Plea for unity: Lewis Betsy, Publisher of Seychelles Life
20th December 2021
By Lewis Betsy I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.But while I want you to look forward to a better 2022, I also think a glance back on the past fe... more...
Tribute: President Wavel Ramkalawan speaks at the Foundation launch
2nd December 2021
 By Lewis Betsy The Gerard Hoarau Foundation was launched in an emotional ceremony at Beau Vallon that was marked by both pride and sadness. Pride that Gerard’s efforts and sacrifice a... more...
Honouring a Seychellois hero: Colin Dyer
16th November 2021
By Lewis Betsy It is rewarding that in the country of his birth Gerard Hoarau is at last being being recognised for his courage in trying to bring about democracy to Seychelles.Gerard was assassi... more...
Gerard Hoarau: Honoured in his homeland
5th November 2021
By Lewis Betsy The lives of exiled hero Gerard Hoarau and other Seychellois who died supporting democracy are to be honoured in a Mass in Seychelles.Their names will be read out at a service on S... more...
Celebration:  Barry and Bessie on his big day
2nd November 2021
by Lewis Betsy I was privileged to be at the birthday party of my great footballing friend Barry Gendron. It was a lovely event and Barry commented: “Fun was had by all, especially me.... more...
Call for action: We must face reality, says Barry Gendron, right, with Lewis Betsy
14th October 2021
 Paradise may be a pre-conceived idea and a portrayal that all is well in the so-called Garden of Eden. In fact, some say, the garden is in full bloom, roses are in abundance. Others question thi... more...
Ready for the tournament: President Ramkalawan, and British High Commissioner Patrick Lynch, centre,  with players in the Premier League team strips
14th October 2021
An inspirational new sporting initiative has been launched to encourage youngsters to play football in Seychelles.The Seychelles Schools Premier League is a collaboration with the British Government i... more...
I mourn the loss of a great Seychellois George Uzice
14th October 2021
By Lewis Betsy It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of my friend George Uzice who I regard as a great Seychellois.George died in in Miama, Florida, USA, where he was living.The ne... more...

Travel show promotion is a “great success” for Seychelles

25th February 2016

Experts: The team from the Seychelles stand at the Olympia travel show
Experts: The team from the Seychelles stand at the Olympia travel show

A joint effort by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and a British travel firm at one of the biggest holiday shows in Europe has been acclaimed “a great success”.

The STB linked up with Just Destinations, a Seychelles specialist company, for Destinations: the Holiday & Travel Show at Olympia Hall in London.

Fred Harrison, product development manager at Just Destinations, was delighted to be “on hand to offer expert advice to customers”.

The team at the Seychelles stand had a “wealth of knowledge and a choice of hand-picked hotels to suit all budgets and occasions”.

Mr Harrison went on: “The show was a great success and we look forward to assisting future travellers with their once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Seychelles.”

The Seychelles stand was manned by Tinaz Wadia and Eloise Vidot from the STB, Mr Harrison with Martin Bamford and the sales team from Just Destinations and Sam Ford from Ste Anne Resort (Beachcomber).

Ms Wadia said: “Destinations has always proven to be a popular travel show attracting a wide number of consumers. 

“Partnering with Just Destinations proved fruitful especially as they had prepared special ‘show only’ flyers for distribution which provided the call to action for last-minute bookers. With January and February proving to be prime booking months for the UK, the show provided much interest and inspiration for those wishing to travel to the Seychelles this year.”

She added: “The Seychelles has noticed a visible growth in passenger arrivals from the UK closing with an increase of 32 per cent at the end of 2015.”

The show, in association with The Times, The Sunday Times and Sunday Times Travel Magazine, is now in its 22nd year and is the UK's biggest consumer event with more than 350 exhibitors and 38,000 visitors.

Rob Debenham, show manager, said: “The show is a ‘must-visit’ event for anyone interested in holidays and travel, with the UK’s biggest choice of travel ideas from leading and independent travel companies.”

Latest News

Seychelles needs to work more on unity to help its people progress further in 2022
20th December 2021
Plea for unity: Lewis Betsy, Publisher of Seychelles Life
By Lewis Betsy I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New… more...
Pride and sadness as the Gerard Hoarau Foundation is launched
2nd December 2021
Tribute: President Wavel Ramkalawan speaks at the Foundation launch
 By Lewis Betsy The Gerard Hoarau Foundation was launched in an emotional ceremony at… more...
Foundation established in Seychelles to pay tribute to the life and courage of Gerard Hoarau
16th November 2021
Honouring a Seychellois hero: Colin Dyer
By Lewis Betsy It is rewarding that in the country of his birth Gerard Hoarau is at last being… more...
Foundation organises Mass to honour Seychelles hero Gerard Hoarau
5th November 2021
Gerard Hoarau: Honoured in his homeland
By Lewis Betsy The lives of exiled hero Gerard Hoarau and other Seychellois who died supporting… more...
Football legend with a great love of life celebrates his birthday
2nd November 2021
Celebration:  Barry and Bessie on his big day
by Lewis Betsy I was privileged to be at the birthday party of my great footballing friend… more...
We are in a trance. Now we must become more pro-active to achieve real change in Seychelles at this confusing time
14th October 2021
Call for action: We must face reality, says Barry Gendron, right, with Lewis Betsy
 Paradise may be a pre-conceived idea and a portrayal that all is well in the so-called Garden… more...
Young footballers ready to kick off like stars from the Premier League
14th October 2021
Ready for the tournament: President Ramkalawan, and British High Commissioner Patrick Lynch, centre,  with players in the Premier League team strips
An inspirational new sporting initiative has been launched to encourage youngsters to play football… more...
I mourn the loss of a great Seychellois George Uzice
14th October 2021
I mourn the loss of a great Seychellois George Uzice
By Lewis Betsy It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of my friend George Uzice… more...
January's News
News Archive