aTP- Arab tourism portal News- On the first day of Fitur in Madrid, the leading international tourism fair in Spain, Alain St.Ange—former Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine—presented his official election documents to Taleb Rifai in his bid to become the next Secretary General (SG) of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Alain St.Ange Statement
The new SG has to be the leader of the world of tourism, and Seychelles is proposing itself as that facilitator and leader.
The challenges tourism
In his official Statement of Intent, St.Ange has proposed a revised agenda for action with clear objectives covering.
the areas of Safety & Security, Sustainability & Climate, positioning of UNWTO as representative for complete world of tourism.
Additionally, St.Ange has put forward a detailed seven-point plan that will enable the UNWTO to operate as a successful global organization from 2017–2020.
See Alain St.Ange’s Official Statement of Intent Video:
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About Alain St.Ange
Few people are as passionate, accomplished and respected in their field as Alain St.Ange, United Nations World Tourism Organisation.
Since taking office in 2012, and with his prior roles as Director of Marketing and later CEO for the island’s tourism board.
St.Ange has been responsible for increasing Seychelles’ visibility in the global travel and tourism industry.
He is firm believer in the promotion of culture as central tenet of the world’s tourism growth and development.
In December 2016, Alain St.Ange resigned from his position as Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine .
He closed his tenure as Minister of Tourism with a 10% growth in visitors in the Seychelles in 2016.
About the United Nations World Tourism Organization
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is United Nations agency responsible for promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
As the leading international organisation in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth.
inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide.
UNWTO encourages the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism to maximise tourism’s socio-economic contribution while minimising its possible negative impacts, and is committed to promoting tourism as an instrument in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), geared towards reducing poverty and fostering sustainable development worldwide.