South African Tourism has announced the launch of an exclusive airline ticket campaign to India in partnership with Air Seychelles. The campaign will run for a month between July 25 and August 25, 2022, offering return tickets on the Mumbai-Johannesburg route for just INR 38,148. The trip will be valid from July 25, 2022 to January 31, 2023. Air Seychelles is also offering an additional 20% off the base fare for consumers who use promo code 00G4S51T. At a time of rising fuel prices and air fares, this value-driven offering from the tourism board is expected to significantly support and encourage the growing visitation of Indian tourists to South Africa.
Through this targeted digital campaign, South African Tourism hopes to engage with millennials, childless dual-income households and Indian families. The campaign will showcase the value-friendly propositions offered by Rainbow Nation, allowing travelers to splurge more on wellness and experiences while saving on airfares. This conversion campaign is an extension of the More & More campaign launched by the tourist board earlier this year and will entice consumers to make their travel bookings with direct calls to action.
Earlier this year, the tourism board set out a strategic roadmap to achieve a 64% increase in Indian visitor numbers in 2022. With over 11,274 Indian visitors traveling to South Africa between January and April 2022, the tourist office is well on its way to exceeding these targets.
Speaking about the partnership, Neliswa Nkani, Hub Head – Middle East, India and South East Asia, South African Tourism said, “It has been heartwarming to see the Indian travel fraternity respond positively and welcome the unique adventures, experiences immersive and only-activities in South Africa that we featured through the More & More campaign. We are excited to launch this transaction-focused campaign in India and are confident that consumers and businesses will see immense value in these transactions as they continue to plan their adventures in South Africa. This ticket price of INR 38,148 makes South Africa an affordable long-haul destination for Indian travellers. This fare is also available for Indian tour operators on the Air Seychelles website.
Charles Johnson, Commercial Director of Air Seychelles, said: “We are delighted to partner with South African Tourism to once again offer affordable airfares and encourage tourism for Indians wishing to travel to South Africa. Strategically located directly between the two countries, Air Seychelles offers the fastest connection between India and South Africa. We also offer connectivity with the same aircraft, allowing a stress-free connection to Mahé in just 60 minutes. We look forward to increasing the frequency of our flights from Mumbai as demand continues to improve.
India is now the sixth largest international source market and one of the top three target markets for South African tourism globally, as Indian travelers are resilient and adventurous. Travelers from India to South Africa are NOT required to produce a full vaccination certificate or a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test at this time.