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Government reaffirms commitment towards improving Kotoka International Airport

Government has re-affirmed its commitment to ensuring that the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) becomes an aviation hub within the sub-region. “The government of Ghana would continue to support the KIA with a State of the Art equipment to improve airport operations and excellent safety and security.” Mrs Dzifa Attivor, Minister …

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Ethiopian Airlines named among 2015 Global Growth Companies

Ethiopian Airlines has been named among the World Economic Forum’s Global Growth Companies for 2015 – the world’s most dynamic and high-growth companies with potential to become global economic leaders. The World Economic Forum released the list last week. Olivier M. Schwab, Head of Business Engagement at the World Economic …

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Addis Ababa has highest hotel prices in Africa

If you thought hotel prices in your city are high, just wait a minute. A new survey is showing that Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has the highest hotel price point in Africa. The survey by hospitality research firm STR Global released ahead of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) to be …

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Togbe Afede to visit Notsie in Togo

Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli, would on Friday, September 4 lead some chiefs in the Volta Region and people of Asogli State to their ancestral home at Notsie, in the Republic of Togo. The three-day pilgrimage coincides with the celebration of Agbogboza of the chiefs and people of Notsie, …

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Ghana to open up tourism sector to Turkey

Ghana plans to open up its tourism industry to visitors from alternative markets such as Turkey in a bid to meet the country’s 15-year tourism target of eight million tourists. Ghana has a 15-year tourism plan, which aims to increase the annual number of tourists to Ghana from current the …

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Over 25,000 people trained in best tourism practices

The Ghana Tourism Federation has trained over 25,000 operators in the excellent customer service and food safety management in a pilot project to ensure the maintenance of the needed standards in the tourism sector. Mr David Nana Anim, President of the Ghana Tourism Federation, disclosed this in Tema during the …

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Ethiopian Airlines makes $175m profit, more than all airlines in Africa

Ethiopian Airlines is living true to its reputation as the leading airline business in Africa. Last week when the state-owned airline announced its profit for the 2014/2015 fiscal year, it made a total of $175 million, and this is more than the profit made by all airlines in Africa combined. …

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African airlines asked to help open up the continent

Mr. Chris Diaz, the Marketing Director of Kenya Airways, says African airlines have a critical role to play in opening up the continent for trade and tourism. He said this would call for increased cooperation among African states and airlines to boost intra-African trade and overcome the challenges of Africa’s …

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James Town comes alive with 5th Chale Wote Street Art festival

The 5th Chale Wote Street Art Festival themed “African Electronics” has kicked off at James Town in Accra, bringing Jamestown alive with art: paintings, graffiti, music, poetry, traditional Ghanaian handicraft and fashion. Contemporary fashion and music is not left out, as a number of fashion dealers are at the festival. …

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Africa records 55.8 million international arrivals, earns $36.4b in 2014

The African continent recorded 55.8 million International arrivals in 2014 and generated an income of $36.4 billion. African tourism Ministers were excited about the contribution of the tourism sector to the socio-economic development of their respective countries and that of the continent. The Tourism Ministers from Africa made the observation …

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