Mohammed woos Seychelles; seeks consolidated tourism industry for Africa

Posted: January 3, 2017 in general

SavedPicture-20161215151656.jpgNigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has sought the cooperation of the Indian Ocean island of Seychelles with a view to growing both countries’ tourism sectors, as well as creating a consolidated tourism industry for Africa.

Mohammed who is in the Seychelles on a working visit, disclosed this Monday, when he paid a courtesy call to that country’s immediate past Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Alain St.Ange, who is now a candidate for the post of United Nations World Tourism Organization’s Secretary General.

“Seychelles remains very much a country relying on tourism and the good practices here in the field of tourism should be seen and used as examples” said Mohammed; adding: “Africa is getting but 5 per cent of the world tourism traffic, yet Africa has everything tourists are searching for. We need to work together to change this.”

On his part the former Minister from the Seychelles said that unity in Africa aimed at ensuring that ‘we are seen as one continent is essential.’

“We also need to work on our safety label especially now, because tourists are in search of safe and secure holiday destinations” Alain St.Ange said.

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