Saturday, 31 October 2015

Ferry Schedules: Cat Cocos

Cat Cocos: New Ferry Schedule as of 01 November 2015

Please be advised that as of 01 November 2015, the Cat Cocos ferry will be running on a new timetable.

To view/download the new Cat Cocos Ferry Schedule, Click Here.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Hotel Updates: Chalets d' Anse Forbans

Chalets d’ Anse Forbans Awarded 'Their Recommended by HolidayCheck 2015' Certificate.

As per Holiday Checks’ congratulating letter “Chalets d’ Anse Forbans is among the most popular hotels worldwide,” and as result has been awarded this certificate.

Ferry Services: Cat Cocos

Cat Cocos' Isle Of La Digue Back in Operation

Cat Cos has announced that their Isle of La Digue ferry will resume its normal service this afternoon Friday 30th October 2015 Mahe/La Digue (Direct) at 17h00.

The Management of the Inter Island Boats would like to  thank you for your kind understanding and usual co-operation.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island Excels at World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015

On Saturday 24th October, the World Luxury Hotel Awards Gala Ceremony was held at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Hong Kong whereby 400 guests attended the soiree having flown in from all ends of the globe. Denis Private Island had been nominated in the following categories for the Indian Ocean; Luxury Private Island Resort, Luxury Hideaway Resort and Best Scenic Environment. 


Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Cat Cocos Ferry

Cat Cocos Announces Baggage Restrictions for Business Class Passengers

Please be advised that Cat Cocos has announced baggage restrictions for business class passengers.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Hotel Updates: Four Seasons Seychelles Resort & Spa

Festive Season Highlights at Four Seasons Seychelles:  23 December 2015 – 10 January 2016

With the festive season just around the corner, Four Seasons Seychelles are extending a tropical invitation to you and your family to join them for a castaway Christmas in the paradise setting of Petite Anse bay, Mahé Island, Seychelles.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Luggage Limit Reminder

Denis Private Island has issued a reminder that the luggage restrictions on scheduled Air Seychelles flights to the island, and guests are urged to pack light. 

Owing to space restrictions, there is a soft baggage only allowance of 15 kgs per person. Excess luggage is subject to space availability only and there is no guarantee that excess luggage will board the same flight as the passenger.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Hotel Updates: Castello Beach Hotel

Update on Improvements at Castello Beach Hotel

Castello Beach Hotel has made recent improvements to their hotel offerings to further enhance their guest experience. Please find below a breakdown of recent changes:

The hotel has installed IP Cable TV in the rooms with 28 channel covering the main markets including, but not limited to Chinese, Russian, Italian,  French and German with 5 Channels (ZDF, NTV, RTL, Euronews and Eurosports).

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Hotel Updates: Le Duc de Praslin

Upgrading and Renovations to Standard Rooms

Le Duc de Praslin has announced the upgrading of its 4 standard rooms, in order to provide better accommodations to their valued guests.

The upgrading works of the  4 standard rooms (Ex Cafe Des Arts rooms) will be carried out from 23rd November until 20th December 2015.  

Friday, 23 October 2015

Hotel Updates: Le Domaine de La Reserve

Le Domaine de La Reserve Excels at Praslin Culinary & Arts Festival

It was with pride and utter enthusiasm that the GM and Chairman of Le Domaine de La Reserve, Mr. Joseph Albert, welcomed his team of 3 Chefs to Le Domaine de La Reserve Hotel this afternoon after their landmark victory at the 2nd Edition of the Praslin Culinary and Arts Fiesta held at Cote D’or, Praslin.


Thursday, 22 October 2015

Hotel Updates: Bird Island Lodge

Stay Connected on Bird Island: Introducing Complimentary Wifi


Bird Island, Seychelles now offers wireless internet connectivity in all lounge areas and guest rooms on the island.  The availability of Wi-Fi has become an integral part of travellers’ daily lives, prompting the owner, Mr Guy Savy, to offer this service to the island’s guests. The connection is complimentary, despite many other hotels are still charging for its use.

Ferry Schedules: Inter-Island Ferry

New Ferry Schedule for Inter-Island Ferry as of 23 October 2015

Please be advised that as of 23 October 2015, Inter-Island Ferry has announced that they will be running on a new timetable.

To view/download the new Inter-IslandFerry Schedule, Click Here.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Hotel Updates: Valmer Resort

Introducing New Spa and Gym Facilities

Valmer Resort has
announced that their new gym and spa is now operational.

The Frangipani Spa, with Balinese therapists, has been designed to ensure that their guests truly enjoy the serenity of its peaceful surroundings. The Spa features a couples treatment room with private outside shower and jacuzzi, as well as nails and waxing services to complete the spa experience.


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Isle of Denis takes to the air | A surprise greeting for the guests of Denis Private Island

On Friday the 16th October, 15 passengers were going through the usual check-in process to board for their Denis Private Island trip, however, the guests were asked to make their way to a mini-bus as there would be a slight diversion prior to boarding. 

Monday, 19 October 2015

Mason's Travel News

Mason's Travel Hosts Swedish Partners on Seychelles Familiarization Trip

Mason's Travel recently hosted a group of travel industry professionals from Tour Pacific, a Swedish Tour Operator.

Arranged by Tour Pacific as a team building and incentive trip for the company's agents, the visit doubled as an opportunity for Tour Pacific's staff to familiarize themselves with destination Seychelles.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Mason's Travel News

Mason's Travel Participates in Seychelles' Nordic Roadshow

In the last week of September 2015, Mason's Travel, along with representatives from the Seychelles Tourism Board as well as local hospitality establishments, set-off on the The Seychelles Islands Nordic Roadshow.

Visiting Stockholm (Sweden), Helsinki (Finland), Oslo (Norway) and Aarhus (Denmark), a presentation aimed at Travel Agents, Tour Operators and MICE Agents was held in each of the cities.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Hotel Updates: Chalets d’ Anse Forbans

It is official... Chalets d’ Anse Forbans turns 21!

The Seychellois owned and family run Seychelles self-catering beach chalets located on Mahé Island will celebrate 21 years of operation on the 20th October 2015.

The Chalets opened their doors on the 20th October 1994, and since then, have seen great success both with further expansion as well as higher occupancy levels. 

Friday, 16 October 2015

Hotel Updates: Fishing Adventures off Denis Private Island

Visiting Couple Lands a Pair of Black Marlin

Recently,  Mr. & Mrs. Jacq - who were visiting Denis Private Island from France - set out aboard the island's private fishing vessel  Lady Claire for a half-day (4 hour) fishing adventure.

With Denis Private Island's expert fishing guide, Rolly, who has been on the island for about 20 years, it wasn't long before they caught their first black marlin. And not long after, the couple had landed their second black marlin for the day.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Ferry Schedules: Cat Cocos

Temporary Changes to Cat Cocos Ferry Schedule

Please take note that the technical stop of Isle of La Digue has been now been extended until 23rd October 2015.

Please see below for the amendments to the ferry schedule. We will keep you updated on any further changes.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Hotel Udates: Raffles Praslin Seychelles

Raffles Ranked Among World's Most Popular Luxury Hotel Brands

Raffles Hotels & Resorts is very proud to be listed as third in the recently-announced World's Most Popular Luxury Hotel Brands 2015. The ranking was released by Luxury Branding, a London consultancy specializing in the global luxury market, and was based on its independent analysis of more than 2.25 million TripAdvisor reviews, a site which ranks more than 950,000 properties worldwide.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Conservation News

Noddy Update from Cousine Island

This sea-bird season has been a particularly tough one compared to other years, with chicks being especially hard hit. 
Shortly after the chicks had hatched this year, the adult lesser noddies disappeared for sometime and many little chicks died in their nests from starvation. 

Monday, 12 October 2015

Hotel Updates: Raffles Praslin Seychelles

Raffles Praslin Seychelles Now Offers Special Golf Packages

Raffles Praslin Seychelles is happy to share the news that guests at Raffles can now avail of a special rate to make use of the 18-hole championship golf course at Constance Lemuria, twenty minutes' drive from the resort.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Industry News

Seychelles Hosts Smart Educational Visit From France

The Seychelles Tourism Office in Paris has hosted its first SMART educational visit for this year. The visit is part of the SMART programme organised by the French office to educate and train travel agents on that market.

It involved a one-day intensive destination training with the agents after which they had different modules to complete. 

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Wins CAPA Aviation Award for Excellence

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, has won CAPA Airline of the Year Award, one of the top airline awards, at the 2015 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence, held on 7 October, 2015 in Helsinki as part of CAPA’s 2015 World Aviation Summit.


Friday, 9 October 2015

Mason's Travel News

Introducing the New Mason's Travel's Domestic Terminal  Office

The Mason's Travel Domestic Terminal Office has undergone re-design and renovation works, now offering a fresh new look!

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Hotel Updates: Valmer Resort

Update on the Construction of the New Spa & Gym at Valmer Resort

Valmer Resort is pleased to announce the following update regarding the construction of the new Spa & Gym facilities, as well as additional villas, aimed at enhancing their guest experience.

Please see below for an update on the project:

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Hotel Updates: CaranaBeach Hotel

The Soon-To-Open CaranaBeach Hotel Launches its Official Website

The CaranaBeach Hotel is pleased to announce its newly launched website, including attractive features and a clear and easy  to navigate web design for a more user friendly experience.

The hotel's new website has been created to reflect a stylish and contemporary look , whilst also being informative and easy to understand.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Mason's Travel News

Mason's Travel Attends IFTM TOP RESA in Paris

Held from the 29 September to 02 October 2015 in Paris, France, the IFTM TOP RESA is the French market's premiere travel and tourism event.

Tourism industry professionals from around the world exhibit at this four day event, which sees ten of thousands of travel agents, tour operators and the public explore the planet's leading tourism offerings.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Mason's Travel Sponsors Gala Charity Event in Sweden

All the stars came out at Gala evening for Baltic salmon

 A great evening was had by all when both royalty and celebrities turned out for the inaugural gala dinner of the Baltic Salmon Fund. More than three million Swedish crowns were collected at the charity gala "An Evening for Salmon" which included royal participation by H.M. Carl XVI Gustaf and H.R.H. Princess Christina among the guests of honor.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Seychelles in the Spotlight

Seychelles' Best Private Islands

In the hierarchy of the world’s waters, the Indian Ocean takes some beating. More hyperbolically described than perhaps any other, it is outrageously exotic, a spice-scented sea whose warm waves lap at myriad shores in Myanmar, India, Cambodia and Africa, countries where islands crumble off the coastline and spin away into waters that were described by Rudyard Kipling as “so soft, so bright, so bloomin’ blue”.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Temporary Closure of Tennis Court for Restoration and Maintenance

Denis Private Island would like to inform you that the island's Tennis Court  will be temporarily closed as it will be undergoing a full restoration. Works will be commencing shortly and you will be advised upon completion of this project. 

Friday, 2 October 2015

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Wins Passenger Choice Awards

Ethiopian Airlines has won the Passenger Choice Awards for "Best Airline in Africa" for the third time in a row. The Airline won the award at the APEX 2015 EXPO held on 27 September 2015 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, USA.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Hotel Updates: Banyan Tree Seychelles

Temporary Closure to Saffron Restaurant

Further to our blog post on 18 September, Banyan Tree Seychelles has announced that the current works to renovate and upgrade their Saffron Restaurant will be extended for a further 2 weeks.

Maintenance to this restaurant is now scheduled to be completed by mid-October 2015. This activity will result in no inconveniences towards any guests in terms of noise.

The following changes have been made to mitigate for the renovations: