After a very successful familiarization trip with Emirates Holidays agents in the GCC in January 2014, another trip was organized last month with the top-selling agents booking through EKH for Seychelles in collaboration with Seychelles Tourism Office Middle East and Emirates Holidays.
The 5 day trip has equipped the agents to experience the product/destination first-hand so they can adequately sell it to their clients by visiting different hotels, discovering activities catering to different segments and exploring the tourist spots among many others.
FAM participants explored Mahe and Praslin and stayed at the Raffles Praslin Seychelles, Kempinski Seychelles Resort and Constance Ephelia Resort. The mode of transportation through Cat Cocos between the main islands offered the group a good perspective of Seychelles to offer an Island Hopping Experience.
Part of the trip was also to experience the food ranges from International Cuisine and Creole which is a fusion of French, Indian and Chinese cultures and offers the subtlety and innovation of French cuisine as well as the spicy flavours and exotic culinary combinations of the East across a fascinating spectrum of textures, tastes, colours and ingredients.
“Having the top-selling agents gave us an opportunity to further increase their destination knowledge and to produce more. To experience the product is one of the most effective methods to entice the clients as they can passionately share their experience and advise which product and services will be suitable for each segment. We will continue to arrange Fam Trips along with our partners in the region as this serves as a valuable tool,” said Ahmed Fathallah, Regional Manager, Seychelles Tourism Office, Middle East.
Site inspections were made at the Banyan Tree Seychelles, Maia Luxury Resort, Savoy Hotel Resort, Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove, DoubleTree by Hilton Allamanda, Constance Lemuria Resort, Le Domaine de La Reserve and the newly opened Enchanted Island Resort.
This FAM was a good platform as well since Emirates Airline has announced to commence the double daily flights from October 28 this year, increasing the existing 12 scheduled flights to 14.