“Africa has many opportunities to develop tourism sector and hence can improve the economy” Said by Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.
She said that by doing so, we can get some place in the list of good economies of the world and also we will have a huge amount of revenue for the investment.
Mrs. Ofosu was briefint to the media in Accra and also told about the United Nations World Tourism organization (UNWTO) which is going to be held in Accra. She also said that tourism is the sector which needs a lot of development and by doing so we can create many opportunities for the business and it would generate a lot of revenue for the Millions of host communities of Africa.
She also said that Africa has a lot of capacity to manage to tourism sector and this sector can contribute to the betterment of the economy but this is not done since a long time just because of the negative perceptions of our people and due to the continuous crisis in the African region.
She also described some positive stories of that region which was fully against to the negative perceptions of the people.
August to She told about the conference which is going to be held from 17 August to 19 August 2015 that its agenda will be of “Enhancing Brand Africa, Fostering Tourism Development.”
The minister also said that in that session we will look on the opportunities that we can avail and also the challenges which we will have to face while developing the tourism sector.
Mrs. Ofosu told to the media that in year 2000 there was 26 Million tourists recorded while in 2014 this number increased to 56 million, out of which Tourist visited Ghana, was 1 million.
She also said that the receipt from the tourism was of $36 billion which is the 7% of the total export of the continent.
She said that UNWTO conference will build the capacity for the tourism sector aiming to make Africa a resilient tourism sector.
She said that in the conference there will be a number of tourism ministers who will find out the ways to develop the tourism sector and make Africa a Brand so the people prefer Africa as a tourist place.
She said delegates for the conference are expected to arrive in Accra from Friday 14 August, and the UNWTO Secretary General is expected to arrive on Saturday, August 15.
A tour will also be held for the ministers to the Kakum National Park and Canopy Walkway and the Cape Coast Castle on August 19.
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