Following a series of trade, press, and bilateral meetings, the Tourism Minister of the Seychelles, Alain St.Ange, confirmed to the press covering INDABA that he was happy and satisfied with the first opening day of the INDABA Tourism Trade Fair of South Africa.
“The official side of the working visit was good. The bilateral meetings with Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom of South Africa and Minister Michael Mabuyakhulu, the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs amongst others were good and strengthened the positive working relationships that we have already. Meetings with the other African Tourism Ministers Hon. Mabuza from the Kingdom of Swaziland, Hon. Likeleli Tampana of Lesotho, Hon. Anastancia Ndhlovu of Zimbabwe, and Hon. Ruffin Bayambudila and Hon. Guy Matondo Kingolo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (RDC), the Minister from Angola and the other MECs from different South African provinces also opened new doors of cooperation,” the Minister said.
On the Seychelles stand at INDABA the meetings were also good. David Germain and Lena Hoareau were assisted by the current Miss Seychelles Linne Freminot. They had a steady flow of tour operators and travel agents and answered queries concerning Air Seychelles and air access, new operators looking for DMCs, and those looking for hotel updates and meetings. Erica Tirant of the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Hotel and Casino said that she was kept busy and was happy with her participation.
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