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Over 70 Foreign Delegates Arrive Ghana For Accra Weizo Tourism Fair.

Over 70 foreign delegates have arrived Ghana for the fifth edition of the West Africa Tourism and Travel fair, Accra Weizo 2019.

The delegation of travel professionals on ground are from Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Benin and Togo also, travel and tourism players from the host country, Ghana.

Accra Weizo which is organised in partnership with the Ghana Tourism Authority, GTA, holds today and tomorrow will also host the Balafon awards where travel professionals in the West Africa sub region will be honoured at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra Ghana.

However, African Travel Quarterly (ATQ) has released the list of winners of the awards to be recognised at the annual West African tourism and travel fair in Ghana.

Already the participants were thrilled on a tour of some fascinating sites in Nzulezu. Nzulezu is a village built entirely on stilts on Lake Amansuri. It is constructed out of wood and raffia with one central walkway and to dozen houses on either side.

The most striking feature that caught the spectacles of the tourists at Nzulezu was the wooden accommodation facilities hanging some five feet above the lake level with a warm welcome given to visitors by the chief of the village.

According to a report by Ghana News Agency, the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) and stakeholders had earlier launched the 2019 edition of the Women in Tourism Summit and the Accra Weizo fair, in Accra.

The summit on the theme 'Empowering women in Ghana's Tourism Industry' is scheduled for today, Friday June 29, while the tourism fair theme 'Seamless Travel in West Africa' is scheduled for Saturday, June 29.

Mr Isaac Adomako-Mensah, Deputy Executive Director, Finance and Administration, GTA, said both the summit and fair have become part of the major events to promote tourism in the country since their inception.

He said the fair was geared towards getting West Africans to cooperate with each other, and is aimed at creating a seamless travel environment in West Africa by bringing together travel professionals to Accra.

Adomako-Mensah noted that the tour programme drawn for them was in tandem with the Authority's domestic tourism campaign of Eat, Feel, See, and Wear Ghana.

Adomako-Mensah congratulated the leaderships of both events, expressing the hope that both events in the long run would accelerate the development of tourism in Ghana and West Africa.

Mr Collins Udolu, Accra Weizo, said the fair had come this far after its inception five years ago.

He said the event has grown to become an event found in every arena of tour operations in West Africa, and has helped change the narrative of West Africa tourism and aviation business 'This year the event would have speakers from Ghana, Nigeria, Dubai, and Uganda.'

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Publication:Nigerian Tribune (Oyo State, Nigeria)
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Date:Jun 28, 2019
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