24

May
2019

GTA to embark on nationwide enforcement exercise

Posted By : Collins/ 253 0

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) will embark on a nationwide enforcement exercise beginning  3rdJune, 2019 to clamp down on all illegal tourism enterprises.

The Ghana Tourism Authority is mandated by law under the Tourism Act, 2011 (Act 817) to register and licence all tourism enterprises. (i.e. Hotels, Guest Houses, Serviced Apartments, Hostels, Home Lodges, Restaurants, Fast Food Joints, Traditional Catering Establishments (Chop Bars), Drinking Bars, Travel Agencies, Movie Houses, Event Centres, Entertainment Centres, Pubs, Night Clubs, Tour Companies, Car Rental Companies etc.)

All operators of unlicensed establishment who fail to regularise their operations on or before 2ndJune, 2019 will have their establishments closed down and sanctioned.

Tourism enterprises are therefore advised to contact any GTA Regional Office or the Head Office on 0302682601 and on email: [email protected]

Tourism Enterprise operators are encouraged to willingly approach the GTA to have their licensing process regularised or completed before the enforcement exercise begins.

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