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#CSIMonth: How the Seychelles is restoring its marine ecosystem through coral farming

We are all familiar with the expression ‘green fingers', however, in the Indian Ocean Island of Seychelles it would probably be more fitting to say ‘reef fingers'...

17 hours ago

Etihad adds year-round flights to Egypt, Nigeria
Etihad adds year-round flights to Egypt, Nigeria

Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights to Cairo and Lagos later this year to cater to growing demand to and from the United Arab Emirates...

17 Jul 2017

Air Seychelles introduces state-of-the-art passenger handling technology at home airport
Air Seychelles speeds up passenger processing with new state-of-the-art technology

The airline - which provides ground-handling services to airlines operating from Seychelles International Airport - is currently upgrading its technology to ensure a smooth travel experience every step of the way...

14 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Why the Seychelles' ban on large hotel developments is a good thing
#CSIMonth: Why the Seychelles' ban on large hotel developments is a good thing

Bigger, better, taller and more expensive is becoming less of a trend as top tourism destinations globally are shifting focus to the preservation and conservation of their tourism heritage and natural resources...

13 Jul 2017

Seychelles named top island destination in Africa and Middle East
Seychelles named top island destination in Africa and Middle East

Seychelles has been named the top island destination in Africa and the Middle East in the Travel + Leisure's 2017 World's Best Awards...

11 Jul 2017

Tsogo Sun collects 77 TripAdvisor 2017 awards
Tsogo Sun collects 77 TripAdvisor 2017 awards

66 Tsogo Sun properties have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and 11 Tsogo Sun hotels and resorts have won 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards...

30 Jun 2017

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Qatar to allow residents of Seychelles visa-free travel

Qatar is giving residents of Seychelles visas on arrival as a result of negotiations with the Seychelles Foreign Affairs Department...

28 Jun 2017

Fastjet takes 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title
Fastjet takes 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title

Fastjet has been awarded the 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title at the World Airline Awards, presented by Skytrax, at the Paris Air Show in France...

21 Jun 2017

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Seychelles, Maldives shifts from romantic getaway to family-friendly image

Popular honeymoon islands in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles and Maldives, are rebranding their image to a family-friendly destination...

30 May 2017

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#WTMA17: The Seychelles playing an active role in conserving its biodiversity

David Germain, the director for Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board, took us through all that the Seychelles' vibrant holiday destination has to offer...

By Robin Fredericks 2 May 2017

Flights resume as NCAA certifies Abuja airport
Flights resume as NCAA certifies Abuja airport

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has formally reopened for operations after six weeks of closure with an Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900, the first plane to land at the repaired runway....

19 Apr 2017

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Seychelles' annual carnival to merge with Creole Festival

Usually held in April, Seychelles' annual Carnaval International de Victoria will this year be incorporated into the Creole Festival scheduled to take place in October....

14 Mar 2017

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Seychelles reports 17% increase in South African visitors

The latest figure from the Seychelles National Bureau of Statistics shows around 903 visitors entered the country in January, compared to 750 last year, marking a 17% increase...

2 Mar 2017

Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa
Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Quantum Global's Hotel Fund Acquires Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra…

12 Jan 2017

Seychelles launches nifty travel app
Seychelles launches nifty travel app

The Seychelles Tourism Board launched its new mobile app which features detailed maps and augmented reality (AR) capability. The application also allows visitors to rate and write reviews of...

12 Sep 2016

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#THINCAfrica: Hotels are expanding their African footprint

Despite some short-term challenges, Africa is open for business when it comes to hotel development with hoteliers of all sizes expanding their African footprint...

7 Sep 2016

Lessons from Seychelles for Nigeria's tourism master plan
Lessons from Seychelles for Nigeria's tourism master plan

Data is needed to help assess policies that govern future industry development and to provide knowledge to help guide successful and sustainable travel and tourism investment decisions...

By Olukayode Kolawole 30 Aug 2016

Hail the continental Pan-African passport
Hail the continental Pan-African passport

The historic move by the AU aims at opening up borders to allow free movement of goods and people among the African countries...

By Josephine Wawira 18 Aug 2016

Marine experts from The Marine Conservation Society will guide the guest journey through five underwater zones
Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove unlocks the sea for visitors

This unique, interactive programme helps guest discover a treasure trove of marine life around the island through a curated snorkeling experience...

15 Jul 2016

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Six lessons in storytelling

As the world shifts to all things digital, our storytelling has adapted, but remains an effective tool for...

By Nicole Biondi 28 Jun 2016

Top 10 apps for travellers
Top 10 apps for travellers

Huge advances in mobile technology and the proliferation of smartphone apps have made travel easier, but choosing the right app for your next trip...

24 Jun 2016

Hassan Ahdab at Meetings Africa
#AfricaMonth: Entering Africa and staying there

We wanted to know more about operating in Africa and who better to ask than the vice-president and regional director for Africa and Indian Ocean operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 May 2016

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Air Seychelles reports fourth year of profitability

Air Seychelles has reported its fourth year of profitability in a row. These financial statements also reflects growth in passenger traffic and strong cargo volumes...

16 May 2016

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Hilton scoops 16 major awards

The World Travel Awards acknowledges, rewards, celebrates excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Hilton Hotels and Resorts won 16 major awards...

15 Apr 2016

Air Mauritius reconises top travel partners
Air Mauritius reconises top travel partners

Air Mauritius traveled the seven seas to identify, distinguish and congratulate the top travel performers over the last year. Guests hailing from the upper stratum of the SA travel industry were invited...

26 Feb 2016

Bahrain extends eVisas to African countries
Bahrain extends eVisas to African countries

Marking the third phase of Bahrain's new visa policy, it has introduced eVisas to visitors from eleven African countries which allows nationals from...

17 Feb 2016

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Le Touessrok: for the senses and imagination

The waterfront Mauritian hideaway, Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa in Mauritius has been remodelled extensively. Its rooms and suites offer infinite views across turquoise waters...

10 Feb 2016

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Airbnb Travel Trends: top Valentine's day destinations

Around 3.5 billion couples are getting ready to celebrate Valentine's Day on February 14. Many of them are on the move and discovering somewhere new...

9 Feb 2016

Ocean Basket eyes growth in foreign markets
Ocean Basket eyes growth in foreign markets

Ocean Basket, the seafood restaurant famous for serving meals in frying pans, has aggressive plans to expand globally over the next three years.

By Zeenat Moorad 29 Jan 2014

Spur's earnings up 22.4% to 156.64c
Spur's earnings up 22.4% to 156.64c

Spur Corporation has reported a 22.4% rise in diluted headline earnings per share to 156.64c, up from 127.95c a year ago, for the year to June‚

13 Sep 2013

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