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No Political Will to Promote Tourism in Ghana: Theory 9

March 23, 2013

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Subtitle: A quickie This post is prompted by something that happened while Four Villages was on tour with guests visiting Boabeng FIEMA Monkey Sanctuary in Brong Ahafo Region. Much to my surprise two huge VIP buses showed up chalk full of Ghanaian students from the Nursing and Midwives college in Kumasi. Wow, thought I, this […]

GOD BLESS YOUR HOMELAND GHANA (2)

March 16, 2013

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Well, if the first letter doesn’t work, let’s hope this one will… But think about it…more often than not I do not know these people from the proverbial hole in the wall…Gawd, I could be inviting in a sex tourist, a cocaine dealer, an arms dealer and/or a child slaver for all I know….just because […]

God bless your homeland Ghana: acquiring a tourist visa to Ghana

March 16, 2013

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The requests for letters of invitation to Ghana in order to acquire a tourist visa to Ghana from our future guests at Four Villages Inn are coming in fast and furious so much so that Four Villages Inn has decided to do a form in order to respond quickly. Now I’m just back from scanning […]

No Political Will to Develop Tourism: Theory No. 8: Visas

March 15, 2013

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Yesterday evening, I received a call from an “unknown number”. The person said they were friends of guests who were coming to Four Villages Inn in a few weeks time and they needed “a signed letter of invitation” to procure a tourist visa for Ghana. I said I would email a letter, but it would […]

NO POLITICAL WILL TO PROMOTE TOURISM IN GHANA: THE STAT

March 12, 2013

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Time to take a small break in the series-I think I might be half way through on theories-to quote a confirmation that my premise, that the Ghanaian government could not care less about the development of tourism, is bang on! This statistic appeared on the Tourism in Ghana Facebook page. The page comes out of […]

ACCRA IS A COUNTRY!

March 11, 2013

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This article “Which African cities will see the most growth over the next five years?” appeared on the How we made it in Africa Insight into doing business in Africa website out of South Africa no less. The article is subtitled “Companies looking to expand into Africa should seriously consider setting up shop in Accra, […]

NO POLITICAL WILL TO DEVELOP TOURISM: THEORY NO. 7

March 8, 2013

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It’s early on the morning of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2013. 6:30 am breakfast because guests, two parties, are both taking early morning planes to Accra. What else they have in common is that they both once used Kumasi’s big “International Standards – Local flavours” hotel, but have now switched over to the real […]