One of the leading newspapers of Kenya, “The Star,” has come out with nothing less than praise for the Carnaval International de Victoria, the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival hosted this year by Seychelles and La Reunion Islands.
Kader Miller from the Cape Town Box in Cape Town traveled to Seychelles with an impressive delegation of musicians to participate in the 2012 Carnaval International de Victoria that is staged annually in the Seychelles, and they did their country proud was the assessment by press from the world over.
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.
The Carnival International de Victoria, hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion in Seychelles, was this year passing the clear message that both these tropical islands supported and promoted sustainable tourism.
A Samba Queen and their group of dancers took center stage at the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival and thrilled the thousands of islanders who lined the streets of Victoria to watch the carnival’s opening ceremony and the carnival procession. The spectacular samba dancers were a highlight as soon as they moved on stage with loud screams from the general public.
The mid-ocean island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean, a co-organizer of the “Carnaval International de Victoria” that is staged annually in the Seychelles, used their carnival parade to showcase their culture and diversity of their people.
A Chinese delegation of 27 people in total are set to arrive in Seychelles this week to participate in the annual Carnaval International de Victoria in the Seychelles. It has now been confirmed that 14 of them will depart from Beijing on February 27, 2012, and 13 will depart from Beijing on March 2, 2012.
A group of ten members of the German press landed in Seychelles on Monday just ahead of the official launch of the island’s 2012 Carnaval International de Victoria. The group of German press is in the Seychelles as part of the support for the carnival in Seychelles by DERTOUR, the big German tour operator.
The Madagascar Tourism promotional organization has confirmed that they will be participating at the 2102 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival that takes place annually in the Seychelles. Madagascar, along with Seychelles, La Reunion, Mauritius, Mayotte, and Comoros are part of that India Ocean Vanilla Islands promotional concept aimed at placing the Indian Ocean Islands as a tourism region in its own right.
The organizers of the 2012 Carnival in Seychelles have confirmed that Michael Quinn & the Bourbon Kings, known country western artists from the USA, will be in Seychelles for the carnival.
Carnival banners have started to go up in Victoria and other artifacts are expected to go up during the course of the days to come it was confirmed from Victoria.
The Seychelles Tourism Board has received much-needed financial support from the island’s Civil Aviation Authority during a short ceremony in Victoria.