All Is Set For The Fifth Anniversary Of Carnaval International De Victoria That Will Be Officially Opened In Seychelles On The 24 April
Preparations for the 2015 Carnaval International de Victoria set for April 24-26 is well underway, the Seychelles Tourism Board has announced.
The chief executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board Sherin Naiken met members of the local press this morning to give an update on how preparations for this fifth carnival is going and to give them an overview of the new elements added this year.
Present for the press conference were some of the sponsors who have come on board to make this year’s carnival a total success.
Miss Naiken has expressed words of thanks to the sponsors for making this event dubbed as the carnival of carnivals become a reality.
Among the top sponsors of this fifth carnival are local telecommunication company Airtel, Eden Island Development Company and Air Seychelles/Etihad Airways.
Speaking during the press conference, Air Seychelles/ Etihad Airways representative Sabrina Agathine said it is the second year that the airline has partnered with the Seychelles Tourism Board for the carnival.
She added that it is a pleasure for the airline company to be associated with the development of tourism in Seychelles.
Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways have renewed their sponsorship towards the 2015 Carnaval International de Victoria.
The managing director of Airtel Amadou Dina said that the telecommunications company is glad to be part of this big event.
He added that Airtel and the Seychelles Tourism Board share a good partnership which should keep being nurtured.
Mr Dina said Airtel is ready for the carnival in terms of the telecommunications solutions and offers to be provided, and SIM cards which will be made available.
Miss Naiken announced that 29 countries have confirmed their presence in this year’s carnival. A total of 20 countries will be taking part in the parade on April 25 while the remaining nine will simply be representing their countries.
Locally, a total of 20 organisations have confirmed that they will be parading in the streets of Victoria alongside the many international delegations.
As customary each year, the Seychelles’ carnival will be given good visibility through the presence of the bank of international press houses that will be in the country to cover the three-day carnival fiesta.
Tanmi Production company headed by Joseph Sinon will be this year boosting up the entertainment to spice up the celebrations for this fifth anniversary.
Mr Sinon said this year more local artists will be given the chance to take part in the entertainment in town.
For the official opening ceremony, new elements will be added to make it more spectacular.