aTP- Arab tourism portal News- Johnny Rohregger , the ‘King of Travel‘ as he is known in the tourism and travel world has come out to endorse Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Candidate for the position of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
In a letter to Alain St.Ange, the King of Travel writes:- With pleasure I think on the Seychelles which are stuck on your name.
You have been and still are the best representative of your country. Charming and positive you invite the world to visit the islands Seychelles.
I will never forget the heartiness welcome on Denis Island with the red flower carpet.
No wind allowed to blow it away.
The friendly laughing faces off your staff who gave a really feeling of welcoming.
You continue many more surprises and I don’t get tired to recommend your Denis Island on my travelling, to friends and ex-clients.
“I really appreciate him coming out to echo his words of support for the coming UNWTO elections.
Johnny Rohregger os well respected in the world of travel and tourism and his support helps get the tourism and travel trade be better informed on the UN Organisation that touches their industry” said St.Ange.
Support for the Seychelles Candidate St.Ange continues to grow.
The Seychelles Candidate has already received Letters of Endorsement from President Danny Faure of the Seychelles, from Sir James Mancham, Seychelles founding President who wrote an open letter about his support for the Seychelles St.Ange bid for the United Nations just a week before he passed away, the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Organisation (Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles), the Africa Ports Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA), Tanzania Society of Travel Agents (TASOTA), the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA), Fred W. Finn, the World’s Most Travelled Person Guinness World Records, the Seychelles Hindu Kovil Sangam Association, India’s important N.R.I. Welfare Society, the Creole Travel Services of Seychelles and the Association of Tourism Professionals of Mauritius (ATP), Eden Island Seychelles, Bea Broda the known Producer/Writer/Host/Speaker from the Americas who wrote: One candidate that stands out to me is Alain St.Ange, the former Minister of Tourism of Seychelles.
In the seven years that I have been familiar with his work, I have witnessed the extraordinary dedication, enthusiasm and visionary brilliance that resulted in his enormous success in this role.
St.Ange took a relatively small island nation in the middle of the Indian Ocean and created a way to bring Seychelles to the forefront of global attention with the enactment of the Carnaval International de Victoria.
This international event experienced six years of success, not only bringing interest and tourism to the nation, but proudly unifying all of the people who live there towards a common goal.
In addition, St.Ange was a founder of the Vanilla Islands of the Indian Ocean, a consortium designed to combine the strengths of the islands located in the Indian Ocean to present a strong front in a competitive market.
He has worked ceaselessly in the direction of the absolute success of those issues to which he cheerfully commits his time, and I would personally like to see someone with his considerable vision, dedication and creativity take the helm of an organization as influential to tourism as UNWTO.
And Theresa St.John, the reputed Travel Writer who said “It’s not often that I have the chance to interact with someone who speaks so passionately about travel, tourism, .
the people behind the ‘business of it’, the Hon Xavier-Luc Duval, former Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius who had responsibility for Tourism and also a past president of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands.
now Leader of the Opposition in Mauritius, the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Gilbert Lamory.
the Vice President responsible for Development for GIHP (Groupement pour l’insertion des personnes Handicapees Physiques) of France.
Alain St.Ange says that he knows that it is the Minister of Tourism of the Countries with a seat on the Executive Council of the UNWTO who will be casting a vote in the May elections.
but believing in Democracy it is important to let those who work in the industry and who have a stake in the industry.
also understand that this election to the highest office in the World of Tourism can and will impact them as well.
“They can echo their feelings as they speak to their own Governments about their ideal choice of candidates.
This is not a small club, it is the UN Body for Tourism. I am thankful for this democratic approach of endorsements for the coming election for the seat of Secretary General for the UNWTO by the frontline team of tourism.
They have worked with me for tourism and they know me well.
They all remain the motor behind .tourism and what makes tourism tick” said Alain St.Ange