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Praslin’s Islander Hotel -- another Seychelles’ tourism establishment rated highly by HolidayCheck in 2017

With German visitors topping its list of clients, the Islander Hotel on Praslin, is another tourism establishment in Seychelles that has been rated highly by HolidayCheck -- the largest German-speaking portal that allows Germain tourists to review their travel and holidays experiences.

HolidayCheck certificates are given to establishments scoring highly based on excellent reviews received from visitors. The Islander Hotel was awarded a grade of 5.8/6 for 2017.

This is the second consecutive year that the establishment receives the HolidayCheck certificate, although it has been rated highly by the same travel website in the past.

Located at Anse Kerlan, the Islander Hotel is a small family-run establishment located a few steps away from the beach.

The establishment, which for some years has also received the TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, offers 12 rooms -- all of them bungalow-style except for one villa.

The owner, Mrs Miette Godley said they have been receiving German visitors since the hotel opened its doors in 1991, adding that most of their German clients book their holidays through tour operators, both in Germany and Seychelles.

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Seychelles’ Tourism Minister pleased with level of standard following visit to small and large accommodations on La Digue

Tourism property owners on La Digue truly understand the importance of the tourism industry and go to great lengths to offer high standards of care to visitors coming from all over the world.

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr. Maurice Loustau-Lalanne said this on Friday last week, after visiting tourism properties on the island, as part of his ongoing door-to-door visits to holiday accommodations in Seychelles.

This was his first visit to tourism businesses on La Digue -- the Seychelles’ third inhabited island -- since he took charge of the tourism portfolio in December last year.

Accompanied by the Principal Secretary for tourism Mrs. Anne Lafortune, they visited 14 tourism establishments -- from a one bedroom self-catering apartment to a 70-room hotel – ranging from quite recently opened accommodations to those that have been standing for a good number of years.

The visit was an opportunity for them to see whether the properties were up to the required standard and to have a better appreciation of their successes and constraints.

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Babymoon Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Pampering in paradise for parents-to-be as Four Seasons Resort Seychelles offers new ‘babymoon’ experience

Seychelles has over the years become a popular honeymoon destination for newlyweds looking for the ultimate escape to spend their first days as husband and wife.

One hotel in the Indian Ocean archipelago, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, is now offering couples on their way to becoming a trio, another kind of experience.

Pregnant guests staying at resort located at Baie Lazare in the south of the main island, Mahé, can now enjoy a ‘babymoon experience.’

A babymoon is a romantic vacation taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born or by new parents having just welcomed their little bundle of joy.

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is offering the babymoon experience specifically for parents-to-be. This new experience, which the resort said is not chargeable started on Monday August 7.

This was prompted by the desire to ensure that pregnant guests are made as comfortable as possible during their stay.

Guests indicating their pregnancy while making their reservations will be automatically enrolled into the babymoon experience in luxurious treehouse style villa depending on its availability.

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The Seychelles Tourism Board not limiting efforts to market the destination through digital means in Brazil

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) office in Brazil has been increasing efforts to develop creative and diverse online marketing strategies to promote the destination, as it aims to increase the number of visitors from the South American nation.

Global Vision Access (GVA) -- a tourism marketing and communication company -- has been the Seychelles’ representation company for Brazil and South America since 2012. Founded by Gisele Abrahão in 2009, GVA’s vision is to effectively stimulate an important way of thinking for tourism trade and media professionals in Brazil -- a country with over 200 million inhabitants.

As part of its efforts to make Seychelles more visible, the Sao Paolo-based company launched a special Seychelles course on its e-learning platform at the beginning of the year. Ms Abrahão said that to date more than a hundred of the over 300 trade professionals registered on GVA’s e-learning platform are connected to the Seychelles project.

“The platform is used to constantly inspire our audience with captivating content that goes well beyond basic travel information through a practical, clear, and easily accessible format that has numerous features and options for innovation and constant improvement,” said Ms Abrahão.

“In addition, the Seychelles course educates and further develops the expertise of travel and tourism professionals on the experiences, products, and services offered in Seychelles by the local trade partners offer. It intensifies the destination

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Seychelles features on the itinerary as Four Seasons announces new private jet experience for 2018

The Seychelles islands will once again be welcoming the Four Seasons Private Jet in October next year as part of its new 2018 ‘World of Adventures’ private jet experience.

The Four Seasons Private Jet landed in the Indian Ocean archipelago for the first time in November last year as part of its ‘Cultural Escape' tour.

For the 2018 expedition, guests joining the hotel industry's first fully-branded private jet, will be spending three weeks touring countries across multiple continents.

Starting off in Seattle on October 19, they will travel to Kyoto, Bali, Seychelles, Rwanda, Marrakech, Bogotá, and the Galápagos Islands before their voyage comes to an end in Orlando on November 11.

In Seychelles, guests of the Four Seasons Private Jet will spend three days at the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles located at Baie Lazare, in the south of Mahé, the main island.

The General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles Adrian Messerli said: “Seychelles is a true island paradise – remote and untouched, yet experienced with all the luxurious comfort and caring service of Four Seasons.”

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Cousine Island

Seychelles’ Cousine island offers new excursion for nature lovers

An up-close encounter with nesting seabirds, endemic bird species, giant land tortoises, and depending on the season, a nesting sea turtle -- these are what conservation lovers are being invited to discover by visiting the small Seychelles’ island of Cousine.

Located some eight kilometres off the west coast of Praslin -- the Seychelles’ second most inhabited island -- Cousine is now offering day visits for small groups.

The new excursion experience on the secluded island, also home to a small boutique hotel, is open to both Seychellois and tourists.

Describing what the excursion has to offer, the Guest Relations Manager on Cousine Island Mrs. Michelle Pretorius said visitors would be welcomed by the conservation team upon arrival, who will brief them on the island’s conservation programme.

The visitors would then be taken on a guided tour of the island’s plateau to encounter and learn about the various species that call Cousine their home, while all precautions are taken to minimize any disturbances to the wildlife.

“To minimize any disturbance to the wildlife and guests on the island we can accommodate up to a maximum of six visitors per day,” Mrs Pretorius said.

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