Archives: Feature Releases

Corinthia Hotel Prague appoints celebrity chef, Jean-Paul Georges Manzac

October 20, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

One of the Czech Republic’s celebrity chefs, Jean-Paul Georges Manzac, has been appointed as Executive Chef at the luxury five-star Corinthia Hotel Prague. Jean-Paul is best known in Prague for his French modern brasserie, Brasserie M, which was awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand three years in a row, and later for the combined French bistrot • Read More »

LGBT Tourism is a $211 billion annual travel industry: LGBT Masterclass at WTM London

October 20, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Some of the world’s leading experts on LGBT tourism take to the stage to present the latest industry developments for the LGBT Masterclass at WTM London, hosted for the 14th consecutive year by the leading travel trade LGBT network, ONBC Out Now Business Class. Executives representing key sectors including destinations, cruises, media and marketing are • Read More »

Bay Gardens Resorts: Green strategies benefit island life

October 19, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Green Globe recently recertified Bay Gardens Inn, Bay Gardens Hotel and Bay Gardens Beach Resort situated in Saint Lucia in the West Indies. Sanovnik Destang, Executive Director at Bay Gardens Resorts, said: “As a locally owned and operated chain of resorts, it’s very important to us to maintain, sustain and achieve key sustainable initiatives that • Read More »

Italian travel trade reps highlight challenges and opportunities with Seychelles Tourism Board CEO

October 19, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Sherin Francis, has had a first-hand experience hearing of the challenges faced by Italian tour operators, hoteliers and travel agents, when selling the island destination, as well as opportunities they believe exist for Seychelles to further grow the market. Mrs. Francis had discussions with Italian trade partners • Read More »

FRAPORT: Drinking Fountains, Bottle Filling Stations and Warm Water Dispensers

October 19, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Right after passing the security check you realize you’re thirsty, but you’ve had to throw away or empty your water bottle: most air travelers are familiar with this scenario. Containers are not allowed to be taken into the security zone if they hold more than 100 milliliters of liquid (3.4 ounces). Fortunately, Frankfurt Airport has • Read More »

More trade partners join 2017 GCC roadshow further positioning Seychelles in Middle East

October 18, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Further improving knowledge of the Seychelles’ products in the Middle East region, allowing the trade to strengthen relations with existing partners, as well as discover new products and partners — such was the outcome of the 2017 Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) roadshow, organized by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB). Spearheaded by the STB Dubai office, • Read More »

Steady progress at green resort Constance Ephelia Seychelles

October 18, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Constance Ephelia Seychelles adheres to a comprehensive sustainable management plan to limit the resort’s environmental impact on its pristine natural surroundings. Markus Ultsch-Unrath, Health, Safety & Environment Project Manager at the resort provides an insight into Constance Ephelia’s green achievements. Our waste management is steadily progressing with a recyclable diversion rate of 14%, which is • Read More »

Hotels rooms of abandoned Seychelles hotels to be reallocated

October 17, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Tourism Ministry will be reallocating some 800 rooms belonging to old, abandoned hotels in Seychelles but currently counted as part of the existing hotel room quota. Another 1,300 rooms could also become available for reallocation should developers of eight already approved projects decide not to go ahead with the hotel developments. The eight projects • Read More »

Seychelles’ potential to increase visitor numbers from African region explored

October 17, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Seychelles, famed for its powder-white beaches and clear turquoise waters, is seen as a popular destination among travelers from across the globe and while the island destination remains a popular vacation spot for Europeans, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) is constantly looking for opportunities to develop the potential of other source markets. The 2017 Magical • Read More »

Eat, drink, and be merry at Corinthia Hotels this Christmas

October 17, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Corinthia Hotels, the five-star collection of hotels around the world, has pulled out all the stops to create a memorable festive season for guests this Christmas. From the winter wonderland of St Petersburg to the balmier climes of Malta, this December, Corinthia Hotels has a feast of festive gourmet offerings and packages to tempt those • Read More »

Former Vancouver tourism chief to address insights conference in Vanuatu

October 16, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The inaugural Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC), which takes place in Port Vila, Vanuatu on Wednesday, October 25, is set to address key opportunities and challenges facing the region’s public and private sector tourism organizations. Planned and implemented by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in partnership with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and the • Read More »

How Rwanda’s Amahoro Tours has established itself as a leader in eco and community-based tourism

October 14, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

“Amahoro” is Kinyarwanda for “peace.” Literally translated, Amahoro Tours would translate to “Peace Tours.” The word is also used as a form of greeting – to mean “hello.” At Amahoro Tours, “Amahoro” denotes not just the company’s name, but its motto as well. The company strives at nurturing interaction between members of local communities and • Read More »

Seychelles Tourism Minister sets the record straight on plague case

October 13, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Seychelles Tourism Minister is urging the public and media including the international press to be responsible when disseminating information relating to the case of pneumonic plague infection in Seychelles, and has reassured visitors that they can continue to enjoy their holiday in Seychelles. The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice • Read More »

Air Seychelles’ Chief Executive Roy Kinnear steps down

October 13, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Chief Executive of the national airline, Roy Kinnear, has resigned and will be leaving his role on December 31, 2017. The Chairman of the Air Seychelles board Mr. Jean Weeling-Lee confirmed on Tuesday that Mr. Kinnear is leaving to pursue a further opportunity. In a communication sent to the staff Mr. Weeling-Lee said: “It • Read More »

WTM London: How technology could shape future travel and hospitality

October 13, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

“Paul Richer has long been an expert in the tech field and remains at the forefront of the latest digital developments. As such, this year’s Genesys Summit is a must-attend for anyone who wants to plan their medium-term strategy in order to retain a competitive edge in the fast-changing technology arena,” said World Travel Market • Read More »

Hamburg bringing back summer

October 13, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Autumn is inevitable in the north and the pre-Christmas mood leaves something to be desired. This is the best time to call back a bit of that summer feeling and remember the warm season by the water. Through its URBAN.SHORE campaign, the city of Hamburg invites you to visit hamburg-tourismus.de/urbanshore to discover its urban coastline, • Read More »

Taghazout Bay: Destination built on green DNA

October 13, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Taghazout Bay, a resort of 615 ha in Morocco, was designed by the Société d’Aménagement et de Promotion de la station de Taghazout (SAPST). Its approach to sustainability is both environmentally friendly and perfectly integrated within the region and its local socio-economic context. Through the Green Globe certification of its 3 components – Tazegzout Golf, • Read More »

Pollman’s Tours & Safaris takes top award for second year running

October 12, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Pollman’s Tours & Safaris has received the award for Kenya’s Leading Inbound Tour Operator in the World Travel Awards for the second consecutive year. Managing Director of Pollman’s, Khalid Shapi, and Zaheer Moledina were on hand for the ceremonies in Kigali on 10 October where they picked up this prestigious award. Speaking on behalf of • Read More »

FRAPORT Traffic Figures Strong

October 12, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Frankfurt Airport posts new daily passenger record – Fraport’s Group airports perform strongly. In September 2017, some 6.2 million passengers traveled through Frankfurt Airport (FRA) – an increase of 5.4 percent on the previous year.  This was the first time that FRA exceeded the six-million-passenger mark in a September month.  With a total of 225,801 passengers served • Read More »

Kigali Marriott Hotel Clinches Two Awards at the Africa World Travel Awards

October 12, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Kigali Marriott Hotel (www.KigaliMarriott.com) was recognized as Rwanda’s Leading Business Hotel and Rwanda’s Leading City Hotel at the prestigious World Travel Awards, Africa 2017. The award was presented at a glittering award ceremony attended by eminent industry leaders and VIPs from across Africa at the World Travel Awards Africa 2017, Annual Gala at Kigali, Rwanda. • Read More »

Seychelles Tourism adopts new format for roadshow across Indian cities

October 12, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) office in India organized a three-city roadshow in Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai from September 18 to 22, 2017. Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai send some of the highest numbers of visitors to Seychelles each year. The three cities are also home to travel trade partners that facilitate travel for most holidaymakers • Read More »

One case of pneumonic plague confirmed in Seychelles: Authorities restricting travel entry from Madagascar

October 12, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Port and Marine together with the Seychelles Tourism Board have announced that a decision has been taken to restrict entry of travelers coming from Madagascar. The decision is at the request of the Public Health Authority and is a preventive measure being taken due to the heightened risk of • Read More »