Air Seychelles together with Tourism Seychelles has recently participated in OTM and SATTE in India and IMTM in Israel this February.
The OTM is the largest and most international gathering of travel trade buyers and professionals in India and across Asia. The annual event was held in the busiest financial city of Mumbai between 02nd and 04th February.
SATTE (South Asia’s Travel & Tourism Exchange) which took place in Delhi between 09th to 11th February is recognized as Asia’s leading travel and tourism exhibition. Conducive to conduct business, share knowledge, and to exchange ideas in order to arrive at solution-driven innovations to accelerate the pace of the growth of the industry.
Both travel fairs in India garnered the attention of more than 50 countries, 1500 trade visitors and over 1000 exhibitors and provided the airline the platform to promote its services, products, and best travel options to paradise.
Charles Johnson, Chief Commercial Officer of Air Seychelles said: “India remains a pillar of our regional network, and we are constantly finding ways to stimulate demand on the route. We look forward to increasing flights throughout 2023 as pre-Covid levels return to normal”.
Air Seychelles was represented at the OTM and SATTE by Sales Manager Eliza Moise and representatives from its general sales agent based in India, Bird Travels Private Limited.
Air Seychelles to operate additional flights due to growing demand
In the vibrant city of Tel Aviv, Acting Chief Executive Officer Sandy Benoiton, Chief Commercial Officer Charles Johnson, Sales Manager Crystal Abrams and Sales & Marketing Executive Franchesca Vital represented Air Seychelles at the 29th edition of the IMTM (International Mediterranean Tourism Market) Expo over 14th -15th February.
Dubbed as “a true market place for Mediterranean travel” the IMTM attracted a large scale of visitors and travel trade professionals. The national carrier’s presence proved a great opportunity as it was able to establish contacts and remained firm as the airline of choice for travelers in Israel.
During the upcoming Passover holidays in April, Air Seychelles is scheduled to operate over 26 flights between Seychelles and Tel Aviv carrying over 2000 Israeli visitors to the island. Besides the normal twice-weekly commercial flights, additional flights to Seychelles to meet the heavy demand have been added along with charters from Tel Aviv to Mauritius and Maldives.
Speaking on the importance of attending such trade fairs, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Sandy Benoiton commented ‘it’s a great opportunity for us to represent Seychelles in the Israeli marketplace. Israelis now have more destinations to choose from than ever before, and solidifying new contracts and meeting with existing partners reaps benefits for a whole year. Air Seychelles has firmly become the carrier of choice to the Indian Ocean islands for Israelis, and our intention is to maintain our market share on the route despite growing competition from other carriers”.
About Air Seychelles
The Seychelles national carrier has been flying for over 45 years. Wholly owned by the Government of Seychelles, the carrier operates regionally from its home in Mahe to Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Colombo and Mauritius with state of the art Airbus A320neo’s. Domestically the carrier operates up to 30 roundtrips a day to Praslin, the second largest island in the archipelago, along with various charters to other islands on its twin-otter fleet.
In 2022, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the 29th edition of the World Travel Awards as well as, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline Business Class', 'Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew' and 'Indian Ocean's Leading Airline Lounge.'
Information contained in this press release is accurate at the time of publication.