Madagascar tourism news – march 2011 – part 3

Madagascar at the Seychelles ‘Carnival

Madagascar has participated in the first carnival of the Seychelles International 4 to 6 March 2011. This year’s theme was the “melting pot”. The participating countries got to show their music, culinary arts and traditional costumes. From now on, this event will take place every year and wants to stand out from similar events in their detachment from political barriers and the respect for all and each of the participating delegations. The media community was impressed by the “Carnival of Carnivals” which managed to bring to Seychelles twenty-one international floats, including the Notting Hill of the United Kingdom and Lima Calbio, Trinidad & Tobago Soca Queen. For future editions, the organizers aim the delegations of the Rio Carnival, the Carnival of Nice in France, and the Carnival of Venice in Italy. We wish them good luck. Either way, Madagascar is in da house!

Madagascar to Africa to USA

Madagascar was represented at the tourism seminar between the United States and some african countries organized by the Africa Travel Association (ATA) in collaboration with the Diplomatic Mission of the African Union to the United States. More than twenty countries and representatives of several African tourism offices attended the seminar on 10 and 11 March in Washington DC, USA. The South African Airways, an active participant since the first launch of the event in 2006, was the official sponsor of the 2011 edition.

ATA is a big player in african tourism including Madagascar. Its members include african governments and their department of tourism, tourist offices, airlines, cruise lines, hotels and resorts, suppliers and sellers of first line of tourism products, tour operators and travel agencies, and affiliated industries. The ATA, in partnership with the African Union Commission is promoting the sustainable development of tourism to and through the African continent.
Representatives of Madagascar in La Vanille, the Mascareignes Reserve

Several specimens of Madagascar’s fauna can be visited at the natural reserve La Vanille Eel River in Mauritius. One can find insects with a wide variety of form and color, crocodiles imported from Madagascar in 1984, and turtles from the smallest to the giant Aldabra species. It is goog to know that La Vanille is the largest reproduction center for giant Aldabra tortoises in the world.

 African Rally Championship in Madagascar
Madagascar tourism will receive some boost from the Malagasy motoring sports which, after a decade of constant effort, managed to finally get the contract to organize the eighth and final round of the African Rally Championship. It is a big victory for the team of Jimmy Rakotofiringa, president of the Federation of motoring sportsin Madagascar. One must know that he last race completed on the Big Island was sixty years ago!

 The Federation appealed to all the tourism structure and local operators for this great event: the government and its departments, private sponsors, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, security agencies, etc..
A dozen malagasy crews cars have already been approved by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Africa. But this time, we stand up for Joda, the reigning champion of Madagascar. He aims for a place on the podium and will probably run with a new car. Go Joda!

Madagascar will finish off the year in London

The biggest ambassador of Madagascar’s tourism, the Malagasy National Tourism Office (ONTM) makes substantial effort to promote the Big Island around the world. From January to November 2011, ONTM presented Madagascar in six major tourism fairs.
The ONTM announced on mid-March that they will end this year’s tourism campaign with their participation in the largest travel show in the world: the World Travel Market in London from November 7 to 10, 2011. This annual exhibition presents a wide range of destinations and industry sectors in the UK and brings together travel professionals worldwide. Look out!
Madagascar Tourism News – March 2011 – Part 1
Madagascar Tourism News – March 2001 – Part 2
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