The Seychelles Ambassador in China, Mr. Philippe Le Gall, has taken up the call for Seychelles tourism to make the islands more visible in China as the Tourism Board increases its presence in that key potential market.
Ambassador Le Gall just gave an interview, which has been published in the Chinese version of Global Times, one of the daily newspapers with the largest distribution in the world. The interview, which has just been published, comes at the right time for the large Seychelles tourism trade delegation traveling to Hong Kong for a tourism marketing function.
Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, said that Ambassador Le Gall has been timely with his interview to the press and comes out just a day before the Seychelles delegation travels to Hong Kong. “We have a delegation of hoteliers and DMCs (Destination Management Companies) traveling with the Tourism Board to Hong Kong who are serious in working to develop that big potential market. Seychelles needs to diversify its tourism markets as it works to regain its traditional European markets. Times have changed, and we need as a country to be proactive in our approach to open ourselves to tourists coming from new countries,” Alain St.Ange said.
Seychelles recently received a special Ethiopian Airlines flight from China and has been receiving regular groups from China through the regular carriers. Several of the local DMCs have been intensifying their efforts on the Chinese market, attracting even honeymooners and those looking to get married in paradise.
Ambassador Philippe Le Gall spoke about the beauty of the Seychelles in his article and spelled out to the Chinese readers that Seychelles is a new destination for them.