Ghana’s President Dramani Mahama emphasized the importance Africa places on the potential of tourism to accelerate the development of its economies.
According to Mr Mahama, tourism in Ghana is a major foreign exchange earner, contributing 4.7% of GDP. Through a number of strategies, Ghana has achieved the target of 1 million tourist arrivals, and is working to improve on the arrivals and revenue from tourism.
Tourism currently stands as the 4th largest contributor to national revenue, receiving more than 1 million visitors p/a.
President Mahama stressed the need to change perceptions and be innovative in “telling the story of Africa”.