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Lufthansa gets five-star rating

Lufthansa German Airlines’ First Class product and service package has been awarded a five-star rating by Skytrax, a United Kingdom-based aviation research organisation. This is the first time the four star airline has received that rating. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra, Mr Kevin Markette, …

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British Airways says committed Ghana business growth

Mr James Wooldridge, Country Commercial Manager, British Airways Ghana, said the airline was very committed to its business in Ghana after having performed extremely well in 2012. He said the airline, in 2012, had experienced significant growth of its business in Ghana, primarily in premium traffic and in non-premium traffic …

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Tourism sector to receive economic boost – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama said on Thursday government was committed to using tourism as an instrument for the full realization of the economic potential of the culture and creative arts. He said the newly aligned Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Creative Arts would facilitate the interface between government, implementing …

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Rotaractors clean Accra’s popular beach

It is the busiest and most popular beach in Ghana’s capital located behind two of the country’s highly-rated hotels off the coastal lines – the Labadi beach. During public holidays and festive seasons, several thousands troop to the beach to have fun and relax. In fact it is the place …

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Ghana’s VRA signs $1.3m deal to refurbish popular cruise ferry

Ghana’s Volta River Authority (VRA) has signed a $1.3 million agreement with Bluefone Marine Ghana Limited to refurbish the Dodi Princess, a multipurpose and popular cruise ferry, for local and foreign tourists. The ferry, which served as a courier to the tourist site of Dodi Island on the Volta Lake, …

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Out-going Minister wants Ghana to build world class cocoa museum

Madam Akua Sena Dansua, out-going Minister of Tourism, has called for the need to develop a world class cocoa museum that would help tell the history of Ghana’s cocoa. Additionally, she said, model cocoa farmers offering rustic accommodation could be developed in partnership with the private sector to offer some …

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Emirates Airlines offers special packages for customers

Emirates Airlines on Wednesday said it’s offering customers the opportunity to wake up at their dream destinations throughout February with special fares for economy and business class passengers. The offer, which is for select destinations around the world starts from as low as US$1,399.00 return in economy class from Accra …

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Tourism has good prospects – Minister designate

The Minister-designate for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, says she is clear in her mind that tourism, culture and creative arts are bedfellows which must not be separated. She said it was for that reason that President John Dramani Mahama thought it wise to bring the three …

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Africa records solid 7.5% air passenger growth in 2012 – IATA

…as global airlines make $6.7b profit Africa’s economic expansion has driven the air transport market to record a solid growth during the year 2012, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said. According to the association, African airlines had a solid year of passenger growth up 7.5% in 2012 with …

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Ghana to host 2013 Africa Domestic Tourism Investment Forum

Africa Domestic Tourism Development Agency (ADTDA) in collaboration with the Ghana Domestic Tourism Company Limited, is to organize Africa Domestic Tourism Investment Forum in Ghana on September 18 and 19, 2013. The two-day investment forum will precede the Ghana Domestic Tourism Fair and Exhibition 2013 to be held from 20-22 …

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