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Constance Lemuria Seychelles welcomes its new General Manager Mr. Bruno Le Gac

Constance Lemuria Seychelles welcomes its new General Manager Mr. Bruno Le Gac

Constance Lemuria Seychelles has welcomed its new General Manager, Mr. Bruno Le Gac. The latter has been working with the Constance Hotels & Resorts for the past 11 years and has a strong culinary background after years of working in both the Food and … June 9, 2013
CNN declares the Top 100 Beaches - Seychelles clings to Number 1 and Number 4 positions

CNN declares the Top 100 Beaches - Seychelles clings to Number 1 and Number 4 positions

Seychelles, the mid-ocean islands in the Indian Ocean has taken the number one position as CNN rated the top 100 beaches of the world. [ http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/28/travel/100-best-beaches/index.html?sr=sharebar_facebook ] This came as no surprise … May 30, 2013
Seychelles Chamber of Commerce & Industries calls on Ministry of Tourism & Culture to join forces to find ways to encourage equitable distribution of wealth and benefits in the tourism industry

Seychelles Chamber of Commerce & Industries calls on Ministry of Tourism & Culture to join forces to find ways to encourage equitable distribution of wealth and benefits in the tourism industry

“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
South Africa Minister of Tourism visits the Seychelles stand at INDABA 2013

South Africa Minister of Tourism visits the Seychelles stand at INDABA 2013

The Seychelles stand at INDABA 2013, the South African Tourism Trade Fair, was one of the exhibitor stands to be visited by Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk, South Africa’s Tourism Minister, on the official opening day of the tourism fair. Minister … May 14, 2013
Seychelles shares experiences at World Economic Forum and engages in further discussions on Madagascar process

Seychelles shares experiences at World Economic Forum and engages in further discussions on Madagascar process

Leading Seychelles' delegation to the World Economic Forum, Foreign Minister Jean-Paul Adam, has highlighted a number of Seychelles' experiences as a basis for sustainable development at the event being held in Cape Town under the patronage of President … May 14, 2013
Air Seychelles signs historic codeshare agreement with South African Airways

Air Seychelles signs historic codeshare agreement with South African Airways

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today announced that it has entered into a codeshare agreement with South African Airways (SAA), the national airline of the Republic of South Africa. The first phase of the agreement … April 26, 2013
Seychelles tourism continues on its road to success

Seychelles tourism continues on its road to success

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
Sri Lanka visa waiver for Seychelles nationals comes into force

Sri Lanka visa waiver for Seychelles nationals comes into force

The Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed to the Seychellois public that the Visa Waiver Agreement signed between the Seychelles and Sri Lankan governments has come into effect as of April 22. All Seychelles passport holders wishing … April 24, 2013
Seychelles Vice President Faure on overseas mission in London

Seychelles Vice President Faure on overseas mission in London

The Vice President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Danny Faure, will be representing President James Alix Michel at the forthcoming High Level Conference, organized by the Commonwealth Secretariat, on Public Administration in Very Small States, and … April 23, 2013
Seychelles L’Archipel Hotel of Praslin island brings a new touch of freshness to its bungalows

Seychelles L’Archipel Hotel of Praslin island brings a new touch of freshness to its bungalows

The known and already hugely popular L’Archipel Hotel of Praslin island in the Seychelles has upgraded its senior suites. There newly-upgraded suites are now perfect for families. They are spacious 69.3-square-meter suites with a full 36.5 square meters … April 16, 2013
Seychelles Minister says it is time for the people to commit to the education of young people in the art of cultural heritage

Seychelles Minister says it is time for the people to commit to the education of young people in the art of cultural heritage

Seychelles has officially launched its Heritage Week and has renewed its call for the protection of the country’s heritage assets and is drawing attention to these assets’ vulnerability. The call was echoed in the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and … April 15, 2013
Seychelles La Reserve Hotel of Praslin changes hands but remains Seychellois

Seychelles La Reserve Hotel of Praslin changes hands but remains Seychellois

The reputed Seychelles La Reserve Hotel of Praslin is going through a transitional management change. The property on the Seychelles inner island of Praslin, which was owned for the past 35 years by Jenny Pommeroy and her family, has been sold to a Seychellois … April 11, 2013
Seychelles Vice President attends Kenyan presidential inauguration

Seychelles Vice President attends Kenyan presidential inauguration

The Seychelles Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, has personally delivered a message of congratulations on behalf of Seychelles President James Michel to the President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, at his inauguration ceremony held yesterday. During … April 11, 2013
Arab Bank for Economic Development (BADEA) supportive that listed Seychelles tourism projects is attractive to investors

Arab Bank for Economic Development (BADEA) supportive that listed Seychelles tourism projects is attractive to investors

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
Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association Chairman meets with Tourism Minister

Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association Chairman meets with Tourism Minister

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
Miss Seychelles beauty pageant contestants visit Curieuse and Vallee de Mai Reserves

Miss Seychelles beauty pageant contestants visit Curieuse and Vallee de Mai Reserves

With preparations for the election of Miss Seychelles 2013 in full swing, the contestants are already well into their comprehensive training program. The Seychelles beauty pageant is due to take place at the Eden Plaza on May 25, 2013. On the weekend … April 5, 2013
A Seychelles silver anniversary celebration for Eden's Car Hire and Vincent Padayachy

A Seychelles silver anniversary celebration for Eden's Car Hire and Vincent Padayachy

Vincent Padayachy of St. Louis joined all his staff members last Saturday night to celebrate the silver anniversary of his car hire company, Eden’s Cars. Mr. Padayachy was surrounded by his mother, daughter, son, and brothers as he welcomed friends, … April 1, 2013
Seychelles launches its niche marketing approach in China starting with golf

Seychelles launches its niche marketing approach in China starting with golf

The mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles has many unique selling points, and one that has not been pushed is golf holidays, yet the Lemuria Resort of Praslin in the Seychelles has one world-class designer golf course that is rated as one of the best. The … March 29, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Board and members of the Seychelles’ trade join delegation from Air Seychelles, government and members of the press on historic inaugural flight to Hong Kong

Seychelles Tourism Board and members of the Seychelles’ trade join delegation from Air Seychelles, government and members of the press on historic inaugural flight to Hong Kong

Members of the Seychelles tourism board led by the Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, and the CEO of the Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt, joined officials from both Air Seychelles and government and representatives of the Seychelles and international … March 29, 2013
President of Macao ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce and Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture meet

President of Macao ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce and Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture meet

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
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture meets with Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs to discuss new areas of cooperation

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture meets with Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs to discuss new areas of cooperation

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
Ambassador of Kingdom of Morocco to Seychelles impressed by continued drive by Seychelles in the field of tourism and culture

Ambassador of Kingdom of Morocco to Seychelles impressed by continued drive by Seychelles in the field of tourism and culture

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
Seychelles Minister for the Environment speaks on World Water Day: March 22, 2013

Seychelles Minister for the Environment speaks on World Water Day: March 22, 2013

Prof. Rolph Payet, the Seychelles Minister with responsibility for the Environment, issued a message on World Water Day, March 22, 2013. His message reads: Twenty years ago, the United Nations dedicated March 22 as World Water Day. This year the day … March 24, 2013
Seychelles Music Association SEYMAS proposes plan of action to develop music industry in Seychelles and forges close partnership with Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Seychelles Music Association SEYMAS proposes plan of action to develop music industry in Seychelles and forges close partnership with Ministry of Tourism and Culture

The Seychelles Music Association, SEYMAS, has proposed to the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture a plan of action aimed at developing a closer working partnership with the Seychelles government to promote the local musical industry. The plan … March 24, 2013
Seychelles has officially launched Fete de la Francophonie 2013

Seychelles has officially launched Fete de la Francophonie 2013

In his speech to officially launch the Fete de la Francophonie event, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, said that the international day of “La Francophonie,” celebrated annually in Seychelles, is an “intense and significant … March 24, 2013
Air Seychelles and Seychelles Tourism Board ink Memorandum of Understanding

Air Seychelles and Seychelles Tourism Board ink Memorandum of Understanding

Air Seychelles and the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at increasing Seychelles’ visibility around the world by leveraging the airline’s expanding international network and growing number of … March 4, 2013
Seychelles Minister says thank you to island’s Tourism Board for an event appreciated by the population

Seychelles Minister says thank you to island’s Tourism Board for an event appreciated by the population

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
Seychelles history given more importance by Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Seychelles history given more importance by Ministry of Tourism and Culture

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
Seychelles Tourism Board Paris Office active on tourism trade fairs from start of the New Year

Seychelles Tourism Board Paris Office active on tourism trade fairs from start of the New Year

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
Seychelles extends farewell to Pope Benedict

Seychelles extends farewell to Pope Benedict

Following the announcement of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI this week, President James Michel has extended the best wishes of the people and government of Seychelles to His Holiness. “It is with consternation and deep sorrow that the people … February 12, 2013
Seychelles and La Reunion island formalize working partnership

Seychelles and La Reunion island formalize working partnership

Seychelles and the island of La Reunion, represented by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and Mr. Didier Robert, the President of the Region Reunion, signed an MOU to formalize the existing working partnership … February 11, 2013
Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture briefed on the coming carnival in Seychelles

Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture briefed on the coming carnival in Seychelles

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and his Special Advisor, Mrs. Raymonde Onezime, were briefed this morning on the final arrangements on the coming carnival in the Seychelles. It was Marymonde Matatiken … January 8, 2013
Seychelles Minister for Tourism congratulates the Tourism Board for a successful year and calls on private sector trade to rally to consolidate the industry

Seychelles Minister for Tourism congratulates the Tourism Board for a successful year and calls on private sector trade to rally to consolidate the industry

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
December issue of the Celebrate Seychelles Newsletter is issued in time to close 2012

December issue of the Celebrate Seychelles Newsletter is issued in time to close 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
Documentary on Seychelles on Dubai City 7 TV

Documentary on Seychelles on Dubai City 7 TV

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
Seychelles set to break its own set target of visitor arrival numbers this coming Thursday

Seychelles set to break its own set target of visitor arrival numbers this coming Thursday

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
Seychelles receives its world first pocket guide on its twenty most beautiful beaches

Seychelles receives its world first pocket guide on its twenty most beautiful beaches

The publication by Charlotte Pavard, daughter of the known photographer, Claude Pavard, is printed on a special printed paper (PVC) and numeric format with a characteristic of being waterproof is designed to be read on the beach. The beach pocket … December 18, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Board presents 2013 Marketing Strategy to private sector trade members

Seychelles Tourism Board presents 2013 Marketing Strategy to private sector trade members

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
Seychelles Tourism Board to hold annual marketing strategy 2013 meeting this week

Seychelles Tourism Board to hold annual marketing strategy 2013 meeting this week

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
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture congratulates Seychelles Tourism Board 2012 achievements

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture congratulates Seychelles Tourism Board 2012 achievements

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
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture continues with his series of staying connected staff meetings

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture continues with his series of staying connected staff meetings

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
Delegation of Russian investors satisfied with their Seychelles visit

Delegation of Russian investors satisfied with their Seychelles visit

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
Showcasing one's culture and showcasing our people is our duty and no one must shy away from this responsibility says Seychelles Minister St.Ange

Showcasing one's culture and showcasing our people is our duty and no one must shy away from this responsibility says Seychelles Minister St.Ange

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
French period of Seychelles history is the subject of lectures for Culture Department’s senior staff

French period of Seychelles history is the subject of lectures for Culture Department’s senior staff

The Seychelles, though a young nation, has a rich and interesting past including a remarkable Franco-Seychellois historical and maritime heritage. The French period of Seychelles encompasses 69 years, extending from 1742 with the arrival of Lazare Picault, … December 2, 2012
Sandra Esparon discusses performing arts with Seychelles Minister responsible or Culture

Sandra Esparon discusses performing arts with Seychelles Minister responsible or Culture

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
Seychelles has a new High Commissioner in South Africa

Seychelles has a new High Commissioner in South Africa

Seychelles’ new Resident High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Claude Morel, has presented his credentials to President Jacob Zuma in an Accreditation Ceremony held earlier this month. During the ceremony, President Zuma addressed … October 23, 2012
French and Seychelles ministers of tourism meet in Paris

French and Seychelles ministers of tourism meet in Paris

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
Seychelles Tourism Academy re-seals its working partnership with ISPC Seychelles

Seychelles Tourism Academy re-seals its working partnership with ISPC Seychelles

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
Le Duc de Praslin is the new Seychelles 4 star hotel but with a difference

Le Duc de Praslin is the new Seychelles 4 star hotel but with a difference

Le Duc de Praslin is a small recently rebuilt tourism establishment on the island of Praslin in the Seychelles. The owner, Robert Payet, explained to Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, that he planned the rebuilding … September 13, 2012
Seychelles tourism industry’s private sector stands with the islands’ Minister of Tourim

Seychelles tourism industry’s private sector stands with the islands’ Minister of Tourim

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 sector meetings with Minister for Tourism and Culture induces greater synergy within industry

Seychelles tourism sector meetings with Minister for Tourism and Culture induces greater synergy within industry

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 launches a world and a Seychelles tourism hospitality first

Seychelles Tourism Minister launches a world and a Seychelles tourism hospitality first

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
Seychelles tourism diversification drive takes Fregate Island Private to Virtuoso Travel Week 2012 in the USA

Seychelles tourism diversification drive takes Fregate Island Private to Virtuoso Travel Week 2012 in the USA

Paul van Frank, the Managing Director of “Fregate Island Private” in the Seychelles, traveled to the Americas to work on the diversification program set by the Seychelles Tourism Board. Fregate Island Private is part of the unique one island – one … September 9, 2012
Seychelles invites press to witness the construction of its new Tourism Academy saying it is right on schedule

Seychelles invites press to witness the construction of its new Tourism Academy saying it is right on schedule

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
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture to launch a world first tourism visitor pack

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture to launch a world first tourism visitor pack

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
Seychelles business community commits to the islands’ 2012 Creole Festival

Seychelles business community commits to the islands’ 2012 Creole Festival

Nearly one-and-a-half months to go before the launching of the 27th edition of the Seychelles Creole Festival, and individuals and local companies have begun offering their financial contributions to the organizing committee of the annual Creole Festival. … September 5, 2012
Seychelles riding a wave says Time Magazine

Seychelles riding a wave says Time Magazine

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
Unity in Africa and the Indian Ocean islands as they join forces to look for tourists from Brazil

Unity in Africa and the Indian Ocean islands as they join forces to look for tourists from Brazil

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
Cultural tourism cooperation brings Chinese lion dance to Seychelles

Cultural tourism cooperation brings Chinese lion dance to Seychelles

Seychelles welcomed to its shores, the claws of the lion dance cultural show. This high-level delegation from Chinese Quangdong province, arrived in the country on Thursday for a glittering folkloric Chinese lion dance. The group is comprised of acrobats … August 30, 2012
Seychelles launches a promotional USB with a difference and the travel trade loved it

Seychelles launches a promotional USB with a difference and the travel trade loved it

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
Seychelles Brand of Tourism showcases its smaller establishments such as La Résidence on Mahe - a hideaway for the discerning traveler

Seychelles Brand of Tourism showcases its smaller establishments such as La Résidence on Mahe - a hideaway for the discerning traveler

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
Diversification of tourism markets pursued by Seychelles

Diversification of tourism markets pursued by Seychelles

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
Seychelles and Sri Lanka offer ocean of opportunity

Seychelles and Sri Lanka offer ocean of opportunity

President James Michel has called on Sri Lanka to join Seychelles in creating “a new space for prosperity” for the Indian Ocean islands, during a lecture on “The Role of Small Island States in the Global Tapestry” at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute … August 24, 2012
President of Seychelles to undertake state visit to Sri Lanka

President of Seychelles to undertake state visit to Sri Lanka

President James Michel of the Seychelles travels to Sri Lanka this week to undertake a state visit at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Sri Lanka, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa. This visit is expected to further strengthen relations between … August 21, 2012
VIOAS - Voice of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea reports on Seychelles tourism

VIOAS - Voice of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea reports on Seychelles tourism

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
Seychelles is a “Lot More than Sand, Sea and Sun”

Seychelles is a “Lot More than Sand, Sea and Sun”

The strong points of the Seychelles economy have made four pages in the July edition of Khaleej Times, the Middle East business report magazine. On the tourism sector, the main pillar of the Seychelles economy, Khaleej Times has gone beyond what Seychelles … July 17, 2012
Seychelles discusses involvement of Nigeria in islands’ calendar of events as part of new cooperation

Seychelles discusses involvement of Nigeria in islands’ calendar of events as part of new cooperation

Mr. Solomon Oyatero, the new High Commissioner of Nigeria accredited to Seychelles, paid a call on Minister Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, at his Bel Ombre Offices. The Nigerian High Commissioner used the … July 4, 2012
Seychelles hotels benefits under the Tourism Incentive Act extended

Seychelles hotels benefits under the Tourism Incentive Act extended

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
Seychelles Minister St.Ange calls on hotel owners to invest in their properties

Seychelles Minister St.Ange calls on hotel owners to invest in their properties

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
Seychelles tourism industry’s Board of Directors meet with minister responsible for tourism

Seychelles tourism industry’s Board of Directors meet with minister responsible for tourism

The new Board of Directors of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA), representing all the private sector players in the country’s tourism industry, met with Minister Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, … June 17, 2012
Air Seychelles management restructure complete

Air Seychelles management restructure complete

Air Seychelles has completed a management restructure, which will see the carrier strengthen its operational capabilities. The new management comprises the following five key roles, reporting directly to Air Seychelles Chief Executive Officer, Cramer … May 27, 2012
Seychelles monthly visitor arrival numbers soared to new heights in April

Seychelles monthly visitor arrival numbers soared to new heights in April

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
Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board Elsia Grandcourt keeps the media wheel going

Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board Elsia Grandcourt keeps the media wheel going

Seychelles’ exposure on the international media network was unprecedented during the days of the former Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, the present Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St. Ange. The media wheel continues to move … May 16, 2012
Seychelles former President Mancham pays call on the island’s Tourism Minister St.Ange

Seychelles former President Mancham pays call on the island’s Tourism Minister St.Ange

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
Seychelles Tourism Minister takes to the airwaves in Beijing, China

Seychelles Tourism Minister takes to the airwaves in Beijing, China

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, was interviewed by FM Radio 87.6 Beijing Joy FM Radio at the COTTM 2012 China Tourism Trade Fair and asked what could Chinese holiday makers expect from a Seychelles holiday. Minister … April 18, 2012
Seychelles gears up for July Routes Africa conference with delegation to Routes Asia in Chengdu, China

Seychelles gears up for July Routes Africa conference with delegation to Routes Asia in Chengdu, China

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
Seychelles Connect launches all new website, complete with new services and online/mobile marketing solutions

Seychelles Connect launches all new website, complete with new services and online/mobile marketing solutions

VICTORIA, Seychelles - Seychelles Connect, a leading marketing agency promoting businesses in Seychelles, is pleased to announce the launch of its all-new website, complete with new services and solutions that both helps the travelers and companies based … April 14, 2012
Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture meets press in Dubai on his transit stop to China

Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture meets press in Dubai on his transit stop to China

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
Seychelles surprises with its continued positive tourism score

Seychelles surprises with its continued positive tourism score

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
Seychelles visibility program gaining momentum

Seychelles visibility program gaining momentum

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
Seychelles Tourism Board satisfied with its participation at the Foire Internationale de La Reunion

Seychelles Tourism Board satisfied with its participation at the Foire Internationale de La Reunion

The Seychelles Tourism Board continues to firm-up the seal of cooperation with La Reunion island by participating at the second edition of the Foire Internationale de La Reunion, which was held on March 3-11. The island’s Tourism Board had the backing … April 2, 2012
Seychellois are working hand in hand with the island’s authorities to claim back their tourism industry

Seychellois are working hand in hand with the island’s authorities to claim back their tourism industry

Tourism as an industry is continuously battling to see local populations involve themselves for the long-term consolidation of that volatile industry. The Seychelles government is as aware of such a mission, and the island’s President, James Michel, … February 21, 2012
The safety label for Seychelles remains their priority as announcement is made to re-open all beaches

The safety label for Seychelles remains their priority as announcement is made to re-open all beaches

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
Seychelles Tourism Office in Paris launches an aggressive training program for French and Benelux travel agents

Seychelles Tourism Office in Paris launches an aggressive training program for French and Benelux travel agents

As part of its B2B promotional activity program, the Seychelles Tourism Office in Paris is organizing a series of destination and product training for travel agents in Paris and suburbs (île de France) – called “les rendez-vous de l’Office du Tourisme … January 24, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Board’s European Director and Tourism Manager in Italy in positive move to reassure tour operator partners

Seychelles Tourism Board’s European Director and Tourism Manager in Italy in positive move to reassure tour operator partners

As a result of the insecurity created in the minds of European tour operators by the cessation of services by Air Seychelles to Europe, Bernadette Willemin, Seychelles Tourism Board’s European Director based in Paris, France, and Monette Rose, the Board’s … January 20, 2012
Seychelles uses Spanish tourism fair, FITUR, to launch campaign

Seychelles uses Spanish tourism fair, FITUR, to launch campaign

Seychelles has taken the opportunity to launch its new tourism campaign, “The Seychelles Islands…accessible as never before,” at the FITUR tourism fair in Madrid, held between January 18-22, 2012. The new campaign is a reflection of Seychelles’ … January 19, 2012
Seychelles tourism operators close ranks to surmount looming challenges

Seychelles tourism operators close ranks to surmount looming challenges

Officials of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) and the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) waded into the lagoon at Au Cap on the main island of Mahe last Friday and used the occasion to underline concerns about challenges facing the … January 17, 2012
Ludwig Rembold, the renowned German “Suddeutsche Zeitung” journalist is in Seychelles to prepare his latest report

Ludwig Rembold, the renowned German “Suddeutsche Zeitung” journalist is in Seychelles to prepare his latest report

Suddeutsche Zeitung's senior journalist, Ludwig Rembold, arrived in Seychelles last Saturday for a working visit to prepare his latest report on a Seychelles holiday with a difference. Mr. Rembold was welcomed at Seychelles International Airport as he … January 15, 2012
Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association members bond on cruise at start of 2012

Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association members bond on cruise at start of 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 says, China “here we come,” as tour operators unify to market Seychelles

Seychelles says, China “here we come,” as tour operators unify to market Seychelles

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
Affordable Seychelles campaign takes another leap

Affordable Seychelles campaign takes another leap

The continuous effort by the Seychelles Tourism Board to diversify the accommodation network of the islands so as to better cater to the different travel market segments, especially those who are searching for the budget category or affordable hotels, … April 7, 2011
Seychelles nominates ten new tourism ambassadors

Seychelles nominates ten new tourism ambassadors

Seychelles has welcomed a new group of ten Tourism Ambassadors, bringing the total to 103 Seychellois nationals overseas in this program. The new group was announced at the ITB tourism trade fair in Berlin earlier this month. Altogether, there are … March 23, 2011
The Seychelles Islands: Once-in-a-lifetime refuge from a frantic world

The Seychelles Islands: Once-in-a-lifetime refuge from a frantic world

In our frantic modern world, relaxation techniques invite us to close our eyes and dream of a place where tired spirits can be refreshed. But why dream when Seychelles transcends imagination? Creation has blessed Seychelles with perpetual summer, space … March 22, 2011
Seychelles brand of tourism earns international respect and recognition

Seychelles brand of tourism earns international respect and recognition

The Seychelles brand of tourism, the vision set into motion by Seychelles President James Michel last year, has not only achieved its first objectives for the country by showing marked increases in visitor arrival numbers, but it is also now receiving … March 13, 2011
Seychelles wastes no time to move with planning for 2012 carnival

Seychelles wastes no time to move with planning for 2012 carnival

The Seychelles wasted no time after the close of their successful 2011 carnival to meet with foreign carnival experts who participated in the Seychelles carnival to plan the island´s 2012 edition of their "Carnival des Carnivals." At a working lunch … March 9, 2011
Seychelles tourism tackles Indian market in earnest

Seychelles tourism tackles Indian market in earnest

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
Seychelles sees rebranding of its New Allamanda Beach Resort and Spa

Seychelles sees rebranding of its New Allamanda Beach Resort and Spa

Important changes happened effective November 1, 2010 at the newly-rebranded Allamanda Beach Resort & Spa (formerly TClub Allamanda Resort). The new Allamanda Beach Resort & Spa is Seychelles' newest Boutique Hotel offering guests attentive service … February 11, 2011
Seychelles tourism industry appeals to government not to tamper with what has proved to be a winning formula

Seychelles tourism industry appeals to government not to tamper with what has proved to be a winning formula

Louis D'Offay, the veteran hotelier and Chairman of the Tourism Industry of the Seychelles, has asked the Seychelles government not to tamper with what has proved to be a winning formula for the Seychelles Islands in his editorial of the January issue … February 10, 2011
Hilton Worldwide expands with second hotel in Seychelles

Hilton Worldwide expands with second hotel in Seychelles

The Hilton Hotels has expanded with a second brand property in the Seychelles - Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa. This follows the signing of a management agreement with Silhouette Island Resort Limited to introduce the new 111-villa resort to … February 10, 2011
Seychelles holds its annual Tourism Marketing Meeting

Seychelles holds its annual Tourism Marketing Meeting

The Seychelles relies heavily on its tourism offices overseas to promote and increase awareness of the destination, and so it is seen as important for them to touch base with the Tourism Board's head office. This ensures that key issues are addressed, … February 1, 2011
Seychelles tourism set to enter new phase in 2011

Seychelles tourism set to enter new phase in 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
Emirates launches Connecting the World to the Seychelles campaign

Emirates launches Connecting the World to the Seychelles campaign

With the launch of the "Connecting the World to the Seychelles" campaign, Emirates is stepping up its efforts to boost travel to the archipelago. In this context, three additional flights will be introduced on the Dubai-Seychelles route beginning March … January 19, 2011
Emirates is the only airline to offer daily flights between Spain and Seychelles

Emirates is the only airline to offer daily flights between Spain and Seychelles

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
Stars come out in Seychelles

Stars come out in Seychelles

Seychelles is fast becoming the place to go and the place to be seen. Just recently, the Creole islands welcomed two stars to their shores.The world tennis super star, Roger Federer, was in Seychelles last week for a short tropical holiday. Amia Jovanovic-Desir, … December 16, 2010
Seychelles launches new mobile application

Seychelles launches new mobile application

Seychelles is among the first in providing a new mobile phone technology service after the "Leisure and Business" guide promoters officially launched a new mobile application as a platform of information for local businesses. This launching ceremony … December 16, 2010
Italian tour operators meet in Milan for a Seychelles evening

Italian tour operators meet in Milan for a Seychelles evening

The main Italian tour operators and press rallied at the end of last week at the Four Seasons Hotel in Via Gesu 9 in Milan for a Seychelles Evening organized to close the year 2010. The Italian tour operators had traveled to Milan from as far as Rome, … December 12, 2010
Univers des Voyages magazine brings the Seychelles to France

Univers des Voyages magazine brings the Seychelles to France

Seychelles has increased visibility in France this month coutesy of "Univers des Voyages" magazine. This French magazine, dedicated to high-end tourism, is a publication especially used by the professionals in the industry and has dedicated 22 pages to … December 12, 2010
Italians accredited to the Friends of Seychelles-Press club

Italians accredited to the Friends of Seychelles-Press club

From the UK to Russia, from Tanzania to Mexico, to Hawaii, members of the international press are being accredited one by one to the exclusive Friends of Seychelles-Press club. This small group is being called the unique group of press personalities who … December 12, 2010
Seychelles tourist arrivals record broken

Seychelles tourist arrivals record broken

The 161,273 tourist arrivals record set in 2007 was broken yesterday when a French man became the 161,274th visitor to disembark in Seychelles this year. This brought the Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB) target of over 170,000 for 2010 well within … December 7, 2010
Seychelles promotions move to another three cities in the UK

Seychelles promotions move to another three cities in the UK

The Seychelles Tourism Board in the UK has been on the ball promoting the destination through workshops in the cities of Britain, with the most recent promotion having taken place in Portsmouth, Bournemouth, and Exeter. Representing Seychelles at … December 6, 2010
Seychelles VP urges EU-Africa collaboration for concrete action on piracy

Seychelles VP urges EU-Africa collaboration for concrete action on piracy

On the second day of the 3rd Africa-EU Summit being held in Tripoli, the Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure has put forward concrete proposals for EU-Africa cooperation on the fight against piracy in the thematic discussion on peace and security matters. Echoing … December 2, 2010
Seychelles Marlin tournament 2010 a total success

Seychelles Marlin tournament 2010 a total success

The results of 2010 Seychelles Marlin tournament has shown that the final event on the Seychelles Sports Fishing Club calendar was a total success. Once more, the young Praslinois angler, Christian Decharmoy Lablache, and his team of anglers reeled in … December 2, 2010
London Taxi campaign puts Seychelles in the news

London Taxi campaign puts Seychelles in the news

The Taxiadvertising.com campaign has put Seychelles in the news as the London Cabs highlighted the two Seychelles campaigns in their publicity campaign. The Article promoting advertising possibilities on London cabs states: Escape to the Seychelles for … December 2, 2010
HRH Princess Anne visits President's village in Seychelles

HRH Princess Anne visits President's village in Seychelles

The children of the President’s Village welcomed Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal Princess Anne with smiles, songs, and flowers at their home at Port Glaud yesterday. The Princess Royal visited the President’s Village as the guest of the … December 2, 2010
Seychelles penetration in the La Reunion market bears fruits

Seychelles penetration in the La Reunion market bears fruits

Optimism is high that Seychelles has made a clear penetration in Reunion as arrival numbers from this market currently stands at 40% on the figure of last year, thus indicating a record by end of December 2010. A Seychelles delegation who was participating … December 2, 2010
ELITE magazine covers glamour and holidays including many articles on the Seychelles islands

ELITE magazine covers glamour and holidays including many articles on the Seychelles islands

Jolly Press of Italy has brought out the 2011 edition of its glossy magazine, Elite. Lucia Ciunfrini, the Director of the company, and her photographer husband, Ricardo Roccardi, have published an amazing collection of pictures in their 64-page magazine. … December 2, 2010
Seychelles continues its work on the press

Seychelles continues its work on the press

The Seychelles Tourism Board today issued its first newsletter dedicated to all those members of the press falling into the grouping of the "Friends of Seychelles–Press."The Seychelles prides itself in launching another grouping of friends for their … December 1, 2010
Mikhail Gusman of ITAR-TASS receive Friends of Seychelles - Press certificate

Mikhail Gusman of ITAR-TASS receive Friends of Seychelles - Press certificate

The Seychelles innovative press program called "Friends of Seychelles - Press" continues to grow. This week Mr. Mikhail Gusman, the Deputy Director-General of the Russian News Agency, ITAR-TASS, was presented his membership certificate at a small ceremony … November 22, 2010
Seychelles launches Cultural Tourism drive with the support of 9 local artists with their Sesel Sa CD

Seychelles launches Cultural Tourism drive with the support of 9 local artists with their Sesel Sa CD

A group of nine Seychellois artists rallied to support the Seychelles Tourism Board's drive to launch in earnest what their Tourism Board had been calling "Cultural Tourism." In the presence of Minister Vincent Meriton and Secretary of State Barry Faure, … November 22, 2010
Dalberto, the world renowned French pianist, to perform in Seychelles

Dalberto, the world renowned French pianist, to perform in Seychelles

The famous French pianist, Michel Dalberto, will be in Seychelles for a classical musical show that will be held on Tuesday, November 23 at the National Institute of Education (NIE) Auditorium at Mont Fleuri on the island of Mahe. Considered as one … November 14, 2010
Seychelles private sector joins their tourism board to again brand London taxis

Seychelles private sector joins their tourism board to again brand London taxis

The Constance Hotel Group, with their two successful Seychelles properties (Ephelia Resort of Mahe and the Lemuria Resort of Praslin), joined the Seychelles Tourism Board and specialist UK tour operator, SeyExclusive, to brand thirty London taxis in time … November 14, 2010
USA model Fatihah Saahir joined Seychelles diplomats to present Creole Islands to American market

USA model Fatihah Saahir joined Seychelles diplomats to present Creole Islands to American market

When the Creole Islands of the Seychelles were being presented to the American Market at a function jointly organized by Ambassador Ronny Jumeau, the Seychelles permanent representative to the United Nations and ambassador accredited to the USA, and Mr. … November 2, 2010
Africa will have a new carnival in beautiful Seychelles

Africa will have a new carnival in beautiful Seychelles

Seychelles is planning an international carnival scheduled to take place in its capital, Victoria, in March 2011, echoing the time when Seychelles first became a melting pot of different cultures from the four corners of the planet. From March 4-6, 2011, … November 2, 2010
CNN Traveller magazine highlights the Seychelles

CNN Traveller magazine highlights the Seychelles

The CNN Traveller magazine which prides itself as being the magazine for "People Going Places," has come out with its latest issue entitled "Into the Blue," highlighting "Paradise Found in Seychelles" with a picture of the Indian Ocean Creole Islands … November 1, 2010
Seychelles on the road across Austrian cities

Seychelles on the road across Austrian cities

The Seychelles Islands were recently party to the Indian Ocean Roadshow in Austria, where they traveled across the cities of Linz, Klagenfurt, Graz, and Vienna to promote the destination with its products and services. Held between October 18-21, … October 31, 2010
Seychelles Sports Fishing Club sees succesful 2010 La Digue Offshore Fishing Tournament

Seychelles Sports Fishing Club sees succesful 2010 La Digue Offshore Fishing Tournament

Fishing aficionados of Seychelles have recently enjoyed a day of intense fishing action with the "La Digue Offshore Fishing Tournament" that was organized by the Seychelles Sports Fishing Club (SSFC). Held on Saturday, October 23, 2010, this fishing … October 29, 2010
Seychelles former president retraces history of carnivals in Seychelles

Seychelles former president retraces history of carnivals in Seychelles

James Mancham, Seychelles President at the time when the Indian Ocean Creole Islands attained its independence from Great Britain, has come out to support the "2011 Seychelles Carnival International de Victoria" by highlighting the successes of the island's … October 10, 2010
Air Seychelles introduces lie-flat seats in Pearl Class

Air Seychelles introduces lie-flat seats in Pearl Class

COUNTRY'S TOURISM BOARD CEO WELCOMES THE MOVE Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board and eTurboNews ambassador, has welcomed the move by Air Seychelles to introduce lie-flat seats in its Pearl Class. Air Seychelles is revolutionizing … October 8, 2010
Seychelles tourism industry chairman addresses members

Seychelles tourism industry chairman addresses members

MESSAGE FROM LOUIS D'OFFAY: "Another month has passed and Seychelles, it can be said, has moved ahead with the concrete plans to consolidate its tourism industry. A Tourism Master Plan for Seychelles is finally being drawn up. This is indeed a step … October 8, 2010



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