Seychelles bags ‘World Routes’ top tourism honour


The annual World Routes meeting in Abu Dhabi, the most important global event to bring airlines, airports and related service providers together, ended yesterday in the capital of the United Arab Emirates with a big bang for the Seychelles, which got recognized for their tremendous efforts in promoting this event, and back in July the Routes Africa meeting held on the archipelago’s main island of Mahe, which broke all prior attendance records for the Africa conference. At the gala dinner, in front of over 2.500 guests from around the world, was Seychelles announced the winner of this prestigious award, ahead of several other fancied destinations.

The Seychelles delegation was led by the Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St. Ange and comprised the Chairman of the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority Capt. David Savy, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board Elsia Grandcourt, senior marketing executive Amy Michel and STB’s copywriter, accomplished author Glynn Burridge. They were all present when collecting the coveted tourism prize in recognition of the Seychelles Tourism Board’s excellent track record in recognizing the importance of the golden triangular approach of airlines, aviation authorities and tourism boards in advancing tourism. Seychelles was also recognized for its innovative marketing and public relations approach, which in past years has turned into an unstoppable juggernaut of media attention and marketing blitzes around the world, promoting a truly unique product. Seychelles, truly Another World.