Mark Leslie has an impressive track record in the luxury hospitality sector, having worked with respected brands in many countries around the globe, including Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Australia, Seychelles and the Maldives.
Radisson Hotel Group has identified the Indian Ocean as a key market in its African development strategy and plans to double its hotel and resort portfolio in the region by 2022.
Banyan Tree Seychelles, nestled in Intendance Bay, is launching upgraded villas and a number of new food and beverage offerings, including farm to fork dining and a Beatles inspired destination dining option, as well as a partnership with Takamaka Rum.
Afloat in crystal clear waters in the Outer Islands of Seychelles and seemingly worlds away from everyday noise, stress and obligation, the new Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island has opened
Voters at the World Travel Awards bestowed the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination on the Seychelles. Here Breaking Travel News catches up with Herbert Houareau, deputy chief executive, Seychelles Ports Authority, during the Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017 to discover what the title means to the organisation.
Following the acclaimed launch of Six Senses Zil Pasyon last October, the hotly anticipated Six Senses Spa Zil Pasyon is now open. Created by the Six Senses Architecture and Richard Hywel Evans of Studio RHE in London, the spa is completely immersed in the private island’s natural beauty of towering rocks, granitic boulders, lush jungle and the Indian Ocean.
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.