Chief Executive Officer of a leading tourism company, Sunseekers Tours, Mr. Kwame Ansong has shared the various challenges that world events presented him within the tourism industry which could have made him abandon his passion for tourism.
Narrating how these challenges approached one after the other, he told Rev. Erskine on the Y Leaderboard Series, “I have had a lot of challenges. It started with the September 11th incidence in 2001.
I finished school in 1994 and within four and a half years, my dad was ill for about nine months and passed after that. So I was just stabilizing myself and then the September 11th incidence hit. That totally changed everything. So we had to navigate. There were a lot of travel and tour companies that went out of business . We stabilized and things got better. Then, there was a financial meltdown and then we had to go back to the basics”.
Kwame Ansong, disclosed however, that this did not dampen his spirit for the industry.
“In all these adversities, there were silver linings in every cloud and we used that to reinvent ourselves and come up with new ways.
Ebola hit next and just when we thought things could not get any worse, COVID-19 sprouted out of nowhere.
“COVID-19 has been the worst. I think if you have been able to survive some of these challenges, you tend to have thicker skin than the average person so it’s just the passion that keeps you going. If it is the money, I won’t be in tourism”, he added.
Enduring all the challenges presented, Mr. Kwame Ansong has achieved a great feat by steering affairs to position Sunseekers Tours as one of the leading tour operators in the country.
By: Alberta Dorcas N D Armah