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Record 62 million international tourists visit African countries in 2017

As global tourism records its highest arrivals in seven years in 2017, African countries maintained the rebound of 2016 and reached a record 62 million international arrivals. According to the results released Monday January 15, 2018 by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, based on …

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Ho Airport to be handed over in March

Amandi Holding Limited, contractors working on the Ho Airport project will officially hand over the facility to government in March, this year.      This follows completion of work on the $25 million project funded by the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) to boost economic activities and tourism in the Volta …

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Overbooking: KLM compensates stranded passengers with €600

The Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) has compensated stranded passengers, who were denied boarding due to over booking on an Accra-Amsterdam bound flight on Saturday January 6. All, the affected 16 passengers were paid €600; additionally, the affected passengers received GH¢50.00 from the airline to cover the cost of transportation to …

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Africa World Airlines plans London, Sao Paulo flights

Africa World Airlines (AWA), an indigenous airline, is set to operate a direct flight between Accra and London. The airline is also planning to operate a direct flight between Accra and the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, Togbe Afede XIV, the Co-Chairman of the AWA stated at the launch of …

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Forceful removal of three Ghanaians being investigated – TAP Portugal

The budget airline, TAP Portugal is embroiled in allegations of forceful removal of three Ghanaian passengers at a boarding gate at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra. According to social media posts making the rounds, the three Ghanaians, not named, who have checked in and were waiting to board the …

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Marine Drive project to create over 150,000 jobs – Minister

Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has stated that the Marine Drive Tourism Investment Project (MDTIP) would create over 150,000 local jobs. She said the project was a beacon of hope for the country and would create the support that the local people needed …

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Ethiopian Airlines aircraft with female pilots makes Africa trip

Ethiopian Airlines made history on Saturday by having its first ever flight operated by women in all roles within Africa. The flight departed from the country’s capital Addis Ababa to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. According to the airline group, women would fill every role on the flight; from …

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President cuts sod for commencement of $1.5b tourism project

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday cut the sod for the commencement of the Marine Drive Tourism Investment Project, expected to generate some 150,000 jobs for Ghanaians.      The project, estimated to cost some $1.5 billion, is situated on a total of 241 acres of prime beach front land, …

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Starbow Airline incident confirmed

The Ghana Airports Company Limited and Ghana Civil Aviation Authority have confirmed the incident of Starbow Airline Flight S9 104 which occurred at 1220 hours on Saturday at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). The aircraft skidded off the runway during its take-off run. It was bound for Kumasi with 63 …

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AfDB calls on African countries to implement 27-year-old open skies agreement

Travelling within Africa can be a pain in the neck. The requirements for visa to other African countries and the unavailability of direct flights connecting most countries and the high cost of air tickets make it almost impossible for most citizens of the continent to travel around. All these difficulties …

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