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Emirates cuts down Business Class fares by 15%

Emirates Airlines is embarking on a three-day Sale on its Business class fares from June 4 to June 6, with a 15 per cent reduction in the price of the tickets. The promotion, which is worldwide, would see ticket prices starting at $1618 from Accra to Abidjan, $4480 from Accra …

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Delta Airlines to introduce Boeing 767-300 by end of 2013

Delta Airlines, the leading US carrier in West Africa, will by the close of the year introduce Boeing 767-300 aircraft with fully flat-bed seats for customers flying in Business Elite. Customers will be able to enjoy 77-inch, 180-degree full flat-beds in a one-two-one configuration, allowing direct aisle access and enhanced …

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Ghana to award players in tourism industry

Mr Alexander Kwame Nketia, Acting Northern Regional Manager of Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) on Tuesday said the authority would continue with its National Tourism Awards (NTA). He said the NTA is determined to award recognise people in the tourism industry. Mr Nketia was speaking in Tamale during the media launch …

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Aburansa launches Yam festival

Nana Kwamena Annobil II, Paramount Chief of Aburansa Traditional Area in the Komenda-Edna-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Constituency, has launched the Edwowdzi Afahye (yam festival) of the people of Aburansa. The festival, which also coincides with Nana Annobil’s 20th year on the stool, will be celebrated from October 21 to 27 on the …

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More than 100,000 tourists visited Cape Coast, Elmina Castles in 2012

The Cape Coast Castle recorded  109,916 foreign and local visitors  from January to December  last year,  as against  97,603 in 2011,  representing  an increase of 12, 313 visitors. The Elmina Castle  also received  about 61,731 visitors from January to July last year as compared to 81,677  from January to December …

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Transform museums into educational institutions – Prof Awoonor

Professor Kofi Nyidevu Awoonor, Ex-Chairman of the Council of State has charged the Board of Ghana Museums and Monument (GMMB) to develop the museums into educational institutions to safeguard the Ghanaian cultural heritage. He has, subsequently, asked the board to work in conjunction with the Regional Houses of Chiefs to …

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Ghana launches 2013 PANAFEST/Emancipation Day

The 2013 PANAFEST and Emancipation Day celebrations was on Wednesday launched to kick-start activities lined up for this year’s programme. The celebration, on the theme: “Re-uniting the African family; Pan Africanism and the African Renaissance, is aimed at assessing the current pattern of aligned African States and peoples, inclusive of …

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Comply with tourism levy regulations – GTA

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has asked operators in the hospitality industry to ensure strict compliance with the new tourism levy regulations. Mr Ekow Sampson, Ashanti Regional Manager of the Authority said this is necessary to grow the tourism sector of the economy. The tax, which came into effect last …

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Delta Air records $85m net profit in 2013 first quarter

Delta Air Lines has reported a net profit of $85 million for the first quarter of 2013, a statement released in Accra by Delta said. It said the airline’s operating revenue grew by $87 million, or 1.0 percent, during the period, compared to that of the first quarter of 2012. …

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