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Maximise presence at IMTM, increase opportunities

Air Seychelles is going all out to strengthen its position in becoming the airline of choice to the Seychelles and beyond, within the Israeli market.

Kick starting its extensive range of media, trade and marketing activities in the most vibrant city of Tel Aviv last week, the lively colors of the Air Seychelles livery attracted a large scale of visitors and travel trade professionals at the 28th edition of the International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM).

Featuring exhibitors and trendsetters from every aspect of Israel’s tourism, alongside a significant number of exhibitors from overseas, the travel trade fair also comprised of workshops, seminars and press conferences.

Professionals from all service levels in tourism and travel, had a great opportunity throughout these events to network with other colleagues, gaining latest industry insights, in addition to meeting established contacts.

Maximizing its presence at the fair, the airline was also able to showcase its product, services, and special deals on offer to those planning their summer getaway in advance to further boost confidence amongst the travelling public.

Commenting about the travel show, Charles Johnson, Air Seychelles Chief Commercial Officer said: “As the only non-stop carrier between Seychelles and Israel, we are thrilled to yet again increase our capacity on this popular route to meet the peak season demand.

“Air Seychelles has become the airline of choice for Israeli’s flying everywhere in the Indian Ocean, and this April is no exception. With relaxed travel rules and a desire for sea, sun and sand destinations, Air Seychelles is able to deliver Israeli’s to Seychelles, Maldives and Mauritius for the holiday of their dreams.”

During the upcoming Passover holidays in April, Air Seychelles is scheduled to operate 19 roundtrips between Seychelles and Tel Aviv carrying over 3,000 Israeli visitors to the island.

To note, amidst the unprecedented operating environment in 2021, the national airline carried over 5125 visitors from Tel Aviv to the Seychelles of which 2,473 visitors alone was recorded in September.

Maintaining its momentum as the Indian Ocean’s Leading airline, Air Seychelles will also operate a series of weekly charters from Tel Aviv to Maldives and Mauritius to further meet travel demands to unique beach destinations.

Members of the Air Seychelles team at IMTM also consisted of Sales Manager, Eliza Moise, Manager Network Planning and Aero-politics, Joshua Larue and Revenue Management Analyst, Abirami Pugazhendhi.

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’.