National Tourism Awards

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  • The 13th National Tourism Awards comes off on Friday, November 6, 2020 at the National Theatre, Accra.

    The awards ceremony is being organised to acknowledge and reward industry stakeholders who have excelled and contributed immensely to the development of the tourism industry in Ghana. In all, 29 awards will be given out to deserving organisations and individuals.

    This year’s event, under the theme ‘Growing Tourism Beyond The Return, COVID-19’. Awards will be given to deserving organisations and personalities within the industry.

    AWARD WINNERS

    Accommodation

    5-Star – Kempinski Hotel (Gold Coast City)  – Accra

    4 Star – Tang Palace Hotel – Accra

    3 Star – Aqua Safari Resort – Ada

    2 Star – Grace Garden Hotel – Takoradi

    1 Star – Asantewaa Premier Hotel – Fumesua, Kumasi

    Guest House – West Wing Guest House – Spintex

    Budget Hotel – Almond Tree Guest House – Elmina

    Serviced Apartments – Red Mango – Takoradi

    Hostel – Banvillas Hostel – Kentinkrono

     

    Food & Beverage

    Restaurant Grade 1 – Azmera Restaurant – Roman Ridge

    Restaurant Grade 2 – Buka Restaurant – Osu

    Restaurant Grade 3 – Hot Ernesto Restaurant – Takoradi

    Fast Food – Papaye – Spintex Road

    Airline Catering Services – Servair – Airport – Accra

    Drinking Bar – Treasures Pub – Haatso

    Traditional Catering – Agbenorxevi Chop Bar – Ho

    Night Club/Pub – Crescendo Lounge & Pub – Labone

     

    Travel Trade

    Tour Operator – Land Tours – Accra

    Travel Agent – Satguru Travels – Osu

    Car Rentals – Atlas Rent – A – Car, Dansoman

    Airline Of The Year – Air France – Klm

    Site Guide – Robert Morgan Mensah, Cape Coast Castle

    Tour Guide – Yao Dzide Freelance, Accra

    Visitor Attraction – Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast

    Tourism Writer Of The Year – Samuel Obeng-Appah, Voyage Afriq

    Tourism Broadcast Programme – UTV Heritage Ghana, United Television

     

    Tourism Oriented Media

    Television – TV3

    Radio – Okay Fm

    Print – The Mirror

    Online – Voyage Afriq

     

    Consistent Payment Of Tourism Levy – Accommodation

    White Sands Beach Resort & Spa – Gomoa Fetteh – Winner

    Consistent Payment Of Tourism Levy – Food & Beverage

    Moti Mahal Restaurant – Asokwa – Winner

     

    Honorary Awards

    1. Osabarima Kwesi Atta Ii Parmount Chief, Oguaa Traditional Area.
    2. Nana Kodwo Kondua Vi Parmount Chief, Edina Traditional Area.
    3. Kofi Akpabli – Tourism / Travel Writer.
    4. Hon. Mohammed Adjei Sowah Mayor Of Accra.
    5. Miss Delphine Brew- Hammond(Miss Tourism Ghana)
    6. Sunseekers Travel & Tours
    7. The Adinkra, Washington Dc
    8. Panafest Foundation – Cape Coast
    9. Diaspora Affairs, Office Of The President
    10. Media Majique And Research System, Accra
    11. Kids In Tourism

     

     

    Award Categories

     

    Award Selection Process

    So, How are winners selected for the Tourism Awards?

    Regional Awards
    At the regional level, facilities and enterprises are shortlisted based on a regular inspection programme carried out by Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) regional offices. A Jury is constituted at the regional level to assess the facilities and services of the service providers after which winners are selected and awarded.

    National Awards
    Facilities that won awards at the Regional Awards are shortlisted and further assessed by a Jury made up of Industry Professionals and Stakeholders who evaluate the facilities and services to come up with the three top nominees from which the eventual winners for the awards are picked.

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    ACCOMMODATION AWARDS

    1. 5 Star Hotel of the Year – Movenpic Ambassador Hotel
    1. 4 Star Hotel of the Year – Tang Palace Hotel
    1. 3 Star Hotel of the Year – Holiday Inn Hotel
    1. 2 Star Hotel of the Year – Ibis Styles
    1. 1 Star Hotel of the Year – Coconut Grove Sakumono
    1. Guest House of the Year – Petit Palais Guesthouse
    1. Budget Hotel of the Year – Ronna lodge, Adidome
    1. Hostel of the Year – Bedstudy Osu
    1. Serviced Apartment of the Year – Red Mango Apartments Chapel Hill

     

    FOOD AND BEVERAGE AND ENTERTAINMENT (CATERING) AWARDS

    1. Restaurant Grade 1 – Azmera Restaurant
    1. Restaurant Grade 2 – The Buka Restaurant Ltd
    1. Restaurant Grade 3 – Madela Restaurant, Sunyani
    1. Fast Food of the Year – Papaye Fast Foods Ltd.
    1. Night Club of the Year – Plot 7 Night Club, Osu
    1. Traditional Caterer (Chop Bar) of the Year – Bush Kanteen Shiashie,
    1. Drinking Bar of the Year – The Treasures Pub, Agbogba

     

    TRAVEL SERVICES AWARDS

    1. Airline of the Year – South African Airways
    2. Tour Operator of the Year – Landtours Ghana
    3. Travel Agency of the Year – Satguru Travels Ghana Ltd
    4. Car Rental Service of the Year – Atlas Rent A Car
    5. Visitor Attraction of the Year – Kakum National Park Ghana

     

    MEDIA AWARD WINNERS

    1. Tourism Writer of the Year – Kofi Akpabli
    2. Tourism Oriented Media TV – TV3 Media,
    3. Tourism Oriented Media (Radio)- Citi 97.3 FM
    4. Tourism Oriented Media (Print)- The Mirror
    5. Tourism Oriented Media (Online) – Voyages AFRIQ MEDIA
    6. Tourism Programme of the Year – Our Heritage by UTV Ghana

     

    HONORARY AWARDS

    1. Edwin Owusu-Mensah – (Fmr Dir. Ministry of Tourism, Arts And Culture, Former Dep. Exec. Dir. Ghana Tourism Authority)
    2. Stella W. Appenteng – (CEO – Apstar Tours Ltd)
    3. Kwame Ofosu Bamfo (MD – Alisa Hotel)
    4. Sajid Ali Kahn – (GM – Tang Palace Hotel,Accra,Ghana)
    5. Erieca Bennett – (Head of Mission, Missions Forum: Africa Diaspora Missions Network)
    6. Mark Williams – (CEO – Ashanti African Tours Ltd)

     

    2018 AWARD WINNERS

    ACCOMMODATION – STAR RATING

    1. 5 Star Hotel of the Year
    • KEMPINSKI HOTEL GOLD COAST CITY- RIDGE-ACCRA
    1. 4 Star Hotel of the Year
    • TANG PALACE – ACCRA
    1. 3 Star Hotel of the Year
    • AQUA SAFARI RESORT – ADA
    1. 2 Star Hotel of the Year
    • ZAINA LODGE – MOLE
    1. 1 Star Hotel of the Year
    • GREEN OAK HOTEL – OSU

     

     

    About The Awards

    The National Tourism Awards was instituted by the Ghana Tourism Authority in 1997 to reward excellent performance in the tourism sector.

    It is one of the flagship events of the GTA and it sets the tone for high standards in service delivery among practitioners in the tourism sector.

    Awards, including honorary awards are presented to practitioners, individuals and organisations who have made immense contributions to the growth and development of Ghana’s tourism industry.

    The awards usually attract high-profile personalities in government, business, politics, academia and practitioners within the tourism industry.

     

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