STOWE, Vermont - Rodrigues Island forming part of the Indian Ocean islands and part of the Republic of Mauritius inaugurated its Duty Free Shop at the Airport with a view to enhance the tourist sector on the island. International Institute for Peace … June 19, 2013
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
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
This morning, the head of the shelter of the Cave Dufour on Reunion Island woke up in a beautiful setting. It snowed at the top of Piton des Neiges, which means snow mountain, something that has not happened for six years.
The Piton des Neiges, a … June 4, 2013
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
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
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
The Abyss Dive Centre on Reunion Island took the plunge on the weekend of Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26, to literally immerse itself in the Indian Ocean.
The race began at 8:15 am on Saturday, May 25, for two dives at two different sites: Sec Zitte … May 29, 2013
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
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
BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand’s fast-rising star on the international hospitality horizon, it all began in the Maldives. Although fully inclusive accommodation was not a new concept, Centara decided to sprinkle some five-star-dust over their Centara … April 19, 2013
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
Paradise Island Resort & Spa, an uncompromising destination of luxury and comfort, is to host the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industry’s elite on May 12, 2013 at the World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony. Set on the island of Lankanfinolhu, … April 12, 2013
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
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
World Travel Awards (WTA), “the Oscars of the travel industry,” is issuing a final call to those organizations in the Indian Ocean region to vote.
Established in 1993, WTA is recognized globally as the highest accolade in travel and tourism, and … April 2, 2013
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
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 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
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
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
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
The VIOAS magazine (The Voice of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea) has joined the list of key magazines and is now one that is available on Etihad Airways flights.
This is the announcement from the office of Mahe Publications Ltd. following discussions … December 24, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
An international campaign led by the United States is having a huge impact on reducing Somali piracy.
WASHINGTON DC - An international campaign led by the United States has brought about a precipitous drop in Somali pirate attacks.
Assistant Secretary … November 6, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
STOWE, Vermont - The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) is proud to announce that HE Nayef Al-Fayez, Jordan Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, will be a featured speaker at this year’s IIPT event at World Travel Market in a panel … October 17, 2012
SINGAPORE - The votes have been counted, the trophies polished, and the VIP guests are starting to arrive as Singapore steps up to host one of the most important evenings of the year for travel and tourism – World Travel Awards 2012 Asia, Australasia … October 17, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Climate change, over-fishing, pollution, unsustainable development, and coastal degradation are just a few of the problems facing governments throughout the Western Indian Ocean region. These problems threaten the coastal and marine resources of the Western … August 10, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has won the Golden Award 2011 for Best Hotel-Indian Ocean, presented by Virgin Holidays.
The resort is operated by Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest operator of hotels.
The award was presented … December 1, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
British High Commissioners in Seychelles and Mauritius, Matthew Forbes and Nick Leake, launched a new Facebook Group, www.facebook.com/ukinindianoceannetwork , covering Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, and the Comoros Islands, which will feature up-to-date … September 30, 2011
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has called on regional powers and international partners to intensify their efforts to "claim back our oceans" from the hands of pirates, which he said have "shown a great ability to adapt and exploit any weaknesses." … September 7, 2011
Seychelles President Michel has had "very fruitful and engaging" discussions with Australian Prime Minister HE Ms. Julia Gillard, as he continues with his state visit to Australia. The President is in Canberra, after his first stop in Melbourne, and he … August 24, 2011
Friday saw the official opening of the 8th Indian Ocean Island Games being held in the Seychelles. It was the Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, who had the honor of declaring these games open, which are always so contested between some 1,200 islanders … August 7, 2011
The Vanilla Islands, constituting of the Indian Ocean destinations of La Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Comoros, and Seychelles, has launched its online presence through the different social media networks to further the promotion of the islands.
Tourism … August 5, 2011
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, welcomed the Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed at State House this afternoon, as part of the first official visit of President Nasheed to the Seychelles islands. President Nasheed will be attending the opening … August 5, 2011
The Chair of the High Level Committee on Piracy has applauded the recent pre-trial prisoner transfer agreement signed between Mauritius and the European Union, which is the first step towards prosecuting pirates captured at sea in Mauritian courts.
… July 21, 2011
A representatives of the Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the High Level Committee on Piracy, Mr. Jacques Belle, has presented a comprehensive overview of Seychelles’ fight against piracy at a conference in the UK at Wilton Park, West Sussex, … July 18, 2011
The Spanish Minister for Defense, Ms. Carme Chacon Piqueras, has pledged to step up collaborations with the Seychelles government in the fight against piracy after participating in a meeting with the High Level Committee on Piracy (HLCP) earlier today.
During … July 5, 2011
Delegates from the Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar, La Reunion and Comoros gathered in Mauritius this week with airlines serving the region now called the "Vanilla Islands," to take stock of the situation on hand and to discuss the way forward.
The … June 9, 2011
The Seychelles government has finalized an agreement with Danish authorities on the transfer of suspected pirates detained at sea for trial in Seychelles.
This new agreement follows on from the recently-signed memorandum of understanding agreements … May 26, 2011
On Africa Day, Seychelles celebrates once again the struggles we shared with so many of our African brethren for self determination, and for the right to be a sovereign nation free to create its own path towards development. Our people are proud to have … May 25, 2011
At this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Travel Trade fair in Dubai, the Arabian Travel News came out with their own guide on how to sell the Indian Ocean Islands and the Seychelles.
Emily McCarrick writes that the new flights today link the region … May 13, 2011
The Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino organized with the support of the Seychelles Tourism Board a fund-raising dinner with a difference. "This evening is a rather typical Seychelles styled “Dinner under the Stars” evening. This evening forms … May 5, 2011
The Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino is once more lending Seychelles its support towards organizing this year's major national or international events, this time to the Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG). To help make IOIG a success for Seychelles, … April 20, 2011
The government of the Republic of Seychelles yesterday facilitated the transfer of 9 suspected pirates to the Netherlands where they will face trial for acts of piracy committed in the Indian Ocean. The 9 pirates were arrested by the Royal Netherlands … April 18, 2011
At the last Paris Book Show, a new novel was launched by its author, Jean-Marc Lessiau. It is under this pen name that Jean-Marc Perrin, who resides in the middle of a Marine Park on Cerf Island in the Seychelles for the last seven years, published his … April 13, 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
Seychelles and Russia are set to deepen cooperation over security issues following discussions held with a high-level Russian delegation lead by the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, HE Mr. Nikolai Platonovich Patrushev, during … March 28, 2011
The British naval ship, HMS Richmond, came alongside Port Victoria on Wednesday, March 2 and for the first time, a UK naval ship did a ceremonial arrival, whereby all available crew were dressed in their military whites on portside as they docked.
… March 2, 2011
The Vice President of Zanzibar Tanzania Seif Ali Iddi paid a courtesy call on Seychelles President James Michel yesterday. Vice President Seif Ali Iddi and his delegation are in Seychelles on the invitation of the Seychelles government on the occasion … March 2, 2011
VOICE OF THE INDIAN AND ARABIAN SEA
The February issue of VIOAS Magazine (Voice of the Indian & Arabian Sea) is out, and it has brought the 2011 Seychelles "Carnaval International de Victoria" to the regional book stands. Seychelles saw its carnival … February 22, 2011
The Seychelles Islands were recently party to the Indian Ocean Roadshow in Austria, where they traveled across the cities of Linz, Klagenfurt, Graz, and Vienna to promote the destination with its products and services.
Held between October 18-21, … October 31, 2010
SEYCHELLES - President Michel, the President of the Seychelles, has called on the Indian Ocean island business communities to continue nurturing regional economic integration and create new opportunities for trade and investment.
The President addressed … October 19, 2010
VOICE OF INDIAN OCEAN AND ARABIAN SEA
Sir James Mancham, Seychelles first President, has brought out the second edition of his magazine that looks in detail important topics of the Indian Ocean Region and of the Arabian Sea countries. The magazine … October 10, 2010
MINISTER MORGAN MEETS WITH UN SPECIAL ADVISOR JACK LANG AND BARONESS ASHTON
VICTORIA, Mahé - A delegation from Seychelles, headed by Minister for Home Affairs, Environment and Transport, Mr. Joel Morgan, participated in the 2nd Regional Ministerial … October 8, 2010
PORT-LOUIS - Air Mauritius has been honored once again by the 17th World Travel Awards (WTA) in the category “Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline.” The airline which was nominated in the same category with Air France, South African Airways, Air Seychelles, … October 1, 2010
SEYCHELLES - Seychelles will play host to the 6th edition of the economic forum of the Indian Ocean islands states (Seychelles, Mauritius, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte, and Comores). A concept initiated back in 2005, the main objective is to provide … September 13, 2010
LOZITHA PALACE, Kingdom of Swaziland - Following the introduction of the threat of piracy on the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) agenda by President Michel at the 13th Summit of Heads of State and Government held at Victoria Falls, … September 2, 2010
NEW YORK, NY – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in New York has commended Seychelles and Kenya for their lead in prosecuting and imprisoning pirates in the Indian Ocean.
The Security Council last week held a debate on piracy off the coast … September 1, 2010
Directors of various tourism boards of the Indian Ocean islands have attended a meeting held on August 4 on Reunion Island, in order to develop a marketing plan for the region’s tourism industry.
Present at the meeting were, Alain St.Ange from Seychelles, … August 9, 2010
President James Michel has met with Margaret Vogt, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to the Symposium on Piracy, who is also the Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia.
President Michel … July 14, 2010
South Africa swept the board at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony in Johannesburg on Wednesday, July 7, attended by 1,200 senior industry leaders.
It was a night of elation – and some disappointment – as the travel and … July 7, 2010
Twelve hundred key "movers and shakers" will attend the most important event of the year for the region’s travel and tourism industry on Wednesday, July 7 at the Sandton Conventon Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The gathering for the World Travel … June 16, 2010
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
The "Voice of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea - VIOAS" is the title of a new bi-monthly magazine, which the Seychelles former President James R. Mancham has announced he is launching effective August of this year with the support and collaboration … May 18, 2010