Seychelles Tourism Trade storms India for fair share of market


Tourism enterprises looking for a greater share of the Indian tourism market are in Chennai and Bangalore, in what is being promoted as a Seychelles Roadshow.

The delegation of hotels and airlines were accompanied by minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles minister responsible for Tourism and Culture as well as Sherin Naiken, the chief executive officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board and Amia Javanovic-Desir, a senior marketing staff at the Tourism Board, Sunil Mathapati and Aswini Krishna of the Tourism Board’s India Office.

The Seychelles Honorary Consul in Chennai, Mr M. S. Sai also joined the delegation in Chennai.

Also accompanying minister St.Ange on the working trip to India is a delegation from the business trading community including Ramu Pillay, Kannan Pillay, Shanmugam Pillay, Durai Pillay, Nadesh Pillay and Palani Basha.

A successful Roadshow was organised in Chennai on Wednesday the 8th June and the following members of the Seychelles tourism trade and airlines were on hand to meet the travel trade of Chennai:-Air Seychelles, Ethiopian Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Holidays Box, Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Eden Island Development Company, Constance Ephelia Resort, Sainte Anne Resort & Spa, Banyan Tree Seychelles, Le Relax Hotels – Seychelles, Enchanted Island Resort and Savoy Resort & Spa Seychelles. Two Indian Travel Companies Holidays Box and Akquasun Group also joined in for the Road Show.

Both minister St.Ange and CEO Sherin Naiken addressed the launch of the Roadshow before Aswini Krishna of the Tourism Board’s India Office did her destination presentation. The travel trade found the event as productive and said that it will help focus on Seychelles. 

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