Seychelles Beefs up its Safety Measures

Seychelles authorities announced new safety measures on Sunday, January 3, 2020, with the aim to curb the spread of Covid-19 within the community. 

The Seychelles International Airport will remain open for visitors.  

As part of the new measures enforced and effective immediately, visitors already in Seychelles will be required to remain in their current establishment for the next ten days . While all new visitors entering Seychelles as of Sunday, January 3, 2020 will be required to stay in one accommodation establishment for the first ten days of their stay in the destination. 

Stand-alone restaurants will be closed, restaurants within hotels and guest houses will remain open for their guests only. Other recreational services within hotel premises including bars, swimming pools, spas and Kid’s club will also not be operational.  

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Seychelles Tourism Board Italy participates to the first virtual fair, Travel Open Day Virtual.

From the 14th to the 16th December 2020 the Seychelles Tourism Board participated to the first edition of the travel virtual fair Travel Open Day, an online event dedicated to the outbound tourism sector.

Three intense days dedicated to tourism with over 120 travel agencies registered and 35 exhibitors from the sector. Many destinations joined the event as for example Greece, Malta, Thailand or Malaysia, amongst others.

In such a difficult time for tourism this event was aimed at reinventing the networking opportunities, in a virtual world, in order to meet and update the partners and the travel agents selling the destination to the consumers.

The Seychelles islands were featured with a dedicated virtual stand and a busy one-to-one meeting agenda via chat or videocalls; the guests had the opportunity to get to know the latest developments, especially with reference to the covid situation and travel advisories, and to download brochures and promotional materials.

‘Italy is still facing the second wave of the covid19 and still living with many restrictions in order to contain the spread of the virus; the tourism sector is suffering, especially the outbound, as the regulations still ban citizens to travel outside EU and Schengen for tourism. As 2021 approaches we are confident that the situation will improve and we will be able to get back on track soon’ said Monette Rose, Director STB Italy.

 

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Seychelles on a Quest with CNN.

The Seychelles Islands maintain close collaboration with CNN International through a digital campaign, starting in December 2020, running into the new year, until February 2021.


The campaign extends STB’s ‘Experience Seychelles; our home, your sanctuary’ campaign to CNN audiences worldwide, with a focus on the destination’s key markets, namely, Europe, Middle East and Africa.


Featuring on CNNInternational.com, CNNTravel.com, Experience Seychelles content site, international media and social media, the digital campaign is guaranteed to make a minimum of 916, 609 impressions and a guaranteed minimum of 150,000 social views.


Additionally, further exposure will be achieved, through TV campaigns on CNN International EMEA TV Feed channel and strategic placement around CNN Travel.


Alongside the campaign, Seychelles will also be featured on Richard Quest’s ‘Quest World of Wonder’. Mr Quest is quickly becoming a loyal guest of the tropical paradise, having visited twice this year alone. The acclaimed CNN International anchor featured the destination in his show ‘Quest for Business’, as well securing an exclusive interview with the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr Wavel Ramkalawan.

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Seychelles Reconnects to Doha

Destination Seychelles welcomes Qatar Airways back on its shores as the airline landed at the Seychelles International airport of Pointe Larue on Tuesday December 15, 2020 at 8:55 am.


The national airline of the State of Qatar announced the resumptions of flights to Seychelles earlier in December with an operation of three weekly flights.


Ensuring the small island destination is more accessible to the world; Qatar adds itself to the list of serving airlines with extended reach to all corners of the globe.

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The Seychelles Islands embarks on adventure with National Geographic

The island paradise of Seychelles features in National Geographic for a brand partnership made in collaboration with the Seychelles Tourism Board dubbed ‘Island Adventures’ which was launched on Monday, December 14, 2020, lasting until Sunday, February 28, 2021.


The digital project is part of a series of high media profile global campaign showcasing the charm of the tropical jewel on various well profiled networks.


The collaboration with National Geography will feature on their website and National Geographic Travel Facebook page, projecting to global audiences and localised for audiences in Germany, France, Italy and UK which are the destination’s four traditional markets.

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Boost in Air Connectivity as British Airways flies to Tropical Paradise Seychelles

The Seychelles International airport of Pointe Larue, welcomed British Airways again on its grounds on Sunday, December 13, 2020, after a four-week break from the safe tropical island destination.


British Airways resumes its weekly flight to Seychelles, providing the perfect opportunity for British visitors to escape to endless summer.


With the United Kingdom loosening restrictions over several areas within its territories, the sunshine at the end of the tunnel brings a good presage for the local industry.


Showing customary interest from the UK market, some 171 visitors, disembarked from the London outbound flight on Sunday.

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