The 2023 Ghana Tourism Investment Summit opens tomorrow, Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.
The event, organised by Ghana Tourism Development Authority with support from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, in partnership with the Ghana Tourism Authority, will bring together all relevant stakeholders in the tourism value chain to promote investment opportunities.
These include regulatory and licensing institutions, the Financial Advisory Sector, Real Estate, Banking, Insurance, Transport, Aviation, Tourism and Trade Associations, Public Entities and state-owned enterprises.
Other partners include the diplomatic corps, legal practitioners, development partners and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Key among the speakers are the sector minister, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal; the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, and the World Bank Country Director, Pierre Frank Laporte.
Some international infrastructure and investment firms from South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Turkey will also participate in the summit.
The concept note says in spite of the massive investment in tourism over the years, many aspects of the lucrative sector required massive capital investment for the country to derive optimal benefits.
Big hotel chains, rest stops, amusement parks, eco lodges and budget hotels, restaurants, MICE facilities, beachfront facilities, transport services, aviation, digital tourism platforms etc. are some of the areas that require further investments,” the concept note said.