beaches with its clear and warm clean turquoise blue seas that continuously lap them. With their year-round summer climate, these mid-ocean islands … January 6, 2012
The New Year sees Seychelles tourism get their Ambassadors up to date with news about Seychelles

The New Year sees Seychelles tourism get their Ambassadors up to date with news about Seychelles

The Seychelles Tourism Board has wasted no time in 2012 to get their Tourism Ambassadors positioned in the four corners of the world updated on the latest developments in their native country and about what other members of this unique grouping were doing. From … January 5, 2012
Abu Dhabi Omeir Holidays consultants get their first taste of the exotic Seychelles

Abu Dhabi Omeir Holidays consultants get their first taste of the exotic Seychelles

The Seychelles Tourism Attaché in the island’s embassy in Abu Dhabi, started 2012 on the run as she entered Abu Dhabi’s Omeir Holidays to make a presentation on the Seychelles islands’ products and services to its travel consultants in the Holidays’ … January 4, 2012
“Sea Life Seychelles” is a new magazine promoted as the guide to sea-based activities in Seychelles

“Sea Life Seychelles” is a new magazine promoted as the guide to sea-based activities in Seychelles

Arnold Chetty is the Editor of the new “Sea Life Seychelles” magazine promoted by Ace Media in Seychelles. In his editorial of the first issue of the magazine, Mr. Chetty said: “The primary purpose of the magazine is to educate Seychellois and visitors … January 4, 2012
2012 Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon

2012 Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon

The Seychelles islands are set to host its annual Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon for the year 2012, which will take place on February 26. The Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon has been taking place in Seychelles since 2008. It was initiated by Mr. … January 3, 2012
Press takes its hat off to Seychelles for its work in 2011

Press takes its hat off to Seychelles for its work in 2011

Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, the known East African eTurboNews correspondent and the journalist who also publishes his own online journal, “Tourism, Aviation and Conservation News from Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands,” has congratulated the … January 3, 2012
Striving for Seychelles - the pride of the nation

Striving for Seychelles - the pride of the nation

“At the start of this new year, I wish that you continue to serve Seychelles with passion, devotion, enthusiasm, and pride – the sentiments which I, as the Commander in Chief, share with you. I hope that, together, we will work even harder to realize … January 2, 2012
Seychelles Tourism takes great strides … and blows … in 2011

Seychelles Tourism takes great strides … and blows … in 2011

At the stroke of midnight tomorrow, Seychelles will clock another visitors’ arrival record to cap a year which has seen its fair share of highs and lows for tourism. The official visitor arrival numbers issued every Wednesday without fail by the … December 31, 2011
Seychelles Tourism Board and Tourism Academy reward long-serving tourism industry staff

Seychelles Tourism Board and Tourism Academy reward long-serving tourism industry staff

The Seychelles Tourism Board has marked the end of the year 2011 with a long-service award ceremony to reward both its employees and staff of its Tourism Academy for their many years of dedication in the tourism industry. The long-service award was … December 30, 2011
Seychelles and Guernsey (CI) sign Tax Information Exchange Agreement

Seychelles and Guernsey (CI) sign Tax Information Exchange Agreement

The Republic of Seychelles and the states of Guernsey in the Channel Islands strengthened their bilateral relations with the signing of a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) that took place last week on December 20. In a signing ceremony at the … December 30, 2011
Seychelles President receives FIFA President

Seychelles President receives FIFA President

President James Michel of the Seychelles has met with the President of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), the world football governing body, Sep Blatter, at State House this morning. The meeting was attended by the Minister for … December 29, 2011
Community of Nations invited to echo message of solidarity against piracy at March carnival in Seychelles

Community of Nations invited to echo message of solidarity against piracy at March carnival in Seychelles

Navies from the Community of Nations are being invited to be in Seychelles from March 2-4, 2012 to echo a message of solidarity against the continued presence of Somali pirates off the coast of Africa and the Gulf countries. The invitation is for Navy … December 28, 2011
Seychelles eagerly awaits its 2012 Sunyang Eco-healing Seychelles Marathon

Seychelles eagerly awaits its 2012 Sunyang Eco-healing Seychelles Marathon

The Seychelles islands are set to host its annual Sunyang Eco-Healing Seychelles Marathon for the year 2012, which will take place on February 26. The Sunyang Eco-Healing Seychelles Marathon took place for the first time in 2008, with a modest count … December 27, 2011
Successful women - Kathy Mason from Seychelles is singled out by the French press

Successful women - Kathy Mason from Seychelles is singled out by the French press

Kathy Mason from the Seychelles has been singled out by the French Press, "La Tribune," in an review "The Road of a Woman - Kathleen Mason, the Founder of Mason's Travel Seychelles." In 1972, Kathleen Mason, known simply as Kathy, launched her Destination … December 27, 2011
Seychelles giant land tortoise donated to British zoo arrives in the UK

Seychelles giant land tortoise donated to British zoo arrives in the UK

The Seychelles government has donated a giant Aldabra tortoise to the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens in UK, as part of newly-established conservation links between the islands’ National Botanical Gardens and the Cotswold Wildlife Park. The bred … December 27, 2011
Russian classical music maestro, Yuri Bashmet, completes successful Seychelles tour

Russian classical music maestro, Yuri Bashmet, completes successful Seychelles tour

Yuri Bashmet, the reputed and world-renowned Russian classical violist, has completed his second tour of the Seychelles where he performed three impressive concerts for lovers of classical music. It was in 2010, that Yuri Bashmet first undertook a … December 26, 2011
The Seychelles President's touching Christmas message

The Seychelles President's touching Christmas message

The spirit of Christmas at this time of the year warms our hearts. It brings renewed hope and happiness to all of us, as we gather to celebrate a long tradition, a way of life, that has given us the spiritual values that guide our lives today. We have … December 23, 2011
Mother Christmas at work in the lagoon on La Reunion island

Mother Christmas at work in the lagoon on La Reunion island

Father Christmas was too busy – in fact, he was so busy discovering spectacular dive sites on La Reunion, accompanied by the island’s professionals divers, it was up to Mother Christmas to distribute Christmas gifts under the sea of the warm Indian … December 23, 2011
News of 698 euro direct flights from Paris to Seychelles welcomed in France

News of 698 euro direct flights from Paris to Seychelles welcomed in France

The Team at Travelzoo of Paris has been quoted as saying that the Air Austral announcement that they will be operating direct non-stop flights between Paris and the tropical islands of the Seychelles is welcomed news. Since the announcement by Air … December 22, 2011
Seychelles to receive musical instruments from Henan province in China

Seychelles to receive musical instruments from Henan province in China

During a donation ceremony held last week at the prestigious Pangu 7-star hotel, Seychelles Ambassador to China, Mr. Philippe Le Gall, and the representatives of two major companies from Henan province, Jianye Group and Zhengzhou Synear Food Co., Ltd., … December 22, 2011
Carnival International de Victoria Seychelles 2012 is not to be missed

Carnival International de Victoria Seychelles 2012 is not to be missed

Seychelles and La Reunion islands are busy planning for the 2nd edition of the "Carnaval International de Victoria," due to take place between March 2-4, 2012 and comprising 3 days of festivities that promise, once again, to make Victoria the place to … December 21, 2011
Yuri Bashmet's second tour in the Seychelles

Yuri Bashmet's second tour in the Seychelles

Yuri Bashmet, the world-renowned Russian Violist and conductor is in the Seychelles for his second classical tour. In June 2010, when he gave his first two-hour concert at the International Conference Center, Yuri Bashmet said he was touched by the … December 21, 2011
The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival, held annually in Seychelles, is gathering momentum

The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival, held annually in Seychelles, is gathering momentum

It is reported from the islands of the Seychelles and La Reunion that arrangements for their March 2012 carnival is gathering momentum. More press than ever before seen in the Indian Ocean region have confirmed that they will visit the Vanilla Islands … December 20, 2011
Seychelles’ Anse Lazio beach on Praslin Island is one of the world’s top thirteen beaches to try this Christmas

Seychelles’ Anse Lazio beach on Praslin Island is one of the world’s top thirteen beaches to try this Christmas

One of Seychelles most popular beaches, the Anse Lazio beach on the island of Praslin, which is famous for its powdery white sand and crystal clear sea, has made it on the list of the best thirteen beaches in the world to try for the 2011 festive season. … December 20, 2011
The Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association speaks as festive period starts

The Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association speaks as festive period starts

Raymond St. Ange, Executive Director of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA), writes: Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word hospitality as, “hospitable treatment, reception, or disposition,” as regards the treatment of … December 20, 2011
Seychelles Racing team making a stance at Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship

Seychelles Racing team making a stance at Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship

The Seychelles Racing team took 2nd place at what is known as one of the world’s premier leisure carting - the fourth and final Endurance Championship - which took place at the Dubai Kartdrome. The Seychelles team also won first place for newcomers. … December 20, 2011
The Vanilla Island’s annual Carnaval International de Victoria is now jointly hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion

The Vanilla Island’s annual Carnaval International de Victoria is now jointly hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion

Countries have joined forces to hold the FIFA Football World Cup and such major events. This approach has been commended as being novel and realistic and economy friendly, yet achieving the needed results. This is why it is encouraging to see two islands … December 18, 2011
China signs new development grant with Seychelles

China signs new development grant with Seychelles

The People's Republic of China has today committed 40 million Yuan (US$6.3 million) to the government of Seychelles. The grant forms part of an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement that was signed earlier today by the Minister for Foreign … December 18, 2011
“Miss Seychelles…another world 2012” pageant moves on Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles

“Miss Seychelles…another world 2012” pageant moves on Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles

The Seychelles Tourism Board is pulling out all the stops to find the next Miss Seychelles who is set to become the face of the tourism destination for 2012. A team of four young Seychellois ladies, sporting a red dress, a tiara, and a pageant-style … December 16, 2011
Seychelles Tourism Board issues final edition of Friends of Seychelles-Press newsletter for the year 2011

Seychelles Tourism Board issues final edition of Friends of Seychelles-Press newsletter for the year 2011

As the end of the year approaches, the Seychelles Tourism Board has once again come out with another edition of its “Friends of Seychelles-Press” e-Newsletter. In this last edition of the 2011 “Friends of Seychelles-Press” newsletter, the … December 16, 2011
Seychelles eLearning winners from German-speaking market

Seychelles eLearning winners from German-speaking market

FRANKFURT/MAIN, Germany - “And the winners are …” About 500 German-speaking travel agents were hoping to win a trip to the Seychelles as a reward for successfully completing the Seychelles eLearning program currently online throughout Germany, Austria, … December 16, 2011
Seychelles man in Korea increasing visibility of the island’s Eco-Healing Marathon

Seychelles man in Korea increasing visibility of the island’s Eco-Healing Marathon

The Seoul Daily newspaper has come out with a full page on Seychelles, following an interview with Mr. Jeong, the Seychelles Consul in Korea and Head of the Tourism Board’s Office in Seoul. The Seoul Daily newspaper, one of the top 5 daily newspapers … December 16, 2011
Seychelles marks its presence in La Reunion

Seychelles marks its presence in La Reunion

A Seychelles delegation led by the island’s Minister for Internal Affairs, Transport, and the Environment, Mr. Joel Morgan, returned to the Seychelles after a successful working visit in La Reunion. Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, … December 16, 2011
Majid Al Mualla of Emirates conducts a flying visit to La Reunion Island

Majid Al Mualla of Emirates conducts a flying visit to La Reunion Island

The IRT (Ile de La Reunion Tourism) and the Region of La Reunion itself met with Sheik Majid Al Mualla, the Senior Vice President of Emirates Airline, when he stopped at La Reunion on a flying visit that saw him also visit the Island of Madagascar. Sheik … December 15, 2011
Nira Hotels and Resorts moves to work with the Seychelles Tourism Academy

Nira Hotels and Resorts moves to work with the Seychelles Tourism Academy

Elsia Grandcourt, Deputy CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, joined Flavien Joubert, the Principal of the Tourism Academy, to sign an MOU with Mr. Puri himself, which will see Nira Hotels & Resorts assist the Seychelles Tourism Academy in the field … December 15, 2011
Innovative eco-friendly 18-foot modular trimaran launched in South Africa looking at a Seychelles operation

Innovative eco-friendly 18-foot modular trimaran launched in South Africa looking at a Seychelles operation

Crusoe Craft, an all-African designed and built 18-foot exploration eco trimaran, was launched in Cape Town, South Africa, this week. Inspired by traditional East African outriggers, the Crusoe range occupies a much-ignored niche in small-craft sailing … December 15, 2011
Seychelles President Michel calls for greater monitoring of HIV/AIDS cases

Seychelles President Michel calls for greater monitoring of HIV/AIDS cases

Statistics from the Seychelles Ministry of Health shows that there are 491 new HIV/AIDS cases discovered in Seychelles within the last five years, which makes an average of 50 new cases per year. Addressing the National Aids council meeting this morning, … December 15, 2011
Seychelles and La Reunion island tourism hold successful joint press conference in La Reunion

Seychelles and La Reunion island tourism hold successful joint press conference in La Reunion

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and the Ile de La Reunion Tourism (IRT) held a joint press conference in St. Denis in La Reunion this week to announce their working cooperation in the marketing of their islands. Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles … December 15, 2011
UK’s Elite Vacations releases new Seychelles-dedicated brochure offering largest holiday options choice ever

UK’s Elite Vacations releases new Seychelles-dedicated brochure offering largest holiday options choice ever

UK tour operator, Elite Vacations, has released its new Seychelles-dedicated brochure for 2012. The brochure is already being distributed to previous clients, enquirers, and tour operators, ahead of the new season. Owen Davies, Commercial Director … December 15, 2011
It's time to visit Seychelles for Carnaval International de Victoria 2012

It's time to visit Seychelles for Carnaval International de Victoria 2012

The Seychelles "Carnaval International de Victoria" 2012 is just around the corner! With the theme a "Melting Pot of Cultures," the carnival is all set to take place in the capital city of Victoria on March 2-4. What better time to go and discover for … December 15, 2011
Seychelles exhibits at the Luxury Travel Expo 2011 in Las Vegas – USA

Seychelles exhibits at the Luxury Travel Expo 2011 in Las Vegas – USA

The Seychelles Tourism Board Director for Africa and the Americas, David Germain, last week led a small Seychelles tourism delegation at the Luxury Travel Expo in Las Vegas, in the state of Nevada, in the United States of America. The Seychelles delegation … December 14, 2011
The Reunion island press says that the Seychelles and La Reunion island’s new agreement makes way for a more spectacular carnival in the Vanilla Islands Group in the Indian Ocean

The Reunion island press says that the Seychelles and La Reunion island’s new agreement makes way for a more spectacular carnival in the Vanilla Islands Group in the Indian Ocean

The La Reunion island press of December 13 has reflected on the new agreement signed between the IRT (La Reunion Tourism) and the STB (Seychelles Tourism Board). Both of the islands’ main daily newspapers, Le Quotidien de La Réunion and Le Journal … December 14, 2011
A real Seychellois doll this Christmas

A real Seychellois doll this Christmas

Christmas time brings new items on the market, and from the paradise islands of the Seychelles comes their own new creation. Vannah is a seven-year-old girl full of love. She lives on the exotic islands of Seychelles with her family. These are some … December 14, 2011
American drone crashes in Seychelles

American drone crashes in Seychelles

Early this morning at approximately 1013 hours, a US remote-piloted MQ-9 aircraft took off from Seychelles International Airport on a routine patrol. Minutes into the flight, the tower was informed that the aircraft was experiencing engine problems and … December 13, 2011
Biggest group of Belgium tour operators become familiar with the Seychelles islands

Biggest group of Belgium tour operators become familiar with the Seychelles islands

A group of 43-leading travel agents from the Belgium-based tour operator of UNICLAM was recently in Seychelles on a five- day educational visit to learn firsthand of the destination. This is the biggest group of Belgium travel agents to have been on … December 9, 2011
Emirates Bride Magazine speaks about a Seychelles honeymoon

Emirates Bride Magazine speaks about a Seychelles honeymoon

The Emirates Bride Magazine has come out with five pages on a honeymoon in the Seychelles. The magazine speaks about the dream honeymoon holiday in the unique mid-ocean island destination. “When it comes to idyllic beach getaways for that all-romantic … December 9, 2011
Seychelles signs Status of Forces Agreement with Denmark

Seychelles signs Status of Forces Agreement with Denmark

Seychelles has signed a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with Denmark on November 18, 2011 in New York on the sidelines of the meeting of the Working Group II (Legal) of the CGPCS (Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia). Seychelles Attorney … December 9, 2011
Christmas in the tropics

Christmas in the tropics

Christmas time and the end-of-year festive season is often reflected as being the cold and wintry months, but the tropical islands of the Seychelles says that there is an alternative. They have sent Christmas cards depicting their white sandy beaches … December 9, 2011
Seychelles International Bazaar gets tourism industry’s support

Seychelles International Bazaar gets tourism industry’s support

The successful Seychelles annual International Bazaar, organized by the Diplomatic Spouses Association, has now received the support of the island’s tourism industry. On Saturday, December 3, 2011, Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino set up a stall … December 9, 2011
Emirates renews its support to the Seychelles Carnival

Emirates renews its support to the Seychelles Carnival

Emirates Airline, has today announced that it will support the Seychelles Carnival for the second consecutive year. Emirates will be the Official Airline for the 2012 edition of this international event. “The announcement of our support to the Seychelles … December 8, 2011
Constance Lémuria Resort of Praslin in the Seychelles wins Silver Award at “Diners Club Magazine Awards”

Constance Lémuria Resort of Praslin in the Seychelles wins Silver Award at “Diners Club Magazine Awards”

Constance Lemuria Resort of Praslin Island in the Seychelles was awarded a Silver Award in the category “Best Golf Resort” at the Diners Club Magazine Awards, held in Munich recently. The readers of the magazine, as well as an expert jury, chose … December 8, 2011
New Seychelles Ambassador to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and the FAO

New Seychelles Ambassador to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and the FAO

Seychelles Resident Ambassador to Belgium, Ms. Vivianne Fock Tave, has presented her credentials to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta on November 25 in Rome during a solemn audience with His Most Eminent Highness Fra’ Matthew Festing, the Prince … December 8, 2011
Top Swiss newspapers send contest lucky winners to Praslin island in the Seychelles

Top Swiss newspapers send contest lucky winners to Praslin island in the Seychelles

Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, has congratulated Edith Hunzinger, the Seychelles Tourism Frankfurt-based Manager, for having worked alongside the private sector to secure a promotional campaign for the mid-ocean tropical islands, … December 7, 2011
Delight as the paradise islands of the Seychelles was regained by chopper team

Delight as the paradise islands of the Seychelles was regained by chopper team

Cheers and rejoicing erupted among Helicopter Seychelles staff on Friday as the company received approval to resume full commercial passenger flights. The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority has awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to the paradise … December 7, 2011
Seychelles’ Cerf Island Resort officially unveils newly-added luxury villas

Seychelles’ Cerf Island Resort officially unveils newly-added luxury villas

The elegant Cerf Island Resort of Seychelles situated on Cerf Island itself in the Sainte Anne Marine National Park has proudly unveiled its grand extension of 12 newly-added luxury villas in an opening ceremony that took place on Thursday, December 1, … December 7, 2011
Seychelles steps up bilateral relations with UAE

Seychelles steps up bilateral relations with UAE

Following the opening of the new Seychelles Embassy in Abu Dhabi last Thursday, the Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has met with his counterpart, the Minister for Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates, His Highness … December 6, 2011
Seychelles President announces the establishment of a National Economic Council

Seychelles President announces the establishment of a National Economic Council

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has announced the creation of a National Economic Council, which will have the function of advising government of the Republic of Seychelles on the best economic policy for sustainable national growth and development.The … December 6, 2011
Top Italian TV show to beam the beautiful islands of the Seychelles on screens of millions

Top Italian TV show to beam the beautiful islands of the Seychelles on screens of millions

Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, has said that Italy will enjoy the spectacular scenery of the tropical and beautiful islands of the Seychelles through the top Italian TV show set to go on air soon. Alain St.Ange confirmed that … December 6, 2011
Cleanse mind, body and spirit in new event in Seychelles next year

Cleanse mind, body and spirit in new event in Seychelles next year

The Seychelles islands today have more to offer its visitors coming from the world over, besides the traditional sun, sand, and sea, which have been successful selling points for many years. Now, more people are heading to the idyllic archipelago in … December 5, 2011
Seychelles President calls on world leaders to urgently address Somalia situation

Seychelles President calls on world leaders to urgently address Somalia situation

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has made an appeal to world leaders to give more attention to the situation in Somalia as a matter of urgency, following the increase in piracy attacks and recruitment of pirates that are “better armed, better … December 5, 2011
China pledges to increase military assistance to Seychelles

China pledges to increase military assistance to Seychelles

Seychelles President James Michel has met with the Chinese Minister for National Defense and State Councillor, General Liang Guanglie, and a high-level military delegation at State House in Seychelles this morning. The meeting was also attended by the … December 2, 2011
Seychelles President congratulates the UAE on landmark anniversary

Seychelles President congratulates the UAE on landmark anniversary

Seychelles President Michel has saluted the "peaceful, caring, prosperous, and forward looking nation" of the United Arab Emirates as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of their founding. In congratulatory messages for the government and people of … December 2, 2011
Seychelles Ambassador Nourrice accredited as the new High Commissioner to the Republic of Mozambique

Seychelles Ambassador Nourrice accredited as the new High Commissioner to the Republic of Mozambique

Seychelles Resident High Commissioner in South Africa, Mr. Joseph Nourrice, presented his letters of credentials as the new High Commissioner of the Republic of Seychelles to His Excellency Mr. Armando Guebuza, the President of the Republic of Mozambique, … November 30, 2011
Helicopter Seychelles is back

Helicopter Seychelles is back

Capt. Shaun Tinkler-Rose, Managing Director of Helicopter Seychelles Ltd., has written to the Seychelles Tourism trade saying: “A quick word of good news from us! “We’ve been absolutely delighted with your response to our re-launched services … November 30, 2011
Seychelles islands latest e-newsletter as informative as ever

Seychelles islands latest e-newsletter as informative as ever

The tropical islands of the Seychelles have issued this week their latest e-Newsletter and it remains as informative as ever with up-to-date news of this mid-ocean tourist destination. Available on www.seychelles.travel , the island’s e-Newsletter … November 29, 2011
Seychelles moves to make their special and unique tourist island of La Digue eco-friendly

Seychelles moves to make their special and unique tourist island of La Digue eco-friendly

The Seychelles Cabinet of Ministers has adopted a policy for the introduction of clean energy vehicles on the island of La Digue, with the long-term plan of phasing out all fuel-dependent vehicles on the island as part of the Seychelles 2020 vision to … November 28, 2011
“The Gulf Today” takes up the opening of the new Seychelles Embassy in the UAE

“The Gulf Today” takes up the opening of the new Seychelles Embassy in the UAE

The newspaper, “The Gulf Today,” has taken up the story of the Seychelles islands opening their first diplomatic representation in the Middle East and Gulf nations. Seychelles last week opened their latest Embassy, and that was in Abu Dhabi in the … November 28, 2011
Seychelles will set a new visitor arrival record in 2011

Seychelles will set a new visitor arrival record in 2011

Seychelles, the mid-ocean tropical tourist paradise, has reached its 2010 record in visitor arrival numbers with nearly six weeks to go to the end of the year.174,530 and counting was the message from Mahe in the Seychelles last week, when the archipelago’s … November 28, 2011
Seychelles and UAE bolster cooperation for tourism partnerships

Seychelles and UAE bolster cooperation for tourism partnerships

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has held bilateral discussions with the Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, Mr. Khaled Ghanem Al Ghaith, following the opening the Seychelles Embassy and tourism office … November 28, 2011
Travel advertising: a gold award for Seychelles in China

Travel advertising: a gold award for Seychelles in China

Seychelles has received the “Gold Award for International Cooperation” at the opening ceremony of the 2011 China International Travel Advertisers’ Week, in Sanya, Hainan Province, China, on November 20. The award was announced by the Executive … November 28, 2011
Blue Panorama Airlines considering direct flights between Italy and Seychelles

Blue Panorama Airlines considering direct flights between Italy and Seychelles

Mr. Remo Della Porta, the Vice President of Sales for Blue Panorama Airlines of Italy, was in Seychelles this weekend for discussions on the possibility of starting direct flights between the tropical tourist islands of the Seychelles and Italy. Mr. … November 27, 2011
Seychelles makes the front cover on

Seychelles makes the front cover on "The National" newspaper of Abu Dhabi

The Seychelles Islands of the Indian Ocean made the top banner of much-read and popular “The National” newspaper of Abu Dhabi on Thursday, November 24, the very day of the official opening of the Seychelles Embassy and Tourist Office in Abu Dhabi.The … November 27, 2011
Seychelles President says that the future is in renewables

Seychelles President says that the future is in renewables

“Renewable energy is the key to the future. We will encourage private sector investment, as well as public-private sector partnerships, for the development of solar energy farms and other renewable energy projects, which will bring health, environmental, … November 27, 2011
Travel advertising: a gold award for Seychelles in China

Travel advertising: a gold award for Seychelles in China

Seychelles has received the "Gold Award for International Cooperation" at the opening ceremony of the 2011 China International Travel Advertisers' Week, in Sanya, Hainan Province, China, on November 20. The award was announced by the Executive President … November 25, 2011
A world of opportunities for tourism and investment unveiled

A world of opportunities for tourism and investment unveiled

Seychelles President James Michel has opened the doors to increased tourism cooperation and investment from the Middle East, with his symbolic unveiling of the plaque of the new Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, … November 24, 2011
Seychelles proposes a new energy bill to revolutionize electricity provision

Seychelles proposes a new energy bill to revolutionize electricity provision

The Seychelles Cabinet of Ministers has approved the draft of an Energy Bill aimed at modernizing electricity provision in Seychelles, as well as creating competition in the renewable and clean energy sector. The Public Utilities Corporation currently … November 23, 2011
EIBTM 2011 official catalog carries a full Seychelles promotion on its outside back cover

EIBTM 2011 official catalog carries a full Seychelles promotion on its outside back cover

Select-Seychelles, a local Seychelles DMC (Destination Management Company), is doing Seychelles proud at the coming EIBTM Tourism Trade Fair at the end of November by being the Sponsor of the Official Show Guide. This has brought Seychelles to be covered … November 23, 2011
Seychelles Secretary of State and La Reunion Director of Tourism address Seychelles meeting

Seychelles Secretary of State and La Reunion Director of Tourism address Seychelles meeting

Barry Faure, the Seychelles Secretary of State in the President’s Office and Chairman of the Seychelles Tourism Board, delivered an address at the official opening ceremony of the Seychelles and La Reunion Island joint marketing meeting taking place … November 22, 2011
Diversifying the Seychelles tourism markets and regional cooperation in tourism in key

Diversifying the Seychelles tourism markets and regional cooperation in tourism in key

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, met with the President de la region La Reunion, Mr. Didier Robert, following the official opening of the 2011 Marketing Meeting of the Seychelles Tourism Board, which this year is being held jointly with the … November 22, 2011
Seychelles joint tourism marketing meeting with La Reunion Island opens

Seychelles joint tourism marketing meeting with La Reunion Island opens

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, and the President de la region La Reunion, Mr. Didier Robert, assisted the opening the opening of the 2011 Seychelles Tourism Board’s Annual Marketing Meeting, which this year was being held jointly with the … November 21, 2011
Small island issues given prominence in Morocco conference

Small island issues given prominence in Morocco conference

The Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has stressed the need to re-think the development architecture necessary to address both sustainable development and climate change.Minister Adam was speaking at the opening panel session … November 21, 2011
Didier Robert of La Reunion and Alain St.Ange of Seychelles discuss regional tourism cooperation

Didier Robert of La Reunion and Alain St.Ange of Seychelles discuss regional tourism cooperation

Didier Robert, the President de la region La Reunion, and Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and their marketing teams, took time last Sunday to look at the natural beauty of the Seychelles as seen from the sea to discuss twin destinations … November 20, 2011
Didier Robert and the La Reunion island delegation arrive in Seychelles for their joint Tourism Marketing Meeting

Didier Robert and the La Reunion island delegation arrive in Seychelles for their joint Tourism Marketing Meeting

Mr. Didier Robert, President de la Region, La Reunion, accompanied by Pascal Viroleau, his Head of Tourism, and a delegation of Country Tourism Office Representatives and Marketing Directors arrived in Seychelles on Saturday, November 19 to participate … November 20, 2011
Seychelles well received at the Kenya Getaway Fair

Seychelles well received at the Kenya Getaway Fair

The Seychelles Tourism Board has confirmed that this year's Getaway Fair, held in Nairobi Kenya from October 27-30, has once again been a great success. The Seychelles islands also won the 3rd prize for the best stand and for services. The Seychelles … November 20, 2011
Seychelles President urges banks to modernize

Seychelles President urges banks to modernize

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has made an appeal to financial institutions in Seychelles to do more to modernize, provide Internet banking services, as well as affordable credit to help the economy. The President made the statements in … November 20, 2011
Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association appoints Raymond St.Ange as their new Executive Director

Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association appoints Raymond St.Ange as their new Executive Director

Raymond St. Ange has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA). The role and appointment comes at an opportune time for the SHTA and the Seychelles, as the SHTA intensifies it’s effort on … November 19, 2011
Seychelles Tourism Board to hold its annual marketing meeting next week

Seychelles Tourism Board to hold its annual marketing meeting next week

The Seychelles Tourism Board will be holding its annual marketing meeting next week, from Monday, November 21 to Wednesday, November 23, 2011. This highly important meeting will convene at Le Meridien Barbarons Hotel of Mahe for all three days and will … November 18, 2011
Seychelles President appoints country's Investment Board

Seychelles President appoints country's Investment Board

President James Michel of the Seychelles has appointed the members of the Seychelles Investment Board, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the Board, in accordance with Sections 18 (1) and 18(2) of the Seychelles Investment Act, 2010.President Michel … November 18, 2011
Seychelles Tourism Board and Emirates Airline sign cooperation agreement

Seychelles Tourism Board and Emirates Airline sign cooperation agreement

Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations for West Asia & Indian Ocean, have again signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the 2011 Dubai Air Show in the presence … November 17, 2011
Seychelles delegation at the Dubai Air Show holds important trade meetings

Seychelles delegation at the Dubai Air Show holds important trade meetings

Seychelles Minister Jean Paul Adam, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, were guests of the Dubai government at the 2011 Dubai Air show and jointly-held, tourism-related meetings. Minister Adam and … November 17, 2011
Seychelles unanimously re-admitted to IOR-ARC

Seychelles unanimously re-admitted to IOR-ARC

Seychelles has rejoined the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation this week following a unanimous vote by member states at the 11th Council of Ministers meeting held in Bengaluru, India. In addressing the council, the Seychelles Minister … November 16, 2011
Seychelles' Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino upgrades

Seychelles' Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino upgrades

Johnette Labiche, the Area Director for Sales and Marketing for the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino has said from her office on the island of Mahe in the Seychelles that the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino is continuing with the upgrading … November 15, 2011
Seychelles President creates new trust fund for the tourism island of La Digue

Seychelles President creates new trust fund for the tourism island of La Digue

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has created a new funding body for La Digue island, aimed at raising funds and approving fund allocation for projects to develop the island. The La Digue Trust Fund, which will be chaired by the Principal … November 15, 2011
Seychelles edition of the popular Thomas Cook Traveller Guides hits the news stands

Seychelles edition of the popular Thomas Cook Traveller Guides hits the news stands

Thomas Cook has issued their Seychelles country guide as part of their collection of the Thomas Cook Traveller Guides collection set. It is Katerina Roberts who had been commissioned to update the guide and Eric Roberts personally undertook the photography … November 15, 2011
Seychelles benefits from its geographical position

Seychelles benefits from its geographical position

The Seychelles Tourism Board accepts that its geographical position at the center of the world has brought added blessings to the Seychelles tourism industry. Discussing the Tourism Board’s new A1-sized poster map at the World Travel Market in London, … November 14, 2011
Alain St.Ange continues to push the Seychelles’ 2012 Carnival

Alain St.Ange continues to push the Seychelles’ 2012 Carnival

No opportunity is missed by Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, to take the podium and to speak about the Seychelles island’s 2012 Carnival set for March 2-4. Just in the last three of weeks, he did so in Paris, in London, in … November 14, 2011
Seychelles President is staying connected with La Digue island, the tourism industry’s jewel of the Seychelles

Seychelles President is staying connected with La Digue island, the tourism industry’s jewel of the Seychelles

During a visit to La Digue yesterday, the Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, visited several families and community projects, as part of his efforts to remain connected with the people.“I will continue to give special attention to La Digue and … November 14, 2011
Seychelles and Mauritius Tourism Departments meet in Dubai and La Reunion Tourism Department heading for Seychelles for joint marketing meeting

Seychelles and Mauritius Tourism Departments meet in Dubai and La Reunion Tourism Department heading for Seychelles for joint marketing meeting

Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Robert Desvaux, the Chairman of the Mauritius Tourism Promotional Authority, took time from airline meetings at the Dubai Air Show to meet and continue discussions started at World Travel Market … November 13, 2011
Conde Nast Traveller magazine does Seychelles proud

Conde Nast Traveller magazine does Seychelles proud

The December issue of the highly-respected and popular Conde Nast Traveller magazine issued during the World Travel Market (WTM) Tourism Trade Fair in London has done the tourism islands of the Seychelles proud. “Indian Ocean, Coral Reefs and white … November 13, 2011
The beauty of the Seychelles brought out on Plus FM Reunion

The beauty of the Seychelles brought out on Plus FM Reunion

“It is time people,” a special Seychelles’ Plus FM Reunion tells its listeners. This article published by 7 Magazine, the weekly publication of La Reunion Island, takes up the radio program probably because it went further than just describing the … November 13, 2011
Seychelles moves to new windfarm set to generate electricty for Mahe before end of year

Seychelles moves to new windfarm set to generate electricty for Mahe before end of year

Information was received from Victoria, the capital of Seychelles, that an Abu Dhabi/UAE-based clean energy company will commission the archipelago’s first wind turbine power plant, thought to go online as early as before the end of December. Initiated … November 13, 2011
Seychelles artists interpret 100 years of their country’s State House

Seychelles artists interpret 100 years of their country’s State House

To mark the centenary celebrations of the laying of the foundation stone of the Seychelles’ State House in November 1911 (at the time known as Government House), the Office of the President in collaboration with the School of Visual Arts and the National … November 11, 2011
UN Human Development Report: a better future for Seychelles

UN Human Development Report: a better future for Seychelles

Seychelles has moved up 5 rankings to place at number 52 in the United Nations Human Development Report (HDR) 2011 which was published on November 2 last week. The report, which this year is focused on the challenges of sustainable and equitable progress … November 11, 2011
Commissioning of new Seychelles Coast Guard Base

Commissioning of new Seychelles Coast Guard Base

Seychelles President James Michel, the Commander-in-Chief of the Seychelles People’s Defense Forces, has officially opened the new Seychelles Coast Guard Base at Ile Perseverance this morning. The President unveiled the Seychelles Coast Guard Base … November 11, 2011
Seychelles postal services launch State House commemorative stamp

Seychelles postal services launch State House commemorative stamp

As part of the Seychelles celebrations to mark State House's 100th year of existence, the Seychelles Postal Services has honored this occasion with the release of one stamp to celebrate the 100th anniversary. The commemorative stamp and First Day … November 11, 2011
Seychelles government commits to implement OECD rules but asks for fairness in international taxation rules

Seychelles government commits to implement OECD rules but asks for fairness in international taxation rules

The following statement has been issued today by the Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam: Following the recent move by the G20 to publish a list of suspected tax-havens amongst which Seychelles is named, the government of Seychelles … November 11, 2011
WTM 2011 sees Seychelles and Mauritius sign MOU for cooperation

WTM 2011 sees Seychelles and Mauritius sign MOU for cooperation

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) represented by Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Robert Desvaux, the Chairman of the Mauritius Tourism Promotional Authority, have signed … November 11, 2011
Seychelles Tourism Board meets with Ethiopian Airlines at WTM in London

Seychelles Tourism Board meets with Ethiopian Airlines at WTM in London

Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, accompanied by Bernadette Willemin and Marsha Parcou, the Seychelles Tourism Board’s Director for Europe and the Manager for the UK, respectively, met with Rahel Assefa, Ethiopian Airline’s Regional … November 11, 2011
Seychelles addressed the WTM conference by IIPT on challenges of climate change

Seychelles addressed the WTM conference by IIPT on challenges of climate change

The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) held a conference at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2011 on meeting the challenges of climate change and the international experts sitting on the panel presented leading models of best practice. The … November 11, 2011
Seychelles and Australia: a deepening friendship

Seychelles and Australia: a deepening friendship

The Seychelles and the Australian governments are set to further deepen relations and increase cooperation, particularly on the issues of the development of small island states, following the visit of the Australian Parliamentary Secretary to the Pacific … November 10, 2011
SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea 2011, declared a rousing success

SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea 2011, declared a rousing success

The Seychelles has been complimented by everyone for staging with great success their 2011 SUBIOS, the islands’ Festival of the Sea. This year the Seychelles Tourism Board provided a floating stage on the Bay of the lovely Beau Vallon for the entertainment … November 8, 2011
Seychelles at WTM tourism trade fair in London with full force

Seychelles at WTM tourism trade fair in London with full force

The Seychelles tourism trade, serious after the British market, traveled as a strong delegation to London to attend the 2011 World Travel Market (WTM). Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, accompanied by Bernadette Willemin, the Board's … November 7, 2011
Seychelles 2011 Festival of the Sea launched with a bang

Seychelles 2011 Festival of the Sea launched with a bang

The Seychelles 2011 SUBIOS, the Festival of the Sea, was launched with a bang last Friday night. Minister Joel Morgan congratulated the Seychelles Tourism Board and the RoundTable Organizers of the Annual Regatta for having worked together to bring about … November 6, 2011
Seychelles President presented with limited edition Dievas divers watch from Germany

Seychelles President presented with limited edition Dievas divers watch from Germany

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, was presented at the start of SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea, with a limited edition Dievas divers watch by CEO, Kenneth Ezekiel, a Director of the Dievas Watch Company and also Sales Manager of … November 6, 2011
Seychelles Constance Lemuria Resort organizes “Fete de Gastronomie” for Seychelles Tourism Academy apprentices on Praslin

Seychelles Constance Lemuria Resort organizes “Fete de Gastronomie” for Seychelles Tourism Academy apprentices on Praslin

On the occasion of the “Fete de Gastronomie” – the Culinary Feast – Executive Chef Cyril Carafano of Constance Lemuria Hotel Resort and Spa in the Seychelles organized a series of culinary activities for a number of apprenticeship students of … November 5, 2011
Düsseldorf International Airport and Etihad Airways take the spirit of Rhenish Carnival to the Seychelles

Düsseldorf International Airport and Etihad Airways take the spirit of Rhenish Carnival to the Seychelles

FRANKFURT/MAIN, Germany - While temperatures during the traditional Rose Monday parades along the Rhine in late February 2012 are likely to be frosty, about fifty participants from Düsseldorf will be looking forward to the days ahead: they have been … November 4, 2011
SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea, and the Seychelles Roundtable Regatta officially launched at Beau Vallon

SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea, and the Seychelles Roundtable Regatta officially launched at Beau Vallon

The Seychelles Minister for Environment, Natural Resources and Transport, Joel Morgan, has officially declared the long awaiting SUBIOS , the Seychelles Festival of the Sea, and Seychelles Roundtable, officially opened from a floating stage in the lovely … November 4, 2011
Seychelles President Michel welcomes Etihad Airways launch

Seychelles President Michel welcomes Etihad Airways launch

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has met with the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, Mallallah Mubarak Al-Ameri, at State House this morning. The President thanked the Ambassador for his efforts to develop tourism relations between … November 4, 2011
Seychelles Festival of the Sea, SUBIOS, and the Seychelles Roundtable Regatta sees the arrival of their massive floating stage in place at Beau Vallon Bay on Mahe

Seychelles Festival of the Sea, SUBIOS, and the Seychelles Roundtable Regatta sees the arrival of their massive floating stage in place at Beau Vallon Bay on Mahe

Seychelles is looking forward to see its first floating stage this upcoming weekend for SUBIOS, The Seychelles Festival of the Sea, and the Seychelles Roundtable Regatta 2011, with the barge already in position at the Beau Vallon Bay on the island of … November 3, 2011
Etihad Airways touches down in the Seychelles

Etihad Airways touches down in the Seychelles

Etihad Airways’ inaugural flight to the Republic of the Seychelles has touched down at the Seychelles International Airport on Mahé this week. Flight EY622 was honored with a traditional water cannon salute, as the pilots waved the flags of the … November 3, 2011
Seychelles sees Etihad Airways hosting celebratory lunch to mark their Seychelles islands operation

Seychelles sees Etihad Airways hosting celebratory lunch to mark their Seychelles islands operation

Etihad Airways hosted a formal sit-down lunch at Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove Hotel for some 90 guests to mark the start of their Seychelles operations this week. Among the guests who joined the Etihad Airways management were the Seychelles Former … November 3, 2011
Seychelles Founding President meets with His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE

Seychelles Founding President meets with His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE

Seychelles Founding President, Sir James R. Mancham, was a guest of honor on Etihad’s first flight from Abu Dhabi to Seychelles on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. This morning from his Glacis-sur-Mer office in Mahé, Sir James Mancham issued a statement … November 3, 2011
Holidays to the Seychelles “not just about luxury” says The Co-operative Travel of the UK

Holidays to the Seychelles “not just about luxury” says The Co-operative Travel of the UK

Couples who would like to experience a luxury holiday could try the Seychelles for a taste of a tropical paradise. While the destination has become renowned for its miles of untouched beaches and warm, turquoise waters, it also offers intrepid holidaymakers … November 2, 2011
Etihad Airways press delegation on its inaugural flight meets with tourism board over Creole dinner

Etihad Airways press delegation on its inaugural flight meets with tourism board over Creole dinner

The nine-person press delegation traveling on Etihad Airways’ inaugural flight to the Seychelles was hosted to a Creole dinner by the Seychelles Tourism Board. Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Tourism Board, accompanied by his Deputy CEO, Elsia Grandcourt; … November 2, 2011
Etihad Airways starts flights to Seychelles

Etihad Airways starts flights to Seychelles

Etihad Airways landed in Seychelles on Wednesday, November 2, to start their four weekly flights per week to Seychelles. The first Etihad Airways flight was received with the traditional water cannon welcome as it taxied into its parking bay into the … November 2, 2011
A holiday in the Seychelles is in reach

A holiday in the Seychelles is in reach

A dream holiday in the Seychelles will no longer be out of reach for many people, as Ethiopian Airlines plans to introduce new flights.At a press conference on October 5, the airline announced that a new service will begin operation on November 15, 2011, … November 1, 2011
Noel Cameron is the new GM of the exclusive North Island of the Seychelles

Noel Cameron is the new GM of the exclusive North Island of the Seychelles

Noel Cameron has recently joined the exclusive private North Island as General Manager. The head office of the island said: “He is clearly committed to exceeding expectations, whether it is those of our guests or the staff.” Noel Cameron has worked … November 1, 2011
Seychelles remains more optimistic with the South American market following ABAV Tourism Expo in Brazil

Seychelles remains more optimistic with the South American market following ABAV Tourism Expo in Brazil

The Seychelles’ tourism industry is optimistic that the South American market can become one of its important markets due to the growing interest in its islands. The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Director for Africa, UAE, and the Americas, David … November 1, 2011
Popular Seychelles radio personality Cindy Andre puts SUBIOS – the Seychelles Festival of the Sea – on Listener’s Choice program

Popular Seychelles radio personality Cindy Andre puts SUBIOS – the Seychelles Festival of the Sea – on Listener’s Choice program

Seychelles' Cindy Andre, the popular SBC Radio 1368 presenter, had Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, as a guest on the Seychelles Broadcasting Program's Listeners Choice on peak hour Monday early evening. Cindy Andre questioned the … October 31, 2011
Seychelles address at 19th session of UNWTO General Assembly recorded

Seychelles address at 19th session of UNWTO General Assembly recorded

The Seychelles representation and address by Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, at the 19th session of the UNWTO General Assembly in Korea was recorded in the UNWTO magazine among other highlights of this General Assembly. The Seychelles … October 31, 2011
Seychelles President Michel says: let us not wait for tomorrow to give leadership to young people

Seychelles President Michel says: let us not wait for tomorrow to give leadership to young people

On the final day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, the Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has stated that youth leadership is essential for the commonwealth to progress. “Too often we speak of our youth as the … October 31, 2011
India and Seychelles review cooperation priorities

India and Seychelles review cooperation priorities

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has held a bilateral meeting with the Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari in Perth, in the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Mr Ansari is heading the Indian delegation to the CHOGM. “Seychelles … October 31, 2011
“Princess in Paradise” is the latest photoshoot to benefit from the unique beauty of the Seychelles

“Princess in Paradise” is the latest photoshoot to benefit from the unique beauty of the Seychelles

Seychelles was complimented this week by the latest photo shoot posted on the online version of “Wedding & Style Magazine” published in Singapore. “This project was initiated by the Seychelles Singapore office in June 2011 in collaboration with … October 31, 2011
Asian market sees Seychelles as their “it” destination at ITB Asia

Asian market sees Seychelles as their “it” destination at ITB Asia

Seychelles’ participation at the 4th edition of the ITB Asia trade fair, held from October 19-21, has reaffirmed the islands of the potential of the Asian travel market and of their interests in the destination.This was the first time that Seychelles … October 31, 2011
Building resilience for small islands facing climate change and strengthening food security Seychelles says

Building resilience for small islands facing climate change and strengthening food security Seychelles says

Seychelles President James Michel has said that Commonwealth leaders have recognized the inherent vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and their need for specific developmental mechanisms to address core challenges such as food security … October 31, 2011
Seychelles President Michel says commonwealth finding common ground for anti-piracy cooperation

Seychelles President Michel says commonwealth finding common ground for anti-piracy cooperation

Seychelles President James Michel has welcomed the progress made by the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth today, in identifying piracy as one of the main areas of concern for the development of Commonwealth countries.“We have … October 30, 2011
Singapore tour operators’ familiarization visit in Seychelles a success

Singapore tour operators’ familiarization visit in Seychelles a success

A group of tour operators from Singapore has successfully completed their familiarization trip in Seychelles and has described the islands as an incredible destination to visit for her culture, nature, and adventure. The four agents travelled to Seychelles, … October 28, 2011
Seychelles comes out with its first events newsletter

Seychelles comes out with its first events newsletter

The Seychelles Tourism Board has come up with its first edition of the Seychelles Events newsletter in a bid to raise its profile as an events-based destination on the tourist market and also expand its attraction for visitors. The colorful and informative … October 27, 2011
Alan MacAskill finds a man who loves his native Seychelles, but is still hungry for international experiences as is printed in Lloyds TSB International

Alan MacAskill finds a man who loves his native Seychelles, but is still hungry for international experiences as is printed in Lloyds TSB International

Political coups, Cold War conspiracies, launching airlines, and fighting for world peace – Sir James R. Mancham has had front-line experience of them all, and more. “At over 70, I feel like a son of the world. And I love it!" he said. There's no … October 27, 2011
Official launch for International Council of Tourism Partners destination alliance announced during World Travel Market

Official launch for International Council of Tourism Partners destination alliance announced during World Travel Market

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced its official launch ceremony will take place during the 2011 World Travel Market in London. The event will be hosted at the Seychelles stand (AS550) on November 8 at1600 hours at Excel Conference … October 27, 2011
Seychelles Honorary Consuls, our satellites

Seychelles Honorary Consuls, our satellites

Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure has described the Honorary Consuls of Seychelles as vital satellites, aiding the development of the country at the opening ceremony for the 5th Seychelles Honorary Consuls Conference held at the University of Seychelles … October 26, 2011
The Commonwealth and Developing Small States Meeting addresses climate change

The Commonwealth and Developing Small States Meeting addresses climate change

The Commonwealth and Developing Small States Meeting, convened by the Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd in the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), has called for the international community to urgently address the issue … October 26, 2011
Seychelles tourism professionals address Beijing Tourism Group in China

Seychelles tourism professionals address Beijing Tourism Group in China

Seychelles tourism professionals after the Chinese market had the opportunity this week to address the heads of the Beijing Tourism Group (BTG) and showcase their own Destination Management Companies (DMCs). The meeting that took place in Beijing was … October 25, 2011
Seychelles small hotel chain to make its presence count at 2011 WTM in London

Seychelles small hotel chain to make its presence count at 2011 WTM in London

The tourism world will meet from November 7-10, 2011 in London, UK, at the World Travel Market (WTM). Le Relax Hotels, a small chain of hotels from the Seychelles, will this year be descending on London for its 3rd participation at WTM. Robert Toussaint, … October 25, 2011
Seychelles: Small Country, Big Influence, says Business Beijing Magazine

Seychelles: Small Country, Big Influence, says Business Beijing Magazine

The Seychelles Ambassador accredited to China, HE Mr. Philippe Le Gall, has been prominently featured in the latest issue of the highly popular and respected Business Beijing Magazine. The four-page article shows a portrait of Ambassador Le Gall holding … October 25, 2011
Seychelles President James Michel to meet with Commonwealth leaders in Perth Australia

Seychelles President James Michel to meet with Commonwealth leaders in Perth Australia

Following his working visit to China, the Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, travels to Australia this week. In Perth, President Michel will join the leaders of 54 nations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which will be opened … October 25, 2011
Seychelles launches promotional brochure in Chinese language

Seychelles launches promotional brochure in Chinese language

The Seychelles Tourism Board representatives and members of their China Office were happy to launch in Beijing their promotional, full-color brochures printed in the Chinese language. Mr. Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Board … October 23, 2011
Seychelles President James Michel delegation on a working visit to China brings results

Seychelles President James Michel delegation on a working visit to China brings results

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, personally led a working visit to China, which has now opened new doors for the tourism industry of the Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles. The Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Alain St.Ange, … October 23, 2011
Seychelles Minister Joel Morgan meets Chinese Vice Minister Weng Mengyong in Beijing

Seychelles Minister Joel Morgan meets Chinese Vice Minister Weng Mengyong in Beijing

The Seychelles Minister for Home Affairs, Environment, Transport, and Energy, Mr. Joel Morgan, met the Chinese Vice Minister for Transport, Weng Mengyong, in Beijing on Thursday, October 20, as part of the working visit by President Michel’s delegation … October 23, 2011
Seychelles appoints new Director General at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Seychelles appoints new Director General at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed Mr. Joseph Francois as the new Director General for Protocol, Treaties, and Consular Affairs. Mr. Francois was formerly a member of the National Assembly for Anse Aux Pins, bringing in-depth … October 23, 2011
Seychelles President launches Chinese version of autobiography in Beijing

Seychelles President launches Chinese version of autobiography in Beijing

The Chinese version of Seychelles President James Michel’s autobiography, “Distant Horizons,” has been launched in Beijing during his working visit to China. At the invitation of the Seychelles Embassy in China, a large audience attended the official … October 23, 2011
Seychelles Tourism CEO meets Vice President of Beijing Tourism Group ahead of major discussions

Seychelles Tourism CEO meets Vice President of Beijing Tourism Group ahead of major discussions

Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, met Gao Fei, the Vice President of the Beijing Tourism Group (BTG) ahead of a working afternoon between an eight-person delegation from the BTG and a mix of private sector representatives and Tourism … October 20, 2011
The Korea Travel News making Seychelles more known

The Korea Travel News making Seychelles more known

The Korea Travel News has this week joined forces with the Seychelles Tourism Board to make these tropical islands more known in Korea. The known and much respected Korea Travel News carried an interview made by Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism … October 20, 2011
Seychelles and China pledge to strengthen and diversify cooperation

Seychelles and China pledge to strengthen and diversify cooperation

Seychelles and China are set to boost and diversify their long-standing relations of cooperation. This emerged in talks between Seychelles President James A. Michel and the Chinese Vice-President Mr. Xi Jiling in China. Noting that this year marked … October 20, 2011
Seychelles in China - Tourism CEO faces the media

Seychelles in China - Tourism CEO faces the media

Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, faced the Chinese TV stations for interviews after the island's President, Mr. James Michel, on an official working visit had addressed a large group of Chinese VIPs and press. Shadow Zhang and Julia … October 20, 2011
Seychelles tourism head meets with press in Korea after 19th Session of UNWTO General Assembly

Seychelles tourism head meets with press in Korea after 19th Session of UNWTO General Assembly

Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, took time as he transited in Seoul to face the Korean press and highlight the unique selling points of the Seychelles. The press meetings with Seong Yeon Ho, the Editor of TNL News; Bora Yang, the … October 19, 2011
Seychelles Presidency of the IOC: strengthening the voice of Small Island States

Seychelles Presidency of the IOC: strengthening the voice of Small Island States

The Seychelles’ Presidency of the Indian Ocean Commission will focus on advancing the relationships and standing of the organization, strengthening the unified voice of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and encouraging peace and stability in the … October 19, 2011
Seychelles President Michel on working visit to China

Seychelles President Michel on working visit to China

Seychelles President Mr. James A Michel left Seychelles yesterday on a working visit to the People’s Republic of China. This visit testifies to the strong relations of friendship and cooperation with China, which were established 35 years ago. It also … October 18, 2011
Seychelles Consul in Korea publishes book about marathons and the beauty of the Seychelles Eco-Healing Marathon

Seychelles Consul in Korea publishes book about marathons and the beauty of the Seychelles Eco-Healing Marathon

Dong Chang Jeong published his book entitled “Life Changes When You Run.” Mr. Jeong, as he is affectionately called, is also the Seychelles Consul in Korea and he heads the Seychelles Tourism Board’s Operation in Seoul. Mr. Jeong’s 247-page … October 18, 2011
Seychelles moves into new adventurous tourism

Seychelles moves into new adventurous tourism

Island life in Seychelles has just gotten more exciting as the destination has moved into a more adventurous zone with SMAC (Specialized Multi Adventure Company), which has recently established itself in Seychelles. Now, those who are daring enough … October 18, 2011
Seychelles remains optimistic over Italian market after TTG Incontri 2011

Seychelles remains optimistic over Italian market after TTG Incontri 2011

The Seychelles islands remains confident over the Italian market, which is its second strongest market, following the islands’ recent participation at the 48th edition of the TTG Incrontri trade fair, held in the city of Rimini, Italy. The 2011 TTG … October 17, 2011
Seychelles moves on Korea to attract its fair share of the market

Seychelles moves on Korea to attract its fair share of the market

The Seychelles Tourism Board has stepped up its efforts in Korea to increase the visibility of the islands in a bid to generate interest for Korean holiday makers to choose these mid-ocean Creole islands instead of other destinations. Alain St.Ange, … October 17, 2011
Indian National Defense College overwhelmed by the support of the Seychelles Tourism Board

Indian National Defense College overwhelmed by the support of the Seychelles Tourism Board

A 16-member delegation from the National Defense College of New Delhi in India, led by Rear Admiral Anand Lyer of the Indian Navy, visited Seychelles from October 3-5. During the 3-day port call, the delegation met with Seychelles Head of State, President … October 17, 2011
Kenya, Seychelles and Tanzania delegation at 19th session of UNWTO General Assembly in Korea sign joint declaration on insecurity and piracy situation along Indian Ocean

Kenya, Seychelles and Tanzania delegation at 19th session of UNWTO General Assembly in Korea sign joint declaration on insecurity and piracy situation along Indian Ocean

Kenya's Minister for Tourism, Najib Balala; the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Alain St.Ange; and Tanzania's Minister for Tourism & Natural Resources, Ezekiel Maige; met on the sidelines of the 19th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly in Gyeongju … October 16, 2011
Seychelles Tourism CEO welcomed by Korea’s Vice Minister at Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Seoul

Seychelles Tourism CEO welcomed by Korea’s Vice Minister at Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Seoul

Korea’s 2nd Vice Minister for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr. Sun-Kyoo Park, welcomed Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and his delegation at his Ministry at 215 Changgyeonggung-ro in Jongno-gu, Seoul, for a meeting that followed … October 16, 2011
Seychelles delegation satisfied with World Routes 2011

Seychelles delegation satisfied with World Routes 2011

The Seychelles delegation left the World Routes 2011 Conference in Berlin satisfied that it was worth the time and effort to be present. This was the sentiment echoed by the delegation from the tropical islands of the Seychelles who were attending World … October 14, 2011
UK outlines robust measures to tackle piracy

UK outlines robust measures to tackle piracy

Speaking at the British Chamber of Shipping, Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham today outlined the UK’s ongoing commitment to tackle piracy off the coast of East Africa. Minister for Africa, Henry Bellingham said: “This government is 100% … October 14, 2011
Seychelles will give South Africa support

Seychelles will give South Africa support

Ambassador Nhlapo called on Seychelles President James Michel at State House yesterday, as Special Envoy by South African President Jacob Zuma lobbied the support of Seychelles for Dr. Clarice Dlamini–Zuma for her candidature for the post chairperson … October 14, 2011
Seychelles and Senegal elected as Africa delegates to UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Committee

Seychelles and Senegal elected as Africa delegates to UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Committee

The 19th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly being held at Gyeongju in Korea has elected the Republic of the Seychelles and the Republic of Senegal as Africa delegates to the UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Committee. Minister Thierno Lo, the Senegal Minister … October 12, 2011
Seychelles addresses UNWTO General Assembly 2011

Seychelles addresses UNWTO General Assembly 2011

Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, took to the podium on Tuesday, October 11, to deliver his address at the 19th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly, which is being held this year in Gyeongju in Korea. Mr. St.Ange used his address … October 11, 2011
Seychelles President congratulates proud examples of African leadership

Seychelles President congratulates proud examples of African leadership

Seychelles President James Michel has saluted President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Former President Pedro Pires of Cape Verde as proud examples for Africa following the recognition of their contributions to the continent as recipients of the … October 11, 2011
Alain St.Ange of Seychelles addresses Ministerial Roundtable Conference at 19th Session of UNWTO General Assembly

Alain St.Ange of Seychelles addresses Ministerial Roundtable Conference at 19th Session of UNWTO General Assembly

The Ministerial Roundtable Conference at the opening of the 19th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly held on October 10 in GyeongJu in Korea saw a series of Ministers and heads of delegations of Member States address the conference to highlight the … October 10, 2011
Seychelles cited as an example at the 19th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly

Seychelles cited as an example at the 19th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly

The CNN TASK-Tourism Communication Session at the 19th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly in GyeongJu, Korea, saw the republic of the Seychelles being cited by Anita Mendiratta as an example for successfully informing the world of its tourism achievements … October 10, 2011
Seychelles impresses travelers at trade fairs in China and Moscow

Seychelles impresses travelers at trade fairs in China and Moscow

The Seychelles islands has recently made its mark at the two trade fairs in China and Russia. The Creole tropical islands of the Seychelles were present at the Guilin International Tourism Expo in China and at the Otdykh Leisure Trade Show in Moscow. … October 9, 2011

"Seychelles, Remembers Karl St.Ange... a great son of Seychelles, to an icon of La Digue" is a new book coming from the Seychelles

(eTN) - The Publisher of eTN, Juergen T. Steinmetz, personally met with Alain St.Ange at the Routes Conference in Berlin, and they discussed Alain's continued love for the history of the Seychelles and his new book set to leave the printers on October … October 9, 2011
Seychelles Tourism Board applauds Air Seychelles move on the Americas

Seychelles Tourism Board applauds Air Seychelles move on the Americas

The CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Mr. Alain St.Ange, has applauded the move by Air Seychelles to look at the Americas as a potential market. This comment came following the news that Monica Ramchamdani, Air Seychelles' Market Coordinator for Europe … October 7, 2011
Seychelles High Commissioner in the UK personally attended island’s press conference on tourism

Seychelles High Commissioner in the UK personally attended island’s press conference on tourism

Mr. Patrick Pillay, the Seychelles High Commissioner in the UK personally attended the island's London press conference on tourism, which was chaired by Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Bernadette Willemin, the Seychelles Tourism … October 7, 2011
Seychelles former President Mancham on mission for peace

Seychelles former President Mancham on mission for peace

It is confirmed from Seychelles that following Sir James R. Mancham's attendance of the Forum 2000 Conference in Prague as a guest of the former President of Czechoslovakia, Vaclav Havel, on the topic of “Democracy and the Rule of Law,” former Seychelles … October 7, 2011
Seychelles acknowledges press helped in their tourism industry's success

Seychelles acknowledges press helped in their tourism industry's success

Seychelles is not shy to say that the international press has played a big part in the recent successes of their tourism industry. Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, said in Paris as he was being interviewed by a series of French … October 7, 2011
Seychelles features on May issue of Fortune magazine

Seychelles features on May issue of Fortune magazine

The Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles has had a raving review in the May issue of the Fortune magazine. With a catching heading, "SEYCHELLES, Changing Fortunes," the article spells out the main attributes of the mid-ocean islands with interviews … October 7, 2011
Seychelles to exhibit at the ABAV Expo 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in South America

Seychelles to exhibit at the ABAV Expo 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in South America

David Germain, the Seychelles Tourism Board Director for Africa, UAE, and The Americas will soon be leading a delegation from Seychelles tourism to exhibit and participate at the ABAV Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in South America. This event … October 6, 2011
Seychelles President James A. Michel issued message for Teachers' Day 2011

Seychelles President James A. Michel issued message for Teachers' Day 2011

Teachers’ Day always brings a feeling of joy, a sense of personal accomplishment, and national pride. Our devoted teachers, some of them with more than 40 years of experience, touch the lives of generations of our youths. They positively influence the … October 6, 2011
Seychelles to attend World Tourism Organization General Assembly

Seychelles to attend World Tourism Organization General Assembly

Seychelles will be sending a delegation at the 19th session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization to be held in Gyeongju, South Korea, from October 8-14, 2011. The Seychelles delegation will be headed by Alain St.Ange, CEO of Seychelles … October 6, 2011
Seychelles opens PR and News Bureau Office in Europe

Seychelles opens PR and News Bureau Office in Europe

LONDON, England - The Seychelles islands have opened a PR Office for Europe, which is based in the United Kingdom. The new office was officially launched during a press conference chaired by the Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB), … October 5, 2011
Seychelles honeymoon... the ultimate favorite for the stars

Seychelles honeymoon... the ultimate favorite for the stars

The Seychelles islands tops the list of journalists Andrea Ege’s top ten honeymoon destinations for celebrities. In her article entitled "The Celebs’ Top Ten Honeymoon Destinations," Andrea has come out with 10 of the best celebrity destination, … October 4, 2011
Seychelles takes the floor at Ministerial Briefing at Routes 2011 in Berlin

Seychelles takes the floor at Ministerial Briefing at Routes 2011 in Berlin

Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, took the floor on Tuesday, October 4, and presented the Seychelles at the Ministerial Briefing program of the World Routes Development Strategy Summit in Berlin. After Equador and Poland, it was … October 4, 2011
Seychelles President calls on Electoral Commission to accelerate reforms

Seychelles President calls on Electoral Commission to accelerate reforms

Seychelles President James Michel has thanked the Seychellois people who voted during the National Assembly elections for exercising their civic rights and expressing their political will. "Democracy is first and foremost the expression of the will … October 4, 2011
Seychelles' responses to Human Rights Council well received in Geneva

Seychelles' responses to Human Rights Council well received in Geneva

Following Seychelles' presentation of the human rights report to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) on May 4, 2011 as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, the government of the Republic of Seychelles has also participated in … October 3, 2011
Seychelles President Michel praises long ties with China

Seychelles President Michel praises long ties with China

On the occasion of the 62nd National Day of the People's Republic of China, Seychelles President James Michel has extended the warm wishes of the people and government of Seychelles. In a letter sent to President Hu Jintao, President Michel also took … October 3, 2011
Seychelles tourism chief speaks at Berlin Routes Conference

Seychelles tourism chief speaks at Berlin Routes Conference

The CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB), Alain St.Ange, joined Malta, Spain, and Mexico tourism heads in a panel discussion at the Routes Conference in Berlin, Germany, on the topic of government support in the tourism market and the transformation … October 3, 2011
Seychelles National Assembly election results

Seychelles National Assembly election results