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May 12 Date for UNWTO Secretary General Elections

May 12 Date for UNWTO Secretary General Elections

Madrid (Spain) – April 24, 2017 ( – May 12 is the date when the World of Tourism will be choosing the new Secretary General for the UNWTO. Six candidates are in the running to take the top job in tourism and among them is Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine.

“Tourism is too important to see countries playing politics with this coming election. The economies of so many countries depend on tourism and the livelihood of millions are also dependent of a consolidated tourism industry” said St.Ange in Addis Ababa where he is attending the CAF Meeting for Ministers of Tourism from Africa.

St.Ange has advocated for a Tourism for All approach aiming to remove all obstacles and discrimination in the tourism industry.

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View the video with Alain St.Ange’s Statement of Intend as World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Candidate