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Over $1 billion worth of contracts discussed at TTM 2017

July 15, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

TTM Organizers, Maldives Getaways have revealed that over 3000 scheduled meetings have taken place and over USD $ 1 billion worth of business contracts have been discussed during the two days of Travel Trade Maldives (TTM). As the main component of TTM that connects the travel trade community of Maldives, Using the handy Connect software • Read More »

Tourism Minister of Jamaica charges Negril DAC to safeguard resort’s integrity

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

Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has charged the newly-established Negril Destination Assurance Council (Negril DAC) with safeguarding the western tourist resort area and ensuring its integrity. “The Negril DAC must take control of the destination. We are providing the legislative and legal framework for you; we are helping to facilitate capacity building but • Read More »

Kafe Kreol: Seychelles’ popular beachfront restaurant at Anse Royale reopens

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

Kafe Kreol — a café and restaurant offering authentic Seychellois and Italian cuisine will be open for the first day of business on Friday 14th July. The newly refurbished beachfront restaurant replaces the former Kaz Kreol — the popular feet-in-the-sand eating place at Anse Royale. The new owners — the Frichot family — bought the • Read More »

The Seychelles Tourism Board & Air Seychelles treat German travel agents to a ‘spontaneous weekend’ in Seychelles

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

As Germany maintains its position as the Seychelles’ top tourism market in 2017, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) continues to work with local trade partners to boost the knowledge of German travel agents on the destination. Air Seychelles, with organizational support from the STB and generous sponsorship from various trade partners, treated eleven travel agents • Read More »

Jamaica Tourism provides more jobs through Craft Development Institute

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

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that the island’s craft industry is set to benefit from a major boost with the establishment of a Craft Development Institute (CDI), which will not only aim to reduce the mass importation of Jamaican-branded souvenirs but also increase business opportunities for local craftsmen. This announcement was made • Read More »

Corinthia Hotels relaunch “The Corinthia Insider” as visual ezine

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

Five-star Corinthia Hotels has relaunched its popular “Corinthia Insider” with a visually-exciting ezine magazine look and feel. With hotels in exciting destinations, (London, Lisbon, Prague, Budapest, St. Petersburg, and Malta), the ezine will bring alive local insiders’ knowledge, photography, and essential “to do” tips. Designed to inspire readers to “get up and go,” the Insider’s • Read More »

Greater destination awareness as Seychelles draws extensive exposure on South African TV

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

Seychelles has been enjoying unprecedented exposure on South African TV in the last three months. Besides the much publicized 7th season of Tropika Islands of Treasure — filmed in Seychelles and aired on SABC 3 for 12 consecutive weeks – the island destination is being featured in several other shows. Dan Nicoll, the host of • Read More »

UNWTO: Tourism key to foster trade in Least Developed Countries

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

Tourism can make a strong contribution to the economies of Least Developed Countries where the sector is a major exporter concludes the report ‘Tourism for Sustainable Development in Least Developed Countries’ launched on the occasion of the Aid for Trade Review held in Geneva. The report was produced by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the • Read More »

Busy day of networking for CityFair.travel

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

The 9th edition of ETOA’s City Fair in partnership with European Cities Marketing (ECM) opened with an evening of networking and cocktails at London’s Smith & Wollensky. Invitees were treated to a cocktail-making demonstration before the following day’s City Fair workshop on Monday, June 12. The workshop, held at London’s Old Billingsgate, featured 150 exhibitors • Read More »

The Indian traveler: Seychelles Tourism explores potential of Indian market

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

What do Indian travelers usually look for in a destination, what are their needs and expectations when it comes to Seychelles and what can be done to further develop the market? The Seychelles Tourism Board, local and Indian trade partners were recently given the opportunity to ponder on these questions in a half-day seminar dubbed • Read More »

Tourism Department consults stakeholders on new policy for water sport businesses in Seychelles

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

The Seychelles Tourism Department has met with stakeholders interested in venturing into water sports businesses to gather their views and inputs on a newly proposed policy. The meeting with the relevant parties was held on Thursday 6th July 2017 at the Ex-national Assembly Hall, at the National Library. The policy drafted by the Tourism Department • Read More »

Fraport Traffic Figures – June and First Half 2017: Frankfurt Airport Achieves New Passenger Record

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

Passenger Traffic at FRA hits new high also in June – Strong performance reported across Fraport’s Group airports The growth trend at Fraport AG’s home base Frankfurt Airport (FRA) continues unabated:  In June 2017, some 5.8 million passengers passed through FRA, representing an increase of 5.3 percent year-on-year. Helped by the early start of the summer • Read More »

Spain – Jamaica Tourism: Bartlett Wants More From Tourist Dollar

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

With investment in room stock surging ahead of set targets, Minister of Tourism Hon Edmund Bartlett is turning attention to finding ways of retaining more of the tourist dollar in Jamaica.’ “What we want now is capacity building. We want investment in supplying the inputs of tourism; more agriculture, more manufacturing and more experiences with • Read More »

IIPT Peace through Tourism Conference postponed

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

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) 22nd General Assembly scheduled to be held in Chengdu, China, has been rescheduled by its Chinese hosts. They decided to move the dates of the General Assembly forward in September so that it now ends on September 16, just prior to the UNWTO-IIPT Global Summit in Montreal on • Read More »

World-wide study of youth travel market

July 11, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation announced that Hostelling International (HI) is a new partner of its global study of youth and student travel, New Horizons. “This partnership is one of the ways Hostelling International clearly demonstrates their commitment to understanding the needs and wants of today’s young travelers,” said David Chapman, • Read More »

Jamaica Tourism: Falmouth cruise withdrawal a temporary set back

July 11, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett today said that Jamaica’s cruise tourism sector is still on a strong growth path despite the coming temporary withdrawal of two cruise ships from the Port of Falmouth. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) has not included Falmouth calls for its new vessel, Symphony of the Seas, and will be temporarily • Read More »

Civil Aviation Minister inspects progress of new domestic passenger terminal at Seychelles International Airport

July 11, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr. Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, has expressed satisfaction with the progress of works at the new domestic passenger terminal building. Minister Loustau-Lalanne visited the Seychelles International Airport on Friday, June 30, to have an appreciation of the current state of the construction, which started in January 2015. “I • Read More »

Seychelles’ national airline, Port Authority & hotels shine at World Travel Awards

July 11, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Seychelles national airline was among the top winners at this year’s World Travel Awards bagging four major accolades. The travel awards on Saturday crowned Air Seychelles as the Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline for the third consecutive year and also the region’s best for Business Class and Cabin Crew service. This is the fourth consecutive • Read More »

Anguilla Named Best Caribbean Island in Travel and Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017

July 11, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Valley, Anguilla, July 11, 2017…….The Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) is pleased to announce that Anguilla has won top honors as “Best Island in the Caribbean, Bermuda & Bahamas”, in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017. Travel + Leisure is the largest travel magazine brand in the United States, and the winners of the • Read More »

Seychelles Tourism adopts more coordinated inclusive approach as it charts 2018

July 11, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) sat down with trade partners to discuss and map out a new marketing strategy that will guide the country’s tourism industry in 2018. The deliberations took place during the mid-year marketing meeting held at the Constance Ephelia Resort at Port Launay on Monday, July 3, 2017. The meeting brought together • Read More »

Seychelles wins Indian Ocean’s Leading Tourist Board & Cruise Destination accolades at World Travel Awards

July 11, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) is the Indian Ocean’s Leading Tourist Board and Seychelles the Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination in 2017. This was revealed at the World Travel Awards’ Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017. The event was held at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef – a 5-star beach resort in the neighboring Indian Ocean island • Read More »

Trinidad & Tobago launches Stay to Get Away campaign

July 10, 2017 | By forimmediaterele | No Comments | Filed in: Feature Releases.

From left: Brian Frontin, CEO, Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association; Lorraine Pouchet, President, Trinidad and Tobago In-Coming Tour Operators’ Association, Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Tourism, Vidian Ramkelawan, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism; Hassel Thom, President, Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association The Ministry of Tourism recently launched this year’s “STAY TO GET AWAY: ADVENTURE • Read More »