Tourism Investments in the D.R. of Congo: The new book

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Governor Julien Paluku Kahongya of the North Kivu Province and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine were in Goma Congo last Tuesday to launch the new book written by former Tourism Minister of the Congo Elvis Mutiri wa Bashara that was published by European Universities Edition (EUE) of Germany.
Government and tourism private sector leaders were joined by University Students at Lac Kivu Lodge on the 3rd July at 11 am for the launch of the book by Africa for the world of Business and Investments as well as Universities and Training Institutions. Elvis Mutiri wa Bashara is an MP in the Congo and was previously the Minister responsible for Tourism.
The new book brings out the unique opportunities for doing business in Congo and in Africa and is one of the very few books written in Africa but published by Europe for training institutions. The Governor of the North Kivu Province, Hon Julien Paluku Kahongya and former Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles both congratulated the MP for Goma, Elvis Mutiri wa Bashara for his initiative and said that through his tenacity, the book is today a helping hand for the consolidation of tourism in Africa.
At Lac Kivu Lodge on the 3rd July at 11 am for the launch of the book by Africa for the world of Business and Investments as well as Universities and Training Institutions
Elvis Mutiri wa Bashara and Alain St.Ange
Governor Julien Paluku Kahongya and Alain St.Ange
addressing the invited guests
Elvis Mutiri wa Bashara
the Author

 

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Minister responsible for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine was invited to write the forward to the book written by Elvis Mutiri wa Bashara and published by European Universities Editions (EUE) of Germany. Elvis Mutiri and Alain St.Ange are known to have been close ever since they both held the Office of Minister representing Seychelles and the Congo (DRC).

Minister Elvis Mutiri wa Bashara, the former Minister of Tourism and Culture initially launched his tourism book ” RDC: Investment Opportunities in tourism” on Friday 29 June at the Kempinski Hotel Fleuve Congo in Kinshasa by Minister Jean-Lucien Bussa, the Minister of State responsible for International Trade of Congo (DRC) and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Minister in the presence of a five person delegation from the “European Universities Editions” of Germany.

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Alain St Ange has been working in the tourism business since 2009. He was appointed as the Director of Marketing for Seychelles by President and Minister of Tourism James Michel. He was appointed as the Director of Marketing for Seychelles by President and Minister of Tourism James Michel. After one year of After one year of service, he was promoted to the position of CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board. In 2012 the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands regional Organization was formed and St Ange was appointed as the first president of the organization. In a 2012 cabinet re-shuffle, St Ange was appointed as Minister of Tourism and Culture which he resigned on 28 December 2016 in order to pursue a candidacy as Secretary General of the World Tourism Organisation. At the UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu in China, a person who was being sought after for the “Speakers Circuit” for tourism and sustainable development was Alain St.Ange. St.Ange is the former Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine who left office in December last year to run for the position of Secretary General of the UNWTO. When his candidature or document of endorsement was withdrawn by his country just a day before the elections in Madrid, Alain St.Ange showed his greatness as a speaker when he addressed the UNWTO gathering with grace, passion, and style. His moving speech was recorded as the one on the best marking speeches at this UN international body. African countries often remember his Uganda address for the East Africa Tourism Platform when he was a guest of honor. As former Tourism Minister, St.Ange was a regular and popular speaker and was often seen addressing forums and conferences on behalf of his country. His ability to speak ‘off the cuff’ was always seen as a rare ability. He often said he speaks from the heart. In Seychelles he is remembered for a marking address at the official opening of the island’s Carnaval International de Victoria when he reiterated the words of John Lennon famous song… ” you may say I am a dreamer, but I am not the only one. One day you will all join us and the world will be better as one”. The world press contingent gathered in Seychelles on the day ran with the words by St.Ange which made headlines everywhere. St.Ange delivered the keynote address for the “Tourism & Business Conference in Canada” Seychelles is a good example for sustainable tourism. This is therefore not surprising to see Alain St.Ange being sought after as a speaker on the international circuit. Member of Travelmarketingnetwork.