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Published on : Sunday, November 24, 2013
A sizable number of tourists and visitors of other hues are heading towards Seychelles. The annual SUBIOS Festival of the Seas is being held at the Beau Vallon Promenade in Seychelles and the Official Ceremony has attracted a large number of Seychellois and tourists. In an atmosphere of “fun fair,” the festival, which is well in its 20th year, remains true to its mission as an event with an educational angle aimed at keeping the Seychellois nation and all visitors to Seychelles aware of the importance of the ocean surrounding the Seychelles.
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, in the presence of a large contingent of local and international press, officially declared the event open. Sherin Naiken, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, had the honor of welcoming everyone to the Opening Ceremony of the 2013 SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea. Mrs. Naiken said that the festival remained an important event of the calendar of national events of the islands and that she wanted to ensure that this important festival continues to grow from strength to strength.
Seychelles Minister St.Ange said when he took to the podium that this event gives Seychelles the unique chance to reflect on the significance of our marine heritage, and also on the importance of our surrounding ocean in our daily lives.
Minister St.Ange continued by saying: “In this super-interconnected world of today where happenings on the other side of the planet can, and do, have an impact upon us, SUBIOS, our Festival of the Sea, I hope this will once again serve to remind us that we are the custodians of our children’s future, and of their chance to prosper.”