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Ghana to host 2017 World Tourism Forum

Ghana would be the first African country to host the World Tourism Forum –Africa Summit scheduled for October 10 and 11, 2017, at the Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel in Accra. The Ghana event will have President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo -Addo as the Special Guest. The forum would bring together …

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Ethiopian Airlines fully digitizes its processes, now paperless

Ethiopian Airlines says it has gone fully digital, eventually eliminating the use of paper from its entire business processes. In a press release issued in Addis Ababa, and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, the Airlines said it is “flying even more greener.” It indicated that it has fully digitalized all its business …

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LI to regulate tourist sites before Cabinet – Minister

Mrs Cathrine Abelema Afeku, Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture on Wednesday said the ministry has presented a memo to Cabinet for the formulation of a Legislative Instrument (LI) to regulate tourist sites. She said the LI which is termed the Regulations of Tourist Attractions and Site; is aimed at putting all …

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Ghana to host first ever African Air Show in October 

The first ever African Air Show will be hosted by Ghana from October 24 to 26, 2017, at the Kotoka International Airport, under the auspices of the Ministry of Aviation. The Expo, which is being organised in collaboration with the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) and the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority …

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Aviation Training lnstitute to take off soon

Plans are far advanced to establish an Aviation Training Institute to train more people to provide career opportunities in the industry.  Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the Minister of Aviation, who announced this, said the Ministry would also expand the existing Civil Aviation Training School and improve on the training programmes …

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Why is Ghana’s tourism potential lying fallow?

One of the less addressed topics in the Ghanaian socio-economic settings is tourism. This has been so due to the lack of appreciation of the many blessings the industry offers us as a nation, and in such a situation the nation has no choice than to lose huge amounts of …

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Ghana Tourism Authority closes down thirty lodging and catering facilities in Tema

The Tema Regional Office of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has closed down thirty illegal lodging and catering facilities in and around Tema in an ongoing operation to sanitize the sector According to Mr Gamali Dzordorme, the Regional Manager, the entities had violated the Tourism Act (Act 817) and its …

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Road and Transport Committee of Parliament commends GCAA

The Chairman of the Road and Transport Committee of Parliament, Mr Samuel Ayeh-Paye, has commended the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) for having close working relations with the Committee. “Your efforts lend us a good understanding of your situation, and by having the needed information on your issues, we are …

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Global tourism grows at 6% with 598 million tourist arrivals in first half of 2017 – WTO

Global tourism has showed the strongest growth yet since 2010 as destinations around the world received 598 million international tourists in the first half of 2017, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). According to the World Tourism Barometer Volume 15, published in August, the WTO indicates that …

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New Board of Directors for Ghana Airports Company Ltd inaugurated 

Ms Abena Osei Asare, the Deputy Minister of Finance, has sworn in the newly constituted Board of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), with a call on it to guide the Company in pursuit of its vision to make Ghana a preferred aviation hub.    She said she saw great …

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