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Bawumia urges tourism players to enhance contribution to development

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has urged stakeholders in the tourism industry to be innovative in order to enhance  the contribution of the sector to national development. He noted that tourism was the main income earner for many countries, who were leveraging on their natural resources, including; beaches, wildlife and …

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Ghana to be branded centre of the world – Minister

Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has said that Ghana would fully harness the opportunities that come with being at the centre of the world. She said there would be an iconic tower at the centre of the world on the Greenwich Meridian in Tema, …

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Emirates Airlines open to future expansion in Ghana – Manager

Emirates Airlines on Thursday said while it is not immediately introducing a larger aircraft onto its Accra-Dubai route, it is open to explore options for expansion as the route continues to grow, either with additional flights or with larger aircraft. The airline had announced that it will operate a one-off …

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GCAA to use ICAO audit to prepare for FAA Category 1 assessment

Ghana is preparing for an impending International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) audit, to address loopholes that will enable it undergo the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s audit to regain the Category 1 status. Regaining the Category 1 status will allow airlines registered in Ghana and had obtained the requisite authorisations from …

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Ghana to develop Aviation Masterplan to attract investors

Mrs Cecilia Abena Dapaah, outgoing Minister of Aviation, says Ghana will start processes to develop an Aviation Masterplan to better position the industry for investment. She said the development of the Aviation Masterplan had become necessary in order for Ghana to be able to attract investors. Speaking at the Ministry’s …

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Agotime launches 2018 Kente festival: targets 15,000 tourists

The chiefs and people of Agotime Traditional area have launched the 2018 Agotime Kente Festival, targeting 15,000 local and foreign tourists to Kpetoe, the kente weaving village. More than 37 communities in Ghana and Republic of Togo every year celebrate kente as an economic and cultural heritage at Agotime-Kpetoe. Mr …

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Royal Air Maroc cancels flight, passengers stranded

Passengers traveling to Accra, Brazzaville and Monrovia have expressed disappointment on the cancellation of their flights by the authorities of Royal Air Maroc. The passengers were traveling from various destinations on transit via Casablanca. A number of stranded passengers told the GNA at the Mohammed V International Airport that they …

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Tourism Ministry to rename Castles as Dungeons

The Tourism Ministry has hinted of its intention to rename all castles as dungeons to qualify the essence of their establishment as conduits for slavery. The move is geared towards reminding the black race of the atrocities and the dehumanizing acts meted out to its people during the Trans-Atlantic Chattel …

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Campaign to boost tourist arrivals receives added momentum

The drive to make Ghana a preferred tourism destination has received added momentum as a video documentary on the country’s slave castles captivates global attention.   In the one month that the video was aired on CNN Programme – “Inside Africa”, it was viewed by 5,416,000 people, and some of …

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GTA to organize 20th edition of emancipation day celebration

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) would be celebrating the 2018 Emancipation celebration from July 25 to August 1, 2018 in Accra, Assin Praso, Cape Coast and Assin Manso. The celebration, which is the 20th in the series is being organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture under the …

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