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Number of planned hotel rooms in Africa increases to 64,000 – Survey

A survey of hotel rooms in Africa says the number of planned rooms on the continent has grown to 64,000 in 365 hotels, a 30 per cent increase on the previous year.T The annual W Hospitality Group Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey, by Bench Events, an organization that describes itself …

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Ethiopian Airlines operates 240 flights daily after 70 years

The state-owned airline, Ethiopian Airlines which is marking 70 years of its existence, operates 240 flights daily, the Airline said in a press release issued today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com. The Airline launched the 70th anniversary celebration today April 8, 2016 in the Ethiopian capital, Addis …

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Alisa Hotel becomes Swiss Spirit Hotel

Ghanaian hospitality business, Alisa Hotel has entered into a partnership deal with Swiss International Hotels and resorts to upgrade its facilities in Accra, a press release from the company has said. According to the release, the partnership deal will help upgrade facilities, improve services at Alisa Hotel to meet global …

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Ghana gets first paragliding pilot

Mr Jonathan Quaye, Ghana’s first Paragliding pilot, has expressed his joy of partaking in this year’s Easter paragliding festival after successful training in Pune, India. This year’s festival, which was the 11th in the series, was held from Friday, March 25, to Sunday, March 28, and as usual, attracted many …

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Ethiopian Airlines is Best Airline in Nigeria

Ethiopian Airlines has been named ‘The Best Airline in Nigeria’ by the national Association of Nigerian Travel Agents (NANTA), the Airlines said in a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com. According to the release, members of NANTA voted for Ethiopian Airlines at the Association’s 40th Annual General Meeting in Ibadan, Nigeria …

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Ghana Tourism Authority enforces 1% levy

The Ghana Tourism Authority on Thursday embarked on an enforcement exercise to retrieve the one per cent tourism levy from four establishments in Accra who have failed to pay. The establishments include; Country Kitchen, the Buika and Masera restaurants all at Osu and Ramada Resort at Nungua. Mr Abraham Tetteh, …

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Effutu launches 2016 Aboakyer Festival

The Chiefs and people of Effutu Traditional Area would celebrate this year’s Aboakyer Festival from May  2 to 7. Nana Kojo Beedu, the Chairman of the Aboakyer Board, who announced the date at the launch of the Festival, also outlined activities planned for the event. They include: a Tug of war, Competition for Miss Aboakyer …

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Ghana to partner IATA to boost hospitality industry

Ghana is to partner the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to help train and build the capacity of the operators in the hospitality industry. The partnership is a result of a meeting between Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism Culture and Creative Arts and some officials of IATA, held …

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Minister says new Ghana visa policy will boost tourism

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has said the introduction of a visa-on-arrival policy for the citizens of the African Union Member States is a great boost to the tourism sector. She said acquisition of visa before travelling had always been a challenge for most …

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British Airways offers discounts to SMEs

British Airways is offering a 25 per cent discount on Business Class tickets from Ghana to London, Europe and North America for small and medium scale enterprises. The promotion, which ends on Monday, March 14, is to mark Ghana’s 59thIndependence Day. Mr. Kevin Leung, the Country Commercial Manager of the …

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