VoyagesAfriq (VA) was the recipient of the “Tourism Oriented Media of the Year (Online)” at Ghana’s 2019 National Tourism Awards which took place last Friday, 6 November, 2020 at the National Theatre in Accra. This makes it two in a row for VA as it took the award last year.
The media outlet’s Content Editor and Writer, Samuel Obeng Appah also notched up the coveted “Tourism Writer of the Year” award.
The latest accolade comes on the heels of the Most Outstanding Tourism Media and Marketing in Africa award which VA won at the 2020 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards last October in Rwanda.
A citation accompanying the award and presented by the Ghana Tourism Authority, organisers of the event praised VA’s zeal and passion for reporting on tourism, educating, informing and marketing tourism and related activities and products through its various media.
“Your reportage on tourism goes beyond the boundaries and shores of Ghana, and this has marketed Ghana both domestically and internationally as a preferred tourist destination,” part of the citation read.
It also lauded VA for playing an instrumental role in “promulgating the Year of Return campaign to its global audience through the flagship VoyagesAfriq Travel Magazine and their numerous digital platforms.”
Samuel Obeng Appah was applauded for his writing style which “shows your deep insights and understanding of our domestic tourism landscape which is brought to bear in your stories.”
“Your articles stirred up conversations amongst practitioners and readers that helped change mindsets and affect policy directives,” his citation mentioned.
In consistent with promoting Ghana and Africa’s tourism to their citizens, VoyagesAfriq continues to churn out innovative products in disseminating information and remaining relevant to the wider tourism agenda.
In the wake of the global Coronavirus pandemic, VoyagesAfriq birthed the “VA Tourism Podcast” and the “Tourism News Wrap” to engage stakeholders on pertinent industry conversations and keep audience informed on key happenings in the sector.