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The Permanent Commission of the Region of Reunion provides a financial envelope for the Vanilla Islands

The Standing Committee of Region was held on Tuesday at the Hotel de Region Pierre Lagourgue chaired by Didier Robert. The regional advisors examine at this standing committee, forty reports. The Commission decided inter alia "to mobilise an envelope of 198,000 euros in regional equity - 410,132 euros on European funds ERDF POCT - for the action program 2014 of the Association of Vanilla Islands". Below is the release related to Vanilla Islands.

Vanilla Islands: a chance to strengthen tourism in the Indian Ocean area
In 2013, nearly 25,000 tourists who came to Reunion Island through a combination of Islands vanilla. The Commission has decided to mobilise an envelope of 198 000 euro on regional equity (and 410 132 euro on European funds ERDF RPTC) for the association of the vanilla Islands 2014 program.

Objective: increase the number of tourists in the Indian Ocean area in relying on the cultural identity of each island. The community launched in 2010, the concept of the «vanilla Islands », product consisting of seven islands of the Indian Ocean (Reunion; Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles, Comoros, Mayotte and Maldives). This initiative, welcomed by the President of the World Tourism Organisation, Mr. Taleb Rifaï, at the last international conference which was held in Reunion Island, demonstrating his interest.

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