- Smile and be cheerful and polite when dealing with them.. remember Ghana is known as a warm hospitable country.
- Don’t call them Obroni- they consider it offensive.
- Avoid speaking your local dialect when serving them or in their presence- they might think you are gossiping about them or insulting them.
- Be as honest and transparent as possible- this builds confidence and trust in you as a business.
- As much as you can address them as politely as you can. This makes them feel welcome. You may even call them ‘my brother or my sister’.
- Don’t be offended if they use their left hand in giving you money…. they don’t mean to be disrespectful. In their culture, it is normal.
- Don’t take advantage of your friendship with the visitors to harass them for money, email addresses, gifts etc.
- See yourself as part of the destination and encourage visitors to undertake more activities and spend longer days.
- Report any tourist breaking the law to the police-visitors have to be law abiding.
- Keep your surroundings clean, secure, safe and hygienic.
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