Seychelles tourism pledges support to Qatar Airways


Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture, met Mr. Akbar Al-Bakar, the CEO of Qatar Airways, at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Qatar Airways stand when he was in Dubai for the 2013 ATM tourism trade fair.

Since his appointment to the Office of Minister in Seychelles, this was the first opportunity for Minister Alain St.Ange and the CEO of Qatar Airways to discuss face to face what was seen as challenges facing Qatar Airways on their seven weekly flights to Seychelles.

Minister Alain St.Ange, who was being accompanied for that meeting by Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Mohamed Al Geziry of Mohamed Al Geziry Consultancy, the representatives of the Seychelles Tourism Board in Dubai assured Mr. Akbar Al-Bakar, the CEO of Qatar Airways, that the Seychelles Tourism Board remains ready to work with Qatar Airways in actions to promote their seven weekly flights to Seychelles.

“We value your seven weekly flights linking Doha and Seychelles, and our Tourism Board will work with you and your team to help ensure visibility of Qatar Airways as a service provider for Seychelles,” Minister St.Ange of the Seychelles said.

Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .