PORT VICTORIA NAMED AS THE INDIAN OCEAN’S LEADING CRUISE PORT
The hotly contested top rank as the Indian Ocean’s leading cruise port went once again to Port Victoria on the Seychelles’ main island of Mahe, during the World Travel Award Indian Ocean Ceremony held last night in the Maldives.
Two resorts from the Seychelles were also recipient of the top honours, namely Fregate Island Private as the region’s leading private island resort and the Hilton Northolme Resort and Spa as the Indian Ocean’s Leading Villa Resort. National winners were among others also the Hilton Labriz Resort and Spa in two categories and again the Hilton Northolme, helping Hilton to be named the Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Brand.
The top honours for Port Victoria will boost the Seychelles efforts to kickstart cruise tourism after years of a lull as a result of security concerns, but those sufficiently addressed the Seychelles Tourism Board has pulled out all stops to attract the world’s leading cruiselines back to the archipelago, since even a day visit of a cruise ship adds immense financial income to the Seychellois economy. Well done to the Seychelles’ winners and in particular to Port Victoria for their ongoing success story.