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AFRAA Secretary General talks about aviation

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It is true that our industry is full of untapped potential for growth as many industry studies attest. All the challenges that hinder our success at this point demand a collaborative and concerted effort if we are to realize our common goal of highly profitable and sustainable aviation businesses.

We see tremendous value and importance in embracing strategic collaborations among African carriers and stakeholders as a sure way to address shared challenges by finding common solutions to boost revenues and competitiveness. Indeed, robust industry partnerships will allow us to be more effective on a strategic and practical level.

One of the key priorities of the African Airlines Association is to encourage more collaborations and partnerships among its members. We have established a Route Network Coordination Committee to support commercial agreements between our members. Many have already signed interlines and code share agreements. There are also other forms of collaboration and resource sharing among airlines which AFRAA is addressing such as using training centers and experienced trainers on the continent, maintenance and pooling of resources in the new Action Plan for the Association. We shall continue championing, encouraging mutually beneficial collaboration and provide guidance as well as technical support for the long-term success of our African aviation industry.

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Author: Alain St.Ange

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.

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