We finally found a home for this manuscript after almost throwing it in the bin at some point. The journey of this manuscript has been perhaps too long and understandably our love in this pet project began to wane. Thanks to my co-author Chris Mensah at Ho Technical University, Ghana for persisting when I wanted … Continue reading [New paper, Open Access] Tourism and Hospitality Research in the Peripheries: Thematic Focus and a Research Agenda from Ghana
In line with taking time to enjoy the rejections and acceptance in academic publishing life, I am happy to share the news of my book chapter which is currently in print in a volume on 'Tourism, Change and the Global South' edited by Jarkko and Jayne. This chapter has had a long incubation period starting … Continue reading New book chapter in print: Images, instruments and the governance capacity of local governments in tourism development planning
See what came through the post 🙂 It has taken quite some time since I said Look out, the book proofs are in: Sustainable Tourism Policy and Planning in Africa But now it's in and I'm glad to receive my author's physical hardcopy of this book. More details about the book can be found here https://www.routledge.com/Sustainable-Tourism-Policy-and-Planning-in-Africa/Adu-Ampong-Kimbu/p/book/9780367480509 … Continue reading The book is in my hands:”Sustainable Tourism Policy and Planning in Africa”
Happy New Year and the very best wishes for 2021! You are warmly invited to join the editors and contributors of the Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa for a virtual online launch of this handbook on Wednesday 13 January 2021, 10.00 - 11.30 GMT/11.00 - 12.30 CET. This virtual online event will be taking … Continue reading Invitation: virtual book launch of the Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa
Finally, the baby has been delivered live and coloured with black&white patches. Oh, it smells nice and feels good to have a physical copy of the Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa in my hands. Part of the whole process of co-editing this voluminous handbook has been shared on this blog including when the manuscript … Continue reading Baby delivered: the smell of a printed book!
We are coming up to almost a year since COVID-19 brought a lockdown of tourism activity across the world. How did this lockdown affect the tourism industry in Africa? How did entreprenuers, businesses, operators and managers adapt to this sudden stop of a very important economic activity? What are the stories of resilience, innovation and … Continue reading Invitation: ATLAS Africa Webinar (The Impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry in Africa)
If I recall correctly, from the Santasi roundabout to Opoku Ware School stretch of the Kumasi-Obuasi road in Ghana, there is a school (or is it a church?) called 'Martyrs of Uganda School'. When I traversed this road regularly during my undergraduate days, I had fleeting moments of wonder about that name but never thought … Continue reading The Ugandan Martyrs and pilgrimage tourism in Namugongo
The Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) and yours truly are pleased to invite you to the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and the inaugural Africa Travel and Tourism Innovation Awards 2018. The Forum is being hosted by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) under the auspices of the Ghana Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. The event will take place on … Continue reading Africa Tourism Leadership Forum & Inaugural Africa Travel and Tourism Innovation Awards 2018