Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Resort Trends

Tourism: Could the Indian Ocean Tourism Market Realize its Potential in 2017?

Whilst tourist figures are increasing, former Seychellois president and tourism ambassador Sir James Mancham believes there’s still a long way to go to.

Whilst Seychelles, La Réunion, Mauritius and the Maldives have been successfully engaged in tourism development over the last 25 years, developments have remained relatively stagnant in the rest of the Indian …Read More: Tourism: Could the Indian Ocean Tourism Market Realize its Potential in 2017?

Development

Seychelles: Private Island Developers Court Chinese Investors

Eden Island - Photo Courtesy of www.scmp.com

A prominent Seychelles developer turns to private islands to entice property investors from Hong Kong and China to the famous Indian Ocean archipelago.

Eden Island – Photo Courtesy of www.scmp.com

A Seychellois developer has turned his attention to the lucrative Chinese and Hong Kong markets on the search for potential investors for …Read More: Seychelles: Private Island Developers Court Chinese Investors

Environment

Seychelles: Seychelles Island Turns To Renewable Energy

Seychelles Windfarm Courtesy of Masdar.ae

Environmentalists rejoice as the Seychelles’ first wind farm opens on Mahé Island, signaling a change in tact regarding the national energy policy.

Seychelles Windfarm Courtesy of Masdar.ae

News that a 6-megawatt, eight turbine capacity wind farm has been opened on Mahé Island has been welcomed by green thinkers the world over. The …Read More: Seychelles: Seychelles Island Turns To Renewable Energy

Development

Maldives: Incredible underwater hotel planned for Maldives Private Island

Underwater Hotel At Kuredhivaru Courtesy of FrenchTribune.com

Plans have been announced to bring the world’s largest underwater hotel to the Maldives private island of Kuredhivaru in an incredible multi-million dollar scheme.

Underwater Hotel At Kuredhivaru Courtesy of FrenchTribune.com

The Maldivian Ministry of Tourism is reported to have given the go ahead for the development of the world’s largest underwater …Read More: Maldives: Incredible underwater hotel planned for Maldives Private Island

Island Resorts

Africa: Medjumbe, Mozambique’s Paradise Isle

Part of a gorgeous, pristine Indian Ocean archipelago that stretches 250km across northern Mozambique, this unique private island resort offers a luxury diving and fishing experience like no other.

(Image Courtesy of Rani Resorts)

On this luxurious private island resort, it’s hard to tell where the beach ends, and the …Read More: Africa: Medjumbe, Mozambique’s Paradise Isle

Environment

For Mauritian Island, an Alien Tortoise Saves the Day

Many countries have undergone long, expensive programs to eradicate dangerous foreign species – however, a non-native tortoise is bringing new life to one African island.

(Image Copyright Raniero Tazzi)

The idea of introducing a non-native species into an environment is a controversial one – critics can point …Read More: For Mauritian Island, an Alien Tortoise Saves the Day