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19 January
Seychelles restaurants Cyann and Lorizon

Seychelles’ restaurants -- ‘Cyann’ and ‘Lorizon’ win accolades at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards

The Seychelles’ Creole cuisine, which combines flavours from French, English, African, Indian, and Chinese cooking is one of the island nation’s unique factor.

The Creole food is one of the aspects that tourism operators, especially hotels and restaurants, strive to promote among visitors to Seychelles.

Two restaurants in Seychelles have received accolades at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards, which inspires excellence and ignites healthy competition in the luxury restaurant industry.


Best island in Africa and the Middle East

Best island in Africa and the Middle East: Seychelles receives accolade at Travel + Leisure’s award ceremony in New York City

The Seychelles Tourism Board’s Regional Director for Africa and the Americas, Mr. David Germain was presented with the award designating Seychelles as the best island in Africa and the Middle East.

It’s the second year in a row that Seychelles is rated in the top spot in this category by Travel + Leisure.

Mr. Germain said: “The Award is confirmation that our beautiful islands is becoming more and more popular in North America, topping the list of the most desirable holiday destinations worldwide.”

Visitor arrivals from the Americas to the Seychelles increased by 69 percent from January to June.


Tourism Minister inspects ongoing projects by the SNPA

Tourism Minister inspects ongoing projects by the SNPA to improve visitors’ experience on Curieuse

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, Mr. Maurice Loustau-Lalanne recently visited Curieuse to have an appreciation of work being done by the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) to improve facilities on the island, which is also a marine national park.

SNPA is actively working to improve facilities at the various marine and terrestrial national parks, to have the protected areas offering better products to enhance the experience of visitors, especially tourists. The improvement projects are also expected to allow SNPA to generate more income.


The Tourism Statistics and Tourism Satellite Account workshop

Seychelles benefits from UNWTO expertise as work progresses to develop and implement a Tourism Satellite Account

The Tourism Department is pushing ahead with its objective to have tangible measurement of the economic impact of tourism that has long been the mainstay of the Seychelles economy.

With work already started to develop a Tourism Satellite Account for Seychelles, stakeholders in the industry have been provided with a better understanding of the statistical framework, the importance of such a tool, as well as the need for relevant and consistent statistics to be made available.   

A two-day workshop was held on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th July at the AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa.


Seychelles joins the Experiential Planner Expo in New Delhi tapping into Indias thriving destination wedding MICE segments

Seychelles joins the Experiential Planner Expo in New Delhi, tapping into India’s thriving destination wedding & MICE segments

Seychelles as a potential destination for small scale Indian weddings, as well as Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) trips, was accentuated upon at the recent Experiential Planner Expo (EPEX) held in India.

The event which is part of the WOW Awards & Convention Asia was held from the 6th to 8th July at the Pullman Hotels and Resorts, in Aerocity, New Delhi.

It’s the second year that the event has been organised and the 2017 edition saw the participation of over a thousand delegates, including corporate decision-makers, MICE and destination wedding planners, event company owners, influencers among others from all-over Asia.



Creole Travel Services introduces the ‘Zephir’ offering a unique view of the Seychelles underwater world

Seychelles as a destination has much to offer visitors thanks to its natural environment, turquoise coloured-waters and pristine beaches. For those interested in the marine life, the Indian Ocean archipelago can also be described as a storehouse for marine biodiversity.

While taking a plunge into the deep ocean is the way to way for a close encounter with amazing sea creatures; a snorkeling or diving expedition may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

In the quest to provide other options to those unable or unwilling to get their feet wet, local Destination Management Company, Creole Travel Services (CTS) has made a new addition to its fleet of vessels.