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Safeguard integrity of cultural heritage – MP urges tourism stakeholders

Mr Eric Kwakye Darfour, the Member of Parliament for the Nkawkaw Constituency has advised stakeholder in the tourism sector to make critical interventions to safeguard the integrity of the cultural norms, practices and sensibilities of the various tourism destinations across the country. He noted that though there was a mutual …

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Nkawkaw roads need facelift to boost tourism – MP

Mr Kwabena Darfour, Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkawkaw Constituency, has called for the rehabilitation of roads in the Nkwakwa Township to enhance tourist activities in the area. “The roads leading to the Kwahu Enclave, with its enviable tourists sites is really in a bad shape and impedes Ghana’s approach …

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2013 Paragliding set to take off in Kwehu – Anane-Nsiah

Mr Ben Anane-Nsiah, Director, Special Events, Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) on Thursday assured that all was set for this year’s paragliding festival on the Kwahu mountains. He said the eighth paragliding festival dubbed ‘Okwawu 2013’ is expected to take off on March 29 to April 1, 2013, as planned. In …

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Starbow chooses German-based DVB Bank to assist in its fleet renewal

Aero Surveys Limited (“Starbow”) and DVB Bank SE (“DVB”) have announced the signing of an agreement for DVB to assist and advice Starbow on its fleet renewal and aircraft selection process. DVB Bank SE, headquartered in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, is the leading specialist in the international Transport Finance business, offering integrated …

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SA’s Protea Group hotel portfolio rises to over $100m on Ghana project

The hotel portfolio value of South Africa’s Protea Hospitality Group (PHG) is set to increase to over $100 million after the company breaks ground for a new project in Ghana. According to PHG, it has just finalised an agreement entering the economically booming Ghanaian market, making it the ninth country …

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Ghana Tourism Authority plans to establish district offices

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) is to establish district tourism offices across the country as part of moves to assist develop tourist infrastructure in the various communities. Mr. Sampson Donkor, the acting Chief Executive, said this would help bring more vibrancy into the sector and maximize revenue generation. They have …

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Ghana’s tourism sector worth $2.1b in 2012 – WEF

Ghana’s travel and tourism sector is valued at $2.102 billion in 2012, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has estimated. The value of the sector is 5.2% of Ghana’s gross domestic product (GDP) for the year 2012, the WEF reported in the 2013 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index released last week. …

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Gov’t told to revamp PANAFEST to help attract more diaspora investors

The Executive Secretary of the Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival (PANAFEST) Foundation, Rabbi Kohain Halevi, has appealed to the government to revamp the PANAFEST Foundation to attract more tourists and investors from the Diaspora. He said the  government had good plans for the establishment of the Foundation 21 years ago  and …

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Ghana Museums and Monuments Board launches digitization project

The Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB), in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, Ghana, has launched a digitised or video version of its Treasure Chest project aimed at storing works of arts, messages and artifacts from children of present day Ghana for the future generation. The Treasure Chest, which is a …

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