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AFASU Awards in Egypt and next will see Africa Tourism & Aviation Winners recognised as well as the Tourism Capital 2024 named

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Hossam El Shaer won the “Best Leader in Tourism Development” award at the AFASU Golden Awards in Sharm El Sheikh, confirming his influential contributions to the tourism sector. Future awards will recognize Africa Tourism & Aviation winners and name the Tourism Capital 2024.

AFASU Golden Awards honoured Mr Hossam El Shaer of Sharm El Sheikh wins the Award for the “Best Leader in Tourism Development” as it was also confirmed that the next awards will see Africa Tourism & Aviation winners recognised as well as the Tourism Capital 2024 named.

The of Sharm El Sheikh award ceremony was held under the patronage of Major General Khaled Fouda, Governor of South Sinai in Egypt. The event was attended by Major General Khaled Fouda and Dr. Hossam Darwish, President of the Afro-Asian Union for Tourism and Development who had the honour to present Mr Hossam El Shaer with the “Best Leader” award in tourism
development.

Mr Hossam El Shaer won the award at the level of 102 Asian and African countries. The celebration was attended by members of the Afro-Asian Union and a large number of officials and businessmen.

Mr. Hossam El Shaer is the Chairman of the Board of Sunrise Resorts and Cruises and SkyMax Holidays and he received one of the most prestigious awards from the Afro-Asian Union for Tourism Development, and Technology (AFASU).

AFASU explained in a statement that Mr Hossam El Shaer’s nomination for the award comes after his noticeable and tangible achievements in the field of tourism development, sustainable community development, and excellence in leadership and development. Mr Hossam El Shaer won the award after a final selection and competition with important investors in Tunisia, Belgium, and France in a specialized hotel sector.

Mr Hossam El Shaer received the award with 89% of the total votes from Afro-Asian tourism figures. Dr. Hossam Darwish, President of the Afro-Asian Union (AFASU), emphasized in his speech that the Best Leader in Tourism Development Award honours every leadership figure who has significantly contributed to tourism development, both locally and globally.

Major General Hossam Badr Eddin, Secretary General of AFASU, added that “today we celebrate a leading figure in the field of tourism development at the global level after a marathon of competition with several figures from friendly countries. In the end, everyone becomes a winner because the goal is sustainable development in the tourism sector, which remains our goal as stated in the COP 27 decisions in Sharm El Sheikh and COP 28 in Dubai.”

For his part, Mr Hossam El Shaer expressed his great happiness with the honour in his speech to the attendees, especially since it comes from an international Afro-Asian Union that originates from a prestigious international organization founded by African and Asian leaders, the Organization of Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity, established in 1958.

El Shaer said: “I truly feel immense joy for several reasons. I do not apply for awards, nor do I like to put myself in tests. My selection for this award was completely without my knowledge and due to the great enthusiasm of the international jury. Moreover, there is another reason. It is a respectable award that does not flatter anyone at all. Allow me to extend special thanks to Major General Dr. Khaled Fouda, Governor of South Sinai, for his support and dedication to serving South Sinai first and then the tourism sector and its professionals”.

It has now been confirmed that the next awards will see Africa Tourism & Aviation Winners recognised as well as the Tourism Capital 2024 named.

Alain St Ange
Founcer & CEO - Saint Ange Consultancy

Alain St.Ange is the Seychelles former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine who now heads his own ‘Saint Ange Tourism Consultancy’.
Many International magazines and press have covered him when he was still in office as the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine but the man, is now more active than ever with tourism consultancy work with Tourism Boards, Ministries of Tourism and the Private Sector Trade across our great continent of Africa and also in the ASEAN Block who has even been contracted by the World Bank to work alongside Ministers of Tourism in Africa to assist in the relook of their tourism industry.

Alain St.Ange is remembered for many things among which is the massive increase in visibility for his Seychelles islands which he succeeded through developing a positive relationship with the International Press and by turning the Seychelles into a cultural events-based tourism destination over and above showcasing its key USPs: - sun, sea and sand. He was successful and that translated in recognition by the world of tourism and the press fraternity which in turn helped to deliver increased in visitor arrival numbers. St.Ange and his Team in Seychelles never missed an opportunity in those days to spell out that success was visibility, visibility and visibility because otherwise the destination would simply fade away. He is recognised for never leaving a stone unturned in that mission for Seychelles .

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