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Saint Ange Tourism Report 19th November 2018

November 20, 2018 Destination Seychelles No Comments Email Email

The Editorial this week highlights:- a. Pascal Viroleau, the CEO Vanilla Islands on working visit in Seychelles. b. Working together on the African mainland – African Tourism Board. c. meeting African Journalists in London’s World Travel Market . d. new CIP Lounge at Seychelles International Airport. e. Family events bring joy – Congratulations to Marston & Laura St.Ange & Congratulations to Michelle St.Ange – Ebrahim for being called to the Bar in Seychelles. Stand alone articles this week:- 1. Denis Private Island wins big at World Luxury Hotel Awards. 2. Government’s Vertical Integration Policy dividing the country’s tourism industry. 3. Vicky Bamboche, the Seychelles representative for the Italian Agency “I Grandi Viaggi”. 4. Rosemary Cobian launches her new Mont Buxton Villa. 5. Didier ROBERT talks with French Minister Muriel PENICAUD. 6. Mauritius Festival International Kreol 2017 launched. 7. Seychelles Ocean Festival to celebrate the international “Year of the Reef” through a series of activities. 8. Ocean Sustainable Development: Time for Action is Long Overdue says Former President Michel . 9. La Digue Island Lodge restaurant gets new makeover. 10. China will be the world’s top tourist destination by 2030. 11. Destination Seychelles received a global exposure as heads of Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and local Tourism Ministry gave interviews on BBC and Sky, in London. 12. Greenpeace – a decade of environment activity in Africa. 13. Seychelles Tourism Board Chief Executive Sherin Francis Speaks on Environmental Protection Panel at World Travel Market. 14. Paul Turcotte Opens Studios on Praslin. 15. International Newswires continue to republish our Report.

Alain St.Ange

Welcome to Edition 46 of the Saint Ange Tourism Report. Everyone in the tourism and travel are conscious that it is in public / private sector partnership that success will be guaranteed. This is also by working together in the region, on the continent and globally.

Pascal Viroleau, the CEO Vanilla Islands on working visit in Seychelles

This last week Pascal Viroleau, the CEO of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands was in Seychelles for discussions with the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism, Mr Didier Dogley and his Team. The meeting was primarily to discuss the regional Organisation which should see the Seychelles Minister take over its Presidency in December.

The rotation of President for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands is enshrined in the documents that established the organisation and ensures that each Member State or Island gets their chance to lead their tourism organisation. The Vanilla Islands has achieved remarkable success since its formation. Today the success in what is called Cruise Tourism for the Indian Ocean stand out with increased in rotations, and with the arrival of new companies to ply in the Indian Ocean.

The support for the Organisation by Reunion Island has helped ensure the success of the Regional Body. President Didier Robert, the President of the Regional Council of Reunion has been a fervent supporter of working together so much so that he has even opened Reunion Trade Offices in most of the Indian Ocean Islands in a bid to encourage more trade and visits between the sister islands of the Indian Ocean.

Working together for the success of Tourism is important in all its facets. The Continent of Africa knows that tourism is the industry that can help the ordinary small African to be part of the continent’s business performers. African is receiving just over 5% of the world tourism movements and this will remain so unless Africa claims back its industry and works together as one. The African Tourism Board (ATB) was launched at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London in early November. This is an initiative by the International Coalition of Tourism Partners to open a public-private sector body that will be supporting work by any organization furthering positive awareness for travel and tourism to benefit the African Tourism Industry. The African Tourism Board will be supportive the work and efforts of the UNWTO CAF Committee under the Chairmanship of Minister Najib Balala, Minister of Tourism from Kenya as it becomes for Africa what PATA is for the Pacific and Asia.

The official launch of the organization is planned for April 2019 in Cape Town at the World Travel Market Africa. We need to now be guiding the African Tourism Board to ensure it is Africa to the core. Today we appeal to the 54 African Countries to unite and rewrite the continent’s narrative and in so doing increase its visibility and claim a greater share of the world tourism market. With the UNWTO CAF Body and the African Union Tourism Desk in Addis Ababa we need to sit to discuss where the Headquarters of the African Tourism Board should be.
meeting African Journalists in London’s World Travel Market

Seychelles International Airport to get a new lounge – the Payanke CIP Lounge

Seychelles International Airport is set to see the opening of a new CIP Lounge as from the 1st. December. “We can today confirm the official opening of our PAYANKE CIP Lounge on the 1st December” said a representative of the new CIP Lounge.

“We are looking forward to greeting our first clients in a 1st Class environment from 6.00am to 23.30hrs from the 1st December” he went on to say. Laura Mauleon has been appointed as the Operation Manager of the Lounge and Sheena Botsoi is the Lounge Manager Family events bring joy as it rallies the family even closer together. In the past week two family events did us proud and brought us together. My brother Marston’s wedding to Laura Savy, and my daughter Michelle was admitted to the Seychelles Bar.

Congratulations to Marston & Laura St.Ange

Marston St.Ange of Chez Marston Guest House on La Digue was married last week to his long time partner Laura Savy. The wedding ceremony was held right on the beach of the lovely Anse Severe in the presence of the couple’s two daughters Sophie and Lucie and many members of both families and also close friends.

Marston and Laura own and manage the Chez Marston tourism establishment and the adjacent Orchid Small Hotel.

Congratulations to Marston & Laura!
& Congratulations to Michelle St.Ange – Ebrahim for being called to the Bar in Seychelles

Michelle St.Ange-Ebrahim has been called to the Seychelles Bar during a ceremony at the Seychelles Supreme Court chaired by the island’s Chief Justice Mathilda Towmey. Michelle was presented by her pupil Master Kieran Shah in the presence of David Esparon, the Deputy Attorney General of Seychelles who was also her pupil master during her years at the Attorney General’s Office.

Present at the ceremony was her husband Ameer Ebrahim and her parents, family members and work colleagues.

Congratulations to Michelle!
It is important to again today acknowledge all who are diligently re-posting the Saint Ange Tourism Report weekly. Our Report ranges far and wide, from Australia to the Americas, from the Indian Ocean Vanilla islands to Africa & Asian and Greater Europe, with your continued support, which is greatly appreciated. You are helping us to grow from strength to strength with each new Edition.

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