Tourism Minister of the Seychelles among the top three favourite personalities in the global travel and tourism industry
aTP- Arab tourism portal- Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St.Ange has been named as the second favourite personality in the global travel and tourism industry.
This is according to a recent poll when the eTurboNews, asked its readers to name their favourite personality in the travel and tourism industry.
eTurboNews is the oldest online travel and tourism news wire, founded 17 years ago. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary general Taleb Rifai has been voted as the number one travel and tourism personality.
According to an article published on eTurboNews, Mr Rifai has been recognised for his work, being able to bring world leaders from the world of tourism together as was never seen before.
Minister St.Ange, in second place, has been appreciated for his knowledge of tourism as an industry, his eloquence and friendly nature which have made him a favourite tourism minister.
The article states that Minister St.Ange remains a person who is today seen as a sought-after speaker at tourism conferences all across the globe.
In third place is the chairperson of Jetwing Hotels in Sri Lanka, Hiran Cooray, who is the immediate past President of the Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka, and past Chairman of the PATA Sri Lanka Chapter.
He is on the board of Small Luxury Hotels of the World representing the Asia Pacific region.
Minister St.Ange was recently among the top six personalities of the tourism world who were nominated as favorite candidates for the position of secretary general of the UNWTO.
According to an article published on eTurboNews recently, Minsiter St.Ange is listed as one of the candidates for the highest government position in the global travel and tourism world. Speaking to Minister St.Ange after the news broke last night that he is now listed among the three favorite personalities in the global and tourism industry the Minister said that this recognition does Seychelles and the Indian Ocean Region proud. "This must show to Seychelles that we are today recognized as never before.
Yes I am proud of the recognition but their is still a lot for us to do for our tourism industry, for the Indian Ocean Region, for tourism in Africa and for safeguarding tourism as the industry that continues to make a difference in the lives of millions right across the world" said Minister Alain St.Ange.