Robert Walshe is a true professional. The Seychelles Tourism Board worked with him in 2012 on one of the new projects to re-launch Seychelles on the Irish market and the output of his work was amazing. In fact, we can proudly say that we got so much coverage from his press trip to our islands which is to date still bringing positive results for the destination. Robert spent one week in the Seychelles and provided coverage for not only the destination but also the partner hotels and the places and islands he visited. We got a wonderful programme on the Q Radio Network and coverage for six consecutive weeks in River Newspapers on the island of Ireland. All partners have expressed their satisfaction at the exposure given to them and they are willing to have him back anytime that he so wishes to work with the destination again. In January 2013, Seychelles ran a three-week promotion on the Q Radio Network and again this was extremely successful. By now, we have come to learn that Robert is a perfectionist and would not settle for anything less in his work. He is a fantastic travel writer with great writing skills and also an extremely talented broadcaster.The Seychelles Islands have found a true friend in Robert Walshe and we did not hesitate to appoint him as a ‘Friend of Seychelles – Press’ in November 2012. This means that he now belongs to the exclusive group of journalists from around the world who know Seychelles very well and who is passionate about the islands. We would be happy to have Robert back anytime.