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24 June
Its a wrap South Africas Tropika Island of Treasure

It’s a wrap! South Africa’s Tropika Island of Treasure season 7 ends, Seychelles’ profile as a tourist destination boosted

The grand finale of the 7th season of South African series Tropika Island of Treasure wrapped up Monday evening, after 12 weeks of spectacular coverage of the Seychelles islands.

Screened on South Africa’s SABC 3 channel, Tropika Island of Treasure Season 7 – filmed in Seychelles – was beamed to millions of viewers who tuned in for the one-hour weekly show.

TV personality Minnie Dlamini was the host of the season and equally well-known Jonathan Boynton-Lee starred as the Games Master.


Touchdown Marketing

Touchdown Marketing! Alphonse Island, Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles create awareness at rugby event in Durban

Every opportunity that helps Seychelles to be in the limelight counts!

That is exactly what a team from Alphonse Island, the Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles showcased in Durban, South Africa last week.

A big rugby test match between South Africa and France provided the perfect opportunity for them to bring some warm Seychellois cheer to the game, while networking and promoting the island destination’s tourism products.

Several tour operators and travel agents already selling Seychelles, as well as friends of Alphonse Island and past guests of the island were invited to the event.


Better connections with North America’s travel trade expected as Seychelles Tourism Board joins USTOA

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has been accepted as a member of the United States Tour Operator Association, USTOA.

Through this membership, the Seychelles’ tourism marketing body seeks to establish strategic relationships with key organizations within the travel trade community in North America.

USTOA was created in 1972 by a small group of California tour operators, with the aim of having a unified voice to protect the traveling public, as well as to represent the interests of tour operators. 

Today, the New York based organization brings together some of the top names in travel and tourism. It also accounts for a large share of the tour operator market in North America. The membership will hence allow the Seychelles Tourism Board to connect with these industry leaders that represent top destinations and suppliers from around the world.


Seychelles as a destination of choice generates interest

Seychelles as a ‘destination of choice’ generates interest among travel trade at Indaba Exhibition in Durban

Seychelles recorded another successful participation at the INDABA 2017, as the Seychelles Tourism Board joined local trade partners to promote the destination. The three-day exhibition was held in Durban, South Africa, from 16th to 18th May 2017.

The INDABA trade fair continues to offer a good platform for the Seychelles Tourism Board to strengthen relationships with the trade and close new deals.

Such opportunities to network with trade partners are especially important now that the Seychelles is doubling its efforts to obtain more visitors arrival South Africa, which remains its main market in Africa.


Seychelles MAIA Luxury Resort and Spa

Seychelles’ MAIA Luxury Resort and Spa wins Best Island Hotel accolade by Prime Traveller Awards

Seychelles’ MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa has been named the Best Island Hotel in 2017 by the Prime Traveller Awards. The prize was announced on 30th May in Moscow.

Prime Traveller is a luxury lifestyle magazine distributed in Russia and its surrounding Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa was chosen for its “exclusive, premium hospitality” by Prime Traveller’s editorial members, who also highlighted the resorts secluded, untouched beach, gentle service and idyllic atmosphere.


Air Seychelles announces codeshare service to Beijing

Air Seychelles announces codeshare service to Beijing, Seychelles Tourism Board hopeful the move will help ease travelling for Chinese visitors

Air Seychelles has announced that it will now offer connections to China through the expansion of its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways.

At the onset of the announcement, the Seychelles Tourism Board is hoping the agreement will ease the travelling experience of Chinese tourists choosing to holiday in Seychelles.

Air Seychelles’ “HM” code will be added to Etihad Airways’ daily service between Abu Dhabi and China’s capital, Beijing.

The codeshare agreement which takes effect on 14th June, 2017, will offer a one-stop connection between Seychelles and Beijing, via Abu Dhabi.