BRADT GUIDE TO GHANA UPDATE-August 31 posting

Posted on August 31, 2009

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“As a general initial note we enjoyed our traveling through this wonderful country and found your guide most helpful.”

Alfred and Birgit Siwy

AREN’T THE ABOVE WORDS TERRIFIC-‘WE ENJOYED OUR TRAVELING THROUGH THIS WONDERFUL COUNTRY

Here’s their  review on FOUR VILLAGES INN! You might be sick of all the crap I share with you about noise…but this report reflects  what Charity and I are trying to protect without any compassionate support from local authorities!

“1. Four Villages Inn We followed your suggestion to stay at the Four Villages Inn. Our stay at the Inn was the most positive of our entire trip. We fully agree to your description in the guide that it has the feel of a family home. However, we had the strong feeling that the listing of the Inn in the guide amongst the other possibilities to stay in Kumasi does not fully do justice to this place. The Four Villages Inn stands out from other accommodation in Kumasi and, as a matter of fact, from other accommodation in Ghana to the extent that we can judge this. It has the homely and familiar atmosphere of a place that makes you feel as though you have been going there for years even if it is your first stay. The home-cooked food gives you the opportunity to try Ghanaian dishes in the pleasant surroundings of a dining room.”

NOW I WON’T COPY THE OTHER REVIEWS POSTED UNDER THE TITLE: Impressions of Hotels in Ghana. Just go to http://www.philipbriggs.wordpress.com-SEE MY BLOG ROLL- and hang onto your hat!

THEY ARE REAL CAUSE FOR CONCERN. GHANA IS ALREADY GETTING A HIGH COST REPUTATION; IT CAN’T AFFORD TO GET A BAD REPUTATION FOR “DISGRACEFUL” SERVICE AND WORSE….

I NEVER KNOW IF THE GHANA TOURIST BOARD RESPONDS TO THESE REPORTS. I ALWAYS FORWARD THEM TO THE LOCAL OFFICE HERE IN KUMASI. FOR EXAMPLE, I SENT  THE REPORT  ON THE RECENT LAKE BOSOMTWI INCIDENT. HOPEFULLY THE REGIONAL MANAGER OF THE G.T.B. WILL INFORM THE ASHANTI GHANA HOTELS ASSOCIATION ABOUT WHAT ACTION WAS TAKEN.

Since I brought the Bradt Update to the attention of the NATIONAL EXECUTIVE OF THE GHANA HOTELS ASSOCIATION at their recent meeting held last week, I’ll send them a request to go to the update site and decide what action the association can take-perhaps a statement to the membership about the reprecussions of negative reports and a suggestion that each hotel holds  a staff meeting to discuss internet reporting by guests that can damage the reputation of their establishment that could result in the loss of their jobs.

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