Ghana is located in West Africa with a land size of 238,533 square kilometers. It is located near the centre of the world. Ghana has a population of 27 million but in real terms has a population of over 300 million as its consumers (just from the ECOWAS region as it is highly respected in the sub-region).
The tourism of Ghana can be group into 6 areas including:
NATURAL/ECO-TOURISM RESOURCES: this include 540 kilometers coastline with beaches, waterfalls, national parks, natural lakes, animal sanctuaries, etc.
CULTURAL: Traditional Festivals, Contemporary Arts, Handicrafts, Carnival, Local Cuisines and Music
HISTORICAL RESOURCES: comprise over 64 Forts and Castles and Slave Routes sites.
SPORTS & RECREATION TOURISM: such as Football, Water Sports, paragliding etc.
MEDICAL RESOURCES: include Herbal Centres using Ghanaian traditional medicines, Teaching Hospitals, Spas and rejuvenation parks.
To develop Ghana as an internationally competitive and high quality destination
Ghana’s huge tourism investment opportunities ranges from construction and management of hotels, leisure parks, golf courses, conference tourism, air/ground transport, wildlife, tour operation, to ecotourism facilities, cultural and historical sites.
PROJECTS IN THE TOURISM SECTOR OF GHANA
1. Marine Drive Tourism Investment Project 241 acres of land stretching from Osu Klottey Lagoon to Accra Community Centre
2. Centre of the World Tower in Tema
3. Leisure Parks
4. Golf courses
5. Highway Rest stops with state-of-the-art facilities including restaurants, shops, guest houses, hotels, fuel stations etc.
6. Tourism Training School
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