A 16 strong member delegation consisting of hotels, airlines and DMC’s in the Seychelles headed by the Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine Alain St Ange and the CEO of the Tourism Board Sherin Francis will shortly be heading to the United Kingdom to attend the World Travel Market exhibition at the Excel in London from the 07-10th November 2016.
The delegation comprises of the following companies and participants – 7 South – Mrs Anna Butler Payette, Creole Travel Services – Mr Guillaume Albert and Ms Blaisila Hoffman, Masons Travel – Mr Lenny Alvis, Air Seychelles – Mr Carlos Antunes and Mrs Christine Ozouf, Coral Strand Smart Hotel and Savoy Seychelles Resort and Spa – Mr Denis Verkhoruvov, Mr Ravil Zaripov and Mrs Katerina Ferguson, Coco De Mer Hotel & Black Parrot Suites – Mr Ash Behari, Berjaya Hotels Seychelles – Ms Wendy Tan, Hilton Seychelles – Mrs Devi Pentamah & Ms Britta Krug, Kempinski Seychelles Resort and Spa – Mr Simone Berti, Eden Bleu – Mr Manuel Policarpo and Ms Celia Ponzo, Raffles Praslin – Mr Joerg Roterberg.
The Seychelles Tourism Board will have its Regional Director Europe – Mrs Bernadette Willemin, Seychelles Tourism Board Manager – UK & Ireland – Ms Tinaz Wadia, Seychelles Tourism Board – Marketing Executive – UK and Ireland – Ms Eloise Vidot, Senior Marketing Executive – STB head office – Ms Stephanie Lablache and Manager – Emarketing – STB head office – Mr Vahid Jacob.
The Seychelles will have its own destination stand covering a space of 100sqm.
This year WTM will be held over 3 days only from Monday 7th November to Wednesday 10th November 2016
Staged annually in London, at Excel, World Travel Market is the leading global travel event for the travel industry – a must attend business to business event providing a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to the UK and international travel professionals. The show provides a unique opportunity for the whole global travel trade to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business
More than 50,000 senior travel industry professionals, Government Ministers, and international press visit WTM each year in November to network, negotiate and discover latest trends and industry opinions.
Now in its 37th year, the event generates more than £ 2.5 billion worth of travel industry contracts.
There has been a gradual increase of figures to the Seychelles from the UK over the past few years with the market indicating a 14% increase compared to same time last year.