Seychelles Tourist Office, India recently organised a three-city roadshow in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. These destinations churn out some of the highest numbers of visitors each year to Seychelles and comprise of travel trade that facilitates most number of travellers from north and western parts of India.
The highlight and differentiator of this roadshow was its format. For the first time since commencing operations in the India market, Seychelles Tourism Board adopted a new format for its roadshow – the Round Robin format, which ensured pre-scheduled meetings between the partners and trade and was strictly by invitation.
Commenting on the roadshow, Sherin Francis, CEO Seychelles Tourism Board expressed happiness on the success of the three-city show. “We are happy to note the immense success of the three-city road show in India. The cities were chosen due to their current and potential capacities for outbound tourism to Seychelles,” she said. “We have received only positive feedback about the format and execution by both our Seychelles partners and agents back in India. We look forward to strengthen our bonds with the Indian travel trade with more of such interactions with them,” the CEO added.
With growing popularity and increased awareness about the offerings of the Island nation, there has been a substantial increase in footfalls from India. Seychelles boasts of exquisite beaches and tranquil surroundings, which have gained popularity among the outbound, especially the wedding segment. Given the board’s continued focus on strengthening presence in key Indian markets, footfalls from India are expected to keep growing north.