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Ghana to increase tourism traffic from China

Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has said Ghana’s Tourism sector was leaving no stone unturned in its quest to increase tourism traffic from China to Ghana. She contended that the first quarter of 2015 had seen the sector making strong presence at leading International Fairs in …

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Africa World Airlines to start flights to Takoradi

Africa World Airlines (AWA) is set to commence flights to Takoradi, Ghana’s oil and gas city, with a maiden flight on May 1. This follows more than two and a half years of having tried and tested the domestic market and entering successfully into the regional market. A statement issued …

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Effutu Aboakyer Festival starts April 25

The chiefs and people of the Effutu Traditional Area will celebrate their annual Aboakyer Festival from April 25 to May 3. The Omanhene, and President of the Traditional Council, Neenyi Ghartey the Seventh, made this known in a statement he signed and a copy made available to the Ghana News Agency in Winneba. …

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Preliminary works to begin on Ho Airport

Falcon Crest Investment, a Ghanaian construction firm is to begin preliminary works at the site for Volta Regional Airport in Ho this week. This follows the official handing over of the site to the company by Madam Helen Ntoso, Volta Regional Minister on Tuesday. The company is expected to define …

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International airlines not using Kumasi Airport – Minister

No airline has applied to operate the Kumasi Airport internationally despite the facility being granted international status, Mrs Dzifa Aku Attivor, Minister for Transport told Parliament on Thursday. The facility now is running only domestic flights, she added. Mrs Attivor drew the attention to the plight on the use of …

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SkyTeam is Airline Alliance of the year 2015

SkyTeam, a global airline alliance, has been adjudged ‘Airline Alliance of the Year,’ in the 2015 Air Transport News awards, which recognize achievements across a broad cross-section of the aviation industry. The award comes in SkyTeam’s 15th anniversary year, as the alliance continues to roll out customer-focused initiatives across its …

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More than $100m needed to complete Tamale Airport upgrade – Manager

The $100 million approved by Parliament for the upgrade and expansion of the Tamale Airport to an international status, will not be enough to complete the project, Mr Emmanuel Mends Fynn, Project Manager in-charge of Civil Works of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), has revealed. Mr Fynn said the $100 …

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South African company IDC building hotels in Ghana, Uganda – Report

A South African company, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) says it is building hotels in Ghana and Uganda, according to a report by the Business Day. The publication cites the CEO of IDC Geoffrey Qhena as saying the company was investing a total 1.5 billion rands, equivalent to $121 million in …

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Kotoka International Airport suffers prolonged power outage

The Kotoka International Airport (KIA) yesterday experienced a prolonged power outage. The incident, which occurred at about 6.30 pm and lasted for about three hours was traced to a fault in one of the electrical cables supplying power to the southern sector of the terminal, resulting in a cut in …

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UN official endorses Ghana as preferred tourist destination

Dr Taleb Rifai, Head of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has called on potential tourists around the world to visit Ghana once in their life time. A statement issued to the Ghana News Agency on Monday in Accra said the UNWTO Secretary General said was speaking as a guest …

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