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Tourism Minister inaugurates interim Creative Arts Council

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has inaugurated an interim Creative Arts Council to support regulate the industry. The Council would help the Ministry to fashion out appropriate policies and administrative structures that can propel the growth of the industry as a major pillar for socio-economic advancement. Mrs …

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Government to develop Osu into marine drive enclave – Minister

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts is to develop Osu into marine drive enclave to meet international standards for tourist attraction. The Ministry is championing the development of the coastline from Osu to down-town Accra into a tourist resort to position the community as an attractive destination for …

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Tourism Ministry launches Homofest 2016

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts in collaboration with its implementing agencies, has launched the third edition of the “Homogenous Festival 2016”, in Accra slated for October 7 and October 8. The festival was instituted in 2014 by the Ministry as part of measures to promote domestic tourism …

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We will implement 15-year tourism development plan – President

President John Dramani Mahama has said the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) government would implement a 15-year tourism development plan to make Ghana the tourism hub in West Africa. The plan, he said, would sustain job creation in eco-tourism and health tourism in the country. President Mahama said this when …

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Malaysia makes $80b from tourism in 2015 – High Commissioner

Mr Cheong Loon-Lai, Malaysian High Commissioner, says Ghana has the potential to become the tropical paradise of choice and a hub for ecotourism in Africa. Delivering the keynote address at the opening of the fourth Ghana Garden and Flower Show (GGFS 2016), he noted that like Malaysia, Ghana is a …

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Training programme to boost tourism in the offing

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) is fashioning out a nationwide training programme to boost the competency of industry players for efficient service delivery. The programme, targeting hotel and restaurant operators, as well as service providers, is part of efforts to inject professionalism in the activities of stakeholders for sustainable tourism …

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Atewa national park to yield $5.8m a year – Study

A study on the Atewa Range Forest Reserve, shows that the establishment of a national park is estimated to yield $5.8 million a year based on a comparison with other natural areas in the country. The study revealed that from the analysed ecosystem services provided by the Atewa range, non-timber …

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Comorans greet news of Ethiopian flights to capital with great expectations

Citizens of the archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean, the Union of the Comoros are looking forward with great expectations for the start of flights to the island by Ethiopian Airlines. Information reaching ghanabusinessnews.com from the island following a story on the announcement indicates that most citizens of the Comoros …

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Ethiopian Airlines adds Moroni to its routes

Ethiopian Airways has announced it will soon start flying to Moroni, the federal capital of the archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean, the Union of the Comoros. In a press release issued in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday August 29, 2016, and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, the Airline said it has finalized …

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Agona Nyarkrom celebrates Akwambo Festival

Mr Kweku Ricketts-Hagan, the Central Regional Minister, has called on stakeholders to invest in the grooming and education of children to build their capacity to meet the ever changing global challenges. Mr Ricketts-Hagan made the call at a durbar of chiefs and people of Agona Nyarkrom Traditional Area in the Central …

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