India travel trade on Seychelles tourism radar

BANGALORE – The CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Sherin Naiken, while speaking in Bangalore, said that Seychelles plans to work closely with the travel trade of India in order for the exotic islands to claim its fair share of their outbound tourism market.

Indian nationals, like other nationalities, do not require a visa to travel to the Indian Ocean islands of Seychelles, said Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture.

He said that this means that holiday planning can still be made at the spur of the moment, assuring that there is ample hotel accommodation available that suits every budget.

The minister noted that Seychelles continues to be a favorite and popular destination for global travelers, adding that people had a wrong notion that this paradise on Earth is expensive.

In fact, Seychelles is the most affordable destination compared to any other islands in the world in terms of shopping, accommodation, food, etc.

One needs to visit the Indian Ocean archipelago to experience its hospitality, disclosed St.Ange.

“We are in India, and more precisely in Bangalore today to invite you all to be our partners on the ground here and to work with us to offer your clients and the Indian holidaymakers a new holiday destination,” said Ms. Sherin during the weeklong roadshow in India.

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.