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Seychelles Tourism Board and Tourism Office on Reunion Island sign MOU to pave the way for closer cooperation

Seychelles Tourism Board and Tourism Office on Reunion Island sign MOU to pave the way for closer cooperation (Forimmediaterelease.net) The Seychelles Tourism Board and the Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) office have signed a memorandum of understanding for tourism promotion.

The agreement signed between Patrick Serveaux, President of the Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) office and Sherin Naiken, the Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, paves the way for both entities to consolidate existing working partnerships and work on new grounds for cooperation in tourism.

Present to witness the signing were Didier Robert, the Senator of Reunion Island and President of the Regional Council of Reunion Island, and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture.

The agreement makes provisions for the Seychelles Tourism Board to post one of its representatives in the Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) office, promotion of the cruise line industry, and promotion of Seychelles “Secret Brand” for the Reunion Island market, among others. Patrick Serveaux said this agreement is a perfect chance for Seychelles and Reunion Island to work together on mutual grounds of interest.

“We are both islands in the Indian Ocean with great potentials. We need to support each other to move forward and reach our common objectives,” said Mr. Serveaux.

He said the posting of a Seychelles representative in the tourism office will boost the ties which already exist between the two tourism entities. Miss Naiken emphasized on the renewed working partnership and willingness for the Seychelles Tourism Board and Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) office to consolidate their working relationship. The agreement was signed during a press conference organized by the Regional Council of Reunion Island.

It was Didier Robert, Senator and President of Reunion Island, who opened the press conference, attended by a strong bank of Reunion Island press.

Didier Robert spoke at length on Reunion Island's successes in achieving 187,400 travelers for the first semester of 2015.

He said the renewal of a partnership between the Seychelles Tourism Board and the Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) office is a testimony of the continued goodwill of Seychelles and Reunion Island to work together.

He also touched base on the Vanilla Islands, of which he chaired as the President.

On this issue, he paid particular attention to combine packages for the Vanilla Islands.

He said the triangular combined packages can also be workable for Seychelles.

Minister St.Ange of the Seychelles said when he took the floor that the memorandum of understanding is a step in the right direction.

“No island is an island onto itself. I salute Reunion and the goodwill displayed by Reunion Island to work with us. We have here a real chance to work together and consolidate our efforts,” the Minister stated.

Lionnel Majeste Larrouy, French Ambassador to Seychelles, gave his blessing for the new bridge built between Reunion Island and Seychelles.

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