Published on : Saturday, March 8, 2014
Seychelles was represented in the Dusseldorf Carnival with a small delegation and they paraded proudly alongside the many, many big German Carnival floats.Watching the Seychelles delegation from the VIP stand was Minister St.Ange,
the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, accompanied by Rose Marie Hoareau, the Tourism Board`s Director for Marketing, and Edith Hunzinger, the Seychelles Tourism Board`s Manager for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Braving the cold weather of March in Europe, the Seychelles delegation, representing the Jj Spirit Foundation, the SCAA (Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority), and Air Seychelles, paraded in Dusseldorf with the one aim of making their islands more visible through the display of their culture.
The German press appreciated what they saw, and the German regional and national press have all recorded the Seychelles participation with many a photo caption saying “from the Seychelles.”
The main television stations of Germany also showed the Seychelles delegation parading alongside their own floats and delegations. Over one minute was dedicated to the Seychelles carnival delegation in their carnival report that was live and watched by millions. “The Seychelles delegation is in Germany coming from their warm weather,” “Germans enjoy a holiday in the Seychelles,” they said on television as the Seychelles delegation paraded.
Commenting on the press coverage, Alain St.Ange, the islands Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, said simply “mission accomplished.” “We came to be with Germany as they celebrated their carnival, because they participate in the Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles in April. But we have thought this display of culture by our very own citizens made Seychelles more visible and in so doing more relevant as a tourism destination for German holiday makers,” Minister St.Ange said at the ITB Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin.
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