Record-Breaking 49% Increase in Attendance Marks the Close of the 2024 Paragliding Festival

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Accra, 3rd April 2024

The 2024 Paragliding Festival wows spectators with a total of 138 Tandem flights and 24 Solo flights with a record-breaking 7,463 attendees this year. This represents a 49% surge in attendance compared to the previous year.

Throughout the festival, 7 skilled tandem pilots hailing from various countries, including the USA, Japan, Peru, Ghana, and Germany, took passengers on unforgettable journeys through the skies. Notably, Ghanaian Solo Pilot Isaac Mensah achieved a personal milestone with his first successful Solo flight, soaring from the Odweanoma Mountain to touch down safely at the Nkawkaw Stadium.

The economic benefits of the Paragliding Festival extend beyond the thrill of flight, significantly impacting the local tourism and hospitality value chain and economy. As the festival continues to attract a growing number of spectators and participants, it creates opportunities for local businesses, from accommodations and food vendors and transportation services. The influx of visitors not only generated revenue for the immediate Kwahu community but also fosters job creation and boosts tourism-related businesses in the region.

The event’s success is evident from the escalating number of spectators, signifying a growing interest in the sport of paragliding. With the flights captivating the audience and creating lasting memories, the 2024 Paragliding Festival emerged as a must-visit attraction, with CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Mr. Akwasi Agyeman, attesting to the enhanced safety measures and overall improved experience at the site.

The Ghana Tourism Authority expresses appreciation to all the stakeholders especially the Kwahu Traditional Council and the Kwahu South, East and West Assemblies.

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