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Ghana, Spain to partner for aviation sector development

Ms Alicia Rico, the Spanish Ambassador, has assured Ghana of her country’s support to help develop a strong aviation sector here. She said Ghana and Spain had a long-standing bilateral relationship and this would provide an easy path for both countries to work as development partners in the various sectors …

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Authorities respond to story on Takoradi Monkey Hill

Following the publication of a news story by ghanabusinessnews.com on the deteriorating state of the Takoradi Monkey Hill Reserve, state agencies have began moving in to salvage the forest. The said story published on May 19, 2019 under the headline “Ghana’s abandoned Monkey Hill Reserve under threat”, brought to the …

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Marine tourism resources must be put into good shape – Lecturer

Ghana must commit funds towards developing its marine tourism resources, to make them meet global standards, Dr. Gabriel Eshun, Head of Geography and Tourism, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has said. It is estimated that out of the 40 transatlantic slave edifices, Ghana could boast of 29 …

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Decentralize tourism policies – Lecturer

Mr. Victor Anderson Hodibert, Head of Tourism Department at the Takoradi Technical University has called for the decentralisation of policies on tourism to commensurate with the tourism potentials in the various Regions and Districts. He said it was also imperative for the Regions to be empowered to develop their own …

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Ghana wins two ICAO Aviation Safety and Security awards

Ghana has been awarded two International Civil Aviation Organization Council (ICAO) President’s certificates for maintaining one of the highest global aviation safety and security standards. The President of ICAO, Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu, presented the awards to Mr Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation, at the organisation’s 40th Assembly, which is …

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GTA readies for 2019 World Tourism Day and Paragliding Festival

The Ghana Tourism Authority under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is set to hold this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD) from September 25 to 27, 2019 in Kumasi, Ashanti Region. This year’s WTD is on the theme, “Tourism and Jobs, a Better Future for All”. …

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Owners of hospitality facilities urged to submit returns on foreigners

Operators of Hotels, Guest Houses and Hostels in and around Effutu Municipality have been urged to periodically forward returns on foreigners who lodge in their facilities to the Ghana Immigration Service. The directive must be strictly adhered to in accordance with laws and obligations governing the hospitality industry in the …

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North Africa leads growth in international tourist arrivals – UNWTO report

The latest United Nations World Tourism Report (UNWTO) indicates that, North Africa continued to show robust results in the first six months of 2019, following two years of double-digit figures in international arrivals leveling 9.3 per cent. Growth in sub-Sahara Africa on the other hand, remained flat, at 0.4 per …

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Hospitality industry suffocates under loads of taxes and levies – Hotelier

Mrs Gladys Osei Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of Glamossay Hotel at Abesim near Sunyani in the Bono Region, has said the hospitality industry is suffocating under loads of taxes and levies and needs an urgent resuscitation from Government. She said currently, the hospitality industries have financial obligations with over 20 …

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