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Chinese carrier Xiamen Airlines joins SkyTeam alliance

China’s Xiamen Airlines has joined the global airline alliance, SkyTeam, making it the 19th member of the alliance and the fourth from the greater china region. Xiamen’s membership strengthens SkyTeam’s footprints in China and its overall number one position in the region by adding three new hubs-Xiamen, Fuzhou and Hangzhou-combined …

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International tourist arrivals grow 4% first eight months of 2012 – UN

International tourist arrivals grew by 4% between January and August 2012 compared to the same period of 2011, according to the latest World Tourism Barometer. The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)’s Barometer has recorded 705 million tourists as at August 2012 and the 4% growth represented 28 million arrivals more …

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Soroma Capital cuts sod for commencement of luxury five star hotel

Soroma Capital Limited, a real estate investment and development group, has cut the sod for work to begin on a five star luxury hotel in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region. The 150-room hotel, which will include a recycling plant, would use locally sourced materials in its construction …

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UN launches campaign targeting one billionth tourist arrivals in 2012

The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has launched a major campaign to drive the tourism industry in the world. The campaign is targeted at driving world tourist arrivals to one billion by December 2012. In 2011, international tourist arrivals reached 990 million, according to the UN agency. The campaign, One …

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Lufthansa appoints new Ghana manager

Lufthansa German Airlines has introduced Mr. Kevin Markette as its new General Manager for Ghana. Mr. Markette takes over from Mr. Yannick Aplogan, who left the position to take up a new one as General Manager for Gabon. Speaking at a roundtable with journalists in Accra on Saturday, Mr. Claus …

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Ghana Tourist Authority warns public to stay off unlicensed facilities

Tourists and the general public have been entreated to shun patronizing unlicensed hospitality facilities to ensure their safety and security. Mr. Ekow Sampson, Ashanti Regional Manager of the Ghana Tourist Authority (GTA), said those who patronize them “do so at their own risk as such facilities do not meet the …

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Ghana designs new national tourism development plan

A new 15-year National Tourism Development Plan aimed at properly positioning tourism in Ghana and help achieve the core objectives of the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA), had been designed. The plan, which takes effect from 2013 to 2027, was designed by a team of local and international …

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A departed president, broken bones and local viagra – The story of Gwollu

If the listings in the title above seem an improbable combination, please rest assured that they are all obtainable in one little town of Ghana.  Indeed, there is more –  a solid slave trade relic in the form of an ancient mud wall also forms the landscape of this place. …

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Starbow to start five-times weekly Abidjan flights

Starbow Airlines, a domestic and regional airline would commence flights from Accra to Abidjan on Thursday November 8, 2012. The airline would fly five times weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays and Sundays, leaving Accra for Abidjan at 1730 hours and departing Abidjan to Accra at 1930 hours on all …

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