Travel & Tourism
Ghana, formerly known as the Gold Coast is a richly endowed country in sub-Saharan Africa blessed with dozens of historical monuments and tourist sites
Ghana’s year-round tropical warm climate along with its wildlife ; exotic waterfalls such as Kintampo waterfalls as well as the largest waterfall in West Africa, the Tagbo Falls; Ghana’s coastal palm-lined sandy beaches ; caves ; mountains ; meteorite impact crater and lakes such as Lake Bosumtwi make Ghana the place to be. Ghana is also home to the largest lake in the world by surface area – the Lake Volta, dozens of castles and forts, nature reserves and national parks .
In 2013, the direct contribution of the Travel & Tour industry to Ghana’s GDP was US$1.34 billion, representing 2.8% of GDP.
The number of jobs directly supported by tourism was 124,000 and Travel & Tour investment amounted to US$303 million in 2013.
Ghana’s tourism industry development indicators have increased over the years. International tourist receipts increased from US$970 million in 2008 to US$1,068 in 2013.
The number of annual international visitors to Ghana is now roughly 950,000 and is expected to grow to 1.5 million by 2024.