Qatar Airways has rounded off its 2016 global route expansion with the launch of daily flights to the idyllic islands of the Seychelles – the 14th new destination on the airline’s route map this year and the third in Africa. Flight QR678 touched down at Seychelles International Airport earlier to a welcome ceremony attended by airport and government officials, together with local dignitaries.
Banyan Tree Seychelles has announced the appointment of Franck Seguin to the role of general manager. Seguin took up his new role earlier and brings with him an excellent reputation and a wealth of experience resulting from over 20 years in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Banyan Tree Seychelles, Seguin was general manager of Angsana Balaclava Mauritius, also part of the Banyan Tree Group, and he also has experience managing the Intercontinental Balaclava in Mauritius, and Hivernage & Spa in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Qatar Airways will provide holidaymakers with increased access to the idyllic white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Seychelles with daily flights via Doha starting on December 12th. Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Over recent years Qatar Airways has seen significant growth, expanding its worldwide footprint to provide more opportunities for global leisure travellers to premium destinations such as the Seychelles.”
Colonel Andre Ciseau, chief executive, Seychelles Port Authority speaks to Breaking Travel News at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015, hosted by Kempinski Seychelles Resort.
Winners at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015 have been unveiled at the Kempsinki Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare. Air Seychelles was among the biggest winners on the night, taking the titles of Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline and Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Business Class. In front of an audience of more than 150 industry leaders from 20 countries, Maldives was recognised as Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination, while host Seychelles took the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination.
With World Travel Awards preparing to host the annual Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony in the Seychelles on June 20th, Seychelles Breweries has been selected as the Welcome Drinks Sponsor for the event. Here managing director Patricia Berthelot sits down with Breaking Travel News editor to discuss the brewery, the Seychelles, and their aspirations for the upcoming Gala Ceremony.
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles minister responsible for tourism and culture, and Manoj Papa, chief executive of Air Seychelles, have jointly chaired a press conference at the Hilton Hotel in Durban South Africa to update the press on the state of tourism in the Seychelles. Miss Seychelles 2013, Agnes Gerry and two Air Seychelles cabin crew were on hand to welcome the press to the conference that had been jointly organised by David Germain and Marsha Parcou of the Seychelles Tourism Board in South Africa and Josie Michaud-Payet and Cindy Vidot of Air Seychelles.
Phil Blizzard here speaks with Alain St. Ange, minister for tourism & culture, Republic of the Seychelles, about the island’s tourism growth in 2013, the importance of ITB Berlin and the German tourism market, along with their development plans for 2014 and the introduction of a new master plan.
South African top tour operators are in Seychelles to further develop a tourism marketing strategy to better position Seychelles on the South African market. In a joint workshop conducted by the Seychelles Tourism Board, Air Seychelles, and the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Hotel&Casino, key South African tour operators met with the island’s tourism trade stakeholders to formulate a marketing and sales strategy to grow tourism to Seychelles from South Africa.
Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, the South African Minister responsible for Tourism, arrived in Seychelles last night on a short working visit which is aimed at strengthening the working relationship between South Africa and Seychelles in the field of tourism.