Sneak Peek – The Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa

It feels like ages ago but it was back in February, 2020 that I reported here that we submitted the entire manuscript of the book to the publishers. Since then Marina, Manuel and myself have had to do quite some behind-the-scenes work as co-editors. It has been a great collaborative team work process. The copyeditors … Continue reading Sneak Peek – The Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa

Back to my roots: geographies of slavery heritage tourism & sustainable tourism development policy

It is official now and the cat can go out of the bag. It had been signed and sealed way back in April, 2020. Given the current times we find ourselves in, I consider it a rare privilege and God's blessing to delightfully share this promotion news with you.¬†From today 1 July, 2020 I am … Continue reading Back to my roots: geographies of slavery heritage tourism & sustainable tourism development policy

A Gran Sranan Presenteri – The Great Suriname Exhibition – De Grote Suriname Tentoonstelling – a polyphonic autobiography of Suriname

On a rather wet morning last Monday 24th February, I made my way from Wageningen to Amsterdam. My goal? To see 'A Gran Sranan Presenteri - The Great Suriname Exhibition - De Grote Suriname Tentoonstelling' (Sranan Tongo, English and Dutch respectively) at De Nieuwe Kerk in the centre of Amsterdam. De Nieuwe Kerk with its … Continue reading A Gran Sranan Presenteri – The Great Suriname Exhibition – De Grote Suriname Tentoonstelling – a polyphonic autobiography of Suriname

The Ugandan Martyrs and pilgrimage tourism in Namugongo

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