News: “Develop Tourism, South Africa Minister Charges African Countries”
Africa’s topmost travel and tourism expo #INDABA2018 has successfully come to a close in Durban, South Africa.
About 7000 Participants from 80 countries with 22 countries from Africa including government Agencies, Destination Management Companies, media, exhibitors, hosted buyers , tourism professionals from all around the world engaged in Speed marketing, Matchmaking, Networking and learning innovative technological ways in the tourism product delivery.
Africa’s Travel and Tourism Expo , Indaba plays an integral role in the shaping of the continent’s success stories.
The exhibitors showcased diversity of products with over 500 smaller enterprises known as “Hidden Gems”
from start-up entrepreneurs.
South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom called for the improvement of tourism products to attract more investment in Africa.
The west African tourism delegation among others were Hajia Bilikisu, President of the Tour Operators Association in Nigeria , Mr Kwesi Eyison ,The President of the Tour Operators Union in Ghana , Alhaji Rabo Saleh, Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria ,The President of The Travel Agents of Nigeria , Mr Bankole Bernard , The Chief Editor and Publisher of Africa’s leading Travel and Tourism Magazine ATQ, and Founder of West Africa’s biggest tourism expo , Akwaaba Nigeria , Weizo Accra , Mr Ikechi Uko ,
Mrs Nancy Sam the President of Women in Tourism Ghana,
Mr Abeiku Aggrey Santana , CEO of Kaya Tours Ghana , Ameyaw Debrah, Francis Doku were among the 26 West African Delegation drawn from Ghana and Nigeria.
In a closing remark the CEO of South Africa Tourism, Mr Sisa Ntshona praised the Africa delegates for cooperating to promote and integrate the continent as one destination through tourism.
By: Abeiku Aggrey Santana, CEO, Kaya Tours Ghana, Ltd
From Durban, South Africa