Ghana: Tourism plays a relatively moderate but growing role in the economy of Ghana.
Tourism plays a relatively moderate but growing role in the economy of Ghana. In spite of the substantial growth of the tourism industry over the past fifteen years, the true wealth‐creating and poverty reducing potential of the sector has not been realised. Ghana through the development of nature-based tourism and implementation of SCP practices in the sector has the potential to realise the true potential of this sector.
The sector constitutes a major opportunity to promote green growth in Ghana through development and implementation of sustainable practices in the sector. For example, there is the potential to reduce the currently high-energy consumption in tourist accommodation by about 60%, given appropriate investment and technologies.