Following the success of 2017 in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Office in India has organised another 3-cities roadshow from September 3rd to 7Th, 2018.
Kolkata, Bangalore and Pune were place on the road map of STB team in India for this 2018 tour.
The STB office in India composed of Neeti Bhatia, Priya Ghag and Shakambri Soni hosted the event with the participation of other representatives from Seychelles.
Mrs. Elsie Sinon, STB’s Senior Marketing Executive from STB Headquarters attended the event in conjunction with the Seychelles national carrier, Air Seychelles, the hotels were represented by MAIA Luxury Resort and Spa; H Resort Seychelles; Hilton Seychelles and Berjaya Resorts while Mason’s Travel, Creole Travel Services and Vision Voyages represented Destination Management Companies.
The three cities have proven to be the ideal choice for a targeted roadshow in line with information collected by the STB office in India; showing that the all three metropolises have not only seen an increase in outbound tourism but have high exposure and interest in Seychelles.
“We introduced this format of roadshow in 2017 keeping in mind the awareness and interest built for the destination over the years. The cities were chosen due to their current and potential capacities for outbound tourism to Seychelles. We are pleased to have received such positive and encouraging feedback about the format and quality of meetings and will continue to create trade presence beyond metro cities for the islands,” Ms. Lubaina Sheerazi, STB representative in India.
This year’s edition retained a ‘pre-fixed meeting’ component of in all three cities. This included a by-invite only format, which ensured quick 15-minute meetings between top agents from the cities and the private sector partners from Seychelles.
Commenting on the event, STB Chief Executive Mrs. Sherin Francis stated that STB’s decision to have a 2018 edition of the 3-cities road show follows the only positive feedback about the format and execution by both our Seychelles partners and agents back in India.
“We are happy to note the immense success of the three city road show in India. We believe that the growth of any destination relies heavily on its perception and knowledge among the travel trade of the country. We look forward to strengthen our bonds with the Indian travel trade by many more interactions with them in the form of roadshows, workshops and destination trainings in multiple cities of India,” said Mrs. Francis.
The roadshow did not just introduce a new way of interaction but also saw a good turn out of participants from Seychelles. The contingent had partners from various establishments.