Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, was one of the last speakers to take to the podium on Tuesday at the Peace through Tourism Conference organized by Louis D’Amore of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT). This important tourism meeting (IIPT World Symposium: Cultivating Sustainable, Prosperous and Peaceful Communities and Nations through Tourism, Culture and Sports) rallied tourism experts from some 30 countries.
The Seychelles Minister delivered his address as he played the latest Seychelles promotional DVD on the two large screens positioned on the two sides of the stage. The beautiful pictures of the Seychelles captivated the audience as Minister St.Ange delivered his address that he describes comes from his heart. Minister Alain St.Ange spoke about the need for togetherness. “No island can be an island unto itself any longer,” he said, as he spoke about the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Concept (Seychelles, Mauritius, La Reunion, Madagascar, Comoros, Mayotte, and the Maldives) and the East3Route partnership he enjoys with South Africa KwaZulu Natal, the Kingdom of Swaziland, and Mozambique.