Discussing the Tourism Board’s new A1-sized poster map at the World Travel Market in London, Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Tourism Board, said that the year-round, hot temperature that the visitors to the Seychelles enjoy, is because the islands are virtually on the equator. “Today we are being referred to as the islands of perpetual summer with pure white sandy beaches and clean and clear turquoise blue seas. This is the privilege of mid-ocean tropical islands,” Alain St.Ange said.
The launch of the new Seychelles Tourism Board Map coincided with the discovery that, according to the book “Island Africa” by Jonathan Kingdon, Seychelles was once situated at the epicenter of Gondwanaland, the ancient supercontinent that began to break apart 150,000,000 years ago.
Alain St.Ange explained that as the continents began to drift apart to claim, over time, their present positions, the Seychelles islands continued to occupy a central position on the world map, which is the case today.
With increasing interest being shown in Seychelles as a tourism destination and a center for financial services, Seychelles’ central position in world geography carries many benefits in terms of existing in a time zone whose working hours overlap with those of major financial centers and, in terms of air access, being only one stop from anywhere on the planet.