The National Airline Air Seychelles and Tourism Seychelles have solidified their commitment to promoting Seychelles as a premier tourist destination through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on Wednesday , March 13th at Botanical House. The MOU was signed by Captain Sandy Benoiton, the CEO of Air Seychelles and Mrs. Sherin Francis, the Principal Secretary for Tourism.

The partnership aims to enhance visibility and attract more visitors to the archipelago by leveraging joint activities in targeted markets. Under the agreement, both parties will collaborate closely on various marketing initiatives. A range of communication channels, including social media platforms will be utilizedto showcase the unique offerings of Seychelles to potential travelers worldwide.

In a significant move, Air Seychelles has pledged its active participation alongside Tourism Seychelles in key international events such as the World Travel Market - Africa (WTM-Africa), the Outbound Travel Mart (OTM) in India, the Salon du Prêt à Partir in Mauritius and other joint marketing activities throughout the year, specifically targeting markets crucial to the destination's growth.

In return, Tourism Seychelles has committed to supporting Air Seychelles by actively participating in the airline's milestone events throughout the year. This will further strengthen the bond between the two entities and reinforce their shared goal of driving tourism growth in Seychelles.

Mrs. Sherin Francis, the Principal Secretary for Tourism, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, "This partnership signifies a significant step forward in our efforts to showcase the unparalleled beauty and offerings of Seychelles to the world. By joining forces with Air Seychelles, we are confident that we can reach new heights in destination marketing and attract even more visitors to our shores."

Captain Benoiton from Air Seychelles echoed these sentiments, saying, "We are proud to join hands with Tourism Seychelles in this endeavor to promote our beloved archipelago to travelers worldwide. Together, we aim to showcase Seychelles as a destination of choice, offering unparalleled experiences and warm hospitality."

The signing of this MOU marks the continuation of the strategic partnership between Air Seychelles and Tourism Seychelles. This partnership will continue to elevate the destination's profile on the global stage.

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, Mauritius, and Colombo with state- of-the-art Airbus A320NEOs. 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 2023, Air Seychelles was awarded the coveted titles of ‘World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean’, at the 30th edition of the World Travel Awards as well as, ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Economy Class’ and ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Brand’


Information contained in this press release is accurate at the time of publication.