Seychellois Tourism Icon meeting the main Reunion Island Business Community
- 24 Jan, 2024
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Alain St.Ange, the Seychellois Tourism Icon, who is the former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine of the Seychelles was in Reunion Island on Monday the 22 of January to address a meeting of the Reunion Island's main Business Community at a special event at the new ‘La Casa Blanca’ Establishment in Saint Denis.
St.Ange, who heads his very own ‘Saint Ange Tourism Consultancy’ was invited to speak on tourism in the Indian Ocean and the challenges as well as successes of this vital industry for the region. He also spoke about his work in the different parts of Africa and in the ASEAN Block and addressed his continued call as a sought after Speaker of the International Speakers Circuit.
Speaking to an attentive group of Senior Business Executives of the island in his traditional ‘off the cuff’ style for over an hour Alain St.Ange touched tourism as a vital economic industry, aviation, sustainable tourism development and the areas that he felt needed attention if the region was to grow that important industry. Alain St.Ange told the Business Community of Reunion the tourism was an industry and should be treated as such, “It is not an activity, it is an industry, and it needs the political will and the commitment of the respective countries if it is to succeed in all its sectors” he said reminding everyone present of the Covid era when the world came to a halt as tourism as the key industry entered a mothballed stage.
The evening, in the exclusive restaurant that also houses a delicatessen with products of the premium Bellota – Bellota, an extensive wine corner, an Italian soft furnishing boutique, an art gallery amongst other activities was taken over by the ‘club like group’ of the Reunion Business Community.
As he toured the tables sitting at each one during the dinner that followed his address, Alain St.Ange answered question and elaborated, and points made in his long address.
The organizers of the event have declared the meeting in ‘La Casa Blanca’ as a success as they thanked Alain St.Ange for sharing his experience with the Reunion Island Business Community.
- Alain St.Ange