Seychelles features among the world’s Top 20 wedding destinations at the ‘Best Wedding Award’ in China

Seychelles has added yet another accolade to its collection at the very start of the year 2018.

The island destination has been named one of the ‘Top 20 Most Beautiful Wedding Destinations in the World’ by People’s Daily – one of the largest and most influential newspapers in China.

This was announced at ‘The Best Wedding Award 2017’ ceremony, held in Beijing on January 9, 2018.

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Tourism Minister heads to Pointe Au Sel and Anse Royale on first hotel visit for 2018

Tourism Minister heads to Pointe Au Sel and Anse Royale on first hotel visit for 2018

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne has undertaken his first hotel visit for the year 2018, on Friday last week.

Minister Loustau-Lalanne visited 12 tourism establishments in the districts of Pointe Au Sel and Anse Royale, accompanied by the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune.

The tourism accommodations visited during this first visit were mostly small Seychellois-owned establishments.

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Remco Althuis


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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Seychelles Tourism Board joins cultural delegation at Festival Liberté Métisse in Reunion

Seychelles was represented at the 8th edition of Festival Liberté Métisse in Reunion Island, held from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th December 2017, at L'Etang-Salé beach.

Festival Liberté Métisse is an annual cultural event that commemorates the abolition of slavery in Reunion. It was initiated by the Regional Council of Reunion as a Vanilla Island event.

Through this event, members of the Vanilla islands comprising of Seychelles, Madagascar, La Réunion, Mauritius, Comoros and Mayotte, come together to share the richness of their cultural heritage, including through painting exhibitions and concerts.

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Tourism Department produces new leaflet providing useful tips for a safer and memorable hiking experience

The Tourism Department has launched a new leaflet providing tips to hikers, especially tourists, keen to explore Seychelles’ walks and trails.

The leaflet has been produced by the Risk Management Section within the Tourism Department, in collaboration with other partners including the Seychelles National Parks Authority and Seychelles police.

The Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune and the Director Risk Management, Philomena Hollanda presented a copy of the leaflet to the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne on Wednesday December 20, 2017.

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