Statistics from the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) for the first half of 2017 shows that the tourism sector recorded its worst Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Projects performance in 10 years.
The sector recorded no new project for the H1 of the year although GIPC recorded 95 new FDI projects in the period. These new projects targeted other sectors of the economy including services, manufacturing, general trading and liaison, building/construction, export trade and agriculture leaving the tourism sector with no new investment.
Our analysis of the available tax incentives for the tourism sector shows that, there are only two major incentives; corporate tax of 22% instead of the standard 25% and the importation of items listed in chapter 98 part B and C of the Harmonized System and Custom Tariff Schedule. Also comparing the sector with other countries (like Romania, Poland, Belgium, Kenya, Morocco and Senegal) with similar level of development of tourism (using contribution of travel and tourism to GDP) shows that Ghana charges the highest VAT (17.5%) on businesses operating in the sector.
This study seeks to examine the role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Ghana’s infrastructure development, with emphasis on the transport, energy, and water and sanitation sectors as outlined in Ghana’s national blueprint: the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA).
The study reveals that FDI has contributed tremendously to the provision of efficient public infrastructure, services, and growth of the infrastructure sector of the economy.
Prior to joining Medwell, Parveez headed the Sales and Marketing at Sakra World Hospital, an Indo-Japanese venture. Before joining Sakra, he spent four years with Fortis Hospitals in International Business, heading their African operations, covering Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Uganda, Ethiopia, Chad, etc.
5 (Yonhap) -- New Zealand has rejected visa applications from a group of North Korean scholars wanting to attend an international symposium in Auckland, in an apparent move to join the United States-led efforts to isolate the North for its repeated missile and nuclear provocations, a local newspaper reported Saturday.
VOLUME 17, NUMBER 6
Rural Tourism Production and the Experience-Scape
Jean-Christophe Dissart and David W. Marcouiller
A Model of ICDT Internet Flows on Mobile Devices for the Travel and Tourism Consumer
Stephen Burgess, Carmine Sellitto, and Stan Karanasios
Efficiency of the Malaysian Hotel Industry: A Distance Function Approach
Ali Salman Saleh, A. George Assaf, and Hong Son Nghiem
Domestic Nature-Based Tourism: A Case Study of Norway
Nina K Prebensen and Aaron Tkaczynski
Preferences for Heritage Tourism Development Using a Choice Modeling Approach
Jason Draper, Chi-Ok Oh, and Rich Harrill
Cultural Differences in Tourism Web Communication: A Preliminary Study
Sangwon Park and Yvette Reisinger
Strategies and Challenges of Tourist Facilities Management in the World Heritage Site: Case of the Maritime Greenwich, London
Azizul Hassan and Katia Iankova
Machismo–Marianismo and the Involvement of Women in a Community-Based Tourism Project in Ecuador, South America
Lauren N. Duffy, Rasul A. Mowatt, H. Charles Chancellor, and David A. Cárdenas
Understanding Constraints and Their Impact on School Excursion Tourism
Naomi F. Dale, Brent W. Ritchie, and Byron W. Keating
Tourism, Conventional Wisdom, and the News Media
Rich Harrill and Ryan R. Peterson
The British on Holiday—Charter Tourism, Identity and Consumption (Hazel Andrews)
Volume 17 Subject and Author Index
VOLUME 17, NUMBER 5
Measuring the Economic Impact of Migration-Induced Tourism
Peter Forsyth, Larry Dwyer, Neelu Seetaram, and Brian King
The Impact of TV Drama Attributes on Touristic Experiences at Film Tourism Destinations
Sangkyun (Sean) Kim
Examining a Supply-Side Predictive Model in Tourism Using Partial Least Squares Path Modeling: An Empirical Analysis at the Country Aggregate Level
Guy Assaker and Rob Hallak
Second-Home Ownership and Place Attachment: Drivers of Visitation, Word-of-Mouth Promotion, and Hosting
Brumby McLeod and James A. Busser
Experience Quality in the Different Phases of a Tourist Vacation: A Case Study of Northern Norway
Nina K. Prebensen, Eunju Woo, Joseph S. Chen, and Muzaffer Uysal
Organizational-Level RFID Technology Adoption in the Hospitality Industry
Ahmet Bulent Ozturk, Radesh Palakurthi, and Murat Hancer
To What Extent Do Wineries Study Their Consumers and Visitors? Implications for Wine Tourism Development
Abel Duarte Alonso, Alessandro Bressan, Michelle O’Shea, and Vlad Krajsic
Casino Development and Visitor Satisfaction: A Case of Korea
Woo-Hee Byun, Bon-Ki Koo, and Timothy Jeonglyeol Lee
Eilat Syndrome: Deviant Behavior Among Temporary Hotel Workers
Applications of Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling in Tourism Research: A Methodological Review
Guy Assaker, Songshan (Sam) Huang, and Rob Hallak
Polar Tourism: Human, Environmental and Governance Dimensions (Patrick Maher, Emma Stewart, and Michael Lück)
It is estimated that about 1.2 million tourists arrived in Ghana in 2016 and projected to reach 1.4 million and 4.3 million in 2017 and 2027 respectively according to the National Tourism Development Plan (NTPD) (2013-2027). Tourism receipts are also projected to reach US$ 4.7 billion and US$8.4 billion in 2022 and 2027 with its direct contribution to GDP at 5.2% and 5.7% respectively.
Ghelawdewos Araia October 13, 2014
This article intends to critically examine the state of educational developments in Botswana and South Africa from Southern Africa; Ethiopia and Tanzania from East Africa; Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone from West Africa; and Egypt and Morocco from North Africa. The methodology employed throughout the text of this article is the comparative and international education perspective, but the latter, as some people assume, is not simply about comparisons and contrasts. It goes deeper rather in exploring the educational theory and practice in international context, delves into the purposes of schooling, educational access and opportunities, accountability, as well as professionalism and quality education. The methodology also involves demographic attributes, geographical and economic realities, as well as political and cultural factors.