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Sri Lanka Tourism Bureau supporting Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles for Secretary General of the UNWTO

 Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Candidate for the position of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has received a further boost in his bid ahead of the May elections.

Official Photo - Minister Alain St.AngeSri Lanka Tourism professional Chandra Mohotti, the Chairman of the Eastern Province Tourism Bureau and Senior Vice President of the Galle Face Hotel Group Management Company has written to confirm that he was endorsing the candidature of Alain St.Ange, the candidate from Seychelles for the post of Secretary General of the UNWTO. Mr Mohotti who is also the Chairman of the Tourism Industry Skills Council if Sri Lanka said in his endorsement letter that he has followed the work of Alain St.Ange since he was Director of Tourism of Seychelles right through to his Ministerial days when he took responsibility for Seychelles Tourism.

“We know that he would be a good successor for the great work done by Taleb Rifai” said Mr Chandra Mohotti before adding that:- “Alain St.Ange is a unifier and has always tried to bring countries together to work as one for tourism, and has been a good friend. We have watched closely his Vanilla islands initiative and the way he worked tirelessly to create a new tourism region for the indian Ocean. We need so much this approach if unity in the UNWTO to continue the work you have started. We also appreciate his continued statement of friends of all and enemies of none and the call for respect of people immaterial of colour, of religious beliefs, of political affiliation and of gender preferences. The United Nations will no doubt greatly benefit from the experience and personality of Alain St.Ange and we are delighted to endorse his candidacy for Secretary General of the UNWTO”

Alain St.Ange has welcome the endorsement from Sri Lanka. “This is a sign of global tourism network at work. Being able to go beyond your own borders is needed if one aspires to lead the UNWTO. We in Seychelles are humbled by the endorsement” said Alain St.Ange.

The Seychelles Candidate has already received Letters of Endorsement from President Danny Faure of the Seychelles, from Sir James Mancham, Seychelles founding President who wrote an open letter about his support for the Seychelles St.Ange bid for the United Nations just a week before he passed away, the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Organisation (Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles},  the Africa Ports Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA), Tanzania Society of Travel Agents (TASOTA), the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA), Fred W. Finn, the World’s Most Travelled Person Guinness World Records, the Seychelles Hindu Kovil Sangam Association, India’s important N.R.I. Welfare Society, the Creole Travel Services of Seychelles and the Association of Tourism Professionals of Mauritius (ATP), Eden Island Seychelles and Bea Broda the known Producer/Writer/Host/Speaker from the Americas. Mr St.Ange continues to say that he is thankful for this democratic approach to the coming election for the seat of Secretary General for the UNWTO by the frontline team of tourism.


Iuliia Tore

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