Seychelles Former Tourism Minister Interviewed from Emirates Lounge in Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 18, 2021 / TAVELINDEX / Dubai based press caught up with Alain St Ange, the well known former Tourism Minister for Seychelles. St.Ange was in transit in Dubai Airport and from the Emirates Lounge answered queries from the press on his working visit to Indonesia. “I am on my way to Jakarta to meet some tourism islands group wanting to look at consolidating their tourism industry” St.Ange said.
“I work closely with friends in successful and respected communication and media organisations and have been approached by some Indonesian developers to make their tropical islands the new tourism destination”. said Alain St.Ange in a Zoom Interview. Mr St.Ange told the UAE press he is going to use his skills and years of expertise to help these islands as the Covid-19 pandemic was easing.
The press friendly and well known former Seychelles Tourism Minister said that he was humbled and felt he was privileged by the exciting opportunity to play a part in building the tourism industry of Indonesia adding “It will be no small feat, but I am committed to the task and will give it my heart and soul. I was raised within the tourism industry and have spent my entire working life within the tourism sector, both within the private sphere and in Government, and have years of experience to bring to the table”.
Alain St.Ange is set to work the “South South Cooperation” that is so often talked about, but rarely implemented, and bringing in Africa and Asia together with Indonesia as the bridge for key tourism players.
Alain St.Ange who heads the “Saint Ange Tourism Consultancy” based in Seychelles said he was not leaving Seychelles but expected to take consultancy roles where his expertise is needed. Today I embark on a temporary leave of absence from my island home. It remains to be seen how long I will need to be away for, but I remain cognisant of the need for balance in life, and the importance of being there for my family as I now have a grandson, particularly during these trying times.