Home | E-Newsletter Issue 76 | Trade Fairs July 2013

Seychelles' diverse attractions showcased at Spotlight Africa
by STB

The diverse attractions of the Seychelles islands were showcased at its first attendance of the Spotlight Africa workshop in Nairobi recently.

(from left to right) Regional Manager for Africa, Marsha Parcou, and the Tourism Ambassador in Kenya, Popsy Getonga
The Seychelles delegation at the two-day gathering, attended by some 200 travel agents and tour operators, was led by the Regional Manager for Africa, Marsha Parcou, and she was joined by the Tourism Ambassador in Kenya, Popsy Getonga and a representative from 7 degrees South.

This was viewed as another platform to further establish Seychelles on the map of Africa and the tour operators were thrilled to learn the islands have more to offer than the traditional sun, sand and sea.

"The interest in Seychelles was strong and the travel agents and tour operators were keen to learn more about the diversification of our many products. I am very positive that we will see more queries and sales from that market," said Ms Parcou.

She also availed of her presence in Nairobi to attend the Skal Lunch, a professional organisation of tourism leaders promoting global tourism and friendship.

A number of sales calls were also conducted in Nairobi and in one of those, Ms Parcou met with the Marketing Director of the Kenya Tourism Board ( KTB), Jacintha Nzioka Mbithi, who expressed the wish for Seychelles to take part in the Magical Kenya Travel Expo to be  held in Nairobi in October.

The Expo is an annual high profile international tourism exhibition, hosted by KTB and it is becoming increasingly popular as it continues to attract international buyers and exhibitors.

With Kenya Airways Area Manager Albert Abwoya, Ms Parcou expressed the desire to enhance working relations with the airline and secure its support for different marketing activities, such as press trips and joint promotions.