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Aviation Minister tasks airlines to pool resources for common good

Madam Cecilia Dapaah, the Minister of Aviation, Tuesday asked international carriers operating in Ghana to form partnerships with local and regional airlines towards expanding their businesses and making Ghana an aviation hub. She said data on aviation and travel patterns show that there was an opportunity for local airlines to grow and …

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Ghana Tourism Authority launches Jollof Rice Festival

The Ghana Tourism Authority, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, on Monday, launched the first Jollof Rice Festival, in Accra, with a call on Ghanaians to make the event momentous. The Festival, which forms part of the ‘See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana and Feel Ghana Campaign’, …

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New airport terminal to boost regional integration – Adesina

The construction of a new flagship terminal at the Kotoka International Airport is expected to make the country a destination of choice with a yearly target of five million passengers. The project, funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) with a $120-million facility, will improve air transport in the country, …

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Tourism Minister rallies Diaspora engagement to promote PANAFEST

Mrs Catherine Afeku, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has rallied the engagement of Ghanaians and Africans in the Diaspora to promote the ideals of the Pan – African Historical Theatre Festival (PANAFEST) and Emancipation Day to the rest of the world. This, she said, would awaken the …

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Let’s use the spirit of PANAFEST for economic emancipation – Afeku    

The celebration of African Emancipation Day must be seen as a complete call for the economic empowerment of African nations, Mrs Catherine Afeku, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has said.       Mrs Afeku said: “It is time for Africa to grow beyond international aid and achieve economic independence, …

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World tourism experts to assemble in Ghana 

Hundreds of tourism enthusiasts and experts the world over would attend the World Tourism Forum Africa Summit in Ghana, on October 10, to celebrate the country’s rich tourism and contribute to the growth of the sector.  Ghana is the first African country to host the world’s biggest tourism forum since its …

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International tourist arrivals spike in 2017 – UNWTO

The number of international tourists has gone up, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). In its latest report, the UNWTO says international tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6 per cent in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest …

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ASKY introduces non-stop services to Accra, Lagos and Abuja

ASKY, The Pan African Airline has commenced daily flights in Lagos, Accra and Abuja starting July 3, 2017.    A statement from the Airline said these new routes offered more capacity and flexibility with a significant reduction in flight time between Lagos, Accra, Abuja and the entire network of ASKY. …

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Teshie launches its 2017 re-branded Homowo festival

The Chiefs and people of Teshie have launched their 2017 re-branded Homowo Festival to realise marketing prospects for the development of the area. The festival, which would be celebrated in August is on the theme: “Harnessing the social, cultural and human resources of Teshie for the development and growth of …

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East Africa region makes another leap above the rest, to classify flights domestic

Travel within Africa is not easy, it is expensive and often frustrating. The regional blocs have been working on travel agreements, particularly air travel to facilitate easy travel, but the high cost of tickets and airport taxes are making travel still expensive and out of reach of many citizens. But …

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