The participants of the vanilla islands roadshow
Vanilla islands roadshow with Turkish Airlines
The Vanilla Islands Association has created a mission to contribute to the development of tourism in the Indian Ocean, paying special attention to the cruise industry.
Turkish Airlines is increasing its flights to Mauritius and Madagascar and opening new routes to the Seychelles allowing further diversified tourist markets.. With over 290 destinations from Istanbul, Turkish Airlines was recently awarded the title Best European Airline. The company offers a new growth opportunity for the islands of the Indian Ocean.
Therefore, a first joint action is being conducted in Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic. The Turkish Airlines and Vanilla islands roadshow involved Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar and the Seychelles. Nearly 160 tour operators and travel agencies have been connected with hotels, travel agencies and other tourism professionals to showcase their destinations strengths.
The results are already positive, not only for growth rates, which are important in these countries (+ 85%), since the arrival of the airline. It is also looking very promising for bookings in the coming months which have been confirmed with the tour operators.
This action is the beginning of a cooperation between the airline and the vanilla islands. On a win-win partnership they both want to promote the indian ocean region.