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”.
Phil Blizzard here speaks with Alain St. Ange, minister for tourism & culture, Republic of the Seychelles, about one of their key events for attracting visitors to the island - the annual Carnival International de Victoria.
In the continuous drive by the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture to be updated with the progress in the tourism industry and to hear the ever changing challenges being faced by the industry, Minister Alai St.Ange is again this year engaging in a series of meetings with the island’s tourism trade partners.
The Seychelles Tourism Board has confirmed that they have recruited Mrs. Rose-Marie Hoareau as Director of Marketing. The appointment follows a selection proposal from candidates submitted by the Seychelles Hospitality&Tourism Association. The request for the appointment of a Director of Marketing for the Tourism Board was made after Mr. Alain St.Ange was appointed as Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture.
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr Alain St.Ange together with his counterpart Honourable Mrs Sylvia Masebo, the Minister of Tourism and the Arts for Zambia seized the opportunity of the 20th General Assembly of the UNWTO in Zambia to formalise the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the field of Tourism between Seychelles and Zambia.
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, and the outgoing Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB), Elsia Grandcourt, met with staff of the Tourism Board last Monday to announce new changes that were to take place within the organisation.
Seychelles President James Michel received President Mahinda Rajapaksa of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka at State House this morning. The two leaders discussed state affairs in a tete-a-tete meeting before joining a bilateral meeting, which was also attended by Vice President Danny Faure, Ministers, and other high officials from the Sri Lankan delegation.
Seychelles is taking the lead in promoting regional tourism and will host a travel and tourism mart with the member states of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) next year to give the industry a further boost.
The Seychelles tourism trade joined the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange; their Tourism Board CEO, Elsia Grandcourt; Mohamed S. Al Geziry from Mohamed Al Geziry, the islands’ representatives in Dubai; and Aliette Esther from their Abu Dhabi Office, for the Middle East tourism trade fair, the Arabian Travel Market (ATM).