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Ghana to develop Aviation Masterplan to attract investors

Mrs Cecilia Abena Dapaah, outgoing Minister of Aviation, says Ghana will start processes to develop an Aviation Masterplan to better position the industry for investment. She said the development of the Aviation Masterplan had become necessary in order for Ghana to be able to attract investors. Speaking at the Ministry’s …

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Agotime launches 2018 Kente festival: targets 15,000 tourists

The chiefs and people of Agotime Traditional area have launched the 2018 Agotime Kente Festival, targeting 15,000 local and foreign tourists to Kpetoe, the kente weaving village. More than 37 communities in Ghana and Republic of Togo every year celebrate kente as an economic and cultural heritage at Agotime-Kpetoe. Mr …

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Royal Air Maroc cancels flight, passengers stranded

Passengers traveling to Accra, Brazzaville and Monrovia have expressed disappointment on the cancellation of their flights by the authorities of Royal Air Maroc. The passengers were traveling from various destinations on transit via Casablanca. A number of stranded passengers told the GNA at the Mohammed V International Airport that they …

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Tourism Ministry to rename Castles as Dungeons

The Tourism Ministry has hinted of its intention to rename all castles as dungeons to qualify the essence of their establishment as conduits for slavery. The move is geared towards reminding the black race of the atrocities and the dehumanizing acts meted out to its people during the Trans-Atlantic Chattel …

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Campaign to boost tourist arrivals receives added momentum

The drive to make Ghana a preferred tourism destination has received added momentum as a video documentary on the country’s slave castles captivates global attention.   In the one month that the video was aired on CNN Programme – “Inside Africa”, it was viewed by 5,416,000 people, and some of …

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GTA to organize 20th edition of emancipation day celebration

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) would be celebrating the 2018 Emancipation celebration from July 25 to August 1, 2018 in Accra, Assin Praso, Cape Coast and Assin Manso. The celebration, which is the 20th in the series is being organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture under the …

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First double-decker airbus to land at Kotoka

Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft will operate a one-off flight to Kotoka International Airport (ACC), Accra, on Tuesday 2nd October, as the global airline joins local authorities in celebrating the opening of the airport’s new Terminal three (3).  The airline’s flagship double-decker will become the first-ever scheduled A380 service to Ghana, …

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Tafi Atome Monkey sanctuary seeks support to construct recreational facilities

The Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary in the Afadzato South District is seeking support from investors to construct walkways, tree houses and other recreational facilities at the facility. Mr Francis Acquaye, Manager of the site said the facilities would increase tourist’s stay time, and also increase the economic returns of the …

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Electronic toll system at tourist sites necessary – Minister

Mrs Catherine Afeku, Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, has appealed to local authorities at tourist sites to support the new toll system for a common good. She said the new system allowed for transparency and would help ensure that revenue generated was well distributed to develop the sites for …

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Funeral tourism gaining popularity in Ghana

Funerals, among other rites of passage are becoming a common savour of foreign tourists in the country, and must be considered by tour operators and agencies, Mr Yao Dzide, local Tour Guide of UK Tours has said. He said the rich culture and colourful attraction of funeral events particularly among …

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