Alain St. Ange resigns as Minister of Tourism and Culture for Seychelles
The Minister of Tourism and Culture for the Seychelles, Alain St. Ange, has stepped down from his role after four years in the post. Mr St. Ange is said to be applying for the role of secretary general of the World Tourism Organisation, and elections will start this year. Maurice Loustau-Lalanne has been appointed as the minister of tourism, civil aviation, ports and marine for the Seychelles.
Following four years in the role of Minister of Tourism and Culture for the Seychelles, Alain St. Ange has stepped down from his post. He is expected to apply for the role of secretary general of the World Tourism Organisation which is coming up later this year.
“I was able to serve my country and the people of Seychelles in a way that made a positive difference in the lives of so many people,”
“I know that I have worked tirelessly for the tourism industry and the results speak for themselves.”
wrote Mr St. Ange in his resignation letter.
Mr St. Ange has been replaced by Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, who was sworn in by Danny Faure, the President of the island nation.
Mr Loustau-Lalanne is now the new minister of tourism, civil aviation, ports and marine for the Seychelles.
Mr Loustau-Lalanne was the former chairman of Air Seychelles, and Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourist Board in 2008. He is expected to bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience in the Seychelles to the new post.
In September this year, Dr. Taleb Rifai will step down as the current Secretary General of UNWTO. Elections for the new role will begin this year, with Mr St. Ange expected to be in the running and regarded as a strong candidate for the position.
Mr St. Ange first joined the Government of the Seychelles in 2009 when he was appointed as the Director of Marketing at the Seychelles Tourism Board. He was promoted to the CEO of the Tourism Board in 2010, and in 2012 he became the Minister of Tourism and Culture.
The Seychelles is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean, approximately 900 miles east of mainland Africa. The island nation spans an archipelago of 115 islands which feature verdant green mountains, huge granite boulders, pristine white sand palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear azure ocean waters, and a tropical climate.
In 2015, the Seychelles recorded a 19 per cent increase in visitor arrivals, and these numbers are expected to have risen even further during 2016.The increase in tourists has been helped by the addition of new air services operating to the island nation; a development that Mr. St Ange played a key part in.
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