By Nana Asare Barimah
This revelation was released by CNN Travel. It said that Ghana is a country with some of the world’s most diverse and amazing tourist sites.
In a news report by CNN, Ghana, which is West Africa’s poster nation for economic success and political stability, is hoping to trade up its tourism status for 2019, with a campaign targeting the African diaspora whose ancestors were victims of the brutal slave trade of centuries gone by.
This revelation was, as a result of a video documentary the agency aired on CNN’s programme, Inside Africa which projected Ghana’s slave castles. The programme was entitled ‘CNN And Be Ghana’.
In one month, the video went on air globally, with about 5,416,000 people watching it, many of them seeing it more than once.
The documentary was part of a campaign by the government of Ghana to market the country as a tourism destination.
The campaign, an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture, was on the air from June 11 to August 5, 2018.
The country recently marked 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in North America and christened it Ghana’s ‘Year of Return’.
The event was a sombre recognition of the evil that befell Ghana’s past inhabitants and their descendants — and the strength with which they’ve faced it.
Below are the other 15 places respectively:
• New York City
• St. Barts
• French West Indies
• Space Coast
• The United States and Weimar