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THE mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles has many unique selling points, and one that has not been pushed is golf holidays, yet the Lemuria Resort of Praslin in the Seychelles has one world-class designer golf course that is rated as one of the best.

The Lemuria Golf Course is part of the Constance Resort Group and attached to the Lemuria Resort of Praslin. Constance Resorts is a Mauritius-based company, and they also manage the Ephelia Resort on Mahe and properties in Mauritius.

SEPTEMBER 25 and 26 were given to this correspondent from a hospitality source at the InterContinental Hotel in Nairobi, when the hugely successful Africa Hotel Investment Forum will return for the second year running to Kenya's capital Nairobi, bringing the global hospitality giants together with smaller international, regional, and local hotel groups and investors.

Last year's event, held for the first time in Kenya, turned out to be successful beyond expectations with larger than expected participation and full support from the regional hotel industry and investors, who benefitted from contacts and referrals made during the meeting, resulting in at least one known major management contract to be signed for an upcoming hotel in Nairobi.

A meeting was held at the ICCS Conference Center in Victoria on January 18, 2013 by Terry Carolla of the carnival production team, and Jimmy Savy, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Arts Council, in preparation for the upcoming Carnaval International de Victoria. The meeting was to formalize the routes and the running of the floats and ensure that the local participants were duly updated.

It was confirmed that the carnival procession will start at 1500 hours, and the starting point will be at Roche Caiman taking similar routes as was done during the second edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria.

BRITISH Airways has announced another special discount offer for its Nigerian customers travelling on its World Traveller (Economy), World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) and Club World (Business) class customers travelling to the United Kingdom, and select destinations in Europe, North America and Canada.

Known as 'The Valentine Special Offer' in celebration of this year's Valentine's Day, it affords British Airways Nigerian customers the opportunity to make fantastic savings while travelling on these cabins to London and select, European, United States and Canadian cities. But they must hurry as the amazing fares are only valid for booking until February 15.

THE winners of 2012 Travelers' Choice Destinations awards have been announced. In the fourth year of the awards, 440 outstanding destinations in 37 markets across the globe, including lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, China, Europe, India, Mexico, the Middle East, South America, the South Pacific, and the United States have been honored.

The Travelers' Choice Destinations awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from Trip Advisor travelers. Award winners were determined based on the popularity of destinations, taking into account travelers' favorites and most highly rated places.

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