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Kenya launches e-Visa platform

The government of Kenya has launched an online visa application platform to boost its flagging tourism industry following deadly attacks by the Somali Islamist group Al-Shabab. The platform known as e-Visa which came into effect recently, serves 132 countries and can be accessed on the website www.ecitizen.co.ke. Kenya’s tourism industry …

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Invest in quality equipment – domestic airline operators told

Mr. James Eric Antwi, the Chief Executive Officer of Starbow Airlines, has advised domestic airline operators to invest into quality equipment to ensure success in their businesses. Mr Antwi, who gave the advice in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said flight cancellation, which was often due …

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Starbow Airline commences operations into Sunyani

Aero Surveys Limited (Starbow Airline), a Ghanaian registered airline has commenced operations on the Accra-Sunyani-Accra route with a maiden afternoon flight service from Accra to Sunyani with the Q400 brand new aircraft. Mr James Eric Antwi, Chief Executive Officer/Accountable Manager of the company briefed the media on arrival at the …

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Ghana domestic airlines to add VAT, NHIL to fares

All domestic airline operators have been mandated to add 15 per cent VAT and 2.5 per cent National Health Insurance(NHIL) to all their air fares, with effect from July 1. A statement jointly signed by Mr. James Antwi, Chief Executive Officer of Starbow Airline (AEROSURVEYS LTD), and Mr. Apiigy Afenu, Chief …

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Kakum Canopy Walkway intact, safe and secure – Management

The Management of the Kakum National Park and the Canopy Walkway, had denied media reports that the Canopy Walkway collapsed   on Wednesday. Mr Francis Dontoh Cobbinah, Executive Director of the Ghana Heritage Conservative Trust (GHCT), who made this known during a press conference in Cape Coast on Thursday, said the Kakum Canopy Walkway had …

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Visit to the slave island of The Gambia

In July 2014, my family friend in The Gambia invited me to visit the country affectionately called the Smiling Coast, located in the upper limit of the Gulf of Guinea. Before I embarked on my visit, I shared this information with an American friend from Boston who lives in Cape …

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Non IATA travel and tours association formed

An association of tour and travel operators outside the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Non-IATA Travel Association, has been formed in Ghana to bring together industry players with similar interests. The Association would focus on promoting tourism in the country and promote the interest of industry players. Mr Aaron …

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Authorities revamp tourist information desk at Kotoka International Airport

The Ghana Tourists Board in collaboration with authorities at the Kotoka International Airport has revamped the Tourist Information Desk (TID) at the Airport to provide crucial information for visitors to the country. The Tourist Information Desk, located in the arrival hall of the airport, serves as the first point of …

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Fastjet sells Fly540 Ghana for $1 – Reports

Reports in the global airline industry say the low-cost airline company operating in Africa, Fastjet is selling its Ghana business Fly540 for $1. According to Travel Weekly, “the business incurred a loss of more than $11 million last year with services suspended in May 2014.” The Proactive Investor indicates that …

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Barcelona’s Vueling launches direct flights to Accra

Barcelona’s busiest airline; Vueling would, from Saturday, June 20, launch direct weekly flights to Accra. The return flights to Accra would be operated every Saturday, with 180-seat Airbus A320s. Flight VY7706 would leave Barcelona at 1700 hours on Saturday, arriving in Accra at 2035 hours. The return would leave Accra …

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