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 year 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.
West African Travel & Tourism Alliance (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
At Weizo this year 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.’ 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. It will be taking place at ada Ekesi Hall at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel.