Ever since he mounted the stage in 1992, his wealth of knowledge in the region and his ability to affect ground arrangements and negotiate interesting activities for visitors has earned him tremendous admiration from the largest tour houses in Ghana.
As a great storyteller, he often does storytelling for tourist groups to entertain them. He has to his credit a book (FOLKTALES FROM ASHANTI Vol 1) which is sold in most of the tourist centers across the country.
In recognition of his consistency in delivery and bi-lingual skills, he has won 2 awards, the best tour guide of the year in 1998 and 2008 respectively in the Ashanti region (Forest Zone). The Agency arranges traditional naming ceremonies, homestays, traditional marriages ceremony, safaris, and cultural tours among others throughout the country and even to neighboring countries such as Togo and Benin.
Sheri Stanford is a 25-year tourism industry veteran with a range of experience in travel planning, consulting, and research. The bulk of her expertise is creating, coordinating, and escorting international tours.
However, Sheri’s hands-on work in tourism planning and research has honed an astute grasp of sustainable tourism strategies, especially in the areas of quality and standards in hospitality services and forming destination partnerships that allow all stakeholders to preserve and simultaneously promote tourism assets.
She’s done consulting work with clients such as the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area, Grounds for Sculpture, and the Trenton Downtown Association. She also worked for the Belize Tourism Board as part of a consulting team contracted to create strategies to increase tourist and economic impact in the country’s emerging destinations.
Other projects include conceptualizing and developing post-secondary study abroad programs and curricula. One project was two faculty-led study abroad programs to Ghana through Brookdale Community College’s International Center. It was the College’s first West African program and the first to integrate volunteerism within the host community. The trip was so impactful that she has led numerous Sankofa infinity group tours to Ghana. Sheri also plans and leads tours for various affinity groups and develops travel fundraisers for nonprofits
Sheri’s focus is travel justice, and she is incredibly passionate about creating travel experiences that benefit the host community socially, environmentally, and economically.
Sheri holds a Master of Tourism of Administration with a concentration in Sustainable Destination Management from the George Washington University School of Business.