- The agents, accompanied by the Tourism Seychelles representative for Spain and Portugal, toured the capital, Victoria, to discover cultural monuments and heritage sites.
- The whole experience not only improved their knowledge to better sell the destination, but also affected them personally.
- It will be an advantage when they promote the destination to their customers.
Organized in partnership with Qatar Airways, Constance Hotels and Resorts Seychelles and with the support of business partners in Seychelles, the 5-day visit, which took place in early October, aimed to increase the visibility of the destination.
The eight agents accompanied by Mónica González Llinás, Tourism Seychelles representative for Spain and Portugal, made a tour of the capital, Victoria, to discover cultural monuments and heritage sites. Venturing further afield, they visited the UNESCO World Heritage Site Vallée de Mai in Praslin as well as island cruises. Throughout their meetings with various partners during their short visit, the Spanish agents were treated to a taste of famous Seychellois hospitality.
“After doing the virtual promotion of Seychelles to our Spanish partners, it was finally great to introduce them to our destination in person,” commented Ms. González Llinás, saying the experience was one of the agents, inspired by the exceptional beauty of the islands and the welcome they received will always be remembered and will help them when selling a vacation to the destination.
She thanked the partner hosts Qatar Airways, the resorts of the Constance Ephélia and Lémuria group, and the destination management companies Mason’s Travel, Creole Travel Services and 7º South who offered a range of products and services to make the trip event a success.
“We thank our partners for welcoming the agents. The whole experience not only improved their knowledge to better sell the destination, but also affected them personally, which we believe will be a benefit when they promote the destination to their customers ”, said Ms. González Llinás.
“There has been an increase in interest in travel to the Seychelles since March 2021, when Spanish residents were given the green light to travel to the archipelago,” Ms. González Llinás added, noting that 2,296 visitors were have traveled to Seychelles from Spain so far. This year. The source market generated 4,528 arrivals in 2019.