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2020

Kempinski, Azmera, Land Tours & Tang Palace retain titles at National Tourism Award

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November 6, 2020, Accra

Several tourism industry players were awarded at the 13th National Tourism Awards held on Friday November 6, 2020 at the National Theatre.

It was a night that celebrated personaliites who have contributed to or excelled in the tourism industry in the year 2019.

This year’s celebration which was under the theme: ‘Growing Tourism Beyond The Return, COVID-19’, saw several awardees and individual from across the country troup to the National Theatre in their beautiful Ghanaian apperals.

Kempinski Hotel (Gold Coast City) emerged the 2019 5-Star Hotel of the Year for the 2nd year running while Tang Palace Hotel also emerged the 4-Star Hotel of the year also for the second consecutive year.

The National Theatre the venue for the event was replete in depiction of various tourism products in the country. The entrance was set to depict the entrance of the famouns Larabanga Mosque. Within the foyer of the National Theatre was a miniature walkway depicting the Kakum canopy walkway. There were crocodiles also depicting the Paga Crocodile pond and Hans cottage friendly crocodiles.

 

Serving as backdrop backdrop for the beautiful performances and presentations was a presentation of the Kwame Nkrumah memorial park which to complete the warm and welcoming tourism environment of the night.

The event was chaired by Daasebre Anyimadu Katamanto II, Kwabenghene / Okyeman Gyaasehene who called for the re-introduction of local foods like Apapransa in the menu of restaurants and hotel sto boost domestic tourism.

 

Hon. Akosua Frema Osei opare, Chief of Staff who was the Guest of honour and keynote speaker lauded the efforts of the tourism Ministry and the Ghana Tourism Authority in the fight agaist corona and efforts to revive the industry. She pledged governments continuous effort to support the industry.

Addressing the audience the sector Minister outlined the several steps taken by the Ministry to suopport the tourism industry which was most hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. She expressed hope of the sector bouncing back due to its great potential and capability in revitalising economic growth in Ghana.

On his part, CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), organisers of the event, urged industry players to join GTA to pull resources together to help revampt and develop the industry beyond COVID-19.

 

Culture, warmth and rhythm was at play all night and was lazed with beautiful stage performances by Foster Romanos, a Comedian and the reggae dance hall king Samini who treated the audience to great dance tunes from his repertoire.

 

Popular communication experts and media personality George Quaye, more popularly known as Aboagye of Taxi Driver fame was the MC for the day.

 

Below is a full list of awards 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

 

Land Tours won Tour Company for 3rd consecutive time

 

 

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

 

Diaspora Affairs Office (OOP) was awarded for contribution to Year of Return

 

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

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