Vanilla Islands join hands with Turkish Airlines to promote the destination in Eastern Europe


(Posted 13th April 2017)

Turkish Airlines and the Vanilla Islands organised a roadshow in Eastern Europe in order to develop sales for flights leaving from the region.

From 03rd to 06th of April a delegation composed of around twenty tourism professionals from Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Réunion came, in turn, to Sofia in Bulgaria, Belgrade in Serbia and Ljubljana in Slovenia.

This event was a follow-up to the roadshow organised a few months ago in Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic, which has already paid off in terms of tourist arrivals.

At each stop, nearly 80 travel agencies and tour operators, selected by the airline company, met up with their partners in the Vanilla Islands.

According to the participants, this new promotion event was very encouraging.

Fatih Mehmet Kursun, the general manager of Turkish Airlines for the Indian Ocean said, ‘There is a keen interest in the region, which is tangible. Our company has put special fares in place to attract clients from the countries visited. Tour operators are committed to developing sales because the area around the Vanilla Islands meets the expectations of their clients‘.

Pascal Viroleau, Director of the Vanilla Islands, also expressed his satisfaction when he said: ‘We have firm partnership requests from tour operators and reservations from the countries visited are up by more than 13%. The presence of professionals and hotel groups is no coincidence. They want to benefit from this expansion‘.

About the Vanilla Islands

The Vanilla Islands is an organisation that promotes the Indian Ocean islands: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion island and Seychelles

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