Shikinah Glory Hotel CEO is 2018 Volta Tourism Personality

Ho- Mr Maxwell Amekpor, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Shekinah Glory Hotel at Sogakope in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region, has been adjudged the 2018 Tourism Personality for region.

The entrepreneur was honoured for his leadership role and commitment to the development and promotion of tourism in the region.

He was celebrated at this year’s Regional Tourism Awards with some 30 other players and stakeholders in the sector.

Other winners were: Mr Mitch Kobla Woolams, Proprietor of Aborigines Resort at Keta, Best Tourism Promoter for 2018.

Travellers Inn at Dzodze in the Ketu North Municipality, Best Traditional Establishment with Continental Spot at Akatsi picking the Best Pub in the Akatsi South District.

Jaxn Pub in Peki won the award for Best Drinking Pub in the South Dayi District and Evergreen Spot at Juapong also crowned the Best Drinking Bar in North Tongu.

Club 3T and Humble Pub were awarded Best Pubs in the Keta and Ketu South Municipalities respectively.

Kevi Shiloh in Kete Krachi emerged the Best Hotel in the Krachi West District.

The Crocodile Resort at Ave Dakpa won for the Akatsi North District, the district support for tourism recognition.

Volta Serene Hotel in Ho was crowned Outstanding Promoter of Tourism with the Development Institute, a Non Governmental Organisation, honoured for developing sites in the region.

Mr Harrison Kofi Belle, Editor of the Lake Newspaper, emerged Best Tourism Writer, Volta One TV, the Tourism Oriented Media award, and GEK Media Communications, the Tourism Event Organiser award.

Sogakofe Beach Resort was the “New Commer”of the year, Chances Hotel in Ho, Best Three Star Hotel and Freedom Hotel, Best Two Star.

Agbenorxevi Chop Bar in Ho was also recognised as Traditional Catering Services Provider for 2018, KCS Fast Food as Best Fast Food, CEPS Canteen on the Aflao border, the Grade Three Restaurant, and Gold Finger, in Ho, the Grade Two Restaurant.

The Site Guide for the year went to James-Ocloo Akorli of Fort Prinzenstein in Keta with the Visitor Attraction going to the Afadzato Tagbo Falls in Liati Wote.

Tour Care International based in Hohoe Gbodorme was recognised as Best Tour Operator, whiles the Car Rental Service award went to Home Care Rental in Ho.

The event was graced by a wide array of stakeholders and personalities including Isaac Dogboe, former World Boxing Organization Super Bantam Weight Champion.

Source: Ghana News Agency