Ghana Tourism collabs with Ghana Navy to harness ‘Trip to the Equator’

Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) teams up with the Ghana Navy to harness ‘Trip to the Equator’. GTA has announced plans to make the partnership with an aim to develop and promote a unique tourism experience that will allow tourists to visit the centre of the earth.

Reportedly, it was informed when a delegation from Ghana Tourism Authority was led by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Ben Anane-Nsiah and paid a courtesy call to the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) – Rear admiral Issah Adam Yakubu on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at the Naval Headquarters, Burma Camp.

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Ghana Tourism Authority collabs with Ghana Navy to harness Trip to the Equator
Ghana Tourism Authority collabs with Ghana Navy to harness Trip to the Equator

The partnership aims to capitalize on the growing demand for experiential tourism and Ghana’s strategic location as the only country closest to the centre of the earth.

The Deputy CEO extended his gratitude to the CNS for the warm reception and said that the initiative offers a unique opportunity for Ghana to attract visitors while seeking exceptional experiences.

Nsiah expressed his excitement regarding the partnership and stated that the ‘Trip to the Equator’ is an initiative that has immense potential to boost Ghana’s tourism industry.

Ghana Tourism Authority collabs with Ghana Navy to harness Trip to the Equator
Ghana Tourism Authority collabs with Ghana Navy to harness Trip to the Equator

He advocated for the piloting of the initiative to test the feasibility, identify challenges and develop strategies to address them. He also called up for collaboration among stakeholders that included the Ghana Maritime Authority and ensured the success of the initiative.

Deputy CEO Nsiah also asked for the commencement of coastal tours, where tourists would be ferried along Ghana’s coast.

The Rear admiral – Yakubu also made a statement and said that the Ghana Navy is thrilled to partner with GTA to develop the innovative tourism initiative which will not only boost Ghana’s tourism industry but also promote the country’s rich maritime environment.

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Ghana Tourism collabs with Ghana Navy to harness ‘Trip to the Equator’
Ghana Tourism collabs with Ghana Navy to harness ‘Trip to the Equator’

Yakubu emphasized the commitment of the Ghana Navy to support the tourism industry, citing the importance of a secure maritime environment for the growth of tourism. He assured the GTA delegation that the Ghana Navy would provide an adequate security to ensure the safety of tourists.

He added, “the Ghana Navy Band would be made available to entertain tourists onboard with live band music and when the initiative commences.”