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Tripartite Approach to the Study of the Role of Tourists’ Safety in Selected Sites in the Central Region of Ghana

N. Imbeah, Z. Bujdosó

Abstract



Cape Coast tourist destination in Ghana has gained a reputation for being a popular place to go for holiday. The purpose of this paper is to ascertain the tourists’ perceptions of safety at selected destination in Central Region of Ghana and examine the impressions of Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) about tourists’ safety. A survey of tripartite approach: tourists, destination workers and tourism policy implementer - involving 300 tourists to Cape Coast Castle, Elmina Castle and Kakum National Park (KNP) were undertaken with purposive sampling technique. Interview with destination workers and GTA yielded some revelations about non-existent of tourism policy in the destination. It is recommended that GTA should organize members from tourism related agencies to form a monitoring team to oversee safety issues in these facilities. Since the tourists were mostly youthful and felt safe at the destination, the destination managers should build the appropriate infrastructure in addition to safety equipment in these facilities.

Keywords


Cape Coast Castle, Elmina Castle, Kakum National Park, Destination, Facility

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