Barely three days after the Seychelles Tourism Board received a carnival sponsorship donation of fifty thousand rupees from the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority, it was the Seychelles International Business Authority that has now come forward with a valuable contribution of twenty thousand rupees towards the financing of the 2012 edition of the “Carnaval International de Victoria.”
Presenting the check to the Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, the Business Development and Marketing Officer of the Seychelles Investment Business Authority (SIBA), Ms. Melissa Adam, said that this “contribution is for the success of the Carnival 2012.”
Accepting the check in the presence of the Deputy Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Mrs. Elsia Grandcourt, Alain St.Ange has thanked Ms. Adam for the continuous commitment, which SIBA shows towards the financing of the carnival and said that “alone, the Seychelles Tourism Board would not be able to organize this event without the collective efforts of all local partners.”
For the first edition of the “Carnaval international de Victoria,” the Seychelles International Business Authority Chief Executive Officer, Steve Fanny, presented a check worth fifteen thousand rupees to the Seychelles Tourism Board.
The presentation ceremony of the check for the 2012 edition of the “Carnaval International de Victoria” was held at the Seychelles Tourism Board headquarters at Bel Ombre.
After the ceremony, Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, used the occasion to appeal to the business community of Seychelles to look at the importance of the carnival for the islands. He said that it was a PR success that it has raised the visibility of the islands right across the world. “Seychelles depends on tourism, which is today the pillar of its economy. It is, therefore, important for everyone to rally to make such events as the island’s carnival the success it deserves to be, because every business entrepreneur benefits when the Seychelles economy is booming. This is more than just a matter of social responsibility, it is more a matter of putting your money where your mouth is,” Alain St.Ange said.