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2019 Kuntum Festival Launched at Essikado

The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Mrs Eugenia Gifty Kusi, has stated that corruption is a major canker hindering the development of the country and must be done away with. She said government had put in place measures, including the elimination of ghost names from government pay roll and the setting …

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South Africa announces visa-free regime for Ghanaian travellers

The South African government has announced visa free regimes for citizens of some countries including Ghana. Ghana however, has a visa on arrival regime for all African Union member countries, including South Africa. The South African government is however, yet to discuss the details of how that would work with …

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Boeing pledges $100m to help families of 737 Max crash victims in Indonesia, Ethiopia

Boeing Company announced Wednesday that it has set aside $100 million to address family and community needs of those affected by two deadly air crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia last October and this March. Boeing said the funds are an initial investment to be paid over multiple years to support …

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Tourism minister launches ‘Year of Return’ cloth

The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Barbara Oteng-Gyasi on Wednesday launched the 2019 ‘Year of Return’ cloth. The Minister unveiled the cloth at the third edition of the Ghana Diaspora Celebration and Homecoming summit, 2019, which is part of activities earmarked for the celebration of the “Year of …

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Osu castle to be converted into a museum of leadership and governance – Tourism Minister

Mrs. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, says the Osu Castle would soon be converted into a museum of leadership and governance. She said the castle would soon see significant developments as partners were coming on board to make it more attractive to local and international tourists to …

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Ghana Tourism Authority closes down 31 hospitality facilities in Eastern Region

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has closed down 31 facilities in the Eastern Region including hotels, guest houses, hostels, restaurants, bars and motels, for not having operational licenses from the GTA, under a special enforcement exercise nationwide. The GTA is authorized and entrusted to register and license every tourism business …

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Illegal tourism establishments in Ashanti to be closed down

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) acting in line with its constitutional mandate, has announced plans to conduct an extensive enforcement exercise to close down tourism establishments operating illegally in the Ashanti Region. A task force has already been formed to carry out the exercise scheduled for June 18-21, this year. …

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GTA to undertake enforcement exercises in two regions

The Ghana Tourism Authority office in the Western Region would embark on an enforcement exercise in the Western and Western North regions from June 14 – 17, 2019, to clamp down on all tourism enterprises operating illegally. In a press release issued on June 3, 2019 and copied to the …

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Chinese citizens spend $277b on international tourism, making them top travellers in 2018 – report

In 2018, Chinese citizens were the top travelers around the globe, they traveled more than any other nationality in the world. They reportedly spent $277 billion on international tourism, accounting for five per cent increase from the previous year, a UN World Tourism Organization(UNWTO) report copied to ghanabusinessnews.com has said. …

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Africa generates $38b from tourism in 2018 – UNWTO

The African continent earned some $38 billion from tourism in 2018, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Some 67 million tourists visited Africa, it indicated. According to the UNWTO’s World Tourism Barometer, international tourism for Europe and Africa grew at equal levels of four per cent for …

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