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UAE residents gear up for Eid holiday

Short holidays to Maldives, Seychelles and Sri Lanka are in demand – Airline tickets, hotel rooms selling very fast as residents rush to book Eid trips early Cleofe Maceda, Senior Web Reporter in Dubai writes: Tour specialists in the UAE are seeing an unprecedented surge in travel bookings for the upcoming Eid Al Adha holidays even before the official dates are announced. Agencies ...

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70th anniversary of India’s Independence Day

Magical melodies highlight cultural show Magical melodies from India’s well known singers highlighted a cultural show held at the International Conference Centre Seychelles (ICCS) on Saturday as part of celebrations to mark India’s 70th Independence Day anniversary celebrations. The show, held on the eve of the anniversary, was organised by the Hindu Council of Seychelles in collaboration with the Indian ...

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Arrival of first Indian settlers to Seychelles remembered

In 1770, the first French settlement was established on the island of Mahé. The party consisted of 15 white colonists, seven slaves and five Indians. The month of August is a very important month whereby we celebrate the lives of the first group of Indians to make it to the shores of Seychelles which had since then contributed immensely towards ...

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Conde Nast announcing new tourism developments in Seychelles as they write:- The Heat is On… The pace of change in the Seychelles is as slow as one of its giant tortoises – but now a raft of fresh arrivals are dropping anchor.

In the September issue of Conde Nast, Tim Ecott writes:- In the Maldives barely a week passes without another hot hotel opening – all bells and whistles with a waiter who zip-lines through the treetops to serve dinner. In Mauritius, long-established big-hitters fill the fit-to-burst coastline, with occasional licks of paint doing little to change the vibe. Of the Indian ...

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Seychelles visibility set to increase further now that Turkish Airlines moves on pushing Vanilla Islands through roadshows

Turkish Airlines is set to start its Seychelles operations effective the end of September. Seychelles will be third islands in the Vanilla islands Group that will now be served by Turkish following the successful operations they already have in Mauritius and Madagascar.  As the news was spreading that Turkish Airline was starting to launch dedicated marketing roadshows in targeted tourism ...

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Beachcomber Hotels and Resorts launch their Sainte Anne Island Insight publication

The Beachcomber Hotels and Resorts recently launched the latest edition of their Seychelles operation’s INSIGHT publication. This publication comes the Resort is announcing the arrival of Youssef Sabri as its new General Manager and Jean Louis Pismont, the the Group’s International Director of Operations. It was Ayub Appoo, the Commercial Executive of the Beachcomber Sainte Anne Resort who called at ...

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Seychelles aims at increasing direct non-stop Air Seychelles flights to Paris

Last Saturday as Minister Joel Morgan, the island’s Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs and Transport was officially opening the New Passenger Terminal at the Inter-Island Quay in Victoria in the presence of Minister Alain St.Ange responsible for Tourism and Culture, Garry Albert, the Deputy CEO of the Seychelles Ports Authority, representatives from the local DMCs (Destination Management Company), high officials ...

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Moutia night brings the Seychelles Creole Culture to centre stage during the 2016 La Digue Island Celebrations

Often culture is spoken about as being a key USP (Unique Selling Point) for tourism destinations, but the will by Governments to keep positioning their culture on centre stage is not often as evident as it ought to be. In Seychelles the promotion of the island’s culture is today central to the Tourism Board’s marketing strategy. This ever since they ...

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Le Duc de Praslin Hotel & Villas bags prestigious Agoda Award

Le Duc de Praslin Hotel & Villas continues to wow its guests, picking up numerous awards along the way. The quaint little homegrown hotel has set the benchmark in Seychellois hospitality for a number of years now and continues to demarcate itself as a top-notch establishment. It has picked up the The Agoda Gold Circle Award, presented to properties based ...

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