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Air Seychelles at Airport Show 2019

Written by Alain St.Ange

Key representatives from the Air Seychelles Ground Operations team have this week attended the Airport Show 2019, one of the world’s largest annual business to business airport exhibition.

Held under the theme “The Future of Airport Innovation Starts Here”, the 19th edition of the show which proceeded as from Monday, 29 April until Wednesday, 1 May 2019, gathered a total of 375 exhibitors from 60 countries showcasing the latest products and services across the entire spectrum of airport operations.

Vania Larue, Head of Ground Services at Air Seychelles said: “The Airport Show was a good opportunity for the team to view the latest technology, developments and emerging trends taking place within airport operations.

“Besides visiting the various stands, the exhibition was the ideal platform to network with aviation experts, suppliers including various airport teams from around the globe to share ideas and learn about the best practices within the aviation industry.”

The event which took place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre were attended by the Head of Ground Services, Vania Larue, Head of Airport Services, Nicolette Bamboche, Manager Ramp Services, George Desaubin, Manager Ground Support Equipment, Jeven Zelia and Systems Manager, Richard Renaud.

Throughout the three days, the team also had the opportunity to witness the unveiling of about 50 new technologies and innovative products by the participating exhibitors and businesses set to shape the future of airport experience.

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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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