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Published on : Thursday, June 15, 2017
The Seychelles Tourism Board is however quite positive that the agreement will bring easiness to the travelling experience of the Chinese choosing to holiday in Seychelles. Nevertheless, Air Seychelles’ “HM” code will be added to Etihad Airways’ daily service between Abu Dhabi and Beijing respectively.
The codeshare agreement will be effective from 14th June, 2017. This will provide a kind of one-stop connection between Seychelles and Beijing, through Abu Dhabi. Twice-daily flights connect Abu Dhabi to Seychelles through Air Seychelles and partner airline Etihad Airways. To quote Roy Kinnear, Chief Executive while making the announcement, ‘our new codeshare route with Etihad Airways provides guests with convenient travel options to Beijing and reinforces the strong political and economic relations between Seychelles and China.’ Kinnear further added that Air Seychelles along with tourism partners is working day and night to improve the number of Chinese travelers.
To quote him, ‘For instance, this codeshare will support the Seychelles Tourism Board’s recent roadshow in China by providing travel agents with new booking options to Seychelles.’ To add more to it, the Seychelles Tourism Board has been all geared up to intensify its marketing initiations for Chinese market following the introduction of the destination’s 2017 strategy for the Asian nation in May this year. Stress is being given on travel enthusiasts with special focus on visitors from the first-tier cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen respectively.
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