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Osu castle to be converted into a museum of leadership and governance – Tourism Minister

Mrs. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, says the Osu Castle would soon be converted into a museum of leadership and governance. She said the castle would soon see significant developments as partners were coming on board to make it more attractive to local and international tourists to …

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Ghana Tourism Authority closes down 31 hospitality facilities in Eastern Region

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has closed down 31 facilities in the Eastern Region including hotels, guest houses, hostels, restaurants, bars and motels, for not having operational licenses from the GTA, under a special enforcement exercise nationwide. The GTA is authorized and entrusted to register and license every tourism business …

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Illegal tourism establishments in Ashanti to be closed down

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) acting in line with its constitutional mandate, has announced plans to conduct an extensive enforcement exercise to close down tourism establishments operating illegally in the Ashanti Region. A task force has already been formed to carry out the exercise scheduled for June 18-21, this year. …

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GTA to undertake enforcement exercises in two regions

The Ghana Tourism Authority office in the Western Region would embark on an enforcement exercise in the Western and Western North regions from June 14 – 17, 2019, to clamp down on all tourism enterprises operating illegally. In a press release issued on June 3, 2019 and copied to the …

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Chinese citizens spend $277b on international tourism, making them top travellers in 2018 – report

In 2018, Chinese citizens were the top travelers around the globe, they traveled more than any other nationality in the world. They reportedly spent $277 billion on international tourism, accounting for five per cent increase from the previous year, a UN World Tourism Organization(UNWTO) report copied to ghanabusinessnews.com has said. …

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Africa generates $38b from tourism in 2018 – UNWTO

The African continent earned some $38 billion from tourism in 2018, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Some 67 million tourists visited Africa, it indicated. According to the UNWTO’s World Tourism Barometer, international tourism for Europe and Africa grew at equal levels of four per cent for …

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Ghana Tourism Authority closes down Villaggio Vista, Airport Side Hotel

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) as part of a nation-wide enforcement exercise to clamp down on tourism enterprises operating without license from the Authority, has closed down two tourism facilities in Accra. The facilities, Villaggio Vista and Airport Side Hotel, have been given a 24-hour ultimatum to rectify and ensure …

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Establishment of national carrier progressing steadily – Minister

Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation, says government’s quest to establish a national carrier is progressing steadily and is close to finalizing the documentation processes with Ethiopia. Aside, the documentation that involves a partnership agreement, steps have been taken to acquire aircraft from either Airbus Company or Boeing …

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Ghana marks International Museum Day

Ghana on Tuesday joined the international community to mark this year’s International Museum Day to evaluate museums and monuments and to explore other ways of improving their current state. This was marked on the theme “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition” and was aimed at providing support for …

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Aviation Ministry announces new date for domestic flights operations in Wa Airport

The Aviation Ministry on Monday announced that the Wa Airport would be opened within one month to allow commercial aircrafts to begin operations after security measures had been certified to meet international safety standards. Deputy Minister of Aviation, Mr Yaw Afful, made the announcement during an inspection tour to the …

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