- Chidozie Uzoezie
West African Travel & Tourism Alliance to Launch at Accra Weizo
Four years after the launch of Accra Weizo as a West African Travel and Tourism platform for the growth of Seamless Travel in the Ecowas region a new association for Private sector Players in the region has emerged.
At the launch of Accra Weizo 4 years ago the Vision was to turn the 15 countries and its 380 million people into a Domestic Tourism Destination.
It has taken four years for the organizers of Weizo to reach out to over 150 Travel and Tour Operators in West Africa from 6 countries enough to start a regional association that will drive Tourism in the region.
WATTA will be an association for any player in the Tourism and Travel environment. The interim Board of WATTA will be announced and inaugurated at Accra Weizo on the 23rd of June 2018 at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel Accra.
Accra Weizo is one of the events geared towards getting West Africans to Cooperate amongst themselves. West Africa is home to 15 countries of over 380 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 Accra Weizo is a Travel event now in its 4th edition aimed at creating a seamless travel environment in West Africa. It brings together Travel professional in West Africa.
The 2018 Accra Weizo will feature a special presentation on the hottest destination for West Africans in Dubai by the Regional rep for Dubai Tourism Stella Obinwa of DTCM, on 22nd of June.
Lagos State which is the Event and entertainment Capital of Africa will be showcasing its wealth of Attractions on Saturday the 23rd at the EKAABO day.
The Ghana Tourism Authority will showcase its flagship programme at Ghana Day with See Ghana, Wear Ghana, Eat Ghana.
According to Mr. Ikechi Uko CEO of AKWAABA African Travel Market and Organiser of Accra Weizo, “Our Events are geared towards capacity building and networking. After the success of Banjul Bantaba, we expect Ghana to Surpass the Gambia Experience.”