UNWTO Elections: Zimbabwe & Seychelles Candidates for UNWTO elections sit together on a panel “Peace a vehicle for tourism” during ITB in Berlin

UNWTO elections

Walter Mzembi of Zimbabwe and Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles are both candidates for the position of Secretary General of the UNWTO and were both on the PATWA (Pacific Area Travel Writers Association) forum at ITB in Berlin. The two Ministers were in Berlin to also make their case as to why they should be the next Secretary General of […]

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Africa: “3 Foreign Ministers coming for Port Harcourt Bantaba”

“3 Foreign  Ministers coming for Port Harcourt Bantaba” Three foreign Ministers will be in attendance at this year’s Port Harcourt Bantaba. They are Timothy McPherson, Finance Minister of Acompong, Jamaica, Walter Mzembi, Tourism Minister for Zimbabwe and Alain St Ange, Tourism Minister for Seychelles. This edition of Bantaba is unique as Bantaba would be returning after 2 years absence but […]

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ICCO President Maxim Behar: Alain St. Ange is the perfect candidate for Secretary General of UNWTO

African AU board

Alain St.Ange is the perfect candidate for Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, President of ICCO Maxim Behar says. ICCO is the largest Public Relations community on the world having 48 countries from all continents with more than 3000 firms. “I know Alain St.Ange as perfect professional who understands every single small detail in the tourism business, […]

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While Nigeria goes back to UNWTO Seychelles hires a Seychellois to update Tourism Masterplan


By Ikechi Uko At a UNWTO CAF event The Tourism Masterplan for Nigeria was presented as part of the support to Africa from UNWTO. I challenged it citing the failure of the Tourism Masterplan produced by UNWTO for Nigeria. It was argued that the failure of the Masterplan could be due to reasons related to Nigeria’s difficult Governance environment but […]

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Seychelles and South African tourism boards sign MoU for better cooperation

Better cooperation and exchanges are expected in the field of tourism between Seychelles and South Africa after the two countries’ respective tourism boards signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the INDABA trade fair last week in Durban. The MOU was signed on behalf of Seychelles by the Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St Ange and Sthembiso Dlamini, the […]

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