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Mahama commissions first phase of Ho Airport

President John Dramani Mahama commissioned the first phase of the Ho Airport project last Friday. The project includes a 1,600metre runway with width of 45metres, a taxi way, an apron and two parking base for aircraft. The President’s helicopter touched down on the tarmac at 1300 hours to a rousing …

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Ghana government announces plans to build airport at Aflao

The Government has announced plans to build an airport at Aflao in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region. Mr. Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, gave the hint while commissioning a new terminal for the Metro Mass Transport Limited (MMT) …

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Ethiopian Airlines adds Oslo to its routes

After starting an important route to New York City in July, adding Moroni the capital of the archipelago Comoros, Ethiopian Airlines has announced it is starting flights to the Norwegian capital Oslo. The Airline says in a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com that it will start scheduled five weekly flights …

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Ethiopian awarded Airline of the Year again!

Ethiopian Airlines, has been honoured with the Airline of the Year Award for the fifth time. In a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, the Airline said it won Airline of the Year Award, for the fifth year in a row. The award was given by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) …

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Africa air travel spend expected to rise by 24% in 2018

Africa may experience a rise in air travel expenses in 2018 with the introduction of the pan-African passport, a new study has found. The new passport will enable African travelers to visit other countries on the continent without a visa. This was contained in a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com …

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Ghana signs destination agreement with South Africa

The Tour Operators Union of Ghana (TOUGHA) has signed a multiple destination agreement concept with South Africa. The concept is aimed at promoting the tourism drive between the two countries, which would enable tourists to tour major cities in the two countries. Mrs Nancy O. Sam, the President of TOUGHA, …

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GTA adopts aggressive marketing to promote tourism

Mr Gideon Aryeequaye, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) said the authority has embarked on aggressive marketing of Ghana’s tourism to the rest of the world. He said the aim was to sell Destination Ghana to travellers across the world as the most preferred country …

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Global tourism records one billion visitors in first nine months of 2016 – UNWTO

Tourism sites around the world have recorded close to about one billion visitors in the first nine months of 2016, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) says. The UNWTO World Tourism Barometer found that destinations around the world received 956 million international tourists between January and September 2016. “This …

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Extend African Airport portfolios – Expert

The 12th edition of Akwaaba African Market Tourism Conference has ended with a call on African Airports to extend their portfolio by building an Airport Services Business that will operate across several airports in the region. The three-day event is aimed at transferring knowledge covering travel, hospitality and aviation sectors from …

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Air France to start direct flights from Accra to Paris

Air France has announced the start of direct flights from Accra to Paris. The announcement, according to a press release from the French Embassy in Accra copied to ghanabusinessnews.com was made at a press conference in Accra Thursday November 3, 2016. “Starting February 28, 2017, Air France will offer three …

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