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Business News of Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Source: Chamber for Tourism Industry Ghana

Chamber for Tourism Industry Ghana meet Australian High Commission

The Australian government with major interests in Ghana being mining, Agriculture and tourism has invited the Chamber for Tourism Industry Ghana for deliberations in that light.

The ambassador Andrew Barnes began the deliberations by first charging the Chamber to advocate the difficulties people have in getting visas to Ghana when the Ghana Tourism Authority wants to shore up tourist figures.

He was worried people cannot apply for visas outside their countries of origin. Mr Andrew Barnes also touched on Australia's interest in tourism, sanitation and contributions made so far in Agriculture.

He was impressed with the hospitality industry in Ghana but added there was a need to regularise the activities of tour guides nationwide to have the same quality of service.

The Chamber for Tourism, on the other hand, spoke on the customer service training program it was putting together for the hospitality industry as the country prepares for the Africa continental free trade agreement.

The CEO of the Chamber Odelia Ntiamoah said as part of its strategic plan to prepare the industry about 1000 people in the hospitality industry should be trained before the July date when the continental free trade secretariat starts work in its headquarters in Ghana.

"…the aim is to make Ghana the true hub of trade in Africa and that will mean that the people who meet our business tourists must sell Ghana in the best way possible" she added.