Ada to host World Tourism Day, Sept. 27
A safari resort at Ada
The national celebrations of this year’s World Tourism Day has been set for September 27 in Ada in the Greater Accra Region.
Despite the choice of Ada for the national celebration, activities would be held across all 16 regions of the country to mark the day.
This was disclosed by the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Mark Okraku Mantey, following the launch of this year’s Tourism Month in Accra on August 30.
Driven by the Ghana Tourism Authority(GTA), the month of September would see the promotion of Ghana’s tourism and culture through several programmes lined up for the period.
Ada, one of Ghana’s fast rising tourism destinations which could boast of Islands, beach resorts, an estuary, safaris, crocodile ponds, python zoo as well as the Songor salt lagoon, has been earmarked to host the national event.
The decision by the GTA falls in line with the agenda to boost domestic tourism which would translate into transforming the economy.
The GTA in collaboration with various stakeholders had indicated the quest to provide an unforgettable experience for both Ghanaians and diaspora as well as visitors through its ‘Experience Ghana, Share Ghana’ campaign.
“Apart from the economic benefits, tourism teaches us about our cultural heritage and enables us to present our unique cultural, historical and environmental heritage to the international community,” Deputy Chief Executive in charge of Operations at the GTA, Mr Ekow Sampson said.
By Michael D. Abayateye