PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN SEYCHELLES TOURISM AND EMIRATES EXTENDED
(Posted 28th April 2017)
Emirates has earlier this week 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 by Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations for Africa and Sherin Francis, Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board.
‘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 before adding: ‘We are thankful for the support we receive from the Seychelles Tourism Board. We look forward to achieving even more together and strengthen our support to the destinations‘.
Various joint activities will be developed under the agreement, such as attendance of tourism trade shows and fairs, trade familiarisation 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 Mrs. Sherin Francis, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board.
In June 2015, Emirates increased its capacity to the Seychelles, when it switched from the Airbus 330-200 used on one of the two 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 1722 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.
In East Africa does Emirates serve Entebbe once a day, will from June onwards fly three times a day between Dubai and Nairobi and also flies daily to Dar es Salaam.