“Tourism has helped me to understand different cultures and also to appreciate mine even more. Africa as a diverse tourist destination, for me it's a: Unique Cultural Experience.”
#MyAfrica - Christopher Mahoune
1. Why do you choose to work in tourism or in field related to tourism?
I have always been passionate about the wildlife of Seychelles. Locally I participated in a lot of environmental activities and it was always a pleasure to share and educate others about why it is important to protect our heritage. Growing up I felt like I needed a bigger stage and a bigger crowd to showcase the beauty that is Seychelles. So I chose to work in a field related to tourism and over the past 10years I have guided thousands of people from all over the world educating them about the importance of conservation and ecotourism...
2. How has tourism helped you to grow?
Working in tourism all these years definitely helped me grow. It helped me gain more confidence in what I preach. I used to be very conservative and this line of work helped me to become more open and more of a people person. It has helped me to understand different cultures and also to appreciate mine even more.
3. In 3 words describe Africa as a diverse tourist destination.
If I would describe Africa as a diverse tourist destination, for me it's a "Unique Cultural Experience".