Seychelles Minister St.Ange attends Formula 1 Grand Prix

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, attended the Formula 1 race at the Yas Marina circuit during his working visit to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Accepting an invitation from Vijay Poonoosamy, the Vice President of International & Public Affairs of Etihad Airways, Mr. St.Ange saw Nico Rosberg win the Drivers’ World Championship. 

"I had never been to a Formula 1 race and it was a real pleasure to be present in the Etihad Airways lounge to see the race. Many years ago, I was lucky enough to see a Formula 2 race in Barcelona when Air Seychelles and the Seychelles Tourism Board had a branded car in that race. Today, I had the chance to network with industry players while at the Formula 1 race," Mr. St.Ange said. "The atmosphere was great and I would like to thank Etihad Airways for this opportunity."

Also present at the Etihad lounge were Roy Kinnear, the CEO of Air Seychelles, and Maja Gedosev head of Corporate Affairs at Air Seychelles.

About Seychelles Tourism Board

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off East Africa. It's home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé, a hub for visiting the other islands, is home to the nation's capital, Victoria. It is also home to the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and the world's most breathtaking beaches, including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka. With so many islands to choose from, each with an enchanting charm and character all its own, and over 65 beaches on the principal island of Mahé alone, visitors are sure to find their own piece of paradise for a little downtime in the sun and sand.

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