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Stanbic Bank Ghana partners ICBC to promote tourism and trade

Stanbic Bank Ghana and the Industrial Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), have joined hands to promote tourism and trade between Ghana and China. Under an initiative called ‘I Go Ghana’ loyalty programme, Chinese tourists who visit Ghana will receive discounts and special offers whenever they use ICBC cards at selected …

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Currency fluctuations affecting profits – Ghana Airport

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) on Tuesday said it has applied to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to allow it to prepare its accounts in dollars to address the effects of currency depreciations on its profit margins. Mr John Dekyem Attafuah, Managing Director of the GACL, said a large …

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Thyssenkrup committed to boosting mobility at KIA 

The thyssenkrupp, a diversified industrial group with a growing share of capital goods and service businesses and traditional strengths in materials has indicated its commitment to boost mobility in Ghana’s Airport. thyssenkrupp said it had made it possible for passengers to have best arrival experiences at Kotoka International Airport’s (KIA) …

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Domestic flights to operate from Terminal 2 of Kotoka International Airport

Domestic airline operations at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) will be handled from Terminal 2, effective today, October 8, 2018. Domestic operations has been moved from Terminal 1 of the KIA, where it was previously handled to Terminal 2, which was previously used for international operations. This follows the successful …

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Volta, Eastern tour guides undergo training

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has trained 92 tour guides from the Volta and Eastern Regions as the drive towards making Ghana a preferred tourist destination intensifies. They were helped to upgrade their competence in guests’ management at the three-day refresher course and awarded certificates. Mr. Alex Nketia, Volta Regional …

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Tourism Authority shuts 48 facilities in Volta Region

The Volta Regional Office of the Ghana Tourism Authority has shut down 48 illegal tourist facilities in the region. About 18 others including hotels, restaurants and guest houses regularized their operations at the eleventh hour to avoid closure. Mr Alexander Nketia, Regional Director of the Authority, told the Ghana News …

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Air transport employs 65.5 million people, contributes $2.7 trillion to global economy

The global air transport sector employs 65.5 million people while contributing $2.7 trillion to the world’s economy, a new research by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) shows. The report, Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders explores the fundamental role of civil aviation in today’s society and addresses the economic, social and …

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Tourism operators urged to embrace digital tools for the sector

Tour operators in the country have been charged to embrace digitalization of the industry to advance the sector in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. A retired lecturer of the Bolgatanga Polytechnic, Dr James Akamboe Ayirebasia, who admonished the operators, said the world was gradually responding to transformations …

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Tourism Authority seeks PPP arrangement to boost patronage 

Mr Moses N. Ndebugri, the Upper West Regional Manager of Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), has called for Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) to boost numerous tourism activities and help standardise the industry in the region. It is expected that PPP collaboration with GTA would help achieve a common goal and improve standards of …

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Ghana’s tourism sector earned $2.2m in 2015

Professor Felix Adebayo Adekoya, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Energy and Natural Resources, said the tourism sector is Ghana’s fourth largest foreign exchange earner, fetching the country $2.2 million in 2015. The figure represents 4.8 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). He said the industry was …

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