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Tourism department meets commission agents to discuss new procedures and Code of Conduct

Tourism department meets commission agents to discuss new procedures and Code of Conduct As part of its effort to ensure that visitors receive the best possible service from operators and following a series of discussions with the different partners, the tourism department held a meeting with commission agents earlier this week. The aim was to discuss the new procedure for ...

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Vice President Meriton and Minister Loustau-Lalanne meet tourism business operators on Praslin

Vice-President Vincent Meriton chaired a meeting with various tourism business owners on Praslin last Friday. This meeting was a follow up to the first multi sectoral meeting held on Mahe where business owners were given the opportunity to address issues affecting the tourism industry.   Present for the meeting were the principal secretaries for tourism, Anne Lafortune, civil aviation, ports ...

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A critical task on an island nation, Seychelles gets new tourism minister

  Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne was sworn in on Friday in a ceremony at State House, as the new Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine for the tourist-dependent island nation of Seychelles. Loustau-Lalanne until recently occupied the post of Secretary of State with specific responsibilities for health. He replaces Alain St. Ange, who announced his resignation on Wednesday, citing ...

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11 world-class hotels you will want to stay at in Seychelles

(Fregate Island Private) Photo license  Purchase photo  (Seychelles News Agency) – The Seychelles archipelago, with islands described as jewels scattered in the western Indian Ocean, is one of the world’s must-see destinations. To suit any taste, a wide range of accommodation is available, from budget-friendly to movie star extravagant. SNA takes a look at 11 hotels that have gotten international ...

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Tourism upswing: Seychelles sees 10 percent increase in 2016

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) said on Friday that the 10 percent increase in visitor arrivals in 2016 is the result of efforts to increase visibility for the island nation. A large increase in flights into the archipelago also played a big role, but hotel occupancy rates still have room to improve, officials said. According to the latest figures released by the National ...

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Corporate, tourism design evolving in Seychelles

First impressions are the most lasting effects of any experience.(Aeyden Art) (courtesy of Seychelles News Agency) – Open floor plan or cubicles? Eco-friendly and sustainable material? Advanced art and design? Tourism establishments and corporate businesses in Seychelles are putting more thought into design. The Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, told SNA that the idea of corporate design in tourism establishments ...

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Ethiopian to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros – a plus for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest-growing and the largest African airline has announced through the eTN News Network that it has finalized preparations to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros, with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior, as of October 30, 2016. Moroni is the largest city, the federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, ...

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Turkish Airlines gears up for maiden flight to Seychelles

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

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Lemuria resort closes for renovation

After the metamorphosis of its illustrious Constance Belle Mare Plage, Constance Hotels and Resorts is now starting the renovation of another emblematic hotel: Constance Lémuria Seychelles. Crafted into the rocks amid the dense greenery overlooking the beaches of Anse Kerlan, Constance Lémuria Seychelles is a destination in itself. As one of the first five-star properties in Seychelles, the luxury hotel ...

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