This years Carnaval International de Victoria will see the world’s best carnivals flying to Seychelles for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Island’s 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 & Culture, Mr Alain St.Ange, says that the Indian Ocean and Africa Region are rallying to offer to the world an event that will showcase their own respective cultures and their people.
The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands are looking to seriously promote a ‘from the Big Five to the Best Five’ twin centre holiday concept where a mainland African safari is promoted in combination with a tropical beach holiday.
For more information visit: http://www.seychelles.travel/en/carnaval/seychelles_carnival.php.
How to participateThe travel trade are welcome to participate by either entering their own carnival float or marketing tailor-made carnival package tours.
Airline tickets: A wide selection of airlines fly to Seychelles and group rates are available on most. The Seychelles Tourism Board is willing to assist with making bookings through its many Tourist Board Offices across the world.
Visa requirements: No visas are required for Seychelles. Presentation of a valid passport, return ticket, proof of accommodation and sufficient funds for the duration of the stay will secure a one-month visitor’s permit.
Accommodation: The Seychelles Tourism Board can negotiate special carnival rates.
Recruitment of casual labour of tradesmen: Arrangements can be made to source casual workers and tradesmen for assembling floats. Rates will be negotiated on behalf of the participants by the Organising Committee.
The Organising Committee: This is the body responsible for organising the carnival and for providing for its various logistical requirements. Mrs Marymonde Matatiken, Manager Events and Convention at the Seychelles Tourism Board may be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.