06.30.14

Seychelles and India strengthen Tourism Co-operation

Posted in International relations, Tourism industry at 12:15 pm by Robert Klien

To promote mutual tourism between 2 jurisdictions, the Seychelles Tourism Board is set to conduct its 1st ever roadshow in India. The event is aimed at educating the Indian tourism and trade community about the destination and facilitating interaction between the Seychelles’ private sector and the Indian travel agents.

The delegation 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.

On August 4, 2014, the roadshow will be held at Le Meridien in New Delhi. It will also be held at The Trident, in Mumbai on August 6. A delegation of the Seychelles’ 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.”

It is worth noting that in 2013, Seychelles, which has 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, had celebrated its 1st ever Seychelles-India Day. To mark the event, 52 Bollywood stars flew to the jurisdiction in order to participate in the celebrations which is now included in the Annual Seychelles Calendar of Cultural Events.

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