It was all cheer and joy for the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority team at the Freedom Square when they scooped first prize in the best local float category in the 2015 Carnaval International de Victoria.
A representative of the organisation Lina Laurence said her team has put a lot of effort in mounting their float with a theme ̶ When the ocean meets the sky, there spawns an abundance of opportunities’
With such a theme the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority was promoting the concept of an Underwater Resort.
President of the Republic James Michel, was on stage to reward the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority with their prize of R35,000.
Second prize in this category went to the United Concrete Products Seychelles. They won R25,000 as cash prize.
Jj Spirit Foundation amazed the spectators with their colourful float, and mesmerising performances and was able to settle in the third position, winning a cash prize of R15,000. “The Civil Aviation of Seychelles understands the importance for Seychelles tourism and all that touches tourism to help keep Seychelles visible at all times. They were an example with so many international press in Seychelles. The direct benefits for the Civil Aviation Authority is debatable but the benefits for the country and its tourism industry is massive and this iswhat we say thank you to the SCAA for understanding this and for working with the Tourism Board during Carnival Time. The airport is dependant on a solid tourism industry and their effort as well as the effort by all the local Seychelles floats and delegations at the last carnival is recognised and appreciated” said Minister Alain St.Ange in the presence of Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the Tourism Board.