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Ghana to host African Tourism digitization conference

Ghana to host African Tourism digitization conference

The Chamber of Tourism Industry (CTI) in collaboration with stakeholders in the sector will organize this year’s Africa Digitisation Conference on Tourism and Trade (ADCOTT) at the Accra International Conference Centre.

The conference slated from August 24 to 26 will bring over 2,000 participants from various stakeholder groups to discuss public policy issues relating to tourism, trade, and the internet in Africa and as well exchange information on best practices with each other.

The conference is on the theme: “Pushing Africa’s Tourism and Trade Frontiers through Digitisation”.

Dr. Ziblim Barri Iddi, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture; speaking at the launch of the event in Accra, said the government had championed the concept of digitisation as a means of building a knowledge-based economy for development.

He commended the organizers for initiating the conference, stressing that the success of the country’s tourism space had strengthened the currency of the economy through trade and investment.

Dr Iddi indicated that the success of the “Year of Return” had boosted trade and investment in the country, hence the need for government to introduce ‘’Beyond the Return” to sustain the initiative for national growth.

The Year of Return, Ghana 2019 was an initiative of the government to encourage African diasporans to come to Africa, specifically Ghana to settle and invest in the continent.

The project was also aimed at making Ghana the focus of activities to commemorate the landing of the first enslaved Africans in the English colonies in North America and to offer a huge opportunity to entrench Ghana’s leadership.

Touching on digitization, the Deputy Minister said the government had reiterated its unflinching commitment to leverage on technology and digitization, to strengthen and improve the delivery of service within the country’s public sector.

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