An App Launched To Promote Ghana As A Beautiful Tourism Destination

Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Awal (left) and Ghana Tourist Board head, Mr Kwasi Agyemang

As a component of Ghana’s transition to promote the country to the rest of the world, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Awal has on Monday July 12 launched the National Tourism Destination Single Window Project comprising of the Visit Ghana App and an Online portal in Accra.

The all-in-one platform which was launched to bring service operations and the overall population into one commercial center to improve service conveyance.

The project is committed to smoothing out the services and operations of Ghana’s travel industry sector and furthermore assist with real time data to policy makers and financial backers.

Each and everybody have been asked to download and install the Visit Ghana App. This is an absolute application for all whether you are a service provider, a guest or somebody who needs to discover more about Ghana’s one of a kind tourism contributions.

For Service Providers like Hoteliers, Restauranteurs, Tourism Sites or Attraction Operators, Travel and Tour Operators, Tour Guides, Car Rentals, Chop Bars, etc, the platform bears the cost of them the chance to make Micro-Websites which they can use to self-deal with the advancement and promoting of their products and services.

Mr Mark Okraku-Mantey (Deputy tourism minister)-Top: and other dignitaries present at the launch

The Visit Ghana App also offers a secure payment platform to empower operators and the general society to take part in payment over secure channels which goes straight into the bank and additionally mobile money accounts of operators.

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Visit Ghana App can be downloaded from Google Play Store for Android gadgets and App Store for IOS gadgets. As at now, several service providers have already joined the portal and are promoting their services.

The Destination Single Window project is classified into 3 modules, each pointed toward tending to recognized requirements in the business.

– Module 1 focuses on enhancing the tourism levy collection process to raise needed funding for destination marketing, capacity building and infrastructural projects.

– Module 2 aims at automating GTA processes and providing a seamless interface with relevant stakeholders.

– Module 3 targets the promotion of Ghana as an attractive tourism destination.

During the launch, Ghana’s sector Minister, Dr. Awal, asked industry players to be prepared to accept the change in perspective that is in the offing to change the industry.

He stressed that, innovation was the best approach to assist with accomplishing the vision of making touring the main area in the economy just as making Ghana the favored tourism industry in Africa.

Present at the launch were, the Deputy Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku Mantey, Deputy Minister of Communications and Digitization, Ama Pomaa Boateng, the Chief Director of the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture, Mr. John Yao Agbeko, Deputy CEO of COCOBOD, President of the Ghana Tourism Federation, and several other industry stakeholders.

Other modules of the App are required to be completed and made utilitarian at the appointed time while the Ghana Tourism Authority which is carrying out the task feedback from stakeholders and users of the platform.

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