Tourism Seychelles Shines at FITUR 2024, Inspiring Global Tourism’s Dynamic Growth

image courtesy of Seychelles Tourism Ministry

The 2024 edition of FITUR witnessed an impressive gathering of 9,000 companies from 152 nations, featuring a notable count of 806 exhibitors. As the leading global trade fair, FITUR achieved record-breaking figures in terms of participants and visitors, attracting the involvement of 20 additional countries compared to the previous year.

FITUR’s unwavering commitment to fostering business relationships remains a cornerstone, dedicating three exclusive days to professionals and extending opportunities for engagement with travelers over the weekend. Sustainability took the forefront, aligning with the industry’s steadfast commitment to environmental responsibility.

With a turnout of 150,000 professional visitors during the weekdays and an additional 100,000 general public attendees over the weekend, Tourism Seychelles attracted a substantial crowd, generating heightened demand for the destination.

The significance of the Spanish market for Seychelles, closely aligned with Tourism Seychelles’ policy of emphasizing quality over quantity, was highlighted at FITUR 2024. This strategic approach resonates with the discerning Spanish audience, promoting sustainable and authentic experiences.

Expressing enthusiasm for the event, Mrs. Bernadette Willemin, the Director General of Destination Marketing of Tourism Seychelles, shared:

“Environmental, social, and corporate governance responsibility are intricately woven into the proposals offered by Tourism Seychelles throughout the event.”

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Tourism Seychelles takes pride in its collaboration with two major Destination Management Companies (DMCs), namely 7° South, represented by its General Manager, Andre Butler Payette, and Mason’s Travel, led by its Product and Sales Manager, Ms. Amy Michel.

“7° South was proud to exhibit alongside Tourism Seychelles at FITUR in Madrid. Our participation has given us a renewed sense of excitement as we reengaged with our existing partners as well as finding new opportunities allowing us to share the Seychelles experience. Spain and the broader Iberian market are ones which hold unprecedented potential for growth,” stated Mr. Payette.  

Adding on, Ms. Michel shared, “Mason’s Travel was delighted to attend Fitur this year, reconnecting with partners and fostering new relationships amid the rising interest in Seychelles travel. Observing the market’s hunger for Seychelles, they are excited about the anticipated growth fueled by upcoming product launches in 2024, making Seychelles a standout buzzword at the event.”

The collaborative spirit extended to a prominent Cruise Operator, Variety Cruises, actively contributing to the success of FITUR 2024.

Led by DG of destination marketing Bernadette Willemin, the delegation also included Mrs. Monica Gonzalez, Tourism Seychelles’ Madrid-based Marketing Executive, playing a vital role in shaping the future of the global tourism industry.

As a pivotal event in the international tourism calendar, FITUR 2024 mirrored the recent upswing in the national and global tourism industry and is positioned to play a crucial role in consolidating the sector’s momentum throughout 2024.

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Linda Hohnholz