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Preparing for a Seychelles Holiday

If you are travelling to the Seychelles soon, or are thinking about booking a holiday to this stunning part of the world, you might be wondering what you will need to do before travelling. For example, do you need any vaccinations beforehand, and what would you need to pack? Hopefully the following will give you an idea of how to prepare for a Seychelles beach holiday.

Birdwatching Holidays in the Indian Ocean: Seychelles

The Seychelles is an absolutely stunning island nation in the Indian Ocean famous for its tropical beaches and clear, warm waters. And with a plethora of five-star resorts dotted around the islands, it is no surprise that the Seychelles has become a favourite holiday destination in recent years.

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Getting Prepared for Your Seychelles Luxury Holiday

If you are soon to head off to the Seychelles for that luxury holiday of a lifetime, you might be wondering what you need to bring with you to make the most of your time there. As it is a tropical destination, you can expect warm-to-hot weather most of the year, so shorts, t-shirts, and swimwear are obviously a must.
Nevertheless, know that in some Seychelles resorts, there a. . . .

Why the Seychelles is a Top Holiday Choice

With Christmas over for another year and the weather getting colder, many people’s thoughts turn to warm temperatures and tropical destinations. Indeed, Christmas adverts have now been replaced by ads showing people wearing shorts, t-shirts, or bikinis as they soak up the sunshine on beautiful, sandy beaches. If you happen to be one such person and are pondering a holiday, where . . . .

When is the Best Time to Book Your Next Holiday?

Many people face the dilemma of whether to book their next holiday well in advance or closer to the time of travel. There are those that believe it is better to book as early as possible as they will find it easier to handle their budget. Booking earlier means spreading the cost over a longer period. However, there are others who believe that the longer they wait, the better chan. . . .

Can You Bag a Black Friday Holiday Deal

Black Friday is traditionally the day after Thanksgiving Day in the US, typically signifying the start of the traditional Christmas shopping season. However, while Black Friday was once a term used in the US only, it has recently become a phenomenon in the UK. Nevertheless, the term ‘Black Friday’ was traditionally used by the police and ambulance services in this country to de. . . .

What Can You Expect from a Seychelles Holiday?

Some people dream of tropical white-sand beaches, palm trees swaying gently in the breeze, and warm, azure waters lapping on the shore. The idea of spending day after day lying in the sunshine in such a paradise settingis their idea of heaven.For many others though, it is anything but. The Seychelles is renowned for its natural beauty, and for those who long for tropical surround. . . .

The Benefits of Getting Married Abroad

Getting married in the UK could potentially set you back many thousands of pounds.While many couples are happy to spend large sums of money on this special day, more and more are choosing to head abroad to not only save money but to also have the wedding of their dreams. With so many fabulous destinations across the globe to choose from as well as the much higher chance of sunshi. . . .

How to Holiday Like the Rich and Famous

It used to be the case that Seychelles luxury holidays were the reserveof the rich and famous. This tropical destination in the heart of the Indian Ocean was just the stuff of dreams for most ‘regular’ people. While a holiday to the Seychellesfrequently makes it onto most people’s bucket lists, it is actually not as unattainable as you might initially think. In fact, Seychell. . . .

What Makes Seychelles So Interesting

Seychelles is on almost everyone’s bucket list when it comes to destinations they would like to visit.There are so many reasons for this. This stunning island nation is best known for its miles and miles of pristine white beaches and the top resorts that line them, all of which ensure the most memorable of holidays. It is also a popular location for those looking to get married. . . .

What to Do in the Seychelles

Most people associate luxury Seychelles holidays with white sandy beaches, warm tropical waters, and glorious sunshine. And while this is exactly what you can expect when you visit this island nation, there is much more to it than that. In fact, there are many fabulous attractions and things to do in the Seychelles, so spending your entire time in the resort (however fabulous it . . . .

Are the Seychelles Safe

When thinking about travelling to far-flung destinations such as the Seychelles, safety might be something that concerns you. The issue of whether it is safe to leave your resort, for example, may be on your mind, or you might want to know what swimming conditions are like, particularly if you will be travelling with young children. Beach Safety

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Why Seychelles is the Perfect Destination for Romance

When trying to decide on a romantic destination for a holiday with your partner, you certainly have no shortage of options. Throughout the world, certain hotels and resorts are geared towards creating the perfect romance-inspired holidays for couples, and none more so than in the beautiful tropical island paradise of the Seychelles. This amazing island nation has long been the fa. . . .

Things to Do in Victoria, the Seychellois Capital

If you are planning a trip to the Seychelles in the coming months, you are no doubt full of excitement. After all, this beautiful location is considered one of the most desirable holiday destinations in the world; it regularly appears on many people's bucket lists. You may already be thinking about lazy days spent on one of the Seychelles pristine white beaches or by the pool in . . . .

Celebrities Who Have Honeymooned in the Seychelles

Choosing a location for your honeymoon is obviously an important task; after all, this is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday with the person you intend to spend the rest of your days with. Most people save for a luxury holiday and choose exotic destinations that are perceived to be normally reserved for the rich and famous. Take the Seychelles for example; this fabulous Indian Ocean dest. . . .

Why Should You Consider the Seychelles for a Winter Break

When the nights get longer and the weather gets colder, many people’s thoughts turn to holidays in the sunshine. But while most people start planning for their next summer holiday, others wonder whether a winter break might be just what they need to recharge the batteries. There are many wonderful places to travel to for a winter holiday, but among them the Seychelles in the Indi. . . .

When is the Best Time to Visit the Seychelles

When planning a holiday to a luxury destination such as the Seychelles, there are several things to consider; and probably one of the most important decisions is when to go. With the Seychelles having a tropical climate, any time of the year is good in terms of temperature and sunshine, but there are some months that are considered better than others. During the months of April, . . . .

Are Seychelles Holidays Only for Couples

There is no doubting the appeal of the Seychelles for a couple’s holiday. This magnificent country is considered one of the most romantic places in the world for a holiday and has long been popular with those enjoying a honeymoon. But are Seychelles luxury holidays onl. . . .

Tantalise Your Taste Buds with Seychellois Cuisine

When you embark on a holiday in the Seychelles, you want all the romance, intrigue, and adventure that an island holiday promises. Part of the fun of a holiday abroad is trying out the different foods and drinks that the island has to offer. Here are some of the specialities of Seychellois cuisine that you do not want to miss.

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Port Launey: The Seychelles’ Last Mangroves

Where once there were tangled roots and the branches of more than 80 different kinds of mangroves, and where giant crocodiles roamed, there are now houses and resorts and other developments that sprung up since the French colonised the Seychelles in the 1700s. Three hundred years after the settlers left their mark on these pristine mangrove forests, one of the last of these is foun. . . .

Walk the Way of The Cross in Seychelles

If you are a Christian and looking for a unique way of celebrating future Easter holidays, the Seychelles offers you the ideal option. Thousands of Seychellois Christians participate in The Way of the Cross walks every year on Good Friday. The three main islands of the Seychelles archipelago, Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue, each offer a walk for the faithful of varying in distance to . . . .

Seychelles Looks to Be a Blue Economy Leader

The economic engine powering the Seychelles is a combination of fishing, tourism, and a large selection of agricultural products exported around the world. As such, the Seychelles government is always looking for ways to develop its economic opportunities to ensure a brighter future for the country. To that end, they have launched a new educational initiative aimed at making the Se. . . .

Annual Seychelles Carnival May Be Moved to October

If you've been planning Seychelles luxury holidays that include the annual Carnival in April, you need to know that the event might be pushed back until October. Just six years after the first Carnaval International de Victoria in 2011, a new state agency tasked with ove. . . .

Record Breaking Temperatures for the Seychelles in 2017

For many, booking a holiday is one of the most exciting parts of the year. Choosing the perfect destination is key; the stunning Seychelles is becoming ever more popular and is one of these ‘perfect’ destinations. Those that like their heat will be happy to know that temperatures are expected to be above average this coming, perfect for topping up that tan. Delight

Ashley Graham Spares No Details of Luxury Seychelles Holiday

Have you ever envisioned yourself on a sun lounger, taking in the soothing sounds of waves lapping against the shore with birds chirping in the background as you soak up the sun in a serene and tranquil atmosphere? If the answer is yes, then the Seychelles is the destination for you! This is one destination where you will be overwhelmed with the magnificent sights, sounds and colou. . . .

Qatar Airways Announces Daily Flights to the Seychelles

The Seychelles is a magnificent group of islands that many people have on their bucket list to visit. It is now even easier to get there thanks to Qatar Airways adding this fabulous destination to their schedule, much to the delight of many eager holidaymakers. Exotic Vacation

Qatar Airways made its initial flight to Seychelles’ International Airport at P. . . .

Popular Tennis Star Enjoys Seychelles Break with Partner

Many people choose to visit the archipelago Seychelles as it is well-known for its beauty and a magnificent array of flora and fauna. With many beautiful beaches, stunning views and a picturesque, mountainous backdrop, the island of Silhouette is one of the Seychelles most popular islands. Tennis star Janko Tipsarevic and his wife Biljana recently enjoyed a

Turkish Airlines Announce New Route That Includes the Seychelles

Many would consider the Seychelles their ultimate holiday paradise destination. However, a lot of people will not get the chance to visit the country just because they do not live near an airport that flies there. Similarly, Seychellois find it difficult to venture out of the country due to lack of routes. Both visitors to, and residents of, the Seychelles will be delighted to lear. . . .

Qatar Airlines Announce Daily Flights to the Seychelles Via Doha

A stunning archipelago of 115 islands well known for surreal rock formations, lush greenery and some of the world’s best beaches. Combine this with platinum sands, crystal clear waters and a serene atmosphere, and you have the tropical paradise that is the Seychelles. Many people would love to experience the wonders of the Seychelles, but for many, it would mean travelling across . . . .

Bollywood Actress Enjoys a Deserved Break in the Seychelles

When it comes to relaxing breaks in the sun, there are many excellent destinations to choose from in this wonderful world of ours. One tropical location that often tops the list for many people is the stunning Seychelles. Here the sun always shines, the waters are clear and warm, and the sands are pristine and white. This is an island nation where tourists can enjoy the relaxed, laid-back atmosp. . . .

Seychelles Sees the Return of Popular Restaurant

News that a popular Seychelles restaurant is to open its doors once again will delight both locals and tourists alike. Les Rochers Restaurant and Boutique in Praslin was a hugely popular restaurant until a couple of years ago when owners Jean-Claude and Magdelene Confait closed its doors. However, their son Joel and his wife Sandra have decided to reopen the restaurant again at n. . . .

Hunting for Pokémon in the Seychelles

The stunning archipelago that is the Seychelles is a breathtaking location for those lucky enough to travel there. The riotous colour mix of the turquoise sea, white sands and green jungles make a very pleasing spectacle; one that you will not forget in a hurry.

Those who have become obsessed by the ‘Pokémon Go’ craze will be glad to hear that the game ha. . . .

Four Seasons Takes Over Luxury Resort in the Seychelles

Four Seasons has announced that it will take over another luxury resort in the Seychelles from late 2017. This globally recognised brand makes a habit of buying up resorts, and it is expected to perform extensive renovations to bring this one up to par with the rest of its chains across the world. This is the second resort Four Seasons will operate in the Seychelles. The centre of . . . .

Good News as Swim Ban Lifted at Top Seychelles Beach

For those who enjoy Seychelles beach holidays, the news that swimming was banned off the Anse Lazio beach no doubt came as unwelcome news. This beautiful beach on the island of Praslin was one of the Seychelles top tourist attractions, but because of a number of shar. . . .

The Seychelles – More Than Just a Beach Destination

Most people imagine white sandy beaches with swaying palm trees when they are asked to describe the Seychelles. This stunning Indian Ocean destination does have some of the most remarkable beaches in the world, but there is so much more to the island nation than just its glorious beaches. In fact, visitors who spend their entire time lying on a beach at their resort are missing out. . . .

Seychelles Continues its Tourism Promotion Drive

When it comes to promoting tourism, the Seychelles tourist board really knows how to get the job done. With tourism one of the leading contributors to the Seychelles economy, it is no surprise that the tourism board works so hard to ensure that visitors continue to flock to the tropical island paradise for their annual holiday. And let’s face it; they do have a lot to work with. It. . . .

More Reasons to Visit the Seychelles

When it comes to dream holidays to exotic destinations, the Seychelles continues to be in the top five for most people. And if you needed any more excuses to want to visit this stunning part of the world, news that the Seychelles has topped the list of the ‘highest air quality in the world’, or that it is considered one of the safest places to visit, should be welcome. Air Qualit. . . .

Ciara and Russell Wilson Celebrate Engagement in the Seychelles

Here at Seychelles Holidays Direct, we know the virtues of this fabulous tropical paradise, and it would seem that America’s newest sweethearts, Ciara and Russell Wilson, do too. The singer/songwriter and the Seattle Seahawks quarterback have been enjoying a romantic getaway to the Indian Ocean islands while celebrating their engagement. And the loved-up pair have been sharing im. . . .

La Digue Island is the fourth largest island in the Seychelles archipelago, just 50 km from the main

The beautiful and ethereal beach of Anse Source d’Argent on the island of La Digue, Seychelles, has been declared the world’s number one beach, according to a recent reader’s poll in The Guardian newspaper. The long sandy beach with its unusual granite rock formations has been popular with visitors to the island for many years, and it is described as a ‘slice of heaven’. Known as t. . . .

Make the Most of a Seychelles Honeymoon

If you are getting married in 2016, you are probably busy making plans and arranging the finer details to ensure that the big day goes without a hitch. You are no doubt thinking about the dress, the cake, the rings, the flowers, and the cars. One thing you may not have thought about just yet is the honeymoon. The honeymoon is that time when you can take a break together after cele. . . .

Freshly Caught Lobster Available Again in the Seychelles

Lobster fishing in the Seychelles was suspended in 2014 in an effort to replenish stocks; the good news is that the fishing has now resumed. During 2013-2014, lobster fishing was only permitted for one month instead of the usual three in open season. It was decided that due to a decrease in the carapace, lobster fishing would not be permitted between November 2014 and January 2015 . . . .

Avoiding the Zika Virus When Booking Your Next Holiday

The current outbreak of Zika virus has prompted the WHO to warn pregnant women against travelling to certain parts of the world, especially South and Central America and the Caribbean islands. These destinations are particularly popular at this time of year because they offer year-round warm weather and a chance to escape the wet and cold here in the UK. With recent reports of th. . . .

Sharks on Show at Seychelles Museum

The warm waters of the Indian Ocean, coupled with pristine white sands and some of the most luxurious resorts on the planet, are that which keep people returning to the Seychelles year after year for their holidays. This part of the world is hugely popular with honeymooning couples hoping to enjoy

Seychelles Attracting More Visitors Every Year

The Seychelles continues to attract large numbers of visitors, with an increase of nineteen per cent in 2015 compared to 2014. Over a quarter-of-a-million visitors touched down on the stunning white shores of the Indian Ocean island nation in 2015, which is an increase of more than 40,000 visitors from 2014. The news was announced at a press conference at the Seychelles Internati. . . .

The Seychelles – The Perfect Location for a Honeymoon Holiday

A visitor expenditure survey in the Seychelles has revealed that those from the Eurozone spent an average of fifteen per cent more per day in the first quarter of 2015 than they did for the same period in 2014. The survey also revealed that French holidaymakers continue to spend the most. Spending among German visitors decreased in 2015, but those from the UK spent more than they. . . .

Multi-Centre Holidays between the Seychelles and Mauritius

There is high demand for travel between the islands of Mauritius and the Seychelles, and from 28th April 2015, Inter-island Air is set to add a fourth weekly flight to their schedule between the two nations. Most of the people who travel on the current services are natives of either the Seychelles or Mauritius but there also seems to be a growing demand from tourists who want to e. . . .

Family Holidays in the Seychelles

It would appear that more and more people are choosing to spend their vacation time in the beautiful island paradise of the Seychelles, as the first four months of 2015 have seen an increase of fifteen per cent in visitor arrivals compared to the same period in 2014. From 2013 to 2014, visitor numbers changed by just one per cent, but already in 2015 there has been a noticeable i. . . .

Top Resorts for Seychelles Luxury Holidays

When it comes to romantic holidays, couples can enjoy sunshine, beautiful beaches, and luxurious resorts at many exotic locations. Indian Ocean destinations are popular with honeymooning couples or with those that just fancy some time away together in beautiful surroundings. One of the most amazing places for a romantic holiday is the island paradise of the Seychelles. This beautif. . . .

Clooneys the Latest A-Listers to Choose Seychelles Honeymoon

When William and Kate were looking for a honeymoon destination a few years back they chose the Seychelles\' North Island, known locally as \'North\'. The private island offers quiet seclusion by way of a resort that features just 11 villas complete with individual swimming pools, a personal chef, and more. It turns out that William and Kate are not the only A-listers to choose Nort. . . .

Spa Luxury in Seychelles

One of the best things about holidays is having the opportunity to do things that we normally cannot fit into our busy lives. Work, shopping, keeping a house, looking after families, and all of the components of a hectic lifestyle mean that most of the time we rush through life with barely a chance to catch breath.

GPs are now reporting an increased numbe. . . .

Tourism Meetings in the Seychelles Address Major Concerns

The tourism industry in the Seychelles continues its upward movement thanks to the exceptional efforts of key stakeholders. However, that has not stopped Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St Ange from meeting with the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association\'s Freddy Karkaria on a monthly basis. The two get together to talk about the issues facing the tourism sector while h. . . .

Increased Flights to Seychelles Expected to Help Tourism Numbers

There is only one bad thing about being an island nation dependent on tourist arrivals from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia: your economy is also highly dependent on the airline industry. The Seychelles knows this all too well, thanks to the bad fortunes of the old Air Seychelles air carrier a few years back.

The formerly independent air carrier gradual. . . .

Annual Seychelles Culinary Competition Scheduled for October

As a tour operator specialising in the Indian Ocean region, we have a lot of opportunities to help our clients arrange incredible holidays in some of the world\'s most inviting tropical environments. We especially love sending people to the Seychelles. Why? Because there is always something exciting going on there. Both the private sector and the Ministry of Tourism have been worki. . . .

Getting Around the Stunning Seychelles

With so many things to see and do on Seychelles luxury holidays, visitors can sometimes miss some of the island archipelago’s finest attractions. While the lure of picture-perfect beaches is enough for some, others may wish to explore the island paradise to see the s. . . .

Natural Seychelles

Possessing the world's only oceanic islands made of granitic rock, the Seychelles archipelago provides a fascinating glimpse of an ancient piece of displaced continent that was originally part of India. Continental rifts severed a sliver of land mass, which caused it to drift then rotate before settling into the form we recognise today of 45 rocky islands with narrow coastal strips. . . .

The Seychelles 'Lost World' Book Reprinted – Gateway to a Tropical Paradise

One of the Seychelles greatest marketing tools has been sent to the printers as the second version of the Lost World: The Marine Realm of Aldabra & The Seychelles coffee table book is reprinted for a second version.

Once again, the stunning photographs taken by Thomas P Peschak are gracing the pages of the book, offering readers a glimpse of some of the . . . .

Seychelles Hindu Community Celebrate Festival

The Hindu community of the Seychelles recently paid tribute to Lord Murugan, the Tamil God of War, in the annual Thaipusam festival. A colourful procession was held through the streets of the island's capital Victoria, followed by traditional celebrations and feasting.

The ceremony, which started at 7 am, began with prayers in the Hindu Temple and worshi. . . .

What's Next for Seychelles and Tourism?

As the year draws to a close and most are planning a quiet time or party celebrations with loved ones, in the Seychelles Islands it is business as usual for tourism and culture minister Alain St Ange and his hard-working and loyal team of staff.

After a successful year of events, promotional and marketing opportunities, and involvement within the travel d. . . .

‘Tis the Season to Think of Holidays

With a few months to go before the UK sees a glimpse of spring, now is the time to start thinking about holidays abroad. Those who are fed up with dark nights and chilly weather may want to consider a visit to the island archipelago known as the Republic of Seychelles, where the weather is hot, the beaches are beautiful, and a selection of islands eagerly await holiday visitors dur. . . .

Seychelles Beach Holidays Lauded by St. Ange

The latest member of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Executive Council, Alain St. Ange, recently addressed the 20th General Assembly on day one of the Organisation's Plenary Session. St. Ange, minister for Seychelles Tourism and Culture, was joined by Dr Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the UNTWO, at the Elephant Hill Hotel in Zimbabwe, while the session was co-chaired b. . . .

Seychelles Secures Future of Inter-Island Flights

After signing a fleet deal with Viking Air in Canada, Air Seychelles can now look forward to three new aircraft deliveries in 2015. The announcement, made at a press conference at Mahe International Airport, was made on the eve of the airline's 35th anniversary. The new aircraft will replace the existing DHC-6 Series 300 Twin Otters and will form the backbone of a younger and impr. . . .

Seychelles Bids to Increase Tourism

In a bid to encourage more Korean visitors to its shores, the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) is engaging in a partnership with the Korean Hospitality Industry Institute (KHII).

In a recent meeting with the Korean Seychelles Consul, both organisations discussed promoting reciprocal internships within the hotel industry. The meeting . . . .

Seychelles – Not Just a Beach Destination

Think of the Seychelles and the mind immediately conjures up pictures of an island paradise, sandy beaches sheltered by palm trees, and warm clear oceans. Thoughts turn to days spent soaking up the sun sipping a brightly coloured fruit cocktail, followed by warm tropical nights spent sampling the local cuisine while listening to Creole music.

Visitors may. . . .

Seychelles Cultural Holidays Gets Mahe Island News

Future visitors to the Seychelles will have one more thing to look forward to as the Seychelles Heritage Foundation is working to secure land at Bel Ombre on a long-term lease. This would enable a complete rejuvenation of Mahe Island as a new bumper tourist attraction.

The land on the Bel Ombre faces the famous treasure hunting diving area of the Seychell. . . .

The Seychelles and South Africa Strengthen Tourism Ties

The South African minister for tourism has visited the Seychelles to initiate the strengthening of ties between the two countries. The Seychelles considers this a valuable opportunity to boost the profile of Seychelles luxury holidays The major publicity generated by. . . .

The Quality of Seychelles Honeymoon Holidays

Going on a honeymoon holiday is the perfect way to start a new life with a loved one. Seychelles luxury holidays are increasing in quality, and it's all thanks to the publicity gained by the country for its commitment to boosting infrastructure and the number of attr. . . .

Minister of Tourism and Culture Meets Monuments Board

The Seychelles National Monuments Board has received Minister Alain St. Ange for a meeting over the preservation of the country's major and minor monuments.

The Board claims the expanding tourism industry has neglected many of the historical sites in the country, claiming they need additional funds to properly care and restore them. Over the past few year. . . .

Seychelles Tourism Board Meets for Mid-Year Meeting

The Seychelles Tourism Board recently held its mid-year meeting for general staff. This is an annual event that this year saw every major figure within the organisation attend, including CEO Elsia Grandcourt, Minister Alain St. Ange, and the PS for Tourism Anne Lafortune.

It is a major event in the board's calendar as this is one of the few times that all. . . .

Seychelles Confirms Annual India Day

The Seychelles ministry of tourism and culture has added an India Day to its list of events for 2013 and beyond. It's part of the country's initiative to draw in more Indian visitors.

Alain St Ange, the minister for tourism and culture, and H.E. Thanglura Darlong, the high commissioner to the Seychelles for India, held a joint press conference to announce. . . .

STB Chief Executive Officer Steps Down from Role

The chief executive officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has decided to step down after a little over year in the position. Speculation had been growing for days over the potential resignation. A press release prepared by the STB confirmed the decision.

Ms Elsia Grandcourt retired from the organisation on June 30, 2013; she has served in her posi. . . .

Seychelles Holidays Boost – The Country to Host Tourism Mart in 2014

The Seychelles has announced that it will plan and host a travel and tourism mart especially for member states of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) in 2014.

The Seychelles claims the initiative will help boost the industry. By taking the lead in this undertaking, the country can also boost the exposure of

Workshop Held to Promote Seychelles Luxury Holidays

The Seychelles Tourism Board, in collaboration with Emirates Airlines, has recently held its first workshop in the country. In response to the warm reception the workshop received, they intend on holding a future ones.

The Seychelles Tourism Board invited local tour operators and hoteliers to the one-day workshop. The event helped to promote open dialogue. . . .

The Seychelles Asserts Europe Still the Main Priority

The Seychelles has reacted to claims that it was preparing to shift its tourist focus away from Europe with a swift rebuttal. The country stated that it would continue to plough on through the economic crisis in Europe, and particularly in the Eurozone.

The rumours arose from the fact that the economic recession continues to have a negative effect on the . . . .

Seychelles Luxury Holidays - Boosting Chinese Tourism

The Seychelles continues to boost the profile of its luxury holidays in China by attending the International Tourism Expo of China for the third year running. It took a strong delegation that represented all the major players in the islands' tourism industry.

Some of the prominent figures that travelled with the Seychellois delegation were Elsia Grandcour. . . .

Seychelles Forms Agreement at the ATM 2013

The Seychelles attended the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the premier tourism trade fair in the Middle East, to boost the profile of Seychelles luxury holidays. They formed an important agreement with Qatar Airways and gained significant media exposure through televis. . . .

Seychelles Luxury Holiday Boon - The Seychelles, South Africa, and Mozambique Form Tourism Partnersh

The Seychelles and Mozambique have formed a tourism partnership which will see both countries working together to help take a big piece of the world tourism market. South Africa has also strengthened its ties to the country.

The minister of tourism and culture for the Seychelles, Minister Alain St. Ange, and Minister Carvalho Muaria, the minister of touri. . . .

Minister Alain St. Ange Visits Four Seasons Resort on Tour

The Seychelles\' tourism minister Alain St. Ange visited the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles as part of an industry tour the minister is taking to determine how to proceed in the near and distant future.

As well as speaking of Seychelles luxury . . . .

Seychelles Tourism Board Appoints Destination Representation Company

The Seychelles Tourism Board has appointed a company based in Sao Paolo, Brazil, to officially represent the country in Brazil. The company's official title is Destination Representation Company. It will also have a hand in marketing the country in the whole of South America.

Global Vision Access (GVA) is the company selected and they were officially chos. . . .

The Seychelles Attends the COTTM in Beijing

The Seychelles has sent a delegation to promote the country at the COTTM in Beijing, China. As one of the most vital travel fairs of the year, it attracts representatives from tourism markets all over the world.

The China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market (COTTM) is the major annual travel and tourism fair for China. Held in the National Agricultural Exhib. . . .

Seychelles Island Switches to Green Energy

One of the islands that make up the Seychelles has switched from fossil fuels to power its facilities in favour of green energy. It is one of the first islands to make a complete move to greener energy. Other islands have also been encouraged to begin operating pilot projects.

The move comes at the behest of the government. In recent years, the carbon foo. . . .

Seychelles Tourism and Culture Minister Invites Maldives to Vanilla Islands

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St. Ange reiterated the call for the Maldives to consider joining the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization. These comments come after Mauritius led an official delegation that met the Maldivian President to discuss the country joining the organisation, as well as an additional meeting in London.

The Seychelles Promotes Itself at Moscow Trade Fair

The Seychelles Tourism Board, headed by its Paris-based Director for Europe Ms Bernadette Willemin, recently travelled to Moscow to participate in the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Show (MITT).

Accompanying Ms Willemin was a number of figures from the Tourism Board’s Russian branch, as well as from some of the country’s most prominent tour oper. . . .

The Seychelles Speaks to Press about World Tourism Forum

Alain St. Ange, the Minister for Tourism and Culture in the Seychelles, answered questions from a delegation of European press representatives on the upcoming World Tourism Forum Lucerne. The third annual festival, taking place from April 17 to April 19 (2013) will see tourism delegations from all over the world promoting themselves to European markets.

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Air Seychelles and Seychelles Tourism Board Welcome Inaugural Hong Kong Flight

Alain St. Ange, the Minister for Tourism and Culture for the Seychelles, and Ms Elsia Grandcourt, STB CEO, representing the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) joined officials from the government and Air Seychelles to partake in an inaugural flight to Hong Kong. Representatives from the international press also experienced the flight.

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Minister Alain St. Ange Reacts to Seychelles Performance

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St. Ange, has expressed his pleasure in a media conference following the findings by the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013.

The Seychelles achieved the coveted number one spot in the sub-Saharan African and Indian Ocean region. It successfully beat major competitors like Mauritius and the M. . . .