Ghana’s women operating in the tourism sector have been asked to forge common collaborations to achieve the goals of the tourism industry.
For women in the sector, growth and business success is said to be crucial in maximizing opportunities that exist in the country’s tourism landscape.
Addressing participants at the event, CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), Mr Akwasi Agyeman said the increased contributions of the women in the tourism sector in recent years have positively impacted the industry.
He explained that despite the progress made, women representation in the tourism sector in terms of jobs and employment opportunities are still limited.
Mr. Agyeman stressed the need for women to come together and avoid trends that may hinder their collective empowerment, adding that, tourism as a sector is big enough to accommodate everybody.
Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi in her address, said potentials abound for women to precipitate in the global sustainable tourism agenda if they worked closely together.
She noted that tourism has been one of the ideal employers of women particularly in the catering sector where women entrepreneurs are largely successful.
The 2019 edition of the Women in Tourism Summit Ghana which was held under the theme, “Empowering Women in Ghana’s Tourism Industry” brought many distinguished women from across the length and breadth of Ghana, Africa and beyond to deliberate on the critical issues of women empowerment, gender equality and explored the opportunities that exist within the tourism sector for business linkages.
Director of International Operations at Dubai Tourism, Stella Fubara Obinwa shared insights on “Surviving in the World of Tourism” and said marketing should be considered as one of the tools for business success.
The Women in Tourism Summit Ghana was organised by the Ghana Tourism Authority in partnership with Africa Tourism Partners, South Africa.