Government must build affordable hotels at various tourist sites in the country to attract visitors into the country, online hotel booking company, Jumia Travel has advised.
The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Catherine Afeku, assured parliament’s Appointment Committee during her vetting that government will work to reduce the cost of hotels in the country to attract tourists into the country.
Speaking to Citi Business News, the Marketing Manager of Jumia Travels, Bennet Otoo suggested that government must concentrate on providing commercial rooms near major tourist sites to attract visitors.
“The tourist sites that we have, there should be accommodation attached to it. Let say if you go the Kakum National Park, or if you go to the Cape Coast Castle there should be accommodation facilities attached to it or a guest house, owned by the ministry or owned by the government very close to the tourist sites,” he said.
Mr. Bennet argued that providing affordable accommodations near tourist sites will boost the industry.
“This will also help generate revenue for the country. Because if I have to travel to sites from the US to Ghana and I know that onsite at Kakum National Park there is accommodation for me, and I can stay there then its good. I don’t have to pay for transport moving to find another hotel”.