Cape360, operators of portal has been awarded the Tourism Oriented Media of the Year at the just ended 2018 Central Region Tourism Awards.

Ran by teacher and blogger Ekow Simpson, Cape360 has been actively promoting Central region’s tourism on the online portal and his various social media handles. Ekow was last year appointed by the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly as Sanitation and Tourism Ambassador.


Ekow Simpson PHOTO: Senza

The 2018 Central Region Tourism Awards which was organised by the Central Regional Office of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) came off on Friday, 22nd February, 2019 at Manna Heights Hotel in Mankessim.

The event saw deserving individuals, institutions and organizations awarded for their promotion of tourism in the Central region in the year under review.

Golden Hill Parker Hotel, Manna Heights Hotel and Ridge Royal Hotel were awarded the Best 1 Star, 2 Star and 3 Star Hotels respectively while Kokodo Guest House and Genevieva Lodge respectively grab the Best Guest Hotel and Budget Hotel awards.


White Sands Beach Resort & Spa at Gomoa Fetteh was also honoured for Consistent Payment of Tourism Levy.

See full list of the award winners:

Restaurant of the Year, Grade 2 – Run off Restaurant, Winneba

Restaurant of the Year, Grade 3 – Solace Restaurant, Cape Coast


Drinking Bar of the Year – Sahara Pub, Cape Coast

Chop bar of the Year – Mawusi Catering Services, Agona Swedru

Consistent Payment of tourism levy of the year – White Sands Beach Resort & Spa,Gomoa Fetteh

3-Star hotel of the Year – Ridge Royal Hotel, Cape Coast

2-Star hotel of the Year – Manna Heights Hotel, Mankessim

1-Star hotel of the Year – Golden Hill Parker Hotel, Bantama -Elmina

Guest Hotel of the Year – Kokodo Guest House, Cape Coast

Budget Hotel of the Year – Genevieva Lodge, Agona Swedru

Tourism Oriented Media of the Year – Cape360 Online Portal

Visitor Attraction of the Year – Kakum National Park

Site Guide Operator of the Year – Stephen Apana Adongo

Tour Guide Operator of the Year – Isaac Kofi Mensah (Ashanti African Tours)

Tour Operator of the Year – Ashanti African Tours

Car Rental Services of the Year – Geomens Car Rental


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