Ghana records 400,000 tourist arrivals in Q1 2022 – Dr Awal

Ghana recorded more than 400,000 international arrivals in the first half of this year, said Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal.

This, he said, goes against the target of one million tourists expected for the whole of 2022.

The Minister revealed this at the launch of this year’s ‘December in Ghana’ event in Accra yesterday.

“December in Ghana” aimed to promote tourism and make Ghana the global destination for Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Dr Awal said that considering that the second half of each year was the peak period for international arrivals, the target of one million tourists would be achieved.

“Events such as Afro Nation, Afrochella and Essence among others would help attract tourists to Ghana,” he added.

“Year back.”

He revealed that the National Museum which was recently rehabilitated and modernized had also recorded over 14,000 visitors in just six weeks compared to a figure of 12,874 for the whole of 2015 before it closed in 2016.

Dr. Awal noted that Ghana’s tourism sector has the potential to contribute significantly to national economic transformation, adding that “the country is not only endowed with a rich and diverse culture, but is also home to some of the best flora and wildlife in the world’s most exquisite ecotourism sites.”