Monday, 30 June 2014

Airline Updates: New Airline to Operate in Seychelles

‘Seychelles Airlines’ submits formal application for air operator license 

After some 37 years that Seychelles has had one national airline, Air Seychelles, flying the archipelago’s name through the skies across the Indian Ocean to the African, European and Asian continents, a second airline bearing the Seychelles name has applied to the aviation authorities to start flying in the near future.
A private venture in the making for a little over a year, the ‘Seychelles Airlines’ submitted on Friday June 20 its formal application and all necessary documentations to the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) for an Air Operator Certificate.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Airline Updates: Air Austral

Air Austral to fly Seychelles / La Reunion twice a week, Mason's Travel official GSA

The French carrier, Air Austral, has once again resumed flights between Isle La Reunion and Seychelles, as of Monday. The bi-weekly flights, operated aboard a Boeing 737 800, will take approximately 2 hours 40 minutes and serve to encourage travel and business commuting between the two island states, as well provide tourists from farther afield with enhanced multi-destination travel options within the Indian Ocean region. 

Construction Notice: Coral Strand Hotel

Reparation of Coral Strand’s swimming pool

Please note that Coral Strand Hotel has communicated that their swimming pool shall be undergoing renovations and these has already begun and scheduled to be completed by 25th of July 2014. 

During this period all hotel guests from Coral Strand Hotel are welcome to use Savoy Resort & Spa’s swimming pool, which is located 20 meters away from Coral Strand hotel. 

The hotel apologizes for the inconvenience and will do their utmost to keep amount of disruption to a minimum. 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Hotel Updates: Constance Lemuria

Constance Lemuria certified for ISO 22000

The Constance Lémuria Seychelles has been certified for ISO 22000 since July 2009. On June 4th and 5th 2014, SGS, a Mauritian company, performed an audit that Constance Lémuria successfully passed. 

The hotel is the only company in the Seychelles to have the ISO22000 certification!The Food Management System ISO 22000 has been, and indeed is, a good marketing tool which gives the hotel’s guests reassurance of eating food that has been well prepared and handled.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Hotel Updates: Hilton Labriz Hotel and Spa

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa receives accolade

The hotel is very proud to announce that it has won a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor! 

The hotel has been recognised as a Top Performing Resort as reviewed by travellers on the world’s largest travel site. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. 

Monday, 23 June 2014

Hotel Updates: Praslin Resort and Spa

Raffles Praslin  Adopts and Reopens the Salazie Nature Trail

On Friday 13th June, Raffles Praslin and the Ministry of Environment and Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the adoption of the Salazie nature trail via La Plaine Hollandaise to Pasquiere, on Praslin. 

The purpose of this MOU was to formalise the adoption of the nature trail, provide technical and logistical support in the management of the trail, facilitate its access, and promote the island’s rich flora and fauna. 

Hotel Updates: Surfer's Self-Catering Chalets

New Amenity at Surfers Self Catering Chalets 

Surfers is pleased to announce that they are now offering Satellite TV, consisting of 21 channels of quality entertainment inclusive of sports and news channels, in all its rooms.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Hotel Updates: Four Season Resorts and Spa

World Cup 2014 at Four Seasons Resort

The hotel is pleased to announce their program for the World Cup 2014.  

Two locations have been set up for this event:

At the Fan-Zone which is a large outdoor seating area with an extra large screen and sound system located at the picnic area in front of the Kannel Bar.  It will open every day from 1930hrs to 2230hrs and will offer complimentary draught.  A pop-up snack menu has been created as well.  

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Hotel Updates: Raffles Resort and Spa

Raffles wins TripAdvisor Certificate

Raffles Praslin is pleased to announce that the resort has won a ‘Certificate of Excellence 2014’ from the renowned TripAdvisor for the third consecutive year. 
The hotel has been recognized as a Top Performing Hotel as reviewed by travelers on the world’s largest travel site. 

Monday, 16 June 2014

Hotel Updates: Le Domaine De La Reserve

Le Domaine De La Reserve set to close for renovations

Please be advised that Le Domaine De La Reserve, Praslin,  will be closed l from 5th to 20th December 2014 (both dates inclusive).

During this time the hotel will be undertaking renovations and upgrades, as well as general maintenance on all facilities in rooms and common areas.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Hotel Updates: Le Domaine de la Reserve

Le Domaine de la Reserve receives accolade

It is with great pleasure that the Management and Staff of Le Domaine de La Reserve welcome the news that they have won a “2014 Certificate of Excellence Award” from Tripadvisor.

TripAdvisor is one of the world's largest travel website, comprising of millions of first-hand reviews of establishments around the world. 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island - World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014 Nominee - Vote for Now!

Denis Private Island is a proud nominee in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014. 
Here is your chance to show your support for our amazing island hotel! Click on the following link and cast your votes now!

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Strong First Quarter Performance by Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles has recorded strong 2014 first quarter results with a 38.2 per cent increase in passenger numbers to 95,372, compared to the same period in 2013 (69,009 passengers).

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Hotel Updates: Hanneman Holiday Residence

Hanneman Holiday Residence receives TripAdvisor Award 

For the fourth consecutive year, Hanneman Holiday Residence has been awarded with a Tripadvisor “Certificate of Excellence”. 

The owners and the employees are most proud and happy to have achieved it again. Mr. Heinkelein, Managing Director of the residence, would like to thank all the staff for their devotion, diligent and hard work! 

Monday, 9 June 2014

Hotel Updates: The Wharf Hotel & Marina

Renovations at the Wharf Hotel & Marina

The Wharf Hotel & Marina has announced that it will  be closed as from 1st July 2014 to undergo renovations.  This will be for a minimum of three to four months.

For any relocation of clients, the Wharf Hotel will be pleased to assist in accomodating the guests at its sister property, the Jardin des Palmes in the southwest of Mahe

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Activity Spotlight: Hiking, Nature and Heritage Trail

Seychelles welcomes new National Heritage treasure trail on Praslin Island

Mr. Christopher Gill and his Iles Des Palmes Eco Resort of Praslin, working in partnership with the National Heritage Foundation, which is chaired by Mr. Pat Nanty, has open a historical treasure trail that is now open to the public for tours.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Hotel Updates: Hotel L'Archipel

Hotel L'Archipel awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Hotel L’Archipel of Praslin Seychelles has once again been presented the Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Hotel Updates: Castello Beach Hotel

Castello Beach Hotel welcomes new General Manager

The hotel is pleased to welcome its new General Manager, Mr. Paulo de Matos. 

Mr. Paulo de Matos has remarkable experience acquired in renowned luxurious properties and operations worldwide in four different continents, which makes him the ideal, passionate and dedicated professional to raise the hotel’s service standards and costumer care to the next level.

Mason’s Travel wishes Mr. de Matos success in his new appointment!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Hotel Updates: Raffles Praslin

Raffles Praslin Seychelles nominated for World Travel Awards

Raffles Praslin Seychelles is pleased to announce that for the 3rd consecutive year, it has been nominated at the World Travel Awards™ as 2014 Seychelles’ Leading Luxury Villa Resort. 

The hotel is part of the only few nominated hotels recognised for the greatest contribution to the industry in quality, innovation and service. 
The official online voting is now open and will conclude on 15th June 2014.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Seychelles in the Spotlight: Top 10 Wedding destinations 2014

UK trade rates Seychelles in Top 10 best destinations for romance for 2014

The UK travel trade has rated Seychelles among the Top 10 destinations in the world for the best wedding and honeymoon experience for 2014.

The results have been published in the Perfect Places magazine which comes out once a year to rate the UK travel agents` best destinations in the world. 

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Hotel Updates: Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa

New menu at Les Cocotiers at Hilton Northolme Resort & Spa

Les Cocotiers Restaurant at Hilton Northolme is one of the spots to be on Mahé – the cozy and relaxed setting makes it the ideal place for a dinner under the stars. The new menu reflects the multi-cultural backgrounds of the people who populate the Seychelles which features the subtleties of French cooking, the exotic nature of Indian dishes and the vibrant flavours of the Orient.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Hotel Updates: Les Villas d’Or, Praslin

Les Villas d’Or wins TripAdvisor Certificate

It is with great honour that Les Villas d’Or receives once again the TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence for two consecutive years.

The Management and Staff at Les Villas D’Or continuously take great pride in delivering the highest quality service to its most valued guests and work extremely hard to extend to each and every single one of them, their usual friendly and dedicated service that they deserve and expect during their stay whether long or short. 

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Hotel Updates: Hilton Northolme Resort and Spa

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa named”Best Resort in Africa” 

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa has been named as “Best Resort in Africa” by Global Traveler Magazine.

Claus Steiner, Cluster General Manager, Hilton Seychelles said, “Best Hotel in Africa” by leading international magazine, Global Traveler, is an outstanding privilege and a great honor, for the hotel and for the team members. I would like to extend a warm and sincere thank you to our guests and, importantly, to the hard working hotel team members who deserve the honor and the credit for exceeding guest expectations.”