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Air Seychelles celebrates year of achievement with trade partners

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles,hosted a dinner of appreciationrecently for Destination Management Companies (DMCs) and travel agents, in recognition oftheir loyalty and support during a record-breaking 2013.

The reception took place at the Hilton Northolme Resort and Spa, where the airline’s sales and marketing team and seniormanagement met with an elite selection of members of the local tourism in an atmosphere of conviviality. 

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of certificates and awards. Air Seychelles’ General Manager Commercial, Justin Gosling, presented certificates to the travel agents and DMCs present.

Air Seychelles’ Chief Executive Officer, Manoj Papa, presented awards to the top performers. Winning for top performing travel agent was Mason’s Air Travel, followed by Seashell Travel. Mason’s Travel also secured top performing DMC honours with 7 Degrees South clinching second place. 

Mr. Papasaid: “Our success is your success and I am particularly grateful to for all youreffort and hard work in 2013.I would like to personally thank eachof you for your excellent cooperation and support and I look forward to the same dedication as we continue to developnew markets in the future. ”.

Mr. Papasaid that travel agents and tours operators will be the airline’s ambassadors for thenew Air Seychelles product and service offering with equity partner Etihad Airways and codeshare partners. 

Mr. Papa concluded: “I want to thank you again for your trust and belief in the national airline as it strives for excellence; we are indeed honoured andencouraged by your presence here today.” 

George Romain, Manager SeashellTravel, had this to say; “We are very happy to be here and to learn that Air Seychelles has plans to expand its network and frequencies this year. We are particularly thrilled to hear that the launch of Paris will be announced soon.That is great news to us travel agents. I think the airline will do well on this route as the French traffic continues to be our main market out of Europe and we give our full support”.

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.