Ghana expects 150,000 tourist arrivals between now and December this year, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, has announced.
“Ghana is getting more tourist arrivals in recent days. I think it is because of the drastic measures the government has put in place,” he said.
Dr Awal observed that the tourism sector was gradually recovering from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, from which the sector lost over GHC8 billion in terms of earnings over the past one and a half years.
He was speaking at a press briefing organised by the Ghana Tourism Authority to update the media on plans being made to host this year’s ‘December In Gh’ as part of activities to celebrate ‘Beyond the Return’.
‘December In Gh’ is a tourism product launched by the Ghana Tourism Authority to drive people to Ghana during the festive seasons.
Dr Awal said the National Gallery Museum, which had been closed for eight years, would be opened to visitors on 28 December.
He appealed to the media to support the country in its tourism drive, saying “tourism cannot grow without the support of the media”.