Seychelles a Success at Arabian Travel Market

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image courtesy of Seychelles Dept. of Tourism
Written by Linda Hohnholz

Tourism Seychelles Middle East left a lasting impression by showcasing its vibrant offerings and strategic collaborations at the Arabian Travel Market, held from May 6 to May 9, 2024, in Dubai.

Led by Minister Sylvestre Radegonde, Seychelles Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, the delegation underscored Seychelles’ commitment to enhancing tourism partnerships and opportunities in the Middle East.

Minister Radegonde was accompanied by Mrs. Sherin Francis, Principal Secretary, and Mrs. Bernadette Willemin, Director General Marketing, who engaged in fruitful discussions and strategic initiatives throughout the event.

Seychelles’ participation was further reinforced by the support of distinguished Destination Management Companies, such as 7° South, Luxe Voyage Holidays, Luxury Travel, Masons Travel, Ocean Blue Travel, Summer Rain Tours, along with renowned hotels including Berjaya Resorts Seychelles, Eden Bleu Hotel, Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa, and Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel.

Ambassador Gervais Moumou, Seychelles resident Ambassador in Abu Dhabi, added diplomatic presence and support to the delegation.

Highlights of the event included the signing of two Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with key industry partners. The first MOU was signed with Emirates Airlines, enhancing partnerships to strengthen connectivity and accessibility to Seychelles. The second MOU was signed with dnata Travel to foster joint collaborations and further promote Seychelles as a premier travel destination. Additionally, bilateral meetings with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives further strengthened regional collaboration and cooperation.

Ahmed Fathallah, the Tourism Seychelles Middle East representative, commented, “This event provided an exceptional platform for Tourism Seychelles Middle East to foster existing relationships, explore new opportunities, and reinforce Seychelles’ allure as a premier travel destination.”

The Arabian Travel Market served as an invaluable opportunity to gather market insights, connect with stakeholders, and highlight Seychelles’ rich natural beauty and diverse tourism experiences. The event’s success underscores Tourism Seychelles Middle East’s dedication to meeting market demands and forging lasting partnerships in the region.

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Linda Hohnholz

Editor in chief for eTurboNews based in the eTN HQ.

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