70 African Tour Operators for Ghana Travel Fair

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Chinedu Eze

The Organisers of Accra Weizo West African Travel fair has announced that over 70 tour operators and travel professionals would be attending the 3rd edition of the travel fair, Accra Weizo taking place May 26 and 27, 2017.

The operators have been invited from all over West Africa. They will be hosted to a fam trip by Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) from May 23 to 25.

According to the fair organisers, the operators are expected to visit the famous Cape Coast of Ghana where GTA has lined up lots of activities to entertain them. Some of the tour operators would be hosted at Ridge Royal at the Coast. A welcome dinner will be hosted on the 25th by GTA in Accra after a city tour, while La Palm and Kempinski Hotels will Host the Foreign Delegates to cocktails and Dinner.

Accra Weizo Travel Expo is targeted at growing Travel Business in West Africa and is organised by African Travel Market which also organises Akwaaba Travel Market in Lagos Nigeria.

It noted that West Africa is the biggest sub-region in Africa with over 350 million people; yet, it receives the least number of tourists yet West African countries generate the highest number of outbound travellers in Africa, adding that there was need to encourage West Africans to Travel within the sub-region and this is the goal of the Accra fair.

Themed Seamless Travel in West Africa, this year’s Accra Weizo  is the third edition and would now be held for two days. The first day would be the seminar on aviation and the second day would be dedicated to digital training for the use of social media to grow travel business covering Trip Advisor, Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The organizers said the Aviation Session would discuss on how to make West Africa a domestic Aviation Market. They noted that most West African airlines are weak and some are dying yet West Africa is a cash cow for most non West African airlines.

“Experts have been drawn from different countries to discuss the situation. The tourism session will have discussions on how to package tours which will be delivered by Expert Tour Operator Kwame Ansong of Sunseekers Tours,” African Travel Market coordinator, Ikechi Uko said.