11.16.09

Seychelles to return to UK market

Posted in Business and Economy, International relations at 11:49 am by Robert Klien

A delegation left Seychelles in order to take part in the World Travel Market (WTM). The event was held in London on November 9-12.

The delegation was led by Vice-President Joseph Belmont and Seychelles’ director for tourism marketing Alain St Ange. Seychelles’ presence at the trade fair was significant as it was a message to the world that Seychelles is back in the United Kingdom.

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) is reopening an office in London after it was closed in 2008. The market has suffered, so the delegation was working hard during the 4 days at the WTM in order to address the lower-than-expected visitor arrival figures from the United Kingdom. Today, visitor arrivals from the United Kingdom stand at 18% below the 2008 figure.

Also, Mr Belmont and Mr St Ange met the British media and answered their questions.

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