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National Tourism Awards slated for November 29

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) is poised to host the 9th National Tourism Awards to reward excellence in the tourism sector. The Awards scheduled for November 29, at the Banguet Hall of the State House, is on the theme: “Gaining a Competitive Edge through Innovative and Service Excellence”. Mr Ben …

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Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam to celebrate Akwanbokese

Akwanbokese, a maiden festival for the five traditional areas in Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District of the Central Region, is scheduled for Ajumako-the district capital from November 4- November 10 Akwanbokese, which is expected to attract the chiefs and people from 193 communities, will be on the theme: “Coming together for integrated development, …

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Emirates offers special fares for travellers in Ghana

Emirates, one of the fastest growing Airlines in the world, is offering travellers in Ghana the chance to visit some of the world’s most popular destinations at reduced fares for a limited period only. This offer is opened to both Economy and Business Class travellers, and runs from October 7 …

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Kotoka Airport to be transformed into African hub – Minister

Mrs Dzifa Aku Attivor, Minister of Transport has said that President Mahama’s administration is prepared to work through public private partnership to uplift Kotoka International Airport (KIA) to become African’s centre of aviation. The Ministry would therefore build a modern aviation infrastructure and work closely with relevant stakeholders to inject …

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Sub-Saharan Africa attracts 33.8 million visitors from tourism in 2012 – World Bank

Sub-Saharan Africa earned over $36 billion from tourist visits in 2012, a new World Bank report says October 3, 2013. According to the World Bank, the continent attracted 33.8 million visitors in 2012, up from a low 6.7 million in 1990. The report, “Tourism in Africa: Harnessing Tourism for Growth …

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Ghanaian tourism practitioners advised to join SKAL

Mrs Stella Appenteng, Treasurer of SKAL International Club, a professional  organization of tourism leaders around the world who work to promote tourism and friendship on Thursday, advised practitioners in Ghana to join with SKAL to better understand the global nature of the tourism industry She said “Industry players should join …

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Ghana Tourism Authority holds African Choral Festival

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), is organising ‘African Sing Aloud Choral Festival’, to create an international platform to develop and propagate Africa’s rich choral music. Mr Joseph Appiagyei, Acting Brong Ahafo Regional Manager of GTA, who made this known in Sunyani at the Regional competition organised by the Authority said …

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SA Travel Centre gets Ghana partners

Mrs Bulelwa Koyana, Chief Executive Officer of South African Travel Centre (SATC) on Thursday indicated that Ghana’s political stability is trusted by investors to do business. She therefore encouraged investors from Africa and all over the world to come and invest in Ghana to promote socio-economic growth and reduce youth …

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Tourism major source of growth – ILO

International Labour Organisation (ILO) says over the past decades, tourism has become a major source of growth and employment around the world and a key driver of poverty reduction. These trends are expected to accelerate during the next decade, according to the latest ILO data, published in a working paper …

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Ghana to hold 2013 World Tourism Day in Western Region

The 2013 celebrations of World Tourism Day would be climaxed at Nkroful in the Western Region, birthplace of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President to give the celebration a local balance. A statement signed by Mr Prince Boakye-Boateng, Head of Public Relations at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative …

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