The Ministry of Tourism last month took to a roadshow to mark the World Tourism Day, a global event aimed at fostering awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.
The event held anually on September 27 also sought to address global challenges outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to highlight the contribution the tourism industry can make in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
President Akufo-Addo will officially open the World Tourism Forum, the first to be held in Africa, at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City in Accra this morning.
Tourism Ministers from ten African countries are expected at the forum, along with other influential personalities such as former President John Agyekum Kufuor, Jack Straw, former UK Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary under Prime Minister Tony Blair and BulutBag, president of the Executive Board of the World Tourism Forum.
The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, in collaboration with the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives and the Savannah Accelerated Development Agency (SADA), has marked the 2017 World Tourism Day in the Northern Regional capital, Tamale.
The event, which was on the theme: ‘Sustainable Tourism: A tool for development,’ is aimed at meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability and capacity of future generations to also meet their needs.