‘Spirited’ to Paradise |30 September 2023
Spirit World Productions celebrates 16 years of Israeli charters to Seychelles
This week, Seychelles’ travel and tourism industry has been abuzz with excitement as it celebrates the annual Tourism Festival, which took place from September 23 to 30, 2023. The week-long Tourism Festival in Seychelles coincides each year with World Tourism Day on September 27.
The theme of this year’s Tourism Week festivities was ‘Bridging the Past and the Future’ – a theme which was particularly poignant for Spirit World Productions, who this week celebrated the 16 year anniversary of its inaugural charted flight to Seychelles on September 26, 2007.
Working closely with Seychelles’ longest-operating DMC, Mason’s Travel, Spirit World’s charter flights have pioneered Seychelles as a sought-after holiday destination for Israel’s discerning travellers. Since the maiden chartered flight touched down in Seychelles in 2007, these bi-annual charter flights have welcomed well-over 10,000 visitors to the destination and paved the way for Seychelles’ growing popularity among Israeli holiday-makers.
This influx of Israeli tourists to the destination has injected a substantial economic boost into the country with travellers typically indulging in lavish stays at five-star hotels and personalised itineraries that encompass captivating excursions to Praslin and La Digue.
Mason's Travel, as the steadfast local partner of Spirit World Productions for over two decades, plays a pivotal role in organising Israeli visitors' accommodations, seamless transfers, and enriching excursions.
Alan Mason, managing director of Mason's Travel, shared his sentiments on this journey of growth, stating, “It's been immensely rewarding to witness the evolution of the Israeli market over the past 16 years, and we feel very proud to know that Mason’s Travel and Spirit World have played a crucial role in developing the market to what we see today. The demand from this destination has grown to the point where it can now support regular direct flights, serviced by Air Seychelles. Yet we continue to receive hundreds of bookings each year for Spirit World’s chartered holidays, demonstrating the persistent demand for curated and authentic island experiences, crafted by knowledgeable tour operators.”
Spirit World Productions is an Israeli travel company that combines entrepreneurship and innovation with years-long experience in curating bespoke travel experiences for the adventurous traveller. With a reputation for designing custom luxury incentive trips and independent travel experiences to exotic destinations, Seychelles has been a natural fit for its clientele. Thousands of Israelis travelling with Spirit have already explored Seychelles’ unforgettable locales while enjoying luxurious transport and authentic island experiences.
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