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Global airline profits to keep rising on low fuel prices in 2016 – Moody’s

Amidst lower fuel prices in 2016, profits of the global airline industry will remain strong, supporting a positive outlook on the industry for the next 12 to 18 months, according to a new report by credit ratings agency Moody’s. Moody’s expects the airline industry’s operating margin to top 10 per …

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Transport infrastructure said to be constraining Africa’s tourism growth

Transport infrastructure and services for intra-continental travel have been cited as a key constraint limiting the growth of tourism in Africa by the 2015 Africa Tourism Monitor, an annual report on tourism in Africa. The report, a publication of the African Development Bank (AfDB), says although many major airlines fly …

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Goldstar Airlines prepares to launch in Ghana

Goldstar Airlines, a private Ghanaian airline company, is to roll out a training programme for its cabin crew workers after a recruitment exercise, which would field mostly suitably qualified Ghanaians. “The company as part of efforts to indigenise its airline operations will engage and rely on Ghanaians to man the …

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Ghana Airports Company receives aerodrome operating certificate

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has presented an Aerodrome Operating Certificate to the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL). The presentation certifies that the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) has been audited and found to be compliant with the GCAA, and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements. Mr. Charles Asare, …

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Unlocking Africa’s rural tourism potential is crucial – Minister

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has called for the need to unlock Africa’s rural tourism potential for the improvement of the lives of rural folks. She said the sector had a tedious responsibility to unlock Africa’s rural tourism potential in order to create economic …

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Tourism Minister urges sector to pay special attention to customer care

Mrs Dzifa Gomashie, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has urged managers of tourism enterprises to pay crucial attention to customer care and service delivery. “Service is critical in the tourism industry and it’s important not to follow the status quo but rather be different in the sector”, …

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Ghana Tourism Authority vows to stop unlicensed facilities from operating

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has vowed to stop unlicensed facility operators in the hospitality industry from doing business. Mr. Ekow Sampson, its Ashanti Regional Manager, said it would go to every length to ensure that the laws and regulations are enforced to promote sanity in the industry. Speaking to …

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British Airways affirms commitment to Ghana

Mr Kevin Leung, the Commercial Manager of British Airways (BA) Ghana, has said despite the highly competitive airline industry in Ghana, BA remained strongly committed to the country. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency on the sideline during a press briefing in Accra, Mr Leung said besides good …

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Kwahu hosts maiden corporate paragliding festival

The Ghana Tourism Authority under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has held the maiden Corporate Paragliding Festival at Atibie-Kwahu in the Eastern Region. The two-day event attracted many from within Corporate Ghana to the Peaks of the Odweanoma Mountain at Atibie-Kwahu to witness the …

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Ghana waives visa requirements for Rwanda citizens

Citizens of Rwanda travelling to Ghana would not need visas any more. The government of Ghana has waived visa requirements for Rwanda. A letter to the Rwanda government by the Consulate of Ghana in Kigali signed November 22, 2015 says “The Government of the Republic of Ghana in a reciprocal …

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