In a bid to woo Indian and Chinese tourists to Seychelles, SriLankan Airlines on Thursday launched its inaugural service to the Indian Ocean archipelago nation.
Soon after the inaugural ceremony Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Alain St Ange said “It is very important for us to reach out to major (tourism) source markets like India and China.”
According to reports, this year, till date, over 7,000 Indian tourists have visited Seychelles and this new venture is expected to add to these numbers.
Comprising of 115 islands, Seychelles is an exotic destination for tourists.
Alain St Ange said Seychelles wanted Indians not only as tourists and for holding weddings but also for film shooting.
“We want to work with Air India and Jet Airways in other domestic routes in India as well,” he added.