A team of Seychelles Tourism and the private sector attended the ILTM in Cannes last week with a tailored message to the tourism sector that the Seychelles is well placed and equipped to offer luxury packages to visitors in an exclusive and serene environment.

The private-sector participants represented the upmarket properties available on the archipelago and the diversified message, of course different from the main tourism trade shows, was that luxury seekers will find what they are looking for on the Seychelles. Already on arrival are exclusive helicopter charters available from the international airport to the respective luxury resorts, often set above secluded beaches offering the finest cuisine, spa treatment centers, and a variety of entertainment fit for the proverbial kings, which clients with deep pockets surely are these days.

The attendance of ILTM concluded the annual tourism trade fair program set up by the Seychelles Tourist Board, while the schedule for 2010 will be finalized at the annual marketing meeting in January, where both public and private sector will brainstorm and agree on the way forward under the theme: Consolidating the Seychelles Tourism Industry.