Home / Tourism (page 5)

Tourism

Government to establish Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Museum – Minister

Mrs Catherine Ablema Afeku, Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture, on Thursday stated that government is set to establish Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Museum, at Mampong. The initiative to establish the museum she said was in line with the vision of the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to promote local consumption, across board. …

Read More »

Elmina, Cape Coast castles record low patronage in 2017

The Cape Coast and Elmina castles saw a reduction in the number of foreign and local tourists who visited the facilities in 2017.      The two castles received 108, 954 tourists last year as against 111,297 recorded in 2016, indicating a decrease of 2,343.       Mrs Martha Krah, the Assistant …

Read More »

Minister of Aviation lambasts British Airways over ‘bedbug’ aircraft

Mrs Cecelia Dapaah, Minister of Aviation, has lambasted officials of British Airways over what she says is their poor treatment of Ghanaian passengers, despite enjoying monopoly over the Ghana-UK direct flight market for many years.      At an emergency meeting with some officials of the British Airways, convened at the …

Read More »

Global aviation industry expected to make $38.4b net profit – IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says the global aviation industry net profit will rise to $38.4billion in 2018, an improvement from the $34.5 billion expected net profit in 2017.  A statement issued by IATA and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Tuesday, said the performance for …

Read More »

African airlines expected to lose $100m in 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has predicted that African Airlines will lose about $100 million in 2018 based on a collective net loss of $100 million in 2017. The IATA statement copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, on Tuesday, said stronger forecast economic growth in the region …

Read More »

Ethiopian Airlines, Zambia agree to re-launch national carrier

The Management of Ethiopian Airlines says it has finalized an agreement with the Zambian government to jointly re-launch that country’s national carrier. In a press release issued today, January 16, 2018 and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, Ethiopian says it has signed a shareholders agreement with the Zambian authorities for the re-launch …

Read More »

Record 62 million international tourists visit African countries in 2017

As global tourism records its highest arrivals in seven years in 2017, African countries maintained the rebound of 2016 and reached a record 62 million international arrivals. According to the results released Monday January 15, 2018 by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, based on …

Read More »

Ho Airport to be handed over in March

Amandi Holding Limited, contractors working on the Ho Airport project will officially hand over the facility to government in March, this year.      This follows completion of work on the $25 million project funded by the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) to boost economic activities and tourism in the Volta …

Read More »

Overbooking: KLM compensates stranded passengers with €600

The Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) has compensated stranded passengers, who were denied boarding due to over booking on an Accra-Amsterdam bound flight on Saturday January 6. All, the affected 16 passengers were paid €600; additionally, the affected passengers received GH¢50.00 from the airline to cover the cost of transportation to …

Read More »

Africa World Airlines plans London, Sao Paulo flights

Africa World Airlines (AWA), an indigenous airline, is set to operate a direct flight between Accra and London. The airline is also planning to operate a direct flight between Accra and the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, Togbe Afede XIV, the Co-Chairman of the AWA stated at the launch of …

Read More »