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Seychelles – among 10 best takeaways at travel show in New York

February 24, 2017 Destination Seychelles No Comments Email Email

There are any numbers of reasons to feel lucky to live in New York City. One is being on location for the annual 3-day New York Times Travel Show, this year drawing a record number of participants: 9,253 from the travel industry and 20,846 consumers. Some 170 countries participated from A (Argentina) to Z (Zagreb), so one will understand the dilemma of picking just 10 client-pleasing takeaways, says Carla Hunt, from Recommend Magazine, USA.

Making the list at number 8: Seychelles Opens New Resorts

Seychelles, an island paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean, topped Travel&Leisure’s list of Best Islands in Africa&the Middle East in 2016, good news to David Germain, Seychelles Tourism Bureau Director for Africa&the Americas. “The Seychelles are attracting more U.S. visitors, mostly those in search of a beautiful place in the sun following an African safari, or an idyllic addition to a Middle East business or leisure stay,” Germain reports. Dotted among islands and private islands are some of the world’s most beautiful resorts with new openings including Six Senses Zil Pasyon on the private island of Felicite, which opened last year, and Desroches Island Resort, re-opening as a Four Seasons this year, with 40 beach suites. According to Germain, the Seychelles are in a cyclone-free zone, so any time’s a good time to visit; however, the optimum time is for the spectacular annual Creole Festival, held on Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue islands from October 25-31 in 2017.

Mr. Germain said: “The North American market contributes significantly towards overall tourism arrivals to Seychelles each year. Arrivals from the Americas continue to increase with a 58% increase in arrivals to date for 2017, compared to the same time in 2016.”

For more information, visit: www.seychelles.travel

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