Emirates has today renewed its global marketing agreement with the Seychelles by extending the Memorandum of Understanding with the Seychelles Tourism Board.
The MoU was signed on the sideline of the region’s largest travel trade event, Arabian Travel Market (ATM), by Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations for Africa, and Sherin Francis, Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board.
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Sherin Naiken, Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations for Africa, extending the Memorandum of Understanding in presence of Mr. Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine
“Our relationship with the Seychelles is very important to us. Our success on the route to the island destination is the result of relentless efforts by all parties. Our joint activities have been fruitful, and this can be demonstrated by the fact that we operate a double-daily service to the Seychelles,” said Mr. Abbas.
“We are thankful for the support we receive from the Seychelles Tourism Board. We look forward to achieving even more together and strengthen[ing] our support to the destinations,” he added.
Various joint activities will be developed under the agreement, such as attendance of tourism trade shows and fairs, trade familiarization trips, product presentations and workshops.
“It is always a pleasure to be able to renew this relationship with one of our airline partners. Connectivity is key to the development of our destination, and we are very grateful for all the marketing support given by Emirates throughout the year. I am looking forward to another fruitful year of collaboration,” stated Sherin Francis.
In June 2015, Emirates increased its capacity to the Seychelles when it switched from the Airbus 330-200 used on one of the 2 daily services to a larger Boeing 777-300ER. The introduction of the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER, which operates as flight EK 705 from Dubai and as EK 706 on the return flight, increased the overall capacity on the route by 1,722 seats per week and made the route an all-Boeing 777 operation.
Emirates connects the Seychelles to Dubai, and onwards to over 150 other destinations in the Middle East, Asia, Australasia, the Americas and Europe with multiple daily connections.
PHOTO: Sherin Naiken, Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations for Africa, renewing the MoU agreement to further boost inbound tourism to the Indian Ocean islands of Seychelles.