VoyagesAfriq CEO & others recognised at National Tourism Awards 2023

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CEO and Publisher of VoyagesAfriq Travel Media, Kojo Bentum-Williams was among distinguished personalities from different spheres of the tourism industry who were recognised at Ghana’s National Tourism Awards 2023 last night at the Accra International Conference Centre.

The awards night was the biggest gathering of the country’s tourism industry stakeholders from both the public and private sectors. The ceremony had an extra feel of glitz and glamour as it coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Ghana Tourism Authority who are the organisers of the award. This year’s awards were solely honorary and non-competitive.
Bentum-Williams was awarded for his active promotion of tourism in the country and across the continent of Africa.

A citation that accompanied the award read: “For many years, you have dedicated your life’s work to tourism. As founder and publisher of VoyagesAfriq Travel Media – arguably Africa’s leading source of tourism news, you have used the platform in telling and highlighting stories that have and continue to shape Ghana’s tourism. Your work as the Senior Expert on Communications in Africa at the World Tourism Organization has seen you deepen engagements between the sector and the world tourism body.

“Not only do you continue to create a vibrant environment for an effective tourism communication, but your passion and work ethic towards achieving industry goals is unmatched. So, for your hardwork and contribution to growth and development in Ghana and across Africa, the Ghana Tourism Authority is proud to present to you, Kojo Bentum-Williams this Honorary Award for Tourism Promotion.”

Other winners on the night were the Tour Operators Union of Ghana – Trade Associations Contribution to Tourism Development, ace musician Okyeame Kwame – Artistic Support to Tourism Industry and Wode Maya – Social Media Marketing, Online Media Presence.

Full list of winners:
Bryan Acheampong – Tourism Investment
Nana Adu Sarkodee Afriyie – Tourism Investment
Frank Nana Buah – Tourism Investment
Zibrim Yamusah – Tourism Investment
Samir Kalmoni – Tourism Development
Wode Maya – Social Media Marketing, Online Media Presence
Kojo Bentum-Williams – Active Promotion of Tourism
Okyeame Kwame – Artistic Support to Tourism Industry
Ibrahim Mahama – Artistic Support to Tourism Industry
Enimil Ashon – Tourism Pomotion
Kwaku Passah – Contribution to Tourism Development
Samuel Afari Dartey – Tourism Innovation & Technology
Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah – Regional Initiative – Contribution to Tourism Development
Nkunu Akyea – Dedication and Long Service
Eric Johnson – Contribution to Tourism Development
Naa Sintaro Iddrisu Mahama – Traditional Ruler – Contribution to Tourism Development
Nana Ama Serwaa Bonsu – Tourism & Cultural Development
Okatakyie Nana Anim – Tourism & Cultural Development
Frank Apeagyei – Contribution to Tourism Development
University of Cape Coast (Dept. of Hospitality & Tourism Management) – Academia- Contribution to Tourism Development
Kwame Akoto-Bamfo – Tourist/Attraction Site Development
Kwaku Darkwah – Dedication and Long Service
Tour Operators Union of Ghana – Trade Associations – Contribution to Tourism Development
Kwame Ofosu Bamfo – Lifetime Award – Contribution to Tourism Development

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