Ada Beach Resort

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The need for resort developments in Ghana to help capitalise on the country’s rich tourist product potential has been reiterated over the years. However never has this need been more pressing than now when the nation needs to tap all possible areas of diversification as a result of the growing unreliability other traditional exports. It is in view of this realisation to contribute to the national development that this design thesis is being undertaken. It involves documentation, analysis and synthesis of requisite background information leading to the design of such a facility, the Ada Beach Resort. This was executed through the presentation of a general background of the development and impact of International tourism with emphasis on leisure tourism. An assessment of the history and development of the industry in Ghana relating to its performance and characteristics and market analysis to give an indication of the prospects and potential of such a developments. A comparative study of successfully executed projects in the West African Sub region was also examine to aid in establishing a criteria for the implementation of such a development in Ghana. All this considered with regards to the Government of Ghana’s policy guideline proposals for tourism culminated in a final comprehensive design brief to supplement the original clients brief and the execution of the design.
A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, 1988