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 the aviation industry, will be the lead speaker for the 2019 Akwaaba, African Travel Market Aviation Day.
The former Regional General Manager-Africa and the Middle East, South Africa Airways, SAA, was responsible for business development and stakeholder management at all levels. Liaison with the 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 September 22 to 24, at the Eko Hotels and Suite, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Aviation day paper is on the 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 globe 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.