The Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Catherine Ablema Afeku, on the 27th of March traveled to the Peoples Republic of China to attend the 13th edition of the China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market (COTTM).
The three-day event was held on 29th to 31st March, 2017 at the New Hall of the National Agricultural Exhibition Centre, Beijing.
COTTM is regarded as the industry’s most important platform and remains the only business to business event which focuses purely on the burgeoning outbound market.
It is a show that has an undisputed status as the industry’s business to business event for outbound tourism with another record of high growth over four hundred (400) exhibitors from over sixty (60) countries and it is the meeting place for the outbound tourism sector.
The minister, during her attendance held a press conference to showcase through a documentary, Ghana’s Tourist sites, Arts and Culture. She projected in her presentation how peaceful, safe and business friendly Ghana is and also elaborated on the Marine Drive project and the hopes that the project will transform the Accra Coastline into a tourism enclave. The guests were very pleased and entertained with a variety of Ghana’s cultural dance.
She also took the opportunity to grant an interview to CEN Tv in China, where she promoted Ghana’s Arts, Culture and potential business opportunities in the tourism sector.
Mrs. Afeku together with Ghana’s Trade envoy to China, Kwadwo Atuahene and Beryl Agyeiwaa Lomotey (Counsellor/ Economic) met Chinese Trade Investors to interact and woo them into investing in the Ghana’s tourism industry.
Her delegation was made up of the Chief Director of her ministry, Nana Bright Oduro-Kwarteng, Projects Director Dr. Joel Sonne, some Ghana Tourism Authority staff and the CEO of Ghana Tourism Development Company, Mr. Kojo Antwi.
They have since arrived in Ghana.