ZAMBIA HEADING TO SEYCHELLES TO PUT LIVE INTO MOU
(Posted 31st August 2013)
The recently signed Memorandum of Understanding for closer cooperation in all matters concerning tourism, between Zambia and the Seychelles, will be filled with more life and concretized in coming weeks as a delegation from Lusaka is expected in Victoria for a bilateral meeting.
Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St. Ange, extended the invitation when meeting with Zambian Vice President Guy Scott who was accompanied by Zambia’s Minister for Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masebo and Zambia’s Foreign Minister Wilbur Simuusa.
During the 2013 Carnival International de Victoria was Zambia already represented by the Deputy Minister for Tourism and Art who led a delegation to the event and yet closer cooperation, even under the framework of the annual Carnival event, is now expected that the MoU has been signed.
Other areas of potential cooperation, beyond promoting twin centre holidays, will very likely be tourism training. The Seychelles Tourism Academy’s current expansion and transformation into a world class facility is well on course and it is foreseen that selected Zambian students will be able to secure study places in what must be the world’s most scenic tourism academy, overlooking parts of the island and the Indian Ocean from its high vantage point at La Misere.
Minister St. Ange during the meeting in Zambia, incidentally held while on a cruise on the Zambezi River, had this comment to share: ’Seychelles and Zambia complement each other in the world of tourism. The iconic and mighty Victoria Falls and the abundance of big game for memorable safaris and the unrivalled white sandy beaches of the mid-ocean tropical islands of the Seychelles and their big game fishing experience can be marketed as a unique holiday option for long haul travellers from Europe, the Americas, and Asia’.
(Minister St. Ange seen here with the Zambian delegation led by Vice President Guy Scott [seated])