Ghana International Tourism Fair, an event aimed at promoting Ghana’s tourism industry was last Friday launched by Raj Multimedia in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
The 5-day fair will take place at the International Trade Fair Centre in Accra from September 22 to September 27 amidst different activities.
That will include exhibition of made in Ghana shoes, bags, belts, arts and crafts etc. There will also be musical tourism, opening of a Tourism Village and also cultural dance activities among other activities.
There will be participants coming from countries like South Africa, Nigeria, Europe and other parts of Africa.
Speaking at the launching ceremony which was held at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Raj Dean, Chairman of the planning committee of the fair emphasized the need to improve Ghana’s Tourism industry and said the fair was one of the platforms to help attain that goal.
“Ghana has a unique product which is peace and this if well packaged and promoted would take our tourism concepts to an unprecedented level above all regions. We believe that tourism on its own through public or government initiative would support the economy by way of opening borders for new investments from abroad and other parts of Africa aside job creation among others.”
“Through the concept of tourism we intend to bring the fold within the next three years new scheme that has never been packaged in Ghana, West Africa and Africa. This concept would help to open new frontiers for our tourism industry…I can proudly say expect you should expect the best,” he added.
Mr. Owusu Ansah who spoke on behalf of Minister of Tourism Arts & Culture, revealed, “Our major aim is to rejuvenate our tourism; in other words, recreating the concept our culture, arts and others. We intend to bring new innovation in the concept of tourism promotion. The fair is designed to create a platform that will showcase the contribution of Ghana to tourism over the years and also make Ghana the ideal tourism for the whole of West Africa.”