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Virgin Limited Edition – the retreats of Sir Richard Branson

Virgin Limited Edition – the retreats of Sir Richard Branson

“Limited Edition” usually implies something extraordinary and rare, to put it simply: something unique. And that´s exactly what the Virgin Limited Edition stands for – meet Sir Richard Branson´s collection of stunning retreats. The collection … December 5, 2014
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
World Travel Awards unveils Africa nominees for 2013

World Travel Awards unveils Africa nominees for 2013

Online voting has now opened, and the organizers of the awards are encouraging both trade and consumers to submit votes in order to determine those companies and organizations who excel in travel, tourism, and hospitality in the Africa region. Awards … May 29, 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
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
Tourism Forum promotes business between Africa and Spain

Tourism Forum promotes business between Africa and Spain

The fourth edition of the Investment and Tourism Business Forum (INVESTOUR) addressed cooperation and business opportunities between Spain and Africa. Celebrated on the occasion of the Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR), INVESTOUR 2013 brought … February 7, 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
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
Africa’s finest travel brands revealed by World Travel Awards

Africa’s finest travel brands revealed by World Travel Awards

LONDON, England - World Travel Awards (WTA) has unveiled the leading travel brands in Africa for 2012. South African Airways, Abercrombie & Kent, andBeyond, Avis, Travel with Flair, and Mantis Collection were among the organizations named the finest … September 21, 2012
Africa to lead debate in WTM 2012 airline program

Africa to lead debate in WTM 2012 airline program

Africa's airline industry will be put under the spotlight at World Travel Market 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, as part of a wider series of discussions among aviation chiefs over the industry's future. The airline events program … September 18, 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
International Council of Tourism Partners welcomes Tanzania as destination member

International Council of Tourism Partners welcomes Tanzania as destination member

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism in Tanzania, Africa, has become a destination member. Tanzania’s tourism has seen steady growth and currently contributes over 16 percent … May 7, 2012
Cape Town in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 World Destinations for 2012

Cape Town in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 World Destinations for 2012

TripAdvisor’s Top 25 World Destinations list for 2012 has been released, with Olympic-ready London taking the top spot and last year’s winner, Cape Town, coming in 23rd, while also being voted second favorite destination in Africa. The TripAdvisor … May 2, 2012
Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer named WTTC Vice Chairman for Middle East and Africa

Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer named WTTC Vice Chairman for Middle East and Africa

The President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, has been named World Tourism and Travel Council’s (WTTC) Vice Chairman for the Middle East and Africa. The announcement was made at the 12th WTTC Global Summit being held at … April 19, 2012
WTA to host first ceremony in Kenya in September 2012

WTA to host first ceremony in Kenya in September 2012

LONDON & NAIROBI - World Travel Awards (WTA), the “Oscars of the travel industry,” has announced plans to host its first ceremony in Kenya, reflecting the African nation’s continuing evolution into a world-class tourism destination. WTA’s Africa … April 12, 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
African adventures brought to you by .travel

African adventures brought to you by .travel

Back in 2009, a not-for-profit organization was created, dedicated to tourism education and the youth of Africa, and specifically for the Africa Adventure Cape to Cape Expedition that took place that year in March. This unique journey featured 5 vehicles … March 16, 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
Seychellois artist participates in Africa-China art exhibition

Seychellois artist participates in Africa-China art exhibition

In his capacity as Seychelles' Resident Ambassador to China and on behalf of the Ambassadors of Botswana, Rwanda, Ghana, and Congo, Mr. Philippe Le Gall was invited to attend and launch an art exhibition by five African and Indian Ocean artists, including … November 4, 2011
UNWTO and SNV partner to advance tourism training for the informal sector in developing countries

UNWTO and SNV partner to advance tourism training for the informal sector in developing countries

Capacity building and knowledge transfer are at the center of competitive destinations and sustainable development efforts. A new project, High Impact Tourism Training (HITT), implemented by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation with support from UNWTO, … August 22, 2011
Cape Town Tourism reports on Easter tourism in the Mother City

Cape Town Tourism reports on Easter tourism in the Mother City

Cape Town’s tourism establishments and attractions have reported varying results for the Easter Weekend and subsequent public holiday bonanza. Easter is traditionally a busy time for Cape Town, especially in terms of domestic and local tourism. … May 4, 2011
World Tourism Organization and Banesto Foundation collaborate on sustainable tourism projects for poverty elimination in Africa

World Tourism Organization and Banesto Foundation collaborate on sustainable tourism projects for poverty elimination in Africa

The Secretary-General of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), TalebRifai, and the President of the Banesto Foundation, AntonioBasagoiti, today presented the cooperation agreement signed by the two organizations at UNWTO headquarters in Madrid. UNWTO … March 29, 2011
Seychelles welcomes reference that it remains a serious entry in the African world of carnivals

Seychelles welcomes reference that it remains a serious entry in the African world of carnivals

The Creole Islands of the Seychelles are gearing themselves up for this Friday's official launch of their "Carnaval International de Victoria." Yesterday, as seen in the picture, Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, accompanied by Elsia … March 1, 2011
Air Botswana announces change to Johannesburg/Maun service

Air Botswana announces change to Johannesburg/Maun service

GABORONE, Botswana - As of October 1, 2010, Air Botswana’s direct service between Johannesburg, South Africa, and Maun, Botswana, will cease. From October 1 on, the route will include a 20-minute tech stop in Gaborone. The change is the result of Botswana/Republic … October 5, 2010
Seychelles highlights China-Africa Forum as a model for development

Seychelles highlights China-Africa Forum as a model for development

NEW YORK, NY - Seychelles Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Paul Adam, has highlighted the positive role that the China-Africa Forum for Development can play as a "model for development" as part of the ongoing review of the best mechanisms to achieve … September 26, 2010
African leaders discuss raising profile of tourism on economic agenda

African leaders discuss raising profile of tourism on economic agenda

NEW YORK, NY - Ten African tourism leaders gathered at New York University on Wednesday to discuss the need to raise the profile of tourism on Africa’s economic agenda. The event was organized by the Africa Travel Association (ATA) and hosted by New … September 24, 2010
Seychelles leads by example and commits to move towards MDG Plus targets

Seychelles leads by example and commits to move towards MDG Plus targets

NEW YORK, NY - At the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit, Seychelles has made a commitment to move towards MDG Plus (MDG+) targets, which go beyond initial targets set. “Seychelles is one of the first countries in the African region to make … September 23, 2010
Seychelles represented at 2010 Ministerial Conference for Korea Africa Economic Cooperation - KOAFEC

Seychelles represented at 2010 Ministerial Conference for Korea Africa Economic Cooperation - KOAFEC

REPRESENTED BY PETER SINON, MINISTER OF INVESTMENTS, NATURAL RESOURCES AND INDUSTRY This year the 2010 Ministerial Conference for Korea Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) was hosted jointly by the Ministry of Finance and Strategy of the Republic … September 20, 2010
Maritime highways key to African regional development

Maritime highways key to African regional development

VICTORIA, Mahe - The Seychelles delegation at the 28th COMESA Council of Ministers Meeting, in Swaziland this week, has highlighted the need for regional economic communities such as COMESA to strengthen and promote the development of maritime links and … August 27, 2010
New agreement signed as Seychelles participates in Vietnam-Africa Forum

New agreement signed as Seychelles participates in Vietnam-Africa Forum

HANOI, Vietnam - Seychelles’ participation in the Second International Forum held in Hanoi from August 17 to 19 on the theme "Vietnam-Africa: Cooperation on Sustainable Development" has opened new avenues of concrete cooperation between the two countries … August 22, 2010
Africa tourism's greatest golden goals

Africa tourism's greatest golden goals

Twelve hundred of Africa’s key movers and shakers will attend the most important event of the year for the travel and tourism industry on Wednesday, July 7 at the Sandton Conventon Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The gathering for the Africa … June 1, 2010
Africa gears up for air service development forum

Africa gears up for air service development forum

As the start of Routes Africa comes into sight, the region’s air service industry is gearing up for the fifth annual route development networking forum, this year hosted by Sikhuphe International Airport in Swaziland from the May 30–June 1. Airline … May 6, 2010
Cape Town Tourism offers membership to temporary accommodation providers during 2010 FIFA World Cup

Cape Town Tourism offers membership to temporary accommodation providers during 2010 FIFA World Cup

The FIFA Final Draw has determined the fixtures for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and fans from across the world are rushing to book accommodation to be in the cities their teams will be playing in during June and July 2010. With many Cape Town residents … December 9, 2009
Final FIFA World Cup draw a “great celebration of Africa”

Final FIFA World Cup draw a “great celebration of Africa”

The CEO of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee South Africa, Dr. Danny Jordaan, said the Final Draw held in Cape Town tonight delivered on the promise of a world-class event. “We promised the country a spectacular and world-class event, … December 4, 2009
Unpredictable summer season lies ahead as 2010 FIFA World Cup nears

Unpredictable summer season lies ahead as 2010 FIFA World Cup nears

Predictions for the summer tourism season 2009/2010 are hard to call in a world where economic goalposts are constantly shifting and a peaked interest in the run-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup has already catapulted Cape Town’s global profile into unprecedented … December 2, 2009
ATA executive director issues statement on President Obama's trip to Ghana

ATA executive director issues statement on President Obama's trip to Ghana

Africa Travel Association (ATA) executive director Edward Bergman today issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s arrival in Ghana, his second visit to Africa as president following his speech in Egypt in early June. “With pressing … July 10, 2009
Cape Town to host the 6th World Paediatric Congress in 2013

Cape Town to host the 6th World Paediatric Congress in 2013

Cape Town Tourism is in Cairns, Australia to exhibit at the 5th World Paediatric Congress ahead of Cape Town's hosting of the event in 2013. The right to host the 6th congress at the Cape Town International Convention Centre was won by the Paediatric … June 26, 2009
Cape Town Tourism makes some noise as the one year countdown to the 2010 FIFA World Cup begins

Cape Town Tourism makes some noise as the one year countdown to the 2010 FIFA World Cup begins

Cape Town Tourism took to the streets of the city to celebrate one year until the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Guests, staff, a few invited Capetonians, and media gathered on a specially soccer-theme branded City Sightseeing Bus for a trip around the city to … June 12, 2009
Africa’s travel

Africa’s travel "Oscars" announced

The World Travel Awards Africa ceremony took place at a star-studded event on May 11 held at the Durban ICC. More than 200 organizations were nominated in 75 categories for the Africa region, including airlines, airports, hotels, car hire, destinations, … May 12, 2009
Africa’s time to shine - travel industry

Africa’s time to shine - travel industry "Oscars" return to South Africa

This year, all eyes will be on the World Travel Awards Africa Ceremony in Durban on May 10. Co-located alongside INDABA and in partnership with the ICC Durban and South African Tourism, the leading industry bodies, government representatives, and … March 23, 2009
Citizens Development Corporation joins ATA as US-Africa seminar sponsor

Citizens Development Corporation joins ATA as US-Africa seminar sponsor

WASHINGTON, DC - Citizens Development Corporation (CDC) is proud to join with the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in co-hosting a special networking reception on Thursday, February 19, 2009. The reception takes place from 6:00 to … February 18, 2009
Africa Travel Association launches online registration for the 2nd US-Africa Tourism Seminar in Washington, DC - February 19-20

Africa Travel Association launches online registration for the 2nd US-Africa Tourism Seminar in Washington, DC - February 19-20

NEW YORK, NY - The Africa Travel Association (ATA) announced today that it has launched online registration for the Second Annual US-Africa Tourism Seminar, which will take place at the Washington Convention Center from February 19-20, two days prior … January 15, 2009
Fair deal wanted

Fair deal wanted

The United Nations is being urged to introduce an international registration system to power Fairtrade Tourism to new levels in sub-Saharan Africa. A recognized, authenticated trademark, similar to the one that has boosted the sale of agricultural … November 10, 2008
ATA's Third Annual Africa Presidential Forum on Tourism to be held on Friday, September 26, 2008

ATA's Third Annual Africa Presidential Forum on Tourism to be held on Friday, September 26, 2008

WHO: Heads of State from across Africa WHEN: Friday, September 26, 2008, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m Doors open and Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. Program starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: New York University Eisner and Lubin Auditorium Kimmel … September 22, 2008
Supporting Tourism  Recovery in Africa

Supporting Tourism Recovery in Africa

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) SUPPORTING TOURISM RECOVERY IN AFRICA Starting on 20 April, UNWTO Secretary-General Francesco Frangialli will visit Mauritania, Côte d'Ivoire and Kenya, underscoring the Organization’s support of their tourism … April 17, 2008

AFRIQIYAH AIRWAYS OPENS SALES and TICKETING OFFICES in the USA

CHICAGO (airline code 8U ) is pleased to announce its expansion into U. S. market with the opening of four Sales and Ticketing offices in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York.Afriqiyah Airways was founded in 2001 to showcase a re-emerging Libya … May 3, 2007

AFRIQIYAH AIRWAYS OPENS SALES and TICKETING OFFICES in the USA

CHICAGO (airline code 8U ) is pleased to announce its expansion into U. S. market with the opening of four Sales and Ticketing offices in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York.Afriqiyah Airways was founded in 2001 to showcase a re-emerging Libya … May 3, 2007



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