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Goldstar Air, government of Liberia partner to revive Liberia Airline

Goldstar Air, a wholly owned airline, has entered into partnership with the Government of Liberia to revive Liberia’s airline. Liberia’s new national carrier has been named and branded as Lone Star Air (Wings of Liberia) and will initially be flying to eleven West African destinations from Monrovia to Accra, Abuja, …

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Qatar Airways starts Accra route

Following the opening of Ghana’s airports after the country continued to ease lockdown and other measures to control the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Qatar Airways has started operating a route in the capital, Accra. The first flight landed September 29, 2020 to commence the airline’s four weekly flights …

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Government releases incentive packages to partners in Tourism Industry – Minister

The Government has released various packages to partners in the Tourism industry and workers in other businesses as part of measures to cushion them against the hazardous effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The package, which is expected to assist businesses to bounce back, include a GH¢60 million Stimulus Package to …

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Tourism Ministry unveils busts in honour of Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey and Ferdinand Ayim

The Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture has honoured the memory of Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, a former minister of tourism and his special assistant Mr Ferdinand Ayim posthumously, for their visionary leadership that engendered the institution of the Kwahu paragliding festival. A bust of the two was erected and unveiled …

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Ghana government says it will establish hospitality training institute

Government, through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) is working with various relevant stakeholders to set up a Hospitality Training Institute to improve upon the quality of services in the country. Mr Spencer Doku, the Manager in charge of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation …

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AWA considers domestic route extension to Ho

The Africa World Airlines (AWA) is exploring the feasibility of extending its routes to Ho to boost connections from other parts of the country to the regional capital. Captain Kwasi Oteng, Chief Safety Officer, who led a Team to Ho told journalists, the visit was to assess the readiness of …

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Ghana Hotels Association hungers for government’s interventions to revive businesses

The Ghana Hotels Association (GHA), on Wednesday, appealed to the government to put in place specific industry-support measures to enable the Association to revive collapsing hotels from the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The appeal followed the drastic decline in the operations of hotels, especially occupancy rates since the …

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COVID-19: Foreign Ministry announces end of evacuation exercise

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration on Saturday said it has ended the evacuation of stranded Ghanaians abroad due to the COVID-19 restrictions. The Ministry, in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the end of the exercise followed the opening of the Kotoka International Airport …

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Ghana government to roll out GH¢600m stimulus package for tourism sector

The Government intends to roll out a Stimulus package of GH¢600 million to the tourism sector. The move forms part of measures to cushion operators in the hospitality industry due to the hazardous effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Western Regional Minister, Mr Kwabena Okyere Darko- Mensah dropped the hint …

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Ghana signs agreement to construct an international theatre, conference centre

Plans are underway to construct a multi-purpose edifice to boost event tourism, creative arts and economic growth in Kumasi, Ghana’s second-largest city. The project dubbed ‘Kumasi International Theatre/Conference Centre’ is expected to add to the architectural and cultural skyline of the country’s oldest city, and also bring new energies into …

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