Melton Ernesta, based in Jamaica, and Maryvonne Pool, who is based in Tanzania, met this week in Dar es Salam, Tanzania, to strategize together plans for supporting actions by the island’s Tourism Ambassadors based in the four corners of the world.
Maryvonne Pool, who is also the Seychelles Consul in Tanzania, took that opportunity to share her production of SUVs wheels covers with Melton Ernesta. One hundred such dedicated wheel covers has now been sent to Jamaica for promoting Seychelles. The wheels covers were sponsored by Maryvonne Pool personally to help Melton Ernesta in his drive to promote Seychelles in Jamaica.
The Tourism Ambassadors program was launched by Seychelles just over one-and-half years ago to rally Seychellois sationals from the four corners of the world to work alongside the Seychelles Tourism Board in spreading the name of Seychelles across the world.
“You can take a Seychellois out of Seychelles, but you cannot take Seychelles out of the Seychellois,” Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, said at the launch of that program. “Seychelles Tourism Ambassadors are our foot soldiers in our mission to make Seychelles as visible as possible,” Alain St.Ange said.
The Seychelles were innovative when they launched that program, which has now been adopted by different Tourism Boards. Seychelles wanted to recognize the presence of its nationals now settled in the four corners of the world and to keep them well informed on the happenings of their island of birth. The island’s Tourism Ambassadors all receive their very own monthly Seychelles Tourism Ambassadors dedicated newsletter.