Business Travel to Ghana
With one of the fastest growing economies in the world, more and more business travellers are turning their attention to the Republic of Ghana.
For the past few years, the country has enjoyed an estimated GDP growth of close to 8%, which is well above the regional and global average according to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospect Report of January 2014. A wealth of natural resources, along with a competitive business environment, and sustained reductions in poverty levels all contribute to Ghana’s increasing status as a lucrative travel destination.
Flying from South Africa to Accra, Ghana
Business travellers flying from South Africa will land in Kotoka International Airport in Ghana’s capital city, Accra. The airport provides services to domestic, international and cargo flights. There are car rental facilities at the airport, but it is highly recommended to book your vehicle before your arrival. For travellers who would rather not rent a car, private taxis are available for a more comfortable and faster commute. Most taxis are not metered, so be prepared to haggle, and agree on the price before you leave the airport. Most, if not all, taxi drivers are English speaking. Some hotels can arrange a hired car and driver on your behalf but payment for the transfer will be for your own account in most cases. This guarantees clean, air-conditioned cars and safe travel.
Accommodation in Accra
Need a hotel in Accra? The capital offers a range of hotels, B&B and guest houses suitable for business travellers and applicable to budgets of all sizes. The New York Times named Accra 4th on its prestigious list of "46 places to go", calling it “a buzzing metropolis ready for business and pleasure". Accra offers exceptional restaurants for haute cuisine in French, Asian and Italian flavours. Prices vary, and the best places are extremely popular, so make sure to book in advance.
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