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Preferred Hotels to launch International Pineapple Week

Preferred Hotels & Resorts will launch International Pineapple Week tomorrow, a multi-channel celebration of the symbolism behind its logo, the pineapple. Running from June 1st-9th, the event aims to raise wider awareness of the brand. It will showcase a series of interactive initiatives be offered at member hotels around the world, presented on a dedicated microsite. It will also be promoted […]


Emirates brings Airbus A380 to Muscat route

Emirates brings Airbus A380 to Muscat route Emirates is gearing up for a big summer in Muscat with the deployment of double daily A380 flights from tomorrow. The airline will operate the A380 on EK862/863 and EK864/865 to and from Muscat International Airport. Muscat will become Emirates’ shortest scheduled A380 flight, flying a distance of 340 kilometres each way. The […]


Dolenc to lead Mandarin Oriental, Macau

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Christian Dolenc to the role of general manager of Mandarin Oriental, Macau. In his new position, Dolenc will oversee day-to-day hotel operations, leading the team in delivering operational excellence and innovative guest experiences. A native German national, he started in the hospitality industry at an early age. After receiving his apprenticeship […]


Wilderness Safaris welcomes Magashi camp in Rwanda

Wilderness Safaris has opened its new camp, Magashi, overlooking scenic Lake Rwanyakazinga in the north-east of Rwanda’s wildlife-rich Akagera National Park. Launched in partnership with conservation non-profit African Parks and the Rwanda Development Board, both of which manage the national park, Magashi offers journeys to this remarkable location. “We are thrilled with our elegant new camp, which is looking incredible […]

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Higher passenger numbers drive Wizz Air to record profit

Wizz Air carried a record 34.6 million passengers in the year to March 31st, up by nearly 17 per cent on financial 2018. At the same time, the low-cost carrier reported that net profit grew six per cent to a record €292 million. József Váradi, Wizz Air chief executive, said: “The high economic growth rates across central and eastern Europe […]


Air Mauritius to begin twice-weekly flights to Seychelles in July

Air Mauritius will resume operations to Seychelles from July 2, the airline announced on Wednesday. The flag carrier of Mauritius will operate twice-weekly flights by an Airbus A319 offering 16 business class and 108 economy class seats. The airline’s chief executive, Somas Appavou, said that “this new destination will reinforce our regional service and provide enhanced connectivity onto our global network.” Appavou […]


Accounting students in Seychelles will now take ACCA exams online

The Guy Morel Institute (TCMI) in Seychelles is now offering computer-based Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – ACCA – exams. This means that the students will not have to wait for weeks to know their results, which will be shared online in a shorter amount of time. This also means that Seychellois students will no longer have to travel to Mauritius to take their […]

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Government Releases Manitoba-First Nations Mineral Development Protocol

Following extensive engagement with First Nations leadership and industry representatives, the Manitoba government has released a protocol to define how Crown–Indigenous consultations will occur during all phases of mineral development, create certainty in order to advance projects in a timely way and ensure First Nations can be actively involved in all phases of development projects within their traditional territories, Growth, […]

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Additional Paramedics to be Hired in Northern and Southern Health Regions

Twenty-five new, full-time rural paramedic positions in the northern and southern health regions will be filled later this year as part of the Manitoba government’s continuing efforts to strengthen the emergency medical services (EMS) system and provide a more consistent level of care throughout the province, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen said today. “Health care begins the […]


What is happenings May 7th in Seychelles’ history

As the month of May comes to a close, SNA brings you seven happenings which occurred in May in Seychelles — a nation of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean.   First May Day procession On May 1, 1966, there was the first May Day procession to be held in Seychelles, organised by the SPUP (Seychelles Peoples United Party). The […]