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Emancipation Day celebration begins with wreath-laying

Wreaths were laid at the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, the George Padmore Library and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra to officially commence the 2016; 18th Emancipation Day Celebration. The wreath-laying ceremony was in honour of three illustrious sons of Africa including Dr William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the …

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Ghana beats Rwanda in reciprocal visa deal

Rwanda seems to have gone ahead of Ghana in a number of national development indicators, major among them, making Kigali, its capital the cleanest city in Africa and making ICT effcient, but at least Ghana has beaten Rwanda in one thing – Ghana is fulfilling a free visa deal between …

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Ghana to impose new charges on passenger and freight tickets

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says it will, from August 1, 2016, place a Safety Charge of $10.00 on passenger tickets for international flights and $20.00 per tonne of international cargo. The Authority said the new GCAA Amendment 2016, Act 906  has empowered the Authority, as an autonomous body, to …

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Aviation industry contributes $72.5b to Africa’s GDP, but countries must open skies

The aviation industry is said to contribute $72.5 billion to Africa’s GDP, and across the continent, it supports 6.8 million jobs. A new report by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) says worldwide, aviation supports 62.7 million jobs and generates $2.7 trillion in gross domestic product (GDP). “The air transport …

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The software making technology count for hospitality industry in Ghana – WINHMS

The world is literally wired. Technology drives everything. Communication, import and export, even daily life is hinged on technology. The Internet has changed the way people live, relate to each other and do business. The hospitality industry has consistently latched onto technology to improve guest experience, give value for money …

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Save hotel industry from collapsing – Hoteliers

The Ghana Hotels Association has called on stakeholders, particularly government to work to salvage the hotel industry from collapsing. “There is a decline in growth of 2.2 per cent of the number of guests that we get. There is ever rising cost in fuel and other utility bills. The industry …

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Global organisations meet to conceptualize wellness and medical tourism

Even though the phenomena of wellness and health tourism have been practiced for sometime, there are no definitive concepts for them. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) organized a roundtable in Budapest, Hungary to seek to better understand wellness and medical tourism. In …

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Ethiopian Airlines begins flights to New York today July 3

Ethiopian Airlines announced it is beginning scheduled flights to New York today, Sunday July 3, 2016. Ethiopian Airlines first announced in January 2016 that it would begin the service, indicating that preparations towards the flights would be completed by end of June. The Airlines said in a press release copied …

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