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St.Ange from Seychelles receives more support from the Mauritius Association of Inbound Operators (AIOM) for the SG elections at the UNWTO

St.Ange from Seychelles receives more support from the Mauritius Association of Inbound Operators (AIOM) for the SG elections at the UNWTO

Seychelles_StAnge_FF_150802_900_LT-564x376The Association of Inbound Operators of Mauritius (AIOM) have confirmed their support for Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Candidate for Secretary General for the UNWTO through a letter of endorsement forwarded by Firdaus Rawat, on behalf of Association of Inbound Operators (Mauritius).

The letter from their Port Louis Offices in Mauritius says AIOM are providing a recommendation letter in view of the Seychelles participation in the next election of UNWTO.

“On behalf of members of the AIOM, the ASSOCIATION OF INBOUND OPERATORS (MAURITIUS), I wish to support the candidature of Mr Alain St.Ange of Seychelles, for the post of Secretary General at the next election of the UNWTO. Our members have been well acquainted with Mr Alain St.Ange through the good tourism relationship which has always existed between Mauritius and Seychelles. Mr Alain St.Ange was very active and gave great visibility to the Indian Ocean through the Vanilla Islands Regional Organization” Mr Rawat of the AIOM writes.

Alain St.Ange has welcomed the latest endorsement received from the island of Mauritius. “Together the islands of the Indian Ocean through the Vanilla Islands created a new tourism region and we were successful at it. The islands of Mauritius, Seychelles, Reunion, Madagascar, Comoros and Mayotte all worked together for their tourism industry. Today another private tourism sector group, this time from Mauritius, have come out to endorse the Seychelles Candidate for the post of Secretary General of the UNWTO and we are indeed thankful” said Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Candidate for the coming UNWTO elections.

The Seychelles Candidate St.Ange is receiving more and more letters of endorsement from tourism private sector trade and from international press. 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, Bea Broda the known Producer/Writer/Host/Speaker from the Americas who wrote: One candidate that stands out to me is Alain St.Ange, the former Minister of Tourism of Seychelles. In the seven years that I have been familiar with his work, I have witnessed the extraordinary dedication, enthusiasm and visionary brilliance that resulted in his enormous success in this role. St.Ange took a relatively small island nation in the middle of the Indian Ocean and created a way to bring Seychelles to the forefront of global attention with the enactment of the Carnaval International de Victoria. This international event experienced six years of success, not only bringing interest and tourism to the nation, but proudly unifying all of the people who live there towards a common goal. In addition, St.Ange was a founder of the Vanilla Islands of the Indian Ocean, a consortium designed to combine the strengths of the islands located in the Indian Ocean to present a strong front in a competitive market. He has worked ceaselessly in the direction of the absolute success of those issues to which he cheerfully commits his time, and I would personally like to see someone with his considerable vision, dedication and creativity take the helm of an organization as influential to tourism as UNWTO, and Theresa St.John, the reputed Travel Writer who said “It’s not often that I have the chance to interact with someone who speaks so passionately about travel, tourism, and the people behind the ‘business of it’, the Hon Xavier-Luc Duval, former Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius who had responsibility for Tourism and also a past president of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands, now Leader of the Opposition in Mauritius, the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Gilbert Lamory, the Vice President responsible for Development for GIHP (Groupement pour l’insertion des personnes Handicapees Physiques) of France, Johnny Rohregger, the King of Travel, Hardy Lucas, a former political colleague of the Seychelles Candidate, Germany’s Thomas Cook Group Airlines Condor Flugdienst GmbH, a leading European Leisure Airlines Group said:- Alain St.Ange is in the top league by global comparison, and wish him all the best for his candidacy for the UNWTO and Wolfgang H. Thome of the Aviation, Tourism & Conservation News from Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands who wrote St.Ange is My Man for the UNWTO Top Job. Maxime Behar, the President of the ICCO, the largest Public Relations community on the world being in 48 countries who said:- I know Alain St.Ange as perfect professional who understands every single small detail in the tourism business, but also has a wide vision on the whole world and knows how to make this business much more efficient and result oriented. On his part Peter Sinon, former Seychelles Ambassador & Minister and former Executive Director of the African Development Bank for Africa’s Eastern Constituency said ” I wholeheartedly endorse Alain St.Ange for the post of Secretary General of the UNWTO”

Iuliia Tore

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