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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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Taxation crippling Ghana travel industry – Leaders

Leaders in the travel industry have said government’s imposition of taxes has resulted in drastic reduction in business travel and domestic tourism. Speaking on Wednesday at an industry forum in Accra organized by the African Business Travel Association, most industry leaders present said the value added tax (VAT) and the …

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Ghana leader calls for promotion and marketing of Africa

President John Dramani Mahama on Monday appealed to professional brand experts in Africa, to effectively package and promote the tourists sites of the continent to the international world. He said: “Marketing and media consultants on the continent need to change the narrative about the continent by painting a favourable picture…to …

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KLM starts daily operation of Boeing 777-200 between Accra and Amsterdam

Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM), has started operating on a daily basis, its Boeing 777-200, between Accra and Amsterdam, with a fully renovated cabin interior in both World Business Class and Economy Class. The in-flight entertainment system has also been fully renewed. Mr. Axel Metselaar, KLM Regional Manager for Ghana, Liberia …

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Hoteliers urged to be innovative to save industry

Mr Seth Adjei Baah, President, Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industries, has urged members in the hospitality industry, to come out with innovative measures to generate electricity in order to save their work. He noted that a lot of hoteliers are going through challenges due to the power outages, hence …

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Visit the Mole National Park!

……A new road now makes it possible to see elephants Getting close to nature is good for the soul! If, like me, you live in a concrete jungle with choked gutters, then periodically, you need to set out of Accra, Kumasi, Sekondi-Takoradi and other big cities and move closer to …

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Tourism is Africa’s most promising sector – Minister

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, said on Thursday that Africa has a major opportunity to harness the potential of tourism. This, she, said would foster development, increase its participation in the global economy and generate revenue for investments. She said tourism is one of …

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Ghanaian dishes to be served on British Airways

Traditional Ghanaian dishes would now be part of British Airways menu on the Accra-London route. “We have just launched a new on-board menu from Accra to London, following feedback from our Ghanaian passengers,” said Mr. Kelvin Leung, British Airways Commercial Manager for Ghana, during a press briefing in Accra. Mr. …

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South African Airways launches direct flight from Accra to US

South African Airways (SAA) has launched a new direct flight from Accra to Washington DC beginning August 3, 2015. The flights from Accra to Washington DC will be offered four times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Washington-Accra flight will be the only nonstop flight between Washington …

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