Seychelles Tourism Office Middle East in collaboration with Emirates Airline successfully concluded a press trip, allowing various media representatives to explore and experience the Seychelles Islands.
The media delegation experienced Seychelles Islands’ culture and cuisine, granting them an in-depth understanding of the Seychelles lifestyle and the activities on offer outdoors as well as at properties.
The press trip was supported by The H Resort, Kempinski Seychelles Resort and Banyan Tree Seychelles, all of which are located on Mahe Island.
Commenting on the trip was regional manager, Seychelles Tourism Office Middle East, Ahmed Fathallah: “This trip has truly strengthened the ties between Seychelles Tourism Office Middle East and Emirates Airline. The press people were very pleased with what they have experienced in the Seychelles as they have tried fishing and snorkelling, were taught firsthand how to make a creole cuisine through the cooking lessons, did some yoga and encountered different kinds of fish through the Glass Bottom Boat excursion.
“The group felt the active lifestyle that the Island can offer – a different light to the tranquillity, stillness and relaxed atmosphere Seychelles has been known for. Having this on-hand exposure, they can narrate Seychelles to their viewers on a more personal level,” Fathallah added.
On June 1 of this year, Emirates Airline boosted its capacity to the Seychelles, switching from an Airbus 330-200 aircraft, used on one of the two double-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 1,722 seats per week.