A 3-day hospitality exhibition and conference dubbed “AFRICA HOSPITALITY SHOW” under the theme “Networking for Sustainable Growth in the Hospitality Industry” was held from 12th to 14th August, 2013 at the Accra International Conference Center. It was organized by LITINA Travel and Tours with support from the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Creative Arts, Ghana Tourism Authority, Association of Ghana Industries and the Ghana Investment Promotion Center.
Over 31 participating hospitality giants across Africa and the world at large (e.g. Columbia Hospitality International – USA, Turkish Airlines) were put together on one platform by the award winning international corporate travel services company, LITINA Travel and Tours. The purpose of the maiden event was basically to afford the opportunities to meet, package, sell or simply network with thousands of qualified patrons at all levels of the tourism sectors seeking various hospitality services, equipment and supplies from Ghana and beyond that are needed in the growth of the sector.
The HITT Ghana team ceased the opportunity to partner with two other hospitality training institutions whose core competencies lie in hospitality education and training: the Presbyterian Centre for Vocational Instructors’ development (PRECEVID), and HELPD Support Services. The partnership participated under the theme “Bridging the gap between hospitality education and training with industry” and was a good compliment in hospitality education and training to the scope of exhibitors at the show.
The HITT Team exhibited the training materials developed for the programme and interacted with the general public to share the results and experiences of the programme. Besides gaining visibility in one of the stands, the HITT program gained a spotlight in the key note address delivered by the chairperson of the association of hospitality and tourism schools in Africa, Dr. Joseph Mensah-Ansah, who happens to be the chairman of the HITT Advisory Board.
Contacts have been taken with actors interested in the approach and will be explored in the following weeks.