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November 1, 2013 Tourist Boards No Comments Email Email

The Indian Ocean Island of the Seychelles was voted the 7th. best country to head to in 2014 behind Brazil, Antarctica, Scotland, Sweden, Malawi and Mexico. 

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture said that this recognition by Lonely Planet is a great plug for Seychelles. “As small as we are we are again being featured amongst big and traditional must visit countries. Seychelles has been steadfast in its policy of safeguarding what the islands have been blessed with. Our natural beauty is recognized right around the world, but that alone would never give us the appeal we today command as a tourism destination in our own right. This is why we are pushing our culture and through this asset our people as this remains the strongest USP we can ever call on to keep our beautiful islands ahead of the pack” Minister St.Ange said.

Seychelles also is one island destination that believes in regional and international cooperation. They have worked and continue to work closely with islands like La Reunion, Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros, Mayotte and Maldives in the creation of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Organization which is set to make the Indian Ocean the new tourism region. The also work with KwaZulu Natal of South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique in the Sidebarcbc_468x220EAST3ROUTE Grouping to bring tourism to grassroots level.

The rationale for the compilation of the list by Lonely Planet refers to “jam-packed schedule of world-class events” made it “the place to be” in 2014.

“Lonely Planet said its Best in Travel annual is a collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the year ahead. It highlighted the top ten countries, cities and regions to visit in 2014.”

In the Top 10 Countries Number 7. Seychelles with a tagline:- Paradise within reach

Lonely Planet writes:- An idyllic spot on Anse Lazio beach on Praslin in the Seychelles. Image by Ruth Eastham & Max Paoli / Lonely Planet Images / Getty Images.

These 115 divine islands strewn across the peacock-blue Indian Ocean have all the key ingredients for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday, but their reputation as a millionaire’s playground may have kept you away. Good news: on top of exclusive island hideaways and elegant eco-villas, you can benefit from the wallet-friendlier B&Bs, picturesque Creole guesthouses and self-catering apartments that have sprung up over the past decade. And if expensive air tickets deterred you from visiting, rejoice! Increased competition has dramatically changed the situation over the past few years. And there’s much more to do than sipping cocktails on the beach. Hiking, diving, snorkelling, boat tours and other adventure options are all readily available, with the added appeal of grandiose scenery. Wildlife lovers will get a buzz too – the Seychelles is not dubbed ‘The Galápagos of the Indian Ocean’ for nothing.

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  1. Brazil
  2. Antarctica
  3. Scotland
  4. Sweden
  5. Malawi
  6. Mexico
  7. Seychelles
  8. Belgium
  9. Macedonia
  10. Malaysia

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