Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers’ Choice Award 2017: Seychelles’ H Resort wins accolade for Favourite Family resort

The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach has been awarded the Favourite Resort for Families title at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice awards 2017.

The award ceremony attended by top regional and international travel industry professionals was held at the Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi, in the evening of Wednesday December 13, 2017.

A total of 22 accolades were presented to winners across various award categories from favorite travel experiences across destinations and hotels, to airlines and tour operators.

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Mentors committee for Shannon College graduates holds second general meeting to review progress and chart way forward

Mentors committee for Shannon College graduates holds second general meeting to review progress and chart way forward

The Seychelles Tourism Academy’s mentors’ committee for Shannon College graduates organised its second general meeting on Friday December 15, 2017.

The mentors committee chaired by the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, ensures the wellbeing of the graduates upon completion of their studies at the Shannon College of Hotel Management in Ireland.

The committee, which is also made up of general managers and human resource managers of the hotels where the graduates are employed, also ensures that there is a good mentoring programme in place, to encourage them to continue working in the tourism industry.

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Seychelles Tourism Board partners with South African Tourism and Giltedge Ocean Islands in hosting FAM trip for luxury USA travel agents

Seychelles Tourism Board partners with South African Tourism and Giltedge Ocean Islands in hosting FAM trip for luxury USA travel agents

In the last week of November 2017, the Seychelles Tourism Board in collaboration with South African Tourism and Giltedge Ocean Islands, co-hosted a familiarisation trip for 30 high-end North American travel agents to Seychelles, as part of a strategy to boost travel to the islands from the North American market.

Giltedge Ocean Islands forms part of the award-winning Giltedge Group focusing on luxury island holidays to the Indian Ocean.

Organisers of the trip, the first of its kind from North America, partnered with Mahé Island’s Maia Luxury Resort, Constance Ephelia, Hilton Northolme and Silhouette Island’s Hilton Labriz to give the visiting agents a varied taste of what their

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Seychelles Tourism Board presents 2018 strategies at its annual end of year marketing meeting

Seychelles Tourism Board presents 2018 strategies at its annual end of year marketing meeting

The Seychelles Tourism Board’s end of year marketing meeting for 2017 was held on Monday December 18, 2017, at the Kempinski Seychelles Resort.

The meeting was attended by the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Sherin Francis, the Deputy Chief Executive, Jenifer Sinon, managers of the various tourism offices abroad, staff of the STB, as well as tourism trade partners.

Those present were given an overview of the tourism industry’s performance for this year.

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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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