Invitation to Seychelles carnival extended to attendees of African tourism events


The three-man Seychelles delegation attending the meeting of SADC tourism ministers and 46th RETOSA conference in Livingstone, Zambia, used the opportunity to interest even more African countries to attend their next islands’ “Carnaval International de Victoria,” due to be held in Seychelles between March 2-4, 2012.

The CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Alain St.Ange; David Germain, Regional Tourism Director for Africa; and the board’s Copywriter and Tourism Consultant, Glynn Burridge; who were attending the meeting to present Seychelles’ case to become a member of RETOSA, were also drumming up interest for the 2nd edition of Seychelles’ carnival, during their visit to the African continent.

Alain St.Ange made the invitation part of his address to the RETOSA Board, stating: “It gives me great pleasure to extend an invitation to you, one and all, to participate in the 2nd edition of the Seychelles ‘Carnaval International de Victoria’ due to be held in Victoria in the Seychelles between March 2-4, 2012, and to show your solidarity and support for an African event that has already captured not only the world’s attention but also its imagination by being refered to as the unique carnival of carnivals.”

St.Ange added, “RETOSA, which is the regional tourism association for Southern African countries, provides a natural forum for interaction with our African partners, and we were not about to miss this opportunity to invite them to the carnival and gain increased participation from our African neighbors.”