The Minister made this open request to RwandAir when she was called to present a Mock Cheque to the Organizers of the Inter-Tourism Expo 2022. She saw the need and time to present Sierra Leone’s RwandAir Routes.
Having taken the regional spotlight in the ongoing Inter-Tourism Expo in Ghana-Accra, the Minister for Tourism and Culture Dr. Memunatu B. Pratt served as keynote speaker in the unforgettable August gathering.
The theme for this year’s Expo is: “The New Tourism and Sustainable Air Travel”.
The Honorable Minister in her statement throws light on the theme that it undoubtedly provides Africa with a smart opportunity to reflect and rethink the current tourism trajectory and how African nations, particularly West Africa, can leverage air connectivity and start thinking of joining other continents in making use of advanced technology to reduce carbon footprints in the aviation and transport sector.
She further reiterates, It also amplifies the significant role played by tourism in the diversification of economies of both developed and developing countries as well as serving as a driving force for economic integration, social inclusion, economic growth, and development.
Dr. Pratt aloud; It is apparent that the travel and hospitality industry has an inordinate environmental footprint, from carbon emissions from air travel to energy and water consumption in hotels and similar establishments with tendencies for a waste generation along the way.
She implored Companies to need to assess their operations from a sustainability perspective and engage with a growing cohort of consumers making brand decisions influenced by green measure approaches.