French Minister Marie-Luce Penchard, the Minister responsible de l’intérieur, de l’outre-mer, des collectivités territoriales et de l’immigration, in the French government, met and discussed tourism in the Indian Ocean and the new partnership with La Reunion Island with Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, as she toured Top Resa 2011, the French Tourism Trade Fair in Paris.
Alain St.Ange met with Minister Marie-Luce Penchard together with Mr. Didier Robert, President de la Region La Reunion, as she visited the tourism trade fair.
Mr. Didier Robert explained to the minister the excellent working relationship between Seychelles tourism and that of La Reunion, and that the two islands were set in working for the consolidation of their working partnership. Alain St.Ange explained to Minister Penchard the sales pitch being developed with the green of La Reunion and the blue of the Seychelles depicting the spectacular mountains of La Reunion and its volcano with the warm turquoise blue seas of the Seychelles lapping its clean and white sandy beaches.
Seychelles has entered a new era in cooperation with La Reunion following the signature of an agreement in Paris at the same Top Resa Tourism Trade Fair where Mr. Didier Robert and Mr. Alain St.Ange met with Minister Marie-Luce Penchard.
It must be noted that France remains the main tourist market for Seychelles.