Sunday, 31 December 2017

Hotel Updates: Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Six Senses Douro Valley and Six Senses Zil Pasyon Included in Prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2018

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is honored to have two resorts listed in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s Gold List 2018. Six Senses Douro Valley and Six Senses Zil Pasyon joined the prestigious Gold List featuring the editors’ favorite hotels in the world spanning six continents and 54 countries, proclaiming that they’re the hotels they return to time and time again, and daydream about long after they are home.

Six Senses Zil Pasyon is located on Félicité Island, Seychelles.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Sunsets, Sushi and Sparkles

The global demand for sushi and sashimi-grade fish has created a billion-dollar industry around ways to quickly shuttle precious raw fish all around the world.

Luckily for the guests on Denis Island, and the chefs who cook for them, it all comes much easier. With Denis situated right on an ocean precipice that makes it one of the richest and most diverse fishing grounds in the world, freshly caught fish in the form of world-class sushi is becoming more and more of a fixture on the island.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Mason's Travel News: Corporate Social Responsibility

Perseverance pays off for Bertrand Vidot 

Bertrand Vidot always dreamed about playing football, but to do that he’d first need to be able to walk under his own power.

Thanks to the dedication of his mother, a local fundraiser, and several partners who have been able to help him with his condition, he’s now getting closer to that dream.

Bertrand, who was born with a club foot and up until recently required crutches to move under his own power, walked unassisted into the Mason’s Travel offices yesterday to visit the staff.

Now 13 years old, Bertrand has undergone two surgeries in Chennai, India. 

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Announces Appointment of Remco Althuis as Interim CEO

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today announced the appointment of Remco Althuis as its Interim Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Roy Kinnear.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Hotel Updates: The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach

The H Resort wins the Condé Nast Traveler Middle East – Readers Choice Award 2017 for the "Best Family Resort on Mahé Island, Seychelles"

The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach was awarded the Condé Nast Traveler Middle East – Readers Choice Award 2017 for the Best Family Resort internationally. The annual Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards was held at YAS Island in Abu Dhabi and is the GCC’s premier travel industry awards – all nominees are voted for by the readers of the prestigious travel publication. 

Monday, 18 December 2017

Seychelles in the Spotlight

Seychelles Named One of the "Coolest Destinations to Watch Out for in 2018 by National Geographic Traveller

Seychelles has made the National Geographic Traveller’s ‘Cool List 2018.’ This was revealed on the travel magazine’s website on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. “We reveal the coolest haunts, the hippest hangouts, the bucket list breaks and the enthralling escapes,” said National Geographic Traveller.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Sailing Seychelles

Fourth edition of the Seychelles Regatta set for 2018

The Seychelles Regatta -- a sailing competition designed to take place in a relaxed atmosphere -- returns to the island nation’s shores in 2018.

This was announced by the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, during a press conference on Monday December 11, 2017.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Hotel Updates: Divers Lodge Guest House

Temporary Closure of  Divers Lodge Guest House

Kindly note as from 31st May 2018 - 01st July 2018 Divers Lodge Guest House and Breakfast Area will be closed for renovations. Hotel will start to take bookings as from the 03rd July 2018.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Seychelles Tourism News

Seychelles Explores Energy Efficiency in the Tourism Sector with the Help of Experts from the Dutch Caribbean Island of Aruba

Seychelles is hosting a training workshop on sustainable tourism, with a particular focus on energy efficiency.

The two and a half day workshop hosted by the Tourism Department was officially opened on Wednesday December 13, 2017, at the Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel at Beau Vallon.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Hotel Updates: CaranaBeach Hotel

CaranaBeach Hosts Lunch for President’s Village Choir

Sometimes the ones who brighten up those around them need a little brightening up of their own.

That was the idea behind a lunch hosted by the CaranaBeach Hotel yesterday, for the 10 children and 7 adults that make up the Hope Choir from the President’s Village orphanage in Port Glaud.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Seychelles in the Spotlight

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Seychelles Named the Favourite Beach/Island Destination by Condé Nast Traveller Readers

Seychelles scooped the Favourite Beach/Island Destination accolade at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice awards 2017. The award was presented to the Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Sherin Francis, and Manager of the Seychelles Tourism Board office in Dubai, Ahmed Fathallah. This was during a ceremony held at the Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi, in the evening of Wednesday December 13, 2017.The ceremony was attended by representatives of the travel & hospitality sector, media influencers, and other corporate industries.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Hotel Updates: Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare welcomes the Festive Season with Glittering Tree-Lighting Ceremony

Recently, guests at Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare were invited to attend the hotel’s annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in a glittering ceremony under the stars. Hotel guests, both young and old, were dazzled as an enormous floating Christmas tree lit up the night from its position in the centre of the hotel’s private lagoon. 

Monday, 11 December 2017

Hotel Updates: CaranaBeach Hotel

CaranaBeach Scoops Up Three International Awards

CaranaBeach tripled its haul at the World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2017, earning three awards in different categories, compared to one last year.

The 11th edition of the awards, which took place at the historic Kulm Hotel in St. Moritz, Switzerland, saw CaranaBeach came out tops in the Indian Ocean for best luxury boutique hotel, best luxury romantic hotel and best luxury contemporary hotel.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Hotel Updates: Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare

Kempinski The Spa wins Best Seychelles Resort Spa in 2017 World Spa Awards

On Saturday 9 December, during a glittering red-carpet event hosted in Vietnam, Kempinski The Spa was recognised as Seychelles’ Best Resort Spa by voters from around the world at the 3rd annual World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony. This is the second year running that Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare’s luxury spa has been awarded this outstanding title.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Hotel Updates: Bird Island Lodge

Change in Flight Times to Bird Island Lodge

Bird Island Lodge Seychelles will be making changes to its flight timings to assist Air Seychelles in its operational functions.

Our flight times have been put forward by 35 Minutes as from 13th January 2018 and will be as below.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Airline Updates: Edelweiss Air

Seychelles to get non-stop service from Switzerland with Edelweiss Air in 2018

Seychelles is set to get direct, non-stop air service with a third German-speaking country when Switzerland’s leisure airline, Edelweiss Air, begins flights to the island nation next year. Edelweiss Air will be offering regular non-stop service from its base, Zurich airport to Mahé, during the European winter season next year, beginning on September 22, 2018.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Hotel Updates: Hilton Labriz Silhouette

Opening Soon: Renovated Grann Kaz Restaurant 

Hilton Seychelles has issued a communique sharing the latest updated information about the Grann Kaz Restaurant Renovation Project on Silhouette Island.

The Grann Kaz Restaurant  will be now re-open on  December 20, 2017 as a final note.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Announces New Charter Flights Between Chengdu and Seychelles

Air Seychelles has announced a new series of weekly charter flights between China and Seychelles starting in December, 2017.

In total, the national airline of Seychelles will operate 13 return flights from Chengdu, one of the biggest cities in western China with a population of over 14 million people.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles to Resume Flights to Madagascar in January 2018

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced the resumption of flights to Antananarivo starting from 12 January 2018.

The recommencement of flights follows a travel directive from the Seychelles Ministry of Health which has allowed Air Seychelles to resume air services to Madagascar.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Hotel Updates: Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove

Upcoming Renovations at Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove 

The management of Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove have announced an upcoming renovation project to restore the properties thatch roofing. 

The hotel will remain open during this period and will continue to offer all of its current services. The re-thatching works will be carried out in two main phases to limit the inconvenience to guests. Furthermore, in both phases, work will be conducted in sections so as to maintain normal operations. 

Friday, 1 December 2017

Hotel Updates: Crown Beach Hotel

Temporary Closure: Crown Beach Hotel & La Palette Restaurant 

Please note that Crown Beach Hotel and La Palette Restaurant, on Mahé Island Seychelles, will be temporarily closed   from the 6th to the 20th December, 2017. The closure makes way for remedial repairs to the  restaurant floor tiles.

The hotel has issued a communique apologising for any inconvenience caused.