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Air Seychelles and Seychelles Tourism join hands in South Africa

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Written by Alain St.Ange

Air Seychelles together with the support of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) have participated in the 17th edition of South Africa’s most trusted and well-loved wedding exhibition, “The Wedding Expo.”

The two day event held at the Carnival City Sun Park in Johannesburg last week provided exhibitors the marketing platform to expose their brand and product to customers looking for ideas about the best suppliers and destinations to host their wedding. Attended by over 30,000 visitors and nearly 500 exhibitors, the fair also provided exhibitors the opportunity to widen their reach within Johannesburg by making extensive use of The Wedding Expo social media platforms, digital newsletter including features in the top bridal and wedding inspirations magazine distributed nationally. In addition to promoting Air Seychelles products, services and connections to the Seychelles, visitors had the chance to learn more about the various options plus packages Seychelles has for those planning their weddings and honeymoon at an exclusive destination.

Charles Johnson, Chief Commercial Officer of Air Seychelles said: “The South African continues to drive big demand for Seychelles, especially for the honeymoon market. Joining the Seychelles Tourism Board at the exhibition was a great opportunity to promote the newly introduced daily frequency between the Seychelles and Johannesburg in addition to reaffirming our commitment to the South African market.”

Lena Hoareau, Director for South Africa for STB added: “Honeymoon is a growing segment for the South African market and there is always immense interest in Seychelles as the ideal romantic destination. It is actually the dream of every couple to tie the knot or go on honeymoon in the Seychelles. We work very closely with the tour operators to promote this particular niche and they offer several attractive packages throughout the year, to entice couples to choose Seychelles.”

Source: ATC News

 

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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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