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”
I feel at once ecstatic, jubilant and humbled with a keen sense of my extreme privilege in being awarded the Dutch National Research Council (NWO) Veni grant - being 1 of 162 laurates awarded out of 1,127 applicants. This has been more than a year in the process of thinking and writing long before the … Continue reading I have a VENI! 3 year research project funded!
In addtion to the 8 papers of the SI, we have written a new extensive introduction and conclusion chapters. The introductory chapter outlines what we see as the varieties of sustainability conceptualised in tourism policy and planning strategies in different African countries. In the conclusion chapter, we argue for a reconsideration of what sustainability means for tourism policy and planning in sub-Saharan Africa. We then outline a future research agenda that links tourism policy and planning more intimately to the Sustainable Development Goals .
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
Finally! Finally!! Finally!!!.....we clicked on send, submit, done, BAM! It is gone now and we can catch some respite. I am excited to say that with my wonderful co-editors - Marina Novelli and Manuel Ribiero - we have finally submitted the entire manuscript for the Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa to the publishers. The … Continue reading Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa: manuscript submitted! Yaay!!!
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)
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
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