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. Before that, he was a private-sector tourism personality, having managed accommodation establishments in the Seychelles, 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 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 with increasing the visibility of the Seychelles in all of the islands’ key markets and having turned the Seychelles tourism industry around since taking office, first as Director of Tourism and later as CEO of the islands’ 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 Carnaval 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.
Chairman of the International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) and eTN Publisher, Juergen T. Steinmetz, said: “eTN is proud that Alain St. Ange has been appointed as the new Minister of Tourism and Culture for the republic of Seychelles. Mr. St. Ange has been the eTN ambassador for Seychelles for many years, and recently, he became a founding member to form the International Council of Tourism Partners, together with Prof. Geoffrey Lipman, Feisol Hashim, and myself.
“Having followed the activities of Mr. St. Ange and how he and his Seychelles Tourism Board team transformed the tourism industry not only in the Seychelles, but in the region, this is really good news, and the promotion is well deserved. I am looking forward to continuing working with His Excellency Alain St.Ange over the years to come and furthering the expansion of ICTP.”
The UN World Tourism Organization and RETOSA will both 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.