The Ghana Tourism Authority has held a Stakeholders Consultative meeting with Stakeholders in the Tourism Industry at the Hill View Hotel, Teiman in Abokobi on 13th and 14th April, 2021.
The meeting was attended by the Chief Executive Ofiicer of the Authority, Mr. Akwasi Agyeman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Operations, Mr. Ekow Sampson, President of the Ghana Hoteliers Association, Dr. Edward Ackah-Nyameke, President of Tour Operators Union of Ghana, (TUOGHA) Madam Alisa Osei Asamoah, CEO of Apstar Tours and former TOUGHA President, Madam Stella Apenteng, CEO of Exotic Adventures and Advisor to TORGAG, Mr. Kwaku Pasah, Executive Secretary of the Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF)Mr. Emmanuel Frimpong and President of Car Rentals Association of Ghana, Mr. Seth Ocran.The rest are Mr. Ahmed Naaman CEO of Dodi Travel and Tours, Mr. Kwame Ansong, CEO of Sunseekers and Sun Lodge Hotel, some Management Staff of GTA and other Seasoned Tourism Practitioners.
The task of the group was to develop a Domestic and Sub Regional Tourism Strategy aimed at Promoting Domestic Tourism, which is one of the visions of the Sector Minister, Hon. Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, aimed at increasing domestic tourism arrivals. In other to achieve these, the group were tasked to achieve the following targets between the year 2021-2022. Domestic Tourism Arrivals- 600,000. Sub Regional Tourism Arrivals Ecowas)- 250,000. Beyond the Return- 700,000
The above will serve as Key Performance Indicator(KPI) to help spearhead this agenda.
The Trade Associations under GHATOF assured GTA of their unflinching support to move domestic tourism forward.
In his closing remarks, the CEO of GTA, Mr. Akwasi Agyeman said domestic tourism is the way forward. He urged all and sundry to put all hands on deck in order to bring this initiative to fruition.