The world is still trying to catch up with all the happenings at the biggest ever Routes Africa forum that took place in Seychelles last weekend, but the island’s Tourism Board has been swift in echoing their appreciation to the Routes team for bringing Routes Africa 2012 to Seychelles.
The islands’ Tourism Board is led by its Chairman Barry Faure, who is also the Secretary of State in the President’s Office, and Elsia Grandcourt, the Board’s Chief Executive Officer, have joined with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture to publicly say thank you to the Routes team for their support, guidance, and encouragement, which has helped make Routes Africa 2012 the success it was.
When he addressed the closing ceremony of Routes Africa 2012, Minister St.Ange said that Seychelles had benefited enormously from this Routes Africa. “We say openly that we have benefitted enormously from theis Routes Africa 2012, and we are immensely proud that it has proven to be the best-attended Routes Africa forum yet,” the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture said.
The Seychelles Tourism Board and the Minister responsible for Tourism also said that Routes Africa 2012 would not have been possible without the collaboration of the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) who were co-hosts of the forum.
“We say thank you to Minister Joel Morgan, the Minister responsible for Internal Affairs&Transport, for personally following the preparations and for officially opening the forum. We also all say thank you to Capt. David Savy, the Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority, and to Gilbert Faure, the Authority’s CEO, and to all his management team and staff. You were our partners in bringing this great aviation and tourism forum to Seychelles. Today, we should all be saying well done, because it was a job well done. You have all gone the extra mile, including getting ready for the Routes Seychelles organization, the plane at Cap Lazare for the Gala Dinner, and this was a first for Routes,” Minister Alain St.Ange said.
The Tourism Board also this morning joined the Minister responsible for Tourism in their appreciation for all the work done by the board management and staff. “We took up the challenge of bringing Routes Africa to Seychelles for the first time, because we knew we have a solid team at the Tourism Board. You have done us and Seychelles proud. Thank you, and thank you for your professionalism and commitment,” Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board said.