Air Seychelles together with the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) including key representatives from the local tourism industry, recently participated in the largest and most influential international travel trade gathering held in Mumbai.
The OTM exhibition known as the gateway to India’s largest travel market which proceeded over three days was this year attended by more than 50 countries, 1500 trade visitors and over 1000 exhibitors.
Held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, besides learning more about the carrier’s products, services and connections within India to Seychelles, participants who visited the attractive Seychelles stand also had the opportunity to gather important information related to the combined package inclusive of accommodation for their stay in the Seychelles.
Charles Johnson, Chief Commercial Officer of Air Seychelles said:
“India is a very important market for Air Seychelles and to further increase the visibility of the national airline as well as destination Seychelles at the fair, the joint efforts of all the partners including the STB plus travel trade at the event has been highly appreciated”.
Amia Jovanovic- Desir, the STB Director for India, Australia and for South Asia commented:
“Our participation with Air Seychelles has reaffirmed our commitment to position Seychelles in India focusing on one common marketing strategic objective. The market is huge and we have to target the right market segments to generate promising return to Seychelles throughout the year. We have to think of developing other key routes where they are strong demand and interest.”
Air Seychelles was represented by its General Sales Agents based in India whilst Amia Jovanovic-Desir attended the event on behalf of STB. Other participating partners included the Hilton Hotels and Resorts as well as Luxury Travel.
About Air Seychelles
The Seychelles' national carrier was incorporated in 1977 and was formally named 'Air Seychelles' in 1978. The airline began long-haul operations in 1983 and continues to remain one of the tourism pillars contributing towards the island's strongest growing economic sector.
In 2021, Air Seychelles managed to retain the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards including, ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Business Class and Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew . The airline also marked a historic milestone at the 28th edition of the World Travel Awards for having its premium lounge recognised for the first time ever as ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Lounge 2021’.