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Reunion: Nine new Ambassadors to honour for the Reunion Island!

In its desire to promote the island of Reunion beyond the borders, the IRT (Ile de La Réunion Tourisme) relies on women and men known and recognised, from sports, cultural or audiovisual world. Since 2011, 31 personalities were appointed ambassadors of honour at Reunion. Friday, March 21, 2014, nine new faces have received this honour

Friday, March 21, 2014 at Lux *, the IRT has awarded nine new titles of ambassadors of honour at Reunion. These personalities have been or are high level sportsmen who make vibrate the public by their performance.

These are local and national journalists and hosts of television channels. They are singers that by their voices, reflect the warmth of the population of Reunion Island. These are models which help to strengthen the reputation of the island conveying its miscegenation, its history, describing its picturesque landscapes, and speaking lovingly of the island.
In the presence of Marie Payet, Daniel Sangouma, Louis André Goulay, Marie-Ève Hoarau and Mathilde Hoarau, the vice-president of the IRT Patrick Serveaux gave a title of Honorary Ambassador of Reunion to:
- Kakouk
His real name Frantz Ledoyen last forest tisane from father to son, country guide and passionate medicinal plants;
- Stephanie Thazar
Revelation of Reunionese music scene in 2010, winner of SACEM "Meilleur espoir ";
- Sébastien Coupy
First man to make the crossing kite surfing between Mauritius and Reunion Island in 2010. Three times champion of Reunion in paragliding. Top athlete in France paragliding Group in 2008 and 2009. Winner of the pre-world cup paragliding Reunion in October 2013. Qualification at the end of e world cup paragliding 2013;
- Philippe Nativel
Champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. 7 titles at the 2005 European Championships, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013.

A title of International Master and Senior Rio Jiu-Jitsu in 2009;
- Mohamed Samsoudine
Competitor and professor of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. 6 times titrated at the European Championships, the first in 2014;
- Alexis Wenceslas Sztrakoniczky
Champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. 10 European titles and now double European champion in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014. Pan American Champion 2009 Champion Australian Open in 2012;
- Audrey Dardenne
Songwriter and performer, she was named "Voix d'or" Reunion in 2008;
- Katiana Castelnau
Animator from the age of 11 alongside Séverine Ferrer. Currently host of Premiere Reunion (France Télévisions) and comedian;
- Julien Antaya
Champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu 2007 European champion (gold), European vice-champion in 2009 (silver and bronze), European champion in 2010 (gold and bronze), European champion in 2012 (or and silver), European vice-champion in 2014 (silver).
By joining the circle of honour of Ambassadors of Reunion, these figures in turn contribute to its fame, and in a volunteer way. Their mission: to know, to love and to pass the island of Reunion.


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