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Minister Sylvia Masebo, the Minister for Tourism of Zambia and Ms Phindile Ngcobo from the KwaZulu Natal Tourism of South Africa met last week with Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture to discuss their delegations to the 25th April carnival that is staged annually in these mid-ocean islands. This year more countries from the region than ever before are coming out to fly their flag and to showcase their culture and in so doing their people in the promotion of their respective countries tourism industry. This 2014 edition of the carnival will see Zambia for…
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture was this weekend welcomed in UMEA by a Seychelles National Flag held up in the arrival's hall by Lennart Swenson, the Honorary Consul of the Seychelles in Sweden, accompanied to the airport by Wilnet Joseph, a Seychellois Student who is following her studies in Sweden and Kakan From, the Headmaster of Midgardsskolan Institute of learning who has been receiving students on an exchange programme from these mid-ocean islands for many years. Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture travelled to UMEA in Sweden to represent the…
Berjaya Beau Vallon Resort, referred as hot spot of Chinese holiday makers was transformed on 31stJanuary into a riot of red colours to welcome the First edition of the Seychelles-China Day Celebrations and Chinese New year. The official opening of the Seychelles-China Day Celebrations billed as a night of pulsating rhythms of lion dancers, artistic show by Shanghai Jinshan Art group and a wide array of Chinese food was arguably described as a thrilling success. Officially opening the Festival, Pierre Laporte the Minister responsible for Finance, Trade and Investment, replacing Alain St.Ange, the Minister for Tourism and Culture who is…
Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture was yesterday received at the Midgardsskolan School of UMEA in Sweden by Hakan From, the Principal of the School. Minister St.Ange of the Seychelles, was being accompanied for this visit by Lennart Swenson, the Honorary Consul of the Seychelles in Sweden. The Minister, who was on a working visit to UMEA of Sweden wanted to meet Seychellois Student Wilnette Joseph, and also see for himself the school that has been receiving students from the Seychelles as part of an exchange programme since many years. Wilnette Joseph was personally present…
Minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, the Minister responsible for Culture and Sports from Sweden and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture from the Seychelles used the opportunity of the events marking UMEA as the Culture Capital of Europe for them to meet and exchange ideas on the development of Culture. Minister St.Ange of the Seychelles used the opportunity of the meeting to brief the Minister from Sweden on his discussions with regards to having a SAMI Indigenous Group from Sweden fly the Swedish Flag and the SAMI Flag at the coming April Carnival in the Seychelles. He…
A Chinese delegation from Shanghai Jinshai District is in Seychelles for the first edition of the Seychelles-China Day Celebrations. The delegation headed by Mr Du Zhizhong, Director of Standing Committee of Jinshai District People’s Congress met with Anne Lafortune, the Principal Secretary for Tourism and Sherin Naiken, Chief Executive Officer of Seychelles Tourism Board to discuss pertinent issues relating to tourism. Sherin Naiken of the Seychelles Tourism Board said in 2013 Seychelles set up tourism offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong as part of its marketing strategy to open the destination to the Chinese tourism market. Ms Naiken said…
Seychelles went all out to charm the future brides of Ireland when it participated in the Bride of the Year Show in Dublin last weekend. The show is known to be one of the largest and most important wedding shows held in the entire region of Ireland. Tour operator Classic Resorts extended an invitation to the Seychelles Tourist Office for a second consecutive year to attend this prestigious event by sharing its stand. Together, they marketed the destination and encourage more couples to tie the knot or honeymoon on the islands. Already a major player on the market, this was…
The sparkling white lovely beaches of Seychelles with its clear blue seas wowed visitors at the Destination’s Holiday and Travel Show in Manchester, UK, last week. Visitors to the show visited the Seychelles’ stand in throngs and expressed their interest in the destination, especially at a time when the winter is biting hard and people want to get away. Manchester itself is a strategic city for Seychelles with a number of its tour operators operating from there and the Seychelles Tourist Office for UK and Ireland has said the show is always a success for them, as well as a…
The Pillay R. Group of Ramu Pillay group of companies last weekend moved with some other key sponsors to answer the appeal made by the La Digue born and bred Minister Alain St.Ange to raise some funds to help with the flooding on La Digue. The idea came from discussions at a function to mark the 65th India Republic Day at the Asia Fusion Restaurant at Au Cap where the Indian veena artist, Mrs Srimati Revathi Krishna was performing.Minister Vincent Meriton was discussing the Government's Action Plan for La Digue to help solve the recurring difficulties caused by flooding after…
Minister Alain St. Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture left Seychelles this morning to represent President James Michel at the inauguration on Friday 31st January of Umeå of Sweden as the European Capital of Culture in the presence of H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria and H.R.H. Prince Daniel and the County Governor Magdalena Andersson and her husband Goran Karlsson.Seychelles enjoys friendly relations with the Royal Family of Sweden and the City of Umeå has been working closely with the Department of Culture and assisting the School of Music with staff training and with needed equipment for the school.…
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