GHANA, July 2018 – Meeting on the sidelines of the Routes Africa 2018 conference, key speakers Stephanie Wear Pintado of Tenerife and Alain St.Ange of Seychelles met to discuss the tourism potential and possible cooperation between their two countries.
“Tenerife Island and Seychelles are from different parts of the world but can and should cooperate in their development of tourism,” said Alain St.Ange of the Saint Ange Tourism Consultancy and the Seychelles former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine after meeting with Stephanie Wear Pintado, the Director of Economic and Air Service Development of the Tenerife Tourism Corporation.
Both Stephanie Wear Pintado and Alain St.Ange were Key Speakers at the Routes Africa 2018 in Ghana last week and they made time to meet on the sidelines of the conference to discuss tourism and possible cooperation.
“Similarities of small islands with their tourism development do exist and successes of one can be looked at in the development processes of the other. Tenerife Island is currently looking at the next generation of hotel development and is conscious of the need to increase yield from their key industry. These are exactly the same concerns and challenges discussed at every small island developing state and often raised at the Ministerial Meetings of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands,” said St.Ange.
Stephanie Wear Pintado and Alain St.Ange expect to meet again the near future to conclude their discussions.