Seychelles tourism trade delegation heads to Durban for 2012 INDABA

Seychelles tourism trade delegation heads to Durban for 2012 INDABA

A Seychelles tourism delegation, led by the newly-appointed CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, is set to attend the prominent INDABA trade fair in Durban, South Africa, between May 12-15, 2012.

She will be joined by David Germain, the Board’s Director of Africa, UAE and the Americas; Marsha Parcou, their Regional Manager for South Africa; and Olivia Alvis, their Graphics Designer.

INDABA is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three “must visit” events of its kind on the global calendar. It showcases the widest variety of Southern Africa’s best tourism products and attracts international visitors and media from across the world. INDABA is owned by South African Tourism and organized by Witch&Wizard Creative (Pty) Ltd.
For two years in a row, INDABA has won the award for Africa’s best travel and tourism show. This award was presented by the Association of World Travel Awards.

INDABA is a four-day trade event that attracts well over 13,000 delegates from the travel, tourism, and related industries.

Seychelles private sector companies who are working with the island’s Tourism Board to develop the South African Market and who will also be attending INDABA alongside their Tourism Board include Air Seychelles, represented by Deon Freemantle, the airline’s General Manager ( and head of Sales&Distribution, Cindy Vidot ( Banyan Tree Seychelles will be represented by Tinaz Wadia, Director of Sales, ( and Sheila Banane, Executive Sales ( Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort&Casino will be sending Johnette Labiche, Director of Sales, ( and Sales Manager Erica Tirant ( Representing Creole Travel Services will be Blaisila Hoffman, Sales&Marketing Manager, ( and Marketing Executive Hanifa Morel (; Select-Seychelles’ Marketing&Contracting Manager Shamita Palit, ( will also attend INDABA 2012, as will Raffles Praslin Seychelles’ Director of Sales&Marketing Marielle Morin, (; Evgenia Boyankova, Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel’s Director of Sales&Marketing (; and 7 Degrees South’s Marketing Assistant, Francesca Bonnelame (