MORE MEDIA, MORE PARTICIPANTS AND MORE VISITORS – THE SEYCHELLES CARNIVAL IS SET FOR A NEW RECORD
(Posted 07th April 2016)
Twenty three countries will this year be represented as ‘actors and performers‘ in the 2016 edition of the Carnaval de Carnivals, the Carnival International de Victoria.
Among them is notably also Ethiopia, going by recollection for the first time taking part as a country, while some of the big five names, the Notting Hill Carnival from the UK as well as two troupes from different cities in Germany – also a first – a Brazilian delegation and one from Italy, among many many others, will give spectators no doubt an eye candy during the main parade.
The carnival this year kicks off in two weeks (and a day) from today on 22nd of April and runs until the 24th of April.
The main parade will take place through Victoria, but with a modified routing to give more spectators the chance to see the juggernaut waltzing through the world’s smallest capital, on Saturday afternoon, 23rd of April.
(Pictures from the Notting Hill carnival groups’s past
performances in the Seychelles)
Print and electronic media, radio and TV stations from around the world now send teams to the Seychelles to cover this event, the biggest on the annual calendar of events which speaks for itself when promoting the carnival in Victoria.
Flights to the archipelago from Africa are operated by Kenya Airways via Nairobi and Ethiopian Airlines via Addis Ababa while the leading Gulf carriers Emirates – offering double daily departures on B777 aircraft – and Etihad, partner airline of home carrier Air Seychelles, also flies double daily between Abu Dhabi and Mahe, in code share with Air Seychelles.
Qatar Airways will add daily flights later in the year between Doha and Mahe but sadly not in time for this year’s carnival event.
Added information about the carnival, about other calendar events throughout the year and about Destination Seychelles in general can be found via www.seychelles.travel
Expect, as usual, live reports from Victoria with YouTube uploads, by tweet and of course features with pictorials on my ATC News blog.