Sunday, 31 May 2015

Hotel Updates: Raffles Praslin Seychelles

Winner at the World Luxury Spa Awards

Raffles Praslin emerged victorious at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2015, receiving the following accolade: Country Winner: Best Luxury Destination Spa

The largest Spa in Seychelles, Raffles Spa has been awarded for its outstanding achievements in service delivery over the past year, as voted by our guests and industry consultants in the recent voting poll.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Hotel Updates: Le Duc de Praslin

Le Duc De Praslin Inducted into TripAdvisor 'Hall of Fame'

Le Duc de Praslin Hotel and Café des Arts have been singled out with two top awards, by the popular online travel forum Tripadvisor. The “Hall of Fame” award is discerned to establishments that have won the “Certificate of Excellence” for five consecutive years in a row.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Conservation News: Denis Private Island

Conservation Update from Denis Private Island and the Green Islands Foundation

Denis Private Island is committed to ensuring that her numerous treasures remain for our future generations to enjoy. That is why the management of the island works closely with the Green Islands Foundation (GIF) to ensure that the management of the island's ecology is such to ensure the development and maintenance of a healthy and pristine ecosystem. 

Below is an update on some of the changes and implementation on Denis Private Island. 

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Airline Updates: Etihad Airways

Etihad Flights to Seychelles Rescheduled: 01 June to 30 June 2015

Dear Partners and members of the public,

Please note changes in timing of Etihad Airways from 01 June to 30 June 2015 as follows:

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Hotel Updates: Indian Ocean Lodge

[VIDEO] Indian Ocean Lodge Unveils New Promotional Video

Indian Ocean Lodge, on Praslin Island Seychelles, has just unveiled the new promotional video for the hotel.

Featuring stunning Aerial and traditional cinematography, the video not only captures the stunning scenery of Indian Ocean Lodge's location, but also Praslin Island in general, including some of the attractions and things to do and see on the island.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Hotel Updates: Northolme Seychelles Resort & Spa

Update on Villa Expansion Project

Hilton Northolme Resort & Spa has issued an update on the progress of the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort Extension Project with 16 newly built Deluxe Pool Villas to be opened 2015.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Hotel Updates: Hotel L’Archipel

Hotel L’Archipel Inducted into TripAdvisor ‘Hall of Fame’

L’Archipel Hotel on Praslin has been recognized as a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner. The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

The ‘Hall of Fame’ was created to honour businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Hotel Updates: North Island Seychelles

2015 Mid-Year Update from North Island Seychelles

North Island, the exclusive island getaway in Seychelles, has had a busy year with new additions and changes to enhance guest experience.

Below is an update from the resort, offering a summary insight into what the first half of 2015 has held for North Island.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Hotel Updates: Birgo Guesthouse

Cease of Operations, Until Further Notice

 Please note that we have been advised by Birgo Guesthouse, that due to unforeseen circumstances they will be ceasing operations until further notice.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Mason's Travel News

Mason's Travel Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015

Mason's Travel - the leading Destination Management Company in Seychelles - has once again been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

TripAdvisor - the world's leading travel and tourism review website - only hands out certificates of excellence to those establishments that have achieved a standard of excellent reviews over the period of one year.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Annual Events: Fet Afrik 2015

Seychelles gears up for annual Fet Afrik cultural festival: 22 - 25 May

FetAfrik, Seychelles' annual celebration of Creole and African culture, in honour of world 'Africa Day' and as a tribute to the country's strong African heritage and cultural influence, will this year take place between the 22nd and 25th of May at various locations across the main island of Mahé.

Below, find the schedule for this years festivities ]

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island Inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

Denis Private Island, the exclusive island getaway in Seychelles, has just been inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame.

This prestigious accolade is only awarded to those hotels and resorts, worldwide, which have won a coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years running.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Destination Guides: Romantic Seychelles

The Top 10 Most Romantic Hotels in Seychelles, according to the Telegraph

The 's Tim Ecott - a frequent visitor to Seychelles - offers a guide to 10 of the most romantic places to stay in the Seychelles, including the archipelago's best honeymoon hotels!

Monday, 18 May 2015

Hotel Updates: Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa

Update on Resort Extension Project

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa would like to update you on the progress of the Resort Extension Project with 16 newly built Deluxe Pool Villas to be opened July 2015.

Foundation works have been completed by end of last year together with the structural shape of each villa. The next phase will be the start of all interior works. 

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles Hosts Partners Apreciation and Awards Dinner

Mason's Travel Awarded “Best Domestic Sales Performer 2014"

Air Seychelles recently hosted their annual Partners Appreciation and Awards ceremony. Held at La Plaine St. Andre, the event shows appreciation to Air Seychelles' local trade partners as well as showcases those which have achieved outstanding contributions through the presentation of awards across various categories.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Mason's Travel News

Labour Day Team Building Event

To celebrate this year's Labour Day holiday, a team of about 40 Mason's Travel staff set off for a day of hiking, sailing and adventure.

Lead by Mason's Travel's Managing Director, Mr. Alan Mason, the group set off early in the day with a hike through the Morne Seychelles National Park along a trail known as the "
Mare aux Cochon" route.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Industry News: Private Flights to Seychelles

Increase in Private Jets Recorded at Seychelles International Airport

Seychelles has been witnessing an increase in private aircraft flying to the Indian Ocean archipelago. Some 184 private planes have been recorded to have landed in Seychelles from January to April this year, with models ranging from the Global Express, Falcons, Gulf Streams and even Boeing 737s and 777s often seen lined up at the designated parking bay at the Seychelles International Airport.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Hotel Updates: Paradise Sun Hotel

Construction Notice: Temporary Closure for 'Beauty Makeover'

As part of their focus to constantly improve both their product and their service, Paradise Sun Hotel we will be embarking on a minor infrastructure upgrade to beautify and update their property.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Hotel Updates: Hotel La Roussette

Renovation Notice: 19th May - 301th June 2015

The Hotel La Roussette has advised that they will be undertaking minor renovations in two of their standard rooms. The works is expected to begin on 19th May 2015 and is programmed to be completed by the 30th June 2015.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Hotel Updates: Paradise Sun Hotel

Paradise Sun Contributes to Earth Hour with special dinner

In light of their ongoing commitment to limiting the hotels impact on the environment, which includes a number of sustainable programmes designed to maximize their use of energy and water, Paradise Sun organised a special event in tribute to this year's Earth Hour. 

Celebrated on the 28th of March, Earth Hour sees participants around the globe switching off all electronic devices for one hour, in and effort to give the planet a break from the huge demands of every day consumption.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Charter Updates: Sunseeker

Temporary cease on charters

Please kindly note that Sunseeker will be under slight superficial maintenance (non-operative) from June 3rd to June 17th 2015.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Industry News: Visitor Arrivals

Is 2015 set for record visitor numbers?

The first few months of the year have seen arrivals bounce back nicely after a tough 2014. As the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association’s Kate Carolus explained in last week’s Big Interview, arrival numbers are not the only measure of success for the Seychelles tourism economy, yet the latest ones show an encouraging trend.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles and Jet Airways Unveil Codeshare Partnership

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, and Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today unveiled a codeshare agreement that offers travellers enhanced connections on their respective networks.

The agreement heralds an era of closer cooperation between the two airlines which, in subsequent months, will include reciprocal frequent flyer programmes, cargo handling, and expansion of codeshare arrangements.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Hotel Updates: Raffles Praslin, Seychelles

Welcoming Vivek Kumar, Yoga Instructor

Raffles Praslin, Seychelles is pleased to welcome Vivek Kumar, the new Yoga Instructor at the award-winning Raffles Spa. Vivek brings a significant experience to the resort, as he has been practising and teaching yoga and meditation for more than 5 years.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Hotel Updates: Raffles Praslin, Seychelles

Raffles Praslin takes part in Earth Day with eco-friendly activities

On 22nd April, the resort took part in the largest environmental movement in the world. Raffles hosted 3 activities in which 76 guests, colleagues and school children participated.

An ecological activity took place on Curieuse island, consisting of anti-erosion coastal planting, an environmental activity was organised at Salazie trail, where 30 endemic trees were planted, and an embellishment activity was hosted at the resort, by painting floral elements as a permanent display of support towards the environment.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island - Nominee in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015

Denis Private Island is once again a nominee in the World Luxury Hotel Awards, and has been nominated in the following three categories: 

·         Luxury Hideaway Resort
·         Luxury Hotel – Best Scenic Environment
·         Luxury Private Island Resort