Published September 2, 2014
The islands of the Indian Ocean are inviting the world to not only discover them but also experience their exotic sights and sounds.
The Vanilla Island Tourism initiative markets and promotes the Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Mayotte, Mauritius, Reunion Island, and the Seychelles that are collectively known as the Vanilla Islands. But that has not stopped each of these islands from creating its own unique events designed to showcase the culture and traditions of this region of the world.
Among the events that are created to attract travellers to the islands are the International Carnival of Victoria in Seychelles, the Liberté Metises Festival in Reunion Island, the Tourism Fair of Madagascar, the Kreol Festival of Mauritius, and the inaugural Cultural and Gastronomic Festival of the Comoros Islands (August 27-28, 2014).
During the two-day Cultural and Gastronomic Festival held on the Island of Anjouan, the National Tourism Board of Comoros was expected to showcase a series of activities, workshops, traditional dances, gastronomic competitions, and cooking tastings representing all the Vanilla Islands.