Somehow the set of associations I am introducing this week don’t have much issues with taxes, fees and policies as with the travel related, accommodation/lodging and food and beverage associations featured in the previous weeks. However they are appropriately nestled under GHATOF and need her voice! Who are they?
I see at least three factors common to them; educational tourism, domestic tourism and youth. I also see them as clubs and not trade associations (your opinions may differ).
Travel and see…is an adage we all know; it opens the mind and gets people to develop in human values, personal experiences and emotions. Engaging ‘kids’ in tourism activities is laudable but needs to be done right. I remember the horrors parents faced when school excursions turned sour. Are you eager to find out who makes up this group? Try your hand at these short riddles first!
- What word starts with `e` ends with `e` and only has one letter in it?
- You can see me in water, but I never get wet. What am I?
- The more of them you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
- What letter of the alphabet has the most water?
- What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?
|Logo/Web Link||Name of Association||Description||Membership Who can Join?||Contact Name||Contact References|
|TOURISM SOCIETY OF GHANA (TOSOGHA||The association is focused on advocating domestic tourism in all schools from basic to tertiary and in all communities in Ghana.||Institutions, Keep fit clubs, schools, corporate bodies, hospitality firms, cultural groups & individuals (Young and old, local or international).||Mr Joseph Amartey , Executive Director||Benjamin Quarshie (National Secretary) WhatsApp: +233276886384 Phone: +233552316957 Email: [email protected] Twitter: https://twitter.com/benjiquarshie?s=09|
|GHANA ASSOCIATION OF TOURISM STUDENTS||A national body of students of tourism, hospitality & related fields in tertiary institutions in Ghana. Aims at helping to sustain tourism development from students’ perspective.||Automatic membership to students of tourism related fields. Other students with shared interest may join.||The President- 0545774501||THE Executive Secretary- 0558167093 Contacts(phone/email/ active social media platform) EMAIL: [email protected]|
|TOURISM AID, GHANA||A non-profitable and youth-based tourism organization which aims to innovatively and sustainably promote tourism in Ghana.||Youth enlightened to the exploitation benefits of tourism development|
|Mr. Michael Appiah Board Chair||[email protected] Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tourismaidghana2020|
|Pending||KIDS IN TOURISM(KIT)||A non-governmental organization that is aimed at promoting culture and tourism among school kids of ages 6 and 14 in Ghana.|
|Pending||Nana Akua Afriyie Chief Executive Officer||Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kidsintourismgh/ Email http://www.kidsintourismgh.com/ Tel. 024 446 9446|
Note: Where organizations could not be reached to verify information gathered, the writer relied on the sources (links) indicated below.
Tourism Aid, Ghana – Website and Facebook
Kids in Tourism – Website and Facebook
All other information were received directly from the respective associations named above.
- What word starts with `e` ends with `e` and only has one letter in it? ENVELOPE
- You can see me in water, but I never get wet. What am I? REFLECTION
- The more of them you take, the more you leave behind. What am I? FOOTSTEPS
- What letter of the alphabet has the most water? C
- What belongs to you but others use it more than you do? YOUR NAME