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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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Africa recovers as international tourist arrivals rise by 4% in 2012 – UN

The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) recorded a growth of 4% in international tourist arrivals during 2012. According to its World Tourism Barometer released January 28, 2013, the UNWTO said tourist arrivals reached a historic 1.035 billion globally last year as emerging economies regained the lead over advanced economies, with …

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Ghana summons US Delta Airlines over poor service

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Monday met with officials of Delta Airlines in a bid to resolve complaints from passengers, stemming from flight delays, cancellations and poor customer service. The meeting, held at the GCAA Head Office, Accra, chaired by Air Commodore K-Mamphey (rtd), Director-General of the GCAA, …

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Sunyani-based Eusbett Hotel nominated for international award

Eusbett Hotel in Sunyani has been nominated for the International Star for Leadership in Quality Award for 2013. The Hotel nominated by the Business Initiatives Directions (BID) would receive the award at a ceremony scheduled for March in Switzerland. This was announced by Mr Robert O. Mensah, General Manager of …

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Ethiopian Airlines halts Dreamliner services

Ethiopian Airlines says it has temporarily pulled its Boeing 787 Dreamliners out of service for precautionary inspection on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Even though the Ethiopian Dreamliners have not encountered any type of problems such as those experienced by other operators, the halt was due to a directive of the …

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Three billion persons use air transport for business, tourism in 2012 – ICAO

Nearly three billion (2.9 billion) people used air transport to help them realize their business and tourism needs in 2012, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has said citing its preliminary figures on scheduled services. According to ICAO’s current projection, the annualized passenger figure is up 5% since 2011 and …

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KEEA MP-elect to tap into tourism in Elmina

The Member of Parliament (MP)-elect for the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Constituency, Dr. Nana Ato Arthur has outlined  plans to develop  the area. He said he would implement the “2015 strategy” programme he initiated when he was  District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area some ten years ago. Dr Arthur told GNA …

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Global aviation industry offers 57 million jobs – IATA

The global aviation industry makes significant contributions to the world’s economy. The industry apart from being regarded as the safest mode of transportation of both people and goods, also creates millions of jobs. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) the umbrella group for the aviation business , globally …

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