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Ghana’s tourism sector underutilized – Colombian Ambassador: Fallout

October 20, 2014

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Wow! This item entitled “Ghana’s tourism sector underutilized – Colombian Ambassador” appeared on my Facebook page this morning. Look carefully at the publication date…OCTOBER 14, 2014…and do you know what the article was not picked up by any of the Ghanaian tourism portals including www.facebook.com/touristswatch that just posted the item! You can be sure I […]

HAPPY WORLD TOURISM DAY (2): COLLECTING THE TOURISM LEVY!

September 27, 2014

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Guess you have deduced how important I consider tourism to be. I celebrate it twice once erroneously on the 26th and now again on the 27th! I do want to make the day memorable! Yes, today is WORLD TOURISM DAY and did you know that tourism is a trillion dollar sector, moving over one billion […]

HAPPY WORLD TOURISM DAY 2014: AND GHANA TOURISM IS NOT AN EMBARRASSMENT!

September 26, 2014

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Yes, today is the day the world celebrates tourism, domestic and international, as a major contributor to economies and development. The stats are flying, and flying high, I might add, as numbers are increasing beyond all expectations. Ghana too is now starting to take interest in her stats recently forming a committee to get the […]

GHANA-PARAGLIDING ENRICHES KWAHU LOCAL ECONOMY?

April 25, 2014

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This article appeared on the Ghana Tourism Authority’s facebook page after appearing on its web site I have put in bold letters what I want to comment on…. Paragliding enrich Kwahu local economy Date: 20-Apr-2014 It is an aviation sport, which had provided a fresh impetuous for the nation’s domestic tourism delivery, as an integral […]

HAPPY 57TH GHANA! WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS?

March 6, 2014

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(Today, this image appeared on the Scrap Short Term Tourist Visas to Ghana page. A thank you to active scrapper, Hayford Siaw) March sixth marks Ghana’s 57th birthday and I’ve celebrated 23 of them here in Ghana and another 20 in spirit while living in Canada preparing for our return…. Now, to the post… March […]

DR. PAPA KWESI NDUOM, PUBLIC FIGURE, COMES OUT

February 24, 2014

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……as a hotelier! This is a follow-up on a recent previous post entitled “GHANAIAN TOURISM, THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE CRISIS AND PAPA KWESI NDUOM” First, Pa Kwesi complains about foreign hotel chains getting incentives that he, as a local hotel chain owner, doesn’t get: “We even import services. When our governments need investment banking advice, road […]

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 […]

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 […]

I got to work: SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA for jobs!

May 25, 2013

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On May 1 Workers’ Day, I started a FB Group and a Change.Org petition called SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA. Here’s the blog post! I chickened out sending the group link to the G.I.S., but they know…as I’ve heard from two independent sources that it has caused a stir to put it mildly. […]