MICE in The Seychelles Islands - Another World
MICE travel is increasing in popularity in the Seychelles. If you are planning a corporate trip, odds are that you are hoping your corporate travellers are able to get some rest and relaxation along with the business tasks at hand.
For high-end business travellers, the Seychelles offers a wealth of time-off activities. With Island hopping on private catamaran to Cocktail Sunset cruises. If you are planning a retreat for a small group of modern high powered executives, Some of Seychelles most luxurious 5 star Resorts are setting the needs of MICE travellers as well. These resorts predict the needs of MICE travellers and not only match these but also exceed their expectations. Most resorts are offering exclusive conference venue or elegant multi functions meeting room. This will give your executives all of the benefits of an all-inclusive resort but all of the privacy needed to get work done and strengthen relationships.
As the MICE industry plays one of the main roles in the tourism sector, hotel groups are ensuring their staff are equipped with all the necessary skills to ensure travellers have a positive experience. They are also constantly improving facilities and infrastructure to guarantee the best possible venue for important conclaves. MICE planners searching for memorable locations for their events consider a list of factors that includes safety, quality of facilities, accessibility, affordability, accommodation, and uniqueness of experience.
From luxury holidays to special-interest tours, we offer customised itineraries to suit individual or group requirements. Our highly knowledgeable guides, unique products and top-notch service continue to earn us accolades from satisfied travellers, and we are committed to delivering immersive and exceptional experiences for your clients. Popular activities include Local Rum Tasting & Culinary tours, golf (Praslin) and Water activities such as Diving and Snorkelling.
No trip is the same, no experience repeated. What remains constant is the magic of our islands and our unwavering professionalism. We have proven experience in MICE in Seychelles. Our team specialized Organizing and facilitating any MICE activity in Seychelles. We have contributed our services for domestic and International companies.
Our Team takes care of everything as soon as you step in Seychelles. We pride ourselves in the friendly, helpful, personalised service we offer our customers. From Fast track services, Meet & Greet to Private or Group Transfers.
Gala dinners can be arranged at proposed location.
ENGAGING & TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES
Innovative product ideas that are off the beaten path. Providing Outdoor and Indoor Team Building, Performance Improvement and Team development activities with close cultural interactions and deep immersion for authentic and memorable experiences in the Seychelles.
Nothing but familiar food can create the atmosphere of home and a feeling of comfort. We provide you with best quality Local and International cuisine options.
Our knowledge of the islands and commitment to customer satisfaction are unmatched. Professional Guides available at your service with fluency in English & French Language. Other languages also available upon request.
24 x 7 Availability for unforeseen circumstances like Loss of Passport, Medical Emergencies & Family Emergencies.
With respect on business values and objectives, we create tailor made solutions for your Meetings, always based on the context of your industry!
– Special Interest Tours and Companion Programmes.
– Customised sightseeing trips.
– Companion programmes for spouses & Family.
– Support from Concept to Completion for Every Event.
– Event Management Solutions. Enabling online registration and attendee management, hotel accommodation, tour bookings, VIP & Group transfers, car rentals social functions and other customised requirements.
– Outdoor and Indoor Team Building Activities. Choose from a wide range of innovative and thrilling activities from beach games to island-wide treasure hunts
Creative Themed Event.
– Resourceful On-site Management Teams to Deliver Success.
– Travel Insurance.
History of Seychelles
Seychelles is a comparatively young nation which can trace its first settlement back to 1770 when the islands were first settled by the French, leading a small party of whites, Indians and Africans. The islands remained in French hands until the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, evolving from humble beginnings to attain a population of 3,500 by the time Seychelles was ceded to Britain under the treaty of Paris in 1814.
During this period Seychelles came to know the enlightened policies of administrators such as Pierre Poivre, the brilliant politicking of Governor Queau de Quinssy and, of course, the terrible repercussions of the French Revolution.
Under the British, Seychelles achieved a population of some 7,000 by the year 1825. Important estates were established during this time producing coconut, food crops, cotton and sugar cane. During this period Seychelles also saw the establishment of Victoria as her capital, the exile of numerous and colourful troublemakers from the Empire, the devastation caused by the famous Avalanche of 1862 and the economic repercussions of the abolition of slavery.
Seychelles achieved independence from Britain in 1976 and became a republic within the commonwealth. Following a period of single party rule by the government of Mr. France Albert René, on December 4, 1991, President René announced a return to the multiparty system of government, 1993 saw the first multiparty presidential and legislative elections held under a new constitution in which President René was victorious. President René also won the 1998 and 2003 elections before transferring the Presidency to James Alix Michel in June 2004.
Society of Seychelles
In the evolution of its society, Seychelles has remained faithful to its multi-ethnic roots. For over two centuries, the islands have remained a melting pot of different races, traditions and religions from the four corners of the earth.
Inspired by its grand diversity of cultural influences, ethnic diversity with racial harmony remain the mainstays of today’s vibrant yet tranquil Creole nation for which harmony is a way of life.
Today, the approximately 90,000 strong Seychellois population continues to reflect its multi-ethnic roots. Traditionally, the islands have attracted a broad diversity of peoples from the four corners of the earth that has included freed slaves, European settlers, political exiles, adventurers, traders of Arab and Persian origin as well as Chinese and Indians.
Practically every nation on earth has been represented in this melting pot of cultures, each one contributing its special influence to today’s vibrant yet tranquil society.
There are three official languages in Seychelles: Creole (a lilting, French-based patois), English and French. Many Seychellois also speak fluent Italian or German.
Roman Catholicism remains the dominant religion of Seychelles but there are also Anglican and Protestant churches and the places of worship of other denominations. These live in harmony alongside, Muslim, Hindu and Bahaï communities based on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.
Art & Culture of Seychelles
The cosmopolitan Seychellois are a colourful blend of peoples of different races, cultures and religions. At different times in its history, people of African, European and Asian origin have come to Seychelles, bringing with them their distinct traditions and customs and contributing to the way of life and to the vibrant Seychellois culture.
One can see these influences at work throughout the domains of local art, cuisine, music, dance and architecture.
The architectural design of some of the grand old houses with their steep roofs are representative of a style adapted for comfortable living in the tropics that displays influences from Seychelles’ French and British colonial heritage. Modern architecture attempts to assimilate traditional styles with practical features designed to capture the island breezes.
Local artists continue to exhibit diverse styles that echo the multi-ethnic backdrop of the islands and bear testament to the various influences which have come to bear. Creole music and dance have their roots in African, Malagasy and European cultures with rhythms traditionally accompanied by simple drums and string instruments which, today, include such recent imports as the violin and guitar.
The traditional moutya is an erotic dance derived from the days of slavery and still features today, together with the sega with its colourful lyrics; the kanmtole, reminiscent of a country reel, and the Kontredanse, an import from the French court.
An Island of Another World!
Seychelles is a living museum of natural history and a sanctuary for some of the rarest species of flora & fauna on earth. With almost 50% of its limited landmass set aside as national parks and reserves, Seychelles prides itself on its record for far sighted conservation policies that have resulted in an enviable degree of protection for the environment and the varied ecosystems it supports.
Nowhere else on earth will you find unique endemic specimens such as the fabulous Coco-de-mer, the largest seed in the world, the jellyfish tree, with only eight surviving examples, the Seychelles’ paradise flycatcher and Seychelles warbler.
Seychelles is also home to two U.N.E.S.C.O World Heritage Sites: Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll and Praslin’s Vallée de Mai, once believed to be the original site of the Garden of Eden. From the smallest frog to the heaviest land tortoise and the only flightless bird of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles nurtures an amazing array of endemic species within surrounds of exceptional natural beauty.