According to Akwasi Agyeman, the chief executive of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), his organization expects a boost in international visitors for this year’s December in GH celebrations.
He predicts that there will be a significant increase in domestic tourism to go along with this.
The head of the GTA claims that the number of party-goers who go to the nation for December festivities has significantly increased over the past three years.
“I believe that December in GH was a successful month for tourism, based on the feedback we received from event organizers, on what we observed, on the numbers at the airport, and on everything that happened.” He declared, “It is a redesign from the pandemic era.”
On January 9, 2024, he was a guest on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show.
According to Mr. Agyeman, the reason the December 2023 activities were successful was because National Security and the Ghana Police Service worked together to make sure the nation was secure.
Adding to this, the CEO stated that December 2024 will likely be a stronger year.
“We anticipate an even better 2024 in terms of our tourism figures, as domestic travel is growing as well. We also hope to strengthen our ties with the various diaspora groups that we have,” he stated.
He went on to say that the major goal of these events is for participants to attend for enjoyment as well as to help have a positive influence on different communities.
Diallo Sumbry, the president of the African American Association of Ghana, has expressed worries regarding Ghana’s infrastructure’s ability to accommodate the growing number of visitors who come for annual events.
“I recently came upon an online post from a woman who basically said, ‘Black people, you are missing out on life if you haven’t been to Ghana.'” This is getting shared, and it is expanding. Really, we haven’t arrived yet.
“We haven’t arrived yet because we’re not prepared to do so. Can we really accommodate 250,000 guests in Ghana? He asked a question.