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Ghana Aviation Minister to Speak at Accra Weizo 2018

The Honorable Minister of Aviation for Ghana Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah will be opening the 4th Accra Weizo event on the 22nd of June with a Paper titled 'Harnessing the Opportunities in Aviation value chain in West Africa.'

Now in its 4th edition, Accra Weizo is a travel event aimed at getting West Africans to Cooperate among themselves and creating a seamless travel environment in West Africa.

Accra Weizo brings together Travel professionals in West Africa. The first day will be the seminar on Aviation and the Second day will be dedicated to 'Travel, Tourism and the Internet' session to grow Travel Business and destination.

Confirmed panelists at the event include Capt Ado Sanusi, MDirector of Nigeria's Aerocontractors Airlines, Chike Ogeah the Vice Chairman SAHCOL, Alex Nwuba, CEO of Ghana based Smile Aviation and Richard Kyereh from Ghana’s Africa World Airlines.

Accra Weizo 2018 will take place at ada Ekesi Hall at LaPalm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra Ghana on the 22nd & 23rd of June.

There will also be a Hospitality panel made up of Top Hotel Managers in West Africa to discuss "The Adapting of International Hotel Standards to the African Environment" Already confirmed Panelists will include a mixture of African and non African Hotel Managers.

Other Airlines Chief Executives are expected to join the panel. Because of the need to Organise the Tourism products available in the region to encourage Intra regional Tourism Atqnews will be hosting an Award for the Top100 Hotels in West Africa.

According to Mr. Ikechi Uko CEO of AKWAABA African Travel Market and Organiser of Accra Weizo, the event is geared towards capacity building and networking.

West Africa is home to 15 countries of over 350 million people but Tourism and Travel is not the strong Suite of the Economic interaction in the region. The Region receives among the lowest Tourism figures per Capita in Africa.

With a huge Population and over 40 Airports Aviation is dominated by Companies from outside the Region, the ECOWAS region as it is known despite a protocol of free movement has not grown Intra regional Tourism and Travel.

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