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Parliament Passes Civil Aviation Amendment Bill

Parliament on Friday passed into law an amendment of the Ghana Civil Aviation Act 906 (2016) to improve safety and strengthen security in the aviation industry. A release issued by the Ministry of Aviation, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, on Saturday, said the sector Minister, Mr Kofi Adda, …

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Ghana government announces reduction of visa fees

Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has announced that the government has taken a decision to review downwards for the United Kingdom. The decision, which is expected to be replicated across Ghana Missions around the globe is meant to boost trade, investment and tourism. She …

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Ethiopian Airlines, others ground Boeing 737-8 Max fleet

Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all of its Boeing 737-8 Max fleet following the tragic accident of Sunday, March 10, 2019 involving one the Boeing 787-8 Max aircraft. The flight number ET-AVJ crashed six minutes after take-off on a scheduled flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, killing all 149 passengers and …

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No Ghanaian on tragic Ethiopian Flight 302 to Nairobi

There is no Ghanaian among the dead on the tragic Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. The aircraft with registeration number ET-AVJ heading to Nairobi crashed at Bishoftu near Addis Ababa six minutes after departing the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa at 8:38am local time, killing all 149 passengers and eight …

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Ethiopian Airlines crash: All 149 passengers and eight crew members dead

An Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 with registeration number ET- AVJ on its way to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi crashed near Addis Ababa in the morning of Sunday March 10, 2019, shortly after take-off killing all 149 passenger and eight crew members. Rescuers are at the crash site. The Ethiopian …

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Kakum National Park assures tourists of interesting varieties of new packages

Tourists who would be visiting the Kakum National Park are to expect interesting varieties of new packages in addition to the canopy walk, Mr Isadore Nii Attoh Armah, Executive Director of the Ghana Heritage Conservation Trust (GHCT), has said. The Park, which is home to elephants, more than 800 rare …

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Africa World Airlines signs agreement with South African Airlines

Africa World Airlines (AWA) and South African Airlines (SAA) on Monday signed a partnership agreement which aimed at deepening their commercial collaboration. The agreement was signed between the two airlines at the Ministry of Aviation in Accra. Speaking at a press briefing following the signing ceremony, Mr John Xiaoyi Quran, …

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‘Year of Return’ expected to attract about 500,000 tourists

About half-of-a-million tourists, comprising Africans in the diaspora are expected to visit Ghana, to join in the celebration of the ‘Year of Return’. Mr. Akwasi Agyemang, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), said the event would mark 400 years of the arrival of the first enslaved …

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Stakeholders urged to invest in domestic tourism

Madam Paulina Patience Abayage, the Upper East Regional Minister has called on stakeholders in the tourism industry to invest in domestic tourism to encourage and boost patronage at the various tourism sites. “Service excellence and the affordability of travel and accommodation packages will go a long way to encourage Ghanaians …

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World Bank supports Ghana tourism with $40m grant 

President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has announced that the World Bank has approved a $40 million grant to support the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Arts and its agencies to help upgrade tourist facilities. The President said the Ghana Tourism Authority recorded a 20 per cent growth, recording over 600,000 …

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