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Seychelles at ITB 2012

Seychelles at ITB 2012

The Seychelles Tourism Board is heading an important delegation of Seychelles hoteliers and DMCs (Destination Management Companies) to Berlin for the 2012 ITB, Europe’s biggest and most important tourism trade fair.

The Seychelles private sector representatives forming part of the Tourism Board’s delegation remain those interested to work with the board to develop and consolidate the German and European markets for Seychelles.

The Seychelles delegation is headed by Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board. He is accompanied at ITB 2012 in Berlin by Elsia Grandcourt, his Deputy CEO; Bernadette Willemin, the Board’s Director for Europe; Edith Hunzinger, the Seychelles Manager for Germany, Austria&Switzerland; Christive Vel, the Seychelles Tourism Attache to the UK; and Sue Schneider, from the Seychelles Germany Office.

The following Seychelles private sector tourism professionals will be at ITB 2012 in Berlin: Eddir D’Offay&Elza Frichot form Mason’s Travel (DMC), Ash Behari from the Coco de Mer Hotel of Praslin, Nicole Kramer&Paul Van Frank from Fregate Island Private, Sarah Jensen&Patrick Siebel from Desroches Island, Anna Butler-Payette from 7 Degrees South (DMC), Frank Wesselhoefft&Tinaz Wadia from Banyan Tree Seychelles, Ken Choo&Johnette Labiche from Berjaya Hotels&Resorts Seychelles, Danie Davids from Maia Luxury Resort, Janessa Lablache&Richard Weilers from Paradise Sun of Praslin, Alan Mason from Denis Private Island, Maria Eremina&Michael Bell from Hilton Seychelles, Roberto Viviani from North Island, Ahmed Kamal&Imran Azhar from Le Meridien Seychelles, Guillaume Albert&Blaisila Hoffman from Creole Travel Services (DMC), Shamita Palit from Select Seychelles (DMC), Rakesh Rai&Robert Toussaint from Le Relax Hotels, Johnny Kusnadi from Castello Beach Resort of Praslin, Foram Varsani of Cerf Island Resort, Rene Squires of Dhevatara Beach Hotel of Praslin, Marielle Morin&Shadi Karameh from Raffles Praslin Seychelles, Laurent Alis&Daniella Payet-Alis from Seychelles Connect, Clairemonde Cocquet&Emerence Geers from Sunset Hotel Group, Sanjay Nair from Kempinski Seychelles Resort, and Evgenia Boyankova&Denis Verkhorubov from Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel.

The Seychelles participation at ITB 2012 will also see a cocktail at their stand at Hall 20 on Thursday, March 8 at 5:00 pm.


“We have many pre-organized meetings as the Seychelles Tourism Board, and our message to ITB will be - Seychelles is accessible as never before - because of the increase in flight connections to the islands, making Seychelles today but one stop away from any city in the world. Seychelles is also today proud to be able to showcase its range of accommodation establishments that ranges from family owned and managed small guest houses to large hotels and resorts and to the private, exclusive, and boutique-styled establishments. We have it all for every budget and for every pocket,” Alain St.Ange said.