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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism #29

In this festive season edition, the editorial covers Seychelles beaches again being recognised as being among the best in the world. We also touch on Seychelles being a leader in the field of the Blue Economy and Sustainable Tourism, mentioning the ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #21

In this 21st Report, I tackle the concept of ‘Tourism for All’ without any discrimination, be it colour of the skin, religious belief, political affiliation, gender, disability, or sexual preference, and expound on the need to accept the concept; that what is good ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #20

Seychelles today has embraced change. Some change everyone is happy with, others are being questioned, but change is here and the people remain determined to see it through because it should safeguard the industries that keep the economy of the ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #19

My quote for this report is one about actions in daily life by those who feel insecure:- “When you blame others, you are avoiding some truth about yourself.” Tourism remains the pillar of the Seychelles economy and some visiting personalities from ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #18

My quote for this week’s Seychelles Report is by Richard Branson:-  “The key to success in business is all about people, people, people. It should go without saying, if you look after your people, your customers and bottom line will ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #17

My quote for this week is repeated often by many serious leaders:- “The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.” I’ve no idea who first echoed these wise words, but suffice to say, ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #16

Talk is easy. Walking the talk is more difficult. The Seychelles business community does not talk for the sake of talking, they put their money where their mouth is and help create the economy of the country and provide employment. ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #15

Change, for the benefit of the country, and change for the betterment of the People is necessary to avoid stagnation, which is often the result of the same old record playing for much too long. This statement leads to my ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #14

My quote for this week is another one by the legendary Nelson Mandela as he worked to get more people to join the public life of his country. “No Single Person, No Body of Opinion, No Political Doctrine, No Religious ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #13

My quote for this week’s report is one by the Bishop Denis Wiehe, the very respected Roman Catholic Bishop of Port Victoria from his 2013 New Year Message. “Respect for each person is the basis for true democracy” Often and ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #12

Hate has no home in the lives of those who value inclusion, tolerance and random acts of kindness.  Many may be familiar with the song lyrics, “Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me.” Many of you share ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #11

I am starting the 11th edition of the Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report with a quote from the respected Mahatma Gandhi: “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #10

My 8th Report concerning the lack of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Seychelles prompted significant feedback from readers. One particular point that was raised by a troubled reader is that construction companies tend to book a lot of airline ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #9

I begin this report with a well-known quote from the great philosopher, Socrates: “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.” Following a discussion last week on the economic status of our island Nation, Air Seychelles confirmed ...

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Saint Ange Tourism Report #8

I start this edition with a quote I really appreciate from Winston Churchill: “You cannot reach your destination if you stop to throw stones at every dog that barks.” Whether the masses realize it yet or not, Seychelles is facing challenging ...

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Saint Ange Tourism Report #7

Reactions from my Fifth Tourism Report revealed a marked interest across the board concerning the exorbitant costs of building material on Praslin and La Digue Islands. Government fees and levies on barges and cargo boats are crippling the tourism industry ...

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Saint Ange Tourism Report #6: In Memory of Louis D’Offay

Louis D’Offay, the well-known and highly respected hotelier from the Seychelles island of Praslin, died on the 18th July 2017 leaving the industry he led for many years in shock and dismay. Louis, the much-loved tourism personality, was a father and ...

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Saint Ange Tourism Report #5

Among the varied suggestions arising my last Report is the proposal for a Tourism Conference, an idea that I have been toying with ever since. The discussion in last week’s Report regarding the proposed ring-road from Anse Lazio to Mont ...

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Saint Ange Tourism Report #4

My 3rd Tourism Report prompted much feedback from loyal readers. One key point that was raised by many readers was the general and pervasive loss of respect for one another in the Seychelles. This was highlighted by stories of the ...

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Saint Ange Tourism Report #3

Welcome to Edition 3 of the Saint Ange Tourism Report from Seychelles. By Alain St.Ange. Many thanks for all the feedback and good wishes. To the tourism trade and your staff members in Seychelles, I can only reinforce that we are ...

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The UNWTO Secretary-General Election Fiasco

When I wrote ’The Race for UNWTO Secretary-General’ on 11 April, I had high hopes on the Seychelles candidate Alain St.Ange winning the race. At the time, I could not have foreseen that this esteemed institution would become embroiled in ...

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London Terror Attack Condemnation

During the evening of Saturday 3rd June 2017, the city of London has once again suffered from cowardly acts of terrorism. According to a report published in this morning’s edition of  The Telegraph, seven people have been killed and 48 injured, ...

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Suspect African Union Meeting in Addis Ababa

Following numerous media articles and views on suspicious conduct relating to the recent UNWTO Secretary-General elections, the photograph depicted above has surfaced of African Union (AU) tourism ministers meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which according to the then Seychelles Secretary-General ...

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The Race for UNWTO Secretary-General

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) announced the names of seven candidates who will be competing in the race for the top tourism industry post of Secretary-General to replace Taleb Rifai when his term ends in December this year. ...

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IGLTA Issues Statement on UNWTO SG

John Tanzella, the President/CEO of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (ILGTA), has issued a statement to remind the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) member countries of the importance of this niche tourism sector ahead of the upcoming UNWTO Secretary-General ...

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Kenya Represented on WTFL Advisory Board

Since launching in 2009, the World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) has been professionally supported by an international Advisory Board. Jacinta Nzioka of the Kenya Tourism Board has become the Advisory Board’s newest member. WTFL said that after a detailed talent search ...

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PMAESA Endorses Alain St.Ange for UNWTO Top Post

The Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA), based in Mombassa, Kenya, has pledged its support of Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Candidate for the post of Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Ports are an ...

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Seychelles Minister of Tourism Resigns

News broke earlier today that Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles had presented his letter of resignation to President Danny Faure, President of the Republic of Seychelles. According to the Seychelles News Agency, a statement from the president’s office on ...

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Seychelles Message on World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day message from Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles – islands dependent on their tourism industry.   As the world marks Tourism Day it is important for us in Seychelles to say “Happy Tourism Day” to each and ...

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A good tourism industry is good for Seychelles

“A good tourism industry is good for Seychelles and each citizen should bear this in mind”. The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange echoed these words during an interview he gave on the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation’s popular News ...

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