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17 October
Seychelles National Airline

Seychelles’ National Airline, Port Authority & Hotels shine at World Travel Awards 2017

The Seychelles national airline was among the top winners at this year’s World Travel Awards bagging four major accolades.

The travel awards on Saturday crowned Air Seychelles as the Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline for the third consecutive year and also the region’s best for Business Class and Cabin Crew service.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Air Seychelles has won both the Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Business Class and Leading Indian Ocean’s Cabin Crew awards.

For the first time in 2017, Air Seychelles was also crowned as the Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Brand.

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Ministers visit at the airport

Civil Aviation Minister inspects construction progress of new domestic passenger terminal at the Seychelles International Airport

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Mr. Maurice Loustau-Lalanne has expressed satisfaction with the progress of works at the new domestic passenger terminal building.

Minister Loustau-Lalanne visited the Seychelles International Airport on Friday 30th June to have an appreciation of the current state of the construction, which started in January 2015.

“I am happy with the progress done, and I look forward to see the project being completed without any further delays,” he said after the visit.

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STB Mid Year Marketing Meeting

The Seychelles Tourism Board adopts a more coordinated and inclusive approach as it joins trade partners to chart 2018 strategy at mid-year marketing meeting

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) sat down with trade partners to discuss and map out a new marketing strategy that will guide the country’s tourism industry in 2018.

The deliberations took place during the mid-year marketing meeting held at the Constance Ephelia Resort at Port Launay on Monday 3rd July, 2017.

The meeting brought together board members, management and staff of the Seychelles Tourism Board including the managers and marketing executives working at the various overseas tourism offices, as well as representatives of the travel trade including airlines, hotels, travel agencies among others.

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Seychelles wins Indian Oceans Leading Tourist Board Cruise Destination accolades at World Travel Awards

Seychelles wins Indian Ocean's Leading Tourist Board & Cruise Destination accolades at World Travel Awards

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) is the Indian Ocean’s Leading Tourist Board and Seychelles the Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination in 2017.

This was revealed at the World Travel Awards’ Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017. The event was held at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef – a five star beach resort in the neighbouring Indian Ocean island of Maldives, on Saturday 8th July.

The Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board Mrs. Sherin Francis was presented with the accolades at the red-carpet ceremony, attended by tourism and hospitality leaders from the region and international media.

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Air Seychelles to suspend operations between Durban and Seychelles

AIR SEYCHELLES TO SUSPEND OPERATIONS BETWEEN DURBAN AND SEYCHELLES

Air Seychelles has taken the decision to suspend its service between Durban and Seychelles, effective 27 July, 2017.

The performance of the twice-weekly operation and its contribution to inbound tourism in the Seychelles did not meet company expectations.

Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, said: “We have taken the tough decision to discontinue our Durban route as the volume of inbound traffic has fallen short of our expectations.

“Since being launched, the route has relied on travellers connecting to our Mumbai flight on the way to India, while point-to-point traffic demand to the Seychelles has been lower than anticipated.

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STB Photography Competition Best of Creole Cuisine

Capture your Creole cooking! The Seychelles Tourism Board launches Facebook photography competition

‘Best of Creole Cuisine’ is the theme of the latest Facebook photography competition launched by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB).

Open only to citizens of Seychelles, the competition does not have any age limit. Participants are being encouraged to submit photos that depict the creativity and uniqueness of the Seychelles’ mouth-watering Creole cuisine.

STB’s Director of Digital Marketing, Mr. Vahid Jacob said the competition is aimed at boosting the organisation’s image library to support the promotion of one of the destination’s unique factor – its Creole food.

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