Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Hotel Update: Kempinski Seychelles

Resort Participates in Fifth Edition of Goût De France

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare will once again be joining over 200 restaurants across the world, participating in Goût de France - a global celebration of French cuisine. In March each year, as part of the celebrations of the International Day of La Francophonie, hundreds of restaurants across five continents serve special menus that celebrate French cuisine and joie de vivre, with a local twist.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Shortlisted for Region’s Top Private Island in World Travel Awards

Denis Private Island is in the running for one of the world’s most prestigious honours in the professional tourism trade.

Its nomination in the 26th World Travel Awards (WTA), for the Indian Ocean’s leading private island resort category, is a first for the locally owned property.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Mason's Travel News

Meet the Team - Heather

Can there be a better insider to Mason’s Travel than someone who’s been with the company for 30 years? We didn’t think so either! This week we’d like you to meet Heather, our front office team member, although you may already know her, if you’ve ever visited our office on Mahe. Heather knows the company inside out and claims that she could write a book about it.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Hotel Updates: Bird Island

Sea Turtle Season

When it comes to sea turtles, Bird Island has recorded some great numbers this season; from turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs to successful nests hatched, turtle lovers will be happy to read this update.

Monday, 4 March 2019

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles to Increase Frequency on its Mumbai Route 

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles has announced that it will increase its services between Seychelles and Mumbai to six flights per week starting from 12 May, 2019.

Friday, 1 March 2019

Mason's Travel News: Seychelles Eco-Healing Marathon

Mason’s Travel Staff Delivers Record Participation and Performances at Annual Marathon Event

Runners and walkers of all ages took to the roads of Mahé to participate in the Seychelles Eco-Healing Marathon on Sunday, with Mason’s Travel well represented at the event despite heavy rain and windy conditions.

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Hotel Updates: Le Relax Beach Resort

Temporary Renovation Works

Dear trade partners and customers, please note that Le Relax Beach Resort on Praslin will be temporarily carrying out renovation work from the 31st of March 2019 to 18th April 2019. The hotel will be doing some maintenance work and replacing the decking around the swimming pool, therefore the swimming pool will not be operational and the outside restaurant will be closed for health and safety reasons.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Industry Updates: Seychelles to Receive an Award

Seychelles recognised as Favourite Beach Island Destination 

Seychelles was the proud recipient of the Favourite Beach Island Destination Award at 32nd Edition of the Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards, in a ceremony organised at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai on Wednesday February 27, 2019. 

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Industry News: Seychelles to Attend ITB Travel Trade Show

Seychelles to Take Over Berlin in a Tropical Storm as Strong Tourism Delegation Hits ITB in March

Destination Seychelles will have a strong presence in the German capital, Berlin, as a 42 strong member delegation gets ready to attend the 53rd edition of Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB) travel trade show, which will take place from March 6, 2019 to March 10, 2019.

Monday, 25 February 2019

Hotel Updates: AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa

Payment Facilities and TGA Private Music Lounge Updates

Dear customers and trade partners, please note that AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa does not accept Diners Club charge cards and will no longer be accepting American Express credit cards at the property from 01st March of 2019. The hotel will only accept Mastercard, Visa and Union Pay card payments.

Friday, 22 February 2019

Hotel Updates: North Island

North Island Joins the Luxury Collection

North Island announces that it is joining The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, Inc., comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. As one of the world’s leading private islands, North Island is a unique addition to The Luxury Collection as it makes its debut in the Seychelles, one of the world’s most desirable destinations. This iconic island resort is also the first hotel in the portfolio of the newly-launched A Small World Hotel Collection, who will oversee the resort’s integration into The Luxury Collection brand portfolio and the operations of the business.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Mason's Travel News: Exceeding Beyond Expected

Mason’s Travel Exceeding beyond Expected

Here at Mason’s Travel we believe that the employees are what make the company special and the customers are what keep us growing and make everything what we do matter. There is nothing more rewarding than receiving positive feedback and knowing that we were able to go beyond the expected. We’re excited to share the letter that we received from Andrew Kennedy, one of our customers back in October.   

Friday, 15 February 2019

Hotel Updates: Four Seasons Resort

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles Celebrates 10th Anniversary

A Cocktail reception and special Bazar Labrin evening was organised by the Four Seasons Resorts Seychelles on Friday February 8, 2019 to mark the tenth years of existence of the Petite Anse Resort.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Mason's Travel News: Meet the Team

Meet the Team - Jeanette

In celebration of love this Valentine’s Day, we prepared a special interview. Continuing our series of “Meet the Team”, we would love to introduce you to Jeanette Violette, our one and only Wedding Supervisor.  Conducting over 30 weddings every month, it was an easy choice to feature Jeanette as our staff member this Valentine’s day. She has been planning the ‘special day’ for couples from all around the world at Mason’s Travel for over 10 years now and  has been celebrating love way more often than just on Valentine’s Day.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Hotel Updates: North Island

Don't Vote for North Island, Vote for Her

Did you know that turtle hatchlings have less than a 1% survival rate? Only 1 in 1,000 make it to adulthood. Crabs, birds, fish, plastic - the odds are against her. She can certainly do with all the help she can get.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Industry Updates: Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways Joins the Seychelles Tourism Board at the New York Times Travel Show 2019 Edition

Bringing more visibility and creating awareness about the Seychelles islands were only two of the Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB) missions during their participation at the New York Times Travel Show, which took place in New York, USA, from January 25, 2019 to January 27, 2019.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Mason's Travel News: Valentine's Day Guide

Valentine’s Day Guide to Seychelles 

Pristine beaches, tropical nature, unforgettable sunsets and seclusion, can there be anything more romantic? We didn’t think so either! With 115 islands within the archipelago Seychelles is one of the top holiday destinations for lovers from all around the world. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we prepared an ultimate guide to Seychelles for this season. Read below to find out what beaches to visit, places to dine and things to do this Valentine’s Day (or any other day really).

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Mason's Travel News: Meet the Team

Meet the Team - Francis

If you have ever boarded a Mason’s Travel Reef Safari excursion, chances are you met one of our most experienced and entertaining tour guides – Francis. This week we would like to share the story of our charismatic employee, who’s been working with Mason’s Travel for the past 25 years! If this is not a true dedication and love for what you do, we don’t know what is.

Monday, 4 February 2019

Industry News: Seychelles Travel Book

Bird Species of the Seychelles Celebrated in “Seychelles Travel Book – A Young Ornithologist’s Travel Journal

Aspiring ornithologist from Acquapendente, Francesco Barberini, aged 11 years old makes the headlines with his third book. The book came out on December 17, 2018 just a few months after a trip organized for the young author by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) office in Italy.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island and CaranaBeach Hotel

Denis Private Island and CaranaBeach Hotel Updated Picture Gallery

Dear trade partners, please note that the Dropbox cloud storage for Denis Private Island and CaranaBeach hotel on Mahe has now been updated.

Monday, 28 January 2019

Hotel Updates: CaranaBeach Hotel

CaranaBeach Hotel was Pleased to Welcome Brendon James Botha

CaranaBeach hotel was happy to welcome a South African rugby union player Brendon James Botha, better known as BJ Botha. The famous rugby player stayed in the boutique hotel for two weeks during his visit to the Seychelles with his family.

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Hotel Updates: Chez Bea Villa

Temporary Closure of Chez Bea Villa

Dear customers and trade partners, kindly note that Chez Bea Villa located on Praslin Island will be temporally closed from 29th May 2019 to 04th July 2019. The property will be adding a swimming pool and improving the hotel amenities to enhance their guests experience.

Friday, 25 January 2019

Mason's Travel News: Special Birthday Surprise

Mason’s Travel to Host a Special Birthday Surprise

Here at Mason’s Travel we believe that every employee is a part of our big Mason’s family. We have a lot of good times together, but we are also here to help one another. Last week we were happy to throw a birthday surprise for Keth Figaro, a daughter of our former employee that passed away last year. We took Keth and her grandmother on an exciting Reef Safari excursion, where she got to experience the wonders of the National Marine Park.

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Airline Updates: Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways to make daily flights to Seychelles as of February

Seychelles will be more accessible to the outside world starting February 6, 2019, as Kenya Airways introduces additional flights to its services, operating on a daily basis between the exotic islands and Kenya.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Hotel Updates: Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare Welcomes Nestor Haddaway to the Seychelles

Seychelles, January 2019 – Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare was the destination of choice for 90’s pop sensation, Nestor Haddaway, during his recent visit to the Seychelles.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Hotel Updates: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles Desroches

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles Desroches Receiving Two Luxury Awards

Mason’s Travel team congratulates Four Seasons Resort Seychelles Desroches for receiving two worldwide hotel luxury awards. This is a great start to 2019 and our team is looking forward to promoting the hotel's success.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Special Announcements: Water-Sports

Seychelles to host FINA World Junior Open Water Championship in 2020

Seychelles will next year host the FINA World Junior Open Water Championship 2020, making it the first African country and small island nation to organize this event. Additionally, following the resounding triumph of the first-ever FINA/Hosa Marathon Swim World Series held on our beautiful shores in 2018, Seychelles will once again host the second leg of the prestigious swimming competition in May this year.

Friday, 18 January 2019

Hotel Updates: Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare Welcomes New Director of Sales and Marketing

Seychelles, January 2019 – Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Agata Sobczak as its new Director of Sales and Marketing. Sobczak, who joins Kempinski’s Seychelles outfit from a luxury hotel in Zanzibar, will oversee all marketing strategies and sales initiatives for the resort.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Airline News: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Extend Support to Orphanages in Seychelles

Air Seychelles today donated various items to the National Council for Children (NCC), the body responsible for the protection and safety of the children in Seychelles. 

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Hotel Updates: Hilton Hotels

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label Renewed for two Hilton Properties

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr Didier Dogley handed over SSTL certificates to representatives of two Hilton hotels in a short ceremony held at the ministry’s headquarters, at Botanical House, Mont Fleuri on Wednesday 16th January 2019.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Mason's Travel News: Meet the Team

Meet the Team - Isabelle

Here at Mason’s Travel we believe that our staff is what makes our company so unique and what has kept us growing since 1972. Not only have they got an outstanding experience in the industry, but also charming personalities and great stories to tell. So keep an eye on our blog because we will be introducing the heart and soul behind Mason’s Travel - our team. Let us start with one of our youngest tour guides called Isabelle.

Monday, 7 January 2019

Hotel Updates: Temporary Closure

Temporary Closure of Le Domaine de La Reserve and Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie Hotels

Dear customers and trade partners, please note that Le Domaine de La Reserve hotel located on Praslin and Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie Resort & Spa located on La Digue will be closed from 01st December 2019 to 20th December 2019 (inclusive) due to annual closure. Both hotels will be back in operation on 21st December 2019.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Hotel Updates: Villa de Cerf

Enjoy a Peaceful Holiday at Villa de Cerf

Villa de Cerf is inviting guests to spend their holidays in 2019 on a small exclusive paradise located right in the Ste. Anne Marine Park. If you or your clients are looking for a peaceful and exquisite Seychelles’ island retreat to relax and escape the rush of everyday life, this might be the perfect place to do so.