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Let’s project cities through festivals – Minister

Mr. Justice Samuel Adjei, Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister has urged chiefs and people of Sunyani to use cultural festivals and traditional events to project the area. Mr. Adjei, who was speaking at a colourful durbar of chiefs and people of Sunyani to mark the Second Edition of the MTN-Suncity Fest …

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Celebrating culture: The 2013 Asogli Yam Festival

It was virtually a clash of products and service banners in Ho on Saturday, as chiefs and people of Asogli, countless other chiefs and revelers gathered to crown their 2013 Yam Festival, with a mammoth durbar. The celebration also marked the 10th Anniversary of the installation of Togbe Afede XIV …

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Ghana Tourism Authority to promote indigenous music internationally

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) is working with traditional authorities and technocrats to re-package indigenous music to boost its appeal to international tourists. Mr. Ekow Sampson, Ashanti Regional Director of the Authority, said the goal was to maximize the nation’s share of the global music tourism market. He expressed dismay …

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OLA Cathedral Choir wins choral festival

The OLA Catholic Cathedral Choir in Tamale has won this year’s Northern Regional Choral Festival contest aimed at projecting African choral music as a tourism product. The OLA Catholic Cathedral Choir beat the Tamale Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Church Choir in the amateur competition organised by the Northern Regional Office of …

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Protect Ghana’s rare monuments for tourism – Archaeologists

Participants at the end of a two-day conference on Management of Ghana’s Archaeology and Heritage Sites, have called for a comprehensive data base to guide the management and preservation of those important historical events. The conference, the second to be organised by the University of Ghana’s Department of Archaeology and …

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Volta Region believes street naming will boost tourism

The Volta Region could become the first choice tourist destination in Ghana after its street naming project. Torgbui Agbota Detoh, Volta Regional Director of Town and Country Planning, made the prediction in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at an orientation on the Street Naming and Property Addressing …

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Africa Hospitality Show opens in Accra

The first Africa Hospitality Show (AHS) opened in Accra on Thursday with a call on government to create the right synergies to harness the opportunities offered by the hospitality Industry. Dr Joseph Mensah Ansah, Senior Lecturer, GIMPA School of Hospitality and Tourism, said the industry had increasingly been recognised for …

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Rehabilitate infrastructure at Kintampo Water Falls – Hotelier

Mr Philip Kofi Ntiamoah, National Financial Secretary of the Ghana Hoteliers Association (GHA) has stressed the need for improved infrastructure and better management of the Kintampo Water Falls to attract more tourists. He has therefore appealed to the Kintampo Municipal Assembly to release the Kintampo Water Falls to the Brong-Ahafo …

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British Airways to fly ten times weekly on Accra-London route

British Airways (BA) has announced that it would add three extra flights to its current seven times weekly schedule, bringing to 10 its total flights from Accra to London, starting October 2013. This means that starting from October, BA would have two flights; morning and evening every Monday, Wednesday and …

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Lufthansa voted Europe’s leading airline

Lufthansa German Airlines, has been voted “Europe’s leading Airline” at the World Travel Awards for the third time in a row. It has also been commended as the best of Europe’s travel industry, at the World Travel Awards gala in Turkey. This followed a voting process involving 230,000 travel tourism …

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