[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

“If it must be done, it must be done well..”: my talk at the opening of the academic year at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in the Hague.

A week ago on Friday 3 September, I had the honour and privilege of speaking at the opening of the MA programme in Development Studies and the Mundus MA in Public Policy at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in the Hague, The Netherlands. It was an honour because the ISS is my alma … Continue reading “If it must be done, it must be done well..”: my talk at the opening of the academic year at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in the Hague.

Register now and catch me on Zoom! Diaporas, youth entreprenuership and heritage tourism

Are you interested in diaspora issues? Is the migration-development nexus an area of interest? Do you wonder about the contribution made by diaspora groups to their home countries? How about the question of the entreprenuerial drive of diaspora groups both in their host countries and in their countries of origin? Perhaps you are interested in … Continue reading Register now and catch me on Zoom! Diaporas, youth entreprenuership and heritage tourism

New book chapter in print: Images, instruments and the governance capacity of local governments in tourism development planning

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

Veni project is starting today: Slavery, Heritage and Tourism in the Ghana-Suriname-Netherlands Triangle

Here we are again on this date of 1 April which is fast becoming a memorable and important marker for me in many ways. It has been only two years ago that we made a family relocation from the UK to the Netherlands and I officially started the position of a Lectuer in Cultural Geography … Continue reading Veni project is starting today: Slavery, Heritage and Tourism in the Ghana-Suriname-Netherlands Triangle

The book is in my hands:”Sustainable Tourism Policy and Planning in Africa”

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/9780367480509Continue reading The book is in my hands:”Sustainable Tourism Policy and Planning in Africa”

Invitation: virtual book launch of the Routledge Handbook of Tourism 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

Afehyia Pa! Merry Christmas! Fijne Kerstdagen!

Dear Reader, Thank you for reading my blog posts throughout the year. Afehyia pa oooo.....Merry Christmas.....Fijne Kerstdagen. I wish you and your loved ones, a restful and delightful holiday season in person or virtually. Enjoy this wonderful Ghanaian 5 days of Christmas The Kontomire Song.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba2H90FDkHI&ab_channel=KwanPaGH

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

Baby delivered: the smell of a printed book!

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!