ADA TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS ASSOCIATION
Ada Tourism Stakeholders Association is an organization associated to the District Assembly for tourism development and marketing of the district. It operates the Tourist Information Office. Services offered:
- Ecotourism and agrotourism
- Accommodation reservation
- Program/event organizing, tour guiding
- Volunteer placement services
- Information services
- Desktop publishing etc
The Tourist Information Center can give you any information on the district that you desire. From booking your accommodation and tours and giving advice on how to spend your time in the area to arranging special activities like taking part in traditional ceremonies, funerals or handicraft workshops.
At the moment the office it is closed, but you can call us!
Some things just become a real experience if you have a local at your side giving you insight about the places you visit. For this, the district has trained more than 20 tour guides that are happy to show you their district and its attractions. Just ask at the Tourist Information Center for a guide.
Safe transport on our trips is top priority both on land and on water in our region.
Our specially trained boaters are locals with many years experience in operating traditional paddle canoes and speed boats of different sizes.
Check from the Tourist Office which ensures you are given best boat and a professional operator.
The Association is dedicated to the local hotel business and tourism in east Ghana´s Ada Foah. It is a member of Ada Tourism Stakeholders Association.
Membership of the Ada Hotels Association is made up of hotels, motels and guest houses that have been certified and licensed by the Ghana Tourist Board to offer accommodation, catering and other tourism services in Ghana.
Holding strong to our tradition and culture is a good thing. Our identity is expressed in many ways such us our foods, dressings, languages, music and dance among many many others. The culture troupe is ever ready to take you through typical cultural performances that originate from Ada .
SOUVENIRS & VEGETABLE GROWERS
A land blessed by nature where farmers crop on white sand with application of organic manure and dug-well irrigation systems at the beach, while others farm at the river banks and on the islands to produce abundant vegetables and sugar cane for local gin production just to ensure you get fresh tast of our foods and drinks that make you need to come again and again .
We rejuvenate you and help you take away stress to become more productive by offering you entertainment, educational and health tours in Ada and beyond. We are groups of custormer-centre and environmentally friendly travel and ecotourism agencies that provide value added tailor made services and products to our visitors and give back to our communities through projects.
The Ada Tourism Stakeholders Association was borned out of shared interest and realization that one individual player in the local tourism industry could not surmount challenges such as poor sanitation, high employment turnover and poor service delivery confronting the industry in Ada. Similarly, it was difficult for the individuals to make significant impact over the years in marketing Ada as unique tourism destination to attract a fair share of tourists who visit Ghana. The desire of some individuals and groups to see change, sparked a flame of union in January 2012 between the local tourism industry players – some of which have already formed groups such as boat operators, hotels/guesthouse operators, tour guides, and so on.
The union grew in numbers and was strengthened with a support from the “COAST Project” – a GEF funded project in an implenemtation structure which brought together UNWTO, UNIDO, UNEP and the coutry partners – MESTI and MOTCCA to build the capacity of the stakeholders and donated equipments to support promotion of ecotourism in Ada. The association also received blessings from the local assembly – including alocation of a common office space from where all activities are coordinated and promoted.
The association has therefore become a special purpose vehicle innovated to drive the industry forward with following corporate mission, vision and values.
We exist as a community based association to coordinate, develop and promote sustainable tourism business units and practices, to enhance value for money experience to all visitors, to create job for community youth, and conserve nature and culture through effective leadership, professionalism and innovative product and service offering.
To make Ada the first choice destination – in stakeholders satisfaction, innovative and excellent experience to all visitors and in conserving nature and culture – of the local tourism industries of the sub region.
Customer and employee satisfaction and retention, Transparency and Accountability, Responsiveness and Respect for our environment.