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Mauritius Tourism Ministry expects 5% growth in visitors arrival

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Written by Alain St.Ange

Mauritius is attracting more and more tourists and a growth of 5% is now expected announces the Minister of Tourism Anil Gayan. He was hosting a press conference at his ministry’s headquarters in Port Louis. Anil Gayan is also announcing a logo competition as part of the Kreol International Festival scheduled for next November. 

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Mauritius is attracting more and more tourists and a growth of 5% is now expected announces the Minister of Tourism Anil Gayan. He was hosting a press conference at his ministry’s headquarters in Port Louis. Anil Gayan is also announcing a logo competition as part of the Kreol International Festival scheduled for next November.

Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox. Capital Port Louis has sites such as the Champs de Mars horse track, Eureka plantation house and 18th-century Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens.

Encompassing a multiplicity of cultures and beliefs, Mauritius has a vast number of festivals taking place throughout the year.  For many travellers, local events spark their interest and the celebrations get mixed into their vacation plans. Festivals provide a fun way to learn about the arts, music, food and traditions of other countries. Mauritius is undeniably one of the most festival-loving places in the Indian Ocean. With its varied customs and time-honoured traditions, the island’s annual celebrations prove that it is truly a melting pot of cultures. The Mauritian festivals have vibrant energy like no other; from fun street parties and grand festive feasts, to sacred religious celebrations- there is something to tempt wanderlust adventurers of all ages. You will undoubtedly be delighted by the flamboyant clothing the locals don to celebrate cultural festivals and the kaleidoscope of vibrant colours are a feast for the eyes.
The dazzling displays and pulsing energy of Mauritians cause an explosion of the senses. Your taste buds will also be overwhelmed by the delectable flavours on offer, from aromatic curries to fiery stir-fries, you’ll have access to a wide range of delicacies. There’s no doubt the infectious spirit and warm Mauritian hospitality will bring even the most sceptical bystander to life and leave them with memories to last a lifetime. So, don’t be shy and join the crowd to feel the energy and live the authentic experience.
The colour and energy of festivals and cultural events in Mauritius are incredible, so if you get an opportunity to attend one, don’t pass up on it!
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Alain St.Ange

Alain St Ange has been working in the tourism business since 2009. He was appointed as the Director of Marketing for Seychelles by President and Minister of Tourism James Michel.

He was appointed as the Director of Marketing for Seychelles by President and Minister of Tourism James Michel. After one year of

After one year of service, he was promoted to the position of CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board.

In 2012 the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands regional Organization was formed and St Ange was appointed as the first president of the organization.

In a 2012 cabinet re-shuffle, St Ange was appointed as Minister of Tourism and Culture which he resigned on 28 December 2016 in order to pursue a candidacy as Secretary General of the World Tourism Organisation.

At the UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu in China, a person who was being sought after for the “Speakers Circuit” for tourism and sustainable development was Alain St.Ange.

St.Ange is the former Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine who left office in December last year to run for the position of Secretary General of the UNWTO. When his candidature or document of endorsement was withdrawn by his country just a day before the elections in Madrid, Alain St.Ange showed his greatness as a speaker when he addressed the UNWTO gathering with grace, passion, and style.

His moving speech was recorded as the one on the best marking speeches at this UN international body.

African countries often remember his Uganda address for the East Africa Tourism Platform when he was a guest of honor.

As former Tourism Minister, St.Ange was a regular and popular speaker and was often seen addressing forums and conferences on behalf of his country. His ability to speak ‘off the cuff’ was always seen as a rare ability. He often said he speaks from the heart.

In Seychelles he is remembered for a marking address at the official opening of the island’s Carnaval International de Victoria when he reiterated the words of John Lennon famous song… ” you may say I am a dreamer, but I am not the only one. One day you will all join us and the world will be better as one”. The world press contingent gathered in Seychelles on the day ran with the words by St.Ange which made headlines everywhere.

St.Ange delivered the keynote address for the “Tourism & Business Conference in Canada”

Seychelles is a good example for sustainable tourism. This is therefore not surprising to see Alain St.Ange being sought after as a speaker on the international circuit.

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