THE NEW CHALLENGE OF ALAIN ST ANGE 0 374

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 18, 2021 / TAVELINDEX / Dubai based press caught up with Alain St Ange, the well known former Tourism Minister for Seychelles. St.Ange was in transit in Dubai Airport and from the Emirates Lounge answered queries from the press on his working visit to Indonesia. “I am on my way to Jakarta to meet some tourism islands group wanting to look at consolidating their tourism industry” St.Ange said.

“I work closely with friends in successful and respected communication and media organisations and have been approached by some Indonesian developers to make their tropical islands the new tourism destination”. said Alain St.Ange in a Zoom Interview. Mr St.Ange told the UAE press he is going to use his skills and years of expertise to help these islands as the Covid-19 pandemic was easing.

The press friendly and well known former Seychelles Tourism Minister said that he was humbled and felt he was privileged by the exciting opportunity to play a part in building the tourism industry of Indonesia adding “It will be no small feat, but I am committed to the task and will give it my heart and soul. I was raised within the tourism industry and have spent my entire working life within the tourism sector, both within the private sphere and in Government, and have years of experience to bring to the table”.

Alain St.Ange is set to work the “South South Cooperation” that is so often talked about, but rarely implemented, and bringing in Africa and Asia together with Indonesia as the bridge for key tourism players.

Alain St.Ange who heads the “Saint Ange Tourism Consultancy” based in Seychelles said he was not leaving Seychelles but expected to take consultancy roles where his expertise is needed. Today I embark on a temporary leave of absence from my island home. It remains to be seen how long I will need to be away for, but I remain cognisant of the need for balance in life, and the importance of being there for my family as I now have a grandson, particularly during these trying times.

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HOSPITALITY SENTIMENT SURVEY 2020 – DELOITTE Comments Off on HOSPITALITY SENTIMENT SURVEY 2020 – DELOITTE 1062

The COVID-19 outbreak brought the world to a standstill, and the hospitality sector is one of the hardest hit economic sectors, mainly due to the introduction of travel restrictions. In Mauritius, the hospitality sector represents a fair share of the economy and one of many forecasts made about the impacts of the pandemic is a contraction of 20 percent, which will span over the next three to five years.

The sanitary crisis has also other unquantifiable impacts on the tourism sector including the loss of livelihoods of locals, loan repayment commitment of impacted businesses, low to no occupancy rates of hotels that may lead to temporary or permanent closure, and cash flow issues.

In the face of these hardships, the Government has come forward with certain supporting measures such as the extended Wage Assistance Scheme for tourism sector, prolonged loan moratoriums and low interest rates, the waiver of the rental payment of state lands for the upcoming financial year to tide over the liquidity issues. The Mauritius Investment Corporation (MIC) has also been set up to propose investments in eligible companies through different investment tools including both equity and quasi-equity instruments. 

The Deloitte Hospitality Survey report provides the market sentiment of the leaders from the major hotels, resorts, villas, and business hotels in Mauritius on the budgetary measures, the current challenges, key focus areas, and the way forward for hospitality industry in the current and post-COVID times. Whilst the report conveys what people shared during the survey, it also provides Deloitte’s point of view based on our global and industry expertise.

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Source – https://www2.deloitte.com/mu/en/pages/life-sciences-and-healthcare/articles/hospitality-sentiment-survey-covid19.html

THE FUTURE OF THE HOSPITALITY SECTOR POST COVID-19 Comments Off on THE FUTURE OF THE HOSPITALITY SECTOR POST COVID-19 1015

As the hospitality industry resumes operations, it has been the moment to adapt, redesign and implement new ways and ideas to help the sector accelerate recovery and reinvent the hospitality of tomorrow.

What are the most prominent trends in hospitality today and what will the new customers’ demands be? How are hotels adapting their business operations to receive travellers and go back to business but still remaining sustainable? What are the best ways to gain guests’ confidence back? What is the role of technology in the process? These and more topics will be discussed in this webinar on the future of the hospitality sector post COVID-19, focusing in the Middle East region.

Source – https://www.unwto.org/event/the-future-of-the-hospitality-sector-post-covid-19