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Ghana, Spain to hold tourism expo abroad

For the first time in many years, Ghana and Spain will hold a tourism and hospitality expo in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain to explore trade facilitation between the two countries. The forum, aimed at bringing stakeholders in the tourism sector, will start from September 12 to 14, …

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Celebration of Homowo in Prampram would be restricted to designated areas – Great Ningo traditional council

The Great Ningo Traditional Area has said this year’s Homowo festival celebration would be restricted to major shrines as a sign of respect to the Late Nene Atsure Benta III, Manklalo of Prampram Traditional Area. Nene Atsure Benta III was gunned down on the Dodowa road after a meeting at …

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Emancipation Day could be a game changer for Assinman – Minister 

The three District Assemblies in Assin have been told to take ownership and work towards changing the substance and content of the celebration of the Emancipation Day to spur development in the area. Mr Kwamena Duncan, the Central Regional Minister who made the admonition, said the celebration of Emancipation Day …

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Adomi International River Festival to commence August 7

An expedition to explore the largest man-made lake in the world, the Volta Lake, will take center stage in one of Ghana’s biggest destination, Akosombo, from August 7th to 10th August 2019. The maiden edition of the festival dubbed ‘’Adomi International River Festival’’ aims at promoting water sports tourism in …

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PANAFEST celebration commences on July 24

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), in collaboration with the PANAFEST Foundation and the private sector is set to commence this year’s PANAFEST and Emancipation Day celebrations from July 24 to August 22, 2019. The celebration would be held under the theme: “Beyond 400 years, reaching across continents into the future”. …

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Stop clients stereotyping – Professor

Dr. Eunice Fay Amissah, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), says hoteliers and tourism industry players should cease discriminating between clients when providing customer services. According to her, discrimination would turn away customers and potential ones and would …

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2019 Kuntum Festival Launched at Essikado

The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Mrs Eugenia Gifty Kusi, has stated that corruption is a major canker hindering the development of the country and must be done away with. She said government had put in place measures, including the elimination of ghost names from government pay roll and the setting …

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South Africa announces visa-free regime for Ghanaian travellers

The South African government has announced visa free regimes for citizens of some countries including Ghana. Ghana however, has a visa on arrival regime for all African Union member countries, including South Africa. The South African government is however, yet to discuss the details of how that would work with …

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Boeing pledges $100m to help families of 737 Max crash victims in Indonesia, Ethiopia

Boeing Company announced Wednesday that it has set aside $100 million to address family and community needs of those affected by two deadly air crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia last October and this March. Boeing said the funds are an initial investment to be paid over multiple years to support …

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Tourism minister launches ‘Year of Return’ cloth

The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Barbara Oteng-Gyasi on Wednesday launched the 2019 ‘Year of Return’ cloth. The Minister unveiled the cloth at the third edition of the Ghana Diaspora Celebration and Homecoming summit, 2019, which is part of activities earmarked for the celebration of the “Year of …

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