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Seychelles and Australia deepen relations

The Seychelles and the Australian governments are set to further deepen relations and increase cooperation, particularly on the issues of the development of small island states, following the visit of

Seychelles brand growing strong

Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure has described the Honorary Consuls of Seychelles as vital satellites, aiding the development of the country at the opening ceremony for the 5th Seychelles Honorar

Somewhere there is an island just for you

So many islands in the world (around 2 million at the last count), so little desire to leave the comfort of the computer screen.

Tourism and biodiversity: the future of the Seychelles brand

VICTORIA, Mahé - The President of Seychelles attended the opening of the Seychelles Tourism Expo 2010 earlier today at the International Conference Centre (ICCS), which was aimed at celebrating touri

Vulnerabilities of small islands must be recognized

NEW YORK, NY - Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure has called for an urgent review of the UN system’s support to Small Island Developing States (SIDS), accompanied by the integration of SIDS issue

Saipan, Tinian and Rota – hidden US treasures

Have you ever noticed the tiny curved dots on the map paralleling west of the Marianas Trench? The Mariana Islands are a hidden treasure yet to be discovered.

Shopping for an island? Here is the list

The idea of owning your own island is probably a remote fantasy these days, especially after three years of economic carnage to your bank account, savings, and retirement portfolio.

Seychelles VP echoes call for small islands to benefit more from...

LOZHITA PALACE, Kingdom of Swaziland - Speaking at the 14th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) this week in the Swaziland, Vice P

Marketing plan for tourism destinations of the Indian Ocean islands

Directors of various tourism boards of the Indian Ocean islands have attended a meeting held on August 4 on Reunion Island, in order to develop a marketing plan for the region’s tourism industry.

United Nations says Galapagos Islands no longer in danger

The Galapagos, comprising 19 islands and a marine reserve, are situated some 1,000 kilometers from the South American continent.

2010 Seychelles Regatta unfurls its sails

The Seychelles Regatta is again set to sail around the inner islands of Seychelles in what promises to be an exciting race due to be held between May 22-30.

Seychelles on the diplomatic circuit

The Seychelles former President James R.

World’s ten most extraordinary islands

What is it about islands that makes them so intriguing?

Tourist offices across the Seychelles islands to be franchised

Through interaction with key personnel of the Seychelles Tourist Board (STB) two weeks ago while in Mahe, it was learned that in order to widen their reach across the various islands, the board has de

Indian Ocean’s island destinations hope for tourism recovery in 2010

ANTANANARIVO - The Indian Ocean's luxury island destinations eye a tourism rebound in 2010 after receipts fell sharply last year despite better than expected arrival numbers.

Tinian is “da bomb”

Enola Gay - words that conjure up the end of the Pacific War, and ushered in a new era for mankind, the atomic era. No one’s life has been the same since.

Disaster looms with rising sea levels: Islands

MANADO, Indonesia - Rising sea levels that could wipe whole nations off the map and displace scores of millions of people are being overlooked in global climate change talks, island countries said Tue

Caribbean islands report steep decline in tourism

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — At least five Caribbean countries have suffered double-digit drops in tourist visits this year as the global economic slowdown wreaks havoc on the region's top industry, a re

Caribbean islands slammed with double financial hit

NASSAU, Bahamas — A year ago, tourists lined up to eat at Conch Fritters, a downtown restaurant here known for its blackened grouper, conch chowder and other local specialties.

Natural wonders await tourists to Yemeni islands

SOCOTRA, Yemen - Evolution has run riot on Yemen's windy isles of Socotra, whose dizzying cliffs, jagged peaks and exotic plants entice the imagination to do the same.Here be dragons, or at least Dragon's Blood trees, prized for their red medicinal sap. Fearsome gales blow beaches up hillsides. People speak an obscure language older than Arabic.