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Effutu launches 2018 Aboakyer festival

The Chiefs and People of Effutu Traditional Council have launched their 2018 Aboakyer festival to Mobilize funds to construct a new palace for the paramountcy. The festival with the theme: “Sourcing funding for a key project and initiating a revival of our ancient Asafo cultural practices,” will commence on Friday …

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Airstrip to be constructed in Yendi – Aviation Ministry

An airstrip is to be constructed in Yendi, Deputy Aviation Minister Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, has announced. He added that a four-acre stretch of land for the project had already been secured. He indicated that it would come in handy during emergency situations. The Deputy Minister at the weekend led officials …

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GTA assures of holidaymakers of wonderful paragliding experience

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), Mr. Akwasi Agyeman, has assured holidaymakers, who would make it to the Kwahu Easter Paragliding festival of a wonderful experience. This follow the upgrade of facilities at facilities – the takeoff point to now accommodate three to four people …

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Ghana Tourism Authority to create web portal to market destinations

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has initiated moves to create a web portal to effectively market the nation’s tourism destinations to the outside world. Mr. Akwasi Agyemang, the Chief Executive Officer, said the goal was to substantially increase foreign tourist arrivals to those sites. He said this in an address …

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South Africa leads continent to target slice of estimated $1.2 trillion global MICE market

The value of the global Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition market is estimated to reach $1.2 trillion by 2023. The industry was valued at $752 billion in 2016, and South Africa is moving to get other African countries to join it in taking a slice of this market. As a …

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Media urged to market tourist attractions in Upper East

Mr John Adams, the Upper East Regional Principal Marketing Officer, Ghana Tourism Authority has called on the media to project the beautiful scenes and tourists attractions doted in the region. He said the media had a very critical role to play in ensuring that the abundant tourist sites in the …

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Cape Town may have a drought, but the city is still welcoming

As we landed at the International Airport, walk through the jetway into the arrival hall, it hits you immediately that Cape Town has a water crisis. There are signs everywhere reminding you to conserve water, use water carefully and wisely and to use water only when necessary. Despite the drought, …

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Tourism minister cuts sod for $3m Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Museum at Mampong

The Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture, Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku, on Tuesday cut the sod for the construction of the Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Museum at Akuapem Mampong, in the Eastern Region. The project is a multi-purpose, ultra-modern museum with the concept that shows the upstream and downstream operations of …

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Government to build commercial tourist airports – MP

Mr Kobby Okyere Darko-Mensah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Takoradi, has said government intends to build more airports in the Western and Central Regions. The move, he said, forms part of measures to create an enabling environment for tourism and business to thrive. Mr Darko-Mensah, who doubles as the …

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Major progress made on airport projects – Minister

Mrs Cecilia Dapaah, the Minister of Aviation, has said significant progress had been made on major airport projects across the country, including 87 per cent completion of the Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).    She assured the airline operators, stakeholders and the travelling public of the Ministry’s …

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