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Ghana unveils Ada as tourism enclave

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in collaboration with the Ghana Tourism Authority has unveiled Ada, a coastal town in the Greater Accra Region, as a tourism enclave to provide hospitality to the public and foreigners and generate revenue for the country. The enclave launched on Monday, would begin …

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Tourism in Africa grows at 5% in 2018 – UNWTO

Tourism in Africa saw some growth in 2018, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Tourism Barometer published last week shows. In 2017, sector contributed significantly to the Africa’s economy, adding $72 billion to the continent’s GDP, according to the Travel and Tourism Economic Impact 2018 Africa. The UNWTO World …

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MDAs affected by Marine Drive project relocated to Ghana House

A team from the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture has visited the refurbished second floor of the Ghana House, where most Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) affected by the Marine Drive project would be relocated. Mr George Harrison Nana Kankam, Principal Tourism Officer, Ministry of Tourism, said the Marine …

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UAE unveils a new personal medications law for travellers

Prospective travellers to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are required to comply with a new personal medications law unveiled by the Gulf nation in October this year. The new law required all tourists and residents entering the UAE with personal medications to seek approval from that country’s Health and Prevention …

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World Bank approves $40m to support Ghana tourism

The World Bank has approved a facility of $40 million to support the Government’s continuous effort to develop the Creative Art, Leisure and Tourism industry. The Facility, the first of its kind to be extended by the Bretton Wood institution to Ghana, has been structured to enable the Ministry of …

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Wa Airport to open for domestic flights operations shortly

Aviation Minister Joseph Kofi Adda has indicated that the newly refurbished Wa Airport, will be opened to domestic commercial air flights within two weeks to boost economic activities in the Upper West Region. He said several local airlines including Unity Air, African, Ashanti Air and Baby Jet have shown profound …

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Government to commence Terminal 2 projects in Tamale

The Government has announced its readiness to commence the construction of the Tamale Airport Terminal Two project before the end of 2018. The terminal two project include a cargo village, maintenance repairs overhaul facility as well as a training centre to facilitate the training of airline technicians and flying officers …

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Cargo sector has growth potential – Aviation Minister

Mr. Kofi Adda, Minister for Aviation, says there is a high potential for developing the cargo business sector in Ghana, with a dedicated cargo terminal to be situated at the Tamale Airport. Speaking to the media after a tour of some cargo handling companies at the Kotoka International Airport on …

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Ghana Tourism Authority to license and regulate tour guides

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) is taking steps to register and license all tour guides and tourism enterprises to help regulate and standardize their operations in the country. Mr Spencer Doku, Manager in-charge of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, who announced this said the aim is to ensure that tour guides …

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Assemblies told to prioritise local tourism to stimulate growth

Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) have been urged to efficiently identify and harness the tourism resources in their localities to bring sustainable development to their Areas. Dr Kwaku Boakye, a Lecture at the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) who made the …

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