Emirates signs MoU with Seychelles to boost bilateral tourism & trade

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Emirates, the UAE’s largest airline has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Seychelles Tourism Board at Expo 2020, reaffirming its commitment to the island nation and outlining joint initiatives to promote trade and tourism to the country.

The MoU was signed by Mr. Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ SVP Commercial West Asia & Indian Ocean, and Ms. Sherin Francis, Principal Secretary Tourism Department, Tourism Seychelles, in the presence of Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism and Mr. Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer.

Trade shows, trade familiarization trips, exhibitions, and workshops are some of the mutually beneficial activities outlined in the agreement to enhance trade and tourism between the country.

Emirates launched operations in Seychelles in 2005 and the airline currently operates daily flights to the island-nation, utilizing its wide-body Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Emirates was the first international airline to resume passenger services to Seychelles in August 2020, coinciding with the country’s re-opening to international tourists.

Ahmed Khoory
Ahmed Khoory
SVP Commercial
West Asia & Indian Ocean

“Emirates has shared strong ties with Seychelles and the island nation remains a very important market for us. The agreement signed today is a strong testament to our commitment and support to the island nation. We thank our partners for their ongoing support and we look forward to continuing to grow our successful partnership.”

Mr. Radegonde said, “Emirates airline has been constant and steadfast with their support towards Seychelles and we are indeed grateful for that. Therefore, we would like to express our support for the coming year with the hope that it will be a better year for both Seychelles and the airline.”

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