Following a meeting between Minister St.Ange and Mr. Bouali on Reunion Island, an MOU was signed on Thursday, August 11, between Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Azzedine Bouali, the President of the Federation Reunionnaise du Tourisme, at the Ministry of Tourism and Culture at ESPACE Building in Victoria in the Seychelles.
Discussions between Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and Mr. Azzedine Bouali, the President of the Federation Reunionnaise du Tourisme, that took place on the sidelines of the last Ministerial Meeting of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands which was held but a week ago in St. Denis, La Reunion, has moved existing cooperation between the two Indian Ocean islands even closer than ever.
This latest MOU makes provision for Information Office Staff exchanges between the two islands as well as working together for the development of a new approach for the “meet and greet” for cruise ship arrivals and also at airport arrivals. The MOU will also be paving the way for discussions by the islands through their Vanilla Islands Organization for music bands to have the opportunity to perform on cruise ships when they are in the Indian Ocean region. Witnessing the signing ceremony of this latest inter-island MOU, was Minister Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture; the French Ambassador in Seychelles H. E. Lionel Majeste-Larrouy; PS for Tourism Anne Lafortune; and Pascal Viroleau, the CEO of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands.
This MOU, as was stated by CEO Sherin Naiken and Azzedine Bouali, the President of Federation Reunionnaise du Tourisme, confirms staff exchanges between the Federation Reunionnaise du Tourisme of La Reunion and the Seychelles Tourism Board, among many other areas of inter-island cooperation.
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