Russia is a growing tourist market for Seychelles and for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands region, and confirmation received by TTG Luxury Magazine of Russia that they will be covering this year`s edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria in the Seychelles is good news for both the mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles itself and for the region.
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, accompanied by Bernadette Willemin, the Seychelles Tourism Board`s European Director who is based in Paris, met Maria Shankina, the Editor-in-Chief at TTG Luxury Russia Magazine, during the FITUR tourism trade fair in Madrid, Spain.
During the meeting that took place at the Seychelles stand at FITUR, Minister St.Ange invited Maria Shankina to cover the 2014 edition of the Indian Ocean Region`s carnival that is held annually in the Seychelles during the last weekend of April.
This will be the first time that TTG Luxury Magazine will join the large bank of international press who descend on the Seychelles annually to cover the carnival now referred to as the “carnival of carnivals” by the world-wide media.
The Indian Ocean Region`s carnival that is held in the Seychelles falls on the Vanilla Islands calendar of events list. This year`s edition the Vanilla Islands of La Reunion, Madagascar, and Mayotte have joined the Seychelles and South Africa as co-hosts of the carnival, and press coverage of the unique event is set to be a new record by confirmed press confirmed to be in Seychelles for this 2014 edition of the carnival.