ETN ambassador recognized by Seychelles for journalistic work


Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, called on Prof. Dr. Wolgang Thome to come forward at the launch of the 2011 Seychelles Annual Regatta and presented him with his certificate of membership of that elite club, the “Friends of Seychelles-Press” group.

The Seychelles Tourism Board named the Uganda-based eTN Ambassador Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome as its latest member of its “Friends of Seychelles-Press.” Wolfgang Thome also issues his own daily online news network on Africa, “Wolfgang Thome’s Weekly Roundup.” Seychelles launched over a year ago this unique club for members of the press who know Seychelles, who understand Seychelles, and who appreciate the Seychelles in a bid to be better able to disseminate information about the islands’ unique selling points and also about what is happening in Seychelles.

“We have used our major events, and we have used the important tourism trade fairs to announce new members of our ‘Friends of Seychelles-Press’ club. Today at the official launch of the 2011 Seychelles Regatta, I have the pleasure to ask Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Thome, a very dedicated member of the press in Seychelles to cover this year’s regatta to come forward and receive his certificate, which makes him officially a member of our press club. Wolfgang knows the Seychelles well, he appreciates what we are and what we are trying to achieve; he understands us, and above all he remains interested in our destination, and we are happy and honored to have him as a member of our unique ‘Friends of Seychelles-Press’ grouping,” said Alain St.Ange as he presented Wolgang Thome with his certificate in the presence of all the international competitors, crew organizers, and sponsors of the 2011 Seychelles Regatta.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome was emotional and said that he was overtaken by this recognition and assured Seychelles of his continued support.