Posted by Sade Williams
Organisers of Akwaaba African Travel Market has confirmed the participation of the newly appointed African Airlines Association (AFRAA), Director of Government, Legal and Industry Affairs, Aaron Munetsi for this year’s Aviation day.
Munetsi, who has vast experience in Aviation Industry will be the lead speaker for the 2019 Akwaaba, African Travel Market Aviation Day. The former Regional General Manager-Africa and Middle East, South African Airways, was responsible for business development and stakeholder management at all levels. Liaison with host government to obtain operating permits and support for South African Airways operations.
The 15th Edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market will be holding in Lagos from the 22nd of September to the 24th. The Aviation day will be on the 24th Tuesday by 10am at Eko Hotels and Suite.
The Aviation day paper is on ‘Impact of Airport Development and Airlines on Tourism Growth in Africa. The 2019 aviation day event is expected to take a critical look at the contribution of airports and airlines to drive tourism in countries across the global and Africa in particular. Governments all over the world are becoming aware of the importance of tourism and the role it plays in contributing to its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), to the development of the economy. It is believed that airlines drive tourism growth, with the examples of Kenya airways and South Africa Airways.
It is also believed that airports drive tourism growth, given the example that passenger volume surged by 25 percent at the upgraded of Victoria Falls International Airport recently.
The 2019 Akwaaba Aviation Day will x-ray the extent to which airport development and airlines drive tourism in Africa. The event will feature presentations by notable aviation and travel professionals in the industry on issues concerning the sector. It aims to stimulate discuss from renowned industry players in the Travel, Tourism and Aviation industry.