Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Hotel Updates: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Soak in the View: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles Launches New Menu of Luxurious In-Villa  Spa Baths 


With a sunken bath tub looking out over a private pool to the tropical Seychelles surroundings, moments of relaxation are never hard to find in the treetop villas of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, and now with the launch of the new Bath Butler service, guests may unwind with essential oils and indulgent accompaniments for the ultimate bath with a view.


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Seychelles Tourism News


Seychelles Tourism Board Targets Northern Cities with Second Dedicated Roadshow in Italy


Seychelles Tourism Board targets northern cities with second dedicated roadshow in Italy. The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) conducted the second edition of its dedicated roadshow in Italy from October 16 to 19, 2017, targeting travel agents from the northern part of the country.


Monday, 13 November 2017

Hotel Updates: Le Domaine de La Reserve


Le Domaine de La Reserve  - Renovations to the Beach Bar


Le Domaine de La Reserve, on Praslin Island Seychelles, has recently undertaken a project to renovate their beach bar. As the main structure has already been replaced, all that is left to do is the painting, which will be carried out until 20 December 2017, after which the beach bar will once again be welcoming guests. 

The work, which will be carried out at the end of the beach between 10h - 17h daily should not affect the guest's experience whilst staying at the hotel.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Hotel Updates: Cousine Island, Seychelles

The Hawksbills return to Cousine for another nesting season


It is that time of year again when female Hawksbill sea turtles visit Cousine’s stretch of beach to lay their eggs. 

Despite a slow start to the season, we have now seen nine successful nests laid, and many more nesting attempts, keeping our Conservation team busy with beach patrols, recording biometrics and tag numbers, and relocating any nests at risk of being washed away by the sea.


Saturday, 11 November 2017

Airline Updates: ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Group Awarded 4 Star Ranking by SKYTRAX


Ethiopian Airlines has been awarded SKYTRAX 4 Star certification at a special ceremony held in London on November 8, 2017.

SKYTRAX, the most prestigious international air transport standards and quality rating organization, operates certified airline rating, a global airline standards ranking program. Ratings are determined through direct and professional auditing and analysis of quality of service standards.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Seychelles Tourism News

Tourism Minister leads Seychelles' delegation at the World Travel Market 2017 in London


Seychelles was represented by a strong delegation at this year's World Travel Market (WTM) in London. The World Travel Market is one of the leading global event for the travel and tourism industry. The 2017 edition was held from November 6 to 8.

The country's Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, and High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Derick Ally, were present at the Seychelles' stand on the opening day. 

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Mason's Travel News: Festival Kreol

Celebrating Festival Kreol, Mason’s Travel Style


Seychellois always take pride in their Creole identity, but the annual Festival Kreol in October provides Mason’s Travel and its employees an opportunity to celebrate the islands’ unique culture together with the rest of the nation.

The week-long celebrations shine a light on Seychelles’ cuisine, dance, art and other traditions, and as the leading destination expert, Mason’s Travel embraces every opportunity to “live the Seychelles experience” and revel in Creole culture.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Seychelles Tourism News

Seychelles Tourism Board Prepares to Round-Off a Successful 2017 in Abu Dhabi with Celebration of the Creole Culture


As Seychelles celebrated the 32nd edition of ‘Festival Kreol’ during the month of October, the Seychelles Tourism Board took the opportunity to showcase some aspects of this annual celebration of the island’s culture and tradition in Abu Dhabi. A cultural evening was organised at Hilton Abu Dhabi’s Hiltonia Lake Garden on Thursday October 26.


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Hotel Updates: Hilton Labriz Silhouette

Hilton Labriz Silhouette: Temporary Closure of Grand Kaz Restaurant 


Gran Kaz is a historic building located on Silhouette Island used by Hilton Labriz Silhouette Resort as a restaurant serving traditional Creole meals. Hilton Labriz Silhouette has announced that due to replacement works on the outside veranda of Gran Kaz restaurant, the outlet will remain closed for some time.


Monday, 6 November 2017

Hotel Updates: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Temporary Closure to Zez Restaurant


Please note that Zez Restaurant and Lounge will be temporarily closed due to renovation from 12-23 November 2017.


Resort management has released a press release with some changes to the dining options that will be available to guests during this time period. Please see below. 


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Launches Digital Shopping Catalogue for Lounge Guests


Air Seychelles has launched a digital shopping catalogue for lounge guests at Seychelles International Airport, enabling travellers to shop at the touch of a button.

The digital catalogues can be accessed on tablets available at both the Air Seychelles Premium and VIP lounges and feature an exclusive range of products including popular Kipling bags, soft toys and jewellery, as well as other duty-free items at the Trezor Duty Free shop.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Seychelles Tourism News

The Seychelles Tourism Board Hosts Trade and PR Event in Reunion with Key Focus on Training Agents to Confidently Sell the Destination


The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) organized another Trade and PR event in Réunion Island from October 23 to 26, 2017, wrapping up activities organised for local trade partners on that market for 2017.


Friday, 3 November 2017

Airline Updates: Austrian Airlines

Seychelles Eyes High-End Tourism Boost as Austrian Airlines Begins Non-Stop Weekly Service to the Island Nation


The national carrier of Austria - Austrian Airlines - landed in Seychelles for the first time on Wednesday October 26, 2017.
The inaugural flight with 214 passengers onboard was greeted by a traditional water canon salute after touching down at the Seychelles’ International airport, a few minutes before 9.00am.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Hotel Updates: Paradise Sun


Notice of Beach Renovation Work at Paradise Sun, Praslin Island


Please be award of required beach renovation work that will be carried out from the 20th November 2017 for approximately one week at the Paradise Sun beachfront.


Please see extracts from a communique from the hotel  outlined below: 


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Hotel Updates: Hanneman Holiday Residence


Update on Clearing and Construction Work


Please take note on update regarding Hanneman Clearing Work


The tree cutting and clearing of the site is finish, some trucks coming up and down bringing the materials to the site which is on the hill facing towards Boat House, you do not see the building works itself, noise is minimal, what is visible is the staff quarters and some building materials.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian to Continue its Aviation Technology Leadership in Africa with the First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner


Leading the way once again, Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and most profitable airline group in Africa, will become the first in the continent to receive and operate the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on October 27, 2017. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the technologically advanced, ultra-comfortable, fuel-efficient and environment-friendly 787 family that Ethiopian will be receiving. 

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Hotel Updates: North Island Seychelles

North Island Joins the Relais & Châteaux Family 


North Island, Seychelles has joined Relais & Châteaux, the prestigious luxury hotel association established around the globe, from the Napa Valley vineyards and French Provence to the beaches of the Indian Ocean.

North Island’s Managing Director, Bruce Simpson says he “is delighted to align with Relais & Châteaux, a world-renowned association which shares the values and philosophy of North Island." 

Monday, 23 October 2017

Hotel Updates: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles


Four Seasons Resort Seychelles ranked 19th globally and 4th in the region by Condé Nast Traveler


Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has been ranked 19th among the 50 Best Resorts in the World in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2017.The resort which opened its doors in 2009, has climbed 22 places from its 41st position achieved last year. Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has also maintained its 4th position in the Top Resorts in the Indian Ocean category, obtaining a score of 99.17. 

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Renovation Notice: Auberge Anse Boileau / Chez Plume

Installation of New Swimming Pool at Auberge Anse Boileau / Chez Plume 


Auberge Anse Boileau accommodations and 
Chez Plume restaurant wish to advise that they will be closing the front garden briefly from the 20th November. The restaurant will be closed from 20th November until the 22nd November, but dinner will continue as per normal on these days. Lunch will recommence on the 23rd November.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Seychelles Tourism News


Seychelles Tourism Board Launches its First Hiking Guidebook in Paris


The Seychelles islands are famed for their natural beauty with several of the archipelago’s powder-white beaches regularly featured among the world’s best. Aside of its sun, sea and sand, mouth-watering cuisine, a wide range of accommodation including world-class hotels and warm hospitality of its people, Seychelles also has much to offer to the more adventurous visitors wishing to explore the wilder side of the archipelago.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Seychelles in the Spotlight: Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2017


In absolute awe of the Seychelles’ beauty? Vote online in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards


Have you been to the Seychelles islands? Are you still reminiscing about the days spent relaxing on the powder-white beaches and swimming in the clear turquoise waters? Did you enjoy the adventures -- whether you explored one of the scenic trails, went parasailing, zip lining, island hopping or snorkelling among colorful fish? Are you still relishing the mouth-watering Creole dishes? 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Seychelles Tourism News


Seychelles Tourism Board adopts new format for roadshow across three Indian cities supplying the most visitors to the islands


The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) office in India organised a three-city roadshow in Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai from September 18 to 22, 2017.
Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai send some of the highest numbers of visitors to Seychelles each year. The three cities are also home to travel trade partners that facilitate travel for most holidaymakers from the northern and western parts of India.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Seychelles Tourism News

More trade partners join the 2017 GCC roadshow further positioning Seychelles in the Middle East


Further improving knowledge of the Seychelles’ products in the Middle East region, allowing the trade to strengthen relations with existing partners, as well as discover new products and partners -- such was the outcome of the 2017 Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) roadshow, organised by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB).

Spearheaded by the STB Dubai office, the roadshow held from October 8 to 11, targeted the United Arab Emirates’ cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as two other Gulf countries -- Bahrain and Kuwait.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Hotel Updates: The H Resort, Beau Vallon Beach


Reminder of Check-in/Out Policy at The H Resort, Beau Vallon Beach


Please be reminded of the early check-in and checkout policies at The H Resort, Beau Vallon Beach. The check-in time is 15.00 and check-out 11.00.


The hotel will always try to give assigned rooms before 15.00 but this is not always possible. Should clients require the room earlier or later than the times above then they may need to make bookings for the night in advance or an additional night upon departure.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles' Chief Executive Roy Kinnear Steps Down


The Chief Executive of the national airline of Seychelles, Roy Kinnear, has resigned and will be leaving his role on December 31, 2017. The Chairman of the Air Seychelles board Mr Jean Weeling-Lee confirmed on Tuesday that Mr Kinnear is leaving to pursue a further opportunity.


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Hotel Updates: Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Six Senses Appoints Julian Crane as Director of Sales & Marketing, Maldives and Seychelles


Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas announced the appointment of Julian Crane as director of sales & marketing, Maldives and Seychelles. He brings to the role more than 20 years of international experience in the high-end hospitality sector.

Julian joins Six Senses from his previous role of director of marketing for Four Seasons Hotel Doha.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Topped Industry and Customer Choice Awards as the Rising Star Carrier of the Year


Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest cargo operator and logistics center in Africa, has been crowned as the Rising Star Carrier of the Year both in industry and customer choice awards on Payload Asia Awards 2017 gala dinner and awards ceremony, held at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Singapore.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Travel Advisory


Travel Advisory for Passengers Travelling From / Through Madagascar to Seychelles


A Travel Advisory has been issued by the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, with restrictions in place for travellers visiting or transiting from Madagascar, effective immediately. 
We shall be updating our partners as and when there are any further developments.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Seychelles in the Spotlight:Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2017

Seychelles Nominated in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2017


Seychelles, boasting powder-white beaches and clear, tranquil turquoise waters, is seen as one of the top destinations in the Indian Ocean region by travellers, media, and travel industry experts from across the globe and this has been highlighted by many international awards.

Once again, Seychelles stands the chance to win accolades now that voting is open in the Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers' Choice Awards 2017. 

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

New Property Alert: Villa Roscia

Mason's Travel Adds Villa Roscia to Our Accommodation Portfolio


A grand family residence situated in the heart of Beau Vallon with panoramic views. A family owned & run property whereby the hosts offer a warm welcome and personalized attention during your stay. Villa Roscia is equipped with 5 bedrooms, each with walk-in wardrobe & en-suite bathroom.  Some rooms have direct access to the terrace. 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

New Property Alert: Villa Charme de Lile

Mason's Travel Adds Villa Charme de Lile to Our Accommodation Portfolio

 
A modern contemporary style, these open plan apartments are ideal for those seeking a self-catering option in style. Each apartment consists of large open plan kitchen, lounge, bedroom with en suite bathroom and large veranda. Each apartment boasts a laid-back, residential ambience, featuring beautiful white washed furniture, extra length king size beds, and tiled floors. Bedrooms and living rooms convey a delightful island vibe with gentle trade winds passing through. All apartments are facing the 1.4m depth swimming pool. 

Monday, 9 October 2017

Seychelles Tourism News


The Seychelles Tourism Board Attracts New Partners as it Stages Another Successful Nordics Roadshow



The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) took to the road from September 25 to 29, hosting its fourth dedicated roadshow across five Nordic cities.

The 2017 Nordic roadshow led by STB’s Marketing Director for the Nordics region, Karen Confait, started in Oslo moving to Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm ending in Gothenburg.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Hotel Updates: Le Domaine de l’Orangeraie


Le Domaine de l’Orangeraie's Combava Restaurant Gets Menu Update


Le Domaine de l’Orangeraie hotel on La Digue Island, Seychelles has announced that their Combava restaurant now has a new dinner menu and no supplement is required to Half Board guests to access the restaurant. Only Certain dishes are on supplement which is highlighted in their menu.


View the new menu here

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Hotel Updates: Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove, Seychelles

Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove, Seychelles Undertakes Coral Reef Restoration Project


Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove, Seychelles, has launched the second phase of their “Unlock the Sea” program with the Coral Reef Restoration Project further enhancing their commitment towards preserving the marine ecosystem around the hotel. Strengthening their partnership with The Marine Conservation Society Seychelles, this is the first Coral Reef Restoration Project on the North-West coast of Mahé and involves setting up of coral nurseries to restore the reef.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Airline Updates: Air France / Joon


The Seychelles authorities and Air France Discuss Coordinated Approach Ahead of the French Carrier's Return to the Island Nation


The Seychelles authorities have started discussions with Air France following the French carrier's announcement that it will be operating thrice-weekly flights to Seychelles as from next year.

Air France will start flying to the Indian Ocean archipelago on May 5, 2018, using its new sister airline 'Joon.'

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites

Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites:  Temporary Closure [ 20.11.17 - 01.02.2018]


A reminder to the public and trade partners that the Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites on Praslin Island, Seychelles, will be closing for renovations on the 20th November 2017 and will reopen on the 1st February 2018.

Further details of the project and aspects of the renovations will be disclosed in a more detail at a later stage.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Hotel Updates: Bird Island

Bird Island Features on Travel and Lifestyle Blog, 'Magic Beans and Happiness'


The article, entitled # the treasures of the Indian Ocean : Bird island @Seychelles is written by Laetitia Genet, an international model based in Paris. Ms Genet shares her experience of Bird Island, focusing on the natural beauty of the island and placing emphasis on the relaxed nature of the lodge. Bird Island had been on Ms Genet's bucket list for years and visiting was the opportunity of a lifetime for her. Below is an extract from her article:

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Hotel Updates: Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare Plants Commemorative Tree to Celebrate EarthCheck Benchmark Achievement


Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare continues to reach important milestones in its journey towards improved sustainable business practices. Last week the luxury hotel achieved Bronze Benchmark status through EarthCheck, the world’s leading environmental management and professional services group for the travel and tourism industry.  

Monday, 2 October 2017

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Goes "Fully Digital"


Flying even more greener; Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has fully digitalized all its business processes like aircraft maintenance and Flight Operations, Commercial Operations, Finance, HRM, Customer Services, Procurement and supply Chain Management, Online learning, management approvals and authorizations etc, by removing paper from the entire system as of September 28, 2017.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Seychelles Tourism

Seychelles Welcomes First of Three Scheduled Charter Flights from Tianjin, China and Treats Visitors to a Special Welcome on World Tourism Day


Visitors who landed at the Seychelles’ international airport on Wednesday September 27, 2017 were treated to an extra special welcome as it was World Tourism Day. The visitors were offered a variety of gift items, all depicting some aspects of the Seychelles islands, from the hands of the Seychelles Tourism Board’s information officers, as soon they walked into the arrival lounge. A local cultural troupe was also present performing traditional dances of the island nation.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Hotel Updates: Alphonse Island

Welcome to Your Ultimate DIVING Experience


Alphonse Island has been the only Outer Island of the Seychelles to offer diving in recent years and is the sole resort where you can fully experience the sheer abundance and massive size of fish in comparison to the Inner Islands.

This is due to the atoll' isolation and subsequent lower fishing pressure. Here you can relish the exclusivity of being the only divers in the ocean surrounding the entire Alphonse Group with few other boats around.

Friday, 29 September 2017

New Property Alert: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, Desroches Island

Now Accepting Guests: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, Desroches Island Unveils Introductory Offer to Welcome First Guests in Early 2018


With its grand opening just months away, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island is now accepting reservations for arrivals beginning March 1, 2018, and offering a special Island Debut package to welcome its first guests.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Hotel Updates: North Island Seychelles

North Island Seychelles Listed in "The World’s Top 100"


North Island has been listed in Condé Nast Traveller’s prestigious Readers’ Travel Awards 2017 as the second Best Hotel in the Middle East, Africa and The Indian Ocean. It also ranked #27 overall in the World’s Top 100 hotels, countries, islands and airlines, as voted for by the readers of this luxury travel magazine.

"We are delighted that our guests and the readers of Condé Nast Traveller have voted for us in these renowned annual awards," says an article on the island's website. 

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Hotel Updates:Chalets d' Anse Forbans


Chalets d' Anse Forbans Beach Cleanup 


The Ocean Project, Anse Forbans Community Conservation Programme, Doubletree Hilton Allamanda  and Chalets d Anse Forbans invited their local community and a wider network of clubs and students to get together to make a difference in their very first organized Beach Clean-up in their village of Anse Forbans.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Hotel Upates: Enchanted Island Resort

Enchanted Island Resort Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 


Set in five acres of natural greenery, JA Enchanted Island Resort is situated in a private location within one of the Indian Ocean archipelago’s protected National Marine Parks. Holiday-makers to the resort can relish in tranquillity encircled by white sand, turquoise water and lush tropical flora. 

Monday, 25 September 2017

Hotel Updates: Le Duc de Praslin Hotel & Villas

Temporary Closure of Swimming Pool & Restaurant:
5 - 19 December 2017


The management of Le Duc de Praslin Hotel & Villas would like to inform all its esteemed partners that the hotel’s main swimming pool will be closed from 5th to 19th December 2017 for renovations.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Airline Updates: Air France Joon


Seychelles to welcome Air France back in 2018


Air France has announced that it will be operating scheduled flights to Seychelles from the Paris Charles Gaulle airport as from May 5, 2018, using its new sister airline ‘Joon.’ 
The new airline, which is targeting a younger clientele, was formally launched on Monday September 25, 2017, when details of the flight schedules were revealed to the press in Paris. It was announced that Joon will operate thrice-weekly flights to Seychelles, exclusively on behalf of Air France, using its Airbus A340-600, to be replaced by an A350-900 by 2019.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Airline Updates: British Airways

Seychelles to welcome British Airways back in March 2018


British Airways has announced that it will be resuming scheduled flights to Seychelles as from March 2018.

The United Kingdom’s flag carrier, also one of the world's leading scheduled international passenger airlines, will launch direct flights to Seychelles as of March 24, 2018.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Hotel Updates: Hilton Labriz Silhouette


Hilton Labriz Silhouette Announces Temporary Closure of Grand Kaz Restauarant 


Hilton Labriz Silhouette has announced that due to replacement works on the outside veranda of Gran Kaz restaurant, the outlet will remain closed from 9th  October to 5th  November 2017.


Gran Kaz is a historic building located on Silhouette Island used by Hilton Resort as a restaurant serving traditional Creole meals. 

Friday, 15 September 2017

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines


Ethiopian Airlines to Receive the First B787-9 Dreamliner in Africa


Ethiopian Airlines has announced, that they  will be taking the deliver of  a B787-9 Dreamliner - the first of its kind for an African airline - in October 2017.


Read this article to see the updated Ethiopian Airlines flight schedule between Addis Ababa and Seychelles' Mahé International Airport, CLICK HERE:

http://www.masonstravelblog.com/2017/06/airline-updates-ethiopian-airlines.html#more