CR GTA/UPSS plant trees to mark World Tourism Day
The Central Regional office of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) in collaboration with the Geotourism Club of the University Practice Senior High School in Cape Coast today embarked on a tree planting exercise to mark this year's World Tourism Day.
Members of the club and officials of the GTA jointly planted about 150 trees to mark the day.
This year, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is marking the day on the theme, “Tourism and green investment” to highlight the need for more and better-targeted investments for the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations roadmap for a better world by 2030.
The day is celebrated on September 27 each year to promote tourism and its importance to community development.
The day also aims to make people understand the joy of exploring the world.
The Central Regional Director of the GTA, Kwame Gyasi stated that the exercise was to help make the environment greener and healthier.
He indicated that promoting tourism among the youth was important to sustain the sector to promote it's contribution to the development of the nation.
Mr Gyasi said there could be no tourism without a serene green environment adding that building the right habits in the young ones.
Tourism investments and environment
A Senior Standard and Quality Assurance GTA, Isaac Annobil Ghanney
said theme was to ensure tourism investments did not negatively impact the environment.
He said the exercise was to preserve and add to the greenery to tourism.
The Patron of the Geotourism Club of the UPSS, Mark Anthony Kwarshie said tourism particularly domestic tourism had great potential that had not been fully harnessed.
The club, he said was to promote tourism among students through excursions and educational programmes.
The President of the club, Christopher Odame and his Vice, Precious Annan appealed for support to help the club visit many more tourism sites in the country saying tourism promoted learning among students.