Seychelles to strengthen tourism ties with India
In order to promote mutual tourism between two countries, the Seychelles Tourism Board is set to conduct its first ever roadshow in India to educate the Indian tourism and trade community about the destination and facilitate interaction between the Seychelles' private sector and the Indian travel agents.
A contingent led by Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture Alain St Ange will include Sherin Naiken the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board and her Director of Marketing Rose-Marie Hoareau. They will be joined by Destination Management Companies, hotels and the National Cultural Troupe from Seychelles.
The roadshow will be held at Le Meridien in New Delhi on August 4 and at The Trident, in Mumbai on August 6. A delegation of the island's business community with links to India is also expected to travel to India.
Commenting on his proposed trip to India, the Minister Alain St Ange said, "We are ready to claim a fair share of the very important Indian market. The roadshow is just a start. Our local business partners are ready to work with us and we are on the verge of making a big announcement that will bring to the front the new level of cooperation between India and Seychelles. We look forward to the support of the Indian travel-trade community in our efforts to promote Seychelles."
Last year, Seychelles, which has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, had celebrated its first ever Seychelles-India Day. To mark the event, 52 Bollywood stars flew to the islands to participate in the celebrations which is now included in the Annual Seychelles Calendar of Cultural Events.
Recently the island nation was named the Best International Destination for Relaxation at the Lonely Planet India Magazine's Readers Travel Awards event.
(Posted on 01-07-2014)