Ghana’s Tourism Sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. In 2016, it was the fourth highest forex earner for Ghana. The sector employed about 125,000 people directly and a further 313,000 indirectly in 2016. Ghana’s Tourism Policy states that the type of tourism to be promoted shall be non-mass and shall focus on that which shall respect and conserve the natural, cultural, historical, ecological and environmental heritage.
Ghana combines what other countries only have in single attractions: a unique cultural heritage – featuring a calendar of festivals in ancient traditions; a tropical rainforest with beaches and sanctuaries for unique birds, butterflies and monkeys. For heritage, Ghana has 62 of the ancient slave dungeons built in Africa by eight different European empires.