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Seychelles congratulated by Reunion VP at Ministerial Meeting

Last weekend’s Vanilla Islands Ministerial Meeting saw Faouzia Vitry, the Vice President of the Regional Council of Reunion Island, remind the opening ceremony of the meeting that no one could talk about the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands without being reminded of Alain St.Ange, the former Tourism Min


Amsterdam, Netherlands to the Seychelles for only €389 roundtrip

Cheap flights from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Mahe, Seychelles for only €389 roundtrip. Availability from February to November 2019 (excluding summer) Allow the search to complete, then click an OTA to view the advertised price.


Political icon of Seychelles Rifned Jumeau is no more

Seychelles lost this week a veteran politician who will be missed. Rifned Jumeau, the founder of the first political party in Seychelles died on February 7 and was buried this afternoon in the presence of family and friends at his former electoral district of Mont Fleuri on the island of Mahe.


Paris, France to the Seychelles for only €397 roundtrip

Cheap flights from Paris, France to Mahe, Seychelles for only €397 roundtrip. Availability from February to November 2019 (excluding summer) Allow the search to complete, then click an OTA to view the advertised price.


Four Seasons Resort Seychelles celebrates 10th anniversary

A Cocktail reception and special Bazar Labrin evening was organised by the Four Seasons Resorts Seychelles on Friday February 8, 2019 to mark the tenth years of existence of the Petite Anse Resort.


The Seychelles Islands displayed at the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair 2019

The Seychelles Tourism Board team in the Nordic Regions brought some sunshine to cold Finland as the Seychelles destination was represented at the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair 2019.


This Stunning Seychelles Hideaway Has a Clear-Bottom POOL In The Ceiling

Thirty nautical miles off the coast of Seychelles on the small private island of Félicité, sits the Six Senses Zil Pasyon—one seriously ultra-luxe hideaway. With a helipad on site, a 20-minute helicopter or speedboat ride takes you to the island, where the resort is spread out over 652 acres of lush


Seychelles Tourism departments conveys peers and other stakeholders to the first 2019 multi-sectoral meeting

High officials representing various agencies, members of the tourism-trade and other stakeholders met again on February 1, 2019, three-months following their last assembly in October 2018.


Fishing Is My Day Job: A 24-hour trek for trevally and billfish

Susan and Tor Kenward flew 24,000 Miles… to give us local folks this major VFA (vicarious fishing adventure). Yep, 24 hours in a plane to the Seychelles is a new, local VFA distance record.


8 of the Best Beaches in the Seychelles

Searching for paradise? Well, you’ll find it roughly 1,500 kilometers off the coast of East Africa in the heart of the Indian Ocean. The Seychelles, a dreamy 115-island archipelago, is comprised of granitic rock, lush tropical forest, and of course, some of the world’s most desirable beaches. On lar


Seychelles received Best Luxury Travel Destination award in Beijing, China

Seychelles is once again recognized for the world-class experience it offers, as it won the ‘Best Luxury Travel Destination’ award at the 2018 National Tourism Fashion Award held in Beijing, China, on January 22, 2019.


Seychelles Selected As Site Of 2020 World Junior Open Water C’ships

The nation of Seychelles will be come the first African country to host an elite junior swimming competition when it becomes the site of the 2020 World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships. Archive photo via Giusy Cisale.


Why are there no community networks in the Seychelles?

Rising Voices (RV) is partnering with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) which produced the 2018 Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) focusing on community networks defined as “communication networks built, owned, operated, and used by citizens in a participatory and open ma


New microhylid frog genus from Peninsular India with Southeast Asian affinity suggests multiple Cenozoic biotic exchanges between India and Eurasia

Anurans in Peninsular India exhibit close biogeographical links with Gondwana as well as Laurasia, often explainable by the geological history of the Indian subcontinent; its breakup from Gondwanan landmasses followed by long isolation that resulted in diversification of endemic lineages, and subseq


Seychelles diplomat in trouble over apartment rentals

A foreign diplomat is allegedly making a fortune renting out luxury Manhattan apartments on Airbnb. Justin Etzin, consul general and tourism ambassador of Seychelles, has gone to court with at least two landlords who claimed he violated the terms of his lease.


Nekton launches First Descent ocean exploration mission

Ocean science non-profit organisation Nekton has launched a new mission which aims to explore the undiscovered parts of the Indian Ocean. Named First Descent, the mission is being undertaken in collaboration with the Commonwealth in accordance with the Commonwealth Blue Charter – an agreement signed


Seychelles represented at FITUR the International Tourism Trade fair in Madrid

Destination Seychelles kicked off the year on a good note in Spain, as it makes its presence count at the International Tourism Fair organized by IFEMA, FITUR, held in the Spanish capital, Madrid from January 23, 2019 to January 27.


Mission to develop Tourism Satellite Account kick starts in Seychelles

Following an assessment of the national tourism statistical system of the Seychelles conducted in 2017 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) where a number of gaps were identified, the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine entered into an agreement with the UNWTO f


EU targets six international financial centres as 'harmful'

Barbados, Belize, Curaçao, Mauritius, Saint Lucia and Seychelles have been warned by the EU that some of its tax policies are "harmful" and must be updated to comply with best practices by the end of this year.


Build up to the Second International Biennial Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education

Co-convened by UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education (IBE) and the Seychelles Institute of Early Childhood Development (IECD), the second International Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) is expected to involve a slate of international experts from various disciplines in ECC