Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, is on his to Ghana where he will be participating in a UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Regional Conference on Enhancing Brand Africa, Fostering Tourism Development.
Minister St.Ange will be in Ghana until August 19 when he will be heading to Kenya for another Ministerial Meeting for Tourism Ministers of East Africa and of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands.
The Seychelles Minister is responding to a call by Mr. Taleb Rifai, the UNWTO Secretary General, to be a speaker to this UNWTO Regional Conference which will be looking at Brand Africa and Fostering Tourism Development. Seychelles was one of the countries who appealed to the AU (Africa Union) to work with its member states to develop a Brand Africa for the continent’s tourism industry. The AU followed this appeal by organizing a Ministerial Meeting on this very point in Seychelles over a year ago now.
This Ghana meeting will be uniting a large number of tourism ministers from Africa, and through the UNWTO, they will all be seated together to analyze this call for a Brand Africa, bearing in mind that tourism is one of the Africa’s most promising sectors in terms of development.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .