The Seychelles islands are going after their share of the Chinese market with the tourism board and its partners participating at the International Tourism Expo of China for the 3rd year running.
A tourism delegation comprising members of the Seychelles Tourism Board and its partners who remain serious in wanting to work with the Tourism Board to develop a stronger presence in the market were in attendancve.
The Seychelles Tourism Board is being represented at ITE by its Chief Executive Officer, Elsia Grandcourt; the Regional Manager, Jean-Luc Lai- Lam; and Senior Marketing Executive, Stephanie Lablache; and supported by partners Air Seychelles, Head of Sales, Cindy Vidot ([email protected]); Creole Travel Services, Business Development Manager, Rose Sham ([email protected]); Masons Travel, Marketing Coordinator, Hilda Camille ([email protected]); and Berjaya Hotels&Resorts, Director of Sales&Customer Service,Eric Lee ([email protected]).
Together they are representing Seychelles at ITE, which started on June 13 and will end on June 16.
This year is the 27th edition of ITE, Hong Kong’s only international fair and one of the earliest established in Asia covering mainland China, particularly southern China.
Covering both corporate travel and MICE, as well as attracting over 600 exhibitors from over 50 countries and over 6,000 travel agents and tour operators, ITE is the prime venue to further penetrate the Chinese market and attract potential holiday makers of the region and beyond, as over 80 percent of its exhibitors are from outside Hong Kong.
This year at the Seychelles stand, a wheel of fortune was introduced whereby trade and public participants stand to win a round-trip to the Seychelles, including accommodations, transfers, and excursions, as well as a Coco de Mer and other giveaways. This was to attract more visitors to the Seychelles stand and to furthermore increase the database of the region. The prizes were sponsored by local partners, namely Air Seychelles, Berjaya Hotels&Resorts Constance Hotels&Resort, Creole Travel Services, and Masons Travel.
“China is one of our fastest-growing markets and with our national airline, Air Seychelles, direct through service into Hong Kong with a short layover inAbu Dhabi, the Seychelles Tourism Board will be adding its presence in the market in order to serve Hong Kong and the surrounding regions,” said the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board.
“There are prospects, and I personally think that with more visibility, Seychelles could be a new venture for the Asians as they are continuously looking for new exciting destinations,” said Ms. Sham from Creole Travel Services.