The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has declared September of every single 12 months as tourism thirty day period to inspire patronage of vital festivals and tourist web pages in the nation.
The emphasis of the celebration will be on domestic tourism and the essential function it can engage in in developing an inclusive and sustainable tourism financial state.
The celebration, which will be in collaboration with classic authorities, will be held to coincide with the several festivals which are observed in the month of September throughout the country.
The Deputy Chief Government of the GTA, Mr Ekow Sampson, who designed the declaration in Accra on Friday [August 30, 2019], said the tourism thirty day period was getting declared in the same thirty day period as the World Tourism Working day by the United Nations Planet Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
“Every calendar year, the authority will declare September as tourism thirty day period and emphasis will be placed on domestic tourism”, he said.
The programme coincided with the celebration of 2019, as the ‘Year of Return,’ which marks 400 years due to the fact the first enslaved African was shipped from Jamestown in Accra to Virginia in the United States of America (Usa) in 1619.
Some of the festivals, which are celebrated in the month of September, consist of the Asogli Teza (yam festival) in Asogli in the Volta Region Oguaa Fetu Afahye in Cape Coast, Central Location Kundum pageant in Axim, Western Area, and the Odwira festival at Akropong, Japanese Region.
Other individuals are welcome occasion competition in Kwahu in the Japanese Location Wormanne African competition at Korle Gorno in Accra Nkrumah Memorial lecture collection a soccer match in Kwahu, and a new music conversation summit in Accra.
The relaxation are a paragliding pageant in Kwahu and in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional money, there would be a quiz, a float, a thoroughly clean-up exercise, and a Globe Tourism Working day durbar.
Mr Sampson said offered studies by the GTA’s exploration, checking and analysis section indicated that regional visitations to the country’s attraction sites had enhanced immensely from 477,178 in 2015, to 635,572 in 2018, an raise of about 33.2 for every cent.
He stated the Central Area however remained the most visited area with the Kakum Nationwide Park currently being consistently the most visited attraction site in the nation from 2015 to 2018, attracting extra than 131,000 readers per year.
It was closely adopted by the Cape Coastline Castle, Elmina Castle, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, and the Manhyia Palace Museum.
Mr Sampson said the authorities was pursuing top quality tourism growth that was internationally aggressive and appropriate with Ghana’s social values and environmental location.
“Apart from financial added benefits, tourism is utilized to current Ghana’s exceptional cultural, historic and environmental heritage to the international group and also educate Ghanaians about their have heritage”, he additional.
For his element, the President of Kwahu Pros Network, Mr Davis Opoku Ansah, mentioned the folks of Kwahu would use the thirty day period of September to sector potentials in the region.
Aside from, he claimed, it would make earnings and also offer the opportunity for the development of positions for the youth.