Seychelles Tourism Minister addresses tourism professionals at Conde Nast Traveller Forum in Dubai

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine delivered the Keynote address at the Conde Nast Traveller Forum at the Park Hyatt in Dubai. Conde Nast Traveller is the respected and popular tourism publication with a worldwide appeal.

Speaking after Rhea Saran, the editor-in-chief of the Conde Nast Traveller Middle East, Gerald Lawless, the Chairman of the World Tourism Council and Julie Wagner, the CEO of the Beverley Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau, the Seychelles Minister took to the stage for his now customary informal address. Also present at the event were Sherin Francis, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, her team from the Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices, as well as Pascal Viroleau, the CEO of the Vanilla Islands.

During his presentation, Mr. St.Ange, who addressed the Conde Nast Traveller Forum on Luxury Destinations, showed a video about luxury in the Seychelles and stressed about the importance of people and culture in the hospitality industry, as well as safety and security “Safety has become synonymous with luxury,” he stated. 

The minister then addressed the importance of air access, citing the extensive network between the Middle East and the Seychelles. He also spoke about the option of private jets and cruise ships serving the Seychelles as a tourism destination.

"For the discerning traveller of today, sustainability of the destination is important. Therefore, we need to maintain our pristine environment, protect our turquoise blue seas and white, sandy beaches. This is the base of a sustainable tourism industry, which is the pillar of our economy" the Seychelles minister said.

About Seychelles Tourism Board

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off East Africa. It's home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé, a hub for visiting the other islands, is home to the nation's capital, Victoria. It is also home to the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and the world's most breathtaking beaches, including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka. With so many islands to choose from, each with an enchanting charm and character all its own, and over 65 beaches on the principal island of Mahé alone, visitors are sure to find their own piece of paradise for a little downtime in the sun and sand.

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