Minister says new Ghana visa policy will boost tourism

Elizabeth Ofosu - Tourism Minister
Elizabeth Ofosu – Tourism Minister

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has said the introduction of a visa-on-arrival policy for the citizens of the African Union Member States is a great boost to the tourism sector.

She said acquisition of visa before travelling had always been a challenge for most travellers, therefore, “This would encourage more people to come and see our beautiful country.”

A statement issued in Accra by the Ministry and issued to the Ghana News Agency, said the Minister was speaking at the on-going 50th International Tourism Exchange (ITB) Fair in Berlin, Germany.

She said the new policy would also enable investors to travel to Ghana and invest in the economy.

“If you invest in hotels, and especially in the hospitality industry, there will be great returns on your investment, which also creates jobs and supports the local economy,” she said.

The ITB Fair is the world’s leading Travel Trade Show, which takes place annually in the German Capital of Berlin. It is seen to be an excellent opportunity to meet business partners and to do business.

This year’s events come after two impressive showing at the recently held Vakantiebeurs Tourism Fair and the FITUR International FAIR in the Netherlands and Spain, respectively, where participants thronged the Ghana Stand to familiarise themselves with the country’s tourism resources.

Source: GNA

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