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Seychelles tourism hits South Africa airwaves

Seychelles tourism hits South Africa airwaves ( The CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Alain St. Ange, was interviewed last Sunday evening by Philip Mare of South Africa's Travelradio, the world's leading travel information radio station. Mr. St.Ange was in transit in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday, June 19, en route to the meeting of RETOSA tourism ministers at Livingstone, Zambia, from June 20-23 during which one of the items under discussion will be Seychelles membership of Retosa, the regional tourism organization of the countries of Southern Africa.

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Alain St.Ange was questioned about several aspects of Seychelles tourism and its dynamics and spoke freely about the successes that the industry is experiencing and also the challenges that lie ahead. “Travelradio is an important platform for Seychelles to further increase its profile and its visibility on the international scene and to become even more widely known for the extraordinary nature of its tourism product," he said.

Alain St.Ange took time to explain the reason for Seychelles' entry into the world of carnivals and for pushing Seychelles as an events-based tourism destination. “We know we have the best in sun, sea, and sand holidays, but we realize that today's travelers want more. This is why we have entered the world of events, aimed at bringing our people more in touch with our visitors."

"In March this year, we staged for the world a unique carnival where the best carnivals of the world paraded side by side with cultural groups from the four corners of the world. Our Carnival International de Victoria was immediately recognized as being a unique event and earned the name of the 'carnival of carnivals,' and the Seychellois population in great numbers enjoyed themselves alongside our visitors and all the carnival participants bringing our carnival theme of the 'Melting Pot of Cultures to life,'" said Alain St.Ange during his radio interview.

Travelradio of South Africa has now accepted to travel to Seychelles for the island's 2012 carnival and to broadcast live from Seychelles during the carnivals three days of celebrations.

PHOTO (L to R): Alain St.Ange and Philip Mare / Photo from Seychelle Tourism Board

MEDIA CONTACT: Alain St. Ange, CEO, Seychelles Tourism Board, Email:

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