Tourism in Ghana

Ghana gives a wonderful diversity of natural attractions, historical heritage and vibrant cultural identity. It is a pleasant destination for travelers with children. The country offers a microcosmic taste of Africa.

Ghana is known for a love for festivals. Hardly does a week go by without one town or the other holding an annual major celebration.

Regulatory framework

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Creative Arts is to provide a firm, stable policy environment for effective mainstreaming of Ghanaian culture into all aspects of national life and to ensure the strong emergence of a vibrant creative economy to improve and advance the tourism industry. It facilitates the interface between government, implementing bodies in tourism, culture and the creative industries as well as international and civil society partners.

The ministry has the following agencies under it;

  1. Ghana Tourism Authority
  2. Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)
  3. Ghana Tourism Development Company
  4. National Commission on Culture
  5. Ghana Museums and Monuments Board
  6. National Theatre of Ghana
  7. W.E.B. Du Bois Centre
  8. Bureau of Ghana Languages
  9. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
  10. National Dance Ensemble
  11. National Symphony Orchestra
  12. National Folklore Board
  13. Pan African Writers Association
  14. National Drama Company (Abibigromma)

Ghana Tourism Authority

http://www.ghana.travel/ghana_tourist_board/

The Ghana Tourism Authority was established by Tourism Act, 2011 as the main implementing body of the Ministry of Tourism. It replaced the Ghana Tourist Board.

Tourism Act, 2011 (ACT 817)

http://www.motcca.gov.gh/index.php/2013-08-15-03-07-49/tourism-act

The Tourism Act primarily seeks to enhance the development of the tourism sector. The act facilitated the replacement of the Ghana Tourists Board and the establishment of a Tourism Development Fund.

Information about tourism in Ghana has been summarized to include the following;

 

Further reading

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/business/artikel.php?ID=160978

http://www.touringghana.com/cultural.asp

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