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
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’.