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Ghana tourism ministry hosts Chinese tour operators

Ghana’s tourism is strongly anchored on the pillars of history, culture and creative arts, which resonate strongly with the majority of Chinese tourists, Mrs Elisabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has said. She said Chinese cookery was popular and widely available across the length and breadth …

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Ghana’s creative arts industry gets GH¢2m grant

The government has released a GH¢2 million grant to support the creative arts industry, Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has announced. She called for operators in the sector to take advantage of the funds to expand their businesses. Mrs. Ofosu-Adjare made this known when …

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Emirates fights illegal wildlife trade

Emirates Airlines, has unveiled its fifth A380 emblazoned with special livery in support of United for Wildlife to fight against illegal wildlife trade, which poses a threat to the survival of some animals. A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency said the fifth A380 unlike previous versions is situated …

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Tourists around the world spend estimated $1.2b in 2015

Tourism’s importance to the global economy can’t be over emphasized, as tourists around the world have spent an estimated $1.2 billion in 2015. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), says international tourism receipts in destinations around the world grew by 3.6 per cent in 2015, in line with the …

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As 29 million more tourists visit Europe in 2015, numbers to Africa fall again

Europe saw a total of 609 million international tourists in 2015, an increase of 29 million from the previous year, according to the Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UWTO), Taleb Rifai. “At a time when economic recovery is still quite slow, tourism has been a major contributor …

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Ethiopian Airlines sponsors Chinese tourists to Ghana

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airline, will be sponsoring a familiarization trip of Chinese tour operators to Ghana, in partnership with some Ghanaian tour operators, Apstar and Sunseekers tours. According to Ethiopian Airlines in a statement said the during the trip, the Chinese tour operators will visit Kumasi to tour the …

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Ethiopian Airlines to start flights to Istanbul

Ethiopian Airways has announced it is starting a thrice weekly flights to the capital of Turkey, Istanbul. In a press release issued and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com Thursday May 19, 2013, the airline said the services will be with its latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior. “We are pleased to …

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Ghana to partner UNWTO in tourism capacity development

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, said Ghana is ready to partner United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO’s) Themis Foundation to help build capacity for practitioners in the tourism industry. She said the Ministry was committed to reducing the deficit when it came to human …

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Ghana to host first Tourism Safety Conference and Exhibition

Ghana would host the first International Tourism Safety and Security Exhibition and Conference from May 25, to May 28, 2016 at the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre, Accra. The Exhibition and Conference on the theme: “Promoting Tourism through Safety, Security and a Clean Environment,” is under auspices of the Ministry of …

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Emirates Group posts over $2b profits despite global challenges

The Emirates Group has announced its 28th consecutive year of profit and steady business expansion, ending the 2015-2016 financial year with a strong position despite the global and operational challenges. During the year under review both Emirates and Dnata achieved new capacity and profit milestones as the group continued to expand …

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