State of the nation address and tourism priorities in Ghana- a contextual analysis

ADU-AMPONG, Emmanuel (2017). State of the nation address and tourism priorities in Ghana- a contextual analysis. Tourism Planning & Development, 14 (1), 135-138.

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    Abstract

    Tourism development tends to be seen as a largely private sector driven activity. However, especially in developing countries the state continues to wield considerable power in the governance and policy arena of tourism. Thus the priority given to the tourism sector through state policies and the statements of government officials is considered as key in shaping tourism development. This paper offers a brief analysis of the level of priority given to the tourism sector in Ghana through a contextual analysis of the President's yearly state of the nation address given between 2010 and 2014. The findings show that while overall national [tourism] development plans are important, the policy speeches of government officials provide a glimpse into the immediate policy concerns of the state regarding tourism development. In some instances there are inconsistencies between policy objectives in national development plans and government's policy speeches. This research therefore highlights the importance of assessing policy speeches in addition to the analysis of existing tourism development plans.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - doi: 10.1080/21568316.2015.1101392 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Tourism Planning & Development [Field not mapped to EPrints]
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Ghana, tourism development, tourism policy, policy statements, culture
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Service Sector Management
    Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Business School > Department of Service Sector Management
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/21568316.2015.1101392
    Page Range: 135-138
    Depositing User: Emmanuel Adu-Ampong
    Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2018 14:01
    Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 12:22
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22551

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