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Dr Nduom commends Effutu for showcasing culture

Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, 2012 Presidential Candidate for Progressive People’s Party, has given credit to the people of Effutu for their hard work towards the promotion and growth of cultural tourism in the country. He said Effutu people have unique and beautiful cultures such as the Aboakyere and the Masquerading …

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Guard monkey sanctuary against bushfire – Fire Service

Mr Henry Esson, Nkoranza Municipal Assistant Fire Officer has urged the youth of Boabeng and Fiema and the catchment communities to guard the Monkey Sanctuary in the area against bushfires because the natural resource was a great asset to the country. He appealed to the management of the Nkoranza Municipal …

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Russians to develop Volta Region’s Holuta waterfalls

Three Russians, a professor and two businessmen, have begun feasibility studies to develop Holuta Waterfalls into a major tourist destination in the Volta Region. The team would help remove rocks at the foot of the Waterfalls, and expand its base for social activities. Professor Sergey P. Kotov-Dartey, Professor of Jurisprudence …

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Ghana Hotels Association to launch service standards for members

The Ghana Hotels Association (GHA) is to launch service standards for members. The association comprising 1000 member hotels of various grades would launch the service standards for the industry, to harmonise service operations. “Even though there is in place the ECOWAS harmonised standards, these are guidelines for the development of …

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Ghana Tourism Authority inaugurates board

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has inaugurated Board of Directors of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) and the Ghana Tourist Development Company (GTDC), in accordance with Act 817 of the governing board. The board which is to work in collaboration with both entities to ensure …

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Emirates extends holiday fares promo

Emirates Airlines, has extended its offer for outbound travel in Business and Economy class between  December 7 and  January 31, 2014. The move is to give its customers the opportunity to continue making the most of the festive season. A statement issued and copy made available to the Ghana News …

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Website created to boost hotel market in Volta Region

A website to market hotels and project ‘breathtaking attractions’ of the Volta Region was launched on Thursday in Ho. www.voltahotels.com is expected to bring about unprecedented growth in the hospitality and tourism industry in the Region with opportunity for traditional authorities to market their communities. Mr Patrick Kpikpi, Chief Executive …

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Operators of tourist facilities urged to strive for excellence

Mr. Ekow Sampson, Ashanti Regional Manager of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), has emphasized the need for tourist facilities to adhere to good practices. This, he said, was necessary to promote and market the country as a tourist destination for the growth of the economy. Speaking to the Ghana News …

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Ghana, Kenya explore tourism opportunities

The Ghana Tourism Federation, Kenya Tourism Board  and Kenya Airlines have held a day’s forum to discuss issues affecting tourism in Ghana and to explore ways to improve tourism between the two countries. The forum focused on marketing, packaging and promotional aspect of tourism in Ghana. Mr David Nana Anim, …

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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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