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
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 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
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
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
BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will present its China Responsible Tourism Awards at the PATA Annual Summit in Bangkok on April 26.
Mr. Joao Manuel Costa Antunes, PATA Chairman, will present the awards in four categories … April 24, 2013
SHANGHAI, China – Mr. Rob Morrow, Global Director of Performance Improvement of MCI, opened the day’s Corporate Travel Forum track with his address on Performance Improvement “Why Cash Isn’t King.” He shared with attending delegates on the key … April 24, 2013
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
SHANGHAI, China - Three months of voting culminated at the 6th Annual TTG China Travel Awards 2013 Ceremony and Gala Dinner, where 59 of Greater China’s best travel trade organizations were lauded for their outstanding achievements over the past year.
These … April 19, 2013
SHANGHAI, China – IT&CM China’s first efforts to launch the inaugural Association Day with industry partner MCI Group, was deemed a success as it opened to a full house of delegates with its keynote address “The Reform and Future Development of … April 18, 2013
The year 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE) 2013. Recognized as one of the leading expositions catering to the business and leisure tourism sectors in China, the BITE series has come a long way, opening up … April 18, 2013
SHANGHAI, China – Back for its 3rd successful run, SBEW, which began on April 14, has culminated in the opening of IT&CM China – the leading international MICE event in China.
This seventh installment of IT&CM China will see 3,000 MICE professionals … April 16, 2013
BANGKOK, Thailand – Initiated by PATA China and the PATA China Chapter, the new PATA China Responsible Tourism Awards were announced at the second China Responsible Tourism Forum in Shanghai in November.
The PATA China Responsible Tourism Award … April 11, 2013
China’s expenditure on travel abroad reached US$102 billion in 2012, making it the first tourism source market in the world in terms of spending. Other emerging markets as well as most traditional tourism source markets also showed positive results … April 5, 2013
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
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
“The Outline for National Tourism and Leisure (2013-2020),” recently issued by the government of China, sets the ground for the redefinition of tourism development and management in the country, including a strong support for outbound tourism as well … March 27, 2013
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
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
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
With the success of WTM Vision Conference in Shanghai in 2012, World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, will this year be holding WTM Vision Conference-Beijing on Tuesday, April 8, 2013.
Delegates will have the opportunity … March 5, 2013
HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia - Addressing the China Tourism Forum during FITUR Travel Fair, the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) President, Professor Geoffrey Lipman, said that “China’s commitment … February 5, 2013
China Intercontinental Communication Center (CICC), a media production arm supervised by China’s State Council Information Office, partners with 3rd Planet to co-organize the largest consumer tourism initiative online. The massive project, Wonders of … February 5, 2013
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
HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) and the China Business Network will announce a deeper cooperation during the FITUR trade fair in Madrid, Spain, on January … January 27, 2013
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
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
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
The Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), Mr. Shao Qiwei, and the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General, Taleb Rifai, have agreed to strengthen cooperation between both organizations as a key step towards advancing … January 21, 2013
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Fresh off a successful partnership with Brand USA last month at the China International Travel Mart in Shanghai, NTA is moving into the next phase of its award-winning China Inbound Program.
The program began in 2008, when the … December 20, 2012
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
BERLIN, Germany – Asia continues to be the driving force in global tourism. According to the latest ITB World Travel Trends Report, this year the number of outbound trips from Asia rose by seven percent, due in part to rising wages. Yet again, the most … November 29, 2012
BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced that PATA Travel Mart 2013 will take place September 25-27 at Century City New International Convention & Exhibition Center, Chengdu, in Sichuan province, China.
Alongside … November 29, 2012
SHANGHAI, China - The second PATA China Responsible Tourism & China-ASEAN Tourism Development Forum concluded in Shanghai November 16 with 152 participants, up from 130 who attended the first forum on December 16, 2011.
All delegates interacted with … November 22, 2012
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 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
Following the success of last year's inaugural China Meetings Summit at EIBTM ( www.eibtm.com ), the world's economic power house will once again bring a number of experts from the region's meetings industry to discuss the growth and movement of inbound … November 13, 2012
HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia - Addressing the China Tourism Forum at the World Travel Market, International Council for Tourism Partners (ICTP) President Professor Geoffrey Lipman reflected on his 3 decades … November 7, 2012
BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in collaboration with the Marketing & International Cooperation Department of China National Tourism Administration and the ASEAN-China Centre, will organize the 2nd China Responsible Tourism … November 6, 2012
The Kanas Lake Nature Reserve in the extreme northwest of China and the city of Chengdu, one of China’s most populous cities, are the locations of two new UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Observatories designed to monitor the environmental, social, and economic … October 18, 2012
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
The travel and tourism industry in China is substantially bigger than automotive manufacturing and supports almost as many jobs as the mining sector.
This is according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) sponsored by American … September 15, 2012
SINGAPORE - Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced special hotel deals in China and Vietnam in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Also known as the Moon Festival, the Mid-Autumn … September 12, 2012
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
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
China will be the focal point of this year's BRICS events at World Travel Market 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, as the country becomes one of the biggest inbound and outbound tourism markets.
Two China Business Network sessions … August 21, 2012
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 level of Hosted Buyers attending CIBTM ( www.cibtm.com ) from South China has increased by 100 percent, following a successful roadshow through Chengdu and Shanghai, which took place recently.
The roadshows were specifically tailored to communicate … July 12, 2012
The first SKAL Club to be established in mainland China has been officially approved by the Chinese government authorities. SKAL International Beijing has been officially formed with both Chinese and non-Chinese nationals as individual members.
It … July 10, 2012
BANGKOK, Thailand - Over 3,000 attendees joined the 6th Central China Tourism Expo (CCTE), which took place July 6-8 in the City of Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. The 3-day travel trade event was organized by Hubei Provincial Tourism Administration and … July 10, 2012
Professor Geoffrey Lipman of Victoria U & Oxford Brookes, and President of the International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP), was invited by the Nanjing Municipal Science and Technology Commission to speak at the first Global Nanjing R&D Summit at … June 29, 2012
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
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
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
HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA & BRUSSELS, Belgium – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced the Hainan Provincial Tourism Development Committee as a destination member.
Hainan is China's second largest island. In December 2009, the … June 18, 2012
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
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
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
As part of its strategy to promote Johannesburg as Africa’s most vibrant business and leisure destination, Johannesburg Tourism Company (JTC) is participating in South African Tourism’s series of China Trade Workshops, taking place from June 6-11. … June 5, 2012
SHANGHAI, China – Next year’s IT&CM China will return to the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, from April 17-19, 2013. More than 70 percent of exhibitors at IT&CM China 2012 have already signed up to be part of next year’s showcase. … May 25, 2012
NTA has struck gold again in China. The association was awarded the top prize last week for the 2012 Chinese Tourists Welcoming Award, winning gold in the Overall Performance category. The CTW Award, organized by the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute, … April 27, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
SHANGHAI, China - IT&CM China delegates enjoyed a full day of quality business appointments, educational seminars and courses, and networking and social activities.
Seminar sessions 1A, “How to Organize a Successful China Outbound MICE Trip” and … April 18, 2012
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
SHANGHAI, China – IT&CM China 2012 keynote session, “China’s Century: Fulfilling its Destiny as a Mega Meetings Destination,” delivered by ICCA CEO Mr. Martin Sirk, enjoyed a huge turnout. Drawing on his 20 years of industry experience, Mr. Sirk … April 17, 2012
In just five days’ time, the 10th Routes Asia event will take place in Chengdu, China. The event will be hosted by Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CDIA) at the InterContinental Hotel, Chengdu.
This year’s Routes Asia will be attended by … April 12, 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
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
SHANGHAI, China – Industry veteran Mr. Martin Sirk, the CEO of ICCA (International Congress and Conventions Association) based in the Netherlands, will deliver the keynote address - China’s Century: Fulfilling its Destiny as a Mega Meetings Destination … March 21, 2012
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
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
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
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
NEW YORK, New York – China Luxury Network, ChinaContact, and Jing Daily have partnered to give global luxury brands an overview of recent trends in the China luxury market, provide a digest of Chinese luxury consumer preferences, and discuss strategic … February 26, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
BEIJING, China - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the PATA China Advisory Board at the first China Responsible Tourism Forum, organized by PATA, in cooperation with the Organizing Committee of the China International Heritage Towns … December 21, 2011
BEIJING, China - A series of case studies, presented at the first China Responsible Tourism Forum (CRTF) in Beijing on December 16, confirmed that responsible tourism is firmly on the agenda among small- and medium-sized enterprises in China.
“The … December 21, 2011
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
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 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
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
For the first time, EIBTM ( www.eibtm.com ) is to present a China Meetings Summit, to give the international meetings industry a view of how the world’s economic power house is determined to succeed on the global stage, winning high-profile, business-led … November 17, 2011
Routes Asia is the only network planning forum for the Asia region, and sales for the 10th Routes Asia event officially opened today. The event will take place on April 15-17, 2012 and will be hosted by Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CDIA), … November 17, 2011
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
MACAU/HAWAII,BRUSSELS - In a keynote address at the Macau Asia Forum, Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President of the International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTPP and Director of greenearth, said that travel can be a key industry for global green growth … October 26, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
“The Chinese government is increasingly conscious of the role that tourism plays in socio-economic development and will double its efforts in tourism,” said Chinese Vice-Premier, Wang Qishan, on joining the UNWTO/WTTC Global Leaders for Tourism Campaign … September 6, 2011
Seychelles will host in 2012 the 1st Global Cultural Ambassador Award (GCAA), a spectacular cultural pageant with male and female competitors from diverse parts of the globe, especially China.
This was announced recently in Beijing during the 14th … August 8, 2011
The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and China have opened a third Sustainable Tourism Observatory to monitor the environmental and socio-economic impacts of tourism.
The Zhangjiajie Observatory, located in Hunan Province, is part of a network … July 19, 2011
SHANGHAI, China – In a move that will open new doors for IT&CM China, the MICE company of CITS has officially partnered the event as co-organizer. TTG Asia Media and MP International – the pioneering organizers of China’s leading professional … July 17, 2011
Last week eTN brought out the innovative approach by Seychelles in working with the press and in developing their unique very own Friends of Seychelles-Press club. This article has brought out many inquiries and congratulations for these islands running … July 10, 2011
World Travel Market (WTM) 2011 will focus on the emerging BRIC economies with its first-ever dedicated headline session on the travel and tourism potential of Brazil, Russia, India, and China.
WTM 2010 highlighted the tourism development in the BRIC … July 8, 2011
The Seychelles Ambassador to China, Philippe Le Gall, has just published a book on the friendly ties between the Seychelles and China. This goes beyond his work, because the work of an Ambassador is for many people an enigma, as it entails a dedicated … June 19, 2011
The People's Republic of China has today handed over two aircraft in a ceremony held at the Seychelles International Airport yesterday morning following a pledge they made earlier this year. In the presence of Seychelles President James Michel and other … June 17, 2011
GUANGZHOU, China - TravelDaily ( www.traveldaily.cn ), China’s leading online publisher and event organizer with emphasis on distribution, marketing, and technology in the travel and tourism industries, announced today the 2011 China Business Travel … May 25, 2011
Reflecting the shift of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC’s) focus towards emerging economies – not to mention the growing success of WTTC’s China Initiative – the Chinese delegation at the recently-concluded 11th Global Travel & Tourism … May 23, 2011
The people of China have been treated to a full page on the 2011 Seychelles carnival in the popular and well-respected "China Daily" Newspaper, which enjoys a massive distribution across China. A delegation from China made up of acrobats traveled to Seychelles … May 3, 2011
Following last week’s working visit to China by Vice President Danny Faure and his meeting with Mr. Ma Zhiping, President of CATIC (China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation), the Seychelles Resident Ambassador to China Mr. Philippe … May 1, 2011
The Seychelles Embassy in China signed an agreement last week with the China International Friendship and Cultural Friendship Festival organizers to host a Cultural Week of Seychelles and China in Beijing in 2012.
The agreement, which was signed by … April 21, 2011
GUANGZHOU, China - TravelDaily ( www.traveldaily.cn ), China’s leading online publisher and event organizer with emphasis on distribution, marketing, and technology in the travel and tourism industries, announced today it will partner with China Air … April 19, 2011
China is the key emerging market the travel and tourism industry should focus on over the next five years, reveals new research at yesterday’s inaugural World Travel Market (WTM) Vision Conference-Milan.China is predicted to be the biggest outbound … April 15, 2011
Two Frigates from the Chinese Navy will be calling into Port Victoria in the Seychelles on Thursday, April 14 for a five-day stop over. These vessels are the first Chinese military assets of this class to visit Seychelles. The vessels have been active … April 12, 2011
The first Bulgarian company, which will start offering space travel tickets, will discuss its future project with the Chinese government and the Chinese Embassy in Bulgaria. During the event, "China's Development: Challenges and Opportunities" on Monday, … March 25, 2011
GOVERNMENT SIGNS NEW COOPERATION AGREEMENTS WITH VISITING CHINESE DELEGATION
Two new cooperation agreements outlining a 50 million Yuan grant and the donation of two aircrafts have been signed today following bilateral discussions held at State House … March 25, 2011
The Hon. Dr. Liaojunqiao, the Secretary General of the Island Development Forum from China, has come forward to bring more support for the 2011 Seychelles "Carnaval International de Victoria." In a small ceremony at the Tourism Board's Bel Ombre offices, … March 2, 2011
The Memorandum of Understanding signed by the United States and China allows Chinese leisure travelers to visit the United States in group tours. Since the initiation of travel under the MOU in 2008, total visitation from China to the United States has … March 1, 2011
The coming Seychelles carnival will not be having an official Chinese delegation in the float procession even though a private Chinese entertainment group is traveling to Seychelles to participate. This has not stopped the People’s Republic of China … February 23, 2011
FOOD AND HOSPITALITY EXPO 2011 ATTRACTS CHINESE PARTICIPATION
Chinese Centre for Kitchen Equipment Co. WLL (CCKEC), a company specializing in the design, supply, and installation of food service, catering, and bakery equipment, will showcase its wide … October 31, 2010
The Global Observatory on Sustainable Tourism (GOST), a United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) initiative for the monitoring and evaluating of sustainable tourism policies, received a significant boost following the signing of a collaboration … October 5, 2010
VICTORIA, Mahé - The Chinese Ambassador to Seychelles, HE Mr. Wang Weiguo, today presented 19 Seychellois candidates with scholarships for a tailor-made Information Communication Technology (ICT) course.
On handing the scholarships over, the ambassador … September 30, 2010
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
PATA TRAVEL MART 2010: Green Globe Partner (China) Ltd. launched the complete translation of the internationally-recognized Green Globe Standard v1.3 for sustainable operation and management, as well as supporting documentation for environmental consultants … September 15, 2010
The State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China, HE Dai Bingguo, has praised Seychelles efforts in developing a harmonious society based on equality and social cohesion.
In the meeting with President James Michel today, the two leaders mapped … July 28, 2010
TravelDaily ( www.traveldaily.cn ), China’s leading online publisher and event organizer with emphasis on the distribution, marketing, and technology trends in the travel and tourism industries, today announced that it has welcomed GlobalCollect as … July 20, 2010
LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Partner (China) Ltd. has been established to encourage national parks, hotels, attractions, and travel agents, among other tourism-related businesses and organizations, to adopt an environmentally friendly and sustainable … July 19, 2010
GUANGZHOU, China - TravelDaily ( www.traveldaily.cn ), China’s leading online publisher and event organizer with emphasis on distribution, marketing, and technology in the travel and tourism industries, announced today it will partner with PhoCusWright … July 1, 2010
The 24th edition of ITE and the 5th edition of ITE MICE, or in short as ITE & MICE 2010 had 11,464 trade and corporate visitors (+2 percent), with respectively 17 percent and 9 percent from mainland China and abroad. This travel expo covers these fast-growing … June 28, 2010
ALAIN ST. ANGE NAMED THE NEW TOURISM GURU
The Seychelles tourism performance of record tourist arrival numbers in 2010 is attributed to the success of the new tourism policy of the country, which is based on public-private partnerships and the strategy … May 18, 2010
President James Michel has praised the continued growth and rejuvenation of Seychelles-China relations following bilateral talks with President Hu Jintao and members of the State Council in Shanghai.
“We had a very good discussion. We have excellent … May 4, 2010
During April 15-20, 2010, invited by News.cn and United PR Consulting Co., Ltd., Joann Erban, vice president of Roberts Hawaii; Glenn P. Vergara, manager of Waikiki Resort Hotel; Kayo Whitty, Asia sales president of Kuoloa Ranch; Mary Pa’ahana, international … April 29, 2010
IT&CM (Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings) China 2010 opens today at the ShanghaiMart Expo. Over the next three days, delegates will embark on a comprehensive program that maximizes business and networking opportunities, while enjoying the sights … April 7, 2010
Tourist flights between the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the People's Republic of China (PRC) were interrupted at the end of November when the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program took effect, which prohibited visitors from the PRC … December 11, 2009
Chinese Centre for Kitchen Equipment Co. WLL (CCKEC), a company specializing in the design, supply, and installation of food service, catering, and bakery equipment, will showcase its wide range of branded products at the second annual Food and Hospitality … November 23, 2009
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today announced its agreement with the government of China to hold the 2010 Global Travel & Tourism Summit in Beijing from May 25-27.
“We are very pleased to host this event, which is such a landmark in … November 9, 2009
TravelDaily (www.traveldaily.cn), China’s leading online publisher and event organizer with emphasis on trends in the distribution, marketing, and technology of the travel and tourism industries, announced today it will partner with PhoCusWright to … October 4, 2009
This conference brings together representatives from the National Tourism Administrations, regional and local tourism destinations, the industry, and the academia from different parts of the world. The conference will address the challenge for destination … July 30, 2009
Co-hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the Jiangsu Provincial Tourism Bureau, and co-organized by PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM), the Jinling Hotels and Resorts Corporation, and the Nanjing Municipal Tourism … May 11, 2009
In memorial of the 5/12 Wenchuan earthquake, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and the Sichuan Tourism Administration (STA) will jointly … May 8, 2009
Tourism and travel can support the G20 stimulation programs. It creates jobs, boosts development, and promotes open, two-way trade. It can also play a part in the transformation towards a new green economy. China’s vibrant tourism sector can become … April 22, 2009
PATA has secured the services of two high-profile speakers from China (PRC) for the opening keynote addresses at this month's Business Forum in Macau SAR.
Sheng Li, general manager, Visa, China and Dr. John Liu, VP of sales for Google in Greater … April 8, 2009
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Reed Travel Exhibitions, the company behind Arabian Travel Market - the Middle East’s premier travel and tourism event running this May in Dubai, UAE – has announced the top 10 finalists for the 2009 New Frontiers Awards, … March 24, 2009
Co-organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the Jiangsu Provincial Tourism Bureau, and co-hosted by PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) and Jinling Hotels and Resorts Corporation, the 3rd International Forum on … March 17, 2009
2009 brings four new exciting opportunities to travel with MIR Corporation, a company that specializes in trips at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Travelers can choose from an array of scheduled small group active and cultural tours and sophisticated … January 12, 2009
Co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), and Tourism College of Huangshan University, the Fifth China Tourism Forum took place in picturesque … December 23, 2008
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), and Tourism College Huangshan University will co-organize the Fifth China Tourism Forum in Huangshan, Anhui Province, … December 1, 2008
Online travel distribution in China currently portrays an intriguing scenario. If one were to analyze the basic conundrum of being in the e-commerce market, i.e. checking upon whether the market is ready for a pure online travel model, then looking at … October 16, 2008
Traveldaily (www.traveldaily.cn), China’s leading online publisher with emphasis on the distribution, marketing and technology trends in the travel and tourism industries, today announced that it has welcomed Amadeus as a key partner for the 2008 China … October 16, 2008
BANGKOK, Thailand (September 15, 2008) – Agoda.com, an online hotel reservations service which specializes in securing the lowest discount hotel prices in Asia and around the world, is reminding business travelers to prepare early, if they plan to attend … September 15, 2008
(August 15, 2008) - Traveldaily (www.traveldaily.cn), China’s leading online publisher with emphasis on the distribution, marketing and technology trends in the travel and tourism industries, today announced that it has signed a sponsorship agreement … August 15, 2008
The continuing fillip to consumer power, reduction in technology costs and easing of entry barriers are some of the global trends paving the way for new business models including ones in online travel distribution.
China is no different when it comes … August 12, 2008
PolyU recently released the second issue of the Hong Kong Tourism Forecasting Report reviewing forecasts of the demand for Hong Kong tourism from Mainland China and Taiwan. The Report presents the forecasts from the Tourism Demand Forecasting System for … August 4, 2008
China’s top local brands are all lining up to present alongside their international peers at this year’s 4th annual Travel Distribution and Sales China (TDS China) conference in Beijing (September 24-25).
Billed as China’s most important post-Olympic … August 4, 2008
China, July 30, 2008 - The 2008 China Travel Distribution & Technology Summit, in association with PhoCusWright, has sealed a marketing alliance with WIT-Web In Travel. eTurboNews is a media partner for this event.
The 2008 China Travel Distribution … July 30, 2008
July 15, 2008 - Traveldaily (www.traveldaily.cn), China’s leading online publisher with emphasis on the distribution, marketing and technology trends in the travel and tourism industries, today announced it has signed an online payment service agreement … July 15, 2008
Guangzhou, China, July 7- Traveldaily (www.traveldaily.cn), China’s leading online publisher with emphasis on the distribution, marketing and technology trends in the travel and tourism industries, today announced that it will host the 2008 China Travel … July 7, 2008
In time for the beginning of the 2008 Olympic Games the Maritim Hotel Company will open in Beijing another new Maritim Hotel. Contracts between HMS International Hotel GmbH, an associated partner of Maritim, and the Zhaotai Real Estate Corporation (ZREC) … December 17, 2007
Thailand – Engel & Völkers, one of the leading European real estate companies will unveil a number of its high-end luxury lifestyle properties in Hua Hin at the China International Luxury Property Show to be held on September 7-9,2007, in Shanghai, … August 29, 2007