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Decentralize tourism policies – Lecturer

Mr. Victor Anderson Hodibert, Head of Tourism Department at the Takoradi Technical University has called for the decentralisation of policies on tourism to commensurate with the tourism potentials in the various Regions and Districts. He said it was also imperative for the Regions to be empowered to develop their own …

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Ghana wins two ICAO Aviation Safety and Security awards

Ghana has been awarded two International Civil Aviation Organization Council (ICAO) President’s certificates for maintaining one of the highest global aviation safety and security standards. The President of ICAO, Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu, presented the awards to Mr Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation, at the organisation’s 40th Assembly, which is …

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GTA readies for 2019 World Tourism Day and Paragliding Festival

The Ghana Tourism Authority under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is set to hold this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD) from September 25 to 27, 2019 in Kumasi, Ashanti Region. This year’s WTD is on the theme, “Tourism and Jobs, a Better Future for All”. …

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Owners of hospitality facilities urged to submit returns on foreigners

Operators of Hotels, Guest Houses and Hostels in and around Effutu Municipality have been urged to periodically forward returns on foreigners who lodge in their facilities to the Ghana Immigration Service. The directive must be strictly adhered to in accordance with laws and obligations governing the hospitality industry in the …

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North Africa leads growth in international tourist arrivals – UNWTO report

The latest United Nations World Tourism Report (UNWTO) indicates that, North Africa continued to show robust results in the first six months of 2019, following two years of double-digit figures in international arrivals leveling 9.3 per cent. Growth in sub-Sahara Africa on the other hand, remained flat, at 0.4 per …

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Hospitality industry suffocates under loads of taxes and levies – Hotelier

Mrs Gladys Osei Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of Glamossay Hotel at Abesim near Sunyani in the Bono Region, has said the hospitality industry is suffocating under loads of taxes and levies and needs an urgent resuscitation from Government. She said currently, the hospitality industries have financial obligations with over 20 …

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LI to regulate tourism sites will ensure safety – GTA

A Legislative Instrument (LI) for the regulation of tourism sites to ensure they operate in accordance with international standards is before Parliament for consideration. The LI, termed the Regulations of Tourist Attractions and Site, is aimed at bringing all tourist and attraction sites under the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) for …

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Aviation Ministry to open Wa Regional Airport on Oct 15

As part of Government’s commitment to promote seamless air travel and connectivity within the country, the Ministry of Aviation will open the Wa Regional Airport for commercial flights on October 15, 2019. A statement issued in Accra by Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation, said the Africa World …

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Obrimpong Sintim Poku calls for protection of the ‘Big Tree’

Obrimpong Sintim Poku, Mansohene and the Benkumhene of Akyem Kotoku Traditional Area has called for collective efforts to protect the ‘Big Tree’, which is said to be the biggest tree in West Africa. He said the operations of illegal chainsaw operators in the Asinapam and the Asubon Forest Reserves poses …

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GMMB office in Ashanti needs urgent attention

The facility housing the Ashanti Regional Office of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB) is deteriorating at a fast rate, a situation that calls for urgent attention. The termite-infested wooden structure, put up in the late 1980s at the Kumasi Centre for National Culture (CNC), is one of the …

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