Confirmation has been received that a group of Brazilian Samba dancers and drummers are traveling to the Seychelles for the February 2013 carnival.
This 2013 edition of the annual Carnaval International de Victoria is being co-hosted by Seychelles, La Reunion, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe.
Seychelles, La Reunion, and Madagascar are all three part of the Indian Vanilla Islands Regional Organization and are working together to position their region firmly on the tourism circuit as a destination with diversity. These islands are also actively promoting twin-center holidays with the African mainland which is why Zimbabwe is being showcased and sits as a co-host of that mid-ocean carnival on the equator.
The Brazilian Carnival Group traveling to Seychelles is from the renowned and very popular Samba School, âRosas de Ouro,â and they have said that they are traveling to bring the Brazilian Carnival spirit in all its glory to the Indian Ocean.
The news with regards to the confirmation of the Brazilians was delivered by David Germain, the Seychelles Tourism Board Director for Africa and the Americas. Mr. Germain has been the contact following up on the invitation by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, for Brazil to fly its flag and showcase it culture and people.
It has also been confirmed that Emirates is the partner airline for the February 2013 carnival in the Indian Ocean.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP).
Source: Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture