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Seychelles and Martinique will cooperate in field of Tourism & Culture
by STB

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture Mr. Alain St. Ange & the Tourism Commissioner of the Martinique Regional Council Mrs. Karine Roy-Camille
The French Department of Martinique and Seychelles are set to cooperate in the field of Tourism and Culture after the proposed signature of an MOU between the two islands are signed by Minister Alain St.Ange, the Tourism and Culture Minister of Seychelles and Mrs Karine Roy-Camille, the Tourism Commissioner of the Martinique Regional Council.

Areas of possible cooperation between Seychelles and Martinique includes 1. Cultural exchanges between the two islands, 2. Study ways to cooperate in the field of tourism marketing, 3. participation by Martinique in the 'Carnaval International de Victoria' and in the Seychelles Festival Kreol, 4. Placements of Martinique Hotel & Tourism students at the Seychelles Tourism Academy, among others.

“Our islands have a lot of similarities, we are both Creole speaking which understand each other and working together is only the natural thing to do,” said Minister St.Ange.

Mrs Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board and Mr Gaëtan Paderna, Martinique’s Director of Marketing, Communication, Cruise & Local Promotion, Mrs Muriel Wiltord-Latamie, Director Americas for the Martinique Promotion Bureau and Ms Jessica Marie, the Accounting & Administration Coordinator for the Martinique Promotion Bureau also attended the meeting between Mrs Roy-Camille and Minister St.Ange.