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Author: 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 When his candidature or document of endorsement was withdrawn by his country just a day before the elections in Madrid, Alain St.Ange showed his greatness as a speaker when he addressed the UNWTO gathering with grace,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. Member of Travelmarketingnetwork.

African Tourism Board President End of Year Message

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 31, 2020 04:00

Alain St.Ange, President of the African Tourism Board and the former Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine of Seychelles issued this message today. "Tourism needs more than an IMF-led ... Read More

On This World Tourism Day 2020

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- September 26, 2020 10:20

The former Minister of Tourism for the Republic of Seychelles and Presidential Candidate for the October 24 elections, Alain St.Ange, shares his thoughts on this World Tourism Day: “As the ... Read More

Seychelles International Airways to Start Flying

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- September 3, 2020 02:51

Seychelles International Airways confirmed to SNA (Seychelles News Agency) that it will start its long-haul operations with a first flight to the island nation on September 10 for passengers and ... Read More

Government Rethinking Mauritius Tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- September 3, 2020 01:52

"We need to make of the difficult situation we are confronted with, an opportunity to rethink Mauritius tourism as well as its future, and government is working in partnership with ... Read More

Marijuana Tourism: Untapped Seychelles Market

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- August 22, 2020 20:50

With some in Seychelles being known for indulging in recreational cannabis use, its continued prohibition is government's way of saying: do as I say, not do as I do. With ... Read More

Cruise Ships banned for two years to avoid second COVID-19 outbreak

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 13, 2020 06:06

The Seychelles Minister Didier Dogley announces a ban on cruise ships for two years.  Dagley's message reported on the island's Nation Newspaper said that this was part of measures to ... Read More

Air France to Mauritius: Flights Resume June 15

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 2, 2020 19:28

Air France plans to resume most of its flights to Africa from July 3. However. some destinations will be served earlier. This is the case for the Air France to ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism to open: Step by step plan released by President Danny Faure

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 27, 2020 19:02

Seychelles President Danny Faure addressed the people of the Republic of Seychelles tonight on the easing of restrictions related to the COVID-19 situation. Travel and tourism is the biggest money ... Read More

One Seychelles on fourth confirmed COVID-19 case

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 16, 2020 19:11

One Seychelles is a political party in Seychelles under the leadership of former Minister of Tourism Alain St.Ange and the current president of the African Tourism Board. Reference is made ... Read More

Plastic Ocean Arch in Seychelles showcases harsh reality of ocean pollution

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 7, 2020 00:55

A Plastic Ocean Arch was recently erected in Victoria, Seychelles, to showcase the harsh reality of ocean pollution. The Ocean Project Seychelles, a non-governmental organization (NGO) established in November 2016, ... Read More

Zero Discrimination Day

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 2, 2020 05:51

On the occasion of the International Day against Discrimination, and in the wake of the presidential State of the Nation Address with its ensuing replies, the One Seychelles political party ... Read More

Air Austral and Air Madagascar partnership headed for breakdown?

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 25, 2020 02:37

On Reunion Island, it is being reported that the existing partnership agreement in place between Air Austral of Reunion Island and Air Madagascar of Madagascar are facing ongoing challenges as ... Read More

Seychelles Marine Scientist fascinating research

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 23, 2020 20:34

A Seychelles marine scientist, Ameer Ebrahim, recently published his research in the Journal of Fish Biology, a global research database. This publication follows four years in the field, where Ebrahim ... Read More

Coronavirus Outbreak: Mauritius Places 5 in Quarantine

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 30, 2020 02:34

The world is reacting to the coronavirus outbreak. Mauritius is being proactive in its drive to protect Mauritius and its people. In Seychelles many are afraid that this disease will ... Read More

Seychelles International Airport from a historical post

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 30, 2020 02:09

Seychelles International Airport (IATA: SEZ, ICAO: FSIA), or Aéroport de la Pointe Larue in French, is the international airport of the Seychelles located on the island of Mahé near the ... Read More

Seychelles offshore blacklisted by France

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 26, 2020 01:18

France blacklisted Seychelles recently for its handling of the offshore sector. But as the world was digesting the implications of the announcement more anomalies are surfacing out of Europe. At ... Read More

Vanilla Island Tourism started 2020 with challenges

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 5, 2020 07:58

The Vanilla Island Region is tourism cooperation between Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion Island, Seychelles The recent shark attack that took place on Praslin island, Seychelles as a visitor was ... Read More

Alain St. Ange New Year Message for One Seychelles

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 29, 2019 20:15

Former Seychelles Minister of Tourism Alain St. Ange may be the person who will shape the future of Seychelles. St.Ange is President of One Seychelles, a newly found political party ... Read More

Air France names newest Airbus A350

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 12, 2019 00:44

Air France has confirmed that it has received its third Airbus A350-900. After "Toulouse" and "Lyon," Air France has decided to rename its new plane "Saint-Denis of Reunion." The first ... Read More

Air Madagascar suspending flights to Johannesburg

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 12, 2019 00:08

It has been confirmed from Air Madagascar that effective early January the airline will be stopping its twice weekly flights from Antananarivo to Johannesburg. This service using a Boeing B737-800NG ... Read More

Air Seychelles confirms delivery of 2nd A320neo aircraft

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 11, 2019 00:04

The new generation aircraft which forms part of the airlines plan to refresh its fleet, will generate unbeatable efficiency, lowest operating costs and will significantly reduce environmental footprint. Similar to ... Read More

Reunion and Seychelles: Tourism cooperation

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 5, 2019 01:04

Azzedine Bouali, President of the Réunion Tourism Federation, was leading a delegation for a 2-day working visit to Seychelles last weekend accompanied by Pascal Viroleau, the CEO of the Vanilla ... Read More

Air Seychelles links with Israel with nonstop flight

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 5, 2019 00:58

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, welcomed its first non-stop flight from Tel Aviv, linking Israel to the Seychelles. Flight HM021 which landed at the Seychelles ... Read More

Brit who helped build Seychelles International Airport returns 48 years later

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- November 21, 2019 00:17

A British citizen who in 1971 oversaw the completion of Seychelles International Airport has realized his dream of revisiting the islands after 48 years. Norman Rose, 91, spent three days on ... Read More

Air Austral: Return of the Dreamliner in the colors of the lagoon

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- November 20, 2019 00:36

"As announced yesterday, the Air Austral Boeing 787-8, registered F-OLRC, is back in the fleet of Air Austral," stated the regional airline. The aircraft, now equipped with engines of the ... Read More

Zanzibar welcomes over 500 Russian tourists on inaugural commercial B747 flight

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- October 31, 2019 22:17

Zanzibar is now receiving a weekly flight from Moscow throughout the European winter season, operated with a Boeing B747 of Russiya Airlines. Biblio Globus, a Russian tour operator, is chartering ... Read More

Omarjee Aviation with Alitalia in Mauritius

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- October 31, 2019 22:15

Omarjee Aviation of Mauritius is on record saying "Welcome back Alitalia! We look forward welcoming you on board during this season. 3 times weekly from Mauritius to Rome." Alitalia has ... Read More

UAE and China capital airports working together

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- October 31, 2019 03:00

A newly-signed agreement between Abu Dhabi Airports and Beijing Daxing International Airport, will see the two sides share best practices and collaborate to enhance their airport operations. The Memorandum of ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines back on track to Athens

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- October 31, 2019 02:38

Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to resume flight to Athens, Greece, effective December 13, 2019. The resumption of the service to Athens came after 18 years, and the city marks ... Read More

Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation collaborates under Pristine Seychelles campaign

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- October 30, 2019 01:47

The Seychelles Department of Tourism (represented by Principal Secretary Anne Lafortune, seen right in photo) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation (represented by ... Read More

Which African country is Dubai Tourism applauding?

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- October 22, 2019 02:45

With impressive double digit growth, inbound traffic from this African nation to the Dubai grew by 28 percent year-on-year, cementing its position as the emirate’s 17th largest source market. Dubai’s ... Read More

Qantas Airways: On board for close to a day

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- October 22, 2019 01:31

Australian carrier Qantas has completed a test of the longest non-stop commercial passenger flight as part of research on how the journey could affect pilots, crew, and passengers. The Boeing ... Read More

Kenya Convention Bureau names new chief

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- October 9, 2019 01:04

The newly-created Kenya Convention Bureau announced that Mrs. Jacinta Nzioka has been appointed as its new director. Previously, Jacinta served for several years as Director of Marketing at the Kenya ... Read More

Air Tanzania gets 2 Airbus A220-

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- September 24, 2019 00:08

Air Tanzania will get two additional Airbus A220-300 aircraft, due for delivery in either late 2020 or early 2021, according to information received from Airbus in Toulouse. Air Tanzania was ... Read More

Air Seychelles announces new Mauritius-Mumbai schedule

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- September 23, 2019 23:41

Air Seychelles has announced that the national airline will commence to serve the Mauritius and Mumbai route on Mondays effective September 30, 2019. The new service between Seychelles and Mauritius ... Read More

Seychelles bags next UN World Tourism Organization CAF meeting

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- September 23, 2019 22:03

The beautiful island of the Republic of Seychelles has been confirmed as the country to host the 63rd Commission for Africa Meeting (CAF) in 2020. The decision was reached after ... Read More