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Travel & Tourism new from Reunion, France. Réunion Island, a French department in the Indian Ocean, is known for its volcanic, rainforested interior, coral reefs and beaches. Its most iconic landmark is Piton de la Fournaise, a climbable active volcano standing 2,632m (8,635 ft.). Piton des Neiges, a massive extinct volcano, and Réunion’s 3 calderas (natural amphitheaters formed by collapsed volcanoes), are also climbing destinations.

Air Seychelles reacts after COVID-19 arrived in the Vanilla Island Region

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2020 03:55

Seychelles remains free of the Coronavirus, but  COVID-19 arrived on the Island of Reunion, a French Island and part of the same Vanilla Island Region. The first case of Coronavirus ... Read More

Air Austral and Air Madagascar partnership headed for breakdown?

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 25, 2020 02:37

On Reunion Island, it is being reported that the existing partnership agreement in place between Air Austral of Reunion Island and Air Madagascar of Madagascar are facing ongoing challenges as ... Read More

The Seychelles extends its golf game over in Reunion

editor editor- February 14, 2020 01:00

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) joined forces with its industry adherent specialized in golf, Constance Lemuria Resorts to extend the destination’s reach across the waters to the SFR Golf Tournament ... Read More

Seychelles showcased at “Voyages et évasion” event in Réunion

editor editor- February 11, 2020 23:32

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) joined forces with Réunion a Travel expert, Anthurium Tourisme to promote Seychelles as an ideal destination for group travellers. The objective of the event was ... Read More

Vanilla Island Tourism started 2020 with challenges

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 5, 2020 07:58

The Vanilla Island Region is tourism cooperation between Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion Island, Seychelles The recent shark attack that took place on Praslin island, Seychelles as a visitor was ... Read More

Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Pro Am Tours

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 22, 2019 09:20

The Vanilla Islands Pro Am Tours is a golfing event organised successively on two islands in the Indian Ocean. It is a golf competition combined with discovering the islands. The ... Read More

Air France names newest Airbus A350

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 12, 2019 00:44

Air France has confirmed that it has received its third Airbus A350-900. After "Toulouse" and "Lyon," Air France has decided to rename its new plane "Saint-Denis of Reunion." The first ... Read More

Reunion and Seychelles: Tourism cooperation

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 5, 2019 01:04

Azzedine Bouali, President of the Réunion Tourism Federation, was leading a delegation for a 2-day working visit to Seychelles last weekend accompanied by Pascal Viroleau, the CEO of the Vanilla ... Read More

Vanilla Islands Association and Réunion Tourism Federation sign partnership agreement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 29, 2019 20:46

The Vanilla Islands Association has the purpose of developing the cruise liner sector in the Indian Ocean, and going from 14,000 passengers in 2014 to almost 50,000 cruise visitors in ... Read More

A tourist Island considered high risk to be eaten by a shark

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- November 10, 2019 16:30

The French Island of Reunion, located in the Indian Ocean has now become a high-risk location for shark encounters. Two in one week at the same spot is becoming a ... Read More

Reunion based Air Austral becomes first A220 client in the Indian Ocean

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 14, 2019 07:34

Airbus A220 competes with Boeing B737 Max, and of course, Reunion based Air Austral, signed a firm order for three A220 aircraft. Reunion is an Indian Ocean French Territory. Airbus ... Read More

Seychelles – the garden of Eden – welcomes 12 contestants to Miss Reunion Crown

editor editor- July 5, 2019 21:18

Passengers disembarking from the Air Austral flight on this Friday morning at the Seychelles International Airport had the pleasure of stepping under the Seychelles sun alongside 12 beautiful contestants to ... Read More

Travel Professionals from Saint Gilles, Reunion trained as Seychelles experts

editor editor- June 17, 2019 21:03

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) maintains its commitment to educate trade partners about the destination as the team conducted a two-day destination Training in the city of Saint Gilles in ... Read More

Seychelles highlighted in Reunion Senior Trade Fair

editor editor- June 11, 2019 23:02

The destination was featured in Reunion’s 3rd edition of the distinguished Senior Trade Fair held in Reunion between May 31 to June 2, 2019. The Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB) participation ... Read More

Reunion Island breaks tourist arrivals record

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 2, 2019 02:08

Despite a difficult end to the year, 2018 was profitable and even historic for Reunion tourism as more than 574,000 outside visitors were welcomed . This is 4.1% more than ... Read More

Reunion Island NRL viaduct: Now that’s a road trip!

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 18, 2019 21:56

"The new NRL 974 - the Didier Robert Highway as it is referred to across the island - is a secure road far from the danger of falling stones ... ... Read More

Seychelles congratulated by Reunion VP at Ministerial Meeting

editor editor- February 15, 2019 23:39

Last weekend's Vanilla Islands Ministerial Meeting saw Faouzia Vitry, the Vice President of the Regional Council of Reunion Island, remind the opening ceremony of the meeting that no one could ... Read More

“The urgency of the New Coastal Road” for Reunion Island makes news

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 12, 2019 02:03

February 5, 2019, a fall of about 500 kilos of rocks occurred at 3:50 pm on the Reunion main coastal road causing no injury. The roads on the mountain side ... Read More

Air Austral and Air Madagascar launch new loyalty card program

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 12, 2019 00:27

The financial and route partnership between Air Austral and Air Madagascar, which was cemented when the Reunion based French airline became a 49 percent shareholder in the Malagasy national airline, ... Read More

Reunion at Sagasdom 2019 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 5, 2019 00:39

"La Réunion lé la" . Reunion is here was the slogan used by the Indian Ocean Island at Sagasdom 2019 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. This trade fair was ... Read More

Reunion and Madagascar Presidents discuss regional cooperation

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 29, 2019 01:44

A meeting took place between the President of the Réunion Region, Didier Robert, and the new President of the Republic of Madagascar, His Excellency Andry Rajoelina. On official travel to ... Read More

Reunion Island forges ahead with cruise tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 29, 2019 00:35

Reunion Island welcomed last week the cruise ships Queen Elizabeth and THE WORLD. It was Azeddine Bouali, the Head of Reunion Cruise handling, who was present to ensure the smooth ... Read More

Reunion Island welcomes 7,000 cruise passengers in one go

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 8, 2019 01:35

Two cruise ships at Reunion Island were seen as a big success to have successfully handled 7,000 visitors in the one go. Read More

Only one could win: Air Austral & Air Mauritius go for Kenya Airways

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 24, 2018 22:04

Air Austral and Air Mauritius were pitching themselves to be seen as the ideal working partner for  Kenya Airways. Read More

Reunion President’s highway remains island project of the century

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 24, 2018 20:12

Ilodrones said in its recent post that very soon the new coastal road will be joined to St. Denis. Read More

“Yellow Vests” protests in France touch Indian Ocean Vanilla Island of Reunion

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 3, 2018 10:04

Mr. Didier Robert, President of Reunion, last week addressed islanders through a statement diffused through every means available in a bid to see a return to normality. Read More

Reunion President succeeds in call for freeze of fuel tax

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- November 26, 2018 17:07

In a statement released during the evening of Tuesday, November 20, the President of Region Reunion, Didier Robert, said he had asked the French government in Paris for a waiver ... Read More

Vanilla Islands Pro-Am Tour 2018 set for Mauritius

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- November 26, 2018 15:17

If you were to close your eyes and think of the best places in the world to play golf, you will probably immediately think of the world-class courses that have ... Read More

What’s next for Vanilla Islands Tourism? CEO on working visit to Seychelles from Reunion

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- November 18, 2018 22:16

This last week Pascal Viroleau, the CEO of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands was in Seychelles for discussions with the island's Minister responsible for Tourism, Mr Didier Dogley and his ... Read More

Reunion Island courts Mauritius to visit

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- November 13, 2018 15:52

As part of its marketing strategy for the Mauritian market and in order to enhance the image of destination Réunion with Mauritians and tourists in Mauritius, Reunion Island Tourism has ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board organizes cruise in Reunion

editor editor- November 2, 2018 10:28

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) organized an event out at sea for Reunion travel trades to enhance and test the participant’s knowledge about the island paradise of Seychelles, all under ... Read More

Vanilla Islands serving the African Tourism Board

editor editor- November 1, 2018 17:46

The African Tourism Board (ATB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Pascal Viroleau, CEO of the Vanilla Islands Organization, which includes Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, and Seychelles, to ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board Chief Executive with key stakeholders in Reunion

editor editor- October 31, 2018 11:03

Reinforcing mutual agreements and meeting with trade partners in Reunion were the focus of Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB) Chief Executive, Mrs. Sherin Francis during her official mission to the French ... Read More

Reunion opened economic office in Seychelles

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- October 28, 2018 22:13

French Reunion Island is the only Indian Ocean Island opening economic offices in the Member States of their Vanilla Islands Grouping. President Didier Robert, the Regional President of Reunion must ... Read More

International Creole Day – 28th October

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- October 28, 2018 22:09

Sunday the 28th October saw the World of Creoles celebrate their International Creole Day. From the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands to the Caribbean and even to New Orleans in Louisiana ... Read More