Seychelles (i/seɪˈʃɛlz/say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French:République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.
The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.
Seychelles has participated physically in its first tourism trade fair since the onset of Covid-19 ... The trade fair was a great opportunity to showcase the islands’ products to the travel trade and the press and bring forward the different experiences on offer for visitors” ... Press release from Tourism Seychelles ....
Visitors in Sri Lanka looking at an island getaway destination are invited to use this great opportunity to discover the Seychelles. Please ensure to hold a negative 72 hour PCR test certificate and the mandatory health travel authorisation at seychelles.govtas.com before arriving at the airport ...Press release from Air Seychelles ....
“It is for this reason that Seychelles has stepped up its efforts in the last decade to find more innovative ways to finance biodiversity conservation and forge a more sustainable development of its economy ... The minister mentioned that in 2019, Seychelles reached its peak economic growth and started to implement its Biodiversity Finance Plan.
According to the government’s NationallyDetermined Contributions, adaptation to climate change is becoming an urgent priority as most of the Seychelles population and the country’s critical infrastructures are located along the coast ... This year marks 30 years of partnership between UNDP and Seychelles, we have been actively working together.
... with the press yesterday to shed further light on the situation ... The joint press release by Air Seychelles and the Seychelles Ministry of Transport on Monday, October 4, placed the blame for the airline's unsustainable debt burden on its former Etihad Airways-led administration.
Air Seychelles has entered administration, as its debt burden of more than $70 million has become too much for the small airline to manage. Today, the government of Seychelles has appointed two administrators to scrutinize the books of the national carrier and advise on the next course of action. It’s crunch time at Air Seychelles.