The annual Carnaval International de Victoria that is held Victoria in the Seychelles has started to receive confirmation from the world's best and most popular carnivals that they will be flying to Seychelles for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands 2013 carnival.
These world best carnivals will be parading side by side followed by cultural troupes from the Community of Nations.
The island's Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, said when addressing the countdown to the carnival event last week that the Indian Ocean and Africa region were rallying to offer to the world an event to showcase their own respective cultures and their people. âNo government should be ashamed to showcase their people and through this their culture. The carnival of carnivals is like a tourism trade fair, and remains the venue for governments from far and wide, through their own Tourism of Culture Departments to meet the large press fraternity and fly their flag as their respective rich culture is shown to the world. There can be no consolidation of tourism with culture, and this message I am echoing from the heart of a tourism paradise, the Seychelles, where tourism remains the pillar of its economy,â said Minister Alain St.Ange.
This popular carnival of carnivals is set to be jointly co-hosted for its 2013 edition by the Vanilla Islands of Seychelles, La Reunion, Madagascar, and by the Vic Falls & Safari tourism destination of Zimbabwe. The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands are looking to seriously promote a âfrom the Big Five to the Best Fiveâ twin-center holiday concept where a mainland African safari is promoted in combination with a tropical beach holiday.
This unique carnival of carnivals is cited as being very much an equator event staged when Europe is in its winter months, and it will provide the world with a carnival break with a difference next February.
The 2013 carnival will be held from February 8-10.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP).
Source: Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture