Tour Operators Launch Newsletter

Alisa Osei-Asamoah receiving a citation from Mark Okraku Mantey
The Tour Operators Union of Ghana (TOUGHA), has launched the maiden edition of its 44-page newsletter at a colouful ceremony held at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.

The 44-page newsletter is awash with information on the activities of TOUGHA, including tours to sites and destinations and donations to selected orphanages in various parts of the country.

Several articles, including one by TOUGHA President, Mrs. Alisa Osei-Asamoah on domestic tourism is also featured. Also contained in the newsletter are pages where almost all members of TOUGHA and their contact information can be found.

Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku Mantey launched the newsletter on behalf of the sector minister Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal at the ceremony.

The launch ceremony was attended by personalities in the tourism sector as well as Maawerehene, Baffuor Brantuo VI who represented the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu ll, the President of the Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF), Madam Bella Ahu and the executives of GHATOF.

At the launch of the newsletter, founding members of TOUGHA were presented with citations of honour for their pioneering role in establishing the union.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal and Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), Akwasi Agyeman were also presented with citations for constantly supporting TOUGHA’s activities and Ghana’s tourism.

Speaking at the launch, Mark Okraku Mantey said the ministry would continue to partner and work with the union to achieve the goals of building a robust tourism sector for the country.

On her part, Mrs. Alisa Osei-Asamoah said the newsletter seeks to offer a credible and authoritative medium for disseminating critical industry information, analysis of sector trends, and among others, offer alternatives to policy initiatives and inspire right partnerships and penetration into unexplored products of the country’s tourism sector.