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Ministry of Tourism to launch Ghana Carnival and Homofest

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) in collaboration with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), and other Stakeholders, would on Friday April 20 launch the 4th Edition of Ghana Carnival and Homofest 2018, in Accra. In a release issued to the Ghana News Agency, it said Homowo is a …

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Tourism Ministry to digitise collection of fees at tourist sites

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MoTAC) has hinted of its readiness to digitise the collection and administration of fees at tourist sites and national monuments to effectively rake in the needed revenues. Mrs Catherine Afeku, the sector Minister, said that had become necessary to reduce the systemic corruption …

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Kempinski Hotel adjudged five-star hotel of the year 2017

Kempinski Hotel has been adjudged the Five-Star Hotel of the Year 2017 at the 13th Edition of the National Tourism Awards. The Four-Star Award went to Tang Palace Hotel, while Acqua Safari Resort received the Three-Star Hotel of the Year. Zaina Lodge was adjudged the Two-Star Hotel of the Year …

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Minister inaugurates Kotoka International Airport biometric e-Gates

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, has inaugurated seven biometric e-Gates at the International Arrival Hall of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). Two other e-Gates are being installed at the Departure Hall, while in the near future others would be installed at the new Terminal Three after Airport construction …

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ECOWAS urged to promote tourist destinations in region

Mr Akwesi Agyemang, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, has underscored the importance of countries in West African to collaborate as one regional block to market their tourism destinations. He said: “looking at global trends, it is imperative that we as West Africans find a way to deepen …

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Effutu launches 2018 Aboakyer festival

The Chiefs and People of Effutu Traditional Council have launched their 2018 Aboakyer festival to Mobilize funds to construct a new palace for the paramountcy. The festival with the theme: “Sourcing funding for a key project and initiating a revival of our ancient Asafo cultural practices,” will commence on Friday …

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Airstrip to be constructed in Yendi – Aviation Ministry

An airstrip is to be constructed in Yendi, Deputy Aviation Minister Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, has announced. He added that a four-acre stretch of land for the project had already been secured. He indicated that it would come in handy during emergency situations. The Deputy Minister at the weekend led officials …

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GTA assures of holidaymakers of wonderful paragliding experience

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), Mr. Akwasi Agyeman, has assured holidaymakers, who would make it to the Kwahu Easter Paragliding festival of a wonderful experience. This follow the upgrade of facilities at facilities – the takeoff point to now accommodate three to four people …

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Ghana Tourism Authority to create web portal to market destinations

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has initiated moves to create a web portal to effectively market the nation’s tourism destinations to the outside world. Mr. Akwasi Agyemang, the Chief Executive Officer, said the goal was to substantially increase foreign tourist arrivals to those sites. He said this in an address …

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South Africa leads continent to target slice of estimated $1.2 trillion global MICE market

The value of the global Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition market is estimated to reach $1.2 trillion by 2023. The industry was valued at $752 billion in 2016, and South Africa is moving to get other African countries to join it in taking a slice of this market. As a …

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