Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture has signed an MOU with Mr Kirschlee Naidoo from Insane Fitness & Nutrition, Pretoria, South Africa.
The aim of the MOU is to develop, promote and strengthen joint relationships between the Ministry of Tourism & Culture of Seychelles and Insane Fitness & Nutrition in sport tourism as niche market in South Africa.
Through the different marketing and promotion projects that Insane Fitness & Nutrition is currently involved with in South Africa, Seychelles would automatically be promoted. For instance cooperation with regards to the 2015 Carnival International de Victoria of the Seychelles is already in the planning phase whereby a group of elite athletes and Fitness Models are being prepared and selected to be part of the South African Sports Delegation who will travel to Seychelles to be part of the carnival. Mr Naidoo says that ‘ it is a privilege for me to be partnering with the Seychelles Tourism Board in being one of the main promoters for the 2015 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria of Seychelles in South Africa , and at the same promoting Seychelles as a sports tourism destination which I believe will attract more South Africans to the Seychelles archipelago”
Another area of interest, which the Seychelles Tourism Board in South Africa is initiating is to develop Golf Tourism as a niche market. The idea is to attract Golfers to the designer golf course at the Constance Lemuria Resort on the island of Praslin in the Seychelles and make an annual golf tournament in Seychelles in partnership with other stakeholders in the industry. To bring more value to the Golf Tournament Mr Naidoo is introducing ‘Cross Fit Training’ to the tournament. Mr Naidoo says ‘Cross Fit program applies to all individuals, no matter what your age or fitness level. Our training approach emphasizes fundamental, functional movements with proper technique, basics first. By utilizing ever-changing workouts, a combination of bodyweight, weightlifting and high-intensity drills, you will experience fitness first hand’.