The Seychelles President, Mr James Michel has named Alain St.Ange as the island's new Minister of Tourism & Culture following a reshuffle of his Cabinet of Ministers.
Alain St.Ange is well known to the World of Tourism. He was until now the dynamic and well respected CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board. A private sector tourism personality before that,having managed Accommodation Establishments in the Seychelles, in the Channel Islands, in the UK and in Australia. He has also been a former Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of the SHTA (the Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Association).
The published biography of the 57 year old Alain St.Ange in Who's Who in Seychelles by James Mancham, the first President of the islands shows that Alain St.Ange was born on the island of La Digue in October 1954, and that he followed his formal education at the Seychelles College on the main island of Mahe. He also followed Hotel Management Studies in Germany and Tourism Studies in France.
Alain St.Ange is well known on the International Scene where he is a popular speaker at tourism forums and conventions. He has been credited to have increased the visibility of the Seychelles in all of the island's key markets and to have turned the Seychelles Tourism Industry around since taking office first as Director of Tourism – Marketing, and later as CEO of the island's Tourism Board.
The world press has been supportive of the tireless effort by Alain St.Ange in the promotion of his islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Only last week he successfully staged the Carnival International de Victoria alongside La Reunion Island in front of an army of International Press coming from the four corners of the world. "A real go getter, a dynamic tourism leader, a man with a clear vision and a fresh face in the world of tourism are descriptions attributed to Alain St.Ange" said a Press Personality who has interviewed him several times over the years.The United Nations World Tourism Organisation, ICTP and RETOSA will all be delighted by this appointment of Alain St.Ange to the office of Minister in the Government of the Seychelles as he sits as a Committee Member on these bodies.