Local religious feast a key tourism attraction


The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) is again working with the island’s administration for this year’s event  to keep the Seychelles brand of tourism ball rolling.

With just a few days to go before the 2012 religious feast of the Assumption, the STB has gone the extra mile in raising this localised festival profile and maintaining its promotional visibility.

This year’s celebrations will be spread over a long weekend of joyous festivities starting tomorrow and closing on the 15th with the alfresco open air mass at “La Grotte”. Flocks of worshippers from all the Seychelles main islands will join with visitors in the religious celebration.
The STB is ensuring that visitors are aware of this annual religious event and have been distributing flyers to draw more visitors to La Digue.

The promotion of the different island’s events by the STB keeps highlighting the Seychelles reputation as an event- based destination.

STB’s chief executive Elsia Grandcourt said: “The La Digue Feast or Lafet La Digue as it is commonly known is an event of distinctive Seychellois character which shows to our visitors the vibrancy of our culture, which is something they come here to experience. It is through these kinds of events that Seychelles will continue to proudly show its colours to the world.”

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture Alain St Ange added: “The Feast of La Digue is an excellent example of what the Seychelles brand of tourism stands for. Here we go beyond our natural attributes of sun, sea and sand to allow visitors to experience the unique island-style way of life. Today’s traveller is looking beyond just soaking up the sun on our world famous beaches, and we must continue to bring to bear the characteristics of our Kreolite to attract visitors to our shores.”

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