PRASLIN FIESTA TO COINCIDE WITH WORLD TOURISM DAY CELEBRATIONS THIS YEAR
(Posted 22nd July 2016)
The upcoming general elections in the Seychelles, which will be held on the 08th, 09th and 10th of September, have now led to the postponement of the Praslin Culinary and Arts Festival, which was due to be held just days before the elections take place.
The organizers felt that this would take attention away from Praslin’s annual festival show case and wisely decided to shift the event to now coincide with the celebrations of World Tourism Day.
The organizing committee took the decision jointly with the Seychelles Tourism Board and private sector stakeholders and Ms. Sherin Naiken, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, was swift to say: ‘It has now been confirmed by Benjamine Rose, the Principal Secretary for Culture, that a new date will be communicated soon as discussions are already underway with the Tourism Board to try to merge it with this year’s Tourism Day Celebrations together especially as the Tourism Board wanted to put the island of Praslin in the forefront of Tourism Day 2016‘.
Praslin, Seychelles’ second largest island, is home to the Vallee de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the famous Coco de Mer, apart from offering some of the most spectacular beaches to visitors from around the world.
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