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Type Working Paper
Title Toutism Development in Ghana: Towards poverty Reduction for Sustainable Development: A Case of Abrafo Community
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
URL http://ir.uew.edu.gh:8080/jspui/bitstream/123456789/324/1/TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN GHANA.pdf
Tourism industry is said to be among the most lucrative industries in the world whereas in Ghana it is the fourth foreign exchange earner after cocoa, gold and remittances. Ghana is endowed with numerous environmental resources, which serves as a major strength in building its tourism capacities. These therefore, provide numerous opportunities within the tourism industry, which can stimulate the growth of other sectors of the economy. However, poverty continues to engulf many people around tourist areas even though there are indications of its reduction across the country from 1992 to 2006. This paper discusses the potentials of tourism in poverty reduction by using interview guide and questionnaire. The study found that, community members are interested in undertaking activities like hosting tourists and tourists are also interested in patronizing the services. It emphasizes on the need to develop workable poverty reduction policies and strategies through tourism which are critical in achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) one (1) and seven (7) as well as sustainable development.

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