Resident Manager Denis Island Werner du Preez

New resident manager for Seychelles’ Denis Private Island resort

Denis Private Island has a new resident Manager, Mr Werner du Preez, who joins the island’s luxury resort with over 10 years of experience in hotel management.

Mr Du Preez, a South African national, has held managerial positions at several hotels in South Africa including the Beverly Hills hotel, the Suncoast Hotel and Towers and most recently the Radisson Blu Gautrain in Sandton, Johannesburg.

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The Seychelles Tourism Board is relocating

The Seychelles Tourism Board will soon be running its operations to market and promote the Seychelles islands as a tourist destination at a new location.

The STB will be moving from the Espace building, where it has been based since 2013, to its new headquarters at the Botanical House at Mont Fleuri.

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Escape to Eden! Sailor couple launches new yacht charter business in Seychelles

With ever growing demand from visitors for new experiences while holidaying in Seychelles, Seyscapes yacht charter is the latest option that has become available for those seeking to explore the island destination from the sea.

A venture launched by a couple – Edwin and Tina Adrienne – the charter company owns a Gib'sea 472 Yacht baptized 'Tina,' which is fully equipped to offer sailing trips around the Seychelles islands. The couple completed all the necessary formalities and was ready to start their charter business in July this year.

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The Second Training Session of Tourism Commission agents records more entrants

Focusing on customer service skills training  with insight on tourism brand awareness for the Seychelles, the Tourism Commission Agent Training is aimed at providing agents with an in-depth knowledge on how they should package themselves on the local tourism market.

In hopes to reduce substandard products and explore all facets of customer service, the department for tourism within the Ministry for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine in conjunction with the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA), organized a second session of the one-day training directed at unlicensed tourism commission agents.

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Photography Competition winners

Jose Uranie wins Paris trip for capturing the 'Best of Creole Cuisine' in the Seychelles Tourism Board's Facebook photo contest

Jose Uranie is the winner of the 'Best of Creole Cuisine' Facebook photography competition organised by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB).

Mr Uranie has won two return tickets to Paris onboard Air Seychelles – a prize sponsored by the Seychelles Tourism Board.

His photo was among the Top 5 photos that made it to the final voting of the competition, which ended Friday August 18.

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Air Seychelles Scenic flights

Air Seychelles launches new scenic flights offering a bird’s eye view of Mahé’s breath-taking spots

The Seychelles’ national airline is now offering ‘scenic flights’ in a bid to offer more products especially for tourists holidaying in the island nation.

Air Seychelles’ panoramic flights at low altitudes will allow guests to experience a bird’s eye view of some of the most beautiful spots of the Seychelles’ main island Mahé.
The 30-minute flight departing the Seychelles International Airport, is designed to take guests on a tour of either North Mahé or South Mahé.

On the North Mahé tour for example, Cerf Island, Moyenne and Ste Anne islands will be visible to the right. The flight then continues past the capital of Victoria, following the coastline around the northern point of Mahé to Beau Vallon beach. Heading past Anse Major, the Baie Ternay marine park and Port Launay, it also provides unparalleled views of the Morne Seychellois national park, before circling back at Grand Anse beach.
Air Seychelles said the airline has received the cooperation of the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority to develop the ‘scenic flights’ by assisting to design the low altitude routes.

The airline is also working with the travel trade and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) who will be key distributors of the new product.

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