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The Seychelles Tourism Board hosts Trade and PR event in Reunion with key focus on training agents to confidently sell the destination

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) organized another Trade and PR event in Réunion Island from October 23 to 26, 2017, wrapping up activities organised for local trade partners on that market for 2017.

The event which employed the B2B workshop and destination training formats was aimed at ensuring Seychelles’ ongoing visibility on the Réunion market and allowing trade partners from both sides to remain connected.

STB’s delegation was led by the Director for Europe, Bernadette Willemin; accompanied by the Senior Marketing Executive for Reunion, Bernadette Honore, and the Marketing Executive for the Indian Ocean, Daphnee Zahary.

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Seychelles’ destination video by UNILAD goes viral, exceeds two million views

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has partnered with British viral online news and video publisher -- UNILAD -- to produce an impactful video enticing people to visit the destination.

The desired effect has far exceeded expectations as the video posted on UNILAD’s travel themed Facebook page -- UNILAD Adventure -- has indeed gone viral, reaching over 2 million views in just a matter of days.

The video commissioned by STB’s Digital Marketing section entitled ‘Things to do in Seychelles’ is just under three minutes. First posted on Facebook on Wednesday October 18, it was an instant hit with over 500,000 views in the first 24

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Seychelles to record increased number of cruise ship calls this season

Seychelles to record increased number of cruise ship calls this season

With October signalling the start of the Seychelles’ cruise ship season, the island destination has started to welcome visitors from all over the world who prefer a little slower and leisurely travel adventures.

Costa neoRiviera and MSC Sinfonia were the first to dock in Port Victoria over the weekend, carrying 1,900 and 1,400 guests respectively, most of them hailing from Europe.

The Seychelles’ cruise ship season lasts from October to around April, and the 2017/2018 season is expected to see an increase in the number of cruise passenger arrivals to the islands.

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KREOLE FESTIVAL PRESS CONFERENCE

Seychelles Tourism Board will continue to support the ‘Festival Kreol’ and International Creole parade

The Seychelles Tourism Board has pledged its continuous support towards the organisation and promotion of the Festival Kreol -- an annual celebration of the Creole culture and heritage.

Seychelles is this year hosting the 32nd edition of the festival.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday October 27, STB’s Deputy Chief Executive, Jenifer Sinon said the event is one that allows the country to showcase its tradition to the rest of the world, which she described as a plus for the tourism

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ARRIVAL OF AUSTIAN AIRLINE

Seychelles eyes high-end tourism boost as Austrian Airlines begins non-stop weekly service to the island nation

The national carrier of Austria -- Austrian Airlines -- landed in Seychelles for the first time on Wednesday October 26, 2017.

The inaugural flight with 214 passengers onboard was greeted by a traditional water canon salute after touching down at the Seychelles’ International airport, a few minutes before 9.00am.

Present at the airport to witness the historic occasion were: Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, Principal Secretary for Civil

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Four Seasons

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles ranked 19th globally and 4th in the region by Condé Nast Traveler

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has been ranked 19th among the 50 Best Resorts in the World in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2017.

The resort which opened its doors in 2009, has climbed 22 places from its 41st position achieved last year.

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has also maintained its 4th position in the Top Resorts in the Indian Ocean category, obtaining a score of 99.17. Three Maldivian hotels have taken the top three places in that category.

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