Breaking Travel News talks to Sherin Francis, chief of the Seychelles Tourism Board, about all the latest headlines from the destination. As well as welcoming to exciting new properties to the Indian Ocean, we find out more about how the Middle East is becoming an increasingly significant source market for the islands.
Alain St. Ange has stepped down from his post of Seychelles minister of tourism. He will be replaced by Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, who will be sworn in today by president Danny Faure as the new minister of tourism, civil aviation, ports and marine for the Republic of the Seychelles.
The beauty of the Seychelles is rooting itself in South Africa with the opening of an office in Johannesburg. The decision taken by the Seychelles Tourism Board to open an office in the industrial city of South Africa is to maintain a Seychelles tourism presence in the heart of the country.
Seychelles ministers Alain St Ange and Joel Morgan speak to Breaking Travel News at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015, hosted by Kempinski Seychelles Resort.
Anne Lafortune, principal secretary for tourism Seychelles, speaks to Breaking Travel News at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015, hosted by Kempinski Seychelles Resort.
As World Travel Awards hosts its Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015 in the Seychelles, tourism and culture minister Alain St Ange here speaks to Breaking Travel News’ Phil Blizzard about the importance of tourism to the islands, the importance of hosting the awards, and discusses some of the highlights awaiting visitors to the destination.
Guests arriving at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony have been treated to a glamorous cocktail reception by Seychelles Breweries. More than 50 industry leaders were in attendance at the event, held at Gala Ceremony host hotel Kempinski Seychelles Resort.
Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare has been selected to host the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015. Set to take place on Saturday, June 20th, the dazzling red-carpet ceremony will welcome hospitality leaders and luminaries from across the regions. Located on the south end of Mahé in Baie Lazare, Kempinski Seychelles Resort is the perfect location for the Gala Ceremony.
Emirates is set to increase its capacity to the popular Indian Ocean Island of Seychelles, when it switches from the current Airbus 330-200 used on one of the two daily services to a larger Boeing 777-300ER from June 1st 2015. The introduction of the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER, which operates as flight EK705 from Dubai and as EK706 on the return flight, will increase overall capacity on the route by 1,722 seats per week and will make the route an all-Boeing 777 operation.
In October 2015, Seychelles Festival Kreol will blow its 30th birthday candle. Seychelles has rallied all its resources to make this year’s edition of Festival Kreol one of a kind. Alain St.Ange, minister for tourism and culture, and Benjamine Rose, chairperson of the Festival Kreol committee, brought together members of the committee staging the event to get their feedback on the 2014 edition and see how the committee can bring a fresh touch to the 2015 edition.
For the past ten years, the Seychelles’ community of artists have been asking for a music stadium for expression of all forms of arts. In 2012, when Alain St Ange, the minister for tourism and culture, was mandated with the portfolio of culture, he made it his mission to give the artists a musical stadium, one which he said “they truly deserve”.