Remco Althuis

AIR SEYCHELLES ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF REMCO ALTHUIS AS INTERIM CEO

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today announced the appointment of Remco Althuis as its Interim Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Roy Kinnear.

Mr Althuis joins the carrier from Etihad Airways, where he held the position of Regional General Manager Europe, with responsibility for the airline’s commercial activities in 17 European markets.

He has also held senior management positions at Air France-KLM and KLM during an aviation career spanning more than 20 years.

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Kempinski The Spa wins at World Spa Awards

World Spa Awards 2017 winners revealed: 'Kempinski The Spa' named Seychelles’ Best Resort Spa

Kempinski The Spa of Kempinski Seychelles Resort has been named Seychelles’ Best Resort Spa at the 3rd annual World Spa Awards.

The World Spa Awards 2017 Gala Ceremony was held on December 10, 2017, at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa in Vietnam.

The event was attended by hundreds of spa, hospitality and tourism leaders from around the globe.

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Seychelles Tourism Board joins cultural delegation at Festival Liberté Métisse in Reunion

Seychelles was represented at the 8th edition of Festival Liberté Métisse in Reunion Island, held from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th December 2017, at L'Etang-Salé beach.

Festival Liberté Métisse is an annual cultural event that commemorates the abolition of slavery in Reunion. It was initiated by the Regional Council of Reunion as a Vanilla Island event.

Through this event, members of the Vanilla islands comprising of Seychelles, Madagascar, La Réunion, Mauritius, Comoros and Mayotte, come together to share the richness of their cultural heritage, including through painting exhibitions and concerts.

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Tourism Department produces new leaflet providing useful tips for a safer and memorable hiking experience

The Tourism Department has launched a new leaflet providing tips to hikers, especially tourists, keen to explore Seychelles’ walks and trails.

The leaflet has been produced by the Risk Management Section within the Tourism Department, in collaboration with other partners including the Seychelles National Parks Authority and Seychelles police.

The Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune and the Director Risk Management, Philomena Hollanda presented a copy of the leaflet to the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne on Wednesday December 20, 2017.

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Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers’ Choice Award 2017: Seychelles’ H Resort wins accolade for Favourite Family resort

The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach has been awarded the Favourite Resort for Families title at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice awards 2017.

The award ceremony attended by top regional and international travel industry professionals was held at the Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi, in the evening of Wednesday December 13, 2017.

A total of 22 accolades were presented to winners across various award categories from favorite travel experiences across destinations and hotels, to airlines and tour operators.

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Mentors committee for Shannon College graduates holds second general meeting to review progress and chart way forward

Mentors committee for Shannon College graduates holds second general meeting to review progress and chart way forward

The Seychelles Tourism Academy’s mentors’ committee for Shannon College graduates organised its second general meeting on Friday December 15, 2017.

The mentors committee chaired by the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, ensures the wellbeing of the graduates upon completion of their studies at the Shannon College of Hotel Management in Ireland.

The committee, which is also made up of general managers and human resource managers of the hotels where the graduates are employed, also ensures that there is a good mentoring programme in place, to encourage them to continue working in the tourism industry.

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