One of the highlights of the annual general meeting of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) last Friday was the stepping down of Louis D’Offay as Chairman of the association. Mr. D’Offay has served the association for 15 years.
Mr. … June 24, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Academy lecturers will now also be trained in the Shanghai Institute effective October 2013. In a joint meeting held in Shanghai between Kan Nian, President of Shanghai Institute of Tourism, Elsia Grandcourt, Chief Executive of the … June 24, 2013
The wide reach of South African Airways (SAA) and Ethiopian Airlines is being used to tap new markets in Africa, according to David Germain, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Director for Africa & the Americas.
Speaking at the Seychelles Tourism Board … June 23, 2013
The Seychelles Tourism Board has presented its Mid-year Review with its tourism trade partners. The Mid-year Review was an opportunity for the Seychelles Tourism Board to share progress it had made for the past 6 months on its core markets in Europe, … June 21, 2013
Despite the economic recession hitting many European countries, the "Old Continent" is still Seychelles' main market source, supplying 72,436 visitors up to the second week of June 2013, or a 12% increase on the corresponding period last year.
This … June 20, 2013
The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has appointed Mumbai-based Blue Square Consultants (BSC) as its official representative in India with immediate effect. BSC will conceptualize, implement, and promote marketing strategies for Seychelles in India. BSC … June 19, 2013
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Seychelles National Day: phenomenal progress in 20 years
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On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Third … June 18, 2013
Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the Chairperson of African Union Commission, said that the organization is prepared to consider a proposal by the Seychelles for a tourism body within the African Union Commission which could also push for an African Heritage … June 16, 2013
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
A team from the Seychelles Tourism Board and senior officials from Emirates, led by Oomar Ramtoola, Emirates Manager for the Indian Ocean Islands, recently held two workshops for their partner tour operators at the Constance Ephelia Hotel in the Seychelles.
The … June 16, 2013
The 2013 reigning “Miss Seychelles... another world,” Agnes Gerry pursues her official mission as the Ambassador of the Seychelles Tourism Board and the reigning beauty queen of the Seychelles islands. This week she called on Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles … June 11, 2013
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 newly-crowned “Miss Seychelles…Another World,” Agnes Gerry, last Friday met with a group of nine children who suffer from hearing impairment from the School of the Exceptional Child, in what was seen as her first charity function of her one-year … June 9, 2013
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
The Constance Lemuria Seychelles Management team organized last Thursday its annual stakeholders meeting to reinforce its partnership with the trade and to showcase its achievement to date regarding its ISO 22 000 certification.
The participants were … June 7, 2013
Seychelles participated in the 26th Korea World Travel Fair, also known as KOTFA, from May 30 to June 2, 2013, with the Regional Manager of the Seychelles Tourist Office, Korea, Ms. Julie Kim; the Seychelles Honorary Consul General, Mr. Dong Chang Jeong; … June 5, 2013
The Seychelles tourism private sector will soon get a boost in their development with new funding options. An invitation has been extended to the “Agence Francaise de Developpement" (AFD) by Seychelles Tourism & Culture Minister Alain St.Ange who met … June 5, 2013
The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, who is on Reunion Island for a working visit, was the guest on the popular and very respected “Face A L'Eco” program on Antenne Reunion Television.
Minister St.Ange was … June 3, 2013
Following the official opening of the 2013 International Tourism Fair Madagascar (ITM) at the Hotel Carlton with addresses and the ribbon-cutting ceremony by Mr. Eric Koller, President, de l’Office National du Tourisme de Madagascar; Mr. Didier Robert … June 3, 2013
The first workshop held by Emirates Airlines in collaboration with the Seychelles Tourism Board is an initiative that has been well received by all the participating tour operators and Seychelles local partners, DMCs, and hoteliers who were in attendance. … June 2, 2013
The member states of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands organization has re-elected its President, Mr. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture, for a second term. This election was held during the organization's extraordinary meeting … May 31, 2013
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
The Prime Minister of Madagascar, H.E. Mr. Omer Beriziky, welcomed the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Minister Alain St.Ange, to his Tananarive Offices soon after the arrival of the Seychelles Minister in Madagascar.
Minister … May 30, 2013
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
In a move to further boost arrivals to the archipelago, the Seychelles Tourism Board and Emirates held a joint workshop for European tour operators on May 28 at the Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles.
The workshop saw the participation of leading … May 29, 2013
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, in his capacity as the President of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization, addressed a press conference yesterday afternoon at the Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa … May 29, 2013
Ministers Pierre Laporte (Finance, Trade & Investment), Rolph Payet (Environment & Energy), Alain St.Ange (Tourism & Culture), and Christian Lionnet (Land Use & Habitat) met this morning with Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and CEO of Emirates … May 24, 2013
“The Seychelles Chamber of Commerce & Industries (SCCI) will give its support towards policies that encourages ownership of development by our people.” This supportive statement was made by the Chairman of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry, … May 23, 2013
Helal Saeed Almarri, the Director General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the principal authority responsible for strengthening Dubai’s positioning as a world-leading tourism destination and commercial hub, met Minister … May 21, 2013
The Seychelles Tourism Academy walked away with 115,266 rupees (US$9,736) donated by ISPC Seychelles, a hotel catering company based in Seychelles. The money was collected during a gala dinner at La Plage restaurant organized in March 2013 as part of … May 21, 2013
In February this year, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, opened discussions with Minister Michael Mabuyakhulu, the Minister for Economic Development & Tourism of the Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Government of … May 20, 2013
The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture has confirmed that from this coming Wednesday they are joining Africa to mark the 2013 Africa Day Celebrations through their very own FetAfrik.
The island's FetAfrik Committee have come out with a fully-fledged, … May 20, 2013
The Seychelles Tourism Board and Airtel Seychelles has forged a new level of cooperation and partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.
The Memorandum of Understanding signed on Friday, May 17, between Elsia Grandcourt, the … May 20, 2013
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture invited to take center stage at a tourism trade breakfast meeting in Durban hosted by the MEC for KwaZulu Natal South Africa responsible for Economic Development and Tourism, Minister … May 20, 2013
The Seychelles tourism trade joined the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange; their Tourism Board CEO, Elsia Grandcourt; Mohamed S. Al Geziry from Mohamed Al Geziry, the islands’ representatives in Dubai; and Aliette … May 19, 2013
In 1973, Kaven Parcou and Norman Esselmont set up the Avis Car Hire operation in Seychelles. This followed the official opening of the Seychelles International Airport by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 1972 which launched in earnest.
Mr. Thierry … May 19, 2013
The Minister responsible for Tourism, Wildlife and Culture of Malawi, the Hon. Rachel Mazombwe Zulu M.P., and the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Minister Alain St.Ange, met on the sidelines of the INDABA Tourism Trade Fair in … May 15, 2013
GETAWAY magazine of South Africa has dedicated eight pages of its last issue to the beauty and unique attractions of Seychelles and this over and above the Seychelles branded cover.
Seychelles, Sail away to paradise is the heading of this Seychelles … May 15, 2013
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, left South Africa saying that this year’s INDABA has been a real success especially with the extensive coverage the islands received from both the South African and the foreign press.
… May 14, 2013
The 20th Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has opened in Dubai on May 6 with a record number of more than 2,500 exhibitors and over 20 national tourist delegations.
The Seychelles will be at ATM again this year, because these islands are today served by … May 6, 2013
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture has started a series of hotel visits and meetings with general managers and hotel staff in general to take stock of the properties’ working environment and for him to remain connected with … May 2, 2013
Accelerated growth of visitors for South America is expected in the near future, and the Seychelles tourism industry is optimistic that the South American Market can become one of its main markets due to the growing interest in our islands.
The … May 1, 2013
The Seychelles school of music, a department within the Ministry of Tourism and Culture held for the first time a classical guitar recital for its students. Present at the recital was the Program Director Jerry Souris and music teacher Francois Victor, … April 30, 2013
The exceptional beauty of Seychelles has been given the necessary support by the island’s Tourism Board and by the Seychelles Ministry responsible for Tourism & Culture to ensure that the island’s tourism industry remains the pillar of the Seychelles … April 26, 2013
Ministers of tourism and leaders from the aviation industry will be meeting in Dubai during ATM 2013 (Arabian Travel Market) under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for a conference “Setting a common growth agenda for … April 24, 2013
The Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, has collaborated with writer and Chief Tourism Board Copywriter and Consultant, Glynn Burridge, to produce a coffee table book marking 100 years since the inauguration of State House which falls on May … April 15, 2013
The working visit by Minister Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, to the island of Praslin this week was the opportunity also for the industry's association to show to the Minister the new tourism accommodation establishments … April 12, 2013
The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture has gained the support of the Director General of the Arab Bank for Economic Development (BADEA) to work together to attract investors for listed tourism projects.
This declaration followed a presentation … April 10, 2013
Mr. Louis D'Offay, the long-standing Chairman of the SHTA (Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association) met on Thursday, March 28, with Minister Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture. The meeting is part of the association's commitment … April 5, 2013
The Seychelles tourism trade in Hong Kong, for the Air Seychelles’ inaugural flight, all joined the islands’ Ministers, Joel Morgan, the Minister for Internal Affairs and Transport, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Minister for Tourism and Culture, … April 4, 2013
The private sector tourism trade from the Seychelles made time as they were in Hong Kong for the inaugural flight of their national airline to Hong Kong to meet as a group to hear from Cramer Ball, the CEO of Air Seychelles about their forward strategies … March 31, 2013
A Letter to the Editor by Sir James Mancham, the First President of the Seychelles, addresses the application of Mr. Sakher El Materi, the son-in-law of former Tunisian President, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, for political asylum in Seychelles. Sir James … March 31, 2013
Air Seychelles has launched its branded tram in Hong Kong as part of its marketing drive after launching its new flights launching the mid-ocean tourism islands of the Seychelles and Hong Kong.
Pictures of the new Seychelles branded tram spelling out … March 31, 2013
The Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF) is an annual event that is held in Guangzhou, the capital of the Guangdong Province in Southern China. This year the fair was being held at the China Import and Export Fair Complex from March 7-9, 2013.
As … March 29, 2013
Mr. Kyan Sulone, the President of the Macao ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce, welcomed Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and his delegation to Macao this week for their working visit and to attend … March 29, 2013
The Chairperson of the Macao ASEAN Chamber of Commerce met with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, on the side lines of the 2nd Inauguration Ceremony of the Chamber in Macao.
Seychelles Minister St.Ange used … March 28, 2013
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
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jean Paul Adam, joined together to welcome to Seychelles the Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka. After arriving in Seychelles on board … March 25, 2013
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Seychelles, H.E. Mr. Mohamed Amar has described his courtesy call on Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, as open and cordial, and he said that this is set to pave the way for new … March 25, 2013
The Seychelles Tourism Board, headed by Ms. Bernadette Willemin, the Paris-based Director for Europe, and Ms. Karen Confait, the Account Manager for Russia and its partners, namely 7° South represented by Anna Butler Payette and Valentina Payet, Raffles … March 24, 2013
Students of the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) have reached out to the community by helping one of their colleagues and his family whose house was gutted by fire in 2011.Fletcher Ravinia, a food and production apprentice student at the Seychelles Tourism … March 24, 2013
On March 14, Frances Cha of CNN gives coverage of a new report [ www..weforum.org/docs/WEF_TT_Competitiveness_Report_2013.pdf ], put out earlier this month by the World Economic Forum that has ranked which countries roll out the welcome mat to travelers … March 17, 2013
The newly-accredited Polish Ambassador to Seychelles, Mr. Marek Ziolkowski, said that the Seychelles, set drive to diversity its tourism industry, is a “very ambitious and is a good initiative.” Mr. Marek Ziolkowski shared his comments after his courtesy … March 15, 2013
Ms. Benjamine Rose, the Principal Secretary at the Department of Culture, in the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture, has returned home from a working visit in South Africa where she met with Mr. Mashatile, the South African Minister for Arts and … March 15, 2013
The Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, will be meeting with general managers of hotels and their human resource representatives to discuss a localization program for returning hospitality management graduates and the scheme of service … March 14, 2013
The Principal Secretary for Tourism, Sherin Naiken, has met with the Mayor of the Italian town, Civitavecchia in Rome, at a special dinner hosted for the visiting Italian delegation.
Leading a high-level delegation, Mr. Tidei Pietro, Mayor of the … March 12, 2013
The Seychelles islands are proud of the music it sees as its cultural heritage. The island’s musical arena has crafted many promising artists of multiple talents and some of them are today being acclaimed as a “diva.”
Joennise Juliette is one … March 12, 2013
Table 7 of the World Economic Forum Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index shows the results for the sub-Saharan region which sees the Seychelles entering the rankings for the first time at the top of the region, and 38th overall. The importance of Travel … March 12, 2013
BERLIN, Germany - On Wednesday, the ITB trade and consumer fair has once again opened its gates at the Berlin fairgrounds. With more than 10,000 exhibitors from 180 countries on 160,000 m² of exhibition space and over 170,000 visitors (2012), it is the … March 8, 2013
Seychelles islands as a truly idyllic destination is given prominence in the latest issue of the respected “Tourism Tattler Trade Journal,” the publication that remains the official trade journal of African tourism. The tourism “Tourism Tattler … March 7, 2013
Mr. Michael Mabuyakhulu, the Minister for Economic Development & Tourism for the Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Government of South Africa and Mr. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, stood one after the other in the … February 28, 2013
The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Minister Alain St.Ange, who was on a working visit to Durban accompanied by Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, were invited to attend the South African State of the Province … February 28, 2013
Hotels and resorts in Seychelles moved to seize the opportunity of getting more visibility for themselves through the island’s annual carnival. The tourism industry of Seychelles, conscious of the need to be seen and counted, moved to support the 2013 … February 26, 2013
The Seychelles tourism delegation led by their Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, are in Durban in South Africa to attend TAFI 2013 (Travel Agents Federation of India) General Assembly at the invitation of the Hon. Michael … February 26, 2013
The Seychelles Tourism Board and VISA International held a business meeting last week to discuss the implementation of the swipe card facilities. The meeting was headed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt, … February 25, 2013
In a meeting held on February15 at the National Cultural Centre, 50 senior staff of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, including the Minister, Mr. Alain St.Ange, was presented with details of the National Plan of Action on Social Renaissance and the … February 22, 2013
The Seychelles Tourism Board for Italy announced during the BITM 2013 trade show in Milan, Italy, that Monette Rose, the Seychelles Tourism Board Director for Italy whose office is located in Rome, was elected Secretary General of ADUTEI, the Association … February 18, 2013
Seychelles and the Belgium’s province of Namur have signed joint agreement pertaining to future cooperation between both parties. The cooperation agreement was signed between Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange ,and the Governor … February 18, 2013
The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, used a get together with all the staff of the island’s Tourism Board to say thank you to Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Tourism Board, and all her staff for a successful carnival … February 17, 2013
MAHE, Seychelles – Emirates, one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, and the Seychelles Tourism Board have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding which aims at jointly promoting the destination throughout the airline’s network. The official … February 15, 2013
The newly-accredited Greece Ambassador to Seychelles, Mr. Eleftherios Kouvaritakis, has used his meeting with Mr. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, to pledge his support for cooperating in the field of tourism … February 14, 2013
Fifty-seven participants of the Seychelles Tourism Board, the Culture department at the Ministry of Tourism & Culture, and freelance tour guides followed a special course on the history of Seychelles and have in so doing have enhanced their knowledge … February 13, 2013
The Seychelles Tourism Board Office in Paris started off the year in full swing by attending three consumer fairs in Benelux and Scandinavia. The Seychelles Tourist Board Manager based in Paris, Karen Confait, personally attended all three fairs that … February 12, 2013
The Seychelles Tourism Ambassador Program was launched some three years ago to recognize Seychellois nationals now living and working in the four corners of the world and to use their contacts and local knowledge of their new adopted country to help promote … February 12, 2013
Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, South Africa’s Minister for Tourism, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, met at the last FITUR Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid, Spain, and together discussed the INDABA … February 3, 2013
Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture who is heading the Seychelles to FITUR 2013 in Spain, held a consolidation of Seychelles in Spain meeting with Bernadette Willemin, the Director for Europe for Seychelles … January 31, 2013
The Spanish Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism, Mr. Jose Manuel Soria Lopez, and the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, met at the opening ceremony of FITUR 2013 in Madrid and together discussed the economic reform … January 31, 2013
Even prior to a full review of activities, to cover achievements and as well shortfalls occurring in the year 2012 to be held by the management team of the Seychelles police, numbers being seen and discussed indicates that the Seychelles police for 2012, … January 30, 2013
Speaking at the 20th Assembly of the African Union, the Seychelles Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, has once again urged all African nations to strengthen the efforts to bring peace in Somalia and end the scourge of piracy.
Leading the Seychelles delegation … January 29, 2013
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
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 Carnaval International de Victoria that is staged annually in the Seychelles is receiving private sector support for the third edition of that carnival that is now referred to as the carnival of carnivals because it remain the only carnival where … January 25, 2013
The foundations were laid for a close collaboration between the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism & Culture and the Arterial Network Seychelles (ANS), during a meeting on January 8, 2013 held at the offices of the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture … January 24, 2013
Mrs. Rita Romain-Richez, Tourism Ambassador from France, in collaboration with Mrs. Maryvonne Pool, Tourism Ambassador from Tanzania, have confirmed the participation of Seychelles Tourism Ambassadors at the 2013 edition of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands … January 21, 2013
Following the recent discussions between Pascal Viroleau, the Head of the IRT (Ile Reunion Tourisme), and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Seychelles tourism has this week welcomed Mr. Didier Robert, the President … January 21, 2013
Following the recent discussions between Pascal Viroleau, the Head of the IRT (Ile Reunion Tourisme), and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Seychelles tourism has this week welcomed Mr. Didier Robert, the President … January 20, 2013
SATTE – South Asia’s leading B2B travel and tourism event, is being held from January 16-18 in New Delhi and from the 21st to the 22nd in Mumbai. India is proving to be one of the fastest-growing markets for the travel and tourism industry in the … January 17, 2013
The staffs at the Ministry of Tourism and Culture have been inspired by Seychelles’ traditional musical instruments for the upcoming Carnaval International de Victoria.
The musical instruments will played by some fifty staff members of the Seychelles … January 8, 2013
As we start 2013, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has congratulated the islands’ Tourism Board for not only achieving, but exceeding, the 7% increase in visitor arrival figures as set for Seychelles at the … January 2, 2013
Seychelles’ tourism growth of 7+ percent in 2012 and a preliminary forecast of 3 percent in 2013 will be supported by a further 6 MW of power becoming available, as the connection to the two new wind-power stations, which were constructed in recent … December 31, 2012
The Celebrate Seychelles Events Team has issued their end-of-year issue of their newsletter in time to close 2012. This latest issue of their newsletter sees the countdown to the coming Carnaval International de Victoria. The newsletter dedicated a page … December 30, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has welcomed the news that the Report Program on Seychelles by Lorenzo Jooris of One World Communications is set to be aired mid-January on Dubai City 7TV.
“This comes at … December 30, 2012
The Seychelles islands are set to achieve another significant milestone in its tourism history as it will be welcoming for the first time its 200,000th visitor this Thursday, December 27, 2012. This figure is over two times the total population of the … December 24, 2012
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
The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has circulated a notice to Member States that Seychelles had put its name for consideration as a member of the organization’s Executive Council to occupy one of the seats allocated to the region of Africa.The … December 23, 2012
The Ministry of Tourism and Culture closes the 2012 with its first general staff meeting at the International Conference center in Victoria.
The general staff meeting, a follow-up to the series of staff sectorial meetings, was described by Alain St.Ange, … December 18, 2012
Long-service recognition awards were presented to Assistant Librarian, Stella Bradbrun of the Children’s Library, and Research Assistant, Bertilda Walter of the Heritage Research and Protection, who both have accomplished twenty-five years of service. … December 16, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Board has presented its marketing strategic plan for this coming year to members of the tourism private sector members in a presentation that took place on the afternoon of Thursday, December 13, 2013 at the ICCS Conference in Victoria.
In … December 16, 2012
Following numerous press reports that the son-in-law of the former President of Tunisia had been detained in Seychelles, the Seychellois government would like to provide the following clarifications.
The Ministry can confirm that Mr. Sakhr El Matri … December 16, 2012
Julienne Dodin, a Research Assistant in the Documentation Center from the Seychelles National Heritage Research Section, had the opportunity to be alongside well above five-hundred representatives from countries across all the continents at a conference … December 14, 2012
A wedding date to remember: while many of their compatriots used their last chance in this century to get married on a date as memorable as “12-12-12,” Claudia Ottemeier and Domenico Gallitano fled the freezing temperatures of Germany, where the German-Italian … December 13, 2012
Senior members of the Seychelles Tourism Board team led by the Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange; the CEO of the Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt; the Tourism Board’s overseas-based representatives and their local counterparts; and members … December 13, 2012
The Chancellor of the University of Seychelles, President James Alix Michel, presided over the first graduation ceremony of the university, where 21 graduands received their first degrees in Business Administration, and in Computing and Information Systems, … December 12, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, ended his Ministry’s series of staff meetings on a positive note as he urged staff of the Seychelles Tourism Academy to remain abreast with the latest training trends and techniques to … December 12, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Board delegation along with the tourism trade partners launched its annual Marketing Strategy 2013 Meeting at Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa on December 11, 2012. This annual Marketing Strategy Meeting remains one of the … December 11, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Board will be mapping out its marketing strategy for 2013 at its annual meeting that will take place this week, between December 11 and 14, 2012.The biggest, if not the most important yearly meeting of the Seychelles Tourism Board, … December 11, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, said as he was taking time to issue end-of-year greetings, that tourism was an industry dependent on people who were professionals in that field. Minister St.Ange, who is also … December 9, 2012
The campaign for the 2013 Carnaval International de Victoria has hit the United States of America (USA) and listeners of TravelTalkRadio – USA.
It was the voice of Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, who was the guest … December 9, 2012
The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism & Culture recently organized a 9-day paper-cutting workshop in the context of its cultural cooperation with China.
During the nine days, paper-cutting instructor and facilitator, Mrs. Tian Yanlan, taught this skill … December 6, 2012
Construction work to build the new Seychelles Tourism Academy as the Hospitality & Tourism Center for Excellence is progressing according to the time schedule.
On a familiarization tour at the Academy’s construction site at the former US Satellite … December 6, 2012
Despilly William, who earned a deserving reputation as a veteran singer, is shooting a commercial DVD designed to attract more visitors to Seychelles. The one-and-a-half minute “Bonzour Sesel” DVD which focuses on promoting the sights and sounds of … December 6, 2012
Degree course students in Tourism and Hospitality Management ended their first three-week intensive practical training at Seychelles Tourism Academy with flying colors after successfully mastering the acquired knowledge in Food Production, Restaurant, … December 5, 2012
First year students awaiting the commencement of a four-year degree course in Tourism & Hospitality Management are at the Seychelles Tourism Academy to pursue a three-week intensive practical training in basic food production, restaurant and bar service, … December 4, 2012
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, congratulated the Seychelles Tourism Board for their 2012 achievements and he took the opportunity of the “staying connected” meeting at the Bel Ombre Offices to outline that 2013 should … December 4, 2012
In line with his vision to remain connected with staff within the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, is continuing with his series of section staff meetings. The meetings started last week … December 3, 2012
A strong group of Russian investors have now ended their visit to Seychelles where they met with Ministers Joel Morgan (Internal Affairs & Transport), Peter Sinon (Minister for Natural Resources and Industry), Pierre Laporte (Finance & Investment), Alain … December 2, 2012
Press covering the event marking the countdown to the 2013 Carnaval International de Victoria that is staged annually in the Seychelles heard the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture speak of the unique carnival of carnivals that takes … December 2, 2012
The editorial of the monthly publication by the Seychelles Tourism Industry speaks up on the way forward as seen by the island's private sector, the motor behind the economy of the Seychelles.In his editorial in the latest issue of the industry's publication, … November 29, 2012
The end of year is seeing the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture in a series of sectorial staff meetings of his Ministry before a general staff meeting now set for December 17. “We are doing these staff meetings to stay connected … November 29, 2012
Sandra Esparon, accompanied by Patel Esparon, her father cum Manager, was received by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, at his offices at the National Cultural Center in Victoria. The local Seychellois star and … November 29, 2012
The Seychelles islands have once again celebrated their beautiful marine world with the 2012 SUBIOS, Seychelles Festival of the Sea, that was officially launched on Friday, November 23, by the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Alain … November 25, 2012
The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism, Alain St.Ange, met last week with prominent Ethiopian businessman and hotelier, Tadiwos Belete, as well as Ethiopian Airlines’ Regional Manager in Seychelles Bethlehem KinfeGebriel. Also in attendance … November 22, 2012
Ambassador Shari Villarosa of the United States of America called on Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, for a working visit after having presented her credentials to Mr. James Michel, the island’s President.
This … November 18, 2012
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, appealed to boat operators and owners to be upfront in their marketing drive to further tap into the tourism industry and reap additional benefits. Minister St.Ange was speaking during the … November 18, 2012
In an effort to increase the visibility of Seychelles in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) as well as to other Levant countries, the Seychelles Tourism Office Middle East conducted a two-day educational seminar targeting the travel trade and consumers … November 16, 2012
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
The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) is for the first time being promoted at the World Travel Market (WTM) with the support of the UNDP GEF. The SSTL is a Sustainable Tourism Management and Certification program designed specifically for use … November 7, 2012
The working visit in Ireland by the tourism delegation from the Seychelles led by Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has seen meetings held with all the official tourism bodies of Ireland inclusive of the private … November 5, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture chaired a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin City Center with Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, at his side.
A Seychelles promotional … November 5, 2012
Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, in Dublin for a working visit, hosted a tourism industry trade lunch last Friday at the Four Seasons Dublin in the heart of the city. The lunch was attended by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister … November 4, 2012
The Seychelles Creole Festival committee, in collaboration with the Beau Vallon District Administration and the Seychelles Tourism Board, organized a “Tifin” wedding, which is the Seychelles traditional wedding, as part of the activities for the 27th … November 4, 2012
In the early 1980s it was the then President of France Albert Rene of the Seychelles who held the portfolio of tourism for the islands when he contracted John Enright through the Irish Tourism Board to relaunch the Seychelles tourism industry. John Enright … November 4, 2012
Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange discussed future partnership in the field of culture and tourism with a high delegation from La Reunion island.
Headed by the Vice President of the Regional Council, Mrs. Huguette Vidot, the La Reunion delegation … November 3, 2012
A five-person delegation from the Seychelles Tourism Board headed by Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, are in Dublin in Ireland to meet tour operators and press before the coming World Travel Market (WTM) 2012 in London.
The … November 2, 2012
Seychelles Minister Alain St. Ange discussed future partnership in the field of culture and tourism with a high delegation from Reunion island. Headed by the Vice President of the regional Council, Mrs. Huguette Vidot, the delegation was comprised of … October 31, 2012
“There will be no consolidation of our tourism industry if we do not have culture,” said the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture at the opening ceremony of the islands 27th edition of their annual Festival Kreol.
The importance … October 31, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, used the opportunity of a private visit by Vijay Poonoosamy, the Vice President of International & Public Affairs … October 29, 2012
Seychelles’ 27th edition of its Festival Kreol officially opened with a spectacular show enthralling the crowd into a colorful ceremony of “Creole myth and mystical characters.” The 45-minute show, the mastermind of Raymond Clarisse and Eudoxie … October 28, 2012
Seychelles has always played the press as no other tourism destination to get itself more visible. This has been so ever since Alain St.Ange took over the reins at the island’s Tourism Board as Director of Marketing initially and it continued after … October 28, 2012
The latest release of the Celebrate Seychelles newsletter showcases how much is being staged by these mid-ocean islands to ensure they retain their place as an events-based tourism destination with a difference.
Seychelles entered in earnest the world … October 27, 2012
With some 1,500 passengers on board, the cruise ship Costa Romantica entered Port Victoria in the Seychelles to be welcomed by Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture. Minister St.Ange was accompanied, as he boarded … October 25, 2012
The last CTO (Caribbean Tourism Organization) meeting in St. Kitts has paved the way for greater cooperation between islands of the world. The climate change issues, the air access difficulties, and the new taxes coming from some of the tourist source … October 21, 2012
Victoria, the Creole Capital of the World, in the Seychelles is dressing up to welcome international delegates from Mauritius, Rodrigues, Reunion, and Mexico to the 27th edition of the “Festival Kreol,” which officially opened on October 26 in the … October 18, 2012
The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, on a working visit to Belgium was received yesterday by HE Mr. Denis Mathen, the Governor for the Province of Namur in Belgium.
Minister St.Ange, who was being accompanied … October 17, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, accompanied by Ambassador Vivianne Fock Tave, the Seychelles Ambassador accredited in Belgium, and Mr. Philippe De Baets, the Island’s Honorary Consul General, were received … October 16, 2012
The Caribbean Islands and the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands sit on the opposite sides of the world from each other as does the islands of St. Kitts and the Seychelles, but the Tourism Ministers of these two islands still see area for cooperation and for … October 16, 2012
Ambassador Vivienne Fock Tave, the Seychelles Ambassador accredited to Belgium, and Mr. Philippe De Baets, the Seychelles Consul General in Brussels, took the opportunity of the working visit in Brussels this week by Alain St.Ange, the islands’ Minister … October 15, 2012
Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, is in Brussels for the 3rd ACP Ministers of Culture Meeting, which will take place from October 13-18. Minister St.Ange is at the head of a delegation comprised of … October 14, 2012
The French Department of Martinique and the Seychelles are set to cooperate in the field of tourism and culture after the proposed signature of an MOU between the two islands are signed by Minister Alain St.Ange, the Tourism and Culture Minister of the … October 14, 2012
“It is a commendable approach when the people of a country come forward with financial support to make a national event possible.” These words were spoken by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, at the latest … October 10, 2012
The countdown has now begun for the annual Seychelles Festival Kreol. With only 20 days to go before the launch on October 26, businesses and individuals are still rallying behind the event and are coming forward to give their support to the annual Seychellois … October 8, 2012
The Seychelles Film Classification Unit responsible for film classification, formerly under the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications, has been transferred to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture effective September 1, 2012.
Headed … October 8, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, told the press after receiving the much-coveted award for Best Marketing approach by a Tourism Board, that Seychelles was today being recognized at yet another level. It was at … October 8, 2012
Every year for Tourism Week, the Seychelles Tourism Board organizes a Tourism Fair, which brings together a number of committed players directly in the industry or supporting bodies of the industry to stand together and in so doing exchange ideas together. … October 8, 2012
The Sea Bird Sanctuary of the Seychelles, aptly called Bird Island, has been recognized by TripAdvisor and they have accordingly been awarded a Certificate of Excellence.
It was Mr, Serge Robert, the Manager of Bird Island, who has called on the Tourism … October 7, 2012
The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) has awarded its first three certified tourism establishments with their sustainable label certificates on Saturday, September 29, during the grand annual Seychelles Ball that took place at the Constance … October 5, 2012
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
Twenty-five PSE teachers from secondary schools are now better updated on the different courses being offered by the Seychelles Tourism Academy, the institution’s code of conduct, examination criteria, work attachment in the tourism industry, (locally … October 3, 2012
Seychelles and Rwanda are set to open up new ground for partnership in the tourism and culture arenas. Both countries agreed on the drafting of a proposed Memorandum of Understanding for tourism and cultural exchanges. The newly-designated Rwandan High … October 2, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, made time while on a working trip to the UAE to stop at Dubai accompanied by Mr. Barry Faure, Chairman of the Seychelles Tourism Board & Secretary of State in the President's … October 2, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Board and Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) have officially consolidated their partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Monday, September 24, 2012.
The signing ceremony of the MOU took place … September 27, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, is launching for a series of public meetings with artists of visual and performing arts.
Following his series of successful meetings with tourism trade partners on Mahe, Praslin, and … September 25, 2012
Tourism Ministers Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles and Jean Max Rakotomamonjy from Madagascar surrounded by their delegation made time at the International French Travel Market in Paris to meet to pursue discussions on cooperation between Madagascar … September 24, 2012
Seychelles boat charter owners and skippers were received by Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister for Tourism and Culture, to discuss what they considered as challenges in their ability to provide a good service to their clients.
In the presence … September 23, 2012
The Celebrate Seychelles Events Department at the Tourism Board has launched their program for Tourism Week 2012. From September 24-29, 2012, Seychelles will be celebrating Tourism Week, which will again this year, as has been the case in previous years, … September 21, 2012
Madame Sylvia Pinel, the new French Minister responsible for the Artisanat, Commerce and Tourism, used the tourism trade fair in Paris to meet with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, as she toured the fair on the … September 19, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Academy and ISPC Seychelles have renewed their working partnership through the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between both parties.
The signing of this MOU between the Principal of the Seychelles Tourism Academy, … September 16, 2012
After a first article on Mahe, Irish travel reporter, Robert Walshe, has brought readers in Ireland another two articles on the Seychelles islands of Praslin and La Digue – all putting forward the great attributes of the destination.The three articles … September 14, 2012
The Seychelles island of Praslin is set to become more involved in projects initiated by the island’s Ministry of Tourism & Culture. This move will make way for the Seychelles’ second most-populated Island, with its pristine Vallee de Mai and Fond … September 13, 2012
Seychelles penetration on the South American markets of Brazil and Argentina had set the marketing wheel going for the islands’ local Destination Management Companies (DMCs) to move to capture their fair share of the Brazilian tourism market. Brazil’s … September 13, 2012
The Seychelles has been taking note of addresses, remarks, and questions coming from a series of public meetings for the island’s tourism industry across the main islands of Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue. It was Louis D’Offay, the Chairman of the Seychelles … September 11, 2012
Seychelles’ tourism operators have for the past few days been meeting with the country’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Tourism Board, and members of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) … September 10, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Minister Alain St.Ange on Friday launched an international tourism industry first in Seychelles when he unveiled the seyGO Visitor Pack.
From September 2012, every visitor arriving in Seychelles will receive a FREE goodie pack, comprising … September 10, 2012
It is now 8 months of extensive construction work of the first phase of the new purpose-built Seychelles Tourism Academy at La Misère on the island of Mahe. The works is going on as scheduled by Yangtze Construction Company, which was awarded the contract … September 9, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Academy made an unprecedented achievement by launching the online version of the sustainable tourism course in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth.
The … September 7, 2012
The Seychelles tourism industry took an unfortunate knock when its national airline pulled out of its nonstop direct flights to Europe. But indicators from the Seychelles Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment is today showing a very significant increase … September 6, 2012
The Minister for Tourism & Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, will on Friday, September 7, launch a world and a Seychelles “first” in tourism hospitality.
Minister St.Ange will officially launch the “seyGO Visitor Pack” to leading tourism industry … September 5, 2012
Everyone involved in the Seychelles’ tourism industry has been invited for a series of industry meetings, which will be led by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture.
The meeting is being organized by the Ministry of Tourism … September 4, 2012
The beauty of the Seychelles has been credited on a regular basis in some of the most important worldwide publications. Journalists, writers, and photographers have flown all the way to Seychelles for tourism, environment, or economic scoops. In 2011, … September 3, 2012
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
A message from nature delivered to the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association has received mention in the 25th edition of the Seychelles conservation magazine.
On January 13, 2012, on one of Seychelles’ golden beaches, ranked among the top … August 30, 2012
Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles left Brazil where he was participating in the 2012 Explore South Africa Road Show Tourism Fair. The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture was accompanied by David Germain, the Seychelles Tourism … August 30, 2012
Pictures of Barbara Berger, the top model of Brazil, makes the cover of the latest issue of MOB, Brazil’s most popular fashion magazine of MOB magazine. Windows of fashion design shops across Brazil also carried the spectacular of model Barbara Berger … August 30, 2012
Mr. Marco Ferraz, the President of the Brazilian Association of Tour Operators. met with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, who is in Brazil on a working visit. Mr. Ferraz is the current President of Braztoa, the … August 29, 2012
Since the last couple of years, the Seychelles Tourism Board has been marking World Tourism Day with an annual Seychelles Ball that has fast become the evening where everyone who counts in the island is present. This evening takes the island’s tourism … August 28, 2012
The Seychelles delegation, on a working mission in Sao Paulo in Brazil, met with Pedro Rossini of Qatar Airways and discussed the way forward to increase visitor numbers for Seychelles from Brazil. The Seychelles delegation in Brazil is headed by Alain … August 27, 2012
It was the Brazilian press and travel trade who were honored to see the launch of the Seychelles Tourism Board’s latest marketing gadget – a USB key in the shape of the islands’ unique and endemic Coco de Mer nut.
The idea was floated by Elsia … August 27, 2012
La Residence is a small Seychelles hotel complex of three individual homes and of five studios situated on the hillside overlooking the sea and within walking distance only to the beach.
Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture … August 26, 2012
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
The Seychelles has had all of their 3 presidents hold the portfolio for tourism, the industry that remains the pillar of these islands’ economy. An editorial article entitled: “Up and On it is for the Seychelles Tourism industry once the portfolio … August 21, 2012
The July issue of Business & Finance Magazine has published a long interview with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture.
Tourism is the pillar of the Seychelles economy, and it was Walter Confait, himself a former … August 20, 2012
Seychelles was present at the 2012 Miss World Beauty Pageant in China, and Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of their Tourism Board, accompanied by Marymonde Matatiken, the Manager of the Celebrate Seychelles Events Department at the Tourism Board, and her assistant … August 19, 2012
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 CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt, and Senior Marketing Executive, Stephanie Lablache, recently hosted eminent Japanese Professor Watanabe on his 69th visit to Seychelles to a lunch at the Marie Antoinette Creole restaurant. Professor … August 13, 2012
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
The Shanghai Daily newspaper has released a special edition on Seychelles islands in its June edition.The eight-page article touches Seychelles main sectors of the economy such as tourism, economy, fisheries, investment, aviation, and education, with … August 6, 2012
The Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange has given an exclusive interview to the ttgmena luxury magazine outlining his vision for the Seychelles tourism industry, the Seychelles accomplishments for becoming a high-class, world-reputed destination, and the … August 5, 2012
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
Visibility is essential for any tourism destination. Some are better at it than others, but Seychelles does stand out as they continue to work the press and as they continue to be press friendly.
This is a line of approach that has been taken by the … August 5, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Tourism & Culture Minister, welcomed Annie Blondel, the Tourism Advisor to the President of Gabon, at the Ministry of Tourism & Culture Offices at the National Cultural Centre in Victoria.
Mrs. Blondel and Minister St.Ange … August 2, 2012
The Tourism Advisor to the President of Gabon, Annie Blondel, arrived in Seychelles by Ethiopian Airlines on Tuesday for a week’s stay with her family.
Mrs. Blondel is responsible for developing the cooperation between Gabon and the Seychelles in … July 31, 2012
Many tourism destinations move down the path of visibility, but few have had the stamina to plough on nonstop as we have all seen the Seychelles do. The success of their tourism industry can be partly attributed to their nonstop stamina to play press … July 30, 2012
Seychelles has accepted the invitation of Belgium’s State Minister to participate in the internationally-recognized exposition 2017, if ever the city of Liege wins the bid.
The invitation was extended by Mr. Philippe Monfils, the Minister of State … July 26, 2012
A delegation from the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture headed by Minister Alain St.Ange was on a working visit on Seychelles’ second and third most populous islands, Praslin and La Digue, to get a first-hand impression of the state of the … July 24, 2012
Seychelles has a population of only 86,000, but the Seychelles’ tourism industry continues to triumph as the country today, July 6, welcomed on its shores Dalila Ali Mohamed Minouni as its 100,000th visitor to arrive in the islands for 2012.
Unknowingly, … July 6, 2012
Seychelles has a population of only 86,000, but the Seychelles’ tourism industry continues to triumph as the country today, July 6, welcomed on its shores Dalila Ali Mohamed Minouni as its 100,000th visitor to arrive in the islands for 2012.
Unknowingly, … July 6, 2012
DERTOUR, one of the known German tour operators and now a reference brand in holiday offers to Seychelles, joined forces with the Seychelles Tourist Office in Frankfurt, Germany, to get a large group of German press to visit the islands earlier this year. … July 3, 2012
Professor Jack Carlsen from Curtin University in Australia was in Seychelles to better appreciate the island’s efforts in the field of sustainable tourism. Professor Carlsen is himself a Professor of Sustainable Tourism at the Curtin Sustainable Tourism … July 2, 2012
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
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has announced the government’s decision to extend GST concessions, which hotels benefited from under the Tourism Incentive Act (TIA).
In a press conference with Minister Pierre Laporte, … June 28, 2012
China’s top five tour operators 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
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has said “there is a need to continue to work with hotel owners to encourage them to invest and to upgrade their properties in a bid to for them to be at the level of expectations of our … June 27, 2012
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has announced that Seychelles will continue to guarantee and to ensure that Seychelles remains the safe destination it is. Minister St.Ange made this appeal in an interview with the local … June 25, 2012
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
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has met with the South African High Commissioner to Seychelles, Dr. Nomvuyo N. Nokwe at his Ministry’s Bel Ombre Offices. During their discussions, Minister St.Ange said he was most encouraged … June 20, 2012
Mr. Leong Wy Joon, the new Executive Director of Berjaya Land Berhad (a public listed company in Malaysia), and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, met for a discussion about Berjaya’s investments in Seychelles. … June 17, 2012
Airtel Seychelles has welcomed the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture’s proposal to becoming a partner of the Ministry’s “Celebrate Seychelles – Events.”
Minister St.Ange made the proposal during discussions with Mr. Tsiresy Randriamampionona, … June 13, 2012
Over forty delegates from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have confirmed their attendance to the Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa (RETOSA) board meeting to be held in the Seychelles from July 11-13, 2012.
The 49th … June 12, 2012
She Sells Seychelles is the title of the pages in the Travel Weekly Magazine by Joanna Booth, the known and respected travel journalist from the UK.
Under the section of Destinations: India & the Indian Ocean, Joanna Booth writes: “a smattering of … June 12, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, has called on the island’s business community to work together and to understand the tourism industry if they are to continue to push for the consolidation of the industry that remains … June 10, 2012
Mr. Jim Flannery, a UNWTO consultant, is in Seychelles to relook at the structure of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and that of the newly-formed Ministry of Tourism. The Tourism Board is a private sector-led organization in what has been seen as a … June 10, 2012
“Your country is truly a PARADISE (I have no words to describe how fascinating this place is) and I can assure you MOB´s Summer 2013 fashion catalogue will be, by far, the most amazing catalogue they have ever produced. The ROI Seychelles Tourism Board … June 6, 2012
Travelers have long praised the Seychelles beauty and its uniqueness. The Seychelles’ porcelain white sandy beaches, its baked sun with colors and spectacular boulders combined with its reputation as an “exclusive destination for elite travelers,” … June 5, 2012
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
The recent ministerial working visit to France by Joel Morgan, the Seychelles Minister for Internal Affairs and Transport, and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has been followed by an unexpected number of press … May 24, 2012
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 Seychelles islands’ monthly visitor numbers remarkably peaked to new heights last April. The Visitor Statistical Bulletin, issued by the Seychelles National Bureau, has shown that an outstanding figure of 20,049 visitors arrived in Seychelles during … May 20, 2012
The Seychelles Minister for Home Affairs and Transport, Joel Morgan, and the Minister Responsible for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, are jointly leading a tourism trade delegation for an industry meeting in Paris on May 21, 2012.
The Chief Executive … May 20, 2012
The top-end Korean incentive group from Amway got their bird’s eye view of Seychelles as their plane - Emirates Airline - landed at Seychelles International airport at Pointe Larue.
Welcoming the 32-strong Amway top-end group, the Chairman of the … May 16, 2012
Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles was personally at the Seychelles International Airport, accompanied by Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the island’s Tourism Board, to welcome Prof. Dr. S. M. Balaji, the organizer of the 7th World Cleft Lip & Palate … May 9, 2012
Just days after the visit of the Indian President to Seychelles, the new High Commissioner of the Seychelles in India, Waven William, called on the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, to discuss areas of cooperation for marketing … May 6, 2012
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
The Seychelles Minister responsible for Home Affairs & Transport, Joel Morgan, and Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, met with the actors of the North Mahe tourism industry to discuss a comprehensive approach to enhance the … April 30, 2012
Registration for the forthcoming Routes Africa aviation forum, due to be hosted by Seychelles between July 8-10, 2012, is gathering pace, with a number of airlines and airports already registering ahead of the official commencement of registration.
So … April 29, 2012
The Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt, is heading a Seychellois delegation of destination management companies – DMCs - and resorts serious about the Middle East market, to ATM, the Arabian Travel Market, which is one … April 29, 2012
The Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has sought the support of Germany to assist in the development of the German language at the Seychelles Tourism Academy. Minister St.Ange made this appeal during the German Ambassador’s … April 29, 2012
With the increasing demand of unique destination experiences, Seychelles continues to shape its country's brand of cultural tourism by unveiling the first edition of the International Music Festival - strings vibration - to be held between May 15-19, … April 26, 2012
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
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
Sir James Mancham, the first President of the Republic of Seychelles who is credited to have launched the island’s tourism industry in the early 70s, paid a courtesy call on Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles new Minister for Tourism and Culture, to congratulate … April 23, 2012
Fikre Degife, Ethiopian Airlines’ Chief Representative Regional Director of Sales & Services for Mainland China, Mongolia, and North Korea, made time during the Chinese Tourism Trade Fair in Beijing to catch up with the Seychelles Minister responsible … April 22, 2012
ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) Seychelles is launching an annual heritage award scheme that seeks to encourage best practices in the conservation and promotion of the islands’ built heritage. The ICOMOS Seychelles Heritage Award … April 22, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Board and the Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles in China hosted a joint workshop at the Old Chengdu Club on April 13, 2012 and at the Beijing Cangpin Hui Club on April 16, 2012, aimed to promote the Seychelles islands as THE … April 22, 2012
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
The Seychelles delegation to the 10th Routes Asia forum in Chengdu, China, led by their Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, has met with the press at the 10th Routes Asia forum at Chengdu, China.
The minister was accompanied by the CEO … April 17, 2012
As part of a busy schedule at the 10th Routes Asia forum, currently taking place in Chengdu, China, between April 15-17, the Seychelles delegation, led by the Minister of Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, has held meetings with the organizers of the Routes … April 17, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Board along with Mason's Travel representative, Ms. Hilda Camille email@example.com and Mrs. Elizabeth Fideria of Big Blue Divers dive center firstname.lastname@example.org were in attendance at the Asia Dive Expo ADEX 2012, which … April 17, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture, has addressed the 10th Routes Asia forum in Chengdu, China, as Seychelles readies itself to play host to the Routes Africa forum between July 8-10, 2012.
Manning a joint Seychelles Tourism … April 16, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Academy has embarked on its first ever post-graduate sommelier and oenology advanced certificate. The eighteen months training program, which starts on April 16, 2012, grouping the first batch of fifteen professionals from the Le … April 16, 2012
A Seychelles delegation led by the Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, has arrived in Chengdu, China, for the Routes Asia aviation conference, due to be held between April 15-18, 2012. The delegation is made up of the CEO of the Seychelles … April 15, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture used his stopover in Dubai to meet the press at the Emirates Meridien Transit Hotel to update them on the islands’ tourism industry.
“The last time I met with you all here … April 13, 2012
The tropical mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles continue to go against the trend by recording remarkable increases in their visitor arrival numbers. This message was the question raised this week by many international press representatives who remained … April 12, 2012
It has now been confirmed by Jane McMullen, the Assistant Producer at BBC TV, that the filming done in Seychelles for the Simon Reeve’s Indian Ocean series will be aired soon.
The Seychelles Tourism Board says over and over again that these mid-ocean … April 12, 2012
The Seychelles historical exhibition, Les Seychelles: des isles... des homes, has been officially handed over to the Seychelles Archives department. The exhibition, put together by the French author, Richard Touboul, after extensive research works in … April 12, 2012
Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles received Prof. Dr. S. M. Balaji at his Bel Ombre Tourism Office to echo his support to the coming 7th Biennial World Cleft Lip & Palate Congress set to be held in Seychelles from May 7-11, 2012.
Prof. Dr. Balaji … April 12, 2012
The Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, met with a high-level trade delegation from Thailand who is on a working visit to Seychelles.
Minister St.Ange addressed the issue of having connecting flights linking mainland Thailand … April 11, 2012
Following the appointment of Mr. Alain St.Ange as Minister for Tourism and Culture and the appointment of Mrs. Elsia Grandcourt as the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board, the Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has subsequently … April 11, 2012
Members of the SHTA (Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association) from Praslin and La Digue rallied at Tante Mimi Restaurant & Casino at Cote D’Or, Praslin for a follow-up dialogue meeting with members of the government. It was the Praslin Hotelier … April 10, 2012
The Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles have been building up a visibility campaign with a difference. They played the press as never seen before and now have upped the stake with a new approach with the support of airlines flying to these tropical … April 10, 2012
The Prefet de La Reunion, Mr. Michel Lalande, and Alain St.Ange, the Minister for Tourism and Culture, used the opportunity of an airport meeting to discuss tourism and air access. The Prefet, Mr. Michel Lalande, was departing Seychelles after his working … April 8, 2012
Minister Marthinus Van Schalkuyk, the South African Minister responsible for Tourism, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, met on the sidelines of the SADC Ministers of Tourism Meeting last week in Mauritius to … April 8, 2012
The Seychelles tourism industry is today playing its part to spread the joy of Easter to disadvantaged children staying at the President’s Village. The support for this joyous day came from the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Hotel & Casino where Ken Choo, … April 6, 2012
Following the announcement that the 7th Routes Africa will take place in the Seychelles islands, the event’s Project and Operations Manager, Rebecca Teale, has made her first official visit to the host country last week.
Ms. Teale was in Seychelles … April 5, 2012
Dr. R.V. Ramadoss, the Chairman of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce & Industry, paid a courtesy call on Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles new Minister of Tourism and Culture, accompanied by Germaine Michaud, the Chamber’s Secretary General, and Wendy … April 3, 2012
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 Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has re-assured the parents of students taking courses at the Seychelles Tourism Academy of the safety and security aspects of the institution during the rebuilding of the new purpose-built … March 26, 2012
The French Ambassador to the Seychelles met with key stakeholders who are partners of the regional cooperation agreement between Seychelles and the La Reunion Island.
The meeting, chaired by Mr. Phillipe Delacroix, the French Ambassador accredited … March 25, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Board was today officially signed as the host for the 7th Routes Africa event, which will take place July 8-10, 2012 in the Seychelles capital of Victoria. The Tourism Board will work in partnership with the Seychelles Civil Aviation … March 23, 2012
The Seychelles islands have announced today that its Manager at the head of its Tourist Office in the United Kingdom, Marsha Parcou, is set to return to her previous post in South Africa, as the Board’s Marketing Executive, Maria Morel, arrives in the … March 18, 2012
The newly-appointed Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has commenced his duties in the Department of Culture with a visit of the departments and sections. Unknown to the Culture Department, Minister St.Ange has dedicated a whole day to meet … March 18, 2012
The Seychelles monthly visitor arrival statistics shows that the month of February 2012 has been the best month of February ever in the history of Seychelles tourism with an 8 percent increase in visitor arrival numbers over the same month in 2011.
The … March 18, 2012
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
Tewolde Gebremariam, the Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, met during ITB 2012 in Berlin with Alain St.Ange, the newly-appointed Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture; Elsia Grandcourt, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board; and Bernadette … March 9, 2012
At the ITB tourism trade fair in Berlin, Alain St.Ange, the new Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture, said that he was honored to see that his work, effort, and hard work had been recognized by the islands’ President, Mr. James Michel, which … March 8, 2012
A Seychelles delegation made up of the Seychelles Tourism Board and senior management from DMCs (Destination Management Companies) Mason’s Travel and Creole Travel Services are scheduled to attend the annual Seatrade Convention, due to be held between … March 7, 2012
Mr. Anwar Al Hanai from the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, used his presence at the “Carnival of Carnivals” in Seychelles to discuss future cooperation with Emirates and the Seychelles. Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles … March 7, 2012
Mr. Taleb Rifai, the UNWTO Secretary General, and Mrs. Rifai; and Mr. N. Ousmann, WTO's Man for Africa, alongside Mr. Anwar Al Hanai, Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing; Mr. Kitili Mbathi, the Chairman of Kenya's Tourism and Mrs. Mbathi; … March 6, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Board has confirmed that the first Chinese delegation participating in the 2012 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion has arrived in Seychelles. The group was met at the airport by Marymonde Matatiken, … February 28, 2012
The Seychelles delegation on a working visit to Hong Kong and Macau were thankful to the island’s Consul General in Hong Kong, Mrs. Cheng Ning Ning Diana, for making this promotional visit the success it deserved to be.
Ambassador Philippe Le Gall, … February 26, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, was received by Su Lone Kyan, the President of the Macau ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce, for a meeting in Macau when the Tourism Board official was on a working visit.
At the headquarters … February 26, 2012
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
Dennis Chung Tak Foon, the Supplement Reporter of Hong Kong Commercial Daily, the only Hong Kong paper that is sold in Hong Kong and in China mainland, took time in Hong Kong to meet with Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and get … February 23, 2012
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
The Consulate of the Republic of Seychelles in Hong Kong & Macau and Mr. Philippe Le Gall, the Seychelles Ambassador based in the Republic in China, have joined together to organize a tourism industry seminar in Hong Kong and has invited the Seychelles … February 20, 2012
2011 was a trying year for many tourist destinations. Climate change phenomena arrived in never-before-seen patterns in behavior both beneath the waves and on land. Meanwhile, Seychelles and the neighboring islands of Mauritius and La Reunion were not … February 15, 2012
The selection process of the national beauty pageant, “Miss Seychelles… another world 2012,” brings out the final 12 contestants who have been chosen out of the 28 applicants.
The names of the 12 finalists are as follows: Christina Fondamière, … February 1, 2012
Melton Ernesta, based in Jamaica, and Maryvonne Pool, who is based in Tanzania, met this week in Dar es Salam, Tanzania, to strategize together plans for supporting actions by the island’s Tourism Ambassadors based in the four corners of the world. … January 26, 2012
The January 14, 2012 press and tour operator lunch, sponsored by Seychelles in London, has been well received by the trade in the United Kingdom. Lena Hoareau, the Head of the island's London Office of their PR & News Bureau, has been receiving messages … January 25, 2012
Louis D'Offay, the Chairman of the Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association, and Raymond St.Ange, his Executive Director, hosted members of the Seychelles tourism industry on a cruise to mark the start of 2012. Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles … January 15, 2012
Seychelles 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 National Bureau of Statistics has published the 2011 accumulated visitor arrival numbers and confirmed that a record-breaking number of tourists holidayed in Seychelles in the year 2011.
In 2011, the government’s Independent National … January 11, 2012
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
The umbrella group for the hospitality and tourism trade in the Seychelles has planned an important meeting for its members and invited guests, which will be held at the International Conference Centre on Friday, January 13, 2012, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 … January 7, 2012
The Quarterly Magazine of Singapore, known as a highly-prestigious and very popular magazine, has just come out with a feature on the Indian Ocean Vanilla Island’s 2012 Seychelles Carnival, which is co-hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion Islands. The … January 6, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Board has wasted no time in 2012 to get their Tourism Ambassadors positioned in the four corners of the world updated on the latest developments in their native country and about what other members of this unique grouping were doing.
From … January 5, 2012
The first private airline in Russia’s history, Transaero Airlines, has made its first regular charter flight to the Seychelles in 2012.
The airline, which operates scheduled and chartered flights to more than 99 domestic and international destinations, … January 4, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Attaché in the island’s embassy in Abu Dhabi, started 2012 on the run as she entered Abu Dhabi’s Omeir Holidays to make a presentation on the Seychelles islands’ products and services to its travel consultants in the Holidays’ … January 4, 2012
The Seychelles islands are set to host its annual Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon for the year 2012, which will take place on February 26.
The Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon has been taking place in Seychelles since 2008. It was initiated by Mr. … January 3, 2012
“At the start of this new year, I wish that you continue to serve Seychelles with passion, devotion, enthusiasm, and pride – the sentiments which I, as the Commander in Chief, share with you. I hope that, together, we will work even harder to realize … January 2, 2012
At the stroke of midnight tomorrow, Seychelles will clock another visitors’ arrival record to cap a year which has seen its fair share of highs and lows for tourism.
The official visitor arrival numbers issued every Wednesday without fail by the … December 31, 2011
The Seychelles Tourism Board has marked the end of the year 2011 with a long-service award ceremony to reward both its employees and staff of its Tourism Academy for their many years of dedication in the tourism industry.
The long-service award was … December 30, 2011
Raymond St. Ange, Executive Director of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA), writes:
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word hospitality as, “hospitable treatment, reception, or disposition,” as regards the treatment of … December 20, 2011
The Seychelles Tourism Board is pulling out all the stops to find the next Miss Seychelles who is set to become the face of the tourism destination for 2012.
A team of four young Seychellois ladies, sporting a red dress, a tiara, and a pageant-style … December 16, 2011
As the end of the year approaches, the Seychelles Tourism Board has once again come out with another edition of its “Friends of Seychelles-Press” e-Newsletter.
In this last edition of the 2011 “Friends of Seychelles-Press” newsletter, the … December 16, 2011
The Seoul Daily newspaper has come out with a full page on Seychelles, following an interview with Mr. Jeong, the Seychelles Consul in Korea and Head of the Tourism Board’s Office in Seoul.
The Seoul Daily newspaper, one of the top 5 daily newspapers … December 16, 2011
A Seychelles delegation led by the island’s Minister for Internal Affairs, Transport, and the Environment, Mr. Joel Morgan, returned to the Seychelles after a successful working visit in La Reunion.
Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, … December 16, 2011
Elsia Grandcourt, Deputy CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, joined Flavien Joubert, the Principal of the Tourism Academy, to sign an MOU with Mr. Puri himself, which will see Nira Hotels & Resorts assist the Seychelles Tourism Academy in the field … December 15, 2011
The Seychelles Tourism Board Director for Africa and the Americas, David Germain, last week led a small Seychelles tourism delegation at the Luxury Travel Expo in Las Vegas, in the state of Nevada, in the United States of America.
The Seychelles delegation … December 14, 2011
The successful Seychelles annual International Bazaar, organized by the Diplomatic Spouses Association, has now received the support of the island’s tourism industry. On Saturday, December 3, 2011, Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino set up a stall … December 9, 2011
Following the opening of the new Seychelles Embassy in Abu Dhabi last Thursday, the Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has met with his counterpart, the Minister for Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates, His Highness … December 6, 2011
The Seychelles islands today have more to offer its visitors coming from the world over, besides the traditional sun, sand, and sea, which have been successful selling points for many years.
Now, more people are heading to the idyllic archipelago in … December 5, 2011
Seychelles President 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
Capt. Shaun Tinkler-Rose, Managing Director of Helicopter Seychelles Ltd., has written to the Seychelles Tourism trade saying: “A quick word of good news from us!
“We’ve been absolutely delighted with your response to our re-launched services … November 30, 2011
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, met with the President de la region La Reunion, Mr. Didier Robert, following the official opening of the 2011 Marketing Meeting of the Seychelles Tourism Board, which this year is being held jointly with the … November 22, 2011
A group of thirteen students who were following the three-year Advanced Diploma Hospitality Management (ADHM) at the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) is presently in Ireland to further their studies at Shannon College of Hotel Management.
These students … November 20, 2011
Raymond St. Ange has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA).
The role and appointment comes at an opportune time for the SHTA and the Seychelles, as the SHTA intensifies it’s effort on … November 19, 2011
The Seychelles Tourism Board will be holding its annual marketing meeting next week, from Monday, November 21 to Wednesday, November 23, 2011. This highly important meeting will convene at Le Meridien Barbarons Hotel of Mahe for all three days and will … November 18, 2011
Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations for West Asia & Indian Ocean, have again signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the 2011 Dubai Air Show in the presence … November 17, 2011
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has created a new funding body for La Digue island, aimed at raising funds and approving fund allocation for projects to develop the island.
The La Digue Trust Fund, which will be chaired by the Principal … November 15, 2011
The Seychelles Tourism Board accepts that its geographical position at the center of the world has brought added blessings to the Seychelles tourism industry.
Discussing the Tourism Board’s new A1-sized poster map at the World Travel Market in London, … November 14, 2011
During a visit to La Digue yesterday, the Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, visited several families and community projects, as part of his efforts to remain connected with the people.“I will continue to give special attention to La Digue and … November 14, 2011
The Seychelles has been complimented by everyone for staging with great success their 2011 SUBIOS, the islands’ Festival of the Sea. This year the Seychelles Tourism Board provided a floating stage on the Bay of the lovely Beau Vallon for the entertainment … November 8, 2011
The Seychelles representation and address by Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, at the 19th session of the UNWTO General Assembly in Korea was recorded in the UNWTO magazine among other highlights of this General Assembly.
The Seychelles … October 31, 2011
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has held a bilateral meeting with the Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari in Perth, in the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Mr Ansari is heading the Indian delegation to the CHOGM.
“Seychelles … October 31, 2011
A group of tour operators from Singapore has successfully completed their familiarization trip in Seychelles and has described the islands as an incredible destination to visit for her culture, nature, and adventure.
The four agents travelled to Seychelles, … October 28, 2011
The Seychelles Tourism Board has come up with its first edition of the Seychelles Events newsletter in a bid to raise its profile as an events-based destination on the tourist market and also expand its attraction for visitors.
The colorful and informative … October 27, 2011
Seychelles tourism professionals after the Chinese market had the opportunity this week to address the heads of the Beijing Tourism Group (BTG) and showcase their own Destination Management Companies (DMCs). The meeting that took place in Beijing was … October 25, 2011
The Seychelles Ambassador accredited to China, HE Mr. Philippe Le Gall, has been prominently featured in the latest issue of the highly popular and respected Business Beijing Magazine.
The four-page article shows a portrait of Ambassador Le Gall holding … October 25, 2011
The Korea Travel News has this week joined forces with the Seychelles Tourism Board to make these tropical islands more known in Korea. The known and much respected Korea Travel News carried an interview made by Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism … October 20, 2011
Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, took time as he transited in Seoul to face the Korean press and highlight the unique selling points of the Seychelles. The press meetings with Seong Yeon Ho, the Editor of TNL News; Bora Yang, the … October 19, 2011
The Seychelles’ Presidency of the Indian Ocean Commission will focus on advancing the relationships and standing of the organization, strengthening the unified voice of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and encouraging peace and stability in the … October 19, 2011
Seychelles President 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
Dong Chang Jeong published his book entitled “Life Changes When You Run.” Mr. Jeong, as he is affectionately called, is also the Seychelles Consul in Korea and he heads the Seychelles Tourism Board’s Operation in Seoul.
Mr. Jeong’s 247-page … October 18, 2011
A 16-member delegation from the National Defense College of New Delhi in India, led by Rear Admiral Anand Lyer of the Indian Navy, visited Seychelles from October 3-5.
During the 3-day port call, the delegation met with Seychelles Head of State, President … October 17, 2011
Korea’s 2nd Vice Minister for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr. Sun-Kyoo Park, welcomed Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and his delegation at his Ministry at 215 Changgyeonggung-ro in Jongno-gu, Seoul, for a meeting that followed … October 16, 2011
The Seychelles delegation left the World Routes 2011 Conference in Berlin satisfied that it was worth the time and effort to be present. This was the sentiment echoed by the delegation from the tropical islands of the Seychelles who were attending World … October 14, 2011
Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, took to the podium on Tuesday, October 11, to deliver his address at the 19th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly, which is being held this year in Gyeongju in Korea.
Mr. St.Ange used his address … October 11, 2011
The French magazine for tourism professionals - Tour Hebdo - has come out with an article that lists the objectives of the Seychelles Tourism Board. Tour Hebdo highlights that the Seychelles is now set on developing its niche markets.
It its article … October 9, 2011
Mr. Patrick Pillay, the Seychelles High Commissioner in the UK personally attended the island's London press conference on tourism, which was chaired by Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Bernadette Willemin, the Seychelles Tourism … October 7, 2011
Seychelles is not shy to say that the international press has played a big part in the recent successes of their tourism industry. Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, said in Paris as he was being interviewed by a series of French … October 7, 2011
The Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles has had a raving review in the May issue of the Fortune magazine. With a catching heading, "SEYCHELLES, Changing Fortunes," the article spells out the main attributes of the mid-ocean islands with interviews … October 7, 2011
Seychelles will be sending a delegation at the 19th session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization to be held in Gyeongju, South Korea, from October 8-14, 2011. The Seychelles delegation will be headed by Alain St.Ange, CEO of Seychelles … October 6, 2011
The Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) teamed up with the Seychelles Tourism Board on the occasion of the Seychelles Tourism (STB) Week from September 23-30, to produce a special tourism TV forum marking Seychelles’ 40 years of tourism. The forum … September 30, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Seychelles Tourism Board, acting on Seychelles President James Michel’s message for World Tourism Day 2011, has adopted and pledged its commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism. The Global Code of Ethics is a … September 28, 2011
The Seychelles Tourism Board‘s Chief Executive, Alain St.Ange, has officially unveiled the colorful Miss Seychelles contest banner and its logo.
The unveiling took place last Saturday, September 24, at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino … September 28, 2011
The tropical islands of the Seychelles enjoyed Saturday, September 24, 2011 with the Seychelles Ball, which took place at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino. The Seychelles Ball, which was previously named the Tourism Ball, had been organized … September 27, 2011
Daniella Payet-Alis and her son, Laurent Alis, Publication Directors of the Seychelles Leisure & Business Guide, have taken the opportunity of the French tourism trade fair, TOP RESA 2011, to launch their 2012 edition of the guide.
The wildly-respected … September 26, 2011
Top Resa, the international French travel market, opened in Paris on Tuesday with Tour Hebdo, the French magazine for tourism professionals bringing out a 34-page special issue dedicated to Seychelles.
The magazine opens with a full-page interview … September 20, 2011
The annual French tourism trade fair, Top Resa, has opened its doors in Paris for its 2011 edition, and the first day, set out for tourism professionals only, has proved to be a busy day. The French Minister responsible for tourism toured the fair in … September 20, 2011
During just one week, the national airline of the Seychelles has announced a new CEO, a new Board of Directors, and now they have now presented the new livery and a new logo for Air Seychelles.
Nature, the magnificent ecosystem that is the Seychelles, … September 20, 2011
The Seychelles delegation in Paris for the 2011 Top Resa Tourism Trade Fair joined Hilton Seychelles Resort & Spa to meet the French press. Alain St.Ange and Bernadette Willemin, CEO and Director for Europe for the Seychelles Tourism Board, joined Maurice … September 19, 2011
The recent successes of Seychelles and its tourism industry is due partly to the support it has received from the press the world over. It can be said that the world press has been seduced by the beauty of these Creole islands and by the diversity of … September 16, 2011
A delegation from Seychelles’ tourism industry will be traveling to France over the weekend to represent the destination at the French Tourism trade fair – TOP RESA – in Paris, next week from September 20-23.
The Seychelles islands delegation … September 15, 2011
The Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs has completed a Visa Waiver Agreement with the government of Turkey, which will allow for Seychellois passport holders to travel to Turkey visa free for a period of up to 90 days.
The agreement, which was … September 14, 2011
The Natas Trade Fair, which was held from August 26-28 in Singapore, was this year an immense success for the Seychelles islands. A large number of curious visitors had turned out at the Seychelles stand, interested to find out more about what they refer … September 9, 2011
The Seychelles Tourism Board and its Tourism Academy has launched their 2011 Culinary Competition following the success of its first two competitions. The third edition of the competition launched this week is again organized solely for Seychellois culinary … September 9, 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
The Seychelles Tourism Board has been invited to address the Airlines and Airports Conference, the World Routes Development Strategy Summit, which will be held in Berlin, Germany, from October 2-4. This summit meeting, held with the support of the ICAO, … September 5, 2011
The Seychelles Tourism Board has come out with its latest issue of the Seychelles Islands e-Newsletter, enlightening readers across the world on the achievements of the destination and bringing them up to speed on the industry’s product updates in the … September 2, 2011
The press right around the world continue to be taken in by the beauty of the Seychelles islands. This week, China was reading about the Seychelles, the destination fast becoming the new hotspot for Chinese visitors. Today, we are looking at what Germany's … September 2, 2011
Minister Joel Morgan, the Seychelles Minister for Internal Affairs, accompanied by Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, joined Louis D'Offay, the Chairman of the Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association (SHTA), to chair a tourism … August 31, 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 … August 28, 2011
The ultimate in holiday destinations has now been noticed by Australia and Australasia. The latest issue of their 176-page glossy "Luxury Travel & Style Magazine" has brought Seychelles into the homes of Australians with their cover article entitled, … August 22, 2011
The Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jean Paul Adam, and the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Alain St.Ange, jointly chaired a press conference in Melbourne last Sunday, hours after their landing in Australia.
Minister Adam and his delegation … August 21, 2011
Minister Joel Morgan, Seychelles’ Minister for Home Affairs, represented Seychelles President James Michel and the Seychelles government at a church service especially organized at Anse Lazio on Praslin, the scene of two recent, tragic shark attacks, … August 19, 2011
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, travels to Australia next week to undertake a state visit at the invitation of the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Mrs. Quentin Bryce. This visit is expected to further strengthen relations … August 17, 2011
The Seychelles Islands, renowned the world over for their warm, welcoming waters and benign marine environment, is reeling from a second, freak shark attack in its waters in a month. In the most recent incident, a 30-year-old Englishman, Ian Redmond, … August 17, 2011
The Seychelles Minister for Home Affairs, Environment, Transport & Energy, Mr. Joel Morgan, chaired an emergency meeting last night in his office to consider the unfortunate freak shark accident off the island of Praslin, which has resulted in the following … August 16, 2011
In its ongoing drive to further raise the profile of local events, the Seychelles Tourism Board will be hosting an annual Seychelles Ball as part of Tourism Week. This year, the ball will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the Berjaya Beau Vallon … August 14, 2011
Minister Jihad Abdillah Hassan, the Zanzibar Tanzania Minister responsible for Information, Culture, Tourism and Sports, and Mr. Ali Khalil Mirza, his Director General of the Zanzibar Commission for Tourism, met at a working breakfast with Alain St.Ange, … August 8, 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
Minister Jihad Abdillah Hassan, the Minister responsible for Information, Culture, Tourism, and Sports from the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar in Tanzania, was presented with a limited edition Seychelles Carnival Book, "SEYCHELLES, Enters the World … August 1, 2011
“We are on track, and we are ready for the Games. ... I am very impressed with everything I have seen this afternoon. Seychelles is ready to welcome the athletes and officials to the Games village.”
President James Michel was speaking after visiting … July 28, 2011
The attendance of the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Alain St.Ange, at the Seychelles Investment Forum held in Johannesburg, South Africa, as part of a large Seychelles delegation, won the attention of South Africa's popular TravelRadio station … July 25, 2011
As part of their drive to further raise the profile of the Seychelles islands and create awareness, the Seychelles Tourism Board's CEO, Alain St. Ange, and Tourism Copywriter and Consultant Glynn Burridge met with Patrick Ward, Strategy Manager for MTV … July 22, 2011
On Friday, July 15, the first draft of the Seychelles Tourism Master Plan was submitted for perusal by the Seychellois public from the Seychelles Tourism Board at the International Conference Centre in Victoria.
After opening remarks by Mr. Louis … July 20, 2011
Swiss visitor Sandro Gianella, accompanied by his partner Nathalie Goddi, was completely taken by surprise upon his arrival at the Seychelles International Airport on Saturday July 16, when he was called aside to be greeted as the 100,000th visitor to … July 18, 2011
Saturday July 16, will mark another achievement for Seychelles tourism this year when the country welcomes its 100,000th visitor on one of the flights landing during the course of the afternoon.
As is customary, the Seychelles Tourism Board will mark … July 15, 2011
"Connoisseur Circle," the very visible and high-profile magazine of Germany has reported on the visit of the famous Mario Adorf to Seychelles. The famous German actor was in Seychelles through the Tour Operator Airtours and the "Connoisseur Circle" magazine … July 15, 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
The popular German Magazine, “Reise & Preise,” has come out with a raving review of the Seychelles, the mid-ocean creole islands who have developed a tourism style that is today making Seychelles the most sought-after destination.
The German Magazine … July 8, 2011
The Seychelles Tourism Board continues to surprise everyone with their continued approach of keeping members of their unique club “Friends of Seychelles–Press.”
Seychelles remains a unique tourism destination, and they have showed the way in … July 8, 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
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, met with the Minister for Defense of the kingdom of Spain, Mrs. Carme Chacon Piqueras, at State House this morning to discuss defense cooperation in the fight against piracy and the additional support that Spain … July 4, 2011
The visibility of the Seychelles is receiving a boost from all different avenues. The recent highly-publicized honeymoon in the Seychelles by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been said to have brought unprecedented interest in the islands.
The … June 28, 2011
Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, was this week interviewed by Hassan Abdul Rahman, the Editorial Director of ITP Executive publishing and Group Editor of the Arabian Business Magazine, where he received an invitation to address … June 27, 2011
The Chairperson of RETOSA, Zimbabwe’s Dr. B.S. Maunganidze, Permanent Secretary of The Zimbabwe Ministry of Tourism, welcomed the Seychelles delegation as RETOSA's newest member.
Dr. Maunganidze had personally traveled to Seychelles earlier this … June 24, 2011
In its continuous effort to further develop the Chinese market, the Seychelles Tourism Board, together with local partners, recently participated in the International Travel Expo 2011 (ITE) in Hong Kong.
Present were Seychelles Tourism Board marketing … June 22, 2011
The CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Alain St. Ange, was interviewed last Sunday evening by Philip Mare of South Africa's Travelradio, the world's leading travel information radio station. Mr. St.Ange was in transit in Johannesburg, South Africa, … June 21, 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 Seychelles government has announced that it will soon declare new protected areas in the archipelago, which will result in half (50.59%) of all Seychelles land becoming protected under the law.
The cabinet has approved this week the designation … June 17, 2011
The Seychelles continues to push ahead with their program of naming members from the press fraternity to become part of their unique and exclusive club named the "Friends of Seychelles-Press."
Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and … June 9, 2011
Seychelles will again be promoting itself all over France for a full week, from June 6-16, 2011 in what they call their annual "Escapade Seychelles." The Seychelles Tourism Board, headed by Bernadette Willemin, the Board’s Director of Tourism for Europe, … June 1, 2011
Hanneman Holiday Residence has confirmed that they have taken the decision to assist with the installation of street lights and a bus shelter in the Beau Vallon area to better serve the tourists in the area.
Manfred Heinkelein of Hanneman Holiday Residence … May 26, 2011
Mr. Francisco Carlos Soares Luz, the Brazilian Ambassador to be accredited to Seychelles soon, called on Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, at the Board’s Bel Ombre Offices to discuss a closer working relationship between Brazil … May 25, 2011
As part of a busy program lined up for him at the 5th IIPT Afican Conference on Peace through Tourism recently held in Lusaka, Zambia, Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, met with native American Ben Sherman of the Oglala Lakota Tribal … May 23, 2011
Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, who is in Lusaka in Zambia for the 5th African Conference for the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) was one delegate who had the pleasure of meeting with Zambia's founding … May 18, 2011
Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, accompanied by Glynn Burridge from the Print & Production Department of the Tourism Board arrived in Lusaka in Zambia on Sunday where they are representing the islands at the 5th IIPT African … May 15, 2011
Visiting the head of prisons and police in Puntland, Somalia, Mr. Ali Noor, has assured the Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Jean-Paul Adam that Puntland is prepared to accept the transfer of all convicted Somali pirates being held in Seychelles … May 12, 2011
After the last Seychelles National Culinary competition, the winning dishes were cooked by the winning Chefs at the Gala Dinner recently held at the Domaine de Val des Pres.
The winners, Pat Monthy for starter, Bradley Larue for main course, and Robin … May 12, 2011
The May issue of the popular and respected glossy magazine, "Destination of the World News," which is published in Dubai, has come out with a glowing report on the Indian Ocean Islands of the Seychelles.
The front cover of the magazine, which is widely … May 11, 2011
The Seychelles delegation attending the 2011 Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Tourism Trade Fair in Dubai returned home satisfied with a succesful ATM. The official delegation made up of tourism board officials, hotels and resorts, and the DMCs (local handling … May 6, 2011
Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, has been invited by RETOSA, the Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa, to be a panel member for discussion on "Insights into Regional Destination Marketing: Branding, MICE, and Mega Events."
Alain … May 6, 2011
The glossy and popular New Focus Travel Magazine from Turkey has come out with a report on the last Seychelles carnival. This succesful carnival of carnivals has been well accepted by the Community of Nations, because it remains the only carnival to have … May 5, 2011
The Chief of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Alain St.Ange, told his staff on the occasion of Labor Day 2011, that they play an integral role in the development of tourism in Seychelles and that he was grateful for their support in helping him drive that … May 4, 2011
A Dubai-based journalist, Monika Grzesik, from one of the renowned travel newpapers of Dubai has been appointed a member of the exclusive "Friends of Seychelles-Press" program. Monika received her certificate this week from Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the … May 4, 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
The Creole tropical islands of the Seychelles have confirmed that they will be participating at the 2011 Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Tourism Trade Fair in Dubai with a strong delegation of the island’s tourism trade who are supporting the consolidation … April 28, 2011
The Seychelles delegation attending the 2011 ADEX Dive Show in Singapore last weekend returned home satisfied that it was worth it to be present and to be participating alongside the Asia Geographic group of publications. Preparations for Seychelles delegation … April 28, 2011
Seychelles President James Michel has officially started the groundbreaking for the building of a new Seychelles Tourism Academy on the existing grounds of the school at La Misere, which took place yesterday afternoon.
The President unveiled the … April 28, 2011
Work is now ready to start on the new Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) after President James Michel officially launched the groundbreaking work on Monday.
The ceremony took place at the academy at La Misere in the presence of Vice President Danny Faure, … April 27, 2011
The Seychelles President Mr. James Michel has met with the Minister of Health of the United Arab Emirates Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim and members of his delegation at State House this morning.
President Michel reiterated the gratitude of the people … April 26, 2011
In Focus Reporters from the China Daily newspaper commends the Seychelles approach to bring all key players on board for its development. China Daily has dedicated two pages on Seychelles in its March 28 issue, as it hails the islands for taking bold … April 19, 2011
The Seychelles Tourism Board, the main driver of the new "Seychelles brand" tourism vision, has the task of also ensuring that there are adequate qualified Seychellois professionals to work in the hospitality industry. The Tourism Board remains responsible … April 18, 2011
Seychelles.travel is the official destination website for the Seychelles islands, and it was not by chance that the Seychelles Tourism Board chose .travel as their domain choice. When a company takes on a website name that ends in .travel, it is an automatic … April 15, 2011
The new Tunisian Ambassador accredited to Seychelles, HE Mr. Mokhtar Chaouachi, paid a working visit to the Seychelles Tourism Board this week to discuss cooperation between Tunisia and Seychelles in the field of tourism. Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles … April 13, 2011
The Seychelles Tourism European Director Bernadette Willemin recently addressed a press conference in France to announce the arrival of Raffles in the Seychelles. The point was made at the press conference that as Seychelles was welcoming its latest 5-star … April 3, 2011
The Seychelles Tourism Board has announced its revamping of their e-Marketing Department. Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, has confirmed that this department will be beefed up to become more in line with expectations of 2011.
The … April 2, 2011
The opening of the new Italian model agency, “TO BE,” took place in the fancy skiing resort of Courchevel. The General Manager of the new Italian agency Alessandro Pindilli is a Seychelles Tourism Ambassador in Milan, Italy, and Art Director Vlad … March 31, 2011
The Seychelles Tourism Board has reacted positively to the two pages written on the Seychelles as was published on March 24 in the global edition of the International Herald Tribune.
The two-page report, entitled "The Seychelles, more than paradise" … March 31, 2011
The Republic of Seychelles has agreed to assist Gabon with its tourism development. This agreement was reached in Libreville following meetings between Minister Magloire Ngambia, Gabon's Minister for the Economy, Commerce, Industry, and Tourism, and Alain … March 21, 2011
For 34 years now, Italian couple Fabrizio Banfi and Laura Regina from Milan has made the Seychelles islands with its beautiful scores of white sandy beaches and magnificent lush-green mountains, as their favorite holiday spot on Earth.
Mr. Banfi and … March 18, 2011
The governments of Seychelles and Germany have discussed ways in which to deepen existing cooperation in the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean following a meeting that was held between the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, with … March 15, 2011
Seychelles has this week been graced by an extensive special feature published by QCP in the Middle East and Africa editions of the world-renowned "The Economist" magazine. Entitled "Seychelles - in gear for the future," QCP's visiting journalist carried … February 28, 2011
The committed business community of Seychelles are still working alongside many private individuals to come forward to extend financial support to the 2010 Seychelles "Carnaval International de Victoria."
"It has been so good to see tourism industry … February 25, 2011
The ongoing efforts being undertaken by the Seychelles Tourism Board to bring more visibility to its destination through all its marketing campaigns including the upcoming "Carnaval International de Victoria," has been recognized by a small group of security … February 24, 2011
The Seychelles Tourism Board, together with a broad range of industry players, are moving in earnest in India this year in order to introduce Seychelles as a new holiday option for Indian travelers.
Seychelles’ penetration in that new market comes … February 18, 2011
INDIAN OCEAN COMMISSION ISLANDS PLEDGE PARTICIPATIONMs. Maryvonne Pool, Seychelles Honorary Consul in Tanzania who is also a Seychelles Tourism Ambassador ,arrived in Seychelles last weekend with a valuable donation of a 15x3 meter Carnival banner, which … January 31, 2011
The Seychelles President has appointed the Board of Directors of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) for a period of two years, with effect from January 6, 2011.
The Chairman of the STB remains Ambassador Barry Faure, and the Chief Executive Officer … January 31, 2011
As small as the islands may be on a global scale, Seychelles is drawing attention for the way it is managing the pillar of its economy, the tourism industry.
Seychelles is a small island state without the deep pockets and lavish budgets of many of … January 26, 2011
A new record has been set by the number of tourists visiting Seychelles during 2010, with the number finally climbing to 174,529, some 17,000 above the number recorded in 2009, or some 13,000 more than the previous record of 161,273 visitors set in 2007. … January 24, 2011
MADRID, Spain - Emirates announced a frequencies increase in its daily flights between Dubai and Seychelles up to 10 weekly flights from March 28, 2011 on. This means that on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, the airline will operate with a double frequency.
Along … January 18, 2011
Seychelles President James Michel visited the Police Open Day at the Police Headquarters in Victoria this morning. The President was accompanied by Minister for Home Affairs, Environment, and Transport Joel Morgan and the commissioner of Police Ernest … December 16, 2010
Seychelles is witnessing a renewed interest from the people of the islands to get involved in their tourism industry. Last weekend it was the Godley Family on Praslin who showed their confidence in the Seychelles tourism industry by re-opening their rebuilt … November 22, 2010
After having heard the Seychelles Tourism CEO, Alain St.Ange, present membership certificates to ten members of the "Friends of Seychelles - Press" program at the Seychelles World Travel Market (WTM) evening in London, Mr. St.Ange was in Dar es Salaam, … November 17, 2010
A small Seychelles delegation was recently in China, attending the 14th Inter-Islands Tourism Policy (ITOP) forum that was held between November 2-4 in Sanya of the Hainan Province.
The ITOP was held under the theme, Low Carbon Economy and Island Tourism, … November 14, 2010
Seychelles will be holding its first week-long promotional activities – the Seychelles Week – in Tanzania next week.
The "Seychelles Week" is set to become an annual event and has been organized by Seychelles’ Honorary Consul based in Dar es … November 10, 2010
Several members of Seychelles tourism trade, who soon will be leaving for London to attend the upcoming 2010 World Travel Market (WTM), have met with the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) to discuss the strategy for this year’s trade fair. The 2010 WTM … October 27, 2010