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Gov’t seeks Public Private Partnership for Aburi Gardens

Government has refuted allegations by some sections of the public that it was selling the Aburi Botanical Gardens, in Aburi, in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Interacting with the Media on Monday, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, said government was not selling the gardens …

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AfDB, Brazil partner to revolutionize Africa’s aviation sector

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) are collaborating to put Africa’s air transport systems on the global scene. A high-level delegation from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) visited the African Development Bank Group on September 18 in Tunis to share industry knowledge and lessons learned …

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467 million tourists travel worldwide in 2012 first half – UN

The number of tourists that travelled around the world in the first half of 2012 reached 467 million, according to the September World Tourism Barometer released by the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). International tourism is set to be on track to hit one billion by end of 2012, the …

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African Business Travel Association names Creative Trends as Ghana representative

Creative Trends Limited (CTL) has been chosen as the country representative of African Business Travel Association (ABTA) in Ghana. This partnership came into effect after ABTA and CTL signed a Memorandum of Understanding on August 9 to make CTL act as the primary point of contact for business travel professionals …

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Minister wants Ghana’s tourism sector refined

The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mr Baba Jamal, has charged entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry to refine their activities to attract fair share of the tourism market on the African continent. “There is the need to refine and regenerate the tourism sector for better patronage through holistic approach and conscious …

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Starbow cuts air fares

Starbow Airlines on last Thursday introduced a new four-tier fare; Accra–Kumasi and Accra-Takoradi now starts from GH¢49.00 to GH¢120.00 whilst travelers to Tamale will also pay GH¢149.00. Starbow’s reduction in fares is in line with its core values of making air transport affordable to the general public, Mr Archibald Kittoe, …

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Group asks Arik Air to apologize, pay up debt

A coalition of civil societies in the country led by the executive director of Conscience Nigeria, Comrade Tosin Adeyanju has called on Arik Air to apologise to the aviation minister for the embarrassment it caused her and its passengers over the suspension of its operations. It also urged it to …

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Ambassadors, High Commissioners tour Shai Hills, Akosombo Dam

Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism on Saturday led a delegation of Ambassadors and High Commissioners to tour the Shai Hills Resource Reserve and the Akosombo Hydro Dam in the Eastern Region. This was part of activities to celebrate World Tourism Day and to expose the heads of Missions …

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Anlo launches 50th Hogbetsotso anniversary festival

The people of Anlo in the Volta Region on Friday launched its 50th Anniversary Hogbetsotso festival to create awareness and educate all and sundry on the unique features of their culture. This year’s celebration is under the theme “Deepening our Reconciliation, Unity and Peace towards Accelerated Development” and is dubbed: …

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Africa World Airline launched

A new airline to serve the domestic and regional air travel industry, Africa World Airline (AWA), has been launched in Accra. The launch, which was scheduled to coincide with the 103rd birthday celebration of Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah on 21st September, as evidence of the airline’s commitment to …

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