Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Seychelles in The Spotlight


Russian / Seychelles Tourism Expert Shares Insight into Destination Seychelles


Tatiana Prolesko, founder of SeyClub Russia shares this article on her perspective of cruising as a way of travel through the Seychelles islands. Seyclub is one of Mason’s Travel partners  and they are a small team entirely dedicated to Seychelles. This is a great read for those wanting to know more about the live aboard options


You can download the article in PDF format from the link towards the end of this article - but first a quicki Q&A with Tatiana. 


Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Seychelles Tourism News

STB Has Announced That The 2018 Staysure Tour Season Will End in Seychelles


Seychelles is keen to explore the potential of the golf tourism market, especially now that the island nation will be welcoming a high profile golf tournament in December.

The Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Sherin Francis, was present in UK on Thursday for the announcement that the 2018 Staysure Tour season will end in Seychelles.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Seychelles Fishing News

Alphonse Fishing Company: Introducing Blue Safari Seychelles


With our operations centered firmly in the heart of the Outer Islands of Seychelles, Alphonse Fishing Co. has become synonymous with world-class fishing experiences! After years of some of the best and wildest fishing on this planet, the team that brought you Alphonse Fishing Co. has decided to broaden their horizons by offering additional leisure experiences and exclusive access to Outer Islands.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Hotel Updates: North Island Seychelles


The Last Straw: North Island Ban's Plastic Straws


It's a scary thought that every piece of plastic ever produced still exists. Billions of plastic straws are created every day, only to be used for mere minutes before being thrown away, potentially polluting our precious oceans forever.

North Island's commitment to conservation and the environment is not only represented in the rehabilitation of the forests or the protection of endangered species, but also includes looking into our own operations and searching for ways to reduce our footprint on nature. 

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Announces the Order of A320neo Airbus Aircraft


Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has today announced its first order of the new generation A320neo (new engine option) aircraft as part of the plan to refresh its fleet and increase efficiency on its regional network.

The order was signed by Air Seychelles Chief Executive Officer, Remco Althuis and the Airbus Vice President Sales Sub-Sahara Africa and Indian Ocean, Hadi Akoum during a ceremony held at the Savoy Resort and Spa in Beau Vallon. 

Monday, 21 May 2018

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Increases Johannesburg Flights to Six Per Week


Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles has announced that it will increase the frequency of its services between Seychelles and Johannesburg to six flights per week starting from Tuesday, 3 July, 2018.

The new service has been introduced to meet the strong travel demand on the Johannesburg route, with increasing number of guests visiting the Seychelles archipelago.  

Friday, 11 May 2018

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Seals Partnership with Air Botswana


Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles and Air Botswana, the national airline of Botswana have signed a Special Prorate Agreement (SPA) to provide travellers with seamless access and transfers opportunities onto each other’s respective route networks, effective 1 May 2018.

As part of the agreement, guests travelling with Air Seychelles will now be able to book and purchase tickets from Seychelles to Johannesburg and onwards to the exciting cities of Gaborone, Francistown and Maun. 

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Airline Updates: Air France / Joon

An Official Welcome to Mark Air France's Return to Seychelles


The return of Air France to Seychelles, through its new sister airline 'Joon' was marked by an inaugural ceremony on Tuesday.

The airline's Airbus A340, flown by Captain Sophie Bordmann, was greeted by a water canon salute as it touched down at the international airport, shortly after 7am.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island


Denis Private Island Turns Back the Clock with Creole Nights of Centuries Past 


A new experiential evening on Denis Private Island aims to recreate Seychelles’ colonial past, replete with traditional food and dancing.


The construction of a new beachside pergola that’s creatively referred to as “The Boat Shed” – not to be mistaken for having any maritime use whatsoever – has furnished an “on-location” dining and recreational area for its guests on Friday evenings to enjoy a window into local culture.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Hotel Updates: Constance Hotel Group

The Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau 2018: Arshil Soopun, a Mauritian Chef Based in Seychelles, Wins Prestigious Culinary Contest


In an intense and gourmet week that ended on Saturday, March 24th, at Constance Belle Mare Plage, the 13th edition of the Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau has kept its promises and has given its acclaim to the art of gastronomy. 

Monday, 7 May 2018

Hotel Updates: North Island Seychellles

North Island Seychelles Turns 21 this Year


North Island’s Managing Director, Bruce Simpson said, “Turning 21 is the ‘coming of age’ in many cultures - the reaching of adulthood or even the end of the learning phase in a child’s life. In North Island’s case, turning 21 is just the start! Over two decades in our lives speak more to the beginning of North Island’s lifespan and evolution, as it is only now starting to evolve into the adult we envisioned and what was really planned for it.”



Sunday, 6 May 2018

Seychelles Tourism News

New Tourism Minister Envisions Seychelles as a Model for Sustainable Tourism to the World


The new Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, moved into his new office at Botanical House on Friday May 4, 2018.

Formerly the minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, he was assigned the new portfolio in a Cabinet reshuffle announced by President Danny Faure on April 26.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Fishing in Seychelles: A1 Fishing


A1 Fishing Logs Outstanding Catch and Release Figures for First Quarter 2018


A1 Fishing has announced that through their conservation efforts that they have tagged and released 149 billfish from the 1st Dec 2017 to 30th April 2018. 


"These are fantastic figures and a big thank you/ shout out goes to the A1 crew: Perry Rosalie, Brandon Grant, Mangi Katana, Tabu Safari and Jean-Luc Chang-Time," says A1 Fishing's Manager Mike Mason.  

Friday, 4 May 2018

Hotel Updates: Pirogue Lodge Hotel and Restaurant

Temporary Closure of Pirogue Lodge: 01.06.2018 - 05.07.2018


Kindly note as from 01st June 2018 – 05th  July 2018   Pirogue Lodge Hotel and Restaurant on Praslin Island, Seychelles, will be closed for renovation.

The hotel will start to take bookings as from the 06th July 2018.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Hotel Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Wins 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award: “Best Business Class in Africa and Indian Ocean”


Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is proud to announce that it has been recognized by TripAdvisor, one of the largest and most reputed global travel sites, as “The Best Business Class in Africa and Indian Ocean”.  

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Hotel Updates: Bird Island Lodge

Updated Closure Period for 2019 to Include June/July


Bird Island Lodge will be closing from 12th December 2018 to 12th January 2019. 

Management of the lodge have also taken the decision to close in June/July 2019. 

The closure dates for Bird Island Lodge for the 2018/2019 season are thus as follows:


Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Seychelles Tourism News

Emirates Renews its Marketing Agreement with the Seychelles Tourism Board


Emirates Airline has extended its global marketing agreement with the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB), renewing its support to the island destination.

Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations for Africa, Orhan Abbas, and STB’s Chief Executive, Sherin Francis, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday April 23, 2018.