Year of Return, Ghana 2019: 400-Year Anniversary.

PositionInitiative by The Ghana Tourism Authority and The Adinkra Group and Sunseekers Tours

Following a successful launch of the inaugural Back2Africa Festival in February 2018 and The Ghana Tourism US East Coast visit in March 2018 with The Adinkra Group (www.theadinkragroup.com) to promote Ghana as a prime tourism destination, The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) [http://www.ghana.travel/places-to-visit/] continue to bolster their efforts to promote Ghana as a prime tourist, business and investment destination for African Americans. In late August 2018, GTA partnered with The Adinkra Group and Sunseekers Tours to host a team of writers and photographers from the iconic EBONY magazine in Ghana documenting lifestyle, culture and tourism which will be prominently featured in EBONY's Power 100 issue in print and online later this year. The editorial will serve as an introduction to what people can look forward in 2019. The "Year of Return, Ghana 2019" is an initiative aimed to celebrate the resilience of African people, market Ghana as both a high profile tourism and business destination in an effort to build stronger bonds between Ghana and African people in the Diaspora.

Underscored by The United States Congress' recently passed Act, H.R. 1242 - 400 Years of African-American Experience, the launch of The Year of Return, Ghana 2019 was held September 28, 2018.

The Year of Return, Ghana 2019 is the only centrally organized public-private partnership with an African nation commemorating the quatercentenary of the arrival of African people in the United States. The Office of Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the President of the Republic of Ghana leads the steering committee, which is coordinated by The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) under the Auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in collaboration...

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