Director of News at GCGL, Mrs Mavis Kitcher (extreme right) and Hadiza Nuhhu Billa Quansah from The Mirror receiving the award on behalf of The Mirror
organisations and 10 individuals including The Mirror newspaper, were honoured at the 2018 National Tourism Awards event for promoting tourism in Ghana .
It also picked the same award in 2017.
In one of the citations, the newspaper is acknowledged thus: “The Mirror, a
A columnist of the paper,
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Reason for awards
The event, instituted by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) was on the theme “Celebrating Our Heritage.” It was held at the Ghana Trade Fair Center, La in Accra last Friday.
Already, regional awards had been held last month by the various regional offices of the authority to award deserving tourism establishments and personalities.
Other award categories were 5-Star Hotel of the Year, Movenpick Ambassador Hotel; 4-Star Hotel of the Year, Tang Palace Hotel; 3-Star Hotel of the Year, Holiday Inn Hotel; 2-Star Hotel of the Year, Ibis Style Accra; and 1-Star Hotel of the Year, Coconut Grove Sakumono Hotel.
Bush Canteen at Shiahsie in Accra picked the Traditional Caterer of the Year, while Papaye Fastfood Company Limited and Eusbett Hotel in Sunyani were specially awarded for their consistent payment of tourism levy.
The South African Airline picked home the Tourism Oriented Airline of the Year, Kakum National Park was
The President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, was the Guest of Honour, but the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, represented him.
Other dignitaries who graced the occasion were the Minister Designate for Tourism, Culture
In his address, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) GTA,
“As an authority, we have begun processes of automating all our operations to be a world-class destination across the globe,” he said.
He also indicated that some infrastructure such as roads leading to tourist sites had been given on contract to give
“We are hopeful that the initiatives and plans put in place by the authority will lead to