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Ghana Tourism Authority vows to close down unauthorized facilities

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has vowed to stop all unauthorized operators in the hospitality industry. Mr. Fredrick Adjei-Rudolph, the Eastern Regional Manager, said they were determined to ensure that acceptable standards were maintained. The pledge comes on the heels of the closure of 16 hotels and hostels in the …

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Dr Nkrumah’s bombing site neglected

As tourism gradually takes centre stage in the country’s foreign exchange earnings, one key touristic attraction that could rake in fortunes for the country but has been neglected is the Kulungugu bomb site. The historic site is where in the heat of Ghana’s first Republic some disgruntled persons unsuccessfully attempted …

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TAP Portugal Africa traffic increases 10% in 2016

TAP Portugal has announced a 36 per cent increase in its traffic results from Africa in December 2016 and a 10 per cent total growth for the whole year. The airline said it carried 800,000 passengers on it African routes, an increase of 75,000 more than 2015 figures. A statement …

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More than 111,000 tourists visited Elmina, Cape Coast castles in 2016

The Cape Coast and Elmina castles recorded a total of 111,297 foreign and local tourists from January to December last year as against 105,423 in 2015, an increase of 5,874. The Cape Coast Castle recorded a total of 70,326 tourists last year as against 61,532 in 2015, an increase of …

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Ethiopian Airlines finally flies to Antananarivo

Ethiopian Airlines has added the Madagascan capital, Antananarivo to its global routes. The Airlines, in a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com Thursday January 12, 2017, says it will begin flights to the island country as of March 28, 2017. This addition, it says will bring its worldwide destinations to 95. …

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Quantum Global’s Fund takes over Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra

Quantum Global (QG) Africa Hotel LP, a Mauritius based investment fund managed by Quantum Global Investments Africa Management Ltd, today announced in a press release the acquisition of the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra from Kingdom Holding Company (KHC). The transaction which closed on December 28, 2016 marks the most sizable …

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Ethiopian Airlines to link Chengdu with Africa

Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, has concluded preparations to start new flight to Chengdu, China three times weekly as of June 3.   Chengdu is the capital of China’s Sichuan province and is the 7th largest city in China. A statement issued by Mrs Hanna Atnafu, Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian …

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Flights fully resume at Kotoka International Airport

Flights at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) have resumed full operations after a brief halt, following adverse weather conditions. Following a drop in visibility levels to 500 meters, some domestic and international flights were not able to operate at the KIA last Tuesday, while in-coming flights were directed to near-by …

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Ghana Civil Aviation presents Air Carrier License to Goldstar Air

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has presented an Air Carrier License to Goldstar Air, a privately-owned Ghanaian airline, to begin the process to operate scheduled and non-scheduled flights across the world. When it begins operations, Goldstar Air, which has done the recruitment of its cabin crew, would operate scheduled …

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Mole National Park seeks World Heritage Site listing

The Mole National Park could become a World Heritage Site by July next year if Ghana passes the evaluation test to list it. Mrs Johanna Odonkor Svanikier, Ghana’s permanent Delegate to UNESCO, who announced this, said the country’s prospects to achieve the status were bright when the evaluation committee presents …

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