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Air Seychelles showcase at South Africa's biggest travel expo

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles has participated in one of the largest travel show in South Africa, The Travel Expo.

Hosted by Flight Centre Travel Group, one of the world's largest travel agency groups, the event ranked as one of the leading business-to-customer travel exhibition provided the opportune platform for exhibitors within the travel and tourism industry to engage, educate and connect with the general public.

Present at the Seychelles Tourism Board stand, visitors at the event were able to learn more about the carrier’s products, services including the amazing flights deals to the Seychelles and beyond operated by Air Seychelles and its codeshare partners.

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Charles Johnson, Chief Commercial Officer of Air Seychelles said: “Participating in the Travel Expo alongside the Seychelles Tourism Board could not have come at a better time, since the airline will be operating additional flights between Johannesburg and the beautiful islands of the Seychelles over the Easter holidays.

“Only five hours from Johannesburg, the Seychelles is the perfect place for a quick getaway or even an extended break for those combining their trip to other islands within the Indian Ocean.

“As such Air Seychelles presence at the Travel Expo was a great opportunity to not only raise awareness of the national airline and destination Seychelles but it also provided the opportunity for us to further strengthen our commitment towards the South African market.”

Lena Hoareau, STB Director for South Africa Said: “Seychelles was well represented at the fair and queries relating to either the destination or flights were efficiently dealt with.

“With Air Seychelles’ presence on the stand, we were able to raise awareness on the new flights coming up for Easter and those who opted for Seychelles as their next holiday destination, were able to book their holidays right away at the different Flight Centre booking desks available at the fair. 

“We hope we have been able to convert a lot of the queries today into firm bookings to the Seychelles.”

Air Seychelles was represented at the fair which gathered more than 30,000 visitors by Marketing Executive, Tara Pillay together with the airline’s General Sales Agent based in South Africa.

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. The airline currently offers international flights to Johannesburg, Mauritius and Mumbai. Air Seychelles 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.