Home | E-Newsletter Issue 70 | Trade Fairs January 2013

Seychelles delegation at SATTE Mumbai West
by STB

  
The Seychelles Delegationg attending the SATTE fair in Mumbai, India
SATTE Mumbai West is an addition to SATTE Delhi which offers the opportunity to capture the potential of travel and tourism in western India.   This is one of the most important events in the travel and tourism sector in India and this year it was held from the 21st to 22nd January at the World Trade Centre in Mumbai. This fair is on a much smaller scale than the one in Delhi as it gives new destinations such as Seychelles a chance to capture more business from other potential Tour operators.

According to Ms Doris Coopoosamy from 7 Degrees South, SATTE 2013 has provided 7 Degrees South with an excellent opportunity to meet with their Indian partners and develop new business opportunities.

“The Indian Market is very promising for the Seychelles and this year we have seen more interest from the Indian Tour operators looking for new destinations and eager to sell the Seychelles.”

Stephanie Lablache, Senior Marketing Executive gave an interview with Travel Talk TV about the Seychelles which is to be aired in two weeks time.

Mr Subhash Goyal, Chairman of IATO, Indian Association of Tour Operators visited the Seychelles stand and was delighted to see the participation of the Seychelles at SATTE. Mr Goyal was in the Seychelles attending the Routes Africa Conference last year. Mr Sudhir Patil, Director of ‘Strawberi Holidays’, one of the biggest Tour operators in India, also paid a visit to the Seychelles stand.

The Seychelles Tourism Board, together with its committed partners will continue to push for visibility of the islands in India with the aim of capturing a fair share of one of the fastest growing outbound travel markets in the world.