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Seychelles Minister meets Local Carnaval Float Organisers ahead of 2014 Carnival starting Friday next week

April 23, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Seychelles-TravelMinister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture joined Tanmi production for a meeting with all the Seychelles local float participants for the coming 2014 edition of the island’s carnival due to start on Friday 25th April.

Meeting Local participants - Carnaval International de Victoria 2014

The 2014 Carnival Parade has registered 25 local floats. This year, the number of local float participants is on the rise and the quality of floats and chosen themes are remarkable. The twenty five local floats will parade in the streets of Victoria on 26th April for the Carnival Parade along with more than twenty six international carnival delegations. The 2014 Carnival Parade will take the same street as of 2013. All floats will align on “Bois de Rose” avenue and continue down the roads of “Francis Rachel”, “Palm Street” and “Fifth June Avenue”. The carnival delegations will then move into “Freedom Square” and Carnival Vehicles will continue down “Fifth June Avenue and stationed at Island Development Company Car Park (IDC).

Tanmi production has announced that the Land Transport Authority and the Police had agreed that “Bois de Rose Avenue” would be closed on Saturday as from 6am for the parade which will start at 3pm. All floats should be aligned on “Bois de Rose Avenue” at 10’oclock for pre-judging. Galen Bresson, responsible for Carnival Parade said judges will be stationed on Francis Street Rachel in front of Kenwyn House , in front of Clock Tower on Francis Rachel street and at the terminal on Palm Street. He urged the local float delegations to be in position at 10’oclock for pre-judging and positioned for the whistle blow. Alain St.Ange, the Minister for Tourism and Culture attending the carnival local delegation’s meeting confirmed that over 150 International Journalists would be flying to Seychelles to cover the carnival, representing 82 media houses. He said that it’s the first time, since the hosting of Carnival that such a large contingent of International Press would be attending the event. Minister St.Ange appealed to local float participants from private and public sectors to use the presence of the large contingent of international Press to promote their companies and organisations.

“The reason the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Seychelles Tourism Board are working hard in getting so many Press into the country is for you to use their presence to gain visibility for your companies and organisations. Local float delegations will be invited to attend the Carnival Press conference, to meet with the press and talk about your business. The carnival co-hosts and all the International carnival delegations will be doing the same, meet the press and work the press. This is what you all try do do at Tourism Trade Fairs you pay so much to get to, now the press is here on your door step, let us all join together and show woo every member of the press contingent by being who we are, the friendly creole Seychellois Nation” Minister St.Ange said.

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