Tourism Safety & Security Initiative is a Ghanaian Tourism Non-Governmental organization and leading member of Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF). TOSS was duly registered in December 2000.
TOSS is an off-shut from Maxpal Intermediaries, an Insurance Brokerage firm, which in collaboration with the Ghana Tourist Board, Vanef Company and the Ghana Tourists Federation organized the first ever workshop on Safety and Security in the country on 30th October, 2008.
This initiative was as a result of an observation on the short fall of international tourists’ arrivals into the country which could be traced to lack of adequate safety and security measures in the industry in Ghana. Participants to this workshop included representatives from the Insurance industry, Banks, the Security agencies, Donor agencies, Diplomatic Corps, relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) in addition to operators in the Tourism industry.
Tourism Safety & Security Initiative (TOSS) will be the leading advocacy and facilitating NGO in Ghana’s Tourism industry with the prime institutional initiative aimed at supporting quality tourism growth through the development of sustainable programs to safeguard, protect and ensure safety of the tourism industry as a whole.
The mission statement of Tourism Safety and Security Initiative (TOSS) is to lead a national crusade to develop sustainable programs, products and take appropriate measures to safeguard, protect and ensure the safety and security of tourists, tourists’ attraction sites and receptive facilities in the growth and development of the tourism industry as a whole.