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Seychelles: A partnership in discussion around an African label for tourism of the World Tourism Organisation and the African Union




Minister of Tourism and Culture and President of Seychelles Vanilla Islands, Alain Saint Ange
Minister of Tourism and Culture and President of Seychelles Vanilla Islands, Alain Saint Ange
The world Organisation of tourism (WTO) and the African Union could sign a partnership around African label for tourism in a few months in the wake of the meeting on tourism in Africa which was held on 13 and 14 March 2014 in Seychelles. 

 The meeting was aimed at the development of sustainable tourism on the African continent.
 
Three African Tourism Ministers (Gabon, Gambia and South Africa) alongside representatives of the African Union and the Director for Africa within the UNWTO, the Seychellois Elsia Grandcourt, also participated in the work in the heart of the archipelago.
 
The Minister of tourism and Culture of Seychelles and President of vanilla Islands, Alain Saint-Ange, thus chaired discussions within the 2063 Agenda for Africa for locals to enjoy the benefits of the tourism sector.
 
The Minister of tourism and Culture of Seychelles and president of vanilla islands, Alain Saint-Ange, including proposed, at the end of the workshop, the implementation of a label Africa for tourism on the continent and which aims to strengthen cooperation between the World Tourism Organisation and the African States.
 
 "The African continent needs an own African tourism label. We need this label that will promote our region at tourism fairs abroad. We also need this label to work hand in hand with the World Tourism Organisation and this will help to increase our visibility and make us more relevant in the world of tourism", has put forward in his speech the Minister of tourism and the Culture of Seychelles and President of vanilla Islands , Alain Saint-Ange.
 
For her part, Elsia Grandcourt, Director for Africa at the World Tourism Organisation has supported this proposal and also approved by the whole of the present African Union participants in Seychelles. Jean-Paul Adam, Seychellois Minister of Foreign Affairs spoke for his part a strong African Tourism label, which will bring together around him "all national and regional existing efforts".



Laurent Chinaud


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