St. Ange’s Biography “A Life in Tourism” Launched in Bali

Bali, 30 September 2023

The highly anticipated biography of Alain St. Ange, “A Life in Tourism,” has been launched in Bali, Indonesia on Friday 29 September during the opening sessions of the WTN Tourism Summit – TIME 2023.

The book was personally launched by Alain St. Ange in the presence of the island’s dignitaries and tourism professionals. Present on stage were the representative of the Bali Governor H.E. Mr. Fadjar Hutomo, Mrs. Mudi Astuti, Head of WTN Bali Network, Dr. Peter Tarlow, Head of Tourism & More Consulting (USA), Juergen Steinmetz of eTN News and the known SunX & envoy for Sustainable Tourism Centre, Jeffrey Lipman.

The revered tourism guru, St. Ange presented each of the dignitaries with a copy of the biography which details his life in Tourism. On the 2nd day of the WTN Bali Summit, Alain St. Ange presented Dr. Vinsensius Jemadu, the Indonesian Deputy Minister for Tourism Product and Events in the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy also with a copy of the biography authored by Pascal Viroleau of Reunion Island, with Kanis Dursin of Jakarta as the editor.

Alain St. Ange is a known and highly respected tourism professional who worked in the tourism private sector and also was the Head of the Seychelles Tourism Board before being appointed Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture and later Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine of Seychelles. He is now a days a respected tourism consultant and a sought-after speaker on the Speakers Circuit for Tourism, Sustainable Tourism Development and Aviation.

Earlier in the week, St. Ange had delivered a message ahead of the World Tourism Day celebration on 27 September, while preparing for his journey to Bali for the tourism summit.

“There is no better time for a tourism summit;” said St. Ange “because thinking tourism, living tourism, and wanting tourism to succeed is what will mark a Tourism Day. We must take the “Tourism and Green Investment” reflection point and stretch it further. Tourism is not a resort or a hotel, it is not the airline or a cruise ship, it is not the DMC or the tourism guides – tourism is more than that and must be seen as enveloping all these spin off businesses and employment avenues in the country where tourism is being seen as a viable industry.

“We do not have a tourism industry for an airline, or one for a hotel group. We must see it as One Tourism Industry that we all work together to make it succeed. The destination must rise to the level and not be the bad apple in the basket of apples. The country is the tourism destination, and every government has the responsibility to ensure they are providing the necessary infrastructure and services which will be seen as the benchmark to their tourism industry. Let us use Tourism Day 2023 to commit to be tourism destinations worthy of the name ‘A Tourism Destination,'” urged Alain St. Ange.

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