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Harmattan season can affect smooth operations of airlines – GCAA warns

As the Harmattan season enters its intensity phase, air travel in Ghana could be disrupted, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has warned. In a statement copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, the GCAA notifies travellers of the potential challenges that the weather could pose to smooth operations of airlines. According to the …

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Ghana to launch Birthright campaign after Year of Return

The Ghana government intends to implement a campaign-oriented project, “Beyond the Year of Return – a Birthright,” over a ten-year-period to continuously carry out activities to sustain the Diaspora relationship and build on the positive impact of the initiative. The campaign is on the theme: “A decade of African Restoration …

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Africa Discount Card® – The new affordable way to visit Africa

If you are a regular traveller within or to Africa, you will no doubt be one of the millions of people who find that visiting Africa can be an expensive venture. From the cost of flights to accommodation and moving about, visiting any one of Africa’s 54 countries can indeed …

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Air Senegal begins direct flight to Ghana

Ghana’s relationship with Senegal has been moved to the upper trajectory as Air Senegal is scheduled to commence direct flights between Dakar and Accra with effect from Monday December 16, 2019. This came as a result of the collaborative efforts by the Ghana Embassy in Dakar, Senegal which has been …

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Air transport generates $2.7 trillion in global GDP

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Tuesday held a flag raising parade and exhibition to mark the 75th International Civil Aviation Organisations (ICAO) Day in Accra. The celebration, themed “75 years of connecting the world”, was to reflect the scale of  aviation industry’s socio-economic impact as the fastest and …

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GTA closes down Country Kitchen Restaurant for nonpayment of tourism levy

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) on Monday embarked on an enforcement exercise to close down tourism facilities that have failed to adhere to the monthly payment of the one percent tourism levy in Accra. The week long exercise in Accra which would cover over 60 facilities was also to check …

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Ghana can become primary medical tourism destination – Dr Armstead

Dr Rodney Armstead, President of LuccaHealth Medical Specialty Centre, has said that Ghana can become a medical tourist destination for the entire West Africa region. He said there are opportunities to improve healthcare, as such, LuccaHealth is here; to bring the United States (US) medical quality, expertise and specialism to …

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Ghana to introduce e-visa next year to boost tourism

The Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Monday announced that the government would launch e-visa next year to facilitate easy visa acquisition and to boost the tourism industry. In this way, he said, travelers did not need to visit the Embassies for visas, but only have to complete an online …

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Year of Return stimulates tourism in Ghana

The ‘Year of Return’ celebrations have stimulated Ghana’s economic growth since its inception in January this year, according to Mr Akwasi Agyemang, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), He said the number of visitors to the country had positively impacted the private sector space including; airlines, hotels, tour operators, …

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Government allocates $1.2b to Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture

The Government has allocated $1.2 billion to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. This is the enable the Ministry to carry out its Marine Drive Tourism Investment Project. Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance in a budget statement to Parliament on Wednesday, November 13, said the amount was expected …

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