[New paper, 50 Free copies] Mind the gap: a systematic review of the knowledge contribution claims in adventure tourism research

Here we go.....an outcome of 3 years of work from research idea conception at the start of 2019 through to execution, analysis, writing, rewriting, submission, revisions, revisions, more revisions until final acceptance in the first quarter of 2022. We started on this project while I was still based in Sheffield so it's great that it … Continue reading [New paper, 50 Free copies] Mind the gap: a systematic review of the knowledge contribution claims in adventure tourism research

[New paper, Open Access] Tourism and Hospitality Research in the Peripheries: Thematic Focus and a Research Agenda from Ghana

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

50 days FREE article access & download! …Exploring tourism impacts through participant-generated images

Our manuscript that got accepted last month has now been published online on the Annals of Tourism Research website. This is my early Christmas present through Elsevier offering 50 days of free access to this article. You can use this link to view and also download a free PDF copy of the article. Download a … Continue reading 50 days FREE article access & download! …Exploring tourism impacts through participant-generated images

Manscript rejected after reviews…boo!

"I regret to inform you that the reviews of your manuscript do not support its publication and I must therefore reject it". My week could not have gotten any better nor more complete - we just got a co-authored manuscript rejected! So in a week when I got a paper accepted and won a grant … Continue reading Manscript rejected after reviews…boo!

Yes! Manuscript accepted. Get in!

YES! Our manuscript after an enjoyable one round of revision (R1) has been accepted in Annals of Tourism Research @AnnTourRes This is a co-authored manuscript with Theres Winter in which we make a call for the adoption of more visual methods in tourism studies, particularly participant generated photo-elicitation approaches. Title and abstract below. Watch out … Continue reading Yes! Manuscript accepted. Get in!

“But You Are Also Ghanaian, You Should Know”: the iceberg illusion and the story of a research article

So, as you read this research article, please remember that this success you are seeing did not happen overnight. It is only the tip of the iceberg underneath which has been 2 years of sordid hard work, sacrifice, dedication, disappointment and persistence. Don't give up on your manuscript, thesis, dissertation or whatever writing project you face. Keep pushing, keep grafting, and know that disappointments, heck even straight failure would come, but persist until you find a home for that manuscript. Just don't give up......

Out in print now: Sustainability in Tourism Policy and Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa (a special issue)

The wait is over and I am delighted to share with you the special issue on "Sustainability in Tourism Policy and Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa: past, present and future" that is now out in print. I edited this issue with my buddy Albert Kimbu who is based at the University of Surrey and it has … Continue reading Out in print now: Sustainability in Tourism Policy and Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa (a special issue)

Historical Trajectories of Tourism Development Policies and Planning in Ghana, 1957–2017

I am delighted to be able to share free copies of my freshly minted research article that has been published. Use this link to get your free copy.... https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/z8epyuHMDtUFMUAEuTnM/full  Feedback and comments are very much welcomed... The abstract is below... Historical Trajectories of Tourism Development Policies and Planning in Ghana, 1957–2017 Abstract Historical research on … Continue reading Historical Trajectories of Tourism Development Policies and Planning in Ghana, 1957–2017

The story of tourism in Ghana’s economic development plans since independence in 1957

It has been 61 years since Ghana become an independent country. If it were to be a person, Ghana as a public service worker is now 1 year into compulsory retirement and living on pension. As ever, much of the debate around today's Independence Day celebration will be around how much monthly pension our pensioner … Continue reading The story of tourism in Ghana’s economic development plans since independence in 1957

Call for Papers – Special Issue on Sustainability in tourism policy and planning in Sub-Saharan Africa: past, present and future

    Tourism Planning and Development Journal Special Issue on Sustainability in tourism policy and planning in Sub-Saharan Africa: past, present and future   Guest Editors Dr. Emmanuel A. Adu-Ampong Sheffield Hallam University, UK & University of Johannesburg, South Africa e.adu-ampong@shu.ac.uk & Dr. Albert N. Kimbu University of Surrey, UK a.kimbu@surrey.ac.uk   Tourism (both domestic … Continue reading Call for Papers – Special Issue on Sustainability in tourism policy and planning in Sub-Saharan Africa: past, present and future