Ace Broadcaster and tourism connoisseur, Gilbert ‘Abeiku Santana’ Aggrey will in May this year receive an award for being among Tourism Top Personalities in West Africa.
The Award is put together by the ATQ News and the Balafon Awards West Africa Committee of Experts to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves and through their efforts or that of their organizations have impacted positively on the travel and tourism sector across the West Africa sub region whose efforts has stimulated and helped achieve their individual country’s tourism goals and forging interactions among stake holders and customers across the region.
A statement by the organizers read: ‘’ On Behalf of the Balafon Awards West Africa Committee of Experts in partnership with the Board of ATQNews,we wish to inform you that you have been chosen on the list of Top 100 Tourism Personalities in West Africa 2017’’
Abeiku Santana continues to demonstrate his enthusiasm and passion for the industry through advocacy and campaign for aggressive marketing of tourist sites. He has worked with other countries in this regard, notably, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
His impressive work for industry earned him a Tourism Ambassador appointment by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Abeiku currently operates a tourism and destination management company, Kaya Tours and has recently launched the ‘’Njoy Ghana Tours’’ initiative to drive domestic tourism. He graduated from the University of Cape Coast with an Executive Master’s Degree in Tourism Management a few weeks ago
Tourism Top 100 Personalities in West Africa is the gathering of ‘’ Who is who’’ in the travel and tourism industry in West Africa. The compilation will be launched on the 26th May 2017 at the 3rd Accra Weizor the ECOWAS region tourism fair, at the La Palm Royal Beach Resort.