Alain St.Ange, the esteemed former Minister of Seychelles responsible for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, is set to have his life’s journey and contributions to the tourism sector immortalized in a biography titled “Alain St.Ange – A Life in Tourism.”
The book is scheduled to be launched on 30th September 2023 during a tourism summit in Bali.
St.Ange has been a pivotal figure in the tourism sector, not only in Seychelles but globally, earning respect and recognition for his innovative approaches and unwavering passion for Seychelles and its tourism industry. The biography, penned by Pascal Viroleau of La Reunion, delves into St.Ange’s early life, his rise through the ranks, and his relentless pursuit to elevate Seychelles’ presence on the global tourism map.
The book begins with St.Ange’s humble beginnings as a ‘Proud Farm Boy of La Digue’ and traverses through his illustrious career, highlighting his innovative initiatives, achievements, and his journey to becoming a global tourism consultant. It provides a detailed account of his leadership roles, including his tenure as the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board and later as the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture.
St.Ange’s commitment to promoting not just the scenic beauty but also the eco-culture of Seychelles through events like the Seychelles International Carnival has significantly impacted the tourism industry, helping it recover and thrive post the 2007-2008 financial crisis. His efforts have led to a consistent increase in tourist arrivals and tourism revenue, fortifying Seychelles’ position in the global tourism arena.
The biography also touches upon St.Ange’s personal life, his love for history, and his family, who played a crucial role in shaping his character and values. It is a testament to his belief in transparency and his desire to inspire future generations by documenting and preserving his life and contributions to tourism.
St.Ange’s journey is not just a story of success and dedication but also a reflection of his character, resilience, and his dream for a united world, echoing the words of John Lennon, “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will live as one.”