Tourism and Business in Ghana
This friendly and stable multi-party democratic Republic on Africa’s west coast enjoys an expanding and vibrant economy built on gold and other precious minerals, cocoa, timber and tourism. Ghana is also rapidly developing an economy and infrastructure that should see her join the newly-industrialized economies shortly. Ghana has a liberalised economy with a floating currency and a wide use of foreign exchange bureaux. Ghana is now an oil-producing and exporting country.
Ghana has attractive investment incentives and guarantees for local and foreign investors. What makes Ghana unique is its history and heritage portraying its coastal castles, grim relics of the slave trade and its many regional festivals. All these are becoming a focus for eco-tourism.
Ghana has hundreds of kilometres of unspoilt beaches, over ten thousand (10,000) hotel rooms in about seven hundred and three (703) hotels, including 3, 4 and 5 star hotels. There are top class restaurants, wildlife parks and safe streets. The country’s political stability and low crime rate make it one of the safest destinations in Africa. Undisputedly, Ghana’s greatest asset is its people who are renowned the world over for their warmth, cheerfulness, and hospitality. Ghana’s tourist Development Plan has produced far-reaching consequences.
Ghana has modern telecommunication facilities as well as first class seaports and a modernized international airport in Accra. The recent development of modern hotels, convention facilities and theatres has made Ghana Africa’s newest tourist and convention destination with Europe and the United States as the biggest markets. Kotoka Airport in Accra seems set to become a significant hub linking flights between these areas with much of West, East and Southern Africa.
Several international airlines operate regular scheduled flights to Ghana from major cities in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Apart from the international airports, Ghana has domestic airports in Kumasi, Sunyani and Tamale. There are harbours in Tema and Takoradi and an inland port in Fumesua in the Ashanti Region.