Recreation and Tourism

Ghana is rising quickly as a top tourist destination worldwide and an even more conducive place to reside. This is made possible by rule of law, political stability and high levels of safety in the country. 

The country is endowed with breathtaking landscapes, a variety of wildlife and a rich cultural and historical heritage. Coupled with a high degree of personal security and safety and a stable political environment. Ghana is simply a choice destination on the continent. 

In 2018 alone, earnings from the tourism sector were a remarkable US$3.54 billion, representing 5.5% of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product and thereby making tourism Ghana’s fourth highest foreign exchange earner. 

 While the development may already be an impressive one, Ghana’s tourism industry is being projected to see further exponential growth.  

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the tourism sector will employ up to 746,400 people by the year 2029. This will be largely driven by increased infrastructure investments, a hospitable population, improved internet services as well as reasonable cost of living. 

Recognizing the opportunity for wealth and job creation in the recreational and tourism sector the Ministry of Tourism together with the Ghana Tourism Authority is intensifying efforts to draw more investors into the tourism ecosystem.  

Significant opportunities abound in various segments such as eco-tourism, cultural tourism health tourism and educational tourism for potential investors. 

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