Home / Tourism (page 30)

Tourism

Government releases GH¢1.8m to support tourism

The Government has released GH¢1.8 million to be disbursed to support projects and activities for members of the Tourism Industry Trade Associations. The release was in connection with President John Dramani Mahama’s commitment towards tourism, culture and creative arts sectors. Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative …

Read More »

Hospitality players urged to improve service delivery

Professor Agyemang Badu Akosa, the former Director of the Ghana Health Service, has advised practitioners in the hospitality industry to make quality service their hallmark. Speaking at the Greater Accra Regional Tourism awards held at the Kempinski Hotel on Thursday, Prof Badu Akosa said non-adherence to professional ethics and standards, …

Read More »

Some 561 million tourists recorded globally in first half of 2016 – UNWTO

The number of international tourists around the world grew by 4 per cent in the first half of 2016, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). According to the UNWTO, destinations around the world received 561 million international tourists, that is, overnight visitors, and that is 21 million …

Read More »

Ex-Presidents honoured at Maiden Tourism Awards

Three former Presidents; Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings and Mr John Agyekum Kufuor received awards on Friday for their contribution to the tourism sector in Ghana during their tenure of office. The awards, received by their representatives formed part of the maiden edition of the tourism hall …

Read More »

Visits to tourist sites in Volta Region decline

Visits to major tourist sites and attractions in Volta Region, have declined from 91,594 in 2014 to 10,728 in 2015, Alhaji Sulemana Amadu, Senior Resource Officer, Ghana Tourism Authority (GHA), has said. He described the decline as a “heavy blow” to the industry and blamed it on “petty squabbles” relating …

Read More »

Tourism Minister seeks support for cultural development

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has appealed to the Regional House of Chiefs, Traditional Councils and other stakeholders to support the Ministry to galvanise cultural resources and sustain them. She said in Ghana, cultural diversity flourishes within a framework of democratic pluralism, tolerance and …

Read More »

Delta airlines rolls out Wi-Fi flights from Africa to US

Customers flying on Delta Airways from Africa to Atlanta and New York-JFK could now stay connected at 30,000 feet using the airline’s on-board Wi-Fi connection. This would enable all customers flying on its nonstop services from Africa to Atlanta and New York-JFK to stay connected during the flight. A statement …

Read More »

UNESCO designates Lake Bosomtwe a biosphere reserve site

The Bosomtwe lake, Ghana’s only natural lake, has been designated a biosphere reserve site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote healthy balance between biodiversity conservation and its sustainable use. This brings to three the number of such internationally recognized sites in the country – …

Read More »

Ghana issues notice for airline passengers using Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has issued directives on the use of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone for airline passengers. In a press release issued in Accra Monday September 26, 2016 and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, the GCAA said all passengers and crew in possession of the device should …

Read More »

Tourism Minister inaugurates interim Creative Arts Council

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has inaugurated an interim Creative Arts Council to support regulate the industry. The Council would help the Ministry to fashion out appropriate policies and administrative structures that can propel the growth of the industry as a major pillar for socio-economic advancement. Mrs …

Read More »