(Posted 23rd March 2022)
Under the leadership of Wilfrid BERTILE, the Vanilla Islands President and in line with the orientations of the Reunion Region, new actions aimed at co-development in the Indian Ocean will be launched in the coming months.
This news follows a meeting late last week in Seychelles between Pascal Viroleau, the Director of the Vanilla Islands Association and the Minister Sylvestre Radegonde, the Seychelles Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism and his PS Mrs. Sherin Francis. The meeting, which took place on the day of the celebration of the Francophonie in the archipelago, made it possible to share the vision for the future and the implementation of the actions for the Indian Ocean Island’s Vanilla islands.
After nearly two years of inactivity, the reopening of the borders gradually allows a resumption of tourist activities. Inter-island combinations and cruising will serve as a basis for the renewed development of relations between the Vanilla Islands members, which also include Mauritius/Rodgrigues, Mayotte, Madagascar and the Comoros.
The grouping of professionals and cooperation between the tourism marketing institutions of the six islands were also mentioned. It was agreed that to meet new needs, a connection of the small accommodation structures of the different islands, must allow a better sharing and for a better efficiency.
Based on these elements, a visit by a Seychellois delegation could be made in 2022 to Reunion in order to concretize the new regional orientations and give the Vanilla Islands Organization renewed impetus.