South African Airways, one of Africa’s leading airlines, will soon consider increasing from four to five, its flight frequency from Accra to Washington by the first quarter of 2019
The Country Manager of the airline,
She spoke to the Graphic Business on the fringes of
She said the fun day was an initiative of the airline to reinforce its relationship and partnership with the agents.
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“The travel agent’s business constitutes the largest sales or distribution channel for the airline in Ghana. Therefore, concentrating our efforts to make sure that we keep the relationship warm and tight is looking after 70
“This is the reason why from time to time, we want to get them together. Also bringing them together even as travel agents foster good relationships. Sometimes there is
On the day, more than 100 front line staff of the travel and tour agencies abandoned their
The day was crowned with a chain dancing act that brought the resort to a standstill as the participants tried to outdo one another.
Promoting local tourism
With the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) on a drive to promote local tourism, she said the airline also wanted to set the pace in promoting local tourism.
“Often when we say tourism or leisure, everybody is thinking
“But we also want to be the airline to set the pace for local tourism for us Ghanaians to know what experiences we have here. It can even create a paradigm shift so that they begin to sell local tourism outside. It still benefits the airline because if they package Ghana to sell outside, the people will definitely fly SAA and come. This is what we are trying to achieve,” she said.
With eight flights per week, South Africa Airways flies directly from Accra to Washington DC, Johannesburg and Abidjan.