OKOMFO ANOKYE SHRINE: another Ghanaian tourist attraction in jeopardy!

October 24, 2014

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Very recently the Asantehene Osei Tutu 11 made an historic visit to the birthplace of Okomfo Anokye, the mystical priest who played a vital role in the creation of the historic Ashanti Kingdom. Here is the newspaper report entitled “Asantehene pays historic visit to Awukugua”. I love some of the quotes about chieftaincy and its […]

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Ghana’s tourism sector underutilized – Colombian Ambassador: Fallout

October 20, 2014

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Wow! This item entitled “Ghana’s tourism sector underutilized – Colombian Ambassador” appeared on my Facebook page this morning. Look carefully at the publication date…OCTOBER 14, 2014…and do you know what the article was not picked up by any of the Ghanaian tourism portals including www.facebook.com/touristswatch that just posted the item! You can be sure I […]

EBOLA and conferences and competitions in GHANA

October 17, 2014

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Well, the latest hot topic in Ghana is whether or not Ghana will accept hosting the CAN 2015 football competition in January 2015 given the fact Morocco has declined to host the tournament given the current Ebola crisis plaguing West Africa. To think that three months ago Ghana banned international conferences hurting the tourism industry […]

HAPPY BLOG ACTION DAY 2014: AFRICAN TOURISM INEQUITY

October 16, 2014

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Yes, it’s BLOG ACTION DAY, or so Duncan Green of FROM POVERTY TO POWER fame informs us. And the theme for this year’s celebration is blogging about inequality. Green catches our attention with this cartoon: Well, you know me…my inequity post is going to highlight, you guessed it, tourism to Ghana/Africa and to be more […]

AFRICAN TOURISM HIT BY EBOLA

October 15, 2014

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Yes, Ebola is having an impact on tourism continent-wide as almost daily newspaper articles are highlighting developments affecting air travel and hotel bookings, or should I say cancellations This update was posted on the South Africa Airways website. And from Uganda and Namibia comes an eye-catching announcement of a webinar to be held on October […]

Bono apologizes, but not Four Villages Inn, Kumasi!

October 15, 2014

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Today Bono apologized for the free release of album SONGS OF INNOCENCE on iTunes. I got it and I haven’t deleted it. In fact, this very morning I was playing it when I saw the announcement of the apology on the CBC news channel! Coincidence…but such is life and coincidence often spurs remembrance, like years […]

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD & YEAH MALALA!

October 11, 2014

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Yes, Happy International Day of the Girl Child, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect happening back to back with Malala Yousafzaih of “I am Malala” book fame winning the Nobel Peace Prize, the youngest recipient ever! Recently I blogged about Malala in a post entitled “Malala, an inspiration”. And how appropriate is this year’s […]

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