Air Peace has emerged the best airline in West Africa in the annual Balafon Awards of Excellence coming up in Ghana.
This is coming just as as Capt. Ado Sanusi of Aero Contractors bagged the Aviation Man of the Year award.
The winners of the 9th Edition of the Balafon awards and the 4th Edition to be held in Accra Ghana was released by the publishers of Atqnews.com, the organisers of the award.
Balafon awards of Excellence is an annual Awards organised to recognise pioneers and best players in the industry for the ECOWAS region.
The winners are selected via a select polls among practitioners and ratified by a board made of specialist in Media.
Other winners of the award include: Travel Personality of the Year in West Africa – Stella Fubara Director Africa Dubai Tourism
Tourism Man of the Year in West Africa – Mrs. Uloma Egbuna, MD, Tour Brokers international Nigeria
Hotel Personality of the Year in West Africa – Malah Saleh – Gambia
Best Hotel in West Africa-Kempinski Gold Coast city Hotel Accra Ghana.
Best Airport in West Africa – Dakar International Airport Senegal.
Best Ground Handling Company in West Africa –Aviance
Best Tourism Marketing Award West Africa – Ghana
Tourism Event of the Year West Africa – Carnival Calabar
Aviation Minister of the Year West Africa-Cecilia Dappah Minister of Aviation Ghana.
Tourism minister of the year in West Africa- Hon. Catherine Afeku Minister of Tourism ,Culture and Creative Arts.
This is just as the organisers of Accra Weizo have announced the launch of a West African Travel and Tourism platform for the growth of Seamless Travel in the ECOWAS region.
The new association for Private sector Players in the region will emerge at the event.
At the launch of Accra Weizo 4 years ago the Vision was to turn the 15 countries and its 380million people into a Domestic Tourism Destination.
It has taken four years for the organisers 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.
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.