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Seychelles bids farewell to guesthouse matriarch, a tourism legend

A storied guesthouse in Seychelles is mourning the loss of its matriarch. Zita Monthy, known as ‘Tante Zita,’ was not only the owner of the Carefree Guesthouse but also the one providing the tasty dishes. She passed away at 76 last April.   Monthy started the business with her husband Leon over 43 years ago, building it up from a local craft-souvenir shop ...

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Monument to mark contribution of the Brothers of Christian Instruction, the Sisters of St. Joseph de Cluny and local management and staff to education in Seychelles will be unveiled on 29th June

The recently formed alumni of past students of the Seychelles College and of the Regina Mundi,the RMSC,is planning to place a monument,as the attached concept design,in recognition of the contribution of the Brothers of Christian Instruction,the Sisters of St. Joseph de Cluny and local management and staff to education in Seychelles.The launching ceremony is planned for the 29th June. Historical ...

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Winners of Miss Seychelles…another world 2016 beauty pageant receive prizes as the announcement was made that from next year the winner will be receiving R.10,000. 00 monthly as their allowance

Winners of the Miss Seychelles…another world 2016 beauty pageant received their prizes on Friday evening during a ceremony held at the Eden Bleu hotel. The newly crowned Miss Seychelles…another world Christine Barbier, first princess Lianne Barbe and second princess Samiya Albert and Sophie Rosette who won the best effort for project award received their prizes from different sponsors. Apart from ...

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Large crowd celebrates yoga day

To celebrate the International Day of Yoga, a large crowd of locals, expatriates and visitors gathered at the Palais des Sports yesterdayto take part in an early morning exercise. The physical, spiritual and mental activity was conducted by yoga teacher Aashima Malhotra from India. She was helped by Seychelles yoga association representatives Steve Thelermont and Adriana Auguste. The Palais des ...

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Seychelles joins efforts to boost cruise tourism in the region

Seychelles has joined the eastern and southern African cruise industry as well as that of the Indian Ocean to seek new strategies for sustainable cruise tourism and to see how the competitive edge and market share within the international cruise business can be improve. These strategies were being discussed at a workshop held this week at the Seychelles Ports Authority ...

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Seychelles gets ready for another great feast on La Digue

The month of August is round the corner and once again the island of La Digue will be shining as it welcomes thousands of visitors from near and far to its shores for join in the weekend celebrations of the Feast of the Assumption. Preparations for this religious feast are well underway and the committee responsible for the organisation of ...

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Visibility & Relevance in the world of Tourism as the 13th annual Seychelles Escapades Roadshow in France is recorded as another successful story

The 13th edition of the dedicated Seychelles Roadshow – Escapades Seychelles took place in France from the 30th May – 02nd June 2016. As always, this event was extremely well supported and turnout, by both the Seychelles private sector partners, French tour operators, journalists and travel agents. Seychelles has been working hard to maintain its visibility if France to ensure ...

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Seychelles gears up for second International Yoga Day celebrations

Seychelles will once again join the rest of the world in marking the International Day of Yoga (IDY) this month. The day was first commemorated last year across the globe on June 21, after the United Nations passed an India-sponsored Resolution in December 2014. Recognising that this ancient tradition originated from India, responsibility was entrusted to the Indian government to ...

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Seychelles Escapades roadshow strongly supported in the BENELUX

After completing its first successful week, taking the Seychelles destination and its array of products through various cities in France, presented by our hotel and airline partners, the Seychelles delegation took to the road in Belgium and Netherlands from the 06th – 08th June 2016  where it continues to be a firm favorite amongst the Belgian and Dutch travel professionals. ...

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SEYCHELLES AT VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE IN ITALY

Seychelles Architects are at the Venice Architecture Biennale in Italy.  Featuring the work of local firm ADD.locus, a few weeks ago the Seychelles made its fantastic debut at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale in Italy. The exhibition itself, with the title “Between two waters” will be seen by over 250.000 visitors.  A successful participation in this prestigious event shows the world the ...

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