The 2016 edition of the Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria will be held from the April 22 to 24, and for the first time, there has been overwhelming support by the island’s businesses.
Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, joined Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the island’s Tourism Board, to say thank you to the Seychelles tourism trade and also to the business community for the great support for this year’s edition of the Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria. “It is the first time that so many tourism players, large and small, and also the island’s business community have come forward to offer assistance for the coming Carnaval International de Victoria,” said Minister St.Ange and Miss Naiken.
“We were overtaken by the small hoteliers who arrived at our offices with their financial contributions as much as we were pleased by the support by the larger members of the Seychelles tourism trade. This support by individual hoteliers and other tourism trade players was further increased by the support received by the island’s business community. It is clear that the visibility Seychelles gets and continues to get through such an event has been recognized by our industry,” said Miss Naiken.
This year, the press conference ahead of the carnival will take place on Thursday, April 21, and will coincide with the film premiere of the new 3-D Aldabra film. This press conference will also be the opportunity for those who have supported the event to mingle with the 125 press and media houses flying into Seychelles to cover the carnival.
Twenty international delegations are flying into Seychelles to parade alongside the Seychelles floats. The international delegations will have all the best and most-followed carnivals, namely: Brazil; Notting Hill of the UK; Dusseldorf Carnival of Germany; Italy Carnival; Indonesia Carnival; and for the first time, the France Carnival and the Cologne Carnival of Germany.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) . For more information on Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange, click here.