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Osu Traditional Council launches 2016 Homowo Festival

The Osu Traditional Council has launched its 2016 Homowo Festival which focuses on setting up the Osu Tourism Management Committee to improve on the tourism potentials of the area and create jobs for the citizens. The Committee would receive directions from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Arts and the …

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President Mahama inspects, inaugurates projects at KIA

President John Dramani Mahama on Monday said the National Petroleum Authority would soon reduce the prices of aviation fuel by 20 per cent to encourage more international airlines to purchase their fuel from Ghana. He said the agreement was as a result of complaints from most of the international airlines …

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Airtel Ghana partners Kenya Airways to reward customers

Airtel Ghana, through its Airtel Premier sub-brand and Airtel Rewardz, have announced a partnership with Kenya Airways, to reward customers with up to 15 per cent discount on airfares effective July 1. The partnership was designed to give Airtel Premier as well as gold and silver tier Airtel Rewardz customers, …

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Emancipation Day celebration begins with wreath-laying

Wreaths were laid at the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, the George Padmore Library and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra to officially commence the 2016; 18th Emancipation Day Celebration. The wreath-laying ceremony was in honour of three illustrious sons of Africa including Dr William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the …

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Ghana beats Rwanda in reciprocal visa deal

Rwanda seems to have gone ahead of Ghana in a number of national development indicators, major among them, making Kigali, its capital the cleanest city in Africa and making ICT effcient, but at least Ghana has beaten Rwanda in one thing – Ghana is fulfilling a free visa deal between …

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Ghana to impose new charges on passenger and freight tickets

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says it will, from August 1, 2016, place a Safety Charge of $10.00 on passenger tickets for international flights and $20.00 per tonne of international cargo. The Authority said the new GCAA Amendment 2016, Act 906  has empowered the Authority, as an autonomous body, to …

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Aviation industry contributes $72.5b to Africa’s GDP, but countries must open skies

The aviation industry is said to contribute $72.5 billion to Africa’s GDP, and across the continent, it supports 6.8 million jobs. A new report by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) says worldwide, aviation supports 62.7 million jobs and generates $2.7 trillion in gross domestic product (GDP). “The air transport …

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The software making technology count for hospitality industry in Ghana – WINHMS

The world is literally wired. Technology drives everything. Communication, import and export, even daily life is hinged on technology. The Internet has changed the way people live, relate to each other and do business. The hospitality industry has consistently latched onto technology to improve guest experience, give value for money …

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Save hotel industry from collapsing – Hoteliers

The Ghana Hotels Association has called on stakeholders, particularly government to work to salvage the hotel industry from collapsing. “There is a decline in growth of 2.2 per cent of the number of guests that we get. There is ever rising cost in fuel and other utility bills. The industry …

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