ETW Staff– Mumbai
Seychelles Tourism Board is set to conduct its first ever roadshow in India to educate the Indian travel trade community about the destination and facilitate interaction between the Seychelles’ private sector and Indian travel agents.
A contingent led by the minister of tourism and culture Alain St Ange will include Sherin Naiken, 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 Méridien in New Delhi on August 4, 2014 and at The Trident, in Mumbai on August 6, 2014. A delegation of the island’s business community with links to India is also expected to travel to India.
St Ange, said, “We are ready to claim a fair share of the 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.”
The tourism board’s India office opened last year and since then has seen a positive response from the travel trade community and an increase in the number of Indians travelling to Seychelles.