The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is set to hold this year’s United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) World Tourism Day from 25th – 27th September 2019 in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.
This year’s UNWTO World Tourism Day is under the Theme, “Tourism and Jobs, A Better Future For All”. The celebration is a special one as we commemorate the slave trade movement and celebrate African resilience in “The Year of Return, Ghana 2019”.
As part of the UNWTO World Tourism Day, the next edition of the corporate Paragliding Festival dubbed “Fun and Fly” will also be held from 27th to 29th September 2019 on Mount Odweanoma at Atibie – Kwahu in the Eastern Region.
Ghana joins the UNWTO member countries each year to celebrate World Tourism Day on 27th September. UNWTO began the celebration of World Tourism Day in the year 1980. India has been chosen to host this year’s UNWTO World Tourism Day. Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and to highlight the contribution the tourism sector can make in reaching these goals. Ghana hosted the global community for the international celebration for the first time in 2009.
The Corporate Paragliding Festival which started in 2015 is the fourth in the series dubbed ”FUN and FLY”. It is organized for corporate entities and other organizations to make time off their busy schedules at their respective workplaces, network with each other and create bonds of relationships. It is an opportunity for passengers who could not fly during the Kwahu Easter paragliding to do so at this year’s Corporate Fun and Fly paragliding.
5 professional tandem Pilots from the United States of America and Switzerland and a Ghanian Solo Pilot have been invited for the festival.
The rate for a flight is Three Hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis (GH 350). Provisions have been made for group tickets in respect of corporate organisations.
The month of September has also been designated by the GTA as the Tourism Month with several events including festivals to help the general public feel a part of the ongoing domestic tourism campaign of “SeeGhana, EatGhana, WearGhana and FeelGhana” aimed at boosting domestic tourism.
Activities outlined for the World Tourism Day includes;
- Exhibition of Local Products: Wednesday, 25th – Friday, 27th September 2019, Centre for National Culture (CNC) – Ashanti Region, Kumasi at 10 am each day.
- Float: Thursday, 26th September 2019 ( from CNC – Central Business District and Back to CNC) at 9 am.
- Symposium: Thursday, 26th September 2019, Centre for National Culture (CNC) – Ashanti Region, Kumasi at 5:30 pm
- World Tourism Day Grand Durbar: 27th September 2019 Centre for National Culture (CNC) – Ashanti Region, Kumasi at 10 am.
- Corporate “Fun and Fly” Paragliding Festival: 27th – 29th September 2019 – Kwahu, Atibie, Eastern Region.
Side attractions include – (King of the Mountain Cycling Competition – 28th September 2019 – Kwahu, Atibie
Display of assorted local foods and drinks
Join the Tourism Month to #SeeGhana #EatGhana #WearGhana #FeelGhana