Alain St.Ange, former Seychelles Tourism Minister, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, joined the Hon. Najib Balala, the Minister of Tourism of Kenya, and the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, the Tourism Minister of Jamaica, to be recognized by the African Travel and Tourism industry for their exemplary work and contribution to the growth of the sector in Africa, in the Diaspora, and in the world.
AKWAABA African Travel Market and ATQ News selected Former Minister St.Ange, Minister Balala, and Minister Bartlett to be listed as part of the Africa Top 100 Tourism Personalities. They were honored at the First African Tourism Diaspora Conference 2019, which took place in Lagos, Nigeria, from September 22 to 24, 2019.
“The award recognizes personalities of African origin, living in Africa or outside the continent, irrespective of their current citizenship or nationality who are willing to contribute to the development of the continent and its Diaspora,” said Ikechi Uko, ATQ News publisher.
Minister St.Ange of the Seychelles said after receiving the prestigious Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities Award that this was a tremendous honor for the work he has been doing for tourism as an industry.
“I thank wholeheartedly the African Tourism Diaspora for this wonderful recognition,” said St.Ange as he collected his award.
Former Minister St.Ange is the President of the African Tourism Board and has been working to create avenues for continued growth of tourism.
The Africa Travel 100 Awards, now in its 18th year, has recognized over the years leaders, industry practitioners, and government officials who have promoted tourism and improved travel using unique platforms and new information.
The awards are also set up to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves as foremost and outstanding drivers in the travel and tourism industry and through their efforts and that of their organizations, have impacted positively to the travel and tourism sector, stimulating and helping to achieve the country’s tourism goals and forging interactions among stakeholders.