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Air transport generates $2.7 trillion in global GDP

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Tuesday held a flag raising parade and exhibition to mark the 75th International Civil Aviation Organisations (ICAO) Day in Accra. The celebration, themed “75 years of connecting the world”, was to reflect the scale of  aviation industry’s socio-economic impact as the fastest and …

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Ghana to introduce e-visa next year to boost tourism

The Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Monday announced that the government would launch e-visa next year to facilitate easy visa acquisition and to boost the tourism industry. In this way, he said, travelers did not need to visit the Embassies for visas, but only have to complete an online …

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Year of Return stimulates tourism in Ghana

The ‘Year of Return’ celebrations have stimulated Ghana’s economic growth since its inception in January this year, according to Mr Akwasi Agyemang, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), He said the number of visitors to the country had positively impacted the private sector space including; airlines, hotels, tour operators, …

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Government allocates $1.2b to Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture

The Government has allocated $1.2 billion to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. This is the enable the Ministry to carry out its Marine Drive Tourism Investment Project. Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance in a budget statement to Parliament on Wednesday, November 13, said the amount was expected …

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Ada told to protect Songor Lagoon

The Songor Lagoon must be protected to attract tourists and other economic benefits due to its  unique global biosphere status, says  Mr Charles Kweku Boateng, Acting Tema Regional Director, Ghana Tourism Authority. According to him, it is very surprising to observe that the Songor Lagoon is not among  the top …

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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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Ghana Tourism Authority says more than 10,000 jobs created in Eastern Region

More than 10,000 direct and indirect jobs have been created in the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry in the Eastern Region as at December, 2018. Statistics from the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Department of the Ghana Tourists Authority (GTA) estimated that direct jobs created in the region as at December …

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