The Seychelles Tourism Board at The New York Times Travel Show 2018 Edition

Seychelles showcased at the 2018 edition of the New York Times Travel Show

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) was once again present at the New York Times Travel Show at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center, in New York, USA.

The 2018 edition of the event, which was celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, was held from January 26 to 28, 2018.

STB is actively working to position Seychelles as a destination of choice among North American travellers seeking an exotic island holiday location, especially those travelling to the Middle East and Africa.

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Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island opening in March creates media buzz

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island opening in March creates media buzz

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island, due to open to holidaymakers in the first quarter of 2018, is already generating media attention.

The new luxury resort, which will feature some 71 lodgings including beach bungalows, villas, suites and private residence villas, has made it to CNN Travel’s ‘Hot new hotels to check into in 2018.’

The CNN listing describes the new Four Seasons Resort at Desroches Island as one which will offer secluded luxury for wannabe Robinson Crusoes.

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Seychelles represented at key travel fairs in Norway and Finland to further increase visibility in the Nordic region

Seychelles represented at key travel fairs in Norway and Finland to further increase visibility in the Nordic region

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) continues with its pursuit of raising awareness and increasing the destination’s visibility in the Nordic region in 2018.

STB’s Director for Scandinavia, Russia/CIS & Eastern Europe, Karen Confait, kicked off the new year, showcasing Seychelles at the Norwegian Travel Fair ‘Reiselivsmessen’ in Oslo, Norway.

The fair was held from January 12 to 14, after which Ms. Confait led the Seychelles delegation to the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair in Helsinki, Finland, from January 18 to 21.

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Seychelles Tourism Board represented with own stand at the Vakanz tourism fair in Luxembourg

Seychelles Tourism Board represented with own stand at the ‘Vakanz’ tourism fair in Luxembourg

The Seychelles Tourism Board took part in the 27th edition of ‘Vakanz’ – an annual travel and tourism trade fair in Luxembourg. The event was held from January 12 to 14, 2018.

For the first time, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) office in Paris had its own stand at the ‘Vakanz’ fair in collaboration with local trade partner European Reservations.

The STB team was led by the Director for Europe, Bernadette Willemin, while European Reservations was represented by Daniella Payet-Allis and Maryse William.

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Twenty-eight prospective tour guides complete basic course in tour guiding

Twenty-eight prospective tour guides complete basic course in tour guiding

The Department of Tourism and the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) have conducted the first basic course in tour guiding for 2018.

Twenty-eight prospective tour guides who took part in the three-day training obtained their competency certificates on Friday January 26, 2018.

The certificates were presented by the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, in a short ceremony at ministry’s headquarters at Botanical House, Mont Fleuri.

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The Seychelles Tourism Board office in Frankfurt kicks off 2018 with participation in key tourism fairs in Germany and Austria

The Seychelles Tourism Board office in Frankfurt kicks off 2018 with participation in key tourism fairs in Germany and Austria

Still fired up about Germany’s performance in 2017, ending the year as Seychelles’ leading market, the Seychelles Tourism Board Office (STB) in Frankfurt kicked off its destination marketing drive for 2018 with the CMT fair in Stuttgart.

The 2018 CMT fair, which was celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, was held from January 13 to 21.

The STB team led by its Director for Germany, Austria & Switzerland, Edith Hunzinger, was joined by trade partners comprising of Mira Schermann and crew of 3 from SeyVillas, as well as Daniel Barone and Jonathan Löffel from VPM Bestsail.

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