African Tourism Board leader honored with the IIPT Change Maker in Tourism Award

African Tourism Board leader honored with the IIPT Change Maker in Tourism Award

eTurboNews Syndication:

At the ongoing World Tourism Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa,  African Tourism Board president Alain St. Ange was honored with the IIPT Change Maker in Tourism Award for Africa,  The award was presented by the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT).

St. Ange attended the global world Tourism Conference and spoke at a panel entitled “How to Arrange for Resiliency” The African Tourism Board had formed a rapid response team for travel and tourism beneath the leadership of Dr. Peter Tarlow of African Tourism Board includes usage of crisis responses as good results because of their members. ATB recently assisted Uganda throughout a crisis and is dealing with Global Rescue on an African coverage arrange for tourists.

Commenting on the award,  IIPT President and Founder Lou D’Amore told eTN:  “IIPT is most proud to announce that Alain St. Ange has been named the recipient of the IIPT Change Maker in Tourism Award for Africa.

As Minister of Culture and Tourism for Seychelles, St. Ange conceived the “Carnaval International de Victoria” bringing nations from all over the world together to parade their cultures in a fashion that globally promoted values of understanding and multiculturalism and increasing visitor arrivals year-on-year by 12% to Seychelles.”

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D’Amore continued to describe: “This award will undoubtedly be awarded to the average person who has made a substantial change towards tourism either from within or beyond your travel sector. Someone who went beyond the decision of duty and spear-headed a fresh idea or product that brings change to the tourism industry in Africa.”

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Author: George Taylor

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