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Snorkelling trail launched

A snorkelling trail was officially opened on Monday during a short ceremony held at Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove Hotel at Bel Ombre. The trail named ‘Unlock the Sea’ is a unique programme to help the creative and curious minded traveller experience and explore the island and ignite their inspiration with an incredible underwater encounter. This interactive programme was launched by ...

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Seychelles bids farewell to guesthouse matriarch, a tourism legend

A storied guesthouse in Seychelles is mourning the loss of its matriarch. Zita Monthy, known as ‘Tante Zita,’ was not only the owner of the Carefree Guesthouse but also the one providing the tasty dishes. She passed away at 76 last April.   Monthy started the business with her husband Leon over 43 years ago, building it up from a local craft-souvenir shop ...

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Monument to mark contribution of the Brothers of Christian Instruction, the Sisters of St. Joseph de Cluny and local management and staff to education in Seychelles will be unveiled on 29th June

The recently formed alumni of past students of the Seychelles College and of the Regina Mundi,the RMSC,is planning to place a monument,as the attached concept design,in recognition of the contribution of the Brothers of Christian Instruction,the Sisters of St. Joseph de Cluny and local management and staff to education in Seychelles.The launching ceremony is planned for the 29th June. Historical ...

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Winners of Miss Seychelles…another world 2016 beauty pageant receive prizes as the announcement was made that from next year the winner will be receiving R.10,000. 00 monthly as their allowance

Winners of the Miss Seychelles…another world 2016 beauty pageant received their prizes on Friday evening during a ceremony held at the Eden Bleu hotel. The newly crowned Miss Seychelles…another world Christine Barbier, first princess Lianne Barbe and second princess Samiya Albert and Sophie Rosette who won the best effort for project award received their prizes from different sponsors. Apart from ...

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Large crowd celebrates yoga day

To celebrate the International Day of Yoga, a large crowd of locals, expatriates and visitors gathered at the Palais des Sports yesterdayto take part in an early morning exercise. The physical, spiritual and mental activity was conducted by yoga teacher Aashima Malhotra from India. She was helped by Seychelles yoga association representatives Steve Thelermont and Adriana Auguste. The Palais des ...

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A traditional Creole home gets a facelift thanks to Seychelles’ heritage fund

The first Seychellois family to benefit from the newly established Seychelles’ heritage incentive scheme has given a facelift to their traditional Creole house. The Mahoune family, from the northern district of Anse Etoile, has been living in their house since 1982. The owner, Patrick Mahoune, told SNA, “After more than 30 years, time has taken its toll on the house. ...

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Seychelles joins efforts to boost cruise tourism in the region

Seychelles has joined the eastern and southern African cruise industry as well as that of the Indian Ocean to seek new strategies for sustainable cruise tourism and to see how the competitive edge and market share within the international cruise business can be improve. These strategies were being discussed at a workshop held this week at the Seychelles Ports Authority ...

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Seychelles gets ready for another great feast on La Digue

The month of August is round the corner and once again the island of La Digue will be shining as it welcomes thousands of visitors from near and far to its shores for join in the weekend celebrations of the Feast of the Assumption. Preparations for this religious feast are well underway and the committee responsible for the organisation of ...

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Visibility & Relevance in the world of Tourism as the 13th annual Seychelles Escapades Roadshow in France is recorded as another successful story

The 13th edition of the dedicated Seychelles Roadshow – Escapades Seychelles took place in France from the 30th May – 02nd June 2016. As always, this event was extremely well supported and turnout, by both the Seychelles private sector partners, French tour operators, journalists and travel agents. Seychelles has been working hard to maintain its visibility if France to ensure ...

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Carnaval International de Victoria 2016

STB thanks sponsors, partners and winners The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) organised a cocktail reception at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino on Tuesday evening to thank sponsors, partners and winners of this year’s Carnaval International de Victoria. The contributors also received certificates of appreciation. Present at the cocktail reception were Alain St Ange, Minister for Tourism and ...

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