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Seychelles: Tourism a Great Stage to Share Seychellois Life With the World, Warden Tells UN Campaign

Sumary of Seychelles: Tourism a Great Stage to Share Seychellois Life With the World, Warden Tells UN Campaign:

  • A young Seychellois warden shared with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) that tourism has helped him to understand different cultures and appreciate his own even more..
  • Called #MyAfrica, the social media campaign by UNWTO seeks to showcase the power of tourism through the personal stories of inspirational people working in the tourism sector in Africa by gathering their stories, learning from them and sharing them with the world..
  • In his interview with UNWTO, the senior warden on Cousin Island, Christopher Mahoune, said that he chose to work in a tourism-related field as he has always been passionate about the wildlife of Seychelles..
  • “So, I chose to work in a field related to tourism and over the past 10 years I have guided thousands of people from all over the world educating them about the importance of conservation and ecotourism,”.
  • Outside of ecotourism, Mahoune has been involved in the conservation programme and mentoring younger Seychellois wardens and students who are on internships..
  • Talking about the aim of the campaign, UNWTO secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili outlined that “through listening to first-hand stories, we learn from their experiences and create a platform to discover Africa through a human angle.”.
  • Sign up for free AllAfrica Newsletters “African countries have demonstrated a commendable determination in making tourism a strong ally of sustainable growth for millions in the region…

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