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Abiriw waterfalls should become tourist sites – MP

Mr Dan Botwe, Member of Parliament for Okere in the Eastern Region, has called on the Ministry of Tourism to resource the Tourist Development Authority, to be able to expand tourist sites in the country. He said this would create jobs for the youth and prevent them from travelling to …

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Flemingo International opens another sales outlet in Ghana

Flemingo, a global travel retail company with presence in Africa, Asia and Europe, has opened another duty free sales outlet in Accra, signalling soaring confidence in Ghana’s economy. This brings to three the number of its branches since establishing a foothold in the country, five years ago. A press release …

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Rwandair begins Kigali-Accra route

The national carrier of Rwanda, Rwandair has began commercial flight operations from Kigali to Accra, Ghana. The commencement of Rwandair is expected to link Accra to the whole of East Africa as the airline operates international flights to Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Tanzania. “Our target is to connect Africa with …

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Tourism Minister launches Africa Hospitality show

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has called on players in the hospitality industry to partner with her Ministry to ensure sustained growth of the tourism sector in Ghana. She said government recognises the potential of the hospitality industry in shaping and reinforcing the country’s economic …

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SkyTeam to reinforce customer-based initiatives

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, says it will re-enforce its focus on customer-based initiatives to ensure improved services and delivery of more benefits to its members globally. Mr Michael Wisbrun, SkyTeam’s Managing Director, in a statement copied to Ghana News Agency, said with the near completion of its global network, …

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Emirates offers reduced Economy Class fares

Emirates Airlines is offering promotional fares on its Economy Class tickets from 10th June, 2013, a week after it offered a 15 per cent reduction on its Business Class fares. A statement sent to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) by Stratcomm Africa on behalf of Emirates Airlines on Monday, said …

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Africa airlines said to be inefficient due to state interference

The inability of most African governments to give state-owned enterprises (SOEs) the free will to operate has been a great source of distress to state-owned airlines in the continent. Such interference, according to the Senior Vice President in-charge of Global Sales at Ethiopian Airlines, Mr Esayas Woldemariam Hailu, has caused …

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UK tourism agency responds to Virgin Atlantic Ghana operations suspension

The immediate impact of suspension of operations by Virgin Atlantic, one of the airlines offering direct flights from Ghana to the UK is not immediately known, according to an official of Visit Britain, the tourism agency of the country. Visit Britain says 8000 visitors arrive in the UK from Ghana …

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