The Ghana Tourism Authority is set to organise a corporate paragliding dubbed ‘Fun and Fly’ paragliding Festival 2018 at the Odweanoma Mountains, Atibie in Kwahu from Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30.
The ‘Fun and Fly’ paragliding, which is the second to be organised this year, is part of activities lined up to commemorate the United Nations (UN) World Tourism Day celebration slated for September 27.
Celebrated annually, the UN World Tourism Day highlights the potential of tourism as a valuable source of livelihood for millions of people among member countries.
A statement from the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) noted that the paragliding event is also targeted at corporate entities and other organizations to take time off their busy schedules, network with each other and create bonds of relationships.
“It is expected that due to the expansion of the take-off site and provision of washroom and sitting area for guests, a lot of corporate organisations will participate in this important event to relieve them of some stressful schedules at their respective workplaces.”
The statement also read that the ‘Fun and Fly’ paragliding is an opportunity for passengers, who could not fly during the Kwahu Easter Paragliding to have the experience.
This year’s theme is: “Tourism and the Digital Transformation “. The three-day event will be held at the Odweanoma mountain at Kwahu, Atibie with seven seasoned international tandem pilots from the USA, Switzerland, present to fly passengers during the event. Also flying solo are two Ghanaian pilots, Michael Kwakye and Jonathan Quaye.
GTA has also partnered with the Ghana Cyclist Association to organise ‘King of the Mountain’ competition between cyclists from Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Burkina Faso.
Other activities include a Digital symposium at the Presbyterian University Abetifi Kwahu, a durbar of chiefs at the palace, Children’s Playground, and sale of assorted local food and drinks. There will also be the commissioning of a newly constructed food court.
The release noted that, the GTA would continue in its quest to develop and promote destination Ghana, as spelt out in its mandate and to make Ghana a preferred destination in terms of domestic and international tourism with unique events such as the ‘Fun and Fly’.