Tourism Ministers from South Africa, Madagascar and Seychelles meet during carnival

Tourism Ministers from South Africa and Madagascar took the opportunity to meet with the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture while in the islands for the annual carnival.

Derek Hanekom, the Minister of Tourism of South Africa; Roland Ratsiraka, the Minister of Tourism of Madagascar; and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture and their tourism heads made time during the 6th Edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria in the Seychelles for them to meet to discuss cooperation and tourism.


The Tourism Ministers of South Africa and Madagascar were both leading their country’s own delegation at this year’s edition of the carnival dubbed the “United Nations Gathering of Culture.”

Safety and security was discussed as well as strengthening possibilities of two or three destinations as options for long-haul travel into the Africa region.

The Madagascar Minister flew into Seychelles but days after taking over the tourism portfolio and wanted to be seen to be a supporter of the cultural event that is placing the Indian Ocean region on the tourism map of the world. It was at this meeting that Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles confirmed to his South Africa counterpart that he will be personally leading his country’s delegation to INDABA, the Tourism Trade Fair of South Africa which is to be held in Durban in the coming week.

Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) . For more information on Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange, click here.