Seychelles at New York Times Travel Show


The Seychelles Tourist Board’s (STB) director of tourism marketing, together with members of the private sector and notably their “tourism ambassador” for New York, appointed only recently at the start of STB’s annual tourism marketing conference, represented the archipelago in this important travel source market last week. With travel from New York to the Seychelles now only one stopover away, at least when traveling with Emirates or Air France – and also with some other airlines – the visibility of the islands was substantially raised in the New York and east coast market place.

The delegation emphasized the option for safari travelers to eastern Africa to add an island holiday, connecting in Nairobi with Kenya Airways, or from Southern Africa with the nonstop flights offered twice a week from Johannesburg by Air Seychelles.

The participants expressed their satisfaction with the market reaction and are now looking forward to showcasing the archipelago at ITB, which just began in Berlin, Germany.