It was at the Le Meridien hotel where the conference took place that coincided with the 50th anniversary of the independence of Mauritius from the United Kingdom.
The event was joined by Tourism Ministers and dignitaries from around the world, some 400 tourism professionals at the conference who have the heart of tourism today and tomorrow.
It was officially launched by Hon. Pravind Jugnauth, the island’s Prime Minister, in the presence of President Didier Robert of Reunion; Hon. Catherine Abelema Afeku, Minister of Tourism of Ghana; Hon. Adil Hamid Daglo Mussa of the Republic of Sudan; Richard Via of Madagascar; Pamela O. Sooprayen-Kwet On of Rodrigues; Fekitamoeloa Utoikamanu, the United Nations Under Secretary General and High Representative of the Least Developed Countries; Dr. Dirk Glaesser of the UNWTO; Alain St.Ange, head of the Saint Ange Consultancy and former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine of the Seychelles; and Pascal Viroleau, CEO of the Vanilla
Hon. Anil Gayan, Minister of Tourism of Mauritius, said when he addressed the conference: “Tourism in Mauritius relies on security of the destination; high-quality resorts; a multi-ethnic population, and a confluence of religion, cultures and traditions – in fact a mosaic of the world. Tourism is always to work in progress, and this is why we are here to learn and to strategize. The choice of the theme is deliberate as we know that travel and tourism of tomorrow will be determined by the impact of Digitalisation on Sustainable Tourism.
May 24, 2018