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Four Seasons Resort Seychelles receives Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label certificate

Another tourism establishment has received Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) certificate recently. Four Seasons Resort Seychelles was added on the list of tourism establishments that have been SSTL certified and they are today being promoted to the world as being “an environmentally friendly establishment” . The team from the resort, headed by its general manager Adrian Messerli, received the certificate from the ...

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Seychelles says it remains satisfied with INDABA Tourism Trade Fair of South Africa

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture said it was satisfied with the first opening  day of the INDABA Tourism Trade Fair of South Africa. Following a series of trade, press and bilateral meeting the Tourism Minister of the Seychelles confirmed to the press covering INDABA that he was happy. “The official side of the working visit was good. ...

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Why Seychelles are the most beautiful islands on earth

There aren’t many places on Earth where hawksbill turtles feel so unthreatened that they come ashore in broad daylight to lay their eggs. The Seychelles is one place where they do. There she was: a turtle scooping a hole in the sand, and then entering the trance that accompanies the egg-laying process. Her carapace swayed as lychee-like ova plopped into the hollow. ...

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Six amazing things to do in Seychelles

Walk in the Vallée de Mai on Praslin This Unesco world heritage site is often described as a “primeval” forest, thanks to the clusters of 4,000 coco de mer palms that are endemic to the Seychelles. The shimmering sound of raindrops in the leaves may be broken by the call of the Seychellois bulbul and, if you are in luck, ...

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Julien Durup launches new book

‘The Seychelles Islands and its First Landowners 1786 – 1833’, is the title of Julien Durup’s new book. The book which the author says took between two to three years to write was officially launched in a short ceremony at the National Cultural Centre on Thursday afternoon. The Seychellois historian commented that the launch of a book is like the ...

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Delplace hosts the Miss Seychelles contestants

The 12 contestants taking part in this year’s Miss Seychelles beauty pageant were hosted to dinner by Pierre Delplace of Delplace Restaurant at Port Glaud. The dinner, which has become an annual social event in the contestants’ training and grooming programme, has become a tradition whereby Mr Delplace invites all the contestants taking part in the yearly Miss Seychelles…Another World ...

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Two Seychellois heavyweights perform with light strings

A delightful recital was staged last weekend at NCPA’s Théâtre des Palmes at Mont Fleuri. The admission-free concert mostly for invitees was an evening well spent. Titled ‘Light Strings’, the concert on Saturday April 30 by François Victor and Luigi Ghiani, guitar and violin teachers at the NCPA’s School of Music, was the opportunity for them to show off their ...

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Seychellois hotel employee wins Starwood President Award for his love of, devotion to craft

Devotion to the job, the love of his work and the desire to advance professionally are the reasons why an employee of Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove Hotel won the Starwood President’s Award 2015, the winner said. Maxime Rachel, Director of Operations at one of Seychelles’ most prestigious hotels, was awarded the Starwood President’s Award on April 21. “I felt very happy, as I felt that my ...

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La compagnie Fred. Olsen offre une croisière unique dans l’Océan Indien

Après les premiers contacts pris en septembre 2015 et l’eductours organisé en janvier dernier, la compagnie Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines annonce son arrivée dans l’Océan Indien. Le 3 mai, elle a lancé son tout premier produit dédié aux Iles Vanille, le combiné vol-croisière « Îles de l’Océan Indien ». A bord du Boudicca, 880 passagers seront au départ de Londres ...

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Heritage sites on Praslin bring back great memories

Thank you for your recent article on heritage sites on Praslin. I was very interested about the Isle des Palmes resort site because in the late 60s I worked and lived there in the Grann Kaz you mentioned. The whole property was then owned by the Berlouis family who established and produced a lot of things there including copra, coconut ...

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