Alain St. Ange, Seychelles

Alain St.Ange is the Former Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine for the Republic of Seychelles. He is currently competing in the presidential election of the country.

He was appointed as the Seychelles Director of Marketing in 2009, and in 2010, promoted to CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board.

In 2012, he was elected as the first President of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organisation (Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, Comoros & Mayotte) aimed at forming a new tourism destination brand. That same year, he was named by Seychelles President, James Michel, as the Minister of Tourism and Culture. In 2013 he was unanimously elected by the Commission of the Africa region (CAF) as member of the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

He worked endlessly to establish the tropical island as one of the world’s most attractive and visible travel destinations. Under his leadership, tourism in the Seychelles grew.

Through empowering businesses and working to become a role model in sustainability efforts, Alain St.Ange was the tenacious and resourceful minister. As a direct result Seychelles saw a significant increase in capital investments from resorts, hotels and destination management companies.

He has received numerous awards and honours, including the Mahatma Gandhi Honour Award (2014) for his work in strengthening Indo-Seychelles relations, a Plaque of Honour from the House of Lords in London (2015), and the Tourism Eminent Achiever Award in Africa (2015). He has also authored and co-authored several books about Seychelles.

He is the Deputy Secretary-General of FORSEAA (Forum of Small Medium Economic AFRICA ASEAN) in Jakarta, a Consultant for TMN (Travel Marketing Network) in New York, Co-Chair of the SUNx (Strong Universal Network) Organisation in London, Vice President & Founding Member of ICTP (International Coalition of Tourism Partners), Consultant to PMAESA (Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa) in Mombassa and CIOA ( Cruise Indian Ocean Association) in Durban.

Mr. St. Ange is currently president of the African Tourism Board and co-chair of Project Hope, an African initiative in response to the COVID pandemic.

Mr. St. Ange has worked day and night for so many years for the better of the tourism industry and has been seen speaking at events around the globe.

Mr. St.Ange brought not only himself, but the reputation of his country to become a leading force in international tourism.

Friends with all, enemies with none is what drives Mr. St. Ange in the love of this industry/

He truly deserves his prominent seat in the International Hall of Tourism Heroes.

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