Welcome to Edition #21 of Saint Ange Tourism 2018, Monday 28th May 2018
The Editorial this week highlights Africa Day 2018 before moving to the recent Successful Tourism Meeting in Mauritius. It touches also on Seychelles and its air-connectivity that must today be in search of guidance before covering Coral planting as part of the Tourism Conference program in Mauritius and one property that is Working to make Mauritius tourism more successful – LUX Grand Gaube and ends with the sad news about the tourism Pioneer Andiana Hoareau née Sandapin who has sadly passed away.
Africa Day 2018
It is important to start this edition of the Saint Ange Tourism Report by saying Happy Africa Day to each and everyone who feels an affinity to Africa and to its diverse people. FetAfrik 2018 was again a moment of reflection for Africa and also a time for analyzing the question of safeguarding the Continent’s diverse culture.
Diversity is a blessing when it is respected and today this responsibility in Seychelles lies with each and every sincere Seychellois. Nothing will happen by itself and it is only through commitment and dedication that Seychelles can protect what makes the islands they are today, where the peace and safety we enjoy can be echoed as important Unique Selling Points for our tourism industry.
Successful Tourism Meeting in Mauritius
Last week, the world of tourism gathered in the Vanilla Island of Mauritius for the “International Conference on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism”, which was held on the 23rd & 24th May at Le Meridien of Mauritius. I had been invited by Minister Anil Gayan to be part of the conference, alongside Tourism Ministers and tourism professionals from across the world as well as the Leaders of the Mauritius Tourism Industry.
Mauritius must be congratulated for staging this International conference at the right time when the industry as a whole is readjusting its strategies. Mauritius stood tall during these two days, and their Prime Minister, H.E. Pravind Jugnauth, was personally present to show togetherness with their private sector trade. This conference will also put the spotlight on the island and on the Vanilla Islands Region as a whole. This burst of added visibility for Mauritius ensures continued relevance for its flourishing tourism industry.
I had the pleasure and honor of having a private meeting with Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth at his Port Louis PM Offices. This was a demonstration of the existing bonds between Mauritius and Seychelles.