Seychelles

Seychelles ranked first in Africa for ocean health

The Ocean Health Index (OHI) has ranked Seychelles first in Africa after the latest global assessment of ocean health. Globally the island nation came out 33rd amongst 220 countries and territories. Morocco and Egypt were ranked second and third on the continent. The ranking is another important milestone for the archipelago after one of its most popular beaches – Beau Vallon – […]

Seychelles

New policy to guide how Seychelles’ genetic resources can be used by researchers, businesses

Seychelles has launched a policy that will guide how researchers and foreign institutions can access the country’s genetic resources and the local knowledge associated with their traditional use. Under the Convention on Biological Diversity — an international treaty signed by 198 countries including Seychelles — genetic resources are any material of plant, animal, microbial or other origin containing units of heredity.  These […]

Africa

21 ships carrying various products expected at Lagos ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 21 ships to bring petroleum products, food, and other goods from Feb. 18 to Feb. 26 at Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports. The NPA made the announcement on Monday in its daily publication, ‘Shipping Position’. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that one of the 21 ships is bringing petrol. […]

Seychelles

Tourism eco-camp in uber-remote Seychelles protects sea turtles from poachers

Blue Safari Seychelles has set up an eco-camp on a super remote island in the Indian Ocean nation, an installation that helps keep hunted sea turtles alive. Visitors can experience a true getaway adventure on a paradise island — Cosmoledo — situated 1,030 kilometres from the archipelago’s main island of Mahe.  Keeping conservation, preservation and protection of nature at heart, Blue Safari […]

Asia

Korean Air confirms new livery

In a big day for commemorative aircraft liveries, Korean Air has confirmed that ten of its planes will display a special emblem to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The special livery will depict the number 50 with a plane flying over it alongside the slogan ‘Beyond 50 Years of Excellence’. The number features a stylised taegeuk design. Taegeuk is the iconic mark […]

Automobiles

New Europcar campaign launches in UK

Self-confessed car enthusiast, Gaby Roslin, has become the face of a digital marketing campaign for Europcar set to debut this month. The campaign is designed to launch the new Long Term Flex service from the car rental giant. Experiential agency, Launch, is driving the campaign, as well as drawing on consumer research. It will be supported by a social media […]

Top Stories

Azerai La Residence Second hotel opens in Vietnam

An historic 122-room boutique hotel on the south bank of the fabled Perfume River in the one-time imperial capital of Vietnam has officially opened. Azerai La Residence, Hue, becomes the second hotel in a new group formed by hotelier Adrian Zecha. Concurrent with the hotel’s rebranding is the conclusion of work on the second phase of the most extensive renovation […]

Destinations

British Airways debuts Boeing 747 painted in BOAC livery

Crowds gathered at Heathrow earlier to watch the much-anticipated arrival of a British Airways Boeing 747 painted in the design of its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation. The aircraft entered the IAC paint bay at Dublin Airport on February 5th where it was stripped of its current British Airways Chatham Dockyard design before being repainted with the BOAC livery which […]

Europe

Strike action at Luton Airport hit Wizz Air

Baggage handlers and check-in staff employed by GH London Ground Handling Services at Luton Airport have voted for strike action. The decision was taken in response to the company’s decision to impose a pay freeze on staff. A week-long strike will commence on Sunday, March 3rd at 18:00, the Unite union said. Some 96 per cent of the workers that […]

Destinations

Sixth Oasis-class ship orders by Royal Caribbean Cruises

Royal Caribbean Cruises has entered into an agreement with French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique to order a sixth Oasis-class ship. The vessel is set for delivery in the autumn of 2023. “It is such a pleasure to announce the order of another Oasis-class ship,” said Richard Fain, chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises. “This order is a reflection of the exceptional […]