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Starbow aircraft crashlands in Tamale

A Starbow aircraft on an internal flight from Accra to Tamale burst a front tyre upon landing at the Tamale Airport Tuesday morning. There were no casualties. Efforts by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) to get authorities of the airline for details of the accident have so far proved futile. …

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Study calls on Ghana to declare tourism priority sector for next five years

A recent study has revealed that Ghana’s tourism has entered a phase of slowed growth and is also so structurally defective that it cannot create the desired number of opportunities to make the needed impact. Tourism Research and Advocacy Centre (TRAC), a tourism think-tank and advocacy organization, which conducted the …

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Ghana’s $2.1b revenue from tourism in 2014 less than in 2013

The tourism sector, maintaining the position of fourth highest foreign exchange earner for Ghana after gold, cocoa and oil, contributed an estimated $2.1 billion to the country’s GDP, the GNA reports citing a statement signed by the Minister of Tourism. But this amount is less than what the sector generated …

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President Mahama cuts sod for Ho Airport

President John Dramani Mahama on Friday cut the sod for commencement of work on an airport in the Volta Region at Titrinu, near Ho. The $25 million project funded by the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) is to be completed in September 2016 to boost economic activities and tourism in …

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Government reaffirms commitment towards improving Kotoka International Airport

Government has re-affirmed its commitment to ensuring that the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) becomes an aviation hub within the sub-region. “The government of Ghana would continue to support the KIA with a State of the Art equipment to improve airport operations and excellent safety and security.” Mrs Dzifa Attivor, Minister …

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Ethiopian Airlines named among 2015 Global Growth Companies

Ethiopian Airlines has been named among the World Economic Forum’s Global Growth Companies for 2015 – the world’s most dynamic and high-growth companies with potential to become global economic leaders. The World Economic Forum released the list last week. Olivier M. Schwab, Head of Business Engagement at the World Economic …

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Addis Ababa has highest hotel prices in Africa

If you thought hotel prices in your city are high, just wait a minute. A new survey is showing that Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has the highest hotel price point in Africa. The survey by hospitality research firm STR Global released ahead of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) to be …

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Togbe Afede to visit Notsie in Togo

Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli, would on Friday, September 4 lead some chiefs in the Volta Region and people of Asogli State to their ancestral home at Notsie, in the Republic of Togo. The three-day pilgrimage coincides with the celebration of Agbogboza of the chiefs and people of Notsie, …

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Ghana to open up tourism sector to Turkey

Ghana plans to open up its tourism industry to visitors from alternative markets such as Turkey in a bid to meet the country’s 15-year tourism target of eight million tourists. Ghana has a 15-year tourism plan, which aims to increase the annual number of tourists to Ghana from current the …

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