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Air Madagascar signed a code-sharing agreement with Air Seychelles


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Madagascar airline company “Air Madagascar” has recently signed a commercial agreement with Air Seychelles to serve the two countries. The two airlines decided to join hands following the comeback of Air Seychelles to Madagascar after 30 years of absence. Air Seychelles has serviced Madagascar since December 3rd with a direct flight. With a view to establish a scheduled flight from Antananarivo to Mahé, Air Madagascar and Air Seychelles agreed to share their two-letter identification codes since January 3rd.
This codeshare agreement allows Air Madagascar to operate Air Seychelles’ Airbus A320 under the identification code "MD". Flights from Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo to the International Airport of Seychelles in Mahe- will be ensured by a two-class airplane of 136 seats. This codeshare agreement is one of the biggest cornestones on which Air Madagascar is currently building its regional development strategy.

 

For 2015 summer season, the two airline companies are actively working on a flight extension alongside this code-sharing partnership. It would include flights beyond Mahé Airport and that in Antananarivo. It was decided that new destinations, including Abu Dhabi and Mumbai, could be listed into the regional network of Air Madagascar. This partnership does benefit both Madagascar and Seychelles. Actually, Antananarivo and its commercial hub are a great opportunity for Seychelles to operate in European and Asian markets. For its part, Madagascar could attract a great part of Seychelles’ luxury tourism market. Currently, many tour operator Madagascar provide guided tours services for European tourists. Thus, this new luxury market opening, a sweet fruit of the partnership between Air Madagascar and Air Seychelles, is a real boon for the tourism industry in the Big Island.

 

Nosy Be and Sainte Marie: Crowned Africa's most beautiful islands


sainte-mairTravelers and users of the US site travel specialist, Trip Advisor have just established their list of the most beautiful islands of Africa. Nosy Be, the destination that is the pride of the people of Madagascar and Madagascar travel agencies, is the island that was placed on top. Nosy Be or Nossi-Bé which means in Malagasy "big island" is a paradise island located on the north west coast of Madagascar. Considered as a leading destination of Madagascar, this island anchored in the Mozambique Channel is home to beautiful volcanic lakes that are a perfect place of excursions during a stay in Madagascar. The island allows you to discover one of the most important Malagasy wildlife resources which are the lemurs. As a reminder, this variety of primate is endemic in Madagascar. The Andasibe Park located in the province of Toamasina hosts the largest lemur species of Madagascar called Indri Indri. Nosy Be is also famous for its Ylang Ylang plantations and rum distilleries.

 

The Donia festival that takes place in May is a must-do cultural event for music lovers. In the top 3 of the most beautiful islands of Africa, one can find Mauritius in second place, followed by the island of Boa Vista of Cape Verde. In fourth place you can see the island of Praslin in the Seychelles archipelago. Another Malagasy island ranks fifth, a popular island for travelers and praised by tour operator Madagascar, known as Sainte Marie. This island is attached to the province of Toamasina.

 

Wildlife of Madagascar: A biodiversity hotspot


faune-madagascarLa faune de Madagascar est l'une des plus diversifiée et des plus riches au monde. C'est d'ailleurs pour cette raison que les scientifiques le qualifient en tant qu'un sanctuaire de la nature. Dans ce pays de l'Océan Indien vivent plusieurs variétés d'espèces qui sont introuvables nulle part ailleurs. Il faut préciser que les espèces animales endémiques représentent entre 80 et 90% des espèces répertoriées sur cette île. Pour les voyageurs en quête de nouveautés, de nouvelles espèces, un sejour madagascar est fortement conseillé.  Le voyage sur cette île malgache permet la découverte d'une faune unique dans un environnement hors du commun. L'évolution de certaines espèces ont été favorisés par plusieurs facteurs dont notamment l'absence de prédateurs, la topographie, le climat et la géologie.

Avec l'aide d'un Tour opérateur Madagascar, les passionnés d'animaux peuvent partir à la rencontre des  plus merveilleux sites touristiques de l'île dans lesquels les animaux vivent en liberté et animent les randonnées. Madagascar est surtout réputé par ses lémuriens, qui pour information est l'unique espace de primate visible sur l'île. Ces animaux sont endémiques à Madagascar et pour les avoir en photo, il est préférable d'élaborer un itinéraire intégrant les parcs nationaux comme Ranomavana, Andasibe ou encore Isalo. Il faut noter que l'île compte une cinquantaine d'espèces de lémuriens. Outre ces étranges et surprenantes espèces, Madagascar impressionne aussi les touristes par ses grandes variétés de reptiles, ses nombreuses espèces d'oiseaux et d'amphibiens dont l'habitation se cantonnent dans de vastes aires protégées, que vous pouvez visiter avec une agence de voyage Madagascar.

 

Ortana: 2,800 tourists choose to stay in Madagascar in 2014


tourisme-madagascarL'année 2014 s'annonce fructueuse pour l'office régional du tourisme d'Antananarivo (ORTANA), qui, a enregistré aux alentours de 2800 réservations lors de sa participation au Salon de tourisme et de voyages de Colmar qui s'est tenu du 8 au 11 novembre dernier dans la ville d'Alsace, France. En effet, 40% des visiteurs que l'ORTANA a accueilli dans son stand  à l'occasion de cet événement de Colmar, avaient programmé un sejour Madagascar pour l'année prochaine. Malgré le climat d'insécurité généré par la crise politique qui sévit depuis 2009, la fréquentation touristique semble beaucoup plus satisfaisante en 2012 par rapport à celle des années précédentes. A savoir que 255 942 touristes ont visités l'île en 2012, ce qui a généré une recette significative de l'ordre de 217,62 millions d'euros. Il faut noter qu'en 2009, les chiffres se sont baissées jusqu'à 163 000 touristes, elles ont légèrement augmentées en 2010, avec 196 000 visites enregistrées.

La capitale Antananarivo possède de nombreux sites touristiques dont l'office régional du tourisme et les agence de voyage madagascar sont si fiers. Les touristes peuvent admirer durant leur séjour dans la capitale, la beauté des sites historiques locaux à savoir le Palais de la Reine Manjakamiadana, le Palais du Premier Ministre, le Palais d'Ambohimanga, le Rova d'Ambohidratrimo et bien d'autres. Ils auront également l'occasion de découvrir les parcs abritant diverses sortes d'animaux, de paysages et végétations, tels que Mandraka, Lemur's Park, parc Tsarasaotra, Croc Farm, Massif d'Angavokely, Tsimbazaza. D'autres superbes destinations peuvent aussi intéresser les voyageurs dans cette première ville malgache, à visiter avec un tour operator madagascar, à l'instar d'Itasy, Mantasoa, Tsinjoarivo et Ankazobe.

 

Asia, a fascinating country


Many tourists are attracted by Asia, specifically: India, Vietnam and the Maldives.

India

indeOne of the wonders that fascinate tourists visiting India is the Taj Mahal. A monument based on a love story between an emperor and his wife who died with the birth of one of her son. Rather, it is a tragic but fascinating story; the Palace of the crown is simply breathtaking. Did you know that it is also the tomb where the mortal remains of the emperor rest?

But that's not all; if you want to spend your holidays in India, do not miss to see the Himalayas. With a fauna and flora which is very diverse, it attracts the curious people by its snowy summit and its foot where the green is king. So if you want to check it out, do not forget your coats. In any case, you will be satisfied because the scenery is huge and there is absolutely nothing more beautiful.

Vietnam

vietnamWhat attracts most tourists is rather the Ha Long Bay. A story tells that before this bay was a mountain. When a dragon came down and struggled with the sea, he cut the mountain with his tail. It is an incredible story, but we say that the bay was named "Ha Long" or "descent of the dragon" thanks to this story. Who knows, during your quest maybe you'll discover the "Cave of Surprises'.

It is said that many legends were born in Vietnam. One of them also speaks of the National Park of Phong Nha-Ke Bang. It is a cave that still houses very remarkable ancient inscriptions. It extends up to 62 km and there is nothing more beautiful. If you spend your time in Vietnam, do not miss to discover this wonder that will surely render you speechless.

The Maldives

maldivesWe say that the Maldives is a dream destination especially for lovers who would like to make a memorable wedding trip. For a trip to the Maldives, do not forget to bring your sunscreen, sunglasses, and swimsuit because you will be dazzled.

For small islands under a humid tropical climate, they attract tourists thanks to their beauty. The sea with the very light color is simply magnificent and marine life is very flourishing. Why not enjoy the sun and let you tan? The scenery is just amazing. The lush beaches mixed with blue or light green of the ocean will relax your body and your mind only at first glance. Delicious cuisine with coconut, a bit of spice ... some juicy fruits ... What more do you want?

 
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