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Let’s encourage travels among Africans – Minister

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture, has called for the promotion of tourism within the African continent. She said regional tourism was key to the development of the sector on the continent. The Minister made the call when the South African High Commissioner to Ghana, …

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Ethiopian Airlines Group inaugurates aviation academy

The Ethiopian Airlines Group has invested $100 million in the expansion and upgrading of its Aviation Academy in line with its vision 2025 strategic road map. The scale and scope of the expansion seals the Academy’s position as the largest and the finest Aviation Academy in Africa with annual intake …

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Possible disruption of air traffic services to Kotoka International Airport

The public is informed of a possible disruption of air traffic services to the Kotoka International Airport in Accra starting from February 19, 2016 until further notice. A statement issued and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Tuesday by the Ghana Air Traffic Controllers Association, Ghana Air …

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Government allocates money for creative arts – Minister

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu Adjare, the Minister of Tourism Culture and Creative Arts says government has allocated an amount of one million Ghana cedis towards the development of the creative arts industry for 2016. She said the release of the funds was in line with the President’s commitment towards improving the …

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Annual Iran-Ghana exhibition opens in Accra

A five-day annual Iran-Ghana cultural exhibition has opened in Accra. The annual programme, which also marks the 37th Islamic Revolution of Iran, is to exhibit cultural and historical artefacts of the two countries. Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, commended the Iranian Embassy for consistently …

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Ghana tour operators ask to be engaged in decision making to preserve water bodies

The Tour Operators Union of Ghana (TOUGHA), has urged the Water Resources Commission to engage them in the decision making so they can help in strategizing best ways to conserve the country’s water bodies for tourist attraction. The Union noted that among the committees of the Water Resources Commission, there …

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Ethiopian Airlines to start New York City flights

Ethiopian Airlines will start a service to New York City’s JFK Airport in June 2016, the airline announced in a press release issued today January 20, 2016 in Addis Ababa and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com. Serving one of the largest airports in the world would be another milestone for the growing …

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Starbow accident commitee presents preliminary report to Ministry

The five-member committee, tasked to investigate the cause of the October 5, 2015, Starbow Airline accident at Tamale Airport, has presented its preliminary report to Mrs Joyce Mogtari Bawa, Deputy Minister of Transport. Speaking during the presentation of the preliminary report, Air Commodore Kwame Mamphey, Chairman of the Committee, said …

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Visa requirement for tourists at an all time low – UNWTO

The global share of tourists required to obtain a visa before travelling, continues to decrease and is at its lowest level ever, according to the UN World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) latest visa openness report. In 2015, 39 per cent of the world population could travel for tourism without obtaining a …

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Global airline profits to keep rising on low fuel prices in 2016 – Moody’s

Amidst lower fuel prices in 2016, profits of the global airline industry will remain strong, supporting a positive outlook on the industry for the next 12 to 18 months, according to a new report by credit ratings agency Moody’s. Moody’s expects the airline industry’s operating margin to top 10 per …

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