Ghana Hotels Association was formed in 1975 and is made up of Managing Proprietors, Managing Directors or Accredited Representatives of Hotels, Motels, and Guest Houses that have been certified and licensed by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) to offer accommodation, catering and other tourism services in Ghana. Based on GTA categorisation, members have facilities that are certified as either budget or one to five stars.
The mission of the association is to be unified, effective and instrumental in advocating and shaping policies that promote the hotel industry; to provide training and technical assistance to its membership that would strengthen the sector and foster good relationship among members and stakeholders in the tourism industry. The vision of the association is “to see a vibrant hospitality sector whereby all hotels in the country will have qualified/trained personnel who will merit international standards and offer quality service delivery to visitors and to boost tourism to become a leading sector of the Ghanaian economy”.
A well-resourced and well-organized Association that is strategically positioned to influence the creation of a socio-economic environment that allows hotels to flourish
- To serve as a mouthpiece of the hotel industry in Ghana
- To promote and maintain high standards in all aspects of the hospitality industry in Ghana.
- To contribute in any manner possible towards the improvement and advancement of tourism in Ghana and the West African Community at large.
Membership of the Ghana Hotels Association comes with a number of benefits, some of which are enumerated below:
- The association gives members a sense of belonging and creates opportunities for social and business networking
- The association serves as a mouthpiece for members and the hotel industry in general, as well as an advocate for improved policies and regulations for the industry
- The association negotiates rates for statutory fees such as Business Operating Permit, Fire Certificate Fee, , Ghana Tourism Authority Licence Fee, and royalties for use of Audio-Visual works
- The association provides opportunities for members to learn more about hotel management practices; and also provides access to information relevant to the hotel industry.
- The association provides relatively easier access to statutory stakeholders of the hotel industry such as GTA, MMDAs, EPA, and other relevant organizations etc.
- The association assists members to deal with challenges that confront their operations (e.g. EPA saga)
- The association provides services to members such as payment of statutory fees, advertising and marketing (directory and website)
- The association serves as a source of peer pressure for improved services and standards from members
- The association provides access to cheap sources of hotel supplies and accessories and also makes it possible for members to buy goods on credit.
The association is present in all ten regions of Ghana including Tema as branches with a membership of about 400 in good standing as at December 2017
The National Officers of the Association comprise a President, First and Second Vice Presidents, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Financial Secretary and four Trustees. The Association has its National Secretariat in the Hotcatt Building in Accra with three personnel namely the Executive Secretary, Office Administrator and Office Clerk.
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