Mr Gideon Aryeequaye, Acting Executive Director of the Ghana Tourism Authorithy, has disclosed the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has recognised the need for capacity building within the industry to ensure there is continuous quality services and has thus organised the first nationwide training in the hospitality industry. He said the training covered areas such as front desk management, food and beverage, house-keeping services among others.
He added that the Ministry is doing this in collaboration with the Ghana Tourism Federation to ensure staff employed within the sector are properly trained to meet accepted industry standards.
He made this revelation when the Labadi Beach Hotel climaxed its silver jubilee celebration with an anniversary cocktail dinner celebration last Friday.
The glamorous affair was attended by top management, staff, board of directors and invited guests which included Mr Aryeequaye who represented the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.
Mr Aryeequaye praised Labadi Beach Hotel for setting the pace in the hospitality sector and commended them for the milestone they have chalked.
He said government with the approval of cabinet would soon be embarking on the Marine Tourism Investment Development project to transform 200 acres of beach stretching from the Osu Christianborg Castle beach front to the Baiden Powell into a state of the art tourism and hospitality enclave.
“When completed, the project will transform the entire coastline from Osu to down-town Accra into a tourist resort with facilities such as hotels, casinos, shopping malls, office complex, theme parks in addition to positioning the community as an attractive destination for tourism and job creation, he said.
On his part, Mr Michael Rathgeb, General Manager of the hotel attributed the hotel’s continued success to effective teamwork by management and staff.
He said the staff has shown a great sense of commitment and dedication over the years which have proven to yield very impressive result.