Saudi Arabia: Important Seychelles tourism market

The Riyadh Travel Show is considered as a significant annual event, as it is a venue where the leading travel and tourism companies in Saudi Arabia and the GCC come together to present their products/destinations with different product offerings to the travelers from KSA. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is still considered one of the significant market sources for the Seychelles, and this trade fair is a fitting time for the Tourism Board to sustain its presence in the KSA market. The Riyadh Travel show is a good occasion to connect with different consumers and touch base with the trade partners who support the destination and to open new business opportunities by developing new partnerships.

The Seychelles Tourism Board Office in Dubai successfully participated in the recently-concluded Riyadh Travel Show held at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh. The Riyadh Travel Show, welcomed nearly 20,000 visitors including VIPs, journalists, and professionals in the travel sector.

A good number of consumers visited the Seychelles Tourism Board stand, and they were elated to know the product offerings from the destination. The affirmative response the Tourism Board received from the consumers and trade partners were a testament that the Seychelles has a stable popularity stand in the market.

As Seychelles gears toward the summer season, the travel market is starting to get busy. “In the 6 years we have joined the Riyadh Travel Show, we always get a pleasing result, and it is always a wonderful endeavor for us to carry out our mission and attain our goal as we receive a great support from KSA through the inquiries and bookings obtained,” said Ahmed Fathallah, Regional Manager, Seychelles Tourism Board Office in Dubai.

The Seychelles islands, being a very diverse destination, can be enjoyed by couples and families alike. It is a place for work and leisure, a distinctive place where one can see and feel a paradise here on Earth. The Riyadh Travel Show was a good opportunity to further promote the destination to the buyers from the KSA and to make the most of the destination’s market presence.

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