Monday, 20 January 2014

Seychelles in the Media

New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2014: NO# 27. Seychelles!

David Germain, the Seychelles Tourism Board Director for Africa and the Americas expressed his joy when he was informed that the Seychelles had been featured as one of the 52 places to visit in 2014 by The New York Times. 

The mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles was the only destination from the Indian Ocean to make this prestigious list guiding American holiday makers in 2014.
Seychelles was listed number 27 in this list of tourism destinations of the world alongside the major cities of the world.

This is what they had to say: 

"An African luxury hot spot that’s become easier to get to.

This archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean now has one of the world’s most expensive hotels. The listed price for a villa at the North Island resort, on a private island where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stayed during their honeymoon, ranges from 2,582 to 4,079 euros (about $3,670 to $5,800) per night.

The Doubletree by Hilton Seychelles, which opened last year is, thankfully, more affordable. The appeal goes beyond pampering and powdery beaches: The Seychelles is also home to some 100,000 giant Aldabra tortoises that live on a coral atoll that is a Unesco World Heritage site. 

Air Seychelles recently signed code-share agreements with Air Berlin, Cathay Pacific Airways and other airlines, making these islands about 1,000 miles off the east coast of Africa, more accessible"

[Source: Seychelles Tourism Board] [Photo Credit: North Island,]

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