Earnings from tourism rose to $2 billion last year, about 500 per cent higher than the $369.17 million the country received from the export of crude oil within the same period, estimates from the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) have shown. 

This means the country’s earning from tourism was five times more than from oil exports. The strong growth in tourism revenue compared to that of oil exports confirms sentiments that tourism, if given the needed push, could overtake gold and cocoa to become the lead foreign exchange earner.

 
 
The Aboakyer Festival is celebrated by the people of Effutu-Winneba in the Central region of Ghana
This year’s Aboakyer Festival, to be held from Monday, May 2 to Sunday, May 8 is expected to draw huge crowds to Winneba in the Central Region of Ghana.
Aboakyer, an annual Festival celebrated by the people of Effutu in Winneba is an occasion to commemorate the migration of ‘Simpafo’; the traditional name given to the people of Winneba.

 
 
Source: Kester Kenn Klomegah - West Africa tourism destinations remain largely untapped for the huge number of potential Russian tourists whose incomes have steadily grown over the past few years and have shown high interest in touring different parts of the world.

 
 
Source:  Africa - Black and White / There area lot about the positive aspects of life in Ghana and Africa. It’s true, life is amazing out here! However, I don’t want to over do it and give you a completely romanticized view of life in Ghana.
It’s not all smile and palm trees… There is also crime, sometimes pollution, nasty rush hour traffic, language barriers and other nonsense will drive you crazy if you don’t have a positive attitude and an adventurous spirit. Today I want to give you a quick tip about surviving and thriving in Ghana. Here’s the number one thing you need…

 
 
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - Stakeholders in the tourism industry are to collaborate with the security agencies to establish police posts at tourist sites across the country.

The initiative is to strengthen security at the various tourist sites and create a safe business environment to boost the sector.

 
 
Source: citifmonline. com - The Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Brand Ghana, Helen Annan says her outfit will be working closely with the ministry of tourism to roll out more initiatives in a bid to promote the country.

 
 
Source: peacefmonline - The government of Ghana assures ECOWAS citizens that they will not have to apply for visa on arrival in Ghana with effect from July 2016.

It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration of Ghana that it has been reported in some sections of the online media in the Federal Republic of Nigeria that with effect from July 2016 Nigerian citizens traveling to Ghana will have to apply for visas on arrival into our country.

 

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