Emirates Renews Commitment to Seychelles at Expo 2020

Emirates Renews Its Commitment to Seychelles at Expo
Emirates Renews Its Commitment to Seychelles at Expo

Emirates signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Tourism Seychelles at Expo 2020. While this agreement once again demonstrates the airline's commitment to the island-nation, it also lays the groundwork for joint ventures to promote trade and tourism to the country.

The MOU was signed by Ahmed Khoory, Emirates' Senior Vice President of Western Asia and Indian Ocean Commercial Affairs, and Sherin Francis, Chief Secretary of Tourism Seychelles Tourism Department. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in the presence of Sylvestre Radegonde, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, and Adnan Kazım, Emirates Commercial Affairs Director.

Among the names attending the signing ceremony were Orhan Abbas, Senior Vice President, Far East Commercial Operations, Abdulla Al Olama, Regional Manager Commercial Operations, Far East, West Asia and Indian Ocean, Oomar Ramtoola, Indian Ocean Islands Manager, and Western In addition to Silvy Sebastian, Business Analysis Manager responsible for Asia and the Indian Ocean, Bernadette Willemin, Tourism Seychelles General Flight Destinations Marketing Manager, and Noor Al Geziry, Tourism Seychelles Middle East Office Manager, from the management team of Tourism Seychelles.

Ahmed Khoory, Emirates' Senior Vice President, Western Asia and Indian Ocean Commercial Relations, said: “Emirates has established strong ties with Seychelles since 2005 and this island-nation is trying to present a very important market to us. continues. This agreement signed today is the clearest indication of our commitment and support to this island-nation. We thank our business partners for their uninterrupted support and wish our successful business partnership to grow even more.”

Sylvestre Radegonde, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, made the following comments: “Emirates Airline has supported Seychelles continuously and without breaking its stable line, and we are grateful to them for this support. Therefore, I would like to let you know that we will continue to support this year in the hope that next year will be a better one for both Seychelles and Emirates Airline.”

The memorandum of understanding outlines activities that are beneficial to both parties in order to revive the country's commercial and tourism activities, including trade fairs, trade show trips, exhibitions and workshops.

Emirates began commercial operations in Seychelles in 2005, and the company currently operates daily flights to this island-nation with wide-body Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Emirates became the first international airline to relaunch passenger services to Seychelles in August 2020, coinciding with the country's reopening to international tourism. Since January 2021, Emirates has delivered approximately 90 million flights to this island-nation from more than 43.500 destinations, including high-end markets such as the United Arab Emirates, Germany, France, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Russia, Belgium and the United States. It carried XNUMX passengers.

Emirates has safely resumed its flight operations over Dubai to more than 120 destinations within its global flight network. The airline is among the leading companies in the industry with its innovative products and services such as comprehensive health and safety measures applied at every step of the journey, contactless technologies at Dubai Airport, generous and flexible reservation policies, and multi-risk travel insurance, which is a first in the industry.

📩 09/11/2021 12:26

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