Monday, 30 December 2013

Airline Update

Suspension of Ethiopian Services to and from Seychelles

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will suspend its services to Seychelles effective 5th March 2014 for commercial reasons. Ethiopian’s last services to Seychelles will be ET 879 on March 3rd 2014.

[Source: Ethiopian Airlines]

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Airlines Update

Air Austral announces direct air services from Reunion to Seychelles


Air Austral, the French airline of the Indian Ocean, has announced its return on the Seychelles route after a one year break. The new La Reunion-Seychelles flight operations will be on a Boeing 737-800, twice a week from 3rd June 2014.

The two flights are scheduled to depart Reunion every Monday and Wednesday at 1920hrs to arrive in Seychelles at 2200hrs, and return to Reunion the following day at 0955hrs.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Constance Lemuria



Santa Claus flies to Praslin to cheer NCC children


Constance Lemuria brought a smile to the faces of some 20 children from the National Council for Children on Praslin on Christmas Day. Instead of riding his traditional sleigh pulled by reindeers, Santa Claus arrived by helicopter with his bag of gifts to distribute to the children. A lunch was also organised for these children at the “Legend” restaurant.


Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Children in the Wilderness: Developing skills for a sustainable future

Mason's Travel Supports CITW initiative

North Island, Seychelles - From 9 to 12 December 2013, North Island closed its doors to paying guests once again to accommodate and host a group of Seychellois children for another Children In The Wilderness (CITW) camp in collaboration with the National Council for Children (NCC) and with the support of Mason’s Travel.Mason’s Travel provided the transfers of the children to and from the island aboard their catamaran Anahita, as they have done for the past four years.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa

The DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa opened its doors


The DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa opened its doors last year on the 15th December. 
The hotel features 30 spacious rooms, six of which are King Deluxe Oceanview and 24 King Guest Oceanview rooms.


Friday, 13 December 2013

Industry News: Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island Wins Environmental Sustainability Award 2013



Denis Private Island is the proud recipient of the Environmental Sustainability Award presented, at the Seychelles Business Awards 2013.

This prestigious accolade is granted to a company or establishment that exhibits high environmental awareness, particularly with regard to efforts to ‘go green’ by initiating specific environmental programs or initiatives undertaken as part its overall vision and mission.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Airline News

Ethiopian Airlines wins ‘African Airline of the Year’ 2013


Ethiopian Airlines has won the prestigious title of “African Airline of the Year” for 2013, following the 45th annual general meeting of the African Airlines Association, held between the 25 and 26 of November, in Mombasa. Kenya. Mason’s Travel, the Ethiopian Airline’s ground

services agent for its Seychelles’ operations, has issued a message of congratulations to the airline for its outstanding achievement.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Mason's Travel News: Competitions

Mason’s Travel Announces Photography Competition

 Victoria, Mahé, 04 December 2013 – Local destination management company, Mason’s Travel, has announced the introduction of a photography competition, open to all members of the public. The theme for the competition – Live the Seychelles Experience - can be interpreted in any manner the photographer sees fit, and Mason’s

Monday, 2 December 2013

Industry News: Airlines

Air Seychelles announces flights to Paris

Air Seychelles announces plans to return to Paris in February 2014, subject to regulatory approval. 

The National Airline of the Republic of Seychelles will operate two flights per week to Paris-Orly via Abu Dhabi with an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, configured with 18 flat-bed Business Class seats and 236 Economy seats.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Mason's Travel News: CSR

Mason’s Travel donates to Anse Royale community


Anse Royale, Mahé, 23 November 2013 – Local destination management company, Mason’s Travel, has made a donation of 60 trees planted to the Anse Royale community.

Twenty-five members of the Mason’s Travel team met up with members of the community to plant the trees at three locations - the Children’s Park, the Anse Royale Community Centre and the Anse Royale Home or the Elderly. The trees planted were a combination of coconut, palm and other coastal plants.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Seychelles in the Spotlight

Anse Lazio, Praslin, wins TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Beache Award


“Picture perfect, with crystal clear, warm waters, shade, sun and powder white sand” says the internationally recognised and respected TripAdvisor of Anse Lazio beach on Praslin.

The iconic beach’s pristine beauty has once again clinched a spot among the top 25 beaches in the world to impress tourists.