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Ethiopian Airlines begins flights to New York today July 3

Ethiopian Airlines announced it is beginning scheduled flights to New York today, Sunday July 3, 2016. Ethiopian Airlines first announced in January 2016 that it would begin the service, indicating that preparations towards the flights would be completed by end of June. The Airlines said in a press release copied …

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Ethiopian managed regional carrier ASKY makes $4m profit in 2015

ASKY Airlines, the regional airline business of the West African economic bloc ECOWAS, has made net profit of $4 million, managers of the airline, Ethiopian Airlines has said. Citing the International Air Travel Association (IATA), Ethiopian said ASKY achieved this remarkable result when in 2015 all African airlines together made …

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Ethiopian Airlines scores another first with Airbus A350 XWB

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s most profitable airline scores another first after being the first in Africa to acquire the Boeing 787 Dreamliner when it was first introduced, the airline is the first in Africa to acquire the Airbus A350 XWB. A press release from the Airline copied to ghanabusinessnews.com says the …

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International Arts and Handicrafts Fair launched

The 14th edition of the International Arts and Handicrafts Fair of Ouagadougou has been launched in Accra with Ghana as the guest country for the exhibition on October 28 to November 6, 2016. Held biennially in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the International Arts and Crafts Fair, known as Le Salon International …

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Hospitality industry said to reap returns in low oil prices

HTI Consulting, a South Africa-based hospitality and tourism consultancy, says Accra is doing well compared to other cities in terms of the adverse impact of low oil prices on tourism and hospitality. A statement by HTI Consulting, which conducted a study on Accra, Lagos and Luanda, attributed Accra’s performance to …

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Record 1.2 billion tourists seen around the world in 2015 – UNWTO

Tourism is a major driver of the global eceonomy. It’s importance is such that the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) says it is committed to support the sector in advancing its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through technical assistance and capacity-building initiatives A record 1.2 billion tourists …

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Ethiopian Airlines offers Christian pilgrimage package from Ghana

Ethiopian Airlines has announced a partnership with Ghanaian travel agency One People Travels, to offer Ghanaian Christians pilgrimage trips to Israel. A familiarisation trip would be launched for Ghanaians to sample the package which has already benefited some leading clergymen. “The partnership will ease the process of the holy trip …

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Ghana tourism ministry hosts Chinese tour operators

Ghana’s tourism is strongly anchored on the pillars of history, culture and creative arts, which resonate strongly with the majority of Chinese tourists, Mrs Elisabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has said. She said Chinese cookery was popular and widely available across the length and breadth …

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Ghana’s creative arts industry gets GH¢2m grant

The government has released a GH¢2 million grant to support the creative arts industry, Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has announced. She called for operators in the sector to take advantage of the funds to expand their businesses. Mrs. Ofosu-Adjare made this known when …

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Emirates fights illegal wildlife trade

Emirates Airlines, has unveiled its fifth A380 emblazoned with special livery in support of United for Wildlife to fight against illegal wildlife trade, which poses a threat to the survival of some animals. A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency said the fifth A380 unlike previous versions is situated …

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