Ghana is set to be the first African country to host the World Tourism Forum –Africa Summit which will take place on 10 October 2017, at the Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel in Accra.
The event which will have President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the Special Guest, will bring together about 50 foreign media houses, 10 African Ministers and Ambassadors, Chief Executive Officers of Tourism from other countries, and other stakeholders in the sector.
The Africa Summit is an international and large scaled one-day event. Participants and speakers include leaders shaping the world tourism, CEOs and Vice Presidents from global companies, heads of national promotion offices, senior executives from investment companies, travel agencies running major operations and senior executives from tour operators will participate in the Africa Summit organization.
Topics to be discussed at the one-day event include Heritage Tourism, Adventure Tourism, Online Tourism, Destination Management, and Tourism Investments.
The summit will also feature Africa Tourism Awards which will provide an opportunity to showcase the best of African tourism service providers as well as promote, encourage and reward tourism excellence.
The main event will be preceded by a regional tour for the guests on October 9, to some interesting tourism sites and monuments in the Central Region, followed by a welcome cocktail in the evening at the National Theater in Accra.
The World Tourism Forum is a global organization holding tourism events in different parts of the world to further boost global tourism. It pays particular attention to the relationship between local and global tourism trends as well as strategies for more sustainable tourism growth.