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AfDB calls on African countries to implement 27-year-old open skies agreement

Travelling within Africa can be a pain in the neck. The requirements for visa to other African countries and the unavailability of direct flights connecting most countries and the high cost of air tickets make it almost impossible for most citizens of the continent to travel around. All these difficulties …

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Ministry receives proposals on Ghana’s home-based airline

The Ministry of Aviation has received more than 20 proposals from companies who revealed their interest in helping Ghana establish its own home-based carrier. Mr Kwabena Okyere Darko, the Deputy Minister of Aviation, said cabinet has given policy approval to the Ministry to start the modalities for the establishment of …

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Rwanda finally reciprocates visa deal with Ghana

Two years after Ghana made a reciprocal visa deal with Rwanda which meant that Rwandan citizens didn’t need visas to enter Ghana, the east African country has finally fulfilled its side of the deal. The deal which Ghana effected in 2015 was following a letter issued on November 22, 2015, …

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Ghana hotel industry employs 500,000 – Kufuor

The hotel industry in Ghana employs about 500,000 people mainly, consisting mainly the youth, Mr. John Kufuor, the Chief Executive of the African Regent Hotel, has said. He said hotels also promoted the modernisation of the country and gave the platform to foreign visitors to form their first impressions about …

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Kakum canopy walkway safe – Minister

Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has applauded the Ghana Heritage Conservation Trust (GHCT), managers of the Canopy Walkway at the Kakum National Park, for its “enviable safety record”. She noted that two-decades of existence of the eco-tourism facility, located at Abrafo-Odumase in the Hemang …

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Ghana government to develop policy to promote medical tourism 

Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health has stated that government is developing a policy to promote medical tourism in Ghana to serve the ECOWAS Region. This he said would create the need to retool some of health facilities to embrace the policy, and build synergies and coordination among sectors to …

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IATA presents certificate to Africa World Airlines

The International Air Travel Association’s (IATA), Thursday, presented a membership certificate to the Africa World Airlines (AWA), Ghana’s fastest growing regional carrier. The symbolic presentation was done at the opening of the First Aerospace and Aviation Exhibition in West Africa. Mr Raphael Kuuchi, Vice-President, Africa IATA, in an interview with …

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Niger explores aviation partnership with Ghana

Mr Omar Hamidou Tchiana, Senior Minister and Minister of Transport of Niger, on Thursday said Ghana and Niger are exploring aviation areas for partnership. Speaking to the GNA in an interview on the second day of the maiden African Air Show 2017, he said Ghana and Niger had a long-standing …

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Emirates offers $570 Dubai fare plus extra bag

Emirates Airlines on Thursday launched a special fare of $570 to Dubai, intended to get more people to visit Dubai. The special fare was launched at first African Air Show in Accra. Mr Hendrik Du Preez, Country Manager for Emirates, said passengers, who bought tickets to Dubai from the start …

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Gyan to start Baby Jet Airlines in Ghana – Akufo-Addo

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has been granted license by the government of Ghana to operate a domestic airline. The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who announced this on Wednesday at the opening of the First Aerospace and Aviation Exhibition of West Africa in Accra, said “the airline, Baby Jet …

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