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Alisa Hotel becomes Swiss Spirit Hotel

Ghanaian hospitality business, Alisa Hotel has entered into a partnership deal with Swiss International Hotels and resorts to upgrade its facilities in Accra, a press release from the company has said. According to the release, the partnership deal will help upgrade facilities, improve services at Alisa Hotel to meet global …

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Ghana gets first paragliding pilot

Mr Jonathan Quaye, Ghana’s first Paragliding pilot, has expressed his joy of partaking in this year’s Easter paragliding festival after successful training in Pune, India. This year’s festival, which was the 11th in the series, was held from Friday, March 25, to Sunday, March 28, and as usual, attracted many …

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Ethiopian Airlines is Best Airline in Nigeria

Ethiopian Airlines has been named ‘The Best Airline in Nigeria’ by the national Association of Nigerian Travel Agents (NANTA), the Airlines said in a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com. According to the release, members of NANTA voted for Ethiopian Airlines at the Association’s 40th Annual General Meeting in Ibadan, Nigeria …

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Ghana Tourism Authority enforces 1% levy

The Ghana Tourism Authority on Thursday embarked on an enforcement exercise to retrieve the one per cent tourism levy from four establishments in Accra who have failed to pay. The establishments include; Country Kitchen, the Buika and Masera restaurants all at Osu and Ramada Resort at Nungua. Mr Abraham Tetteh, …

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Effutu launches 2016 Aboakyer Festival

The Chiefs and people of Effutu Traditional Area would celebrate this year’s Aboakyer Festival from May  2 to 7. Nana Kojo Beedu, the Chairman of the Aboakyer Board, who announced the date at the launch of the Festival, also outlined activities planned for the event. They include: a Tug of war, Competition for Miss Aboakyer …

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Ghana to partner IATA to boost hospitality industry

Ghana is to partner the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to help train and build the capacity of the operators in the hospitality industry. The partnership is a result of a meeting between Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism Culture and Creative Arts and some officials of IATA, held …

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Minister says new Ghana visa policy will boost tourism

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has said the introduction of a visa-on-arrival policy for the citizens of the African Union Member States is a great boost to the tourism sector. She said acquisition of visa before travelling had always been a challenge for most …

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British Airways offers discounts to SMEs

British Airways is offering a 25 per cent discount on Business Class tickets from Ghana to London, Europe and North America for small and medium scale enterprises. The promotion, which ends on Monday, March 14, is to mark Ghana’s 59thIndependence Day. Mr. Kevin Leung, the Country Commercial Manager of the …

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Bunso Canopy Walkway reopened

Over 2000 holiday makers trooped to the Bunso Arboretum Ecotourism Centre on 7th of March to celebrate the Independence Day holiday at Bunso. The youthful holiday makers came from various parts of the Eastern Region and other parts of the country. The holiday makers were entertained with music from a brass band, …

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UNECA urges more focus on growing Africa’s aviation, tourism

The Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Ms. Giovanie Biha, has called for a focus on maximising the opportunities in the aviation and tourism sectors. Speaking at a two-day meeting in Addis Ababa, Ms Biha was reported to have urged African experts to focus on …

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