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Watch: New Seychelles Islands video impresses at World Tourism Market

London, England and Victoria, Seychelles | November 15, 2014, Saturday @ 12:12 in Business » TOURISM | By: Hajira Amla | Views: 3634
Watch: New Seychelles Islands video impresses at World Tourism Market

Although a great variety of activities exist for all types of holiday-makers to the Seychelles, the islands are still ideal for the ultimate romantic getaway (Seychelles Tourism Board)

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(Seychelles News Agency) - The Seychelles Islands had a brand new look at this year’s World Travel Market in London, United Kingdom as the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) launched a new official destination video, along with updated information brochures and a new website.

According to a press statement from the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the new marketing materials were presented to tourism stakeholders and the press, along with some island-style Takamaka Bay cocktails, at the Seychelles’ WTM stand.

Speaking at the launch, the Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St Ange, said that the new video explores Seychelles through fresh eyes.

“Today, Seychelles is one of the destinations that is most talked about on the tourism market, and the interest to travel to our islands is greater than ever before,” said the minister. “We needed to match up that interest, that excitement out there, and to let people know who we are and what we have to offer.” 

The STB's new Seychelles Islands...Another World destination video included scenes from many of the archipelago's most picturesque islands (Seychelles Tourism Board) Photo License: All Rights Reserved

The Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Sherin Naiken, said the new tools would help the STB and the local trade to better market the destination.

“The Seychelles tourism profile has changed a lot since the last video was done seven years ago,” she said.

“Today, the destination is more vibrant, more exciting, and we have introduced so much more activities for our travelers. All these have been well covered in the video, brochure, and website.”

The professionally-shot video features the best of Seychelles scenery, holiday activities, nature and local culture, all set to a pleasantly beguiling Creole soundtrack.

The perfect romantic escape: whether it's honeymoons or free-spirited weddings on the beach, the Seychelles is still the ideal destination for couples (Seychelles Tourism Board) Photo License: All Rights Reserved

Diving, para-sailing, zip-lining, fishing, sailing, beach weddings, eco-tourism, and golf are just some of the many activities featured in the video to demonstrate Seychelles versatility as the ideal destination for many different types of tourists.

STB has been hard at work with tourism operators and hotels in recent years to offer a greater range of activities for people travelling with children, adventure-seekers, nature-lovers and sports enthusiasts, and it seems their efforts have paid off.

The video also highlights the many varieties of fresh produce and fish available for the islands’ best chefs to whip up into the most mouth-watering dishes, waiting to be devoured after a long day on the beach.

The video shows some of the close encounters visitors to the islands can experience (Seychelles Tourism Board) Photo License: All Rights Reserved

“As for our new destination brochure, our brief was to create a smaller brochure that would be cheaper to produce and distribute, and which drills down to the needs of the consumer by providing useful information, maps, and important contact details,” said St Ange.

The new website, which also has a more up-to-date look and feel, features tools to allow potential visitors a closer look at the destination, such as 360-degree virtual tours and interactive maps of all the accommodations, attractions and restaurants in Seychelles.

According to ministry officials, the new marketing collaterals were welcomed by the UK trade and press, and said the Seychellois tourism operators appreciated the effort that had been put into creating attractive, modern, and user-friendly materials that responded to the demands of the trade and consumers.

Spectacular beach sunsets and the erotically-shaped coco-de-mer nut have fascinated visitors to the islands since the archipelago was discovered (Seychelles Tourism Board) Photo License: All Rights Reserved

 Watch the brand new Seychelles Islands... Another World destination video here: 

The brand new STB destination video which made its debut at the World Tourism Market in London this month (Seychelles Tourism Board/YouTube Video) Video License: All Rights Reserved

 

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