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Africa World Airlines starts Accra-Lagos flights

Africa World Airlines (AWA) on Monday flew its maiden flight from Accra to Lagos; a journey its founder described as an important milestone in the achievement of its goal of connecting West Africa. “Today is an important milestone in the realization of our goal to integrate West Africa and Africa …

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Ministry charges GTA to sanction unlicensed operators

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has initiated steps to enforce standards and beef-up marketing techniques in the coming year to promote tourism, said Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, sector Minister. In this regard, Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has been charged to vigorously sanction all unlicensed and illegally operating tourism …

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Former Ghana Airways worker appointed new IATA Vice President for Africa

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed a former worker of the defunct Ghana Airways to be the group’s Vice President for Africa. Mr Raphael Kuuchi’s appointment was announced by IATA on November 25, 2013. Mr Kuuchi’s new job takes effect February 14, 2014 as he succeeds Mike Higgins …

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Hotels in Ghana feel heat

Spiraling taxes, multi-agency fees and the recent hike in the utilities at the time when room occupancies are dipping, could stretch the hotel business down the bottom line. Herbert Acquaye, National President of the Ghana Hotels Association made these observations on Thursday, while addressing the Third National Executive Council Meeting …

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Establish PANAFEST endowment fund – Kojo Yankah

The founder of African University College of Communication, Mr Kojo Yankah has advocated  the establishment of an endowment fund to sustain the Pan African Historical Arts and Cultural Festival(PANAFEST). The fund, he said would help revive the festival and increase its patronage as it can no longer depend on support …

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Do more to raise conditions at tourist centres – WECO Patron

The Government has been urged to ensure a more deliberate and aggressive effort to raise conditions at the various tourist centres to boost their appeal. Mr. Partrick Amofa, a Patron of the Water and Energy Conservation Organization (WECO) at the Saint Louis Senior High School (SHS) in Kumasi, said the …

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Ghana earns $2.5b from tourism in 2012 – GTA

Tourism fetched Ghana $2.5 billion last year, confirming the sector as the fourth largest export after gold, cocoa and remittances. The amount was spent by 1,263,857 international tourists who visited the country during the year, according to an official of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) who disclosed this at the …

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Ethiopian Airlines gets biggest Boeing aircraft

Ethiopian Airlines has received a Boeing 777-300ER jet, the first and biggest of its kind for the African carrier. In a statement, Boeing confirmed that it gave the jet to GE Capital Aviation Services to be leased to Ethiopian Airlines. The 777-300ER is now the largest aircraft in the Ethiopian …

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Defunct Ghana Airways plane turned into restaurant

Government has engaged a transactional advisor to help Ghana with a roadmap to start a new national carrier, Mrs. Dzifa Aku Attivor, Minister of Transport announced on Friday in Accra. “Let me say without any shadow of doubt that President John Dramani Mahama is very committed to bringing back the …

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Manya Krobo celebrates Ngmayem festival

The chiefs and people of Manya Krobo Traditional Area at the weekend observed their annual Ngmayem festival. The indigenes  clad in African apparel  including beads round their necks and wrists, thronged the Laasi Park at Odumase to mark the festival. Addressing the gathering, Nene Sakite II, Paramount Chief of Manya …

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