Tourism Minister visits AIDA Aura belonging to the latest cruise brand to include Seychelles on its itinerary

Tourism Minister visits AIDA Aura belonging to the latest cruise brand to include Seychelles on its itinerary

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, visited AIDA Aura, one of two cruise ships docked in Port Victoria on Tuesday December 19, 2017.

Minister Loustau-Lalanne was accompanied by the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, and the Chief Executive of the Seychelles Ports Authority, Colonel André Ciseau.

AIDA Cruises is one of eleven brands operated by the Carnival Group – one of the world’s largest cruise lines.

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Remco Althuis

AIR SEYCHELLES ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF REMCO ALTHUIS AS INTERIM CEO

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today announced the appointment of Remco Althuis as its Interim Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Roy Kinnear.

Mr Althuis joins the carrier from Etihad Airways, where he held the position of Regional General Manager Europe, with responsibility for the airline’s commercial activities in 17 European markets.

He has also held senior management positions at Air France-KLM and KLM during an aviation career spanning more than 20 years.

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Kempinski The Spa wins at World Spa Awards

World Spa Awards 2017 winners revealed: 'Kempinski The Spa' named Seychelles’ Best Resort Spa

Kempinski The Spa of Kempinski Seychelles Resort has been named Seychelles’ Best Resort Spa at the 3rd annual World Spa Awards.

The World Spa Awards 2017 Gala Ceremony was held on December 10, 2017, at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa in Vietnam.

The event was attended by hundreds of spa, hospitality and tourism leaders from around the globe.

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Air Seychelles and The Moorings present grand prize -a second honeymoon in Seychelles  to the winners of wedding reality show in South Africa

Air Seychelles and The Moorings present grand prize -- a second honeymoon in Seychelles – to the winners of wedding reality show in South Africa

Winners of ‘The Wedding Bashers’ -- a new wedding show -- aired on South Africa’s DSTV channel, M-Net 101, was announced on the season finale on Sunday 3, 2017.

The series made its debut on September 17, 2017.

Twenty-two weddings later, Taryn and Franco Habib, walked away with the first prize, as their Lebanese-Portuguese inspired wedding at a trendy inner-city rooftop venue in Jozi obtained the best overall score.

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Seychelles ranked 14th in National Geographic -Cool list 2018

Seychelles named one of the coolest destinations to watch out for in 2018 by National Geographic Traveller

Seychelles has made the National Geographic Traveller’s ‘Cool List 2018.’

This was revealed on the travel magazine’s website on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

“We reveal the coolest haunts, the hippest hangouts, the bucket list breaks and the enthralling escapes,” said National Geographic Traveller.

The 18 destinations, which the travel magazine said are set to make it big in 2018, range from the cities of Bristol in the United Kingdom and Buenos Aires in Argentina to countries like Sri Lanka and Singapore.

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Seychelles Tourism Board represented at the Condé Nast Travellers luxury forum in Abu Dhabi

Seychelles Tourism Board represented at the Condé Nast Traveller’s luxury forum in Abu Dhabi

The Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Sherin Francis, was among the panelists at the Condé Nast Traveller’s luxury forum.

The forum themed ‘Luxury Travel 2.0: Back to the Future’ was held at the Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday December 13, 2017.

The Condé Nast Traveller luxury forum is a gathering of luxury lifestyle and travel industry professionals. The panel discussions provided a platform for industry professionals to network and exchange ideas on luxury travel trends and development.

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