Africa: Seychelles sees 3 percent increase in tourism, leading to big revenue bump

Seychelles in 2018 saw a three-percent increase in tourism arrivals, which — although lower than last year’s increase — helped the industry to a 15 percent rise in revenue, said a top official of the tourism board. The Central Bank of Seychelles recorded an equivalent of over $520 million (SCR7.1 billion) in earnings from the tourism industry. From the start […]

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Africa: Seychelles’ Alain St.Ange captures Uganda Civil Aviation Conference

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Seychelles’ former Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Alain St. Ange, was invited to deliver the keynote address at yesterday’s Uganda Civil Aviation Authority’s Aviation Stakeholders Breakfast meeting at the Kampala Serena Conference Centre. Alain St. Ange captured the full house audience’s attention with his off the cuff free flowing address and was applauded when he spoke about […]

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Africa: Seychelles will prioritise local tourism players to stimulate growth

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Seychellois businesses in the field of tourism have been urging the Government of the Seychelles to efficiently identify and harness the tourism resources of the islands to create sustainable development for Seychelles. This call is not new, but recently the tourism industry players have been meeting leaders to put their case on the need to consolidate tourism, the industry that […]

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Africa: Commonwealth Judges reject accusations leveled at Seychelles first woman CJ

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The Tribunal of Inquiry has today submitted its Report to the Constitutional Appointments Authority (CAA), the President of the Republic of Seychelles and the parties concerned. The Tribunal was established by the CAA on 16 April 2018 to inquire whether, following complaints lodged with the CAA, the conduct of Chief Justice, Dr. MathildaTwomey, amounted to misbehaviour in terms of Article […]

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Africa: Etihad appoints New CEO for Air Seychelles

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Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has confirmed the appointment of Remco Althuis as its new Chief Executive Officer. Board members of both shareholders, the Government of Seychelles and Etihad Airways have approved the appointment. Jean Weeling – Lee, Chairman of Air Seychelles Board said: “We have been working with Remco for over eight months now […]

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Africa: Leonardo DiCaprio Helped Pay Off Seychelles Debt to Protect Oceans

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The small island nation Seychelles just got rid of some its debt by promising to create two major marine reserves, the Guardian reports. Almost all human activity will be banned in the protected areas. The nonprofit group The Nature Conservancy and famed environmentalist and actor Leonardo DiCaprio bought $22 million in debt owed to various countries in exchange for the creation […]

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Africa: Air Seychelles announced business transformation plan to safeguard long-term profitability

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The national carrier of the Seychelles Island, Air Seychelles has announced a business transformation plan to safeguard long-term profitability as Africa’s air transport industry gets competitive. According to a report by africanaerospace.aero, the plan is aimed at responding to rapidly increasing competition in the air travel sector, and has been approved by Air Seychelles’ Supervisory Board and both shareholders, the […]

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Africa: Seychelles, Experience another World

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Demola Ojo offers a guide to one of the most famous vacation spots on earth, known for its breathtaking beaches as well as the legendary coco de mer nut. it is also visa-on-arrival for Nigerians… Seychelles is a 115-island country east of mainland East Africa and northeast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. With approximately 94,000 indigenes, it has the […]

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Seychelles: Exceptionally beautiful Island beckons for holiday makers

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Seychelles is an exceptionally beautiful Island for holiday makers, honey moon, relaxation, conferences, meetings, events and others. With a beautiful weather similar to that of Nigeria’s rainy and dry season, Seychelles beckons to Nigerian holiday makers, fun seekers, new couples and others to have a taste of the beautiful island. Approaching to land at the Seychelles International Airport, the beautiful […]

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Africa: The Seychelles Islands: A little slice of heaven on earth

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At first, when told I was going to the Seychelles, my initial thoughts were: ‘and where in heavens name is that?’ But in truth, it was my sentiments exactly as the island is a slice of heaven with lush green vegetation, a mountainous topography, beautiful green ocean and a weather that every vacationer would love all year round. We commenced […]

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