The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) will be hosting delegates for this yearâ€™s Accra Weizo Fair which will be held from 22nd â€“ 23rd June, 2018 at La Palm Royale Beach Hotel.
This was confirmed at a media briefing addressed by the CEO of GTA Mr. Akwesi Agyeman and Mr. Ikechi Uko of Akwaaba African Travel Market at the Office of GTA.
The authority will host the delegates to a three-day familiarisation tour of Ghana from June, 19 to 21, 2018. Delegates for the Fair will be coming from eight nations in East, West and Southern Africa.
The delegates will take a tour of the Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta Regions of Ghana. The tour programme drawn for them is in tandem with the Authorityâ€™s domestic tourism campaign of â€œEAT, FEEL, SEE and WEAR GHANAâ€.
Experiences during the tour will include quad biking, boat cruises, kayaking, bon fire, tropical rain forest trail, night life, etc. In the Greater Accra region, the delegates will tour the Shai Hills Resource Reserve on 19th June, 2018.
The reserve has a varied package of wildlife, archaeological sites, caves and granite hills. They will experience activities such as nature walk (hiking), gaming, bird watching, exploration of caves, etc.
In the Volta Region, the delegation will visit the Amedzofe Eco-Tourism Community and Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary. They will have dinner at Chances Hotel and enjoy nightlife. Delegates will arrive in the Eastern Region on 20th June, 2018 to take a tour of the Akosombo Dam Site, after which they will have lunch at Royal Senchi Resort. They will then enjoy a boat cruise on the Volta Lake. Dinner will be served at Afrikiko Resort and enjoy the serene relaxing atmosphere as part of the nightlife. The delegates will return to Accra on 21st June, 2018 to participate in the Women in Tourism Summit.
Accra Weizo is one of the events geared towards getting West Africans to cooperate amongst themselves. The event aims at creating a seamless travel environment in West Africa as it brings together travel professionals. As Accra is listed by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) as the Top Conference Destination in West Africa, it reinforces its position as the Meetings Incentives Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) capital of West Africa. Major tourism events have been hosted in Ghana in the last one year which includes the World Tourism Forum Africa and the UNWTO training for West Africa.