Friday, 31 March 2017

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Launches Flights to Durban in South Africa


Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has launched flights from Seychelles to Durban, its second destination in South Africa. 

The inaugural service landed at King Shaka International Airport yesterday afternoon at  2.50 pm, where guests were greeted by a troupe of traditional Zulu dancers and a group  of government, airport and tourism and trade representatives headed by Mr. Sibusiso  Myeza, Acting Head of Department of KwaZulu-Natal for Economic Development, Tourism and Developmental Affairs. 



Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Industry News

Air Seychelles, Seychelles Tourism Board and Hilton Hotels Seychelles Host German Media Ahead of Dusseldorf Flights Launch


A group of influential German media representatives met with Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles and Sherin Francis, Chief Executive Officer of Seychelles Tourism Board yesterday to find out more about the new Air Seychelles twice-weekly nonstop Dusseldorf flights and offering of destination Seychelles for German tourists.  



Friday, 24 March 2017

Hotel Updates: Bird Island Lodge

Bird Island Seychelles Features in La Libre Belgique


Bird Island has recently been featured in Belgian newspaper La Libre. The article, entitled ‘Bird Island, l’île au million d’oiseau’, delves into Bird Island’s story as the eco-lodge of the Seychelles and  describes how it’s custodians are motivated by their love for this island sanctuary.

Read the complete article here: http://ow.ly/uw3i309XQaJ



Thursday, 23 March 2017

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles


Air Seychelles welcomes home the 2nd new Twin Otter aircraft – Isle of Farquhar



Air Seychelles has recently welcomed the second new Twin Otter DHC-6 400 aircraft into the Air Seychelles domestic fleet in 2017, now bringing the total number of Twin Otters to six aircraft. 

The aircraft is named Isle of Farquhar, after the group of outer islands lying 700km away from Mahé.  



Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Airline Updates: Emirates Airlines


Changes to Carry-On Luggage Regulations for Travellers to the USA


From Saturday, 25 March, travelers to the US from Dubai International airport cannot carry any electronic device larger than a cell phone or smartphone, excluding medical devices, in the aircraft cabin. Travelers must pack these electronic devices in their checked-in baggage.





Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Conservation News: Fregate Island Private


Endangered Baby Terrapin Found on Fregate Island


Fregate Island's ecology team members recently found a baby terrapin crossing the road. At only 3.1 cm long and 2.5 cm 
wide, this baby is a Seychelles Black Mud Terrapin which is critically endangered according to IUCN, mainly due to loss of habitat. 

It is one of the most precious species on Fregate Island, living in freshwater and can be seen in one of the island’s sixteen ponds. 



Monday, 20 March 2017

Conservation News: Cerf Island Resort

Catching up with the Cerf Island Conservation Program


Cerf Island Resort continues to promote & preserve the marine life around it’s location. Cerf Island  conservation Program is succeeding in making good progress in this aspect. Along with offering complimentary snorkeling and hiking trails experience to our resorts guests.



Saturday, 11 March 2017

Hotel Updates: La Digue Island Lodge

Closure of Swimming Pool - Restorations Almost Complete


After suffering some damages to the swimming pool late last year, La Digue Island Lodge made the move to close their swimming pool to guests so that repairs can be carried out.

The hotel has just announced that t
he swimming pool is in its last stage of completion, all major works are over and the workmen are finishing off on a few final touches. 

Friday, 10 March 2017

Hotel Updates: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles Celebrates Spa Award Success


Four Seasons Resort Seychelles' hilltop Spa has been named ‘Hotel Spa of the Year, Middle East and Africa’ at the 2017 World Spa and Wellness Awards. The World Spa & Wellness Awards span 11 categories, with each finalist spa visited by two judges - one mystery judge and an official judge -  before scores are collected and a winner chosen.

 



Thursday, 9 March 2017

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles' New Düsseldorf Flights in the Spotlight at ITB Berlin
 

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, hosted a media conference in the German capital yesterday as part of the run-up to the upcoming launch of its  Düsseldorf service.

 




Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Hotel Updates: Le Domaine de la Réserve

Le Domaine de la Réserve Expands WiFi Coverage


Le Domaine de la Réserve have announced that they have expanded their free WiFi coverage, which is now available in all of their rooms, at the main bar, the main restaurant, the pool bar and the reception,

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Hotel Updates: Le Duc de Praslin Hotel & Villas

Le Duc de Praslin Hotel Adds New Reception Lounge


Le Duc de Praslin Hotel & Villas has expanded its facilities with a new reception / lounge area. The increasing number of rooms and guests made the existing reception area a bit too cramped, hence the construction of this new reception which now provides more space. The area will also serve as a meeting point for all the clients’ representatives for briefing sessions and accessible for all excursion sales with desks.



Monday, 6 March 2017

Hotel Updates: Valmer Resort Seychelles

Valmer Resort Upgrades Guest Experience


Valmer Resort Seychelles continues to enhance its guests’ comfort factor with recent upgrades in its customer service experience. The secluded homegrown hotel located in the picturesque Baie Lazare area, is aiming to provide the best hospitality experience by constantly adding amenities and features to the benefit of its ever discerning clients.

 



Sunday, 5 March 2017

Hotel Updates: Bird Island Seychelles

You're Invited: Bird Island Seychelles Launches Photography Competition


Bird Island Seychelles has just launched and exciting photography competition for visitors to the island and have invited all photographers, amateur and professional alike, to join in.

 




Saturday, 4 March 2017

Hotel Updates: Constance Lémuria Seychelles

Constance Lémuria Seychelles Receives TripAdvisor Award


Constance Lémuria Resort, on Praslin Island Seychelles, as recently been ranked 19th  in TripAdvisor's "Top 25 Hotels in Africa" in the Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2017

Friday, 3 March 2017

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Strengthens Presence in Europe Ahead of Major Network Expansion


Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has strengthened its presence in Europe in preparation for the launch of services from Düsseldorf and the increase of flights from Paris.

 




Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Hotel Updates: Le Duc de Praslin Hotel & Villas

Le Duc de Praslin Increases its Green Footprint


Le Duc de Praslin Hotel & Villas has recently installed a new PV (Photovoltaic System) in its drive to reduce its carbon footprint and reduce its total dependence on electricity supply from the local utilities company.

The installation was carried out over a period of two weeks by Energy Solutions Seychelles and the system will offset 56.2 metric tons of carbon dioxide this equals to 130 barrels of crude oil not being consumed to produce electricity.