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Government to build commercial tourist airports – MP

Mr Kobby Okyere Darko-Mensah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Takoradi, has said government intends to build more airports in the Western and Central Regions. The move, he said, forms part of measures to create an enabling environment for tourism and business to thrive. Mr Darko-Mensah, who doubles as the …

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Major progress made on airport projects – Minister

Mrs Cecilia Dapaah, the Minister of Aviation, has said significant progress had been made on major airport projects across the country, including 87 per cent completion of the Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).    She assured the airline operators, stakeholders and the travelling public of the Ministry’s …

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Aviation Ministry to help AWA meet increasing demand

Mrs Cecilia Dapaah, the Minister of Aviation, said the Ministry was doing all it could to support Africa World Airlines (AWA) to meet increased domestic demand.     AWA currently has to serve the entire domestic air transport market due to the suspension of Starbow flights.     Mrs Dapaah said while …

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Committee of Experts to promote medical tourism inaugurated

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) Council, on Tuesday inaugurated a five-member Committee of Experts to promote medical tourism to enhance healthcare delivery in the country. Medical tourism primarily involves the travelling of people to other countries for the purpose of obtaining quality medical care. It has been envisaged that the …

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Commercial airlines around the world made estimated $34.5b profit in 2017

Commercial airlines operating around the world have made an estimated net profit of $34.5 billion as global passenger traffic results show demand for air travel has risen. In 2016 the industry made net profit of $35.3 billion and $38.4 billion is forecast for 2018. While African airlines made net profit …

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Namibian Ambassador solicits support for Air Namibia re-entry

The Namibian Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Charles B. Yosob, has entreated Ghana’s Minister of Aviation to lend her full support to the re-entry of Air Namibia to the Ghanaian aviation industry.      He said processes are far advanced for Air Namibia’s re-entry, with the airline scheduled to re-launch on March …

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Over GH¢39m collected under Tourism Development Levy – Agyeman

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has collected over GH¢39 million under the Tourism Development Levy within the past six years, Mr Akwasi Agyeman, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the GTA, has disclosed. He said the Authority had invested about GH¢18 million of the amount into an investment product, while …

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Ghana to construct iconic tower in Tema – Minister

Ghana would soon construct an iconic tower at the Centre of the World in Tema in the Greater Accra Region as a way of attracting tourists to the country and rake-in more revenue for the State. The iconic tower would uniquely identify Ghana, which would be similar to that of …

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Tourism Ministry outlines plans for $50m World Bank grant

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, on Monday, outlined various programmes and activities, which the $50 million World Bank grant would be used for. Addressing the media at the Meet-the-Press Series in Accra, Madam Catherine Ablema Afeku, the Sector Minister, said the grant was given under the Ghana …

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