A “couples” offer has been launched in the US by Emirates for travelers to the Seychelles, starting from an incredible US$3,135 per couple in economy class, US$15,370 in business class, and US$28,120 in first class, originating from all of EK’s US destinations, namely New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The offer is INCLUSIVE of all taxes and fees but both travelers must fly on the same flights booked, both outbound, as well as on the return journey. Reportedly no stopovers enroute are permitted. All tickets must also be booked and paid for between March 16 and April 30 of this year and only a limited number of these deals are available, so the early bird catches the worm, i.e., the tickets.
All flights are one-stoppers, i.e., nonstop from the US to Dubai, from where a conveniently timed onward flight connection then leaves to the Seychelles International Airport on Mahe. NO visa is required for US citizens; in fact, all visitors are granted a visitor visa on arrival, as long as they carry a return ticket; have proof of a hotel reservation; and sufficient cash, travelers checks, or credit/charge cards at hand to meet their local expenses.
The Seychelles is a dream destination of equal appeal to the traveling public as are some of the better-known South Pacific islands, and the resorts and hotels are of equal standards at the very least and offering a wide choice of locations on beaches and even the traditional B&Bs, details of which can be found on the Seychelles Tourist Board site via www.seychelles.com .
This fantastic offer has been launched by Emirates not long after an Seychelles Tourism Board delegation was promoting the archipelago at the New York Times travel show, while another Seychellois delegation went to Miami to promote cruise tourism to the islands. This correspondent’s advice to prospective visitors and honeymooners: travel now or forever hold on to your regrets.