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‘Dialogue with the Press’ at the Seychelles Carnival 2014 – a smart way of doing Press Relation

April 29, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Seychelles-TravelThe Seychelles Carnival annual Press conference, labelled for the Fourth edition “Dialogue with the Press’ was tagged by Seychelles local press as “a clever way of getting the Press Relation side of thing done’’.

Entertainment at jetty followed by dialogue with the press on cat cocoThe 2014 Press conference was taken out from its conventional venue of a hotel conference room, on board the Seychelles fast inner island ferry “Cat Cocos”.

151 International Members of the Press, 34 international dignitaries including Carnival Co-Hosts La Reunion island, Madagascar, Mayotte and South Africa KwaZulu-Natal, 58 International float delegations, local float delegations and sponsors boarded ‘Cat Cocos’ for a sunset cruise.

The vessel cruised slowly to the stunning bay of Beau Vallon to watch the stunning Seychelles sunset over Silhouette Island before coming back to drop anchor at the Sainte Anne Marine National Park for the “ Dialogue with the Press’’.

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture made a remarkable speech about the Carnaval International de Victoria of the Seychelles showcased diversity of colour and culture and how this concept of togetherness would show to the world that people from kaleidoscopic mix of cultures could still come, even in 2014, and be together in unity. Minister St.Ange said that Seychelles in itself is a “good example of this concept’’.

“ with all due respect to our co-host South Africa who calls itself a rainbow nation, we in Seychelles are living as the rainbow people’’ said Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture.

Minister St.Ange re-iterated the importance of inviting Press to Seychelles to cover the carnival.

“Every Tourism Destination fight to get the attention of good press when we go to tourism trade fairs. At these tourism trade fairs many doctor their glossy brochures to try to create an impact. Here in Seychelles at the annual Carnaval International de Victoria, it is not glossy brochures that Tourism Destination are showcasing, but their culture and in so doing their people’’ said Minister St.Ange.

Carnival co-hosts La Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte and South Africa KwaZulu-Natal also took the floor speaking about their countries and their tourism policies.

Minister St.Ange also thanked Guillaume Albert of ‘Cat Cocos’ Ferries and of the DMC (Destination Management Company) Creole Travel Services for having put one of their company’s boats at the disposal of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and of the Seychelles Tourism Board for hosting the event and he also thanked Air Seychelles / Etihad for being the Carnival partner Airline and for flying most of the journalists to Seychelles.

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