Seychelles Tourism Board strengthens trade relations in Pune, Bengaluru and Chandigarh through workshops

Seychelles Tourism Board successfully conducted workshops in Pune (21 February 2019), Bengaluru (19 March 2019) and Chandigarh (9 May 2019) to train potential travel trade partners and equip them with detailed information about various offerings in Seychelles. This enabled Seychelles Tourism Board to meet many potential travel agents in the three cities and lay the groundwork for future sales visits with prospective operators. These workshops included a destination presentation, question and answer round followed by a networking session that was attended by around 45 – 50 tour operators in each of the three cities.

Commenting on the success of the workshops Lubaina Sheerazi, COO, Blue Square Consultants, Seychelles Tourist Office India said, “Seychelles has so much to offer beyond its beautiful beaches and has gained immense popularity among Indians in the past couple of years. Taking a step further, our focus has been to widen our outreach beyond the metro cities as we see a lot of potential travellers in Tier II cities. Conducting workshops and training helped us to create awareness about Seychelles, build relationships with travel agents in new regions, understand the real challenges of travellers from different cities and offer customised solutions. Looking at the great response we received from these cities, we plan to conduct similar training in Tier II cities like Raipur and Nagpur as well.”

Visa on arrival, direct flight connectivity along with scenic views, uncrowded beaches, tropical weather throughout the year and many exotic experiences makes Seychelles an ideal destination for Indians.  The country has seen steady growth in tourist arrivals from India this year and ranks India as the top 6th source market for Seychelles.