Emirates Airline will support the Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria for the third year running. The event will take place in the archipelago in February 2013.
“We are pleased to support the Seychelles in this major event for yet another year. We recently announced two additional flights to the archipelago. These two announcements demonstrate our clear commitment to support the tourism industry of the Seychelles,” stated Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ Senior Vice-President, Commercial Operations, West Asia & Indian Ocean.
“We see ourselves as partners of the Seychelles, and it is indeed a win-win partnership for both parties. Working with the Ministry of Tourism and the Seychelles Tourism Board has been fruitful,” added Mr. Khoory.
Alain St. Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, on his part said that his Ministry and the Seychelles Tourism Board are appreciative that Emirates has again come forward to claim its position as the Partner Airline of the annual Indian Ocean Vanilla Island’s “Carnaval International de Victoria.”
“Seychelles entered into the World of Carnivals after the President of the Republic, Mr. James Michel, had personally launched the Seychelles Brand of Tourism. Seychelles wanted to see the inclusion of its population into activities that brought our visitors and our people out into the street together so that they get to know each other and live this magical feeling of islands where harmony and racial harmony is but a way of life,” said Minister St. Ange.
“The Carnaval International de Victoria is staged annually under the banner of the melting pot of cultures, a banner so appropriate to Emirates as they showcase through their cabin crew the diversity of nationalities and how peoples of the world can co-exist. We thank Emirates for making it possible to fly the press in large numbers for the annual carnival of carnivals in the middle of the Indian Ocean. We also thank them for creating awareness around the carnival across the world through their in-flight magazine,” Minister St. Ange added.
The Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria will be held over a three-day period in February 2013. It will become a focal point for representatives from the world’s most famous carnivals who will be invited to the islands to take part in this exciting international event.
PHOTO (L to R): Mr. Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ Senior Vice-President, Commercial Operations, West Asia & Indian Ocean & Minister Alain St.Ange, Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture