Accra Weizo is set to offer top players in tourism in West Africa the opportunity to have a firsthand glimpse of the biggest street party in Africa and best tourism event in West Africa, for those who have only seen the Calabar Carnival on Television.
The Executive Governor of Cross River State, Professor Ben Ayade who will be the Chairman of the Accra Weizo will be leading a high powered team from Calabar to Accra, Ghana for the one day event.
The Chairman of the Carnival Calabar Band Association, Senator Florence Ita Giwa and the Chairman of the Carnival Calabar Mr. Gabe Onah will be part of the delegation.
Also, South African Tourism, the biggest destination in Africa with tourism receipt of about $13b will be displaying the best of South Africa at Accra Weizo.
Africa’s Tourism power house with a West African regional office in Lagos will be presenting its huge repertoire of destinations at Weizo.
Joining these five star cast will be: Ethiopian Airline, Africa’s largest airline, the 18th most profitable airline in the world rated the 6th best airline in the world. It will also be showcased at Weizo. Ethiopian Airlines, a Star Alliance member flies to over 90 global destinations and 51stations in Africa. Just on the back of its new routes to Japan, Philippines, Ireland and Los Angeles, it has acquired 5 new B787 dreamliners adding to the 13 it already possesses.
Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko, the flagship of Sierra Leone will be making its presence felt at the Weizo event. A quality hotel of international standards, Radisson Blu is one of the leading hotels in West Africa.
While Africa World Airlines, AWA is the Official Airline for Weizo, Africa World Airlines is adjudged “Domestic Airline of the Year” by the Ghana Tourism Awards and is Ghana’s fastest growing regional airline commanding a sizeable share of the domestic traffic and operate flights between Accra and Lagos. It has also offered chartered services for renowned world leaders including the President of Liberia.
Holiday Inn Accra Airport right at the city Hub, located next to both the airport and the thriving new business district – an area that has quickly become one of the most popular in the city will also be at the event. Designed specifically to meet the high expectations of both international business and leisure travellers, the hotel has hosted statesmen and Celebrities from all over the world. The Hotel is inviting Guests to come experience its unique hospitality as they host a cocktail for Weizo’s International Delegates from Nigeria on the 3rd of July from 6pm-8pm.
Accra Weizo, 2015 taking place on the 3rd of July at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel Accra seeks to bring to fruition the dreams of former Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Agency, NCAA, Dr. Harold Demuren who said in Abuja at the Bantaba event 2012 while receiving the award of Travel Personality of the year that West Africa should be single domestic Aviation Environment integrating, Safety regulations, Airline connections and airports. Dr. Demuren has since left NCAA but his vision for the seamless integration is still far from reality.
This vision of a seamless travel experience is the main focus of a one day travel event slated for the 3rd of July at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana. The event is to be hosted by the Minister of Tourism and Creative Arts, Ghana, Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare. With the theme “Seamless Travel in West Africa” Weizo is targeted at the founding vision of ECOWAS to create a region of one people integrating and growing together. It is coming as ECOWAS celebrates 40 years of existence. With a population of close to 300 million people in 15 countries and a fast growing economic block, West Africa started the regional integration race in Africa since the 1970s but has since lagged behind East and Southern Africa. With over 40 airports the economy of the region can sustain a viable Travel and Tourism industry.
Weizo seeks to bring Travel professionals together to share knowledge and work out a future path of success for the region. The Aviation session will have a presentation by Adefunke Adeyemi, Head, IATA for Africa and the Middle East “Intra Africa Air Connectivity, the Facts Challenges and Benefits.” The Aviation presentation will be treated by a panel made up of Airline CEOs, Aviation heads and Airport managers from across West Africa.

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