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Ghana to construct iconic tower in Tema – Minister

Ghana would soon construct an iconic tower at the Centre of the World in Tema in the Greater Accra Region as a way of attracting tourists to the country and rake-in more revenue for the State. The iconic tower would uniquely identify Ghana, which would be similar to that of …

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Tourism Ministry outlines plans for $50m World Bank grant

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, on Monday, outlined various programmes and activities, which the $50 million World Bank grant would be used for. Addressing the media at the Meet-the-Press Series in Accra, Madam Catherine Ablema Afeku, the Sector Minister, said the grant was given under the Ghana …

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Government to establish tourism TV – Afeku

Madam Catherine Ablema Afeku, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, says the Ministry has secured a licence from the National Communication Authority to establish a tourism television to promote the Ghanaian culture, arts and tourism destinations in the country.    She said feasibility studies had been conducted and …

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Ghana to own Akwaaba Hotels – Minister

Madam Catherine Ablema Afeku, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, says Ghana would soon construct Akwaaba Hotels across the country to provide affordable hotel accommodation to both domestic and foreign tourists.    She said those hotels would be funded under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement, through the Ghana …

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Kakum National Park records drastic reduction in patronage

Statistics made available to the Ghana News Agency by the Ghana Heritage Conservation Trust, managers of the Kakum National Park indicates that patronage of the site has significantly reduced over the past years. In 2014, a total of 439,323 tourists visited the Park, but he figure reduced significantly to 270,779 …

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Government to establish Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Museum – Minister

Mrs Catherine Ablema Afeku, Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture, on Thursday stated that government is set to establish Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Museum, at Mampong. The initiative to establish the museum she said was in line with the vision of the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to promote local consumption, across board. …

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Elmina, Cape Coast castles record low patronage in 2017

The Cape Coast and Elmina castles saw a reduction in the number of foreign and local tourists who visited the facilities in 2017.      The two castles received 108, 954 tourists last year as against 111,297 recorded in 2016, indicating a decrease of 2,343.       Mrs Martha Krah, the Assistant …

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Minister of Aviation lambasts British Airways over ‘bedbug’ aircraft

Mrs Cecelia Dapaah, Minister of Aviation, has lambasted officials of British Airways over what she says is their poor treatment of Ghanaian passengers, despite enjoying monopoly over the Ghana-UK direct flight market for many years.      At an emergency meeting with some officials of the British Airways, convened at the …

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Global aviation industry expected to make $38.4b net profit – IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says the global aviation industry net profit will rise to $38.4billion in 2018, an improvement from the $34.5 billion expected net profit in 2017.  A statement issued by IATA and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Tuesday, said the performance for …

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African airlines expected to lose $100m in 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has predicted that African Airlines will lose about $100 million in 2018 based on a collective net loss of $100 million in 2017. The IATA statement copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, on Tuesday, said stronger forecast economic growth in the region …

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