For the past 5 weeks, it’s all been about ‘Getting to know GHATOF’; what the association stands for and who make up her membership. So far, you have been introduced to associations related to transportation and agencies to help, and associations with their core business as ‘places to spend the night’ (lodging/accommodation), associations of food and beverage businesses and what I referred to last week as ‘educational tourism, domestic tourism and youth clubs’
This week, I have labeled this category of GHATOF members I am presenting as “Supporting Those Who Serve”. Reading about them, I realize each organization has identified herself with unique roles towards supporting the industry. This ranges from promoting customer excellence, to supporting career development and gender balance in all areas of the hospitality and tourism industry, to promoting activities to enhance events and last but not the least, promoting the industry as a whole through professional reporting.
Following my interactions with member associations so far, I am beginning to consider what GHATOF would be like to flip the umbrella culture concept with which she operates to a mixing bowl culture, a thought-provoking concept for all.
Do read through the descriptions of these associations “Supporting Those Who Serve” and visit their sites.
Riddles often make us laugh, relaxing the brain and body, helping us to release stress. Try your hand at these below.
- It keeps on setting off, but it never arrives. What is it?
- John had 200k, Mary has 5k and Mark will have 500k. Who has the most amount of money?
- Jimmy’s mother had many children. The first was called April, the second was called May. What was the name of the other?
- A giraffe has 2 eyes, a monkey has 2 eyes, an elephant has 2 eyes; how many eyes do we have?
- If I have 7 candles lit and 2 go out, how many candles do I have left?
- What table can we eat?
Visit their sites to learn more about them.
|Logo/Web Link||Name of Association||Description||Membership Who may Join?||Contact Name||Contact References|
|Service Excellence Foundation||A non-Profit registered organization established in Ghana. Objective: develop, support and promote national customer service excellence through research, advocacy, and human resource training within the tourism sector of Ghana||Membership is generally opened to customer service training consultants and CX advocates in the tourism and hospitality sector||Mr. Caleb Kofie (Executive Director)||Tel: 0248093798/0542453624 Email: [email protected]|
|Website: www.ellavenconsult.com||Ellaven Consult/ Hospitality Women Network||We stand to inspire, support and foster the career development of women in the Hospitality Industry; in the hope to foster better gender balance across all facets of the hospitality industry||Hospitality Professionals, Women Restaurateurs, Hoteliers, etc. Women in any department of the industry (Front Desk, Housekeeping, F&B, Food Service/Culinary Professionals, etc.) Tourism/Hospitality Students||Mad. Edith Pinamang||Phone: +233 20 705 3096 Email: [email protected] Facebook: Ellaven Consult LinkedIn: Ellaven Consult Instagram: Ellavenleadhospitality|
|Website: www.evag.org||Events Vendors Association Of Ghana||An umbrella body for all Individuals in the event industry, With Appropriate Legal And Ethical Methods In Resolving Issues, Negotiating On Behalf Of Members And Promoting Activities Of The Events Industry.||Open to all vendors & suppliers engaged in event management. Includes event planners, decorators, coordinators, rental services, caterers, Bakers, MCs, Disc-Jockeys, graphics, photo and video graphics designers, makeup artists, hair stylists etc.||Mrs. Kate Hassan||Email: [email protected] Phone: +233 244 73 53 51|
|Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG)|
|This is a non-profit association of Ghanaian arts writers/journalists and media workers. It seeks to promote arts, tourism and culture reporting in Ghana while developing the professional capacity of its members |
|Ghanaian arts writers/journalists and media workers. _________________________________________________________||Mr. William Asiedu,||Albert Asiedu 024 277 8469|
Note: Where organizations could not be reached to verify information gathered, the writer relied on the sources (links) indicated below. All other information were received directly from the respective associations named above.
1. It keeps on setting off, but it never arrives. What is it? THE SUN
2. John had 200k, Mary has 5k and Mark will have 500k. Who has the most amount of money? MARY! John ‘had’ 200k but is past tense. Mark ‘will’ have 500k but does not currently have it. Note the question asks who ‘has’ the most amount of money.
3. Jimmy’s mother had many children. The first was called April, the second was called May. What was the name of the other? JIMMY!
4. A giraffe has 2 eyes, a monkey has 2 eyes, an elephant has 2 eyes; how many eyes do we have? TWO!
5. If I have 7 candles lit and 2 go out, how many candles do I have left? SEVEN!
6. What table can we eat? VEG-TABLE