The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) is expected to host delegates from Africa to mark this year’s Accra Weizo Fair.
This year’s Accra Weizo fair will be held from 22nd to the 23rd of June, 2018 at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel.
The Ghana Tourism Authority will host the delegates to a 3 – day familiarization tour of Ghana from 19th – 21st June, 2018. Delegates for the Fair will be coming from 8 nations in East, West and Southern Africa.
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 Authority’s domestic tourism campaign of “EAT, FEEL, SEE and WEAR GHANA”.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of the GTA, Akwasi Agyemang, experiences during the tour will include quad biking, boat cruises, kayaking, bon fire, tropical rain forest trail, night life.
He noted that, 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.
Also, 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.
He added that: “Delegates are expected to 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 the Afrikiko Resort to 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.
Akwasi Agyemang said: “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.”
The Minister of Aviation, Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah is expected to open the 4th Accra Weizo on the 22nd June, 2018 with a paper titled “Harnessing the Opportunities in Aviation value chain in West Africa” at the La Palm Royale Beach Hotel.
Also, the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku, will host the Tourism Day of Accra Weizo on the 23rd June, 2018.
The seminar for the event will have two sessions. The first session will cover topics on the Aviation Industry in West Africa whilst the second session will be dedicated to travel, tourism, hospitality and internet.
The Tourism Day will have on display an exhibition of Ghanaian Products like food, clothes, arts and crafts.