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

The Seychelles delegation attends SATTE for the very first time.
by STB

  
The Seychelles Delegationg attending the SATTE fair in Mumbai, India
SATEE – South Asia’s leading B2B Travel & Tourism Event is held from the 16th -18th January in New Delhi and from the 21st-22nd in Mumbai.

India is proving to be one of the fastest growing markets for the Travel & Tourism in the world, SATTE - India‘s first and by far biggest tourism event clearly recognises that. This year it will be the 19th edition of SATTE with the participation of 33 Countries.

The Seychelles Tourism Board is being represented by Stephanie Lablache, Senior Marketing Executive and Mavreen Poupouneau, Marketing Executive along with three local trade partners, Johnette Labiche of Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay, Mr Freddy Karkaria of SELECT –SEYCHELLES, and Ms Doris Coopoosamy of 7 South.

The Seychelles Islands’ started its first day of SATTE  on a good note with a courtesy visit from the Secretary General for the Ministry of Tourism in India, Mr Parvez Dewan who was presented with a small token from the Seychelles by Ms Lablache, a USB Coco de Mer.

The day continued with many potential buyers visiting the Seychelles stand and with promising business for the participating local partners.  The Seychelles Tourism Board also met with some reputed media companies such as Lifestyle magazine and also gave an interview about how Seychelles intends to promote itself in India which will be featured in the SATTE Newsletter.

After 3 days of attending the fair in New Delhi, the Seychelles delegation will head to Mumbai to hopefully gain more promising business opportunities.

“The Seychelles Tourism Board firmly believes in the potential that the India Sub Continent has to offer and last year we have seen a small 2% growth over the previous year in terms of visitor arrivals.  By positioning ourselves in one of the biggest tourism event in this fast growing market it would surely help to create that much needed visibility that our destination Seychelles need to have on this market,” said Mrs Elsia Grandcourt, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board.