New opportunities for tourism were presented by Maxim Behar, Honorary Consul of the Seychelles, representatives of the Seychelles Tourist Board, and Irena Georgieva, Deputy Minister of Tourism in Bulgaria
Sun, endless beaches, paradise views, authentic culture, relaxing sounds and exotic food brought summer back to the ATRIUM, if only for one day – Seychelles in all its charm was presented to media and tour operators at a special lunch. The event was hosted by Maxim Behar, Honorary Consul of Seychelles.
“Our goal is to help even more people to touch this earthly paradise – Seychelles is increasingly accessible to Bulgarians and always hospitable,” he said.
Among the special guests at ATRIUM Event Hall were Irena Georgieva, Deputy Minister of Tourism, and representatives of the Seychelles Tourist Board – Bernadette Villemin, Director General “Destination Marketing” and Lena Hoaro, Marketing Director for Russia , CIS and Eastern Europe, as well as Emrecan Inancer, Turkish Airlines General Manager for Bulgaria.
From left to right: Emrecan Inancer, General Manager for Bulgaria of Turkish Airlines, Bernadette Villemin, General Manager of Destination Marketing of the Seychelles Tourist Board, Maxim Behar, Honorary Consul General of Seychelles in Bulgaria, Lena Hoaro, Marketing Director for Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe of the Tourist Board of Seychelles, Petar Stoyanov, General Director of Luxutour.
“Seychelles is undoubtedly one of our partners in tourism with whom we want to develop our relations and deepen the opportunities for fruitful cooperation in the future as well. Seychelles is a preferred destination for high-class tourism and is a clear example of a valuable tourist product that some of the best Bulgarian tour operators are developing and promoting. I believe that wonderful foundations for our cooperation have already been laid, because many Bulgarians know the destination with its best advantages. I am convinced that the efforts of Maxim Behar, as Honorary Consul General of Seychelles in Bulgaria, for the development of our bilateral relations will bring wonderful results in the future as well,” said Irena Georgieva, Deputy Minister of Tourism.
Irena Georgieva, Deputy Minister of Tourism in Bulgaria
During the lunch, the latest and most interesting opportunities for Bulgarian tourists in 2023, how to travel faster and safer and the special conditions for the Bulgarian market were presented.
“We are happy that Bulgaria has become one of the key tourist markets for the Seychelles. The flow of Bulgarian tourists continues to increase both because of the beautiful nature and because of the various water attractions and authentic culture. We believe that an exotic destination can offer unforgettable experiences for everyone, and direct flights will greatly facilitate their journey there,” said Bernadette Villemin, Director General Destination Marketing of the Seychelles Tourism Board.
From left to right: Bernadette Villemin, General Manager of Destination Marketing of the Seychelles Tourist Board, Irena Georgieva, Deputy Minister of Tourism in Bulgaria, and Lena Hoaro, Marketing Director for Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe of the Tourist Board of Seychelles
The dates of the three direct flights from Bulgaria to the Seychelles (Sofia-Mahé with a technical stop in Djibouti) in 2023 have also been announced:
- 20.01.2023 – 28.01.2023
- 25.02.2023 – 05.03.2023
- 18.03.2023 – 26.03.2023
As Maxim Behar pointed out, you can leave in the evening and the next day you are at the beach.
“It is very important for us to be part of the good relations of the two countries and to help the further development of the tourism sector. Our goal is to fly from Bulgaria to the Seychelles every day by 2024.”
– Emrecan Inancer, General Manager for Bulgaria of Turkish Airlines.
Seychelles is 115 islands spread over three archipelagos with a population of around 90,000. The last, the 116th island, Eden Island, was built recently and is connected to the main island of Mahe by a bridge. Only luxury houses, marinas and entertainment venues are located on it.
“Almost any of the inhabited islands of the Seychelles are wonderful for a week or two’s holiday,” said Maxim Behar.
The presentation of the numerous possibilities for a holiday in the Seychelles ended with a lunch presenting the culinary specialties of the country.