Heritage Tourism Development: A Case Study of Cape Coast Castle and Bonwire Town – Ghana [post]

Godfred Osei Boakye
2022 unpublished
The rate of heritage growth in a country is determined by the type of heritage tourism the country develops. The case study focuses on a specialised form of heritage that promotes rapid heritage tourism growth. It argues that diaspora tourism is the future of heritage tourism development in Ghana. Specifically, the need for Ghana to take advantage of diaspora tourism as an opportunity to develop its heritage tourism sector. Two case studies at Cape Coast Castle (CCC) and Bonwire Kente Town
more » ... are presented to disclose the opportunities and flaws of 'genealogy tourism' in Ghana, as well as why the government should embrace it. With the view to understanding the main reasons why the Ghanaian government should pursue diaspora tourism, the study has investigated its capabilities to increase awareness of the socio-cultural, historical, economic and community development that can manifest from a proper development, operation, and management of diaspora tourism. The study recommends that the government should take more advantage of its heritage assets to develop diaspora tourism in order to fuel national heritage protection, cultural conservation, local community developments and economic growth of the country.
doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-1348007/v1 fatcat:gncejsiuwja3hdicc2hgcpagna