In Paris, the incoming Director General of the Tourism Department’s Destination Marketing Division Mrs. Bernadette Willemin said enthusiastically that the news has been very well received by the destination’s French tourism partners. “Excellent news indeed and the new measures are very positive and have been very well received. It will definitely bring back some confidence on the market amongst the travel trade and help to secure new reservations for Seychelles, whilst securing some forward bookings for the second half of the summer holidays. For us, it is reassuring in that we have a higher convergence expectation rate for our forthcoming promotional activities/efforts.”
Air France is set to resume air services to Seychelles as of October with two direct, non-stop flights per week. The flights will operate out of CDG airport over the winter season every Thursday and Saturday, from October 23, 2021 – March 26, 2022, and depart Mahé on Fridays and Sundays. Seychelles remains accessible from France through other airlines serving the destination, namely Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian and Turkish Airlines via their respective hubs.