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Ghana tourism signs five-year MoU for Accra Weizo


Organiser Akwaaba African Travel Market, Ikechi Uko (left); Marketing Director, Ghana Tourism Authority Madam Roberta; CEO Ghana Tourism Authority, Akwasi Agyeman

At the ongoing World Travel Market in London, the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) signed a 5-year MOU with the Organisers of Accra Weizo to host the West African travel fair.

The development is a follow up to an earlier resolve by GTA at the 2018 Accra Weizo to fully support the initiative.

The MOU is to Jointly Organise the Successful Expo with the owners Akwaaba Travel Market, which has been organised in Ghana for four years now. Already, the 2019 edition of the tourism fair has been slated for June 22 and 23 2019.

Ghana is the leading Meetings Incentives Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) destination in West Africa and ranks Number One on ICCA ratings. Hosting Accra Weizo reinforces the positioning of Accra for MICE and Ghana for Tourism.

Weizo has successfully brought travel professionals from different countries to Ghana for Tourism Business with the theme, Seamless travel in West Africa.

The Ag CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority Mr. Akwasi Agyeman signed on behalf of Ghana, while Ikechi Uko signed on behalf of Akwaaba Travel Market.

“This Agreement offers Ghana an opportunity to help build up an already thriving platform into a bigger event. We recognize the efforts and contributions of the organizers but we want the event bigger than it is and we believe it will bring more travel Professionals to Ghana” Mr Agyeman said.

On his part, Uko thanked GTA for the partnership, adding “It takes a man with a vision to see the power behind such platforms and move to take ownership of the project for the growth of Tourism in Ghana. I applaud the CEO and his team for this collaboration. We expect that with the Goodwill of the Government of Ghana Weizo will grow bigger.”

The agreement spells out roles by both sides and timelines to be managed by a Joint committee.

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