Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Barbara Oteng-Gyasi has lauded the organization of the 11th Tourism Investment and Business forum in Africa (InvesTour) during FITUR.
The Minister who was participating in the conference for the first time said the event created the platform to Interact with investors.
‘’Participating in Investour offered the opportunity to provide information on opportunities to businesses interested in investing in Africa. With the anticipated boom in tourism numbers in view of the BEYOND THE RETURN initiative which is a ten year project 2020 – 2030, it is important that we generate and drive the much needed investment into areas such as hotels which will provide affordable accommodation close to important tourist sites, rest stops and restaurants along tourist routes/sites to ensure an end to end enjoyable experience as well as for the flagship tourism enclave project, the Marine Drive envisaged to dramatically change a significant part of the coastline of Accra, the capital city for tourism and commercial purposes’’
The Ghanaian lawmaker also added that there are several opportunities for investment in the tourism sector in Ghana as the country aggressively pursues a growth agenda in tourism as a strategic pillar for economic transformation.
Mrs Oteng-Gyasi underscored the crucial role of service delivery in enhancing the tourist experience. She said the Ministry was working assiduously to secure the right investment in that segment of the tourism industry in Ghana.
“We also recognize that an underlying factor for a good tourist experience is excellence in service delivery and therefore investment opportunities in hospitality training to ensure a critical mass of well trained and skilled personnel is also crucial. The Ministry is seeking strategic partnership to establish and manage a State of the Art Training Institute in the very short term” she concluded.
Investour is a dedicated Forum to promote sustainable development in Africa and also encourage discussions on investment and business opportunities on the continent of Africa.