Minister's delegation to sister island
Seychelles delegation has successful working visit in La Reunion
A Seychelles delegation led by the island’s Minister for Internal Affairs, Transport, and the Environment, Mr. Joel Morgan, returned to the Seychelles after a successful working visit in La Reunion.
Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, with the Board’s Senior Marketing Executive, Sharen Venus-Tomking, and Marketing Executive Juliette Albert, formed part of the Minister’s delegation to the sister island of La Reunion.
Addressing the Seychelles evening at the Creolia Hotel in St. Denis, Minister Joel Morgan said that Seychelles and La Reunion were more than only neighbors. “Seychelles and La Reunion are linked by history with many Seychellois having transited in La Reunion before settling in Seychelles then part of the French Territories,” Minister Morgan said.
Minister Morgan also spoke about his meeting with the La Reunion authorities and the French Minister on a working mission in La Reunion.
Alain St.Ange said when he took to the floor that he wanted to say thank you to La Reunion, to the tour operators, travel agents, and to the press for their support of Seychelles. “We have this year doubled our visitor arrival numbers from La Reunion, and this is because of your continued support. We also thank Mr. Gerard Etheve and his team at Air Austral for standing by Seychelles,” Alain St.Ange said.
The evening saw the Waki Band of La Reunion perform, as well as a fashion show before the presentation of air tickets and holiday packages for two couples to holiday in Seychelles following a game show on the popular La Reunion radio station.
The Seychelles delegation met with their La Reunion counterparts led by Pascal Viroleau, the Director of the IRT (La Reunion’s Tourism), and also hosted a Seychelles thank you evening for the La Reunion Tourism trade and press. The Seychelles delegation also met and discussed cooperation between the two Vanilla Islands of the Indian Ocean with Mr. Didier Robert, the President of the La Reunion region.