MOU Signed With Asian Geographic Magazine Group
Seychelles strengthens ties with Asia
John Thet, the Publisher of Asian Geographic Magazine, said that he was happy to be associated with the Seychelles for their Festival of the Sea and assured Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, that his group of publications would be serious and dedicated partners for Seychelles.
John Thet and Alain St.Ange have signed a memorandum of understanding to make the Asian Geographic Magazine and their group of publications the Official Partner Publication for SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea. The signing ceremony took place in Singapore on the center stage at the ADEX 2011 Dive Show, which this year again centered on the enjoyment of the underwater riches but with conservation of these riches as well.
Alain St.Ange on his part thanked John Thet and the Asian Geographic Group for accepting to become the official publication for SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea. "We wanted to bring our SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea to the attention of the world and to those who enjoy and appreciate the unlimited beauty of the underwater world. We needed a serious partner to do that, and when Myrna Michel, the Seychelles Regional Tourism Director for Asia and Australasia, confirmed that the Asian Geographic Group of publications had agreed to become our partners and our festival's official publication, we were just thrilled," Alain St.Ange said.
This memorandum of understanding provides for ongoing dessimination of information by the Asian Geographic Group about SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea and the participation of the Asian Geographic Group at the Seychelles Festival of the Sea. It must be noted that representatives of the Asian Geographic Group of Publications visited Seychelles during the island's March carnival of carnivals and covered this unique event staged by Seychelles for the world at large. The Asian Geographic representatives also took time when in Seychelles to see for themselves the underwater world of the mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles.
"This partnership with such a respected Asia and Australasia based publication group comes for us at the perfect time. The Seychelles have only very recently been recognized by Asia and Australasia as their 'it' destination for vacations, and the support we will now receive from this recognized publication will bring more visibility for the Seychelles Islands," Alain St.Ange the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board said.
The Seychelles Islands also won the Prestigious Award for the "Best Tourism Experience Destination" during the Singapore's 2011 ADEX Dive Show.