Seychelles claims greater share of Indian tourism market

Accompanying Minister St.Ange on a working trip to India was a delegation from the tourism sector and the business trading community.

Tourism enterprises wanting a greater share of the Indian tourism market are in Chennai and Bangalore this week, in what is being promoted as a Seychelles roadshow. This successful roadshow was organized in Chennai on Wednesday, June 8.

The delegation of hotels and airlines is being accompanied by Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, as well as Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Amia Javanovic-Desir, a senior marketing staff at the Tourism Board, as well as Sunil Mathapati and Aswini Krishna of the Tourism Board’s India Office. The Seychelles Honorary Consul of Seychelles in Chennai, Mr. M. S. Sai also joined the delegation in Chennai. Representing the business community was Ramu Pillay, Kannan Pillay, Shanmugam Pillay, Durai Pillay, Nadesh Pillay, and Palani Basha.

The following members of the Seychelles tourism trade and airlines were on hand to meet the travel trade of Chennai: Air Seychelles, Ethiopian Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Holidays Box, Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Eden Island Development Company, Constance Ephelia Resort, Sainte Anne Resort & Spa, Banyan Tree Seychelles, Le Relax Hotels – Seychelles, Enchanted Island Resort and Savoy Resort & Spa Seychelles. Two Indian travel companies – Holidays Box and Akquasun Group – also joined in for the roadshow. Both Minister St.Ange and CEO Sherin Naiken addressed the launch of the roadshow before Aswini Krishna of the Tourism Board’s India Office did her destination presentation. The travel trade found the event as productive and said that it will help focus on Seychelles.

Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) . For more information on Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange, click here.