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23 April
Naomi King

Seychelles’ contestant wins Photogenic Model title at Top Model of the World 2017

Seychellois Naomy King won the title of the most photogenic model at the Top Model of the World 2017 competition, held in El Gouna, Egypt.

The pageant’s grand finale was held on Friday 14th July.

King who also made it to the top 6, was ranked fourth at the end of the competition.

“I feel very proud as I was not expecting to be among the top 6 out of 40 contestants,” she said.

The 17-year-old model was chosen to represent Seychelles at this year’s Top Model of the World, after she had to renounce her participation in the Miss Intercontinental competition last year, due to school commitments.



Getting Seychelles into the ‘spotlight’: Seychelles Tourism Board moves to educate Kenyan travel agents on the destination

Seychelles had the opportunity to boost the knowledge of Kenyan travel agents, enticing them to promote and sell the island destination among Kenya’s outbound tourism market, as the Seychelles Tourism Board joined the recent Spotlight workshops in Nairobi.

The workshops were conducted at the Raddison Blu Hotel and Villa Rosa Kempiniski in Nairobi on July 6 and 7.

Seychelles was among 10 tourist destinations at the two-day event, which saw the participation of some 30 exhibitors and 187 agents.


In loving memory of Louis DOffay

Seychelles’ tourism industry mourns passing of longtime hotelier Louis D’Offay

Seychelles has lost a well-known and respected tourism personality; Louis D’Offay, who passed away at his home on Praslin on Tuesday, at the age of 73.

Mr D’Offay who described himself as a self-taught hotelier, began his journey in the tourism industry with the small beach property at Cote d’Or known as Village du Pecheur.

Tucked at the end of Cote d’Or bay on Praslin, Hotel L'Archipel, an establishment, which he built in the late 1980’s can be described as his greatest success story.

As a businessman, he invested time, money and expertise in several other ventures, especially in tourism properties on Praslin and La Digue.



Tourism Minister heads to south Mahé as he continues to visit tourism properties in Seychelles

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr. Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, has visited another 8 tourism properties on Mahé, as part of his ongoing door-to-door visits to holiday accommodations in Seychelles.

The eight establishments chosen were mostly Seychellois-owned small self-catering properties, located at Anse aux Poules Bleues and Anse Soleil, in the Baie Lazare district.

The aim is to be aware of the various services and products on offer, to appreciate the successes and gain an understanding of challenges faced by these establishments.

The Principal Secretary for Tourism Mrs. Anne Lafortune accompanied the minister on last Friday’s visit, as part of the tourism department’s ongoing efforts to align itself with key stakeholders in the tourism industry.


Acajou Beach Resort receives Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label certificate

Another certified green hotel for Praslin: Acajou Beach Resort obtains Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label

The Acajou Beach Resort has become the latest tourism establishment to be awarded the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL), after it was successfully assessed and certified as a resort that is integrating sustainability practices in its business operation.

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne presented the Chairman of Acajou Beach Resort, Hugh Payet with the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label certificate on Tuesday 11th July.

The ceremony was attended by the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune and the Tourism Department’s Director for Product development, Sinha Levkovic.


Inside Africa Seychelles Anse forbans

Tourist establishment in Seychelles supporting community initiatives in the fight against climate change showcased on CNN’s Inside Africa

Seychelles, a tiny archipelago of 115 islands, has once again been featured worldwide on one of the world’s most popular global television network -- Cable News Network (CNN).

The international news channel has thrown the spotlight on how communities in Seychelles, including a tourist establishment, are working to mitigate and fight the effects of climate change.

The visit of a filming crew to the Indian Ocean islands earlier in May, has led to the production of three segments aired on CNN’s Inside Africa programme. The first airing was on Friday 7th July.