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Tuesday, 07 April, 2015, 17 : 00 PM [IST]

Seychelles Tourism Board conducts FAM trip for Indian travel agents

dr_christian_goke.jpgSeychelles Tourism Board recently organised a familiarization (FAM) trip for travel agents from Mumbai to create an understanding about the destination and establish relations for the travel trade with the private sector in Seychelles, stated a release. Representatives from travel companies including Cox & Kings, Indiana Travels, Erawan Travels and Vacations Exotica were part of the trip.

Commenting on the initiative Sherin Naiken, CEO, Seychelles Tourism Board, said, “We are seeing a steady increase in tourist arrivals from India. A major part of the credit can be attributed to our Indian travel trade partners for understanding the uniqueness of Seychelles islands and promoting the same to the traveller. We will continue to educate and support them through initiatives like FAM trips, trainings and roadshow."

During the trip the agents explored the four islands of Mahé, Praslin, La Digue and Curieuse.Creole Travel Services hosted the group on their Robinson Crusoe excursion to the uninhabited island of Curieuse. Mason’s travel and 7 Degrees also supported the tourism board for the same.

dr_christian_goke.jpgLubaina Sheerazi, Head-Blue Square Consultants, Seychelles Tourist Office-India, said, “The tour operators group who participated in the FAM trip loved the islands and are upbeat about its potential to become a sought after family, honeymoon, adventure, eco-tourism and wellness holiday destination for the Indians. They are impressed with the diverse islands, their gorgeous secluded beaches, rare flora & fauna, adrenaline pumping activities, delicious cuisine and friendly people. Seychelles is an unbelievably hassle-free destination with visa on arrival and gratis and direct flight from Mumbai.”

The group enjoyed the hospitality of Constance Ephelia, Constance Lemuria, Savoy Resort & Spa, Banyan Tree and Four Seasons. The agents also visited MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa, AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa, Crown Beach, Eden Bleu, Glacis Heights Villa, Double Tree by Hilton Seychelles-Allamanda Resort & Spa on Mahe Island. On Praslin they visited Raffles Resort and on La Digue Le Relax, Le Domaine de Le Orangeraie and Chateau St Cloud.
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