The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) in partnership with the Women in Tourism Secretariat and the African Tourism Partners will be organizing the 2nd annual Women in Tourism Summit at the Accra Tourist Information Centre (ATIC).
The event, which will take place on Thursday, June 27 under the theme: “Empowering Women in Ghana’s Tourism Industry”.
In a statement, GTA noted that: “Globally, tourism is being leveraged in Ghana to mitigate gender inequality, and the Ghana Tourism Authority aims to drive women empowerment in Ghana especially in tourism development through the Women in Tourism Summit.”
The summit is an opportunity for women operating across the entire tourism value chain to meet their counterparts, share knowledge and learn from each other.
It also seeks to transform the tourism economy to become a fundamental pillar in advancing the role of women tourism entrepreneurs, professionals and leaders.
Speakers for the main event include the Hon. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture; Mr. Akwasi Agyeman; CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority; Stella Fubara-Obinwa, Africa Regional Manager- Dubai Tourism; Assia Riccio-Smith, Founder-Evolvin’ Women Dubai and Mr. Kwakye Donkor, CEO Africa Tourism Partners.
The rest are Dr. Eric Ntiamoah Mensah, President CPF Medical Unit; Stella Apenteng, Managing Director, APSTAR Tours; Adoma Peprah, Country Manager, Visa Ghana; Thenjiwe Morule, Head Sales and Marketing IBCD- Travel, South Africa and Elizabeth Tay, Team Lead , Genie Intel LTD.
The Women in Tourism Summit will bring together women game-changers, mission-driven companies and individuals, professionals, and leaders in tourism to network and learn more about issues relating to funding, branding, networking, running of businesses and leadership across the entire tourism value chain.