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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 […]

LISTEN UP GHANA TOURISM AUTHORITY: START SPENDING THE TOURISM LEVY!

November 25, 2014

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This article entitled “Eloba collapsing tourism business“appeared awhile back. It’s this quote that grabbed my attention: “We must take the opportunity to promote Ghana in order to balance the negative sentiments prevailing against West Africa as a tourism destination. If we don’t seize the opportunity, someone else will do that,” he stressed. I agree. This […]

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 […]

GHANA TOURISM AUTHORITY 2014 AWARDS

November 17, 2014

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Lately I’ve been reading old posts, ones that have been read recently. Here’s one of them entitled GHANA NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS-AFTER, the contents I had forgotten about. In August 2013, the Ghana Tourism Authority’s road show came to Kumasi to give advance publicity to upcoming December 2013 National Awards Ceremony, the first in six years! […]

DAILY GRAPHIC’S HERITAGE WEEK: WONDERFUL TIMING?

November 16, 2014

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I’ll keep this short. A couple of days ago, my Facebook buddy posted this article entitled “Graphic Others Launch Ghana Heritage Week” asking “Promising?” tagged to me Christopher Scott and the proprietor of Busua Inn?Elize Bay’s Olivier Funfschilling. My response “It’s a start.” which was liked by Olivier. Then I got thinking and putting one […]

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 […]