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Emirates internal newsletters captured the essence of Seychelles Islands- “Soaking up in the Seychelles”
by STB

  
'Safar' - The internal newsletter of Emirates Airlines
“Safar” the internal newsletters of Emirates Airlines has dedicated two pages full of pictures and editorials of the uniqueness of the Seychelles Islands’ natural beauty and mesmerising wildlife.

The latest article to features Seychelles, titled: “Soaking up in the Seychelles,” has been featured in Safar’s newsletter issued on 15th November 2012.

The first paragraph of the article portraits the vividness of Seychelles as “Paradise- and it’s a moniker that is well deserved.”   It goes on to describe Seychelles as a destination where “beach life doesn’t get much more relaxed than in the Seychelles. If picture postcard natural beauty and mesmerising wildlife are what you’re after, then look no further.”

The article prides the Seychelles as more than just a destination to lap up the sun and relax on the beach, but one with much more adventurous activities, such as diving, deep sea fishing and nature walks.   It also described the islands as a hot spot for those in the mood for a taste of Seychellois’ culture.

“Seychelles life is influenced by a rich, multicultural history. Settlers of African, European and Asian origin have each brought their distinct traditions and customs, which contribute to the archipelago’s vibrant culture. This diversity can be seen in all aspects of island life, from local cuisine and architecture to art, music and dance,” eulogised the article.

It also invites its members to sample the moutia; a traditional dance, “dating back to times of slavery. The dance occurs under open air around a fire made out of coconut leaves,” adding the essence to the dance “as an expressive dance, performed to an improvised song in which male crowd members shout out themes and the female dancers respond in high pitched voices.”

Safar came out at a time when Seychelles is excelling as one of the tourism destinations in the Indian Ocean. It promises useful information on, “where to go, what to do, what to eat, shopping, where to stay, money, climate, getting around, getting here and important contact.” 

There are plenty to choose from out of the top 10 things to do; “from bird watching on cousin Island to playing an afternoon round at the Seychelles Golf Club – a nine-hole course built on an old coconut plantation” stated the article.

The Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr Alain St.Ange and the Seychelles Tourism Board, Mrs Elsia Grandcourt has expressed their gratitude to the Editorial Board of Safar for having covered the Seychelles in their November newsletter.  Safar seems to have captured Seychelles position on the world map as the true tourism destination in its full beauty.