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GTA is 50 years and we invite you to join our Golden Jubilee Celebrations.


The erstwhile Ghana Tourist Board which transformed into the Ghana Tourism Authority by an Act of Parliament Tourism Act 817 (2011) was established by NRC Decree 224 in 1973, fifty (50) years ago. Prior to this, tourism administration in Ghana had been handled by a succession of institutional structures such as the State Hotels and Tourist Corporation, which was split into State Tourist Corporation and State Hotels Corporation by Legislative Instrument 403 of 1965. This further evolved into the National Tourist Corporation in 1968 by NLC Decree 310.

The National Redemption Council (NRC) which assumed office after the overthrow of the Progress Party government commissioned a five (5) year tourism development plan; the Obuam Committee Report published in May 1972. This plan recommended the split of the Ghana Tourist Corporation into Ghana Tourist Control Board and the Ghana Tourist Development Corporation and this was effected by NRC Decree 224 in 1973. The National Tourist Control Board Decree, 1973 was passed on 25th October 1973 and gazzeted on 2nd November 1973. The Ghana Tourist Control Board was from then called the Ghana Tourist Board.

Several stakeholder efforts to help create a more vibrant tourism sector led to the passage of the Tourism ACT 817, 2011 which created the Ghana Tourism Authority with a renewed and expanded mandate and the ‘Tourism Development Fund’. The Establishment of the GTA saw the repeal of NRCD 224, 1973.

The year 2023 therefore marks 50 years since the establishment of the organisation and has continuously evolved since then. Thus, the 50-year milestone of the Ghana Tourism Authority is therefore worth celebrating. Read more about our history HERE.

The anniversary is under the theme: Sustainable and inclusive tourism development: 50 years and beyond


The anniversary logo is an infusion of the number 50 which represents our years of existence and the current GTA logo. It’s golden outlook represents the golden jubilee the organisation is celebrating while the boldness of the logo and texts represent our bold nature over the past 50 years.



  • Tuesday April 4, 2023 – Launch of Anniversary celebrations.
  • April 7 – 10, 2023– Kwahu Paragliding (50th Anniversary edition)
  • May 2023– Launch of 50th Anniversary/ TUC T-shirt
    • Float – this will be through the principle streets of Accra showcasing upcoming events and our feats.
    • Staff bonding activities – staff day out, family outings, games and quizzes that foster unity.
    • Industry Stakeholders Forum @ Peduase & Outdooring of Anniversary cloth by President
  • June– Blood Donation exercise
    • Formal launch of GTA Retirees Association
  • July– Familiarization tour for staff, Management and Board of Directors
    • Panafest/Emancipation
  • August– Official commissioning of Geese Park
  • September– Tourism Month @ Ada
    • World Tourism Day
  • October– Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Senior Staff Association Congress
  • November– Dinner and Awards Night
  • December– 50th Jubilee Musical Concert (Night of Praise)
    • Carol’s Service and End-of-year Party

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