Roadshows propel Seychelles back in action for the South African market

Roadshows propel Seychelles back in action for the South African market


Roadshows launch Seychelles back in action on the Southern African market (Forimmediaterelease. net) From the prestigious Oakfield Wedding Expo at the end of January, the Seychelles Tourism Board’ s (STB) workplace in South Africa attended the Vacation Expo and the World Leisure Vacation roadshow last week.

The Oakfield Expo is dubbed the Gauteng’ s favorite bridal show exactly where high-quality exhibitors attend, and married couples get to meet South Africa’ ersus leading wedding specialists in the stunning and romantic gardens of the Oakfield Farm.

Located in shut proximity between Johannesburg and Pretoria, the Oakfield Farm is one of the majority of sought-after wedding venues, and based on the Seychelles Tourism Board’ s Supervisor for South Africa, Lena Hoareau, it had been an excellent backdrop to promote the location.

“ It was an attractive venue, with stands both within and outside in the magnificent landscapes, which set the stage to get a different atmosphere, as opposed to the usual huge exhibition centers. We had a hectic two days with lots of serious and authentic inquiries, ” she added.

“ I am happy to understand that some of the queries have in fact converted into firm bookings after I handled base with the partnering tour providers a few days after the show. ”

The following weekend, the Seychelles Tourism Board moved to the heart associated with Johannesburg for South Africa’ t biggest travel fair – the particular Travel Expo. The expo is definitely organized by the Flight Centre Take a trip Group, one of the largest travel shops, pushing sales for Seychelles in the South African market.

Over 100 travel exhibitors had been present at this year’ s expo, presenting exclusive deals for the 2 days.

From domestic in order to international travels, visitors hunted the very best deals on offer as they booked their particular next holiday and in some cases, their honeymoon vacation.

The island destinations had been a hit on that weekend, as well as the Seychelles stand was always complete with consumers getting all the information these people needed in order to make the ultimate decision associated with where they should go.

“ We always like showing at Travel Expo, because it is filled with buzz and excitement as customers try to find the best deals of the weekend break. Once they are happy with a particular offer, they can book then and right now there at the show itself. With several of the particular island destinations offering attractive packages, all of us get a lot of questions as to why somebody should go for Seychelles and not one more island like Zanzibar or Mauritius, ” said Mrs. Hoareau.

“ Such queries enable us to talk about Seychelles’ uniqueness and exactly what it has to offer as opposed to its rivals. And I am glad to say it had been another successful expo for us, and registered several bookings in the post-expo days. ”

Correct out of the Travel Expo, STO SOCIAL FEAR took to the roads for the Globe Leisure Holidays roadshow, starting off along with 2 workshops in Johannesburg then Pretoria, Durban, and Cape City.

Mrs. Hoareau stated over 500 agents attended the particular 4-city roadshow, and it allowed any office to present Seychelles’ products to a lot of brand new agents. Other exhibitors were places, resorts, and hotels offered by Globe Leisure.

STB contributed a table with Air Seychelles on this roadshow, as the airline discussed its services and network, with all the highlight being the introduction of the new Durban flights starting on March thirty.

“ This yearly roadshow allows World Leisure in order to introduce all its products in the Indian native Ocean [region], and it is an excellent platform for us to capture the particular hundreds of travel agents, increasing their own awareness on Seychelles. The course format allows you to have one-to-one connection with agents, and you are able to answer their particular questions then and there while you do your presentations, ” stated Mrs. Hoareau.

The particular tourist office continues with its appointments of marketing activities as it focuses on the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences plus Exhibitions (MICE) segment next week using the Meetings Africa (MICE) Fair within Johannesburg and the wedding/honeymoon niche with all the NWJ Bridal Fair in Durban.

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