Tourism is an imposing, outstanding, indispensable and holistic multi-million dollar universal industry that is founded on natural, man-made, cultural and heritage resources.
It has consistently contributed substantially both tangibly and intangibly to the current global socio-economic outlook and order since the turn of the millennium over two decades ago and has cemented its position as an indispensable and key player to the sustenance and survival of world economy as the foremost revenue earner and contributor to many modern and competitive economies and their individual gross domestic products (GDPs) – including Ghana’s.
Industry captains and newsmakers from the public and private tourism space, in an exclusive interaction with the Business and Financial Times tourism desk, send their special felicitations with the Ghanaian public on the 42nd anniversary of World Tourism Day, the auspicious anniversary and the foremost international date on the international tourism calendar across the world.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Tourist Development Company Ltd. – the investment wing and commercial agency of the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture (MOTAC), Mr. Kwadwo Odame Antwi, in an exclusive interview with Business & Financial Times tourism desk, called on Ghanaians to direct their investments to the tourism sector, especially the Centre of the World Ghana iconic project, the Marine Drive Project and others for maximum returns as government initiates and implements conducive ecosystem with outstanding incentives and other tax rebates in its quest to transform Ghana, the outstanding Centre of the World on the Greenwich Meridian into an attractive tourism hub.
Ghana Tourism Authority
The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) Regional Directors in the Tema, Bono, Bono East & Ahafo and Accra Regions, in related World Tourism Day messages appealed to all Ghanaians to take time off their busy schedules to plan customised visits to attractive sites and destinations around the countryside with their families and loved ones to rejuvenate healthy life to boost and promote the country’s burgeoning infant tourism industry.
Agotime-Ziope District Chief Executive (DCE) Mrs. Emilia Emefa Adzimah asks Ghanains to invest in and support tourism development for holistic and accelerated socio-economic transformation.
Left Mr. Charles Kwaku Buabin, Ghana Tourism Authority Tema Regional Director, engages stakeholders and his senior managers on how to reposition tourism to accelerate socio-economic transformation.
Regional Director says visit Kintampo Centre of Ghana and Kintampo Waterfalls
Mr. Samuel Addai Agyekum, Sekyere-Kumawu District Chief Executive (DCE), puts tourism development on the front burner as strategic socio-economic transformation catalyst and implements policies to transform Sekyere-Kumawu as an attractive destination of choice nationally and internationally Leadership by example Mr. Noble Daniel Yao Awume, Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive, led Assembly staff to visit the evergreen Wli Waterfalls over the weekend to drum home the need for Hohoe resident to patronise Wli Waterfalls – West Africa’s tallest Waterfalls
The Writer is Tourism, Brands & Branding, Communication & Marketing Consultant, Practitioner, Analyst, Advocate & Activist.
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