Friday, 27 October 2017

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian to Continue its Aviation Technology Leadership in Africa with the First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Leading the way once again, Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and most profitable airline group in Africa, will become the first in the continent to receive and operate the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on October 27, 2017. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the technologically advanced, ultra-comfortable, fuel-efficient and environment-friendly 787 family that Ethiopian will be receiving. 

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Hotel Updates: North Island Seychelles

North Island Joins the Relais & Châteaux Family 

North Island, Seychelles has joined Relais & Châteaux, the prestigious luxury hotel association established around the globe, from the Napa Valley vineyards and French Provence to the beaches of the Indian Ocean.

North Island’s Managing Director, Bruce Simpson says he “is delighted to align with Relais & Châteaux, a world-renowned association which shares the values and philosophy of North Island." 

Monday, 23 October 2017

Hotel Updates: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles ranked 19th globally and 4th in the region by Condé Nast Traveler

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has been ranked 19th among the 50 Best Resorts in the World in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2017.The resort which opened its doors in 2009, has climbed 22 places from its 41st position achieved last year. Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has also maintained its 4th position in the Top Resorts in the Indian Ocean category, obtaining a score of 99.17. 

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Renovation Notice: Auberge Anse Boileau / Chez Plume

Installation of New Swimming Pool at Auberge Anse Boileau / Chez Plume 

Auberge Anse Boileau accommodations and 
Chez Plume restaurant wish to advise that they will be closing the front garden briefly from the 20th November. The restaurant will be closed from 20th November until the 22nd November, but dinner will continue as per normal on these days. Lunch will recommence on the 23rd November.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Seychelles Tourism News

Seychelles Tourism Board Launches its First Hiking Guidebook in Paris

The Seychelles islands are famed for their natural beauty with several of the archipelago’s powder-white beaches regularly featured among the world’s best. Aside of its sun, sea and sand, mouth-watering cuisine, a wide range of accommodation including world-class hotels and warm hospitality of its people, Seychelles also has much to offer to the more adventurous visitors wishing to explore the wilder side of the archipelago.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Seychelles in the Spotlight: Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2017

In absolute awe of the Seychelles’ beauty? Vote online in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards

Have you been to the Seychelles islands? Are you still reminiscing about the days spent relaxing on the powder-white beaches and swimming in the clear turquoise waters? Did you enjoy the adventures -- whether you explored one of the scenic trails, went parasailing, zip lining, island hopping or snorkelling among colorful fish? Are you still relishing the mouth-watering Creole dishes? 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Seychelles Tourism News

Seychelles Tourism Board adopts new format for roadshow across three Indian cities supplying the most visitors to the islands

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) office in India organised a three-city roadshow in Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai from September 18 to 22, 2017.
Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai send some of the highest numbers of visitors to Seychelles each year. The three cities are also home to travel trade partners that facilitate travel for most holidaymakers from the northern and western parts of India.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Seychelles Tourism News

More trade partners join the 2017 GCC roadshow further positioning Seychelles in the Middle East

Further improving knowledge of the Seychelles’ products in the Middle East region, allowing the trade to strengthen relations with existing partners, as well as discover new products and partners -- such was the outcome of the 2017 Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) roadshow, organised by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB).

Spearheaded by the STB Dubai office, the roadshow held from October 8 to 11, targeted the United Arab Emirates’ cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as two other Gulf countries -- Bahrain and Kuwait.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Hotel Updates: The H Resort, Beau Vallon Beach

Reminder of Check-in/Out Policy at The H Resort, Beau Vallon Beach

Please be reminded of the early check-in and checkout policies at The H Resort, Beau Vallon Beach. The check-in time is 15.00 and check-out 11.00.

The hotel will always try to give assigned rooms before 15.00 but this is not always possible. Should clients require the room earlier or later than the times above then they may need to make bookings for the night in advance or an additional night upon departure.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles' Chief Executive Roy Kinnear Steps Down

The Chief Executive of the national airline of Seychelles, Roy Kinnear, has resigned and will be leaving his role on December 31, 2017. The Chairman of the Air Seychelles board Mr Jean Weeling-Lee confirmed on Tuesday that Mr Kinnear is leaving to pursue a further opportunity.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Hotel Updates: Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Six Senses Appoints Julian Crane as Director of Sales & Marketing, Maldives and Seychelles

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas announced the appointment of Julian Crane as director of sales & marketing, Maldives and Seychelles. He brings to the role more than 20 years of international experience in the high-end hospitality sector.

Julian joins Six Senses from his previous role of director of marketing for Four Seasons Hotel Doha.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Topped Industry and Customer Choice Awards as the Rising Star Carrier of the Year

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest cargo operator and logistics center in Africa, has been crowned as the Rising Star Carrier of the Year both in industry and customer choice awards on Payload Asia Awards 2017 gala dinner and awards ceremony, held at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Singapore.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory for Passengers Travelling From / Through Madagascar to Seychelles

A Travel Advisory has been issued by the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, with restrictions in place for travellers visiting or transiting from Madagascar, effective immediately. 
We shall be updating our partners as and when there are any further developments.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Seychelles in the Spotlight:Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2017

Seychelles Nominated in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2017

Seychelles, boasting powder-white beaches and clear, tranquil turquoise waters, is seen as one of the top destinations in the Indian Ocean region by travellers, media, and travel industry experts from across the globe and this has been highlighted by many international awards.

Once again, Seychelles stands the chance to win accolades now that voting is open in the Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers' Choice Awards 2017. 

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

New Property Alert: Villa Roscia

Mason's Travel Adds Villa Roscia to Our Accommodation Portfolio

A grand family residence situated in the heart of Beau Vallon with panoramic views. A family owned & run property whereby the hosts offer a warm welcome and personalized attention during your stay. Villa Roscia is equipped with 5 bedrooms, each with walk-in wardrobe & en-suite bathroom.  Some rooms have direct access to the terrace. 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

New Property Alert: Villa Charme de Lile

Mason's Travel Adds Villa Charme de Lile to Our Accommodation Portfolio

A modern contemporary style, these open plan apartments are ideal for those seeking a self-catering option in style. Each apartment consists of large open plan kitchen, lounge, bedroom with en suite bathroom and large veranda. Each apartment boasts a laid-back, residential ambience, featuring beautiful white washed furniture, extra length king size beds, and tiled floors. Bedrooms and living rooms convey a delightful island vibe with gentle trade winds passing through. All apartments are facing the 1.4m depth swimming pool. 

Monday, 9 October 2017

Seychelles Tourism News

The Seychelles Tourism Board Attracts New Partners as it Stages Another Successful Nordics Roadshow

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) took to the road from September 25 to 29, hosting its fourth dedicated roadshow across five Nordic cities.

The 2017 Nordic roadshow led by STB’s Marketing Director for the Nordics region, Karen Confait, started in Oslo moving to Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm ending in Gothenburg.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Hotel Updates: Le Domaine de l’Orangeraie

Le Domaine de l’Orangeraie's Combava Restaurant Gets Menu Update

Le Domaine de l’Orangeraie hotel on La Digue Island, Seychelles has announced that their Combava restaurant now has a new dinner menu and no supplement is required to Half Board guests to access the restaurant. Only Certain dishes are on supplement which is highlighted in their menu.

View the new menu here

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Hotel Updates: Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove, Seychelles

Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove, Seychelles Undertakes Coral Reef Restoration Project

Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove, Seychelles, has 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. Strengthening their partnership with The Marine Conservation Society Seychelles, this is the first Coral Reef Restoration Project on the North-West coast of Mahé and involves setting up of coral nurseries to restore the reef.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Airline Updates: Air France / Joon

The Seychelles authorities and Air France Discuss Coordinated Approach Ahead of the French Carrier's Return to the Island Nation

The Seychelles authorities have started discussions with Air France following the French carrier's announcement that it will be operating thrice-weekly flights to Seychelles as from next year.

Air France will start flying to the Indian Ocean archipelago on May 5, 2018, using its new sister airline 'Joon.'

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites

Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites:  Temporary Closure [ 20.11.17 - 01.02.2018]

A reminder to the public and trade partners that the Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites on Praslin Island, Seychelles, will be closing for renovations on the 20th November 2017 and will reopen on the 1st February 2018.

Further details of the project and aspects of the renovations will be disclosed in a more detail at a later stage.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Hotel Updates: Bird Island

Bird Island Features on Travel and Lifestyle Blog, 'Magic Beans and Happiness'

The article, entitled # the treasures of the Indian Ocean : Bird island @Seychelles is written by Laetitia Genet, an international model based in Paris. Ms Genet shares her experience of Bird Island, focusing on the natural beauty of the island and placing emphasis on the relaxed nature of the lodge. Bird Island had been on Ms Genet's bucket list for years and visiting was the opportunity of a lifetime for her. Below is an extract from her article:

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Hotel Updates: Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare Plants Commemorative Tree to Celebrate EarthCheck Benchmark Achievement

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare continues to reach important milestones in its journey towards improved sustainable business practices. Last week the luxury hotel achieved Bronze Benchmark status through EarthCheck, the world’s leading environmental management and professional services group for the travel and tourism industry.  

Monday, 2 October 2017

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Goes "Fully Digital"

Flying even more greener; Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has fully digitalized all its business processes like aircraft maintenance and Flight Operations, Commercial Operations, Finance, HRM, Customer Services, Procurement and supply Chain Management, Online learning, management approvals and authorizations etc, by removing paper from the entire system as of September 28, 2017.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Seychelles Tourism

Seychelles Welcomes First of Three Scheduled Charter Flights from Tianjin, China and Treats Visitors to a Special Welcome on World Tourism Day

Visitors who landed at the Seychelles’ international airport on Wednesday September 27, 2017 were treated to an extra special welcome as it was World Tourism Day. The visitors were offered a variety of gift items, all depicting some aspects of the Seychelles islands, from the hands of the Seychelles Tourism Board’s information officers, as soon they walked into the arrival lounge. A local cultural troupe was also present performing traditional dances of the island nation.