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Grenada goes to the Grand Pavois

The 30th Grand Pavois Yachting Exhibition – one of the world’s largest boat shows - took place recently in La Rochelle, France, from 7 to 12 September. Since the OECS was ‘Guest of Honour’, a strong delegation made the trip east, with representatives from Anguilla, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, BVI, Antigua and Barbuda, St Lucia and Montserrat.

According to Suzanne Mason of Grenada Tourism, “the OECS Pavilion was decorated in Caribbean style with ginger-bread houses, corrugated roofs and a large variety of tropical plants and flowers.”

Grenada was represented by Marketing & Development Officer Suzanne mason, Jacqui Pascal from Horizon Yacht Charters and Richard Szyjan from Turbulence Sails. On display in the Grenada booth were Nutmegs, Cinnamon, Cloves and Bay Leaves as well as a short-knee carnival costume whose French origin delighted the local visitors.

Some 5,000 visitors visited Grenada’s booth over the six days, enjoying a promotional DVD displaying destination footage from Horizon Yacht Charters. Many had previously visited the Spice Isle and were anxious to check on the post-Ivan status of the island.

“Many visitors commented on Grenada’s magnificent sailing waters and the natural and historical beauty of the island,” reports Mason.

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