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Seychelles Minister to take part at World Tourism Forum

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Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange has confirmed that he will be joining that World Tourism Forum ‘Think Tank; in Lucerne Switzerland this coming April.

The dimension of the tourism meeting in Lucerne has grown even further since the ICTP (International Coalition of Tourism Partners) and World Tourism Forum Lucerne collaboration talks at the ITB Travel Trade Show in last week in Berlin, Germany with special focus on Green Growth.

The Seychelles Minister St.Ange is a founding member of the ICTP alongside Geoffrey Lipman and Juergen Steinmetz and the Lucerne tourism meeting will be the opportunity for Mr Taleb Rifai, the UNWTO Secretary General and Tourism Ministers to meet as ICTP Members also meet side by side.

ICTP President Geoffrey Lipman met with Martin Barth, the General Manager of the Lucerne Forum to discuss ways in which they could extend their shared interest in the Green Growth transformation of the sector. They discussed the new World Tourism Forum ‘Think Tank’ that Mr Lipman will chair and met with Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, the Tourism Minister of South Africa and Dr Michael Frenzel, the Chairman TUI Travel PLC.

In Lucerne Dr Frenzel is set to deliver a keynote paper on Hyper-connectivity and Minister Van Schalkwyk one on Bridging the Silos, to help explore new directions for the tourism industry.

The Seychelles Minister St.Ange will be joining some 20 leaders from the Travel & Tourism sector when they meet on 16th and 17th April, along with leading young social entrepreneurs to consider strategic changes in the world of tourism.
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