Eden's Car Hire marks silver jubilee


Mr Padayachy was surrounded by his old mother, his daughter and son, and by his brothers as he welcomed friends, tourism trade partners, members of the business community, the local press and government officials including the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St Ange.

“It is 25 years ago that my mother offered me the necessary support in the form of a guarantee to enable me to launch Eden’s Car Hire. Today, 25 years later, we have a solid local company, with only new cars in our fleet and set to get stronger as the tourism industry grows.

“I am thankful to Minister St. Ange for accepting to share this special moment with my staff and with my family. We are an integral part of the Seychelles tourism industry and we thank you for all your effort in making our business grow. I am also thankful to all my friends, my business partners and all the government officials who have joined us for our special silver anniversary celebrations,” Mr Padayachy said as he addressed his guests at his St. Louis residence.

Minister St Ange congratulating  Vincent Padayachy, owner of Eden’s Car Hire, on the company’s silver jubilee celebrations

Minister St. Ange, who was invited to address the guests, said that 25 years ago, it was a young Vincent Padayachy who launched himself into the world of tourism.

“Your tenacity has paid off. You do the Seychelles tourism industry proud with this silver anniversary celebrations. Seychelles needs its citizens to be more involved in its tourism industry if we are to consolidate our industry for the long term. Today as I say congratulations to Vincent Padayachy and to his team at Eden’s Car Hire, I must say that we are all pleased to see and to hear of the company’s successes. We wish you continued success,” Minister St. Ange said.

Michael Padayachy, a shareholder and brother of Vincent, also addressed the guests and recounted his own involvement in the Ministry of Tourism in the 80s when he worked alongside Minister St. Ange. Michael Padayachy is today involved in international peace missions.

Mrs Padayachy, mother of Vincent and two of the Eden’s Car Hire team members, also addressed the gathered guests before the cutting of the silver anniversary cake.