Air Seychelles last week joined the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) on a three city tourism roadshow in India.
The tour, which commenced on September 3 to September 7, 2018, covered the cities of Kolkata located in the east of India, the capital of Karnataka state, Bangalore and the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra, Pune.
The event provided Air Seychelles with the opportunity to meet travel trade professionals from each region in one-to-one meetings, to promote the airline’s product, services and the five-per-week nonstop air connection from India to Seychelles and beyond.
Charles Johnson, chief commercial officer of Air Seychelles, said: “We are pleased to once again team up with the Seychelles Tourism Board to further strengthen our partnership with the travel trade and to raise awareness about destination Seychelles.
“India remains one of the top 10 markets for the Seychelles tourism industry and as the national carrier it is important that we work closely with the travel trade to deepen our presence in this part of the world so as to attract more business travellers and holidaymakers to the Seychelles.
“In fact, to cater to the Indian market and to further complement our five-per-week service together with our codeshare partner Jet Airways, we are also able to offer fantastic connections to nine destinations in India including Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Cochin and Trivandrum, thus providing more travel options to our guests.”
Air Seychelles was represented at the event by its general sales agent based in Mumbai.
Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg, Mauritius and Mumbai.
The carrier also offers more than 350 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, including domestic charter services. As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism, the island nation’s strongest and growing economic sector.
The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and 40 per cent stakeholder.