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Scrap short term tourist visas to Ghana: Is this why?

April 21, 2014

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After almost a year campaigning, sometimes I think there is no way the scrap short term tourist visas to Ghana campaign can succeed! On a macro level, for so long a time, Ghana, despite all the international hype, fails…and in the tourism sector, there have been nothing but bad memories…. And heaven forbid, if we […]

Another Summit? Reuters this time….

April 21, 2014

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Here we go again…and this time it’s prefaced by a great anatomy (analysis) of the Ghanaian economy that is in dire need of radical action. I always like to quote the clinching line from any article I use-just in case you don’t have time to read it: “Economists say a radical shift in policy is […]

Kumasi: Famous in Nigeria as the Sign City, not the Garden City, of West Africa

April 16, 2014

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Wow, I knew Kumasi had an issue with outdoor advertising billboards, banners, etc, but for it to reach the notice of Nigeria….. Well it has! If you’ve followed this blog, you know I have posted a lot on this problem over the years. So when I saw the title of the article So Much Clutter […]

BOOSTING TOURISM GHANA STYLE!

April 12, 2014

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This post is dedicated to all the Ghana Bloggers meeting today at #BlogCamp14 in Accra. We have much work to do! I was only going to post about Lufthansa laying on the A330 on the Accra-Frankfurt-Accra run to replace the 737 thus doubling the passenger capacity. Great news for Ghana tourism. Needless to say, I […]

A Very Busy Ghanaian President Mahama

April 12, 2014

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Last week was a very busy one for the President John Mahama of the Republic of Ghana attending the EU-African Summit in Brussels, meeting with representatives of the Ghanaian community in Brussels and speaking at the London School of Economics. At the latter event, @LSE quoted President Mahama three times which I retweeted: Retweeted by […]

TAKORADI COFFEE CORNER

March 27, 2014

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This post is dedicated to all the hospitality establishments outside of Accra or for that matter Takoradi…. This FB conversation took place the other day. It’s not the first time the venerable Professor Anyimadu and I have NOT seen eye to eye. Amos Anyimadu 15 hrs · Edited · I have the Coffee Corner to […]

TOURISM IN GHANA CITES EGYPTIAN TOURIST BUS ATTACK

February 21, 2014

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This article entitled “unwto-strongly-condemns-attack-on-tour” appeared on the Tourism in Ghana kept up by the Ghana Tourism Authority FB page. Gawd knows why??? Yes, it relates to tourism, but Ghana…and yet there is a connection… Here’s the conversation that took place: Me (Christopher Scott): how peaceful Ghana is! Tourism in Ghana: Sure…and we need to guard […]

THE NEW BRADT GUIDE TO GHANA ACKNOWLEDGES SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA CAMPAIGN…and more!

January 28, 2014

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….which, picking up from the last madinghana post, is more than Honourable Hanna Tetteh, Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. …and what’s more the Bradt Guide to Ghana “strongly supports” the campaign…which again is much, much more than Honourable Hanna and her Facebook friends… Here is what Philip Briggs wrote in Edition 6 […]

SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA: THE POLL

November 15, 2013

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Six + months and counting, and no explanation given by government why there is no movement towards scrapping short term tourist visas to Ghana. The closest we got was this statement on twitter “NO, NOT NOW” from Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration HER EXCELLENCY HANNA TETTEH. So, let’s conduct a poll on […]

GHANA AND MALAWI TOURISM

November 9, 2013

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I just posted this on the SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA “GREAT NEWS! Just read that the 6th edition of the Bradt Guide to Ghana by Philip Briggs is coming out on December 13! Unfortunately, Ghana, it doesn’t seem like there will be any changes in the RED TAPE section regarding tourist visas….” […]

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