SEYCHELLES TRAVEL NEWS

Seychelles’ Arrival Figures Exceed Expectations

Seychelles has been performing above targeted expectations when it comes to visitor arrival numbers from April to June: A total of 40,000 visitors had been expected according to predictions made by Seychelles’ Department of Tourism, However the island destination welcomed 43,659 visitors over that period.

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Moratorium on Tourism Accommodation Developments on La Digue

A complete halt on new tourism accommodation development projects will come into force as of August 1, 2021 until 2023 as immediate action is required for the protection of La Digue from over-development and to preserve its way of life.

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Tourism Seychelles’ “North America Annual Roadshow” Goes Virtual

Local tourism operators from Seychelles, including Mason’s Travel, signed up as exhibitors for Tourism Seychelles’ first-ever virtual edition of their annual North-American Roadshow, reaching 65 US travel professionals across multiple US cities.

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Seychelles Welcomes Relaxed Travel Restrictions by France – Air France Set to Resume Service

Seychelles’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr Sylvestre Radegonde, has welcomed the latest announcement by France, confirming that travel restrictions will be relaxed for their fully vaccinated citizens. Air France is set to resume air services to Seychelles as of 23 October.

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Updated Conditions of Entry from Restricted Countries for Seychellois and GOP-Holders

The Seychelles Ministry of Health released updated conditions of entry to the island nation for Seychellois, residents, foreign workers (GOP-holders) and their dependents. The new conditions pertain to entry from restricted countries and do not apply – at present – to visitors to Seychelles.

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Mason’s Travel Awarded “Seychelles’ Best Inbound DMC – 2021”

Mason’s Travel has been recognised as “Seychelles’ Best Inbound DMC” in the 2021 leg of Acquisition International’s Business Excellence Awards.

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Seychelles Department of Tourism Announces Key Appointments

The new Department merges the functions, staff, resources and assets of the former Department of Tourism and the destination’s independent marketing entity, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB).

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FlyNAS to Launch Direct Flights Between Saudi and Seychelles

Starting July 1, 2021, the Seychelles islands will become more accessible to travellers from the GCC, as the Saudi Arabian-based airline, FlyNAS, will commence with direct flights from Jeddah to Mahé.

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Hotel Updates: Why NOW is the Best Time to Travel

Many of Seychelles' hotels have used the quiet period to renovate and update their establishments - now offering clients new and improved products!

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Sustained Decline in New Cases

For the second straight week Seychelles has registered a steady decline in new cases of COVID-19. The daily infection has now dropped to below the levels recorded prior to the spike that rang alarm bells for the country's health authorities and foreign press.

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