BOOSTING TOURISM GHANA STYLE!

Posted on April 12, 2014

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This post is dedicated to all the Ghana Bloggers meeting today at #BlogCamp14 in Accra. We have much work to do!

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I was only going to post about Lufthansa laying on the A330 on the Accra-Frankfurt-Accra run to replace the 737 thus doubling the passenger capacity. Great news for Ghana tourism. Needless to say, I posted something to this effect on the Scrap Short Term Tourist Visa to Ghana FB group page:

Now, Government of Ghana, open the dialogue on scrapping short term tourist visas to Ghana before the June National Economic Forum proposed by PRESIDENT MAHAMA, GHANA’S HOPE; OUR FUTURE! Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Ghana MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION Ghana Tourism Authority

and on my Google+ page:

Congrats Lufthansa! Now Government of Ghana, follow suit and boost business, investment and tourism, must not forget tourism to Ghana, by scrapping stort term tourist visas to Ghanahttp://Lufthansa introduces new aircraft #ssttv2gh #lufthansa #starghana #informghana

Both times I included the Youtube

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But, there’s something more topical and it has just appeared on the SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA Facebook page…my reaction “Oh, no.”

Carly Edwards
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I visited immigration in Accra last week to inquire what a friend needed to do to extend her tourist visa past the 60 days. Besides the slightly arduous process of filling the form, writing a request letter, and coming back later to pick it up, there was a fee of 50 cedis per month. Reasonable enough. Then the kicker: she would also have to register for the costly non-citizen ID card. Needless to say, she’s reconsidering her options. This requirement is another harmful policy to boosting tourism in Ghana.

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