Seychelles prepares strategy for upcoming World Travel Market 2010


Several members of Seychelles tourism trade, who soon will be leaving for London to attend the upcoming 2010 World Travel Market (WTM), have met with the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) to discuss the strategy for this year’s trade fair. The 2010 WTM will be held in London from November 8-11, and this year it will be attended by a 25 Seychelles tourism companies.

Leading this delegation, will be the Secretary of State, Ambassador Barry Faure, in his capacity as chairman of Seychelles Tourism Board, alongside the tourism board’s chief executive officer Alain St.Ange and other Europe- and UK-based representatives of the Tourism Board, Bernadette Willemin and Fiona Lane, recpectively.

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The delegation will be comprised of representatives of Air Seychelles, 7° South, Banyan Tree Seychelles, Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino, Cerf Island Resort, Coco de Mer Hotel, Castello Beach Hotel, Creole Travel Services, Coral Strand Hotel, Denis Island Resort, Desroches Island, Dhevatara Beach Hotel, Enchanted Seychelles, Eden Island, Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, Labriz Seychelles, Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie, Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove, La Reserve Hotel, Le Relax Hotel, Seychelles Connect, Paradise Sun Hotel, The Sunset Beach Hotel, and Mason’s Travel.

Addressing the participants, who had gathered for the meeting that was held last week at the Tourism Board head office in Bel Ombre, CEO of the Tourism Board and eTurboNews ambassador Alain St.Ange said that this year WTM would be an important one for Seychelles. “The Tourism Board has fully established its representation in the UK, and all that has to be done now is to set working partnerships with its various tour operator partners in motion,” said Mr St.Ange.

A cocktail ceremony has been organized for the first day of WTM, where UK tour operators and press have been invited to meet with participants from Seychelles’ tourism. The Seychelles Tourism Board will be using that opportunity to present UK-based members of the “Friends of Seychelles – Press” with their membership certificates.