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Mayotte Island Press Welcomes Alain St.Ange of Seychelles 

Alain St.Ange remains the known Tourism Personality of the Indian Ocean and was welcomed in Mamoudzou in Mayotte by the island’s main press where he accepted to be interviewed.

Alain St.Ange, the former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine of the Seychelles, currently heads 'Saint Ange Tourism Consultancy' and arrived in Mayotte on luxury cruise ship where he is currently based delivering lectures on the different countries the vessel is set to dock at during its run from Durban in South Africa all the way through to the Seychelles with stops at Maputo and Mozambique Island, the UNESCO Heritage Site, of Mozambique, Mayotte, Comoros, Zanzibar & Dar Es Salaam of Tanzania and Mombasa in Kenya before disembarking in his mid-ocean island of the Seychelles.

As he appreciated the Mayotte welcome with flowers decorating the gangway from landing jetty and a Maore cultural group in traditional light blue dresses singing and tapping their drums entertaining the passengers as they made their way onto Mayotte, he addressed the waiting press.

Addressing the editors of the main written press and the anchor of island's main TV Station Alain St.Ange emphasiZed the importance of Tourism as an industry for Mayotte and for the rest of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands.  

He was the founding President of the Vanilla Islands and the only one to serve two back-to-back mandates as the President of the six Islands Group comprising of Reunion, Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles, Comoros and Mayotte.

He touched on cruise tourism and implored the island's press to analyZe the returns to the country, and to the private sector trade. He also spoke about the need for stability and security as essential ingredients for a successful tourism industry.

On the Vanilla Islands Organisation Alain St.Ange said that it remains relevant today as it was when it was launched so many years ago. He commended the successes of the Regional Organisation in cruise tourism, but said more needed to be done to ensure the islanders of all the six-member islands benefited directly from their tourism industry.

Alain St.Ange will again be on Mayotte tomorrow before sailing into Comoros on Sunday 24 of March.



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