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Air Seychelles and the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) have today signed an agreement aimed at supporting the promotion of hotels and guesthouses in Seychelles.

As part of the deal, members of the SHTA will be able to take advantage of special-priced airfares when travelling with Air Seychelles to promote their properties at international consumer and trade shows.

The agreement was signed by Remco Althuis, CEO of Air Seychelles, and Sybille Cardon, Chairperson of the SHTA, at the airline’s VIP Lounge in Seychelles International Airport, with senior airline management and the association’s board members in attendance.

Mr Althuis said: “We are pleased to continue working with SHTA this year and look forward to welcoming more of its members onboard our flights. Our shared goal of raising the profile of Seychelles and attracting visitors to our shores makes this a very natural partnership.”

Mrs Cardon said: “This agreement will provide our members with access to preferential travel rates on the Air Seychelles network, making it easier for property owners, especially the smaller-sized establishments, to attend and market their offerings at trade shows. We have a great relationship with Air Seychelles and are pleased to continue our cooperation into 2018.”

With more than 150 members that range from five-star resorts to small, family-run guesthouses, the SHTA is the leading association of its kind in Seychelles.

Air Seychelles and the SHTA first signed a Corporate Travel Services agreement covering preferential travel rates in 2016.

About Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983. As the main driver of tourism in Seychelles, it is a core pillar of the national economy.

The airline offers international flights to Johannesburg, Mauritius, Mumbai and Tel Aviv as well as charter services on demand. On the domestic network, Air Seychelles operates daily domestic flights between Mahe and Praslin as well as charter services throughout the archipelago.

In 2020, Air Seychelles won the most coveted title of ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards. The full service carrier was also recognized as ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Airline - Business Class’ and ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Cabin Crew ’at World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Winners Day.