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Domestic tourism gains support | Ghana News Agency (GNA)

By
Gideon Ahenkorah, GNA

Accra, July 9, GNA –
More than 800 people at the weekend, poured on Aburi Hills, to engage in a
Health and Fit walk, to rally support for the promotion of domestic tourism and
to encourage the patronage of made in Ghana goods.     

The Health and Fit
walk was organised by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) in conjunction with
Airport View Hotel, with media support from GTV Sports+.    

The event formed part of
the “See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana, Feel Ghana”, campaign launched by the
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts and the GTA to promote local
tourism and indigenous products.     

The participants
included fashion designers, artisans and small and medium enterprises, who deal
in made in Ghana products.    

Ms Felicia Aniagyei,
the Acting Public Relations) Manager of GTA said the Aburi Hills was an
incredible source of tourist attraction, which must be promoted.

She said it was
therefore good for the event to be held there as it gave some of the
participants the chance to visit the place for the first time.   

“The GTA recognises
this place as having the potential to develop domestic tourism, and we are
resolute to promote it for Ghana’s development,” she said.

She said the event
would also help the participants to exercise their bodies for good health.   

Ms Aniagyei expressed
excitement at the massive turn out for the event saying, the attendance
indicated that Ghanaians were fully in support of the “See Ghana, Eat Ghana,
Wear Ghana, Feel Ghana” campaign.

She said the Health
and Fit walk was in fulfilment of the “See Ghana” segment of the campaign,
slated for July.

It seeks to showcase
the rich tourist places in the country to the world adding that “the Aburi
Hills is one of the finest places in Ghana”.   

The “Eat Ghana”, Wear
Ghana” and the “Feel Ghana” segments are slated for August, September and
October and are geared towards promoting local food, arts, culture and music
among others.

The Acting PR Manager
urged the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies and the public, to
bring to the attention of the GTA, any form of tourist site discovery in their
communities to propel the Authority to make local tourism more viable.

“When we get to know about
such discoveries, we will follow up and package robust mechanisms to develop
the sites to make it more attractive,” Ms Aniagyei added.

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