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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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Emirates makes $845m net profit in 2012-2013 financial year

The Emirates Group has recorded a 34 per cent rise in net profit of $845 million for the financial year 2012-2013 despite continuing high fuel prices and a weak global economic environment. In its annual report, the Group said even with external challenges, its revenue was up to $21.1 billion, …

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Ghana Tourism Authority revives mobile training modules

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), has in collaboration with the Hotel Catering and Tourism Training Centre (HOTCATT), revived its mobile training modules, to improve the skills of workers of the hospitality industry. The areas of study include housekeeping, personal hygiene, front office management, food and beverage. Mr Kwame Gyasi, GTA …

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Ghana launches 2013 Tourism Awards

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu – Adjare, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has said the establishment of the National Tourism Awards is to promote quality service delivery and strengthen the country’s image as a tourist destination. She said the Awards, which was instituted to reward excellence and professionalism in the …

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Stakeholders in Aboakyer festival sign undertaken with REGSEC

The leaders of the two Asafo Companies and other groups involved in the celebration of the Aboakyer festival have signed an undertaken with the Central Regional Security Council (REGSEC) to ensure absolute peace in Winneba. The agreement was signed on Friday at a meeting with the Regional Minister, Mr Samuel …

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Documentary on Ghana’s tourism potential premieres

The Tour Operators Union of Ghana (TOUGHA), an association of travel professionals, has premiered a documentary on tourism potentials aimed at making the country a competitive destination of choice on the continent. Dubbed “My Ghana”, the documentary portrays the country’s rich cultural heritage, ecology, historical castles, religions and tourism sites …

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