See also:
» 19.02.2010 - EU support clean energy production
» 18.02.2010 - Ghana to host second IMF’s West African Centre
» 13.01.2010 - Ghana gets €130 million from Germany
» 04.01.2010 - Ghana beefs up security at international airport
» 24.11.2009 - $6 million to boost rural agricultural finance in Ghana
» 20.11.2009 - Ghana-EU sign first voluntary agreement on legal timber exports
» 21.10.2009 - Ghana and Burkina Faso urged to develop strategies on use of Volta River
» 19.10.2009 - Cocoa livelihoods programme launched in Ghana

China wholesale online through

Houlihan's coupons

Finn autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden på
Gazpacho Børek Kartoffelsalat Taboulé Gulasj Albóndigas Cevapi Rougaille Japrak sarma Zwiebelbrot Klopse Giouvetsi Paella Pljeskavica Pica pau Pulpo a la gallega Flammkuchen Langosj Tapenade Chatsjapuri Pasulj Lassi Kartoffelpuffer Tortilla Raznjici Knödel Lentejas Bœuf bourguignon Korianderchutney Brenneslesuppe Proia Sæbsi kavurma Sardinske calamares

Autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden finner du på
Réunion Portugal Aserbajdsjan Serbia Tyskland Seychellene Bosnia Spania Libanon Belgia India Kroatia Hellas Italia Ungarn Komorene Georgia Mauritius Østerrike Romania Frankrike

Economy - Development | Travel - Leisure

Ghana wants to learn tourism from Canary Islands

, 9 October - The Ghanaian government has demonstrated great interest in the tourism sector of the Spanish Canary Island, off North-West Africa's coast. The country wants to learn from Canary Island's tourism industry and thus hopes to double its tourist arrivals from today's half a million annual visits.

Ghanaian and Spanish government and business leaders this week have met at the Fifth Exposition of Spanish Products in Ghana, held at the Ghana Trade Fair Site in Accra. Also a large delegation from the Canary Islands is present at the Fair. Here, the Ghanaian government informed it was to send a delegation to the Spanish holiday resort islands "as soon as possible" to deepen the commercial ties.

The Ghanaian Minister of Tourism, Jake Obeisebi, today confirmed that his government wants to learn from the Canary Islands' tourism industry with the aim of, within four years, doubling Ghana's tourist arrivals from today's half a million annual visits.

At the same time, Ghana's Minister of Trade, Industry and Presidential Initiatives, Alan Kyerematen, also today announced that his administration "as soon as possible" was to send an official delegation to the Spanish islands to strengthen the economic and commercial ties between the two parties, according to reports from the special correspondent of ACN Press in Accra.

The Ghanaian Tourism Minister, Mr Obeisebi, remarked that tourism in his country still was to be considered "underdeveloped". This was, he noted, a fact even if Ghana and South Africa are the two sub-Saharan African states that receive the highest number of tourists annually.

Mr Obeisebi said his country needed the well-developed tourism experience of the Canary Islands to create further growth in this sector in Ghana. He further emphasised that with help from the Canary Islands, Ghana could also reach its goal of doubling its current number of employees in the tourism sector to reach 300,000 within few years.

The Minister noted he was aware of the "saturation" of the tourism market on the Canary Islands, which currently receives 14 million visitors annually, and suggested that the islands' businessmen engaged in the tourism industry were well advised to invest in hotels and lodges in Ghana to increase their foreign engagements.

Mr Obeisebi further emphasised that his country recently was declared to be the best tourism destination on the African continent by the World Tourism Organisation and argued that Ghana has an "enormous potential to attract more tourists, but we need the money and the aid from those tourism experts that exists in the Canary Islands."

The Minister however agreed that Ghana also would need better flight connections with the outside world to facilitate the arrival of more tourists. In this context, Mr Obeisebi urged his country's airliner, Ghana Airways, to re-establish the old connection with the Canary Islands in addition to open up for more destinations on the European continent.

Mr Kyerematen, the Ghanaian Trade and Industry Minister, on the other hand confirmed that the main need for investors in Ghana were with the sectors of construction, pharmacology, fisheries and the production of salt. He however agreed with his colleague Minister on the need of learning from the Canary Islands, and promised to send an official delegation to the islands "as soon as possible".

The autonomous Spanish Canary Islands are located just off North-West Africa. Lately, both the island's government and their chambers of commerce have focused on trade with neighbouring Western Africa. Canary Island businessmen especially focus on Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal and the Cape Verde islands. Secondary, focus is on Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria.

- Create an e-mail alert for Ghana news
- Create an e-mail alert for Economy - Development news
- Create an e-mail alert for Travel - Leisure news

    Printable version

On the Afrol News front page now

Rwanda succeeds including citizens in formal financial sector

afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.

Famine warning: "South Sudan is imploding"

afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
Panic in West Africa after Ebola outbreak in Guinea

afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
Ethiopia tightens its already strict anti-gay laws

afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
Ethiopia plans Africa's biggest dam

afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.

front page | news | countries | archive | currencies | news alerts login | about afrol News | contact | advertise | español 

©  afrol News. Reproducing or buying afrol News' articles.

   You can contact us at