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CEO of Seychelles Tourism Board interviewed on African television

Jun 26, 2011

Robert Shivambu of eNews TV Africa caught up with Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, as he transited Johannesburg in South Africa on his return leg back to the Seychelles from attending the SADC Tourism Ministers Meeting in Livingstone in Zambia.

Robert Shivambu, the Producer/Writer of eNews Africa, personally conducted the interview for two consecutive TV News Program on Seychelles as a holiday destination, on the island's admission to RETOSA and on its election on the RETOSA's Executive Committee and its Marketing Committee. Alain St.Ange took time to bring out the unique selling points of the Seychelles as a safe and unique tourism destination.

"We are safe; we have unique attributes because of our diversity of islands and of the diversity of our people that makes us even more special. As South Africa promotes itself as the rainbow nation, we can safely say that we live as the rainbow people, and we do not have any 'NO GO' areas in Seychelles, as we remain as safe and as clean as it comes," Alain St.Ange said.

"Seychelles is also a disease-free, mid-ocean island nation with NO VISA requirements for any nationality. "We practice the policy of 'Friends of All and Enemies of None,' and if you are our friends, we cannot then get you to apply for a Visa to visit us," Alain St.Ange said.

The Seychelles Tourism Chief also took time to re-emphasize the commitment of the Seychelles vis-a-vis regional integration and for the need for Africa to work with Africa if the African continent is to become strong. He spoke abouth the Seychelles "Carnaval International de Victoria" that will be held once again from March 2-4, 2012 and invited African countries to use that venue to showcase their own unique selling points, their culture, and their people alongside the world's best carnivals.

"We will continue to guarantee press coverage of the unique event in Africa, which is now refered to as the only carnival of carnivals in the world. We assure participating countries that their participation will be well documented and promoted to the world," Alain St.Ange said.

CEO of Seychelles Tourism Board interviewed on African television
Alain St.Ange (L) being interviewed by Robert Shivambu (R) / Photo from Seychelles Tourism Board

Source: Seychelles Tourism Board

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