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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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Tourists around the world spend estimated $1.2b in 2015

Tourism’s importance to the global economy can’t be over emphasized, as tourists around the world have spent an estimated $1.2 billion in 2015. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), says international tourism receipts in destinations around the world grew by 3.6 per cent in 2015, in line with the …

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As 29 million more tourists visit Europe in 2015, numbers to Africa fall again

Europe saw a total of 609 million international tourists in 2015, an increase of 29 million from the previous year, according to the Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UWTO), Taleb Rifai. “At a time when economic recovery is still quite slow, tourism has been a major contributor …

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Ethiopian Airlines sponsors Chinese tourists to Ghana

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airline, will be sponsoring a familiarization trip of Chinese tour operators to Ghana, in partnership with some Ghanaian tour operators, Apstar and Sunseekers tours. According to Ethiopian Airlines in a statement said the during the trip, the Chinese tour operators will visit Kumasi to tour the …

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