United Nations World Tourism Organisation-Pacific Asia Travel Association (UNWTO-PATA) special Ministerial DEBATE in the United States’ island of Guam had the Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture as VIP guest on the panel.
During the course of his visit to Guam hosted at the Dusit Thani Resort, Minister St.Ange appeared on a high level panel of prominent regional personalities debating the nature of tourism and the best way forward for the economies of small island states.
Hosted by the Guam Visitors Bureau, the 2016 annual PATA summit was a four-day programme consisting of the association's executive and advisory board meetings, annual general meeting and PATA Youth Symposium as well as a one-day conference that was aimed at addressing major issues relevant to the travel and tourism industry. This year's summit has seen an increase in participation to more than 600 delegates, seen as a new record.
Minister St.Ange was asked to deliver the summit's keynote address at its opening on May 19 to a packed convention centre that included senior members of PATA and the Guam legislature and also Zoltan Somogyi, the executive director for Programme and Coordination at the UNWTO.
During the course of his stay in Guam, Minister St. Ange also held meetings with the governor of the island state Eddie Baza Calvo and also Senator Tina Rose Muna Barnes, who was present at the airport for the minister's arrival.