As you read this, please sneak a quick glance at the person sitting next to you. Is she elderly, going grey and looking stupefied? Okay, maybe I exaggerate, but I recently sat next to a young man on a flight to Ghana, and while pretending to watch a movie, I surreptitiously kept an eye on him as he read my column.
He laughed hysterically in all the right places, proclaiming the piece was the best thing since sliced bread. I wish. Admittedly his reaction wasn’t exactly like that, but after I owned up to being the author, he did a double take, insisting my photograph looked nothing like me. I blushed…. Read More
With a focus on intra-Africa travel, tourism growth across the continent and the promotion of “Destination Africa” brand equity, Africa Tourism Partners will, together with the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum, launch the continent’s first-ever Africa Tourism Leadership Awards (ATLA).
According to Atla, the inaugural Africa Travel and Tourism Innovation Awards, “will also highlight and recognise game-changing initiatives being pursued across the sector. These will include progressive policy-making, thought leadership, innovation, sustainable investments and public-private community partnerships that are making waves across Africa’s tourism sector”.
Set to provisionally take place in Accra, Ghana, from 30 -31 August, 2018, the theme will be “Inspiring Intra-Africa Travel and… Read More
For over two decades, social enterprises have proliferated across the globe, yet if you mention the term you’re likely to face questions such as: what exactly is a social enterprise?
While the legal entity is usually a business or a non-profit structure, it’s the way that entity operates that defines it as a social enterprise. There’s widespread consensus that social enterprises must be driven by a social, economic or environmental mission, derive half their income from trading rather than grants or donations, and return profits to the organisation.
In Ghana, with its population of 24,7 million, stable political conditions have encouraged social enterprise start-ups and they’re addressing society’s most urgent needs. According to the 2015… Read More
Jabu Ngwenya discovered in Accra that to truly experience a city’s intricacies and nuances, you need to speak to the people on its streets. Here’s where to stay, eat, meet the the beautiful people of Ghana.
Tang Palace Hotel
This is a popular hotel among business travellers as it’s located in the convenient and affluent South Airport Residential Area, has excellent facilities and is just a 20-minute drive from most tourist sites. Rates: from US$380 (includes English breakfast buffet). Visit: tangpalacehotel.com.gh.
This quaint bed & breakfast is on the outskirts of Osu in Labone. The artistic decor gives… Read More
South African production company Egg Films creative Sunu Gonera took home a gold, two silvers and a bronze in the Entertainment, Entertainment for Music and Media categories at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world’s most prestigious advertising awards.
Gonera won for directing the music videos and brand films for One Source, Native VML’s campaign for Absolut starring Khuli Chana, Sarkodie, Victoria Kimani and other African musicians.
“For a long time, South African creatives looked overseas for inspiration,” says Gonera, who shot One Source in Ghana. “In contrast, One Source is a celebration of the creative revolution taking place across… Read More
Fascinating facts about 5 African sites and monuments
If you’re the kind of traveller who’s interested in the history of the place you’re visiting and the story of its people, you’ll be pleased to learn a few lesser-known facts about these monuments and places of interest on the continent.
Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park, Ghana
In this park in Accra there is a mango tree that was planted by former president Nelson Mandela on his visit there in 1991. The tree is one of many planted by various dignitaries from around the world in honour of Kwame Nkrumah, who was the… Read More