Ghana would today join the rest of the world, to mark the 2021 World Tourism Day at Hohoe in the Volta Region.
The day is marked every year to herald the socio-economic, political, and cultural importance of Tourism to national and international economies through Gross Domestic Product growth, jobs, and employment creation.
The official World Tourism Day is held in a World Tourism Organisation (WTO) designated country, with participation from the rest of the world. Cote d’Ivoire is hosting the official International event, on the theme, “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”.
The theme for this year is essential to highlight a participatory approach to creating and sharing tourism wealth for poverty reduction, decency in living standards, and livelihood security.
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in conjunction with the (GTA), has planned some activities to mark the Day, where there would be discussion on the theme of the celebration to convey tourism’s role in ensuring inclusive growth for communities and national development.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Akwasi Agyeman, said the day creates an opportunity for the global tourism community and creates decent employment opportunities through inclusive economic growth, and a skilled and vibrant workforce to support inclusive growth.