The Ambassador of Ghana, Elisabeth Adjei, has presented her credentials to the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, accrediting her as Permanent Representative to UNWTO. UNWTO is the United Nations specialized agency for tourism and is based in Madrid, Spain.
During the meeting, Rifai expressed to Ambassador Adjei the Organization’s determination and commitment to continue strengthening its close relationship with Ghana.
The prospects for tourism in Ghana are positive as economic recovery continues and new air routes open from emerging source markets, as well as from traditional source markets. Ghana has shown sustained growth in international tourism in recent years with almost 1.2 million international tourist arrivals in 2015, generating nearly 1 billion US dollars in receipts.
Ghana has been a Member State of the UNWTO since 1975.