Seychelles to record increased number of cruise ship calls this season

Seychelles to record increased number of cruise ship calls this season

With October signalling the start of the Seychelles’ cruise ship season, the island destination has started to welcome visitors from all over the world who prefer a little slower and leisurely travel adventures.

Costa neoRiviera and MSC Sinfonia were the first to dock in Port Victoria over the weekend, carrying 1,900 and 1,400 guests respectively, most of them hailing from Europe.

The Seychelles’ cruise ship season lasts from October to around April, and the 2017/2018 season is expected to see an increase in the number of cruise passenger arrivals to the islands.

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KREOLE FESTIVAL PRESS CONFERENCE

Seychelles Tourism Board will continue to support the ‘Festival Kreol’ and International Creole parade

The Seychelles Tourism Board has pledged its continuous support towards the organisation and promotion of the Festival Kreol -- an annual celebration of the Creole culture and heritage.

Seychelles is this year hosting the 32nd edition of the festival.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday October 27, STB’s Deputy Chief Executive, Jenifer Sinon said the event is one that allows the country to showcase its tradition to the rest of the world, which she described as a plus for the tourism

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ARRIVAL OF AUSTIAN AIRLINE

Seychelles eyes high-end tourism boost as Austrian Airlines begins non-stop weekly service to the island nation

The national carrier of Austria -- Austrian Airlines -- landed in Seychelles for the first time on Wednesday October 26, 2017.

The inaugural flight with 214 passengers onboard was greeted by a traditional water canon salute after touching down at the Seychelles’ International airport, a few minutes before 9.00am.

Present at the airport to witness the historic occasion were: Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, Principal Secretary for Civil

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Four Seasons

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles ranked 19th globally and 4th in the region by Condé Nast Traveler

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has been ranked 19th among the 50 Best Resorts in the World in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2017.

The resort which opened its doors in 2009, has climbed 22 places from its 41st position achieved last year.

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has also maintained its 4th position in the Top Resorts in the Indian Ocean category, obtaining a score of 99.17. Three Maldivian hotels have taken the top three places in that category.

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Air Seychelles and The Moorings team up to sponsor prizes for new wedding

Air Seychelles and The Moorings team up to sponsor prizes for new wedding reality show in South Africa

The Seychelles’ reputation as a famed honeymoon destination will be receiving an added boost when it welcomes winners of a new wedding show being aired on South Africa’s DSTV channel -- M-Net 101, as the national airline, Air Seychelles and The Moorings – a yacht company operating in Seychelles, are among the main sponsors of the ultimate prize for the reality TV show entitled ‘The Wedding Bashers.’

In addition to other great prizes, the winning couple will also be taking home business class tickets sponsored by Air Seychelles for a seven nights’ second honeymoon in the idyllic Seychelles islands, onboard a fully crewed yacht, sponsored

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Seychelles’ tourism further positioned in the minds of North American travellers at the 2017 Africa Showcase roadshow

Seychelles was once again represented at the Africa Showcase roadshow – a travel trade event in North America focusing exclusively on promoting Africa.

The annual event, held for the 9th consecutive year, consists of a series of workshops in the United States of America and Canada.

The 2017 Africa Showcase roadshow has been the perfect opportunity for Seychelles to exhibit its products as the exotic destination continues to look to the USA and Canada to increase visitor numbers from North Africa.

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