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The Minister of Tourism of Seychelles and President of islands Vanilla, Alain St. Ange, welcomes the President of the Regional Council, Didier Robert, in the wake of the last international conference of the WTO




The Minister of Tourism of Seychelles and President of islands Vanilla, Alain St. Ange, welcomes the President of the Regional Council, Didier Robert, in the wake of the last international conference of the WTO
The Minister of Tourism and Culture of Seychelles, Alain St Ange, who is starting a second mandate at the head of the Vanilla Islands (Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles, Comoros, Mayotte and the Maldives) has congratulated by mail the President of the Regional Council, Didier Robert, for the holding on the intense island, there are about ten days, the International conference of the World Tourism Organization (WTO).

Forty countries and 400 delegates from the four corners of the world of tourism has studied in Reunion for four days on the strategic future of the tourism sector at the heart of sustainable tourism in the islands.

This conference was an opportunity for the Vanilla Islands to promote7 destinations of their member countries.

The Minister of Tourism and Culture and President of Vanilla Islands, Alain St. Ange, also praised the friendship between Reunion and Seychelles as well as its willingness to make Vanilla islands a permanent pillar of island economies of the Ocean Indian region.

"With unity we display in the Vanilla Islands, we build a common tourist area which will allow sustainable development of our island economy", said Alain St. Ange.

As a reminder, five strategic areas have been proposed in the final statement at the end of the proceedings of the International Conference of the World Tourism Organization.

1 - The Tourism as key to sustainable development in the islands
2 - Nature and cultural heritage of tourism as main assets of the islands
3 - Strengthened partnerships for success: The example of the Vanilla Islands
4 - Connectivity islands prior to the success of tourism
5 - Reunion, host of the conference followed a tourism model based on the value of its exceptional natural and human resources recognized by UNESCO since 2010

The final declaration will also be provided as a contribution of Small Island States at Rio + 20 carried by the United Nations.



Laurent Chinaud


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