Friday, 30 December 2016

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Celebrates New Passenger Record of 550,000


Air Seychelles has today flown its 550,000th guest, marking a new passenger milestone for the Seychelles flag carrier and surpassing its 2015 total passenger number of 522,873. 


The airline’s total passenger figure for 2016 is set to rise even further as the end-of-year travel peak comes to a close, signalling another year of strong operational growth for Air Seychelles. 


Thursday, 29 December 2016

Hotel Updates: Alphonse Island

Alphonse Island Extended Season Dates 2017/18


Alphonse Island is already in full swing, welcoming leisure and fishing enthusiasts to the island. With couples and families, there has been much to explore, from the raw surroundings of Bijoutier to the blue safari of St Francois. Each and every guest are excited to arrive and have left fulfilled, only sad that their stay has come to an end.

 


Friday, 23 December 2016

Hotel Updates: Colibri Guesthouse

Temporary Closure of Colibri Guesthouse: 01.05.2017 - 31.07.2017


Please be advised that Colibri Guesthouse will be closed during the period 1 May - 31 July 2017 for extensive renovations. In the best interest of their guests, management has taken the decision to close the entire establishment to avoid any disruption. When complete, these renovations will allow Colibri Guesthouse to provide an improved accommodation experience to their guests.

 


Monday, 19 December 2016

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Meandering Manta Rays Amaze Divers off of Denis Private Island


Diving in the crystalline waters off Denis Private Island is a terrific underwater experience no matter the month, but catching glimpses of massive manta rays can be an extra special treat at certain times of the year, two couples visiting the island discovered recently.



 




Sunday, 18 December 2016

Hotel Updates: Caranabeach Hotel

Soroptomists cash in on CaranaBeach Cocktail for Breast Cancer Awareness


The CaranaBeach Hotel has donated over R3,000 to the Soroptimist International Club of Victoria, following a creative campaign launched to support the fight against breast cancer.

Throughout the month of October, the hotel and its staff promoted a newly created “Pink Lady” cocktail to raise funds for the Soroptomists, which regularly organises activities to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 



Saturday, 17 December 2016

Fishing in Seychelles

Billfish Tagging Efforts Boost Seychelles Fishermen, Catch Alike


A record number of billfish – the prized catches of big game fishermen – were tagged and released in Seychelles’ waters during 2016.

That was the big takeaway from the close of the Seychelles Sports Fishing Club (SSFC)/Mason’s Travel Conservation League, as it was revealed that the over 520 billfish tagged and released during the year amounted to more than double of what was recorded in 2015.


Friday, 16 December 2016

Industry News: Air Seychelles / Seychelles International Airport


Seychelles International Airport to provide fast track for First & Business Class Travellers effective 1st January 2017


 The Minister for tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, Alain St.Ange and Minister for Internal Affairs, Mitcy Larue jointly chaired a meeting at the Seychelles International Airport on Friday16th December to discuss implementation of fast track facilities for all First and Business Class travellers arriving and departing Seychelles.
 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Expands Codeshare with Alitalia to South Africa & Madagascar


Air Seychelles has expanded its codeshare partnership with Alitalia to offer travellers convenient air connections to Madagascar and South Africa.

Under the agreement, Alitalia will place its AZ flight code on Air Seychelles’ four-times-aweek services to the Malagasy capital of Antananarivo and five flights to Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city. Subject to government approvals, the Italian flag carrier will also codeshare on Air Seychelles’ upcoming twice-weekly flights to Durban, set to commence on 30 March 2017.

 


Monday, 5 December 2016

Hotel Updates: Village Du Pecheur

Temporary Closure: 12 - 23 December 2016


Village Du Pecheur, on Praslin Island, Seychelles, has decided to close the hotel for a small period of time due to low occupancy over period 12-23 Dec.


The hotel will take the opportunity to give their staff annual leave over this period.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Hotel Updates: Constance Lémuria Seychelles

Completion of Renovations at Constance Lémuria Seychelles


Constance Lémuria first opened in 1999 and was one of the Seychelles’ first five-star properties.   This 105 keys property recently closed for a refurbishment in order to bring it right up-to-date and ensure it maintained its position as one of the very top hotels in the Indian Ocean.   

 

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Hotel Updates: Berjaya Praslin Beach

Refurbishment Works at Berjaya Praslin Beach


Please note that Berjaya Praslin Beach are currently undergoing refurbishment of their rooms which has already started since 15th November and is expected to be completed by 30th December 2016. The refurbishments are being completed in batches of approx 2 or 4 rooms at a time.
 

Friday, 2 December 2016

Hotel Updates: Bird Island

Bird Island Featured in Birmingham Mail


Bird Island has recently been featured in the 'Getaway' section of the Birmingham Mail in an article by Kate Morfoot, who recently visited this beautiful and unique Seychelles island.

To read her article entitled Flock to this Island Paradise, CLICK HERE

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Hotel Updates: Chalets d’ Anse Forbans

Changes to Check-In Policy


Chalets d’ Anse Forbans, on Mahé Island, Seychelles, has announced that they will no longer accept arrivals of guests on Sundays, with immediate effective and until further notice.

This new policy does not affect departures of clients on these days, and all current confirmed bookings with arrivals on Sundays will be honoured.