Travel and Tourism Agencies Council travel event
Seychelles showcases tourism products at Abu Dhabi Travel Show
The Travel and Tourism Agencies Council (ATTAC) organized the 8th ATTAC Travel Show at Abu Dhabi Shopping Mall from April 25-28, 2012. This is an annual event, which the council has been organizing for the past 8 years, and this year, the Seychelles was represented by Aliette Esther, Tourism Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles in Abu Dhabi.
Seychelles cooperated with Salem Holidays of Abu Dhabi at this ATTAC Travel Show.
The objectives behind organizing such an event is to give the public the chance to view and be aware of the various holiday destinations, travel packages, and special offers in the market, prior to planning their summer vacation.
The exhibition provided the Seychelles the opportunity to showcase the different products and services it has to offer to the general public, and allows the Seychelles representative to interact directly with prospective visitors, especially before the summer season and Eid breaks.
The Seychelles Tourism Attaché said that she will continue to intensify the marketing efforts in Abu Dhabi to increase the awareness in Abu Dhabi of Seychelles, the mid-ocean jewels of the Indian Ocean. “I will continue to communicate the message that we are safe, eco-friendly, and very much the secluded destination, which is what a lot of people are looking for nowadays. Seychelles is well-connected with daily flights from the Middle East, and all nationalities are welcome to our shores, as visas are not required,” Aliette Esther said.
His Excellency Dick Patrick Esparon, Ambassador of the Republic of Seychelles to the UAE, accompanied by his wife Mrs. Vivienne Esparon, paid a visit to the 8th ATTAC Travel Show in Abu Dhabi. They said that they were both very impressed by the turnout at the Seychelles stand.
The UAE is well-known for its shopping malls, and Abu Dhabi Mall is rated as one of the most popular retail venues with both Middle Eastern nationals and expatriates alike and in them hosting the 8th ATTAC Travel Show was considered a well-chosen venue. This location provided great exposure to a wider audience and different segments of the potential UAE market. Last year, the event attracted more than 50,000 visitors, and this year, the organizer is expecting a much higher turnout.