The former Seychelles Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Minister Alain St.Ange who is a candidate for the top post at the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), visited Istanbul for 3 days last week. ftnNEWS editors Suat and Ozgur Tore met with St. Ange at his first visit to Istanbul.
St. Ange is a strong candidate at the race to be the next UNWTO Secretary-General at the May 2017 elections. Walter Mzembi from Zimbabwe, Zurab Pololikashvili from Georgia, and Márcio Favilla from Brazil are the other candidates.
Visiting Istanbul for the first time, St. Ange met with airlines and government representatives during his visit from 4 to 7 January. We also came together with Mr. St. Ange at Istanbul’s luxurious shopping center Istinye Park. Expressed that he likes Istanbul very much, Mr. St. Ange said ftnnews.com, “Following the elections in May, I will to visit Istanbul again and this time I will have more time for to see this beautiful city. I would like to see more of Bosphorus, islands, and taste delicious Turkish food again”.