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Seychelles rated high for diving and golfing in Hong Kong travel magazine
by STB

Seychelles has been rated high for diving and golfing vacations in Hong Kong's Golf Traveller magazine.

The article follows the recent launching of Air Seychelles’ flights to Hong Kong, coinciding with the launch of the Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB) new marketing drive on that market.

The writer James Au, who writes for several Asian travel publications and who was in Seychelles for this year's Carnaval International de Victoria in February, also travelled on the inaugural flight to Hong Kong.

The magazine's front cover features Brazilian dancers at the carnival's float parade which showcases Seychelles as the country of “Melting pot of cultures".

Two niche activities given special attention in the report are diving and golfing, of which James is himself a keen enthusiast. After writing about the rich marine life, he goes on to highlight the diversity of the islands and the joys of island-hopping.

The writer also highlights the fact that Seychelles boasts two UNESCO World Heritage sites; the Vallee de Mai, main habitat of the Coco de Mer on Praslin island and the Aldabra atoll with its 150,000 giant land tortoises and abundance of marine life and birds.

Amongst other Seychelles' special attractions are sailing, fishing, wellness and spa and honeymoon vacations.

James Au has during the past eight years visited more than 300 golf courses around the world and his photos are used by different Asian media, tourism organisations, airlines, travel agents and multinational companies as well as featuring on their respective websites.