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AUGUST 29, 2013: V day in Ghana

August 29, 2013

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Actually I’d like to call today VG day in Ghana! Here’s what I posted on my Facebook page: “Christopher Scott: August 29, 2013, Europe had VE Day, Victory in Europe, Asia had VJ Day, Victory in Japan, Africa will have VG Day, Victory in Ghana..to continue the metaphor today will be our finest hour.” Then […]

ONE TRULY DARING IDEA THAT WOULD TRULY SHAKE UP GHANA TOURISM !

August 27, 2013

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I often buy THE AFRICA REPORT magazine to put out as reading material at Four Villages Inn. But when I saw this cover, I thought, “Hmmmmm, maybe there is something about VISAS in this feature article, something that will relate to the SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA Facebook Group Campaign that I initiated […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN: THE NUMBERS

August 25, 2013

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Probably my hotelier friends will think I’m crazy. What business owner divulges his numbers? But remember madinghana a.k.a. Four Villages is a migrant coming from the teaching profession, the public sector, and this is his first foray in the business world, the private sector. Well, I do this revealing on the occasion of the implementation […]

SCRAP SAND WINNING IN GHANA

August 16, 2013

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Recently, a Vimeo production entitled “Sand Winning Ghana’s Disappearing Beaches” was posted on the Scrap Short Term Tourist Visas to Ghana Facebook group page. OMG, since May 1, 2013 I’ve been trying to spearhead a campaign to change public policy on visa requirements, getting nowhere fast. And there is nothing illegal about strict, prohibitive, visa […]

GHANA: NATIONAL TOURISM REWARDS: AFTER

August 8, 2013

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Back from the launching and have had time to reflect…. It was a media launch and I wished the M.C. had asked for a show of hands how many members of the media were present. It seemed like there were a lot of my colleagues from the Ashanti hospitality industry. From left to right at […]

GHANA: NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS-BEFORE

August 7, 2013

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Today in a couple of hours I am attending the Regional Media Launch of the National Tourism Awards here in Kumasi. The invitation reads: “The Tourism Awards ceremony was instituted to reward deserving industry players in the rural, district and regional capitals whose activities have impacted positively on tourism development in Ghana.” Well, no awards […]

ALL THE Rs: A REVIEW OF THE SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA CAMPAIGN

August 1, 2013

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Today, August 1, 2013, marks three months since initiating SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA and the Change.org campaign. Hope you come on board. So this is a review featuring the letter R.. R is for rest, and R is for rehabilitation and might as well add R is for relaxation and R is […]