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Tourism industry needs private sector investment – Minister

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has called for massive private sector investment in the tourism industry to ensure maximum economic impact on Ghana’s development. Mrs Ofosu-Adjare made the call on Thursday at the Kintampo Waterfalls in the Brong-Ahafo Region to mark the end of a …

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Ghana at 2015 Vakantiebeurs tourism fair

Ghana is participating in the ongoing 2015 Vakantiebeurs Tourism fair in the Dutch city of Utrecht, as part of efforts to revive and promote the Culture, Arts and Tourism industry to the global tourism market. This fair comes after an impressive showing at the World Travel Market 2014, in Excel, …

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Dagbon tradition is citadel of culture – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday said the Dagbon tradition was a prominent citadel of culture in the world that should not be sacrificed on the altar of conflicts and other misunderstandings. He said the rich culture of the people is ample proof that they stand for peace and not …

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ILO, UNWTO launch report on tourism industries

The International Labour Organisation (ILO), has launched a new report which provides statistical instruments and best practices to advance towards a harmonised international framework for collecting and analysing tourism employment data. The report was co-launched with World Tourism Organisation of the United Nations  (UNWTO) The report, dubbed: “Measuring Employment in the …

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Ghana government attempt to start new national airline will fail – Experts

Attempts to establish a new national carrier has hit a snag, as an initial pre-feasibility report by the transactional advisors, PwC Ghana, has been harangued by experts for its unrealistic projections, B&FT has gathered. The projected financial outlook, passenger throughput and take-off time of the proposed national airline have all …

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Some 3.2 billion passengers used air transport in 2014

Some 3.2 billion passengers used air transport for their business and tourism needs in 2014, according to preliminary figures on scheduled services released by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The annual total passengers was up approximately five per cent compared to 2013 and is expected to reach over 6.4 …

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SkyTeam completes security services at selected airports

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has completed the rollout of SkyPriority across its global network, offering a ‘red carpet treatment’ to Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers at more than 1,000 airports worldwide. To further enhance the benefits offered under SkyPriority, SkyTeam has also announced the launch of Fast-Track …

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Likpe becomes second paragliding town in Ghana

Kotini Resort, a tourism facility at Likpe, in the Hohoe Municipality, has started a paragliding event to make the Municipal area a ‘one-stop’ tourism destination. The Municipal area is home to the Wli Water Falls – said to be the tallest in Ghana, high mountains, creeks, caves and forest products. …

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Ghana gets Africa’s first canopy walkway on the sea

A 105-metre long canopy walkway has been constructed on the sea at Tema near the Meridian rock which is believed to be the centre of the world. The canopy walkway, which cost over $200,000, is the first canopy walkway on the sea in Africa. It is stringed to the premises …

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Poor organization blamed for poor NAFAC participation in Sunyani

A cross-section of residents in the Sunyani Municipality have attributed the low participation of the just-ended National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFAC) held in Sunyani to poor organization. They summed up the poor attendance as a result of  “poor and limited publicity.” Those were the comments by a section of …

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