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Stakeholders urged to invest in domestic tourism

Madam Paulina Patience Abayage, the Upper East Regional Minister has called on stakeholders in the tourism industry to invest in domestic tourism to encourage and boost patronage at the various tourism sites. “Service excellence and the affordability of travel and accommodation packages will go a long way to encourage Ghanaians …

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World Bank supports Ghana tourism with $40m grant 

President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has announced that the World Bank has approved a $40 million grant to support the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Arts and its agencies to help upgrade tourist facilities. The President said the Ghana Tourism Authority recorded a 20 per cent growth, recording over 600,000 …

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Ghana Tourism Authority to license all sites – CEO

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) is to certify and license all tourist facilities in the country to ensure excellence in the industry. Mr Akwasi Agyemang, Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, said the move will improve standards of facilities and enhance clients’ experience. He said this in a speech read …

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Turkey, South Africa to support Ghana’s aviation sector

South Africa and Turkey have pledged to support Ghana’s Aviation sector to ensure it met world class standards. They would offer technical advice, help train pilots, and share experiences among other things to deepen the ties between the countries. This came to light when Madam Lulu Xingwana, South Africa’s High …

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Authority sets up taskforce to look into extortion allegations at Ghana international airport

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has set up a Taskforce to look into allegations of coercion and extortion by uniformed personnel working at the Kotoka International Airport, the Director General of the Authority has said. A statement issued by the GCAA on Thursday, signed by Mr Simon Allotey, Director-General, …

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Kpando’s development tied to its tourism potential 

Togbui Kodzoga V, chief of Kpando Gadza in the Kpando Municipality of the Volta Region, has said the socio-economic development of the area is predicated on its cultural and tourism products. He urged the local Assembly and other stakeholders to invest heavily in Kpando’s tourism potential to open up the …

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New Tourism Act will develop sector – Official

Director, Standards and Quality Assurance, Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), Mr Alex Boakye, has said the revised Tourism Act (2019), would expand the mandate of the Authority. This he said would reposition the industry by ensuring strict compliance with laid down regulations on facilities and their management. He said the new …

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Ghana to partner Cuban artists to mount historic sculptures

Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has announced Government’s preparedness to partner Cuban artists to mount cultural and historical sculptures to promote tourism. The sculptures would honour individuals who have fought to leave a legacy in the history of the country and preserved the …

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Chinese Spring Festival celebrated in Ghana

The Confucius Institute of the University of Ghana, in collaboration with the University Basic School, has organised a programme to commemorate the 2019 Chinese Spring Festival in Ghana. Mr Shi Ting Wang, the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, said the spring festival is the most important traditional festival for the Chinese, …

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CPC to organize chocolate fair to mark St. Valentine’s Day in Kumasi

The Cocoa Processing Company (CPC), will on February 14th organize a chocolate fair at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology (KNUST) to mark this year’s Saint Valentine’s Day celebrations in Kumasi. Mr Augustine Apom, Ashanti Regional Marketing Officer, told the Ghana News Agency in Kumasi, that the company …

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