Tourism Ministers Join Private Sector Leaders In Madrid For 15th. Wttc Global Summit – Seychelles Minister St.Ange Congratulates This Public / Private Sector Initiative
Tourism Ministers joined Taleb Rifai, the Secretary General of the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) to sit with private sector leaders from the world of tourism and David Scowsill, the President & CEO of the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council) for the 15th. WTTC Global Summit in Spain. The first session was a Ministerial Session on Investment in Infrastructure and Development for Travel and Tourism where the leaders in travel and tourism sat side by side with Government Ministers and together exchanged ideas and successes. “This is a great initiative because public private sector partnership is clearly the way forward. The call by UNWTO and WTTC to have such a joint meeting is commendable. In Seychelles we work hard to do exactly that with Public / Private Sector approach overseeing our Tourism Board and in a larger concept the Cross Sectorial Ministerial Meeting under the Chairmanship of the island’s Vice President. Here Government Ministers who have a direct or indirect impact on the tourism industry with with the private sector players to look in all transparency the way forward by raising points seen an challenges” sand Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture.
Ministers present all felt that this initiative by the UNWTO and the WTTC was a right move.
Delegates were last night hosted to a welcome dinner in the presence of H. R. H. the King of Spain at the Casino de Madrid.