Le Quotidien de la Réunion - Tue, 14 January 2014
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C’est un chiffre jamais atteint, ont annoncé fièrement, mercredi, les autorités seychelloises lors d’une communication officielle sur le secteur du tourisme. ...more
International Magazine Kreol - Society and Culture - Mon, 01 April 2013
The prestigious magazine, Destination of the World News, recently named the Seychelles as the new ‘global hot-spot’. Attracted by the region’s pristine beaches and luxury resorts, many famous people visit these beautiful islands. Princess Anne visited a while ago. The Seychelles also shot to prominence a few months ago when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose to spend their honeymoon there. ...more
The Australian - Wed, 29 February 2012
MORE than 1000 people on a crippled Italian cruise ship from the same fleet as the tragedy-struck Costa Concordia were being towed to the main Seychelles island and due to arrive there within two days.
A fire broke out in the engine room of the Costa Allegra on Monday, stalling the vessel in the dangerous waters of the Indian Ocean, where Somali pirates have in the past attacked and captured foreign ships. ...more
Huff Post Travel - Wed, 29 February 2012
VICTORIA, Seychelles — A disabled cruise ship will have spent an extra 10 to 12 hours at sea without electricity, air conditioning or toilet facilities because a French fishing vessel that was first to respond to the drifting cruiser refused to give way to faster tug boats, a Seychelles government official said Wednesday.
A spokesman for the cruise line denied that the tow would have been faster with the tugs and said the disabled cruise ship was always scheduled to reach the Seychelles' main port on Thursday. ...more
The Telegraph News - Tue, 28 February 2012
A FRENCH fishing vessel has begun towing an Italian cruise ship drifting powerless in the Indian Ocean to a nearby Seychelles island, but is not expected to reach the tiny resort island until the next day, officials say.
The cruise liner is expected to arrive tomorrow morning local time (Thursday AEDT) with Seychelles authorities saying they are making arrangements to evacuate people to the island of Desroches and then to transfer the more than 1000 passengers and crew members to the main Seychelles island of Mahe by plane and fast boats. ...more
Travel Agent Central - Thu, 23 September 2010
It was announced during Seychelles President James Michel’s visit to Spain that the African islands will be reopening a tourist office in Spain. The announcement was made by President Michel himself in a meeting with the Spanish Leader and Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board. ...more
Bizcommunity.com - Daily industry news - Mon, 30 August 2010
VICTORIA, MAHE: Seychelles President James Michel has called upon the tourism industry on the island country to engage with the government to map out a new national tourism development plan, and promote his vision of the Seychelles Brand in the tourism sector.
This took place at a tourism industry gathering which was held at the Domaine de Val des Pres late last week. ...more