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
Seychelles is taking the lead in promoting regional tourism and will host a travel and tourism mart with the member states of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) next year to give the industry a further boost.
This … June 9, 2013
Enjoy the east coast of Mauritius by staying on the beachfront at Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritiuswith a Last Minute 25 percent package available between now and July 31, 2013.
This brings the starting rate down to US$127.50 plus service … May 31, 2013
The Seychelles Tourism Academy and the Constance Hospitality Academy of Mauritius has renewed their existing working partnership with the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding. Two years ago, the Seychelles Tourism Academy and Constance Hospitality … May 30, 2013
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
Seychelles President James Michel has expressed his “great distress and dismay” following the flash floods that have struck Port Louis, where there has been loss of life and widespread damage was caused.
In his message to Mauritian Prime Minister, … April 1, 2013
Mauritian author and journalist, Jean Clement Cangy, has taken time to spell out in the Le Mauricien newspaper the parallel between culture and tourism. “Culture is the lifeblood of tourism, for without culture there is no tourism,” said Jean Clement … February 27, 2013
Mr. Jean Clement Cangy was recently in Seychelles to cover the 2013 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria in the Seychelles. This week he published an article in the Le Mauricien newspaper of Mauritius wishing continued success to this unique … February 19, 2013
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
A delegation from the Mauritius island of Rodrigues was in Seychelles for the third edition of Carnaval Internationale de Victoria from February 8-10. The delegation was headed by the island's Tourism Commissioner, Mr. Jean Richard Payenbee, who was accompanied … February 15, 2013
“The Mauritian delegation has impressed the Seychellois public and all who attended the 2013 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria,” said the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange.
This is the first … February 11, 2013
The Mauritius Tourism Promotional Authority of Mauritius has confirmed that Mauritius will be participating at the 2013 edition of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival that is staged annually in the Seychelles. This announcement brings to four out … January 31, 2013
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 for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange has reacted to the article that appeared on Today Newspaper with regard to the payment requested from Mauritius to participate in the Indian Ocean Annual Vanilla Island's Carnival. "It is … January 10, 2013
LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced certification of Movenpick Resort & Spa Mauritius, located in the heart of the nature preserve of Bel Ombre, on the southwest coast of Mauritius. This resort identifies and promotes sustainable strategies, … December 21, 2012
Seychellois musician and artist “Mercenary” participated alongside local, regional, and international artists during the 2012 edition of the Mauritius Kreol Festivals of Rodrigues and Mauritius.
After the initial invitation from Rodgrigues, through … December 20, 2012
The first Spa Cenvaree in Mauritius, located in the new Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius, has been opened since December 10, 2012.
Spa Cenvaree is the premier spa brand of Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading operator of deluxe … December 12, 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
Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange played host to a VIP lunch at Marie Antoinette Restaurant of Victoria to welcome Creole island dignitaries to 2012 Seychelles Festival Kreol.
In the presence of the Mauritian Minister for Gender Equality, Child Development … October 29, 2012
Minister Mireille Martin, the Mauritius Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development & Family Welfare, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, used the opportunity of the 2012 edition of the Seychelles Annual Festival … October 28, 2012
Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and Mr. Serge Clair, the Island Commissioner from the Mauritius island of Rodrigues, have met at the Ministry of Tourism and Culture at the National Cultural Center in … October 25, 2012
The Seychelles agreement with Mauritius to share the ownership of the Mascareigne bank was cited by the Seychelles founding President, Sir James Mancham, as being a prime example of solving a “contention” through the policy of cultural diplomacy. … October 25, 2012
Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius will open on December 15, 2012, and for guests booking online, starting from now Centara is offering a Half Board Plus rate that includes room, breakfast, and dinner, together with an open bar for three hours … October 24, 2012
Anyone who books a room at the new Centara Post Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius between now and December 31, 2012 will receive a 10 percent discount on the rate at any time between December 15 and September 30, 2013.
This offer applies to all room … October 19, 2012
Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius is now confirmed to soft-open on December 15, 2012, with the final touches being made to the resort interiors and the landscaping program seeing the installation of water features and the planting of trees … October 16, 2012
John Bendtsen, Area General Manager, Centara Hotels & Resorts Mauritius, together with Sailash Boodhoo, Project Manager, and Mahen Tacouri, Chief Engineer of Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius, have inspected the progress on the construction … October 12, 2012
The first Mauritian Ambassador to be accredited in Seychelles, Mrs. Marie-France Roussety, confirmed that she would be following closely the dossier for improving aviation connectivity between Seychelles and Mauritius. Mrs. Roussety made the statement … October 4, 2012
PORT LOUIS, Mauritius – The Social Club of Air Mauritius hosted an IIPT All Island Symposium to commemorate World Tourism Day, September 27, 2013 on the theme: Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development.
Featured speakers at … October 4, 2012
Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius, which will soft open in December 2012, is a contemporary interpretation of the architectural and cultural heritage of Mauritius, seamlessly blending in with the lush surroundings and flanked by a pristine … October 2, 2012
Centara Hotels & Resorts has made its first move into Mauritius with the soft opening of Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius set for December 2012. “This is a very significant move for Centara, as it marks a strategic step into a … September 14, 2012
Seychelles rehabilitation of its coastal zone has been given an additional boost with the planting of a number of trees on the island of La Digue by the Mauritian Minister for Arts and Culture, Mr. Mookhesswur Choonee, and his Seychellois counterpart, … August 17, 2012
The Mauritian Minister for Arts and Culture, Mookhesswur Choonee, has been charmed by the idyllic beauty of La Digue, the third largest island of the Seychelles.
Minister Choonee’s last stop on his three-day visit was on the island of La Digue for … August 17, 2012
The presence of the Mauritius Minister for Arts and Culture in Seychelles has created a media buzz in Seychelles local press, in the Indian Ocean region and foreign press.
In an open statement to the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) on La … August 16, 2012
The Mauritian Minister for Arts and Culture, Mr. Mookhesswur Choonee, has called on the Seychelles Vice President, Danny Faure, at State House last Tuesday morning.
Accompanied by the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, Minister … August 15, 2012
Seychelles and Mauritius have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cultural exchanges after they met at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the presence of Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, the Principle Secretary of the Seychelles … August 14, 2012
The Mauritian Minister for Arts and Culture, Mookhesswur Choone, is in Seychelles at the invitation of the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange.Minister Choone, who arrived in the country this morning was greeted at the International … August 13, 2012
Seychelles nomination as the first President of Vanilla Island organization has generated interest in the Mauritius Press News on Sunday and made a sensational news angle.
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, a strong supporter … August 8, 2012
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
Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the promotion of John Dimon Bendtsen from General Manager of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives to Cluster General Manager of the two managed properties … July 16, 2012
The Prime Minister of Mauritius, the Honorable Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, met with Mr. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, when he was on a one-day working visit to Mauritius last Friday for the official opening … July 2, 2012
Last Friday evening, Michael Sik Yuen, the Mauritian Minister responsible for Tourism, officially declared open the First Edition of the Mauritius Shopping Fiesta, the event that today claims that Mauritius offers goods at cheaper prices than Dubai and … July 1, 2012
Far more than an online booking tool, the website has been entirely revamped creating a high-end immersive experience so that visitors to the site immediately immerse into the world of Mauritius. Launched on June 20, the website will help to rejuvenate … June 21, 2012
HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA & BRUSSELS, Belgium – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority has joined as a destination member. The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) is a parastatal … June 21, 2012
The Prime Minister of Mauritius, His Excellency Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, has today concluded his State Visit to Seychelles following a departure ceremony, led by Seychelles President James Michel, held at the Seychelles International Airport earlier … June 21, 2012
The Prime Minister of Mauritius, HE Mr. Navin Ramgoolam, met informally with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, as he was in Seychelles as the Guest of Honor for the island’s National Day Celebrations.
Earlier … June 19, 2012
The Prime Minister of Mauritius, His Excellency Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, has planted a Coco de Mer tree in the VIP Arboretum tree planting park, during a visit to the National Biodiversity Centre at Barbarons yesterday commemorating his first State … June 18, 2012
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 Mauritius Tourism Promotional Authority (MTPA) has made the move to put an end to the claim of the “copy cat” action of the annual carnival in the Seychelles, which was co-hosted in March this year by the Vanilla Islands of the Seychelles and … June 10, 2012
The voices of Rodrigues island poets, Jean Danoel Jolicoeur and Stelio Pierre Louis, coming all the way from Seychelles' sister island Rodrigues of Mauritius, provided intricate harmony and set the rhythmic pace with their slamming poses and verses with … May 28, 2012
The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture yesterday told industry players in Seychelles that they must all work together to safeguard the “safety label” enjoyed by Seychelles. “This is one of our important unique selling points. … May 23, 2012
The last working visit to Mauritius by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, saw him at his best giving many interviews, press conferences, and photo opportunities to the Mauritius press. Minister Alain St.Ange is … April 25, 2012
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture has rallied the largest block ever of Mauritian media houses in Mauritius for a press conference at the Le Mauricia hotel conference room in Grand Baie.
The press conference grouping of the Mauritian … April 5, 2012
The Mauritian Minister for Fisheries, Mr. Nicolas Von-Mally, who is a Rodrigues island-born Mauritian, met with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, when the Seychelles Minister was on a working visit in Mauritius last week.
Minister … April 1, 2012
The Mauritian Minister of Arts and Culture, Mookhesswur Choone, has pledged his support to open new areas of cultural cooperation with the Seychelles.
Minister Choone made this pledge during his meeting with the Seychelles Minister responsible for … March 30, 2012
The Mauritius Minister for Tourism and Leisure, Micheal Yeung Sik Yuen, opened the 48th session of the RETOSA Board Meeting in Mauritius. RETOSA, the grouping of Southern Africa countries committed to the continued development of tourism, is this year … March 28, 2012
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, met privately with his Mauritian counterpart, the Minister for Tourism and Leisure, John Michael Yeung Sik Yuen.
Minister St.Ange extended an invitation to Minister Yeung Sik Yuen to come … March 28, 2012
Seychelles President James Michel and Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam have signed two important treaties today, to share the management of the continental shelf of the Mascarene Plateau region. As a result, Seychelles and Mauritius now have joint … March 13, 2012
The Hon. Michael Sik Yuen, Minister of Tourism & Leisure of Mauritius, and Alain St.Ange, the newly-appointed Minister of Tourism and Culture of the Seychelles, met briefly in Berlin where they were both leading respective delegations to the 2012 ITB … March 12, 2012
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, received a state welcome on arrival this morning at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International airport in Mauritius.
The President was greeted by Mauritian Prime Minister Dr. Navin Ramgoolam as well as members … March 12, 2012
President James Michel of the Seychelles will be traveling to Mauritius this week on a state visit, where he will be the Chief Guest at the National Day Celebrations for the 44th anniversary of independence of Mauritius on March 12.
During his visit, … March 11, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, used a transit stop in Mauritius to hold a press conference with the island’s television, radio, and written press to update Mauritius on the upcoming Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival which … February 8, 2012
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
Sankhara is first and foremost the story of a man: a soul from the past, an explorer and an entrepreneur of the modern world. He grew up on the Island of Zanzibar, a "Paradise Lost" located in the Indian Ocean, off the East Coast of Africa. His childhood … November 30, 2011
Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Robert Desvaux, the Chairman of the Mauritius Tourism Promotional Authority, took time from airline meetings at the Dubai Air Show to meet and continue discussions started at World Travel Market … November 13, 2011
The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) represented by Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Robert Desvaux, the Chairman of the Mauritius Tourism Promotional Authority, have signed … November 11, 2011
The new Tourism Minister of Mauritius, Mr. Michael Sik Yuen, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Mr. Alain St.Ange, met as they were both in Paris for the French Tourism Trade Fair - Top Resa.
It was the first meeting … September 30, 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
Shanti Maurice is delighted to announce the introduction of ‘Grandma’s Kitchen’, a new offering which allows guests of the resort to dine at the home of the grandmother of one of the resort’s own team members.
Grandma’s Kitchen underpins … July 18, 2011
The World luxury Spa Awards™ gives recognition & thanks to Nira Spa. The Award congratulates unsurpassed service excellence and puts the spotlight on our spas that represent the finest standards and thus attracting the attention of global spa-goers … July 14, 2011
The Nira Spa at Shanti Maurice offers a unique range of therapies, featuring the ancient regimes of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with the latest international wellness regimes that include Hydrotherapy, Cocoons, Body Polishes, Fusion Massage and … July 12, 2011
Katerina and Eric Roberts' two-page feature from Mauritius was just published in Destination Magazine, which is issued from its base in Jakarta.Katerina and Eric Roberts are also the ones responsible for the latest update of the Thomas Cook Guide on the … July 1, 2011
Mauritius has signed an agreement with Seychelles in support of Seychelles’ accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), following bilateral consultations held yesterday in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the lead-up to the 2nd COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite … June 16, 2011
Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed a management contract for a four-star resort property in Mauritius, marking the company’s sixth international location.
Due to open in October 2012, Centara Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa Mauritius is set on a 500-meter … June 9, 2011
Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, accompanied by Elsia Grandcourt, his Deputy, leaves Seychelles this morning for La Reunion enroute to Mauritius for a Vanilla Islands Air Access Meeting. The Mauritius meeting will see the participation … June 3, 2011
The Double Taxation Agreement between Mauritius and Seychelles was signed on the March 11, 2005. Since the enactment of the agreement, Seychelles has seen an increase in investments from Mauritius, and trade between the two countries has increased significantly. … March 4, 2011
NEW YORK, NY - Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure has called for an urgent review of the UN system’s support to Small Island Developing States (SIDS), accompanied by the integration of SIDS issues in the work programs of all UN agencies.
In his … September 28, 2010
A delegation from Seychelles’ tourism industry is in Mauritius to join with colleagues from Mauritius, La Reunion, and Madagascar to attend a meeting that is being held for tourism operators of the Indian Ocean islands destinations.
The Seychelles … September 17, 2010
LONDON, England - Mauritius, Seychelles, and the Maldives scooped the majority of key overall awards for the Indian Ocean in this year’s prestigious World Travel Awards.
It was a night of elation – and disappointment for some – at the World Travel … July 7, 2010
Shanti Ananda, Mauritius’ heavenly hideaway, a firm favorite on the Spa scene since opening in December 2006, is introducing a number of additions to further expand its offerings.Located on a natural beach setting surrounded by lush forests, Shanti … November 10, 2009
Spread over 35 acres of tropical gardens, with breathtaking views of the hills and the Indian Ocean with its coral reefs, Shanti Ananda Maurice is located in the south of Mauritius at St. Felix where the spectacular ocean views are unlike any other traditional … November 27, 2008