Mr. Taleb Rifai, the UNWTO Secretary General, and Mrs. Rifai; and Mr. N. Ousmann, WTO’s Man for Africa, alongside Mr. Anwar Al Hanai, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing; Mr. Kitili Mbathi, the Chairman of Kenya’s Tourism and Mrs. Mbathi; Dr. B. S. Maunganidze, the PS for Tourism in Zimbabwe; and Mr. Aaron Heslehurst, the BBC World News anchor person. joined Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Pascal Viroleau, Head of La Reunion Tourism (IRT), for a dinner to celebrate a successful 2012 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival that was staged by Seychelles and La Reunion in Seychelles.
“It was congratulations all round for this very successful edition of our carnival. Both Pascal Viroleau and myself were touched by the level of appreciation for the event we had co-hosted for the Community of Nations to showcase their own culture, their own people, and the pluses of their own country. We all remain thankful for all the support and enthusiasm for this unique event now called the ‘Carnival of carnivals,’” Alain St.Ange said at the dinner at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Hotel&Casino.
The world descended on Seychelles for the 2012 Carnaval International de Victoria, which is now set to be firmly established on the events calendar of the world.