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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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Air Seychelles moves airport sales office to new location

Air Seychelles has relocated its sales office at the Seychelles International Airport as part of the airport development programme underway through the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA). The modern new office is open between 8am and 4pm from Monday to Friday, and from 8am to 12pm on Saturday and is ideally situated between the future new domestic terminal and international ...

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Music and performances by a number of known artists and entertainers with roots from La Digue were this year the centre of attraction of the opening ceremony.

A show entitled “ZAMI LADIG” with the Zodiac Band as support group brought together an interesting group of Diguois performers for the official opening ceremony of the 2016 15th August Feast of La Digue. The ceremony with Enrico as MC called the island’s District Administrator Barbara Barallon to deliver the welcoming address. Madame Barallon said thank you to everyone who ...

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