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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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Ghana pilgrims happy to travel from Tamale to Mecca

Some of the would-be pilgrims, who will travel from Tamale to Mecca for this year’s pilgrimage, have expressed joy at the new arrangement saying it has made the trip very comfortable for them. Mohamadu Mumuni, Iman from Sagnarigu/Kukuo, a would-be pilgrim, told the Ghana News Agency at the Hajj Village …

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Visa facilitation is key in tourism development – UNWTO

Despite the threats that terrorism and cross-border crimes pose to nations, visa facilitation enabling free movement of people around the world has been noted as a key factor in tourism development. In its 2015 Visa Openness Report, the UNWTO argues that notable progress has been made in the area of …

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Ghana marks 18th Emancipation Day celebration

The 18th Emancipation Day Celebration has been marked in Ghana with a call on Africans to fully see themselves as emancipated and liberate their minds from Western idealism. Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, said it was important that Africans worked together in the fight …

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Goldstar Air awaits clearance from GCAA to fly purchased aircraft

Ghanaian airline Goldstar Air, has lease-purchased three Boeing aircraft, awaiting clearance from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to commence operations. Mr Eric Bannerman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the airline, says the aircraft, comprising Boeing 767,777 and 737, are based in France , and would be branded in Ghanaian …

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