Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles and STB Join Forces on Charter Flights from Chengdu to Seychelles

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced it will operate non-stop charter flights from Chengdu, located in southwestern China, to

The airline will offer flights from the city of more than 14 million people every Wednesday from 19 July through to 23 August, providing six return services in total during the period.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Hotel Updates: Chalets d’ Anse Forbans

Chalets d’ Anse Forbans Awarded 2017 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 

Chalets d’ Anse Forbans, on Mahé Island, Seychelles, has been awarded their 2017 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor.

The Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence awards takes into account the quality, quantity and how up to date their guests reviews are on the Tripadvisor Platform over the past twelve months. 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Wins SKYTRAX World Airline Award for Best Airline in Africa

Ethiopian Airlines has won the SKYTRAX World Airline Award for The Best Airline in Africa at the Paris Air Show held on on June 20, 2017. Skytrax is the most respected global air transport rating organization that conducts the world's largest annual airline passenger satisfaction survey where customers make their own personal choices as to which airline they consider to be the best.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Hotel Updates: Acajou Beach Resort

Acajou Supports Anti-Poaching Effort for World Environment Day

The Acajou Beach Resort of Seychelles showed its solidarity with efforts to combat the poaching of rare Coco de Mer nuts, with several staff members participating in a march on World Environment Day on June 5th.

Organised by the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF), the walk brought anti-poaching supporters from Cote D’Or beach to the Baie Ste Anne Community Centre.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Expands Codeshare Network to Beijing

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has expanded its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways to offer travellers easy one-stop connections to the Chinese capital of Beijing, effective 14 June.

The new codeshare deal will see Air Seychelles place its “HM” code on Etihad Airways’ daily service between Abu Dhabi and Beijing, a city of more than 21 million people and the home of six Unesco World Heritage Sites including the Forbidden City and the Great Wall.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Hotel Updates: Casa Tara Villas

Casa Tara Villas Now Offers Free WiFi

Casa Tara Villas, on Praslin Island, Seychelles, have just announced that free, unlimited Wifi will be available to their guests. 

This new service is effectively immediately.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Conservation News: Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove

Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove Undertakes Coral Reef Restoration Project

Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove, Seychelles, today launched the second phase of their “Unlock the Sea” program with the Coral Reef Restoration Project further enhancing their commitment towards preserving the marine ecosystem around the hotel. 

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Hotel Updates: Les Laurier Hotel

Temporary Closure of Les Laurier Hotel & Restaurant 

Please be advised that Les Laurier Hotel, on Praslin Island, Seychelles, has advised that they will be closed from 01st December 2017 until the 18th December 2017 for routine maintenance work. 

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Hotel Updates: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Saying ‘I Do’ in Seychelles, with Four Seasons Resort 

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When dreaming about their big day, it wasn’t the thought of a grand ballroom or stately home that made Jason and Andrea’s hearts flutter.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Wins African Airline of the Year 2017 Award

Ethiopian Airlines has won the African Aviation 'African Airline of the Year' Award for 2017, for the second year in a row, during the 26th Annual Air Finance Africa Conference & Exhibition held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The award was presented to Ethiopian in recognition of its continued rapid growth, increased profitability and its outstanding contribution to aviation development in Africa.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Hotel Updates: New Emerald Cove Hotel

Temporary Closure of New Emerald Cove as of December 2017

New Emerald Cove Hotel, on Praslin Island Seychelles, has announced that they will be temporary closing as of the 01 December 2017 for an unspecified period of time in order to carry out an extensive renovation project.

A date for completion of the project and reopening has not yet been given, however Mason's Travel will keep you updated on any developments. 

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Airline Updates: Air Austral

Air Austral Temporary Reduces Seychelles Flight Frequency for June 2017

Kindly note that Air Austral will be reducing its operation by one flight per week starting 01 June 2017 for the whole month.  Air Austral shall resume normal operation with two flights per week as of 01 July 2017.

For June, flights between Reunion and Seychelles operate only on Sundays: Arrival - 10:15 and departure at 11:15.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Hotel Updates: Chalets d’ Anse Forbans

Chalets d’ Anse Forbans Looks to the Future with Sustainability Projects

Chalets d’ Anse Forbans on Mahé Island, Seychelles, has announced that they are "investing in a greener future with photo voltaic (solar) panels" being installed across the self-catering establishment.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian to Add Flight Frequency to Seychelles

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will add a 6th weekly flight to Seychelles as of 6th December 2017.

Chief Commercial Officer Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Busera Awel, said, “Seychelles being Africa’s premier tourist destination, we have now added a sixth weekly service to provide more options for passengers flying from any part of the world to Seychelles and vice versa through our strategic hub at Addis Ababa."