Seychelles brings its warmth to Salon Tourissima in France

by: Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor | copyright: eTurboNews – Travel Industry News – World Travel News

The three-day fair which was held in the largest city at the northern tip of France from January 27-29, 2023, focuses on adventurous holidays, activities at sea, and outdoor recreation such as camping and hiking for family, friends and even couples, which is the ideal target audience for potential business.

Ms. Myra Fanchette, Senior Marketing Executive from the International Marketing Section, represented Tourism Seychelles alongside Mrs. Maryse Williams, who represented Silver Pearl Tours & Travel.

Speaking after the event, Ms. Fanchette said that visitors had many queries about the destination, where they mainly enquired about the different activities, other than its beautiful beaches, that can be done in Seychelles for different age groups.

France secured its spot as one of the top three source markets to Seychelles last year with 44, 393 arrivals by the end of December 2022. In their continuous effort to maintain destination momentum, Seychelles’ participation at the Salon Tourissima served as the perfect opportunity to put Seychelles back in the minds of potential holidaymakers for the new year.

Tourissima is the biggest travel show in Northern France, attracting visitors from France and the neighboring country Belgium, which is less than 30 minutes away by train.

Seychelles lies northeast of Madagascar, an archipelago of 115 islands with roughly 98,000 citizens. Seychelles is a melting pot of many cultures which have commingled and coexisted since the first settlement of the islands in 1770. The three main inhabited islands are Mahé, Praslin and La Digue and the official languages are English, French and Seychellois Creole.

The islands reflect Seychelles’ grand diversity, like a great family, both large and small, each one with its own distinct character and personality. There are 115 islands scattered across 1,400,000 sq km of ocean with the islands falling into 2 categories: 41 “inner” granitic islands that form the backbone of Seychelles’ tourism offerings with their wide suite of services and amenities, most of which are readily accessible through a selection of day trips and excursions, and the remoter “outer” coral islands where at least an overnight stay is essential.

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