AEO Eco-tourism program is established to facilitate the implementation of sustainable tourism practices in smaller accommodation establishments across Ghana thus ensuring alignment to the national minimum standard of responsible tourism. We thereby seek out travel providers that support local livelihoods, celebrate cultural traditions, preserve historical sites and love to share their passion and local knowledge with travelers. Tourism is one of the largest sectors in Africa, contributing approximately 3.3% to the total Sub-Saharan Africa GDP, and forecast to grow, in terms of GDP contribution by 5.2% between 2016-2026 in the same region. Various stakeholders have contributed to this growth, among them Non-governmental organizations. Here are different major roles which AEO have played in developing tourism in Ghana. Our profiles also feature the inspiring backstories of the people who make it possible because we believe that these connections make for better travel. We feature independent and local travel providers that offer remarkable services and unique insights into the places you’ll visit. It’s our goal to help travelers find trustworthy, quality experiences that have a distinctly local style. We seek out travel providers that support local livelihoods, celebrate cultural traditions, preserve historical sites and love to share their passion and local knowledge with travelers. Our profiles also feature the inspiring backstories of the people who make it possible because we believe that these connections make for better travel and for volunteers.
REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BE PART
We help travelers discover stunning natural attractions, recreational centers and local wildlife through a growing network of environmentally friendly hotels, eco-tours and sustainable shops
Tourism can lead to a number of job opportunities, from travelling as a tour guide to helping travelers find the right path as a travel consultant. It therefore generates revenue for the development of a country.
Through our own travels, local connections, exhaustive research, and recommendations from travelers like you, we identify local travel experiences around the world. After an initial review, we reach out to the most promising leads.
We speak with local organizations to learn more about the experiences they provide and gather information about their impact on local communities, cultures and environments.
Local organizations that prove they are doing good by travelers and local communities get featured on the site. We work with them to share their story in their own words and collect feedback from travelers on how they’re doing!
Explore the cities of Ghana with local guides and then head out to experience the panoramic sensations of the Boti falls on a trek along a newly developed, unspoiled route of the Eastern Region. You'll take in incredible vistas of some of the highest mountains in the world,
Every experience on Local helps to strengthen local communities, protect wild places or preserve cultural traditions. We’ve done the research, so you can focus on having an amazing trip.