SEYCHELLES TAKES ROUTES AFRICA DESTINATION MARKETING AWARD
(Posted 09th July 2013)
Few had any doubts of the outcome of this contest, when the Seychelles were crowned winner of the annual Destination Marketing Award by Routes Africa, which ended this morning in Kampala with final presentation to the delegates by Kenya Airways and FastJet after three days of lively deliberations, a range of topical presentations and 4 panel sessions covering key topics. B2B meetings between airlines, airports, aircraft manufacturers, tourism boards and service providers were in such demand that they continued through the break times and beyond the set timeframe, testament to the growing importance of the Routes meetings for the African aviation industry.
The announcement of the Seychelles taking to top destination marketing honours was made by Nigel Mayes, Vice President of UBM Aviation Routes, during the UCAA and Air Uganda hosted gala dinner night at the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, where the lakeside setting under palms and the soft evening breeze made a perfect fit of location and recipient.
Elsia Grandcourt, the outgoing CEO of Seychelles Tourism Board, assisted by Glynn Burridge and Amy Michel, took to the stage to claim the prize for her country, as the three represented STB at the Routes Africa Conference they hosted in 2012.
Congratulations to the entire team, those present and those who will wake up to the good news back home at the Bel Ombre offices of the Seychelles Tourism Board, for this outstanding accomplishment.