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CNN-one strategy for promoting Ghana

November 28, 2014

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Well, again the Ghana Tourism Authority and the Ministry of Tourism are trying to engage CNN to promote Destination Ghana on the world stage. I write again because on a couple of occasions in the past, that is pre-tourism levy, Ghana had tried and failed to contract CNN. I heard tell Ghana wanted a freebie […]

GHANA TOURISM: THE WAY FORWARD

November 20, 2014

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This article entitled Ghana unveils tourism development plan appeared on the Ghana Tourism Authority’s social media sites. It sparked an exchange initiated by one Olivier Malinur. There were four comments. I copied and pasted the first two on the Scrap Short term Tourist Visa to Ghana site, but then when I went to copy the […]

NOV. 19TH HAPPY UN WORLD TOILET DAY: from puppets, to Clean Team, to me!

November 19, 2014

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You got that right Nelson Mandela. Ghana seems to be stuck in time. Just where does all that debt money go? Anyways the worldwide statistics are telling…and here’s a blog post entitled “On World Toilet Day, New Sesame Muppet Raya Invites Children to be Part of the Solution” about an intervention using puppets to create […]

Africa Travel Association Congress Opens in Uganda + (2)

November 13, 2014

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Yes, the Africa Travel Association Congress opened with much fanfare..His Excellency Yoweri K. Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda was in attendance. and so was the US Ambassador to Uganda …just shows you how important tourism is to that nation…if only in Ghana! Ghana last hosted the Africa Travel Association Congress in May, 2006 […]

Africa Travel Association Congress Opens in Uganda + (1)

November 12, 2014

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From one huge tourism event, the World Tourism Market (WTM) 2014 in London, England, to the next the Africa Travel Association Congress in Uganda…both of which I missed. But I did attend one international tourism fair in Montreal Canada in late October, my first ever! Wow, people or should I say potential travellers. business! Ghana […]

GHANA’S THREE MONTH BAN ON INTERNATIONAL EVENTS/MEETINGS/CONFERENCES

November 9, 2014

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Doesn’t look like ECOWAS member Nigeria has any ban in place…. And who knows about Ghana? The ban was first reported in an article entitled Ebola Response Government Bans International Conferences in Ghana for Three Months on the 14th of August. Here is the wording from the Ghanaian Ministry of Communications: “Also, the President advised […]

GHANA: COMEDY OR TRAGEDY, NO SATIRE TO COME

November 8, 2014

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This photo appeared on my Takoradi Facebook friend Amos Anyimadu’s page with the accompanying text: After what the Western Region has done for our creative economy we need to complete this building NOW. Over twenty years in construction. There was no mention of what the building was supposed to be. I commented and learned “A […]