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Qantas lands in Seychelles on World Tour
by STB

A QANTAS Boeing 747 Plane landed in Seychelles on Tuesday night with 215 passengers and crew. This QANTAS plane is on a special charter by the Captain’s Choice, the Australian based firm that remains a World leader in Private Jet Tours.

The Qantas Boeing 747 Plane at the Seychelles International Airport
It is over a year ago now that Minister Jean Paul Adam, the Seychelles Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture met with Phil Asker of the Captain's Choice in Melbourne Australia. Both Minister Adam and Minister St.Ange formed part of a delegation accompanying President James Michel on his Official State Visit to Australia and were invited by Gaetan Barallon, the Seychelles Consul General for Australia for the working dinner.

Since the Captain's Choice was established in 1994, they have become Australia’s experts in inspired travel. This is the third such visit to Seychelles by Captain's Choice using a QANTAS plane. They are being handled by Mason’s Travel to facilitate their trip with over 200 passengers landing in Seychelles. This particular private Charter on Qantas has travelled from Phnom Penh, Manadalay, Agra, Amman, Addis Abbaba, Ngorogoro/Serengeti and to end the holiday in the idyllic Seychelles.

Captain’s Choice chooses remote destinations that offer diversity and uniqueness, yet providing ease and luxury throughout the destinations. Mason’s Travel has created a tailor-made itinerary for this group to include resorts such as Constance Ephelia, Kempinksi Seychelles and Le Meridien Barbarons. The group, albeit their short stay of 3 days, they will explore the Seychelles through Marine Park excursions, Mahe Discovery Bus Tours and outings to Praslin & La Digue Islands.

Upon their arrival at Seychelles International Airport the passengers from the QANTAS flight were greeted by a Kreol band & dancers and the guests comments were “the best welcome they have had”. Local Journalists were on hand to cover the story.