Seychelles Tourism Board staff visits tourism establishment in the inner island

Published on : Friday, December 20, 2013

seychellesThe Seychelles Tourism Board is forging ahead with its agenda of knowing the product it is selling in the Inner Islands of Praslin and La Digue, by sending a group of staff to experience such establishments first hand.

The Seychelles Tourism Board’s employees were introduced to the many hotels and guests houses available for visitors on both Praslin and La Digue over the weekend.

Among those taking part in the trip were representatives from the Marketing section, Information Offices as well as Public Relations.

“We are hoping that as the staff get to experience the tourism establishments first hand, it will arm them with the necessary knowledge needed to sell them to those who visit the stalls the Tourism Board erects at its many tourism fairs,” said the Seychelles Tourism Board Chief Executive Officer, Sherin Naiken.

“Once they know what the clients should expect in the many tourism establishments, our representatives will be more convincing to our prospective clients,” she explained.

Although it was a new experience for some of the Tourism Board staff taking part in the first familiarisation trip to the inner islands, many of them say it was a fruitful one as they talked to many trade partners.

“This trip was a real eye-opener for me, as tourism trade representatives – who deal with the clients on a daily basis gave me insight to what they believed the clients were looking for when they came on holiday in Seychelles,” said PR Coordinator, Alexandria Faure.

It was a full schedule for all those involved as they had to visit over 20 establishments over three days. Among those visited were the big hotels such as Dhevatara Beach Hotel and Spa, Le Duc de Praslin and Raffles Praslin resort on Praslin. La Digue, they visited mainly guest houses such as Hibiscus and La Digue self Catering. The only big hotels on the list for that island were Domaine de L’Orangeraie and Patatran hotel.

The second batch of staff from the Tourism Board landed on Praslin very early last Friday to continue learning more about the other tourism establishments found both on Praslin and La Digue.
Source: Seychelles Tourism

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