Seychelles represented at key travel fairs in Norway and Finland to further increase visibility in the Nordic region

Seychelles represented at key travel fairs in Norway and Finland to further increase visibility in the Nordic region

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) continues with its pursuit of raising awareness and increasing the destination’s visibility in the Nordic region in 2018.

STB’s Director for Scandinavia, Russia/CIS & Eastern Europe, Karen Confait, kicked off the new year, showcasing Seychelles at the Norwegian Travel Fair ‘Reiselivsmessen’ in Oslo, Norway.

The fair was held from January 12 to 14, after which Ms. Confait led the Seychelles delegation to the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair in Helsinki, Finland, from January 18 to 21.

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Seychelles Tourism Board represented with own stand at the Vakanz tourism fair in Luxembourg

Seychelles Tourism Board represented with own stand at the ‘Vakanz’ tourism fair in Luxembourg

The Seychelles Tourism Board took part in the 27th edition of ‘Vakanz’ – an annual travel and tourism trade fair in Luxembourg. The event was held from January 12 to 14, 2018.

For the first time, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) office in Paris had its own stand at the ‘Vakanz’ fair in collaboration with local trade partner European Reservations.

The STB team was led by the Director for Europe, Bernadette Willemin, while European Reservations was represented by Daniella Payet-Allis and Maryse William.

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Twenty-eight prospective tour guides complete basic course in tour guiding

Twenty-eight prospective tour guides complete basic course in tour guiding

The Department of Tourism and the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) have conducted the first basic course in tour guiding for 2018.

Twenty-eight prospective tour guides who took part in the three-day training obtained their competency certificates on Friday January 26, 2018.

The certificates were presented by the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, in a short ceremony at ministry’s headquarters at Botanical House, Mont Fleuri.

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The Seychelles Tourism Board office in Frankfurt kicks off 2018 with participation in key tourism fairs in Germany and Austria

The Seychelles Tourism Board office in Frankfurt kicks off 2018 with participation in key tourism fairs in Germany and Austria

Still fired up about Germany’s performance in 2017, ending the year as Seychelles’ leading market, the Seychelles Tourism Board Office (STB) in Frankfurt kicked off its destination marketing drive for 2018 with the CMT fair in Stuttgart.

The 2018 CMT fair, which was celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, was held from January 13 to 21.

The STB team led by its Director for Germany, Austria & Switzerland, Edith Hunzinger, was joined by trade partners comprising of Mira Schermann and crew of 3 from SeyVillas, as well as Daniel Barone and Jonathan Löffel from VPM Bestsail.

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Seychelles Tourism Board hosts successful appreciation evening to recognize trade partners in China

Seychelles Tourism Board hosts successful appreciation evening to recognize trade partners in China

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) hosted its annual appreciation evening for the year 2017, to acknowledge trade partners in China that have been working to promote Seychelles as an ideal travel destination among Chinese travellers. The event was held in Shanghai on January 18, 2018.

The Seychelles Tourism Board’s Chief Executive, Sherin Francis, Director for China Jean-Luc Lai-Lam, Senior Marketing Executives, Elsie Sinon and Sam Yu, Chinese tourism partners, invited guests and Seychellois students in Shanghai, were present at the event.

China – although relatively new, remains an emerging and valued market, which the Seychelles Tourism Board is working to develop to its full potential.

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Seychelles represented at the 20th International Dive Show in Paris

Seychelles represented at the 20th International Dive Show in Paris

Seychelles’ rich, unique and well preserved marine biodiversity, as well as the diverse and impressive diving opportunities around the islands, were showcased at France’s leading event dedicated to the world of sea lovers and divers.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Seychelles Tourism Board has taken part in the Paris International Dive Show [Salon de la Plongée] held at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Air Seychelles was also present at the event.

The 20th edition of the international event dedicated to the scuba diving world was held from January 12 to 15, 2018.

Seychelles’ visibility as a ‘diver’s paradise’ was given an added boost at the event, thanks to the participation of Blue Sea Divers – a local dive centre.

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