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La Fête de La Digue a encore tenu toutes ses promesses

La Fête de La Digue, celle de l’Assomption qui marque la montée de la Vierge Marie au ciel ou encore La Fête du 15 août comme beaucoup de Seychellois l’appellent, a cette année encore tenue toutes ses promesses. De nombreux touristes locaux et étrangers y ont fait le déplacement, plus de 10 000 d’après les estimations, alors que tous les ...

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New cookbook launched

A new cookbook named Aquacasi was officially launched last Friday during a cocktail held at the Seychelles Tourism Academy at La Misère. It was signed and presented by Shanti Maurice executive chef Willibad Reinbacher to Alain St Ange, Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism and Culture. Aquacasia, through executive chef Reinbacher, is the product of a partnership between Shanti Maurice, a Nira ...

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Seychelles-India Day 2016 – Photography contest launched

The Indian Association of Seychelles has launched its third photography competition which starts on August 20 and will go on until September 25, 2016. This is the first activity for the fourth Seychelles-India Day (SID) which will take place from October 14 to 16. Details of other proposed activities would be communicated in due course. The vision of the Seychelles-India ...

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Tourism and Culture Minister of Seychelles meet representatives of the island’s Chinese Community to discuss the progress of the construction of the Chinese Pagoda in Victoria

The re-construction of the Chinese Pagoda in Victoria has been grinding to a halt and this prompted Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture to meet representatives of the local Chinese Community. In the absence of Charlie Ng, the Chairman of the Chinese Association it was Rose-Mary Lee-Bluemner, the Secretary of the Association and Elizabeth Lee ...

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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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