Solar eclipse will plunge Reunion Island into three hours of darkness
In a year, on September 1, 2016 to be precise, Reunion Island will be experiencing an annular eclipse, lasting for a projected three hours from start to end. The event is due to last from about 12:20 pm local time to about 3:40 pm local time, which is GMT+4. The peak of the darkness is projected to take place around 2:10 pm, a perfect mid-day situation which will allow spectators to get the best sightings in return for their long journey to Reunion Island.
Switzerland’s top travel blogger raves about Reunion Island
Swiss-based travel blogger, Solene, loves to travel and has over the last four years filed feature stories from 45 countries around the world, her latest destination having been Reunion Island, the French Indian Ocean island.
Reunion Island’s tourism sector gears up for Top Resa
Over 90 participants from Reunion’s tourism private sector and Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) are expected to head to Paris in a month to attend France’s largest tourism trade show, Top Resa. Reunion Island will exhibit alongside fellow Indian Ocean Vanilla Island members which are also expected to make a strong showing in Paris.
Another spectacular eruption as the Piton de la Fournaise makes it four this year
An unprecedented fourth major eruption this year has seen the French island of Reunion once again make headlines as more visitors, in particular volcano spotters, head there. More recently, the island made headlines when debris from missing flight MH 370 washed up on Reunion Island’s eastern beaches.
Reunion Island’s open market makes it into TripAdvisor star rankings
France has over 22,000 TripAdvisor-rated hotels, resorts, tourism attractions, and restaurants which were awarded the coveted Certificate of Excellence in 2015. However, only 2 percent of those make it into the top ratings after 5 years of consecutive CoE awards. Reunion Island’s best-known, open-air market, St. Paul's, where the locals come to shop alongside tourists browsing through the stalls or enjoying some of the fresh food on offer, has this year made it into those ranks.
Final round of “Alon Bat Kare” announced for Reunion Island this year
Reunion Island Tourism (IRT), the island’s primary tourism marketing body, has announced the dates of the final round of “Alon Bat Kare,” the main domestic tourism promotion for the people of this French Indian Ocean Island.
Piton de la Fournaise erupts for the third time this year on Reunion Island
Visitors to the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion are able to enjoy the spectacle of a third eruption, when the Piton de la Fournaise started to spit fire again yesterday morning at 9:50 hours local time. The previous eruptions took place in February and May and were widely publicized around the world, leading to a stream of volcanic eruption spotters coming to Reunion Island.