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THE SEYCHELLES ISLANDS GOES VIRTUAL IN CHINA

The Seychelles Tourism Board joined forces with Conde Nast Traveler China to offer the destination its first official Virtual Reality (VR) photos and videos, shots which were done earlier this year when the group was on media trip in Seychelles. The Conde Nast Traveller Media House is part of the Conde Nast Group owning some of the world’s high end ...

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Miss Seychelles … Another World 2016

Gifts and cocktail for all coming to the pageant The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has announced that final touches are being put to this Saturday’s Miss Seychelles … Another World 2016 beauty pageant at the ICCS and that all guests attending will be presented with a souvenir gift and also served with a cocktail reception after the show. STB’s chief ...

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Miss Seychelles contestants try out new crown

The 12 young ladies vying for this year’s Miss Seychelles … Another World 2016 beauty pageant title got the chance to try the new 14 carat white gold crown. Sponsored by JOUEL, this new crown will be worn by the winner of the pageant on Saturday night. The crown trial ceremony was held at Jouel’s flagship boutique, Kenwyn House yesterday ...

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President Michel’s Africa Day message

‘The future truly belongs to Africa’ “Together, (African countries) have accomplished great things and yet challenges still remain on the African continent. With the same tenacity we will surmount the obstacles, which hinder our development, and with one voice declare that the future truly belongs to Africa.” This comes in a message from President James Michel on the occasion of ...

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South African street artist brings new style of art to Seychelles

A street artist from Johannesburg, South Africa Wesley Pepper yesterday met some local artists to exchange ideas and experiences. This activity has been organised by Seylar and the National Arts Council (Nac) to mark FetAfrik 2016. It was officially opened yesterday morning at the National Art Gallery by Peter Sinon, who sits on the FetAfrik organising committee. Besides being a ...

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Poetry exhibition showcases different cultures of art

A poetry exhibition under the theme Opinion has been organised to show different cultures of art through the means of poetry, and also to advertise Africa and its beauty using only words. Organised by Bling Bling Poetry Association in collaboration with the FetAfrik 2016 committee and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the exhibition was officially opened on Monday afternoon ...

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WTO expert helps Seychelles with classification system

An expert from the World Tourism Organisation is currently in Seychelles to help put into place the hotel classification system which the tourism department has been working on since last year. During her stay, Claire Gantly is going around the country visiting tourism establishments and is also conducting training for hotel inspectors, for them to know how to implement the ...

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FetAfrik 2016 – Sharing the ‘Spirit of Ubuntu’

Ubuntu is a South African word meaning ‘A person is a person through other person’, or ‘I am you are’. It reflects a set of African values that reinforce our humanity and connectedness. In a world of diverse and different values, even in Seychelles, leaders can apply the principles of Ubuntu to increase collaboration and a sense of belonging and ...

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