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Rallying tourism leaders at World Travel Market

Rallying tourism leaders at World Travel Market

The World Travel Market (WTM) in London last week was once again an opportunity for contacts to be developed and for friendship to be strengthened. One evening that continues to bring together tourism leaders from around the world is the CNN evening. This year it coincided with election night in the USA. The CNN setting for the evening in Central London was a setting that brought home the historical happenings in the USA with all the pomp and pageantry.


Hala Gorani, a CNN Anchor, and Petra Malenicka, the CNN Senior Vice President, among many others were all present as tourism leaders from the world discussed tourism trends and analyzed their respective challenges and successes.

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, accompanied by Sherin Francis, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, were joined by Vijay Poonoosamy, the Vice President International Affairs in the Office of the President and CEO of Etihad Airways, and Pascal Viroleau, the CEO of the Indian Ocean Vanilla islands, along with Hala Goraniand also with Petra Malenicka during the CNN evening.


“This remains one of the World Travel Market evenings where tourism ministers and the tourism trade partners meet and interact. It is a great networking evening,” said Seychelles Minister St.Ange.

For more information on Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Alain St.Ange, visit alainstange.com

Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP).


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