The nine-person press delegation traveling on Etihad Airways’ inaugural flight to the Seychelles was hosted to a Creole dinner by the Seychelles Tourism Board. Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Tourism Board, accompanied by his Deputy CEO, Elsia Grandcourt; Julie Muirhead, the Manager of the Seychelles Tourism Board’s Dubai Office; and Nada Abdulmajid from their News Bureau, were joined by Kelsey Paquin, Etihad Airways Manager Corporate Communications, and Heba El Imam, the Etihad Airways Head of Arab Media Relations, to host the press delegation at the traditional Marie Antoinette Creole Restaurant in Victoria.
Alain St.Ange said, as he welcomed the press delegation, that they were at home, and he invited them to discover Seychelles at will. “We have nothing to hide, we have no ‘NO GO’ areas; we are sure that after your stay here, you will all be overtaken by the beauty of our islands and that you will become true ambassadors of Seychelles,” Alain St.Ange said.
“Seychelles is but four-and-a-half hours form the UAE, and we believe we remain a close friendly neighbor of the UAE. We have no visa requirements for any nationality, and we remain the ideal holiday break for the Middle East residents. Seychelles is a country with perpetual summer and where one can enjoy the turquoise blue seas that lap our white and clean sandy beaches all year round. So enjoy Seychelles and tell the world about our beautiful country,” Alain St.Ange said as he presented each member of the press delegation with a press pack and a limited edition of the “Seychelles Enters the World of Carnivals” nook.
The Creole delicacies at the Marie Antoinette Restaurant were the ideal welcome for the press delegation who had flown in earlier in the day on Etihad Airways’ inaugural flight to Seychelles.