Korea has honeymoon appeal

There are many places in the world that can be referred to as hot honeymoon destinations, and the Seychelles is definitely courting the top of such a list.

More and more, especially since newlyweds Prince William and Catherine jetted to the islands for their honeymoon, Seychelles is in the limelight for honeymoon travel.

Such a trend is building up in Korea which is one of the strongest secondary markets for Seychelles.

The Koreans view the islands as not only the place to unwind while being surrounded by glistening waters, tropical palms, and beautiful sandy beaches, but it is one which will leave lasting memories.

At the Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA) held in Seoul last month, Seychelles could have been the most exciting destination of the show, as its romance appeal attracted a lot of visitors to the stand.

The Seychelles Tourist Office in South Korea confirmed that the awareness and popularity of the destination keeps increasing on that market, as more people show interest.

The Seychelles stand was highly appreciated at KOTFA, as it showed the enviable beauty of the islands, as well as a replica of the Seychelles giant tortoise. The latter created a stir, as did the coco-de-mer nut, which Seychelles promoted as the fruit of Eve, which brings luck when you touch.

Seychelles also hosted a “Seychelles Survival Quiz” where five “survivors” were rewarded each day of the show.

Besides their presence at the show, the tourist office in Korea also ran a busy program of PR events and trade promotions for the trade and media, in a bid to further expose the destination and create awareness among the people who sell it.

To further confirm Seychelles’ successful presence at the show, the destination won the Best Booth Design Award for the second year in a row.

The office said after the trade fair that KOTFA has helped immensely to promote the destination to the Korean mass market and that Seychelles should participate every year until such time that it is satisfied that the islands are well-established in that market and the numbers are showing even healthier growth.