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The International Coalition of Tourism Partners to take Green Growth to the Carnival in Seychelles

March 13, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Seychelles-TravelMeeting at the 2014 ITB Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin, the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange and Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President of ICTP agreed that the Coalition will bring its Green Growth 2050 Climate Proofing Program to the Seychelles Carnival, April 25-27th.

The Program and its motivational song “We Can Beat This Climate Change” is designed to increase understanding of the benefits of Green Growth and of making a progressive shift to a low carbon lifestyle.

F098186B-3167-474E-94F8-D6C4EBD2E3BEMinister St.Ange who is also Vice President of ICTP said that “The Seychelles Carnival of Carnivals is a place where the entire Community celebrates its past and its future. We are delighted to kick off this program that has great importance to the fragile destinations in the Vanilla islands, Africa and the world. We are also pleased that the singing star Alston Koch will perform his song at the opening Ceremony to remind us that we all need to work together to adapt to the challenge of climate change.”

This initiative is part of ICTP’s Green Growth and Quality program in which it works with destinations to help them maximize travel and tourism benefits and minimize environmental impacts. The Seychelles Tourist Board is a Council Member of ICTP.

Lipman, said: “We all know that climate change is real, that weather patterns are changing and that we must respond. There are many practical ways to move to a lower carbon future and we are delighted to kick off the program in the Vanilla Islands.”

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