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Tourism students meet minister Adam and minister St Ange in Reunion
by STB

  
The Seychellois students in Reunion
Five young Seychellois students following hospitality and tourism studies in Reunion have met Ministers, Jean-Paul Adam and Alain St Ange, who were on an official working visit there.

Shabellah Bristol, Vanessa Savy, Jasmine Talma, Ternesna Cadeau and Elsia Renaud were all working at the government establishment of Moka in St Denis, Reunion when the island’s président Didier Robert hosted tourism ministers of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) for lunch during the ministers’ summit.

Present at the lunch was also Minister Adam, the sitting president of the IOC, Jean-Luc Marx, the administrator of the island, Jean-Claude de L’Estrac, the secretary general of the IOC, among others.

It was an opportunity for the two ministers to meet the five hospitality and tourism students to see how they were and to get an update on how their studies were progressing.

“We were happy to see our very own students working alongside their Reunion counterparts serving at this important lunch function. They were shining with pride and keen to showcase their ability,” said Minister St Ange, whose ministry oversee the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) which is responsible for these students.

Four of the students are completing their attachment programme at the end of this month and are looking forward to return to Seychelles.

“These people to people contacts are the basis of a wide cooperation with Reunion. We are proud that our young professionals in the tourism industry can benefit from this fantastic learning experience, while also sharing ‘the Seychelles touch’ with our neighbours,” said Minister Adam to the press in Reunion.