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.
The world’s most expensive luxury hotel has been identified and the distinction goes to the Seychelles’ North Island Lodge. Luxury-Hotels.com made this discovery after compiling the results of its latest survey. The survey specifically examined the rates of luxury hotels worldwide during the main summer holiday month of August 2013.
Airtel Seychelles has, since the beginning of this month, introduced its international in-flight roaming service. This will enable Airtel Seychelles’ roaming customers to stay connected while traveling by air. The service is available on specific aircrafts in conjunction with Aero-Mobile.
The New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs and MP for East Coast Bays, the Hon. Murray McCully, who is in Seychelles for the AIMS (Atlantic, Indian Ocean and South China Seas) sub-regional grouping meeting, made time to call on Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture. The New Zealand Minister was accompanied by Ambassador James Kember, the New Zealand Ambassador just accredited to Seychelles.
The Seychelles islands are going after their share of the Chinese market with the tourism board and its partners participating at the International Tourism Expo of China for the 3rd year running.
The Seychelles Tourism Board for Italy announced during the BITM 2013 trade show in Milan, Italy, that Monette Rose, the Seychelles Tourism Board Director for Italy whose office is located in Rome, was elected Secretary General of ADUTEI, the Association of Official Delegates of Tourism Abroad in Italy.
In the 2012 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria, Germany made its presence felt with a carnival delegation from Dusseldorf. The Dusseldorf carnival’s presence in Seychelles confirmed that participation of all the best and most known carnivals parading together alongside cultural troupes from the Community of Nations. Germany’s participation with a carnival float during the parade was highlighted by an incredible acrobatic display from the Dusseldorf Carnival.
The Notting Hill Carnival Roadshow Company is again heading this week to the Seychelles to take part in the annual Carnaval International de Victoria where they will parade side by side with the best and most known carnivals from across the world.
Seychelles has been seeing the number of visitors from the UAE grow in numbers. The islands have two Tourism Board offices in the region, one sitting in the Seychelles Embassy in Abu Dhabi and their main office sitting in Dubai. This arrangement gives them a perfect working partnership with both Emirates and Etihad Airlines as they are based in the base cities of these airlines that are now serving the Seychelles with virtually two flights daily from each of these hub bases.
The unspoiled beauty of Seychelles has inspired a number of beautiful coffee table photo books. But rarely has the quality of photography met the standards of Gregor Kervina, a nature-loving professional photographer from Slovenia, who has self-published his own compendium of photographs in a book entitled, “Seychelles – the Best Of.”