Seychelles’ former tourism minister honoured | 28 September 2019
Seychelles’ former tourism minister Alain St Ange joins ministers Najib Balala of Kenya and Edmund Bartlett of Jamaica among other tourism leaders to be recognised by the African Travel and Tourism Industry for their exemplary work and contribution to the growth of the sector in Africa, in the Diaspora and in the world.
ATQ News and Akwaaba African Travel Market have selected former Minister St Ange, Minister Balala and Minister Bartlett to be listed as Africa’s Top 100 Tourism Personalities.
They were honoured at the First African Tourism Diaspora Conference 2019 which took place in Lagos, Nigeria from September 22 to 24, 2019.
Publisher of ATQ News, Ikechi Uko, says: “The award recognises personalities of African origin, living in Africa or outside the continent, irrespective of their current citizenship or nationality who are willing to contribute to the development of the continent and its Diaspora.”
Mr St Ange said after receiving the prestigious Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities Award that this was a tremendous honour for the work he has been doing for tourism as an industry.
“I thank wholeheartedly the African Tourism Diaspora for this wonderful recognition,” said Mr St Ange as he collected his award.
Former Minister St Ange is the Predident of African Tourism Board Association and has been working to create avenues for continued growth of tourism.
The Africa Travel 100 Awards, now in its 18th year, has recognised over the years leaders, industry practitioners and government officials who have promoted tourism and improved travel using unique platforms and new information.
It is also set up to recognise individuals who have distinguished themselves as foremost and outstanding drivers in the travel and tourism industry and through their efforts and that of their organisations have impacted positively to the travel and tourism sector, stimulating and helping to achieve the country’s tourism goals and forging interactions among stakeholders.