Monday, 30 November 2015

Hotel Updates: Chez Bea Luxury Villa

New Property Alert: Chez Bea Luxury Villa

Mason's Travel has recently added a new property to our accommodation portfolio - Chez Bea Luxury Villa. A Seychellois owned family business, Chez Bea offers 6 two bedroom apartments each of 90sqm. Including a modern, island style architecture. Located only a short distance from the infamous Cote d’Or this is ideal for those seeking luxurious facilities in a convenient location.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Hotel Updates: Glacis Heights Villa

Construction of Spa and Relaxation Area

Glacis Heights Villa has announced a project that is currently underway to construct a  spa and relaxation area for their guests.

Construction, which is located adjacent to the villa, is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015/start of 2016 and work is carried out between  0830 - 1700.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Hotel Updates: Hotel La Rousette

Hotel La Rousette Now Offers Transit/Early Check-Out Shower Room Facility

Hotel La Rousette recently opened their new shower rooms, available for guests in transit, as well as for guests who checkout early and have a late flight.

“Hotel La Roussette is now offering a new and designated Shower Room facility to all its guests," says Rose-May Lavigne, the hotel's manager.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Hotel Updates: Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa

Introducing the New Grand Oceanview Villas

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa is delighted to announce the launch of the new Grand Oceanview Pool Villas, available from November 2015. 

These 16 new magnificent villas are perfect for guests seeking the ultimate pool villaexperience with additional privacy within idyllic surroundings, and ideal for the honeymoon market.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines wins CAPA Airline of the Year Award in the World Aviation Summit

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it 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.


Sunday, 15 November 2015

Paris Bombings

We are deeply saddened by the recent horrific events in Paris and wish to extend our sympathies to all Parisians and people of France. Our sincere condolences to all the grieving families and those innocent civilians involved in this tragedy.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Conservation Updates: Denis Private Island

October Conservation Update from Denis Private Island and the Green Island's Foundation

October 2015 marked a busy month for conservation on Denis Private Island and the Green Island's Foundation. Hawksbill Turtle nesting season has begun, the first of this year's vagrant bird species began to arrive and visiting volunteer students studying the endangered Seychelles Warblers that call Denis Island home, left after three months of gathering a treasure trove a valuable research and data.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Fishing in Seychelles: Seychelles Sports Fishing Club and Mason's Travel Conservation League

Seychelles Recreational and Sports Fishing Anglers Setting New Records for Conservation

Angler's recently reached the 200th billfish tagged and released in the inaugural SSFC/Mason's Travel Conservation League.  The Conservation League encourages all recreational and sports fishing anglers to tag and release billfish caught using The Billfish Foundation tags.


Thursday, 12 November 2015

Industry News: Visa & Entrance Requirements to Seychelles

Lifting of Visa Restrictions for Some African States Affected by Ebola

The Seychelles Public Health Commissioner and the Department of Immigration have revised the measures taken earlier this year to curb the threat of ebola virus entering the country.

In this regard, the travel restrictions imposed on the nationals of various African states, or travellers who have visited those countries, has now been lifted. The only country still affected by the ban is
Guinea (Conakry).

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Hotel Updates: Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Update on the Upcoming Six Senses Zil Pasyon Hotel

Six Senses Zil Pasyon, a new development on Felicité Island, Seychelles,  will be opening the hotel in mid 2016 and they are pleased to inform you that at present all 30 villas have been built and the interior design is currently in progress.

Furthermore, the staff accommodations are all completed and the infrastructure and landscaping are at their final stages of completion.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Completion of Tennis Court Restoration

Following our recent blog post on the temporary closure of Denis Private Island's tennis court for restoration and maintenance, the hotel is pleased to announce that remedial works have now been completed and the tennis court is  now operational for their guests to enjoy. 

Should you have any additional queries, please do not hesitate to contact your Mason's Travel Representative. 

Monday, 9 November 2015

Hotel Updates: CaranaBeach Hotel

CaranaBeach Introduces New General Manager

CaranaBeach would like to introduce the new General Manager of the hotel, Mr Cyrille Carofano. Already focused on the opening in February 2016, Cyrille is working closely with the rest of the team in the lead up to the open date.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Received Airline of the Year Award for the Fourth Year in a Row from AFRAA

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has been named, for the fourth year in a row, as the Airline of the Year by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) at its 47th Annual General Assembly, held between 8 and 12 November 2015, in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Mason's Travel Excursions

Featured Excursion: Experience La Digue | Discover the charm of this beautiful, laid-back island

Experience La Digue; the laid back atmosphere of island living, here the bicycle is the favoured mode of transport and time moves slowly in the light of sunny island charm. La Digue is home to the Paradise Flycatcher, one of the rarest birds in the world. There is a very good chance of sighting one on this tour.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Hotel Updates: Banyan Tree Seychelles

Renovations to Roof of Main Building

On behalf of the Management of Banyan Tree Seychelles, we would like to bring to your attention that the resort is currently undergoing reconstruction of the roof of the main building,  which was damaged by a fire in February

The reconstruction work will hopefully will be completed by the second week of December.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Hotel Updates: Le Domaine de La Reserve

Le Domaine de La Reserve launches new Water Lily Wellness Spa

Give yourself the gift of time to relax and rejuvenate at Le Domaine de La Reserve as they launch their new Water Lily Wellness spa - where healing hands and restorative energy awaits you.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Hotel Updates: Fishing Adventures off Denis Private Island

Honeymooners Get More Than They Bargain For on First Ever Fishing Trip

Honeymooners, Olly and Clare from the U.K. got more than they bargained for when they decided on going on a fishing excursion while staying on Denis Private Island, Seychelles. Olly and Clare set off with Denis Private Island's expert fishing guide, Rolly - who has been on the island for about 20 years -  aboard the island's private fishing vessel  Lady Claire for a half-day (4 hour) fishing adventure.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Hotel Updates: H-Resort Beau Vallon Bay

Introducing the H-Resort Art Competition: Unleash the Artist in You.

The H Resort is looking for inspired people to paint or draw some of the imagery in their new property on Beau Vallon Beach, Mahé Island, Seychelles.

The theme for the competition is ‘Relaxed Island Chic.’

Monday, 2 November 2015

Hotel Updates: Banyan Tree Seychelles

Saffron Restaurant Reopened

Further to our blog post on 18 September, Banyan Tree Seychelles has announced that the current works to renovate and upgrade their Saffron Restaurant are now complete and the restaurant is once again operational, offering guests it's  iconic
Thai Menu.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Industry News: The Luxury Travel Guide

Seychelles has been voted ‘Country Destination of the Year’

Seychelles has been voted ‘Country Destination of the Year’ by a UK-based publication - the Luxury Travel Guide - which offers luxury travel and lifestyle information. The award certificate was presented to the island nation’s Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St Ange, at the World Travel Market, taking place in London.