Tourism in Seychelles

  • UNWTO: International tourism – strongest half-year results since 2010

    AFGHANISTAN, 2017/09/09 Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the initial six months of 2017, some 36 million additional than in the same period of 2016. At 6%, increase was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010. Visitor numbers reported by destinations around the world reflect strong request for international travel in the initial half of 2017, according to the new UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Worldwide, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) increased by 6% compared to the same six-month period last year, well above the sustained and consistent trend of 4% or higher increase since 2010. This represents the strongest half-year in seven years.
  • International Arrivals To Africa Reach More Than 18 Million In 2017

    BOTSWANA, 2017/09/09 Market Research Company Euromonitor International revealed before this week the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa at the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. According to Euromonitor International’s new data, international arrivals to Africa grew by 6.5 % in 2017, to reach 18,550 million, up from 16,351 million in 2012. Key markets such as South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Cameroon, Mauritius and Tanzania accounted for 70 % of international trips to the Sub-Saharan African region.
  • Moratorium update on large hotel projects in Seychelles

    SEYCHELLES, 2017/03/05 A moratorium on large hotel projects in Seychelles, specifically on Mahe and the inner islands, was announced by former President James Michel in his address on the occasion of Seychelles’ National Day which falls on June 29, 2015. The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine has published a inventory of hotels which was approved before the moratorium on new large hotels in the country came into force. Members of the local media were presented with the inventory yesterday afternoon during a press conference held at the ministry’s headquarters, Espace building.
  • Sri Lankan Airlines greeted in Seychelles with water cannon salute

    SRI LANKA, 2016/11/11 As is customary with all inaugural flights landing at the Seychelles International Airport, the Sri Lanka Airlines airbus arriving at Seychelles for the initial time, received a water cannon salute upon arrival. Seychelles welcomed this new airline this week, only two days next Turkish Airlines landed at its international airport for the initial time. This morning marked Sri Lankan Airlines’ maiden flight to the Seychelles.
  • Luxury Four Seasons Private Jet to land in Seychelles

    SEYCHELLES, 2016/11/11 The Four Seasons Private Jet offers guests an unrivaled luxury experience, combining visits to a number of the 101 Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, which are presently open in 42 nations around the world, as part of a diverse range of itineraries, inclunding culinary discoveries, international Intrigue, and extraordinary adventures. On Friday, November 11, 2016, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles will welcome guests of the Four Seasons Private Jet - the hotel industry's initial fully-branded private jet experience, which will land into Seychelles for the very initial time. Guests of the Four Seasons Private Jet will each remain in a luxurious tree-home style villa at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles for a total of 4 nights before continuing on the jet's 19-day journey to 6 spectacular Four Seasons destinations, as part of the Cultural Escape tour.
  • More changes for Seychelles Tourism

    SEYCHELLES, 2016/11/11 As the new President of Seychelles continues for set up his own Cabinet and Ministers, he as well made some changes at the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB). President Danny Faure announced the following changes in the Seychelles Tourism Board members. Mrs. Kathy Mason will replace Mrs. Wendy Pierre as Chairperson of STB. Mrs. Mason will as well replace Mr. Rod Thorrington as one of the four private sector members on the board.
  • Bangalore, India gives Seychelles a special welcome

    INDIA, 2016/06/12 The Seychelles Tourism Industry were in India last week on what they called a Tourism Promotional Roadshow that took them to Chennai and as well to Bangalore. This Promotional Roadshow was a followup to similar events but a year ago in Delhi and Mumbai and the aim of this drive into India was for the tropical islands of the Seychelles to increase its visibility in order to remain relevant as a holiday option for the Indian holiday makers.
  • Digital marketing by Tourism Board of Seychelles wins record visibility for the islands

    SEYCHELLES, 2016/01/08 The e-marketing section of the Seychelles Tourism Board has experienced unparalleled increase over the completed two years, evolving from humble beginnings with one Facebook page and one website to no less than nine social media pages, eight new niche websites plus a host of mobile apps and online applications. Beach on La Digue Island Destination Seychelles is presently visible on twitter, instagram, wayn, vimeo, pinterest, google+, youtube, linkedIn and flickr, keeping Seychelles top of mind part subscribers to the social media revolution that has taken the world by storm in recent years.
  • Seychelles wins Beach Destination of the Year for The Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards 2016

    SEYCHELLES, 2015/11/12 The Luxury Travel Guide Awards is an international awards programme in recognition of all destinations regardless of size or location. The Luxury Travel Guide Awards recognise and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the affluent travel and tourism industry. Its team of experts have scoured the globe and travelled extensively in order to identify everything from the very best hotels, airlines and tour operators through to highlighting the majority reputable transfer service companies. Beach on La Digue IslandEach year the Awards are broken down into regions to coincide with the release of their respective Luxury Travel Guide. The pinnacle of luxury is highlighted with its continent awards and individual country awards which reflect the range of products and services provided.
  • Growing Tourism From Israel Highlighted As New Israeli Ambassador Is Accredited to Seychelles

    ISRAEL, 2015/08/24 Keeping the steadily increasing numbers of Israeli tourists to the Seychelles archipelago on an upward trend has been named as one of the top priorities in diplomatic relations between the two nations. This announcement was made as a new Israeli ambassador to the Seychelles, Yahel Vilan, presented his credentials to the archipelago's President, James Michel, on Tuesday at National Home in the Seychelles capital of Victoria. Ambassador Vilan is the 7th non-resident ambassador to be accredited to the Seychelles since the establishment of formal diplomatic relations on June 30, 1992, replacing former Ambassador Gil Haskel, who was appointed in October 2011. The post is based in Nairobi, Kenya.