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Lagos Tourism Shines at Accra Weizo West African Tourism Fair


The new push to position Lagos as the Tourism hub of West Africa and the Entertainment Capital of Africa was put on display during the recently held Accra Weizo Travel Expo in Accra, Ghana.

Lagos State mounted an exhibition along with 20 other firms at the 2 day event which took place at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel. The well attended travel event was supported by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA).

Lagos was represented by Mr. Babatunde Anann and Mrs. Adanma Oni both Directors at the Ministry of Tourism Lagos with the Lagos Tourism Video played on the screen for most parts of the first day of the expo during breaks.

The second day of the event was dedicated to Tourism as both Lagos and Ghana Tourism Authority used the day to showcase their Tourism Assets.

Earlier the Carnival Calabar Dancers and the Ghanaian Carnival queens performed for the 2 days of the event.

Mr. Anann in his presentation told the Audience about the changes the new Administration has wrought in Lagos. Mrs. Oni invited them to visit Lagos and to participate in the One Lagos Festival in December.

Lagos becomes the second Nigerian state to Market its Tourism abroad after Cross River State and its Carnival Calabar.

Introducing Lagos State at the event Mr. Ikechi Uko organiser of Accra Weizo, said Lagos is the place to go for shopping and partying with fashion and religion being strong draws for one of Africa's most exciting city.

With over 10 daily flights by Africa World Airlines (AWA), Arik, Air Peace, ASKY, Rwandair and Air Namibia, people in Accra are only 50 minutes away from having fun in Lagos.

In his speech, the Acting CEO of GTA Mr Akwesi Agyeman praised Lagos for Joining the Weizo family. He promised that Ghana will partner with the organisers to draw in more Ghanaians to attend Accra Weizo.

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