Joyce Martey

Ghana Loses US$171 Million In Tourism Revenue

Ghana spellbound an estimated seeing the sights revenue of US$171 million in a outer space of four months – from March to June, as of the total novel coronavirus pandemic.

The revenue defeat followed the closure of the country’s limitations to human being traffic, a evaluate full by the command to foil the import of the virus.

Mrs. Barbara Oteng Gyasi, the Minister of Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture, ready this renowned at a media conference to offer information of the let-up of restrictions on the sightseeing sector, in Accra.

She put the full-blown revenue from tourist arrivals, in day 2019, at US$3.312 billion. In all, 1.13 million far-off tourists visited the country.

A review conducted by the Ghana going to places of interest board (GTA) showed that both tourist, useless not take away than US$2,931 on accommodation, car charter services, chow and attendance of entertainment actions or concerts during the ‘Year of Return’.

She announced the allocation of US$4 million dollars towards the education of sightseeing sites and information, this year, alongside US$5 million for sightseeing activity support.

Mrs. Oteng Gyasi said, operators in the seeing the sights and generosity industry, may perhaps be valid for sustenance from the GHS600 million COVID-19 lessening Programme, inescapable for micro, minute and average climb over enterprises, and human being disbursed by the citizen problem for little degree Industries (NBSSI).

They may well moreover retrieve the GHS3 billion, provided by chosen money-making banks as nicely as the US$9 million provision by the planet stock under the Ghana going to places of interest Project.

The Minister underlined the determination of her agency to fix further to stem domestic sightseeing and urged operators and owners of hotels and motels to downgrade their tax and charges to boost neighboring patronage.


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