Considered as one of the revelations of the Euro 2016, Dimitri Payet joined the circle of honorary ambassadors for Reunion Island. On Saturday 23rd July, the president of Reunion Island Tourism Board (IRT), Stéphane Fouassin awarded the honorary title to Dimitri Payet at a press conference held at the Akoya Hôtel & Spa. 

Native of Saint-Philippe, Dimitri Payet thrilled the soccer world with his exploits during the Euro 2016. Thanks to his prowess, the reunionese player headlined in the most important national media. Not only the whole of France, but also supporters and media worldwide, were riveted to the sight of this outstanding athlete and his native island. This visibility, and the positive message conveyed by Dimitri Payet, create an extraordinary opportunity for Reunion Island to reinforce its image and reputation, at a global level, as a land of talent and mixed cultures.