Thursday, 26 April 2018

Seychelles Fishing News: A1 Fishing

A1 Fishing Logs a Great Month for April 2018


A1 Fishing, one of the leading charter operators in Seychelles, have a logged a successful month for April 2018 for their guests who turn to them  to provide expert crewed fishing expeditions in our rich waters. 

Following their live feed on Facebook, A1 fishing have posted updates of some great days fishing throughout the month. Follow their highlights below. 

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Hotel Updates: North Island

Seychelles' North Island Wins Gold at the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards


North Island, a luxury private island resort in Seychelles, has won gold at this year's African Responsible Tourism awards.

The award ceremony was held last Wednesday evening, at the WTM Africa travel and tourism trade show in Cape Town, South Africa.



Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Hotel Updates: CaranaBeach Hotel

Sustainability Tops CaranaBeach Agenda


CaranaBeach Hotel embarks on “Refuse the Straw” campaign to commemorate 2nd anniversary

Patrons of the CaranaBeach Hotel on Mahé are being asked to safeguard the ocean and its inhabitants, each and every time they order a drink.

And they’ll do so by refusing to drink from a straw. Or at the very least, by enjoying the use of a biodegradable version supplied by the hotel.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Hotel Updates: Indian Ocean Lodge


The Ritualistic Travelers 


They’ve been thanked, wined and dined, even honoured with gifts of state. So after 33 years, what keeps German couple Herbert and Corinna Pietsch coming back to the Seychelles?

One thing you’ll never hear between Herbert and Corinna Pietsch: “Remember that time we went to Seychelles?”

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Seychelles Tourism News

Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label Renewal for Three Hotels


The Tourism Department has renewed the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) certification of three hotels – Cote d'Or Footprints and Constance Lemuria on Praslin and the Four Season Resort Seychelles at Baie Lazare.

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne presented the SSTL certificates to the representatives of the three hotels on Thursday.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

New Property Alert: Chalet Bamboo Vert

Mason's Travel Adds Chalet Bamboo Vert  to Our Accommodation Portfolio


Chalet Bamboo Vert on La Digue Island, Seychelles, has been added to our accommodation portfolio. 

Ideally located in central La Digue, this comfortable guest house allows guests to have easy access to the local village of La Passe & the jetty. 

Friday, 20 April 2018

New Property Alert: Domaine Les Rochers

Mason's Travel Adds Domaine Les Rochers  to Our Accommodation Portfolio


Domaine Les Rochers , a new property on La Digue Island, Seychelles has been added to our accommodation portfolio. 

A small establishment set in a tropical garden features two self-catering bungalows and four new apartments. Located at the heart of the village of La Passe, close to shops, diving centre, internet cafe, boat charters, banks, bicycle hire and restaurants. 

Thursday, 19 April 2018

New Property Alert: Cocotier du Rocher

Mason's Travel Adds Cocotier du Rocher to Our Accommodation Portfolio


Cocotier du Rocher, a new property on La Digue Island, Seychelles has been added to our accommodation portfolio. 

Located in the heart of La Digue and only 5 minutes from La Passe this self-catering establishment is surrounded by a lush garden making it an ideal way truly experience an authentic La Digue getaway.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

New Property Alert: The Ridge Residence

Mason's Travel Adds The Ridge Residence to Our Accommodation Portfolio


Located on a ridge overlooking La Louise, the recently renovated property offers modernity and comfort. 

Comprising of 12 standard rooms which can accommodate a maximum of 3 persons. The Ridge Residence is suitable for people travelling alone, couples, families or even groups.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles


Air Seychelles Moves its Airport Sales Office to Victoria


Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has moved its Airport Sales Office to its Mahe Sales Office in Victoria effective today, 17 April 2018.

The move to the Mahe Sales Office located in the Independence House will enable the airline to enhance operational efficiencies and improve the customer service.


Monday, 16 April 2018

Hotel Updates: Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare

Kempinski Seychelles Resort inspires Future Seychellois Hoteliers


Recently, a team of chefs from Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare visited aspiring Seychellois hoteliers at the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA). Executive Chef Hamzeh Abu El-Foul, together with three other members of his kitchen team, were invited by the Academy to help second-year Food Production students create a decadent three-course lunch, which was served to STA staff, members of the press and other invited guests.


Friday, 6 April 2018

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles


Air Seychelles Expands Codeshare Network to Minsk


Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways have expanded their codeshare agreement to cover flights to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, effective from 29 April 2018.

The new codeshare deal will see, Air Seychelles place its “HM” code on three weekly flights between Minsk and Abu Dhabi to provide travelers easy one-stop connections to and from Seychelles.


Thursday, 5 April 2018

Airline Updates: Zil Air

Zil Air Orders New  Tecnam P2012 'Traveller' Aircraft


Zil Air has announced an order for a Tecnam P2012 Traveller aircraft.

The arrival into service of the next-generation 11 seat P2012 Traveller has been highly anticipated by many air passenger operators, who have been demanding a replacement for the many hundreds of ‘heritage’ aeroplanes in the FAR23/CS23 category, which are currently in service around the world.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Hotel Updates: Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel


Renovation Works at Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel


Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel have announced that they will be undergoing renovation works in their main restaurant, Island Trader, from 10th April 2018 through to mid July 2018.



Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Hotel Updates: Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare Celebrates EarthHour 2018


On Saturday 24 March, at 20:30, Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare joined a global community of eco-conscious individuals, businesses and communities in observing the 2018 installment of EarthHour. Lights in the luxury hotel’s central building were switched off and switched out for candlelight, as guests’ attention was drawn to the main beach where a commemorative pyre lit up the night.


Monday, 2 April 2018

New Property Alert: Chauve Souris Relais

Mason's Travel Adds Chauve Souris Relais to Our Accommodation Portfolio


The Chauve Souris Relais is a small private island located a few hundred meters from the beautiful beach of Anse Volbert and  Côte d'Or, reachable in a few minutes by boat. 

The relais is composed of a natural stone house that consists of the lounge, dining room and pontoon equipped with sun loungers.  

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles and Sri Lankan Airlines Sign Agreement for Greater Network Access


Air Seychelles and SriLankan Airlines have signed a Special Prorate Agreement (SPA) to provide travellers with greater access and seamless transfers onto each other’s respective route networks, effective 1 April 2018.

As part of the partnership, guests travelling with Air Seychelles will be able to purchase through tickets with SriLankan Airways from Seychelles to Colombo, and onwards to Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore and Tokyo.