“We know that he would be a good successor for the great work done by Taleb Rifai,” said Mr. Chandra Mohotti, Chairman of the Eastern Province Tourism Bureau and Senior Vice President of the Galle Face Hotel Group Management Company, before adding: “Alain St.Ange is a unifier and has always tried to bring countries together to work as one for tourism, and has been a good friend. We have watched closely his Vanilla Islands initiative and the way he worked tirelessly to create a new tourism region for the Indian Ocean.
We need so much this approach if unity in the UNWTO is to continue the work you have started. We also appreciate his continued statement of, friends of all and enemies of none, and the call for respect of people immaterial of color, of religious beliefs, of political affiliation, and of gender preferences. The United Nations will no doubt greatly benefit from the experience and personality of Alain St.Ange, and we are delighted to endorse his candidacy for Secretary General of the UNWTO.”