Seychelles branded Paris taxis courtesy of Turkish Airlines are on the road for the 2016 IFTM Top Resa French Tourism Fair.
Turkish Airlines used the IFTM Top Resa Tourism Trade Fair in Paris to increase visibility of its new flights to the Seychelles starting at the end of October. Seychelles was the chosen destination to be on their stand where a branded Paris taxi sat proudly for all to see. The vivid colorful image of a Seychelles landscape with its turquoise blue seas, lush green vegetation, and granite boulders was the photograph used alongside the Turkish Airlines logo.
The Seychelles delegation at the IFTM Top Resa said they were happy that it was a Seychelles branded taxi that was chosen to be the display vehicle. Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, did a photo shoot opportunity with the Seychelles branded Paris taxi accompanied by Ambassador Bernard Shamlaye, Seychelles Ambassador in France; Sherin Francis, the CEO of the islands’ Tourism Board; Bernadette Willemin, the Paris-based Director for Europe for the Seychelles Tourism Board; and Christine Barbier, Miss Seychelles 2016.
A couple of years ago when the Seychelles relaunched its tourism industry after the appointment of Alain St.Ange as CEO of its Tourism Board and Vice President Joseph Belmont holding the tourism portfolio a Seychelles branded London Black-Cab taxi was the center of attraction at the World Travel Market tourism trade fair of London. “With VP Belmont, we had a photo opportunity in London. Spot a Seychelles taxi was then the target for travel agents and fans of Seychelles,” said Minister St.Ange in Paris as he gave the nod to the Seychelles branded Paris taxi with Turkish Airlines.
“We are mid-ocean islands and need airlines as our partners if we are to continue to consolidate our tourism industry. The visibility enjoyed by our islands during the last couple of years has ensured we remain relevant as a tourism destination with a difference. Today, we are better connected to the world than ever before, and by December 31, 2016 we shall see eleven more weekly flights landing at Seychelles International Airport – 7 by Qatar Airways, 3 by Turkish Airlines, and a second service by CONDOR of Germany,” said Minister St.Ange.
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