Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles has joined the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) last week on a three city tourism roadshow in India.
The tour which commenced on Monday, 3 September until Friday, 7 September 2018, covered the cities of Kolkata located in the east of India, the capital of Karnataka state, Bangalore and the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra, Pune.
The event provided Air Seychelles with the opportunity to meet travel trade professionals from each region in one-to-one meetings, to promote the airline’s product, services and the five-per-week nonstop air connection from India to Seychelles and beyond.
Charles Johnson, Chief Commercial Officer of Air Seychelles said: “We are pleased to once again team up with the Seychelles Tourism Board to further strengthen our partnership with the travel trade and to raise awareness about destination Seychelles.
“India remains one of the top 10 markets for the Seychelles tourism industry and as the national carrier it is important that we work closely with the travel trade to deepen our presence in this part of the world so as to attract more business travelers and holiday makers to the Seychelles.
“In fact, to cater to the Indian market and to further complement our five-per-week service together with our codeshare partner Jet Airways, we are also able to offer fantastic connections to nine destinations in India including Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Cochin and Trivandrum, thus providing more travel options to our guests.”
Air Seychelles was represented at the event by its General Sales Agent based in Mumbai.
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’.