Press release

Emirates renews its support to the Seychelles Carnival

December 9, 2011

Emirates Airline, has today announced that it will support the Seychelles Carnival for the second consecutive year. Emirates will be the Official Airline for the 2012 edition of this international event.

“The announcement of our support to the Seychelles Carnival follows the recent signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Seychelles Tourism Board and Emirates for the promotion of the archipelago. This is yet another demonstration of our commitment to the Seychelles,” explained Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, West Asia and Indian Ocean.

“It is with great pleasure that we will support the Seychelles Carnival 2012, a major event for the Seychelles Tourism Board and the whole archipelago. As we always say, we see ourselves as partners of the Seychelles,” Mr. Al Mualla added.

On his part Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board said that the carnival right in the middle of the Indian Ocean remains a focus point for celebrating diversity and togetherness. “As we congratulate Emirates for being the official partner airline for this unique event, we also say thank you to them for helping to make the event more visible and more known. Their direct support remains vital and crucial. The Indian Ocean is a key tourism destination and the ‘Carnaval International de Victoria’ is that region’s annual carnival staged under the theme of the melting pot of cultures. Emirates has shown their support to help organize an event that brings the cultural groups from the Community of Nations to parade alongside the best and most known carnivals of the world” Alain St.Ange said

For the first edition of the carnival, Emirates created awareness around the event in new markets such as Czech Republic, Spain, Brazil, Russia, the Middle East, India, Korea, China and Japan.

The 2012 Carnival in the Seychelles is set for the 2nd to the 4th March.