Entertainment of 2014-01-30

Priscilla preaches domestic tourism

Miss Tourism Ghana 2011, Miss Priscilla Asare has repeated her commitment to help increase awareness about Ghana’s tourism offering especially among the youth.

The 2011 tourism queen said that she has found the lack of knowledge about the country’s tourism potential in our schools particularly inadequate. “Tourism in the country gains little attention”, she said.

She attributed this to “few advocacy and knowledge of our tourist sites, people and culture by (Ghanaians). From research, 63% of the affluent youth of Ghana between the ages of 13 to 35-years have little or no interest in tourism”.

Miss Asare was speaking at a forum organised by Konekt Foundation at Anns International School at Kaneshie, Accra, on the theme: “Knowledge on Tourism, People and Culture Equals National Development” which was geared towards encouraging students to know about and take part in domestic tourism.

“This has been my dream since I won Miss Tourism Ghana 2011 and I intend to achieve this dream by educating students; going round schools with a competent team to educate and create increasing awareness on tourism topics through a mechanism called Touritainment, she said.

The Konekt Foundation’s concentration is on the first and second cycle institutions and the main objective of this project is to help equip students with skills and knowledge of tourism, people and culture.

Besides winning the Miss Tourism 2011 title, Miss Asare has also been Miss Odwira Adukrom (2007-2009), Miss Eastern Region (2009-2010), Miss Personality of Miss Ghana (2009-2010), Miss Tourism Ghana (2011) and was the Women’s Commissioner for Ghana Union of Professional Students (GUPS-2011). Attaining these laurels paved way for her to host some seasoned TV programs such as 4syte TV on TV3 and Kasahare on Net2 TV respectively.