A new region has arrived, proclaimed Alain St.Ange, the tourism minister of Seychelles, on Monday, October 7, in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the 2013 Routes World Summit. Seychelles, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoros, Mayotte, and Maldives are now collectively called the Vanilla Islands.
Hawaii and the Caribbean are historical proofs that islands belonging to a group are more prominent collectively than as single entities. As tourism destinations, both Hawaii and the Caribbean are strong markets today because the “come discover our islands’ approach has worked out well. The islands in the Indian Oceans have rightfully taken notice.
Taking advantage of our eTN 2.0 set-up at the Routes summit in Las Vegas, Minister St.Ange sat down with me to talks about the growing pains, the benefits, the future, the plans for the newly-identified tourism region, which will be managed by the Vanilla Islands Tourism Organization. Sand and sea with a safari twist and then some is a fun way to describe the Vanilla Islands. Watch the video below to find out if you are ready to discover “Vanilla.”
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