The Seychelles delegation attending the 2014 Indaba Tourism Trade Fair has left Durban saying that it was a great success. It was Alain, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, who personally headed the delegation from the islands to the biggest tourism and travel trade fair of Africa.
David Germain, the Seychelles Tourism Board’s Director for Africa and the Americas, and Marsha Parcou, the Tourism Board’s Manager for Africa, were both on hand working with the island’s private sector trade to ensure that Seychelles remains relevant on the South African market.
Seychelles was very visible at this latest trade fair with many one-to-one meetings headed by their Minister responsible for Tourism, but they also staged a big and very successful press conference at the Hilton Hotel at the fairgrounds.
Indaba was the opportunity for the Savoy Hotel of the Seychelles to be seen by South Africa tour operators. This new property situated right on the beach at Beau Vallon is now ready to start receiving guests, and their sales team was on hand to showcase the property.
“We came to Indaba, because we value South Africa as a tourism market for Seychelles. The importance of this tourism trade fair for our islands meant that I personally lead our delegation. Now that Air Seychelles and South African Airways are working together on a codeshare agreement, we are better placed than ever before to work on this important target market. Indaba 2014 was a great edition for Seychelles, and every single member of the tourism trade present worked together to promote the Seychelles in South Africa. Our Miss Seychelles was with us to ensure we continue down the path of putting our people at the center of our tourism development. She did well and was loved by members of the press present at Indaba,” said Minister Alain.