With the tourism industry emerging from its most challenging years, the roadshow focused on bringing together key tourism partners to interact and showcase the destination product via one-on-one meetings with over 180 leading travel agents and tour operators across India. Aside from the Tourism Seychelles team, the destination was represented by Air Seychelles, represented by Ms Eliza Moïse- Manager Sales & Market Development, Commercial and Harshvardhan D. Trivedi- Sales Manager for Air Seychelles in India, with the support of other partners such as destination management companies (DMCs) like 7 South, Holidays Seychelles, and hotels including Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino, Club Med, Hotel Raffles, Silver Pearl, Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa, and Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel.
During the events, Seychelles’ tourism representatives engaged in productive discussions and networking sessions with esteemed travel agents, tour operators, and industry professionals from all three cities. The roadshow aimed to equip the agents with immersive insights into the diverse tourism offerings of Seychelles, reinforcing the destination’s position as a top choice for Indian travellers seeking unforgettable experiences. Attendees had the opportunity to explore bespoke packages and acquire first-hand knowledge of Seychelles’ exceptional hospitality and adventurous activities.
Commenting on the event, Mrs Bernadette Willemin, Director General for Destination Marketing at Tourism Seychelles, said, “For us, India has been and continues to be a significant market. We are committed to enhancing our partnerships with key trade partners in India in order to welcome more visitors to the islands and provide Indian tourists with high-quality experiences. Our roadshows play a crucial role in promoting Seychelles as a year-round destination with an assortment of offerings for every kind of traveller, including honeymooners, nature lovers, luxury travellers, families, diving enthusiasts, and other thrill seekers. One of our essential offerings for environmentally conscious travellers is eco-tourism. We are firmly committed to expanding our presence in the Indian market, and this roadshow has paved the way for new collaborations and partnerships.”
Seychelles has carved out a niche in the outbound market over the years, particularly among Indian tourists who are increasingly looking for distinctive destinations that offer activities and experiences for all ages and types of visitors. Many discerning travellers prioritise being more eco-friendly in choices and being closer to nature.
The rise in interest in Seychelles can also be attributed to its reputation as a breath-taking tropical paradise. Seychelles is endowed with a diverse abundance of natural beauty and has long captured the interest of visitors from across the world with its untouched expanses of white sand beaches and a kaleidoscope of colourful flora and fauna. In addition to its luxurious offerings, island hopping adventures, and domestic cruises, the country has been proactive in catering to the evolving needs of modern-day tourists who are looking for experiences that combine local travel experiences, sustainable practices, and a close connection to nature.
The roadshow was a huge success, providing travel trade partners with the most updated information and knowledge about Seychelles and its many tourist products and offerings. The event undoubtedly set the stage for increased collaboration and a promising future for Seychelles in the Indian market.