• Tourism

    Tourism is a fast-growing sector in many emerging markets. OBG analyses the latest statistics on visitors and spending, highlighting investment opportunities. Our research covers hotel developments, government incentives, demand for leisure facilities and the MICE segment.
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How will the Year of Return initiative have an impact on tourism and entertainment in Ghana?


In September 2018 President Nana Akufo-Addo declared 2019 the Year of Return, in acknowledgement of the 400-year anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving in Jamestown, Virginia. The campaign aims to encourage tourism while also reconnecting members of the African diaspora with the continent, creating a tradition of homecoming for...


Ghana’s tourism sector is playing an increasingly important role in the country’s development, contributing to both economic growth and job creation. The results of the World Economic Forum’s “Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2019” indicate that Ghana has significant opportunity to build competitiveness through its history, culture...


Africa’s tourism sector is booming. With a growth rate of 5.6% in 2018, compared with the global average of 3.9%, the continent is home to the second-fasted expanding tourism industry in the world, after the Asia-Pacific region. Accounting for 8.5% of the continent’s GDP, tourism contributed a total of $194.2bn to African economies in 2018....

Chapter | Tourism from The Report: Ghana 2020

Ghana’s tourism sector is playing an increasingly important role in the country’s...

The government of President Nana Akufo-Addo assumed power on a promise to take “Ghana Beyond Aid”, and is pushing ahead with initiatives to formalise the economy, diversify its manufacturing base and overhaul its taxation structure. Ghana’s ability to retain fiscal discipline will be tested, with election-related expenditure expected to increase in the run-up to the 2020 poll.

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