Business News of Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Ghana and Kenya Travel have agreed to partner to strengthen tourism in their respective countries.
This followed a meeting held between Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare and her team from Ghana and Kenya’s Minister of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, Mrs. Phyllis Kandie, at the ongoing International Tourism Exchange (ITB, Berlin) Tourism Fair.
Mrs Ofosu-Adjare, in a release issued to the Ghana News Agency on Monday in Accra said “It is a great honour to work with Kenyan tourism stakeholders…We are ready to share our experience and we hope we would learn a lot from you as we try to find ways to develop our hotel and Catering schools in Ghana.”
She said Kenya has a rich tapestry of experience in the field of tourism and hospitality, human capacity development, and collaborating with them will only help strengthen and shape Ghana’s hospitality sub industry.
Mrs. Phyllis Kandie, Kenya’s Minister of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, was happy about the collaboration of the two countries to share knowledge on their strengths to develop the tourism industry between the countries.
She added that, one area Kenya is looking to enhance is its cultural tourism and she believed Ghana was very strong in that field of tourism and would lead a team from her Ministry to Ghana to understudy Ghana’s model.