Hilton Worldwide’s newly-appointed Vice President, Operations for Africa&Indian Ocean, Jan Van Der Putten took the opportunity during his recent first visit to Seychelles to meet with the Seychelles Tourism Board and promised his full support in helping to promote tourism and travel on behalf of the country.
The Hilton executive toured Hilton Worldwide’s award winning properties of Hilton Labriz Resort&Spa, the only hotel on Silhouette Island, and Hilton Northolme Resort &Spa, located on the main Seychelles island of Mahe, before meeting with Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister for Tourism&Culture at the his Tourism Ministry.
Hilton Worldwide has enjoyed a presence in the Seychelles for six years and is firmly committed to supporting tourism to the islands. “The Hilton brand name is one of the most recognised in the world and we are dedicated to supporting not only our hotels, but the areas and regions which they serve” said Jan Van Der Putten, “the Seychelles is an important and growing region for us and we will do what we can to assist and collaborate with the Government in promoting the islands to overseas markets.”
“Hilton Worldwide are great advocates for the Seychelles, and we welcome and applaud their all embracing efforts in helping to attract greater numbers of tourists and in generating global interest in the islands.” said Alain St Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism&Culture.
As well as a series of comprehensive source market PR and marketing programmes, Hilton Worldwide hotels are also regularly promoted to the 30 million Hilton HHonors members around the world. Hilton HHonors is one of the largest and most successful hotel loyalty programmes in the hospitality industry.