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Seychelles-Emirates Tourism : Partnership agreement

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Seychelles-Emirates Tourism : Partnership agreement

Promoting Seychelles as a premier tourist destination

Seychelles Tourism and Emirates, a leading carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), reaffirm their commitment to boosting tourist flows through the airline’s extensive network.

According to Tourism Seychelles, the marketing arm of the Ministry of Tourism, a memorandum of understanding was signed by the two parties at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai on May 10, 2024. Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for West Asia and the Indian Ocean, and Sherin Francis, Principal Secretary of the Tourism Department, sealed the agreement.

Francis stated : « The renewal of the partnership reflects our shared vision and commitment to continually working together to promote the destination. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Emirates for its ongoing support ».

Ahmed Khoory emphasized the airline’s dedication to promoting Seychelles to its clientele, emphasizing its status as a key leisure destination in the Emirates network since 2005. « Our partnership to promote tourism to Seychelles dates back to 2013, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to supporting its tourism industry », he added.

During the event, Seychelles Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde, highlighted Emirates’ crucial role as a key ally, noting its significant market share in the industry. He thanked Emirates for its partnership, acknowledging its positive impact on the visibility and accessibility of Seychelles. The Minister also expressed excitement for future collaborations, aiming to leverage Emirates’ expertise to strengthen Seychelles’ global tourism reputation.

The agreement includes a series of mutually beneficial initiatives aimed at bolstering trade and tourism, including participation in trade shows, familiarization trips, exhibitions, and workshops.

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