Friday, 28 August 2015

Conservation News: Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island exhibits at the Seychelles Sea Turtle Festival 2015

On Saturday 8th August, Denis Private Island's environment staff teamed up with Green Islands Foundation (GIF) and North Island to participate in the third annual Seychelles Sea Turtle Festival.

Throughout the day the team hosted exciting educational games showcasing their love for sea turtles and promoting sea turtle conservation on Denis Island and in Seychelles.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Mason's Travel News

World Travel Market London: 02 – 05 November 2015

Mason's Travel will once again be attending the World Travel Market London, and invite you to meet with us between 02 and 05 November.

We will be represented this year by our Managing Director Mr. Alan Mason, and Sales Manager Ms. Amy Michel.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Hotel Updates: Le Duc de Praslin, Seychelles

[VIDEO] Le Duc de Praslin Unveils New Promotional Video

Le Duc de Praslin, 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 the hotel's location, but also Praslin Island in general, as well as the hotel's 'Chillout Tapas Lounge' and Cafe des Arts restaurants on Cote d'or beach.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Hotel Updates: Cote d'Or Footprints

Free WiFi Now Available at Cote d'Or Footprints

Cote d'Or Footprints is happy to announce that starting today, all guests can benefit from unlimited Wifi. We hope that this will be an additional benefit to our future guests.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Hotel Updates: The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach, Seychelles

The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach, Seychelles: Ready, Set, Launched!


The resort is now open and welcoming guests, offering them an exquisite and intimate experience where Seychellois heritage meets modern services and comforts, and recently welcomed its first European guests - Mr. Michael Bong and Family, who were greeted with a special Seychellois beach welcome.


Sunday, 23 August 2015

Industry News

Mason's Travel: Promoting a "Value for Money" Tourism Service

Mason's Travel has shown its support of a new initiative to improve the tourism service sector in general, promote certain cultural districts and boost the rates of return visitors, by signing a Memorandum of understanding with the relevant committees involved. 

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Boosts Nonstop Paris Flights with Air France Codeshare Agreement

After launching a thrice-weekly nonstop service between Seychelles and Paris in July this year, Air Seychelles has announced a codeshare agreement with Air France to provide more connections between the European continent and the islands.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Hotel Updates: L'Habitation Cerf Island

Changes to Boat Schedule

The management of L'Habitation Cerf Island has made some amendments to their boat schedule and costs. The scheduled boats for Arrival & Departure transfers remain complimentary. Other trips may incur additional costs. The updated Boat Schedule will be posted on the Mason's Travel Partner Hub for your access. For any further queries please send us an email on

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Mason's Travel News

New Appointments at Mason's Travel

Dear Partners, It is with much pleasure that we would like to share the news of a couple of key changes at Mason’s Travel.

Mr Lenny Alvis has been appointed General Manager. With over 25 years of experience in the tourism trade and having served in senior positions in the Ministry of Tourism as well as with Destination Management Companies in Dubai and Seychelles, Mr Alvis is well  positioned and experienced to take on his new responsibilities.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Airline Updates: Condor

Condor to Increase Weekly Flights to Seychelles

Condor has announced that it will increase it's direct flights from Germany to Seychelles to two flights per week, as of 13 September 2016. 

This is great news for German travellers, who remain the number one market in Seychelles, as this will diversify their travel options. Condor passengers will now have the chance to stay in Seychelles for 11 nights or 18 nights at a time, and are no longer fixed to a travel period of 7 or 14 nights.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Selects Sabre to Enhance Guest Experience and Airline Growth

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has selected global technology provider Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), to provide a full suite of technology that will support the carrier’s global business as well as enhance the Air Seychelles guest experience and revenue generating capabilities.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

President Obama visited Ethiopian first B787 Dreamliner, "Africa First"

US president H.E. President Barak H. Obama along with US Government Senators and House of Representatives paid a visit to Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Airline in Africa, during the president’s three days official Visit to Ethiopia, 26 to 28 July 2015.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Hotel Updates: Fregate Island Private

New Spa Manager at Fregate Island Private's Rock Spa

Fregate Island Private welcomes Janice Vigo Hurloll, who recently joined their team at the private island's Rock Spa, focusing in Holistic Touch of Asian Healing, and will be creating additional treatments and packages for the spa brochure. Furthermore, she will be going to create a ‘Fregate Signature Massage Oil’ where guests can select their preferences prior to their treatments.  

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Destination Information

A Cultural Revolution is Taking Hold of Seychelles

Culture is finding itself again in the mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles, so much so that the musicians and artists have called it simply a cultural revolution that has started.

These words were first echoed about a year ago by Jean Marc Volcy, the veteran and very popular Seychelles artist, and it has since been repeated by most of the greats from the music world of Seychelles.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Hotel Updates: Cerf Island Resort

Minister of Environment officially opens Snorkel & Kayak Trail 

Cerf Island Resort, Marine Conservation Society Seychelles, UNDP and Seychelles National Park Authority are partnered together to enhance experience of marine park visitors whilst preserving the biodiversity through minimising negative impact on environment. This culminated in the establishment and launch of a snorkel trail and a kayak trail in St. Anne Marine Park. 

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Mason's Travel News: IFTM TOP RESA 2015

Appointment at IFTM TOP RESA 29 September to 02 October 2015

Once again, Mason’s Travel will be present at the IFTM TOP RESA trade show, to be held at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France between the 29 September and 02 October 2015.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Hotel Updates: Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino

Temporary Power Cut: 14 August 2015

Please be informed that there will power supply cut down on Friday 14 August 2015 from 0800hrs to 1800hrs due to maintenance purposes. The hotel apologizes in advance for the inconvenience, should you have any queries relating to this matter please contact 

Monday, 10 August 2015

Hotel Updates: AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa

[Updated] Temporary Swimming Pool Closure

Please be informed that the swimming pool of AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa will be closed for maintenance work from the 03 – 07 September 2015.

A daily complimentary shuttle service will be available to all guests to/from Constance Ephelia Resort for the use of the same facility during the said period.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Hotel Updates: Hotel La Rousette

Renovations Completed for Standard Rooms

Hotel La Rousette has announced that the renovations for their standard rooms are now complete, following 6 weeks of construction works that have taken place.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Special Announcement: Vallée de Mai

New Entrance Requirements for Vallée de Mai

Please be informed that from the 1st of August 2015 the Vallée de Mai has requested that children under 12 years of age, will need to bring along identification to confirm their age upon entering. Children under 12 years of age are granted free access, so please ensure to bring along the relevant documentation for entry.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Live the Seychelles Experience: Bird Island

A delectable delicacy: Seychelles' much-loved sooty tern eggs harvested on Bird Island

As is the case in every country worldwide, Seychelles also has its own delicacies, among which, the sooty tern eggs - a speckled, sea-bird egg only available seasonally -  are enjoyed by locals and foreigners alike.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Airline Updates: Emirates Airlines

Temporary Changes to Emirates Dubai / Seychelles Flight Schedule

Kindly note that due to operational constraints, the following flight has been  re-scheduled as per below, for the period of 01 August 2015 to 24 October 2015:

Monday, 3 August 2015

Hotel Updates: The H-Resort Beau Vallon Beach, Seychelles

The H-Resort Beau Vallon Beach to Open it's Doors in August.

The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach, Seychelles, will open its doors to guests and honeymooners this month on August 10th. The tropical getaway is located amid takamaka trees and coconut palms, bordering the silvery white sand and pure waters of Beau Vallon Beach in the Seychelles, ‘the jewel of the Indian Ocean’. 

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Increases Flights to Seychelles

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that effective September 16, 2015, it will increase its services to Seychelles to four flights per week so as to better serve its passengers to and from the islands.

The announcement came at the same time that the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St Ange was boarding an Ethiopian Airlines flight to Addis Ababa for a joint working visit to Israel.