The Seychelles tourism minister, Hon. Alain St.Ange, will lead a three member delegation to the Caribbean’s leading tourism gathering, the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference in St. Kitts this October.
Mr. St.Ange, who was appointed Minister of Tourism and Culture in March of this year, will be accompanied by the Raymonde Onezime, the Special Advisor to the Minister for culture, and Elsia Grandcourt, the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board.
The minister, a former CEO of the Tourism Board, will play an active role in the CTO conference as a presenter in a session entitled, “Redefining the Role of National Tourist Offices”.
“Minister St. Ange is well-known among tourism circles as a creative thinker and practitioner who is particularly skilled in helping to develop various countries’ tourism potential. We are happy to have him come and share his winning strategies with us,” said Hugh Riley, CTO’s secretary general.
Mr. St. Ange’s tourism initiatives introduced during his tenure as CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board have been intensely studied by tourism officials around the African continent. He is also a sought after presenter at global tourism conferences.
The State of the Industry Conference, which has as its theme, “Developing a Winning Tourism Strategy”, will be held in St. Kitts from 10-12 October. It is billed as three days of provocative discussions and spirited debates about the biggest issues affecting the region’s primary revenue earner.
Organised in collaboration with the St. Kitts Ministry of Tourism and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, this conference brings together some of the industry’s most creative thinkers and doers and is especially suited for ministers, commissioners and directors of tourism; hoteliers, tourism attractions, public officials and anyone with an interest in tourism.
For more information on the State of the Industry Conference, including how to register, visit www.onecaribbean.org.
About the Caribbean Tourism Organization
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with headquarters in Barbados and offices in New York and London, is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency comprising membership of over 30 governments and a myriad of private sector entities.
The CTO’s mission is to provide to and through its members, the services and information needed for the development of sustainable tourism for the economic and social benefit of the People of the Caribbean. The organization provides specialized support and technical assistance to members in the areas of sustainable tourism development, marketing, communications, advocacy, human resource development, research and information technology.