Friday, 27 November 2020

Seychelles in the Spotlight

The Seychelles Islands crowned WTA’s World's Most Romantic Destination.


Revered for its mesmerising beauty, the Seychelles Islands has been awarded the World’s Most Romantic Destination for 2020 in the Grand Final of the World Travel Awards.

The pristine paradise was announced as the world-leading winner for this award following a year-long campaign and voting process on Friday, November 27, 2020.

The archipelago has long built a reputation for being one of the most romantic destinations in the world, attracting couples from all corners of the globe. Relatively untouched and religiously preserved, the islands serve as the perfect getaway for couples longing to escape the hassle of mundane life and create a deeper connection with one another.

These desires have only amplified with the current pandemic as many realise the significance of cherishing every moment. The tropical destination flaunts pearly, white beaches with turquoise waves, surrounded by lush mountains, which blend into the perfect exotic escape.

Mrs Sherin Francis, Seychelles Tourism Board Chief Executive, expressed her delight at the announcement. “Aside from the magnificent features of the destination, credit should also be given to our industry partners as they also have a hand in creating the enchantment and long-lasting memories that comes with a holiday on our shores. This award is a great honour given to Seychelles and our local industry and comes as a great encouragement during these difficult times,” said Mrs Francis.

The island nation does not just offer unspoiled natural beauty, but it also boasts numerous establishments where many couples choose to relax or tie the knot. This magnificent combination is what has hoisted the Seychelles Islands to its position as World’s Most Romantic Destination for 2020.

The World Travel Awards has been acknowledging, rewarding and celebrating excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries since 1993.  The brand is globally recognised as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.

The virtual award ceremony, a milestone event in the travel and tourism industry calendar, was also attended by other major decision-makers and figureheads in the industry, in addition to leading trade and consumer media. The honourable achievement follows the destination’s win for the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination for the second consecutive year. Sustainability and romance walk hand in hand, as sustainable practices are key to preserving the romantic charm of this island paradise.


Submitted by Seychelles Tourism Board