The Seychelles received laurels at the Geo Spa Global Spa India Awards by winning the Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Destination – Africa” that took place on April 24, 2019 at the St. Regis Mumbai.
The ceremony was attended by various Indian celebrities, including Indian actresses Shilpa Shetty and Rekha (amongst others).
The award was collected by Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) representative in India, Ms. Lubaina Sheerazi on behalf of Mrs. Sherin Francis STB Chief Executive.
Ms. Sheerazi mentioned that Seychelles remains a preferred destination for the Indian market and receiving this award adds to its prestige image, as a destination everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime.
“We are delighted to receive this recognition for Seychelles, as it speaks volumes about the destination’s popularity among Indians. The Seychelles is a visa free country, now has direct flight connectivity, scenic views, un-crowded beaches and tropical weather throughout the year. The destination also has a romantic ambiance, making it a great destination for Indians” said Ms. Sheerazi.
For her part, Mrs. Francis STB Chief Executive mentioned that receiving the ‘Reader’s choice award for “Best Destination – Africa” is a gesture of trust and confidence, which is largely rewarding for the team.
“It is always an honor and a pleasure to receive an award. I would like to personally thank the readers of Geo Spa Global Spa India, who have voted for the destination. It certainly makes us proud as a destination to know our islands continue to remain top of readers’ minds, in this part of the world. It not only marks the destination as best in its category but also celebrates the joint efforts from the STB team at headquarters, the STB team in India and lastly, all trade partners,” said Mrs. Francis.