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Three dozen cruise ships expected in Seychelles this season, a 20% increase
Three dozen cruise ships expected in Seychelles this season, a 20% increase

"The various cruise ship calls this season will give the Seychelles islands the chance to showcase itself to potential visitors with the hope that their short experience will whet their appetite for future visits."

13 Nov 2017

Three animal tourist attractions you should never do
Three animal tourist attractions you should never do

Wild animals should always be in the wild and not made to do our bidding. The pursuit of travel can be done responsibly, with an awareness of the environment and its inhabitants...

By Elaine Clara Mah 8 Nov 2017

CNN's Go There Media Fund to aid distressed destinations in boosting travel and tourism
CNN's Go There Media Fund to aid distressed destinations in boosting travel and tourism

CNN International Commercial's (CNNIC) 'Go There Media Fund' provides travel and tourism expertise to distressed destinations and countries recovering from natural disasters...

7 Nov 2017

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Developing smart cities, identifying unique experiences key to growing tourism in Africa

To ensure sustained tourism and overall economic growth, African cities need to find ways to develop into smart cities capable of attracting visitors, offering unique experiences and overcoming...

3 Nov 2017

Emirates boost Algiers service with extra flight, becomes daily
Emirates boost Algiers service with extra flight, becomes daily

Emirates Airlines will be adding an extra flight to its service between Dubai and Algiers as of 13 December 2017, complementing Emirates' current six flights a week and making it a daily service....

3 Nov 2017

NEXTT: Delivering on the future of air travel
NEXTT: Delivering on the future of air travel

On-ground concepts will increasingly be required to optimise the use of emerging technologies, processes and design developments. The New Experience in Travel and Technologies initiative aims to help deliver this future...

27 Oct 2017

Air passengers want more digital technology, more control over travel processes
Air passengers want more digital technology, more control over travel processes

IATA's 2017 Global Passenger Survey showed that passengers expect technology to give them more control over their travel experience. Digital travel processes are the expectation and passengers want more...

26 Oct 2017

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The world will have to prepare for 7.8 billion air passengers by 2036

IATA expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, a near doubling of the four billion air travellers expected to fly this year, according to the latest 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast...

25 Oct 2017

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In need of hotel rooms, Seychelles' govt tells developers to begin projects or lose them

Eight out of 18 tourism projects excluded from a moratorium on large hotels in Seychelles could be reallocated if the project backers don't begin construction within a year...

17 Oct 2017

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World tourism remains resilient despite global uncertainties

“This is the sixth year in a row that travel and tourism have outpaced the global economy, showing the sector's resilience, and the eagerness of people to continue to travel and discover new places..."

By Josephine Wawira 13 Oct 2017

Activists condemn craze for wild animal selfies
Activists condemn craze for wild animal selfies

The craze for tourists taking selfies alongside wild animals, then posting on Instagram is fueling cruel treatment of iconic species in the Amazon, activists warn...

6 Oct 2017

The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry
The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry

WTM Africa 2017 saw $365,950,813 of business generated, proving that exhibitions remain a powerful marketing tool for business...

20 Sep 2017

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Solar power rising in southern African hotel industry

Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve...

By Vanessa Rogers 16 Aug 2017

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WTM Africa adds Women in Travel to its 2018 programme

With strong indications that women entrepreneurs are on the rise, the World Travel Market Africa team have announced the addition of the Women in Travel Meetup to its 2018 programme...

10 Aug 2017

David Germain, Director: Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board and Amanda Lang, marketing manager, Alphonse Island.
Speed networking at the Seychelles Roadshow

We caught up with the director for Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board and marketing manager for Alphonse Island at the Seychelles Roadshow, to find out more about MICE services and its positioning within the Seychelles...

By Robin Fredericks 26 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

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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

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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

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

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