The La Reunion weekly popular magazine, “7 Magazine,” has started dedicating a full page of its weekly issue to the Vanilla Islands Regional Organization.This agreement to make available a full-color page in “7 Magazine” was reached just a week … June 11, 2013
The second edition of the International Tourism Fair Madagascar 2013 opened with fanfare on May 29 at the Carlton Hotel in Antananarivo. The regional trade fair, which is now earmarked as an annual Vanilla Islands event hosted by the sister island of … June 2, 2013
The Seychelles Minister's re-election as President of the Indian Ocean's Vanilla Islands has been marked by the Madagascar press as a whole and also reported by international press from the four corners of the world.
The last day of the International … June 2, 2013
The member states of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands organization has re-elected its President, Mr. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture, for a second term. This election was held during the organization's extraordinary meeting … May 31, 2013
The Prime Minister of Madagascar, H.E. Mr. Omer Beriziky, welcomed the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Minister Alain St.Ange, to his Tananarive Offices soon after the arrival of the Seychelles Minister in Madagascar.
Minister … May 30, 2013
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, in his capacity as the President of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization, addressed a press conference yesterday afternoon at the Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa … May 29, 2013
A news release published in EXPRESS.DE of Germany has confirmed that the known and very popular Dusseldorf Carnival is set to be back in Seychelles next April to fly the German flag and participate in the 2014 edition of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands … May 5, 2013
The Indian Ocean Tourism Destination of La Reunion has been receiving unprecedented media review since co-hosting the annual Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands carnival alongside the Seychelles and Madagascar.
It was readers in Hong Kong who last week got … April 3, 2013
Seychelles and the island of La Reunion, represented by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and Mr. Didier Robert, the President of the Region Reunion, signed an MOU to formalize the existing working partnership … February 11, 2013
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has congratulated Mauritius for reiterating the call by the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization for Maldives to join the Vanilla Islands. Minister St.Ange of the … January 16, 2013
The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, and the Head of the Ile Reunion Tourisme (IRT), Mr. Pascal Viroleau, met last week to discuss the coming carnival they are both co-hosting alongside Madagascar and Zimbabwe. … January 13, 2013
The annual Carnaval International de Victoria that is held Victoria in the Seychelles has started to receive confirmation from the world’s best and most popular carnivals that they will be flying to Seychelles for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands 2013 … December 6, 2012
Tourism Ministers from the Indian Ocean islands community rallied under the Indian Ocean Commission (COI) to discuss tourism and the marketing of tourism in the Indian Ocean. President Didier Robert of La Reunion island welcomed everyone to La Reunion … November 18, 2012
Five Ministers from the Indian Ocean Commission islands received from President Didier Robert of La Reunion the Conseil Regional Medal of La Reunion during the Tourism Ministers’ Summit that took place this week at St. Denis in La Reunion.
Seychelles … November 18, 2012
The Council of Ministers of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization this week met in La Reunion to finalize the way forward for the organization with the appointment of the organization’s Executive Director.
At a meeting held at the … November 13, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the sitting President of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization, is pushing to have the body’s CEO and Marketing Director named at this La Reunion Ministers’ Summit. The regional organization comprised of Comoros, La … November 11, 2012
Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and Minister Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor, the Maldives Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, used their time at the World Travel Market (WTM) Tourism Trade Fair in London … November 9, 2012
Minister Mireille Martin, the Mauritius Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development & Family Welfare, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, used the opportunity of the 2012 edition of the Seychelles Annual Festival … October 28, 2012
Dr. Rolph Herpens, the Vice President of the Dusseldorf Carnival Committee, returned to Germany from a trip to the Seychelles where he met with Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, and Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of … October 23, 2012
On this important day marked by each and every country which considers tourism as a key industry, it is important to appeal to the six islands of the Indian Ocean Vanilla islands to commit even more that what has been done in the past to move the region’s … September 30, 2012
The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, used the International French Travel Market in Paris last week to meet with Mr. Pascal Viroleau, the Head of the IRT (Ile Reunion Tourisme), to discuss the strengthening of … September 25, 2012
It has been confirmed by the World Routes Organization that Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, will address the World Routes Abu Dhabi Forum next week on the importance of regional cooperation.
Tourism remains … September 24, 2012
Today it is the South Africa press that shows its admiration for the Carnaval International de Victoria that is staged in Seychelles annually. South Africa actively participates in this “Carnival of Carnivals” to showcase their own culture and tradition … September 20, 2012
The undisputable Seychellois singer Sandra Esparon, and La Reunion singer, Damien Amable, are now considered the perfect artistic duo of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands. Together they have become La Reunion island media stars. Their acquaintance two … September 4, 2012
A press conference with the most of La Reunion island television and radio stations and with most of the written press also present was called yesterday to close the General Meeting of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands. The press conference was presided … August 23, 2012
The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands meeting held at St. Gilles in La Reunion on August 22-23 is set to consolidate and move the regional grouping forward.The meeting, which was presided over by Minister Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles who is the current … August 23, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, is in La Reunion since yesterday to chair the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Meeting.
Minister St.Ange was elected President of the Vanilla Islands in July at the Minister’s … August 22, 2012
La Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, and Seychelles have all already confirmed their participation at the coming Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands working meeting taking place in La Reunion on August 22 and 23 and it is believed that Comoros will also … August 13, 2012
Tourism chiefs from the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands are set to meet for 3 days in La Reunion from August 20-23.
This will be the first meeting of the organization since Minister Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles was elected President of the grouping … August 5, 2012
Mirei Sato, the Editor at US Frontline magazine, a Japanese publication distributed in the US, traveled to Seychelles in July to cover the ICTP (International Council of Tourism Partners) meeting, the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Ministers Meeting, and … August 3, 2012
The highly-respected and very popular “Evasion” magazine is taking all its readers back to the last edition of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnaval International de Victoria
“Frenzy of colors” is the title of the full-color four pages … July 31, 2012
The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands, comprised of Comoros, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, and Seychelles, have moved from being just a group to becoming a full-fledged organization.
At a Tourism Ministers & Chief Executive Officers meeting … July 12, 2012
Seychelles and La Reunion’s nonstop three-day Carnival Festival of dance, music, and color – the much-awaited event of the Indian Ocean calendar of events held between March 2-4, 2012, has gained maximum publicity in the May issue of the Serb’s … June 20, 2012
The Prime Minister of Mauritius, HE Mr. Navin Ramgoolam, met informally with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, as he was in Seychelles as the Guest of Honor for the island’s National Day Celebrations.
Earlier … June 19, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, has said that he was satisfied with the developments to not only strengthen the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands group, but to also see the consolidation of the organization.
The … June 13, 2012
The Mauritius Tourism Promotional Authority (MTPA) has made the move to put an end to the claim of the “copy cat” action of the annual carnival in the Seychelles, which was co-hosted in March this year by the Vanilla Islands of the Seychelles and … June 10, 2012
The Madagascar Minister for Tourism, Mr. Jean Max Rakotomamonjy, and Mr. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, used their presence at the 2012 International Tourism Fair of Madagascar for meetings to discuss the Indian … June 6, 2012
Mr. Jean Omer Beriziky, the Prime Minister of Madagascar and Head of the Government, welcomed Mr. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, at his Offices at the Palais d’Etat de Mahazoarivo in Antananarivo where they … June 5, 2012
President Andry Nirina Rajoelina of Madagascar showed his support for the tourism industry’s development by personally making a visit of all the stands of the 2012 edition of the International Tourism Fair of Madagascar.
The Madagascar President … June 3, 2012
The work being carried for tourism in the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has been recognized by Madagascar only months after La Reunion bestowed on the Minister a Certificate … June 3, 2012
The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, who is in Madagascar for the island’s annual tourism gathering, said in his address as the guest of honor for the Official Opening Ceremony of the International Tourism Fair Madagascar, that … May 31, 2012
During the 2012 International Tourism Fair of Madagascar, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture; Attoumani Harouna, the Vice President of Mayotte Tourism, and Michel Ahamed, his Director of Tourism; Eric Koller, the … May 31, 2012
The French TV Network - TV5Monde - has been reporting on the last edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria, the only equator belt annual carnival, which is also referred to as the Vanilla Islands Carnival.
The 2012 edition of that tropical … April 29, 2012
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, met privately with his Mauritian counterpart, the Minister for Tourism and Leisure, John Michael Yeung Sik Yuen.
Minister St.Ange extended an invitation to Minister Yeung Sik Yuen to come … March 28, 2012
German newspapers, including the Bild, have been reporting on the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion in Victoria in the Seychelles. One main article by Melanie Voisin records the success of the carnival that is staged … March 15, 2012
For the 2011 edition of the carnival procession parade in Carnaval International de Victoria, the destination management company of Seychelles, Mason's Travel, with their “carnival fun” dancers dressed up in bright blue colors, braved the stifling … March 10, 2012
The 40-plus delegation from the famous and very popular Notting Hill Carnival from the UK has arrived in the Seychelles where they will participate in the 2012 Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival jointly hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion.
UK’s … February 29, 2012
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, … February 26, 2012
It is reported from the islands of the Seychelles and La Reunion that arrangements for their March 2012 carnival is gathering momentum. More press than ever before seen in the Indian Ocean region have confirmed that they will visit the Vanilla Islands … December 20, 2011
Countries have joined forces to hold the FIFA Football World Cup and such major events. This approach has been commended as being novel and realistic and economy friendly, yet achieving the needed results. This is why it is encouraging to see two islands … December 18, 2011
A Seychelles delegation led by the island’s Minister for Internal Affairs, Transport, and the Environment, Mr. Joel Morgan, returned to the Seychelles after a successful working visit in La Reunion.
Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, … December 16, 2011
The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and the Ile de La Reunion Tourism (IRT) held a joint press conference in St. Denis in La Reunion this week to announce their working cooperation in the marketing of their islands.
Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles … December 15, 2011
The La Reunion island press of December 13 has reflected on the new agreement signed between the IRT (La Reunion Tourism) and the STB (Seychelles Tourism Board). Both of the islands’ main daily newspapers, Le Quotidien de La Réunion and Le Journal … December 14, 2011
Didier Robert, the President de la region La Reunion, and Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and their marketing teams, took time last Sunday to look at the natural beauty of the Seychelles as seen from the sea to discuss twin destinations … November 20, 2011
Mr. Didier Robert, President de la Region of La Reunion Island, and Mr. Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, have signed a partnership agreement that sets the stage for a closer working strategy between La Reunion Island's Tourism (IRT) … September 21, 2011
The heads of tourism of La Reunion, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Mayotte joined together to address a press conference on the first day of Top Resa, the international French travel market.
The five heads of the different islands in the Indian … September 20, 2011
The Vanilla Islands, constituting of the Indian Ocean destinations of La Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Comoros, and Seychelles, has launched its online presence through the different social media networks to further the promotion of the islands.
Tourism … August 5, 2011
Delegates from the Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar, La Reunion and Comoros gathered in Mauritius this week with airlines serving the region now called the "Vanilla Islands," to take stock of the situation on hand and to discuss the way forward.
The … June 9, 2011
Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, accompanied by Elsia Grandcourt, his Deputy, leaves Seychelles this morning for La Reunion enroute to Mauritius for a Vanilla Islands Air Access Meeting. The Mauritius meeting will see the participation … June 3, 2011
Dr. Karl Mootoosamy, the Director of the MTPA (Mauritius); Mr. Pascal Viroleau, Director of the IRT (La Reunion); Mr. Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board (Seychelles); and Mr. Joel Randriamandranto, President of the Tourist Office of Madagascar … March 14, 2011
Sunbathing in Mauritius, wellness on the Seychelles, hiking on La Réunion, and an overwhelming natural experience in Madagascar. Island hopping in the Indian Ocean shall soon be easily arranged. The tourism ministries of the four islands have developed … March 11, 2011