SEYCHELLES – LEADING CRUISE DESTINATION, LEADING TOURISM BOARD AND LEADING INDIAN OCEAN AIRLINE
(Posted 08th July 2017)
Destination Seychelles has done it again and won big at the World Travel Awards Ceremony held in the Maldives resort of Sun Aqua Vilu Reef this evening.
The archipelago was named as the Indian Ocean’s leading cruise destination and the Seychelles Tourism Board once again took the honours as the leading tourism board in the region.
That not enough did national airline Air Seychelles also take four awards home including the one as the ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline‘ for the third consecutive year.
The carrier also picked up awards for ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Business Class‘, ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Cabin Crew‘ and, for the first time, ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Brand‘.
The awards were presented to Air Seychelles at a gala ceremony held in the Maldives that was attended by a delegation of senior management led by the Chief Executive Officer, Roy Kinnear.
Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marines, congratulated the flag carrier, saying: ‘We are delighted that Air Seychelles has continued its winning streak at the World Travel Awards, picking up the title for leading airline in the Indian Ocean for the third year running. Our flag carrier has taken many strides forward over the past year, connecting Mahé to new international markets and bolstering its domestic operations in the archipelago. Its success illustrates how far a boutique airline can go when it has a strong vision and a team committed to success‘.
Jean Weeling-Lee, Chairman of Air Seychelles then added: ‘Winning four World Travel Awards is an outstanding achievement for the talented people of Air Seychelles, who work hard to provide the best travel experience possible for our guests. Every year Air Seychelles is growing its operations, improving its products and services, and delivering strong results for the tourism-based economy of Seychelles. Our success at the World Travel Awards underlines the strength of the business strategy and the core values that guide Air Seychelles‘.
Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles concluded: ‘Clinching four accolades at the World Travel Awards is the crowning moment of what has been an incredible year for Air Seychelles. To win the four World Travel Awards is simply phenomenal and makes me extremely proud of our team at Air Seychelles. We operate in an extremely competitive environment and very often outpunch our weight compared to many larger operators. We will continue to stay focused on service improvements developing a sustainably profitable airline and offering opportunities for career progression within the airline. Winning these awards would not have been possible without our people or the strong support of our shareholders, the Government of Seychelles and Etihad Airways‘.
Congratulations to Team Seychelles, Air Seychelles and the many other award winners from the islands which will be published in coming days.