Seychelles was again one of the highly-sought-after destinations at ITB this year, where everybody is looking forward to forging better working relationships with, as they have noticed the huge potential for business.
The Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB), Sherin Francis, has described this year’s ITB in Berlin as a successful one for the destination. Seychelles’ stand was buzzing with meetings throughout the 3 main trade days from morning to evening.
As for the previous years, members of the Seychelles’ tourism trade members were present in large numbers, and feedback received from most of them was very positive and encouraging.
“This is very encouraging and supportive of the work the STB office has been doing, together with the local tourism trade partners and their counterpart on the market,” Mrs. Francis said.
Among those sharing their views on this year’s ITB were Lenny Alvis, General Manager at Mason’s Travel, and Natalie du Buisson, who was representing the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association.
“It has been an excellent ITB, and we see the production going up. There has been immense interest on the destination. Seychelles is booming on the German, Switzerland, and Austrian markets,” Mr. Alvis said.
“With the direct Air Seychelles flight to Düsseldorf and the Austrian Airlines’ operations which is due to start in October this year, we expect the figures to keep increasing and a better performance on the German-speaking territories,” he added.
“The interest on the market is looking good ahead, and the travel trade is very happy with the performance,” said Miss du Buisson, who was there to push the small- and medium-sized tourism establishments.