Seychelles Tourism Board successfully completed destination trainings in Surat and Nagpur in the month of September, 2018. The workshops were conducted to engage a new set of tour operators who have the potential to promote the destination and equip them with information and details about Seychelles.
The events were attended by 25-30 companies in both cities which included a destination presentation followed by question and answer and networking sessions. While the training was conducted by Ms. Shakambri Soni from the Seychelles Tourism Board, Ms. Neeti Bhatia, GM-Marketing and PR at Blue Square Consultants orchestrated the networking sessions ensuring quality meetings.
Seychelles has seen a steady growth in inbound tourism from India with more than 10,000 passengers till September 2018. India is the top 6th source destination for Seychelles and is seeing an increase in traffic from tier two cities of India.
Commenting on the success of the workshops Lubaina Sheerazi, COO, Blue Square Consultants, Seychelles Tourist office India said, ‘The workshop format is a great way of engaging many new and upcoming agents in any city, it gives a common platform for all to get information and support from the tourism board. Limiting the presentation to around 30 companies ensures good one to one interaction between the tourism board representative and invited operators and leads to more serious business meetings between the two. Seychelles is now a choice of destination for target audiences beyond honeymooners and metro cities and penetration into tier two cities through this format provides a larger stage to initiate and nurture quality B2B interaction.’