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Illegal tourism establishments in Ashanti to be closed down

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) acting in line with its constitutional mandate, has announced plans to conduct an extensive enforcement exercise to close down tourism establishments operating illegally in the Ashanti Region. A task force has already been formed to carry out the exercise scheduled for June 18-21, this year. …

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GTA to undertake enforcement exercises in two regions

The Ghana Tourism Authority office in the Western Region would embark on an enforcement exercise in the Western and Western North regions from June 14 – 17, 2019, to clamp down on all tourism enterprises operating illegally. In a press release issued on June 3, 2019 and copied to the …

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Chinese citizens spend $277b on international tourism, making them top travellers in 2018 – report

In 2018, Chinese citizens were the top travelers around the globe, they traveled more than any other nationality in the world. They reportedly spent $277 billion on international tourism, accounting for five per cent increase from the previous year, a UN World Tourism Organization(UNWTO) report copied to ghanabusinessnews.com has said. …

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Africa generates $38b from tourism in 2018 – UNWTO

The African continent earned some $38 billion from tourism in 2018, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Some 67 million tourists visited Africa, it indicated. According to the UNWTO’s World Tourism Barometer, international tourism for Europe and Africa grew at equal levels of four per cent for …

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Ghana Tourism Authority closes down Villaggio Vista, Airport Side Hotel

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) as part of a nation-wide enforcement exercise to clamp down on tourism enterprises operating without license from the Authority, has closed down two tourism facilities in Accra. The facilities, Villaggio Vista and Airport Side Hotel, have been given a 24-hour ultimatum to rectify and ensure …

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Establishment of national carrier progressing steadily – Minister

Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation, says government’s quest to establish a national carrier is progressing steadily and is close to finalizing the documentation processes with Ethiopia. Aside, the documentation that involves a partnership agreement, steps have been taken to acquire aircraft from either Airbus Company or Boeing …

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Ghana marks International Museum Day

Ghana on Tuesday joined the international community to mark this year’s International Museum Day to evaluate museums and monuments and to explore other ways of improving their current state. This was marked on the theme “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition” and was aimed at providing support for …

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Aviation Ministry announces new date for domestic flights operations in Wa Airport

The Aviation Ministry on Monday announced that the Wa Airport would be opened within one month to allow commercial aircrafts to begin operations after security measures had been certified to meet international safety standards. Deputy Minister of Aviation, Mr Yaw Afful, made the announcement during an inspection tour to the …

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Intellectual Property owners to earn Royalties – Minister

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MoTAC) is set to roll out policies and structures that will ensure that intellectual property owners received royalties for their creative works, Mrs Barbara Oteng Gyasi, the sector Minister has announced. She said such initiatives would reduce the constant misunderstandings, strained relationships and …

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Effutuman celebrates Aboakyer Festival peacefully

Mr Kwamena Duncan, the Central Regional Minster, on Saturday said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s Government was committed to ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of resources for the holistic development of the nation. “Let us continue to live in love and pray for the Government to work judiciously to …

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