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Seychelles delegation back home from Indaba 2013 Tourism Trade Fair in South Africa

Seychelles delegation back home from Indaba 2013 Tourism Trade Fair in South Africa ( The Seychelles delegation to the INDABA 2013 Tourism Trade Fair in Durban, South Africa, is back in Seychelles after another successful tourism promotional operation for the islands.

With representatives from the island’s Destination Management Companies (DMCs) Creole Travel Services; Mason’s Travel; 7 Degrees South; and Select Seychelles; the national airline, Air Seychelles; and the hotels, inclusive of Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort&Casino; and Hilton Seychelles who wanted to work with the Tourism Board to consolidate the South African market for Seychelles, were joined by the Seychelles Minister responsible of Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange; the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt; the Seychelles Director for Africa and the Americas, David Germain; and Marsha Parcou, the island’s Manager for Africa, based in Pretoria.

The Seychelles delegation at INDABA 2013 saw the confirmation of a codeshare agreement between Air Seychelles and South African Airlines (SAA) announced to the world at a joint press conference between the two airlines and the Seychelles Tourism board which was chaired by the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange.

The Island’s delegation had an unprecedented level of press coverage at this INDABA with a series of press interviews and television coverage. Seychelles has seen a 7% increase in visitor arrival numbers from South Africa, and today this market ranks 5th for Seychelles.


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