Denis Private Island Excels at World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015
On Saturday 24th October, the World Luxury Hotel Awards Gala Ceremony was held at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Hong Kong whereby 400 guests attended the soiree having flown in from all ends of the globe. Denis Private Island had been nominated in the following categories for the Indian Ocean; Luxury Private Island Resort, Luxury Hideaway Resort and Best Scenic Environment.
Highlights at Four Seasons Seychelles: 23 December 2015 – 10 January 2016
With the festive season just around the
corner, Four Seasons Seychelles are extending a tropical invitation
to you and your family to join them for a castaway Christmas in the
paradise setting of Petite Anse bay, Mahé Island, Seychelles.
Denis Private Island has issued a reminder that the luggage restrictions on scheduled Air Seychelles flights to the island, and guests are urged to pack light. Owing to space restrictions, there is a soft baggage only allowance of 15 kgs per person. Excess luggage is subject to space availability only and there is no guarantee that excess luggage will board the same flight as the passenger.
Castello Beach Hotel has made recent improvements to their hotel offerings to further enhance their guest experience. Please find below a breakdown of recent changes:
The hotel has installed IP Cable TV in the rooms with 28 channel covering the main markets including, but not limited to Chinese, Russian, Italian, French and German with 5 Channels (ZDF, NTV, RTL, Euronews and Eurosports).
Le Domaine de La Reserve Excels at Praslin Culinary & Arts Festival
It was with pride and utter enthusiasm that the GM and Chairman of Le Domaine de La Reserve, Mr. Joseph Albert, welcomed his team of 3 Chefs to Le Domaine de La Reserve Hotel this afternoon after their landmark victory at the 2nd Edition of the Praslin Culinary and Arts Fiesta held at Cote D’or, Praslin.
Stay Connected on Bird Island: Introducing Complimentary Wifi
Bird Island, Seychelles now offers wireless internet connectivity in all lounge areas and guest rooms on the island. The availability of Wi-Fi has become an integral part of travellers’ daily lives, prompting the owner, Mr Guy Savy, to offer this service to the island’s guests. The connection is complimentary, despite many other hotels are still charging for its use.
Valmer Resort has announced that their new gym and spa is now operational.
The Frangipani Spa, with Balinese therapists, has been designed to ensure that their guests truly enjoy the serenity of its peaceful surroundings. The Spa features a couples treatment room with private outside shower and jacuzzi, as well as nails and waxing services to complete the spa experience.
Isle of Denis takes to the air | A surprise greeting for the guests of Denis Private Island
On Friday the 16th October, 15 passengers were going through the usual check-in process to board for their Denis Private Island trip, however, the guests were asked to make their way to a mini-bus as there would be a slight diversion prior to boarding.
Mason's Travel Hosts Swedish Partners on Seychelles Familiarization Trip
Mason's Travel recently hosted a group of travel industry professionals from Tour Pacific, a Swedish Tour Operator. Arranged by Tour Pacific as a team building and incentive trip for the company's agents, the visit doubled as an opportunity for Tour Pacific's staff to familiarize themselves with destination Seychelles.
Mason's Travel Participates in Seychelles' Nordic Roadshow
In the last week of September 2015, Mason's Travel, along with representatives from the Seychelles Tourism Board as well as local hospitality establishments, set-off on the The Seychelles Islands Nordic Roadshow.
Visiting Stockholm (Sweden), Helsinki (Finland), Oslo (Norway) and Aarhus (Denmark), a presentation aimed at Travel Agents, Tour Operators and MICE Agents was held in each of the cities.
It is official... Chalets d’ Anse Forbans turns 21!
The Seychellois owned and family run Seychelles self-catering beach chalets located on Mahé Island will celebrate 21 years of operation on the 20th October 2015. The Chalets opened their doors on the 20th October 1994, and since then, have seen great success both with further expansion as well as higher occupancy levels.
Recently, Mr. & Mrs. Jacq - who were visiting Denis Private Island from France - set out aboard the island's private fishing vessel Lady Claire for a half-day (4 hour) fishing adventure.
With Denis Private Island's expert fishing guide, Rolly, who has been on the island for about 20 years, it wasn't long before they caught their first black marlin. And not long after, the couple had landed their second black marlin for the day.
Raffles Ranked Among World's Most Popular Luxury Hotel Brands
Raffles Hotels & Resorts is very proud to be listed as third in the recently-announced World's Most Popular Luxury Hotel Brands 2015. The ranking was released by Luxury Branding, a London consultancy specializing in the global luxury market, and was based on its independent analysis of more than 2.25 million TripAdvisor reviews, a site which ranks more than 950,000 properties worldwide.
This sea-bird season has been a particularly tough one compared to other years, with chicks being especially hard hit. Shortly after the chicks had hatched this year, the adult lesser noddies disappeared for sometime and many little chicks died in their nests from starvation.
Raffles Praslin Seychelles Now Offers Special Golf Packages
Raffles Praslin Seychelles is happy to share the news that guests at Raffles can now avail of a special rate to make use of the 18-hole championship golf course at Constance Lemuria, twenty minutes' drive from the resort.
Seychelles Hosts Smart Educational Visit From France
The Seychelles Tourism Office in Paris has hosted its first SMART educational visit for this year. The visit is part of the SMART programme organised by the French office to educate and train travel agents on that market.
It involved a one-day intensive destination training with the agents after which they had different modules to complete.
Ethiopian Airlines Wins CAPA Aviation Award for Excellence
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, has won CAPA Airline of the Year Award, one of the top airline awards, at the 2015 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence, held on 7 October, 2015 in Helsinki as part of CAPA’s 2015 World Aviation Summit.
Held from the 29 September to 02 October 2015 in Paris, France, the IFTM TOP RESA is the French market's premiere travel and tourism event.
Tourism industry professionals from around the world exhibit at this four day event, which sees ten of thousands of travel agents, tour operators and the public explore the planet's leading tourism offerings.
All the stars came out at Gala evening for Baltic salmon
A great evening was had by all when both royalty and celebrities turned out for the inaugural gala dinner of the Baltic Salmon Fund. More than three million Swedish crowns were collected at the charity gala "An Evening for Salmon" which included royal participation by H.M. Carl XVI Gustaf and H.R.H. Princess Christina among the guests of honor.
In the hierarchy of the world’s waters, the Indian Ocean takes some beating. More hyperbolically described than perhaps any other, it is outrageously exotic, a spice-scented sea whose warm waves lap at myriad shores in Myanmar, India, Cambodia and Africa, countries where islands crumble off the coastline and spin away into waters that were described by Rudyard Kipling as “so soft, so bright, so bloomin’ blue”.
Temporary Closure of Tennis Court for Restoration and Maintenance
Denis Private Island would like to inform you that the island's Tennis Court will be temporarily closed as it will be undergoing a full restoration. Works will be commencing shortly and you will be advised upon completion of this project.
Ethiopian Airlines has won the Passenger Choice Awards for "Best Airline in Africa" for the third time in a row. The Airline won the award at the APEX 2015 EXPO held on 27 September 2015 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, USA.