The Seychelles Tourism Board has been accepted as a member of the United States Tour Operator Association, USTOA. Through this membership, the Seychelles’ tourism marketing body seeks to establish strategic relationships with key organizations within the travel trade community in North America.

USTOA was created in 1972 by a small group of California tour operators, with the aim of having a unified voice to protect the traveling public, as well as to represent the interests of tour operators. The membership will hence allow the Seychelles Tourism Board to connect with these industry leaders that represent top destinations and suppliers from around the world.

The Seychelles Tourism Board Director for Africa & the Americas, David Germain, who spearheaded the initiative to have the membership application processed and approved, said benefits to Seychelles include participation in all events organized by USTOA throughout the year.

“Through publications, meetings, conferences, discussions, and exhibitions, the Seychelles Tourism Board will be able to stay up to date on the latest travel industry research, gain market intelligence and travel trends in North America,” said Mr. Germain.