British Airways announces first class investment for customers

British Airways is set to deliver significant changes to the onboard product and service in its First cabin as part of its £6.5bn investment for customers. The new look and feel, set to take to the skies from March 31, will include new bedding, amenities and menus that would not look out of place in a revered five-star British hotel. […]

Australia & New Zealand

first Asia Pacific market in Australia

Accor has chosen Australia as the first Asia Pacific market to expand its partnership with sbe outside of the US and bring its luxury lifestyle hospitality brand, Hyde to its shores following Accor’s acquisition of a 50% stake in sbe in October 2018.  Coming to the Gold Coast in March 2019, Hyde Paradiso will be a fashionable playground for an […]

Australia & New Zealand

63 luxurious Suites opens

Leading the way for the medical tourism sector, Essence Suites Taringa’s 63 luxuriously appointed suites are situated directly above the Westside Private Hospital in Brisbane’s west. With the brand-new building now complete, the hotel forms part of the $65-million 10-storey development and is managed by Essence Apartments and Suites’ parent company UniLodge Australia. UniLodge CEO Tomas Johnsson said while the […]


5-piece art exhibit recalls street scenes, scribbles of words at Alliance Française

Canvases with scribbles of words or scenes from the streets are what visitors can see at a five-piece exhibition by Seychellois contemporary artist Leon Radegonde.   Called ‘échantillons,’ meaning samples, the exhibition is currently being showcased until March 8 at the Alliance Française in the central district of Mont Fleuri. The exhibition got its name from the pieces that were selected from an already existing […]


7 Seychellois researchers to explore waters up to 500 metres deep

Seven Seychellois researchers have received grants from Nekton Mission and Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) to take part in an underwater expedition that will explore the depths of up to 500 metres of Seychelles’ waters. Jennifer Appoo, Sheena Talma, Damien Labiche, Clara Belmont, Andrew Souffre, Stephanie Marie and Jeanne Mortimer were chosen based on the projects they submitted to Nekton […]


Targeting fruit flies in Seychelles to save melons, pumpkin and cucumbers

Seychelles is relaunching a project to reduce the number of fruit flies, a pest that is currently affecting the production and yield of certain crops. The project will prepare the grounds for farmers to start increasing fruits and vegetables productions, an official said. The chief plant biosecurity officer of the National Biosecurity Agency, Keven Nancy, told SNA that the project is […]


South African showcase delicacies at 44th Foodex Trade Fair in Japan

Proudly South African delicacies are on display at the 44th Foodex Trade Fair in Japan. The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is currently leading 30 business people to the trade fair where they are showcasing some of the finest South African food products and beverages. Foodex is regarded as Asia’s largest food and drink exhibition providing a platform for […]

Australia & New Zealand

Australia win Pie Time Awards

Australia’s Best Tourism Destination marketing campaign was announced last night as ‘PIE TIME’ run by Destination Southern Highlands.  Taking out the gold award in the QANTAS Australian Tourism awards held at Launceston’s Cataract Gorge, the award was the first Gold honour for the NSW Southern Highlands since the awards inception in 1985.   The Awards, showcasing the best outstanding customer […]

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South Africa welcomes improved mining ranking

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has welcomed South Africa’s latest improved global mining ranking. This as the Fraser Institute released its annual global survey of mining jurisdictions on Friday. In the rankings, in terms of the attractiveness of its mining policies, South Africa ranked 56th out of 83 countries surveyed. The country improved its ranking by 25 spots, compared to […]