Business News of Tuesday, 3 February 2015
The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Creative Arts is planning to capitalize on Ghana’s inclusion in the list of Top tourist destinations to enahnce the image of the country as a great tourism centre.
British Airways has ranked Ghana as one of the top destination countries to visit in 2015 because of the mixture of 19th-century architecture and increasingly interconnected citizens.
British Airways in a statement said, Ghana in July 2015 sees the return of Panafest, Ghana’s biennial festival for pan-African culture. Big, brash and well attended; Panafest will include a parade of chiefs in full regalia and cultural events at the region’s castles and forts.
According to the Minister, Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, this emphasizes the need for the country to take advantage of opportunities in the sector to boost growth in the country’s tourism industry.
“It has gone to defeat the purpose that Ghana is an expensive destination because the indicators were shown to indicate that Ghana is not an expensive destination; it’s a good place to visit. More importantly, PANAFEST has named as one of the programmes to attend in 2015 and we hope that this would improve our tourism arrivals in the year,” he said.
Ghana was recommended together with other countries including Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Croatia, and Malaysia.
The statement said some flight terms and conditions associated with these destinations include the fact that these are the lowest adult return prices to selected destinations including taxes, fees and carrier charges available in this period, based on a 7-day return journey.
“Prices and availability are updated every 24 hours. Seat availability may be extremely limited at the prices quoted, and some fares may include journeys that involve connecting flights or services operated by our airline partners”, it added.