CARNIVAL OF CARNIVALS
THE ANNUAL UNIQUE 'CARNIVAL OF CARNIVALS' IS UPON US AGAIN SOON - OFFICIAL OPENING IS SET FOR 25 APRIL IN SEYCHELLES
The world of tourism believing in culture will join all the best and most popular carnivals for the official opening of the annual unique Carnival of Carnivals that is staged in the Seychelles from the 25th April 2014.
Seychelles has partnered with La Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte and South Africa KwaZulu Natal to jointly co-host this year's edition of the annual Carnaval International de Victoria and the world has responded to their invitation and countries from the Community of Nations, especially those serious about showcasing their unique selling points as a tourism destinations to the world.
With the know carnivals coming from Notting Hill in the UK, Brazil, Dusseldorf form Germany, Trinidad and Tobago and Italy already confirmed as participating in the 2014 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria the coming carnival in the tropics is set to be another great success.
These carnivals from the world at large will be parading together and followed by cultural troupes from the Community of Nations wanting to fly their flag and showcase their country as tourism destinations using their culture and in so doing their people.
The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Minister Alain St.Ange said to a press query on Tuesday "I really hope that Ministers responsible for Tourism could personally lead their Cultural Troupe from to be at the April Carnival".
The carnival in Seychelles remains unique in many ways. The best and most popular carnivals of the world come together in Seychelles and all parade side by side followed by cultural troupes from the Community of Nations. Today the Carnaval International de Victoria is known by the International Media Houses as the carnival of carnivals because of the togetherness by all carnivals coming together once a year for this event in Seychelles.
Many tourism destinations also use this carnival for promoting their own tourism industry. "It is like a tourism trade fair, but here it is the country's culture and in so doing the people of the respective countries who are being put forward instead of brochures and cocktails. It is today accepted that participating countries at the carnival in the Seychelles have more access to International press than they can ever have at any tourism trade fair" Minister Alain St.Ange said in reply to a press question.
"Every country participates at tourism trade fairs as a PR exercise and to try to raise the visibility of their destination. The carnival in Seychelles offers to participating tourism destinations exactly this opportunity and even more. The large bank of International present to cover the unique carnival of carnivals event can be approached to report on the destination through their culture and better still through the people of the different countries. It is today accepted that distributing colorful brochures is one thing, but putting feeling in marketing of the destination by showcasing the people and culture of the country goes much further than any cocktail or brochure handout events" The Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Mr Alain St.Ange said.
"This is why we have invited countries to join the Carnival in Seychelles and to fly their flag as they mark their presence in front of the large bank of International press who will be in Seychelles for the 2014 edition of the carnival of carnivals" Minister St.Ange said.