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Participants call for national policy on tourism development

Participants at a stakeholders workshop at Kintampo in the Brong-Ahafo Region on Friday called for a national policy guideline for tourism development in the country. This guideline, the participants noted, if instituted, would compel Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to factor tourism development into their long term development plans. …

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Ghana cancels 2012 PANAFEST/Emancipation Day celebrations

The 2012 PANAFEST/Emancipation Day Celebration has been cancelled, an official statement signed by Ghana’s Tourism Minister, Ms Akua Sena Dansua, has said. The statement said “We regret to announce that due to circumstances beyond our control, the 2012 PANAFEST/Emancipation Day Celebrations has been cancelled.” Source: GNA

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Ghanaians need to fight against all forms of slavery, subjugation – Tourism Minister

Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism, on Monday said the experiences of relations and family during the period of the infamous Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, should constantly remind Ghanaians of the need to continue to fight against all forms of slavery and subjugation. She said Ghanaians and those in the …

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Ghana’s domestic tourism project yielding results

The Ministry of Tourism’s effort to promote domestic tourism is gaining momentum as promotional activities are yielding to good results, Mr Alphonse Kumaza, a tourism officer at the Ministry told the Ghana News Agency on Sunday. He said the project initiated by the sector Minister, Madam Akua Sena Dansua aims …

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AIDS conference calls for removal of HIV-related travel restrictions

As the AIDS 2012 conference begins in the US capital, Washington DC Sunday July 22, activists and advocates are calling for the removal of HIV-related travel restrictions around the world. The organisers say to date there are still 46 countries, territories and areas that apply some form of restrictions on …

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Iberia starts Spain-Ghana flights

Spanish carrier, Iberia yesterday July 17, 2012 officially started flying from Madrid to Ghana’s capital Accra. Iberia operates two weekly direct flights, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, between Madrid and Accra, becoming the sole carrier with non-stop service connecting Spain and Ghana. The airline believes the new route will facilitate travel …

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Ghana records rising trend in domestic tourism

A fact sheet from Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) indicated a rising trend in domestic tourism in 2010. A summary of 30 tourists sites arrivals and revenue showed that in January there were 37,340 total arrivals comprising residents and non-residents, which attracted a revenue of GH¢118,824.20. The fact sheet made available …

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Five biodiversity areas in Central Region being developed for ecotourism

Five Globally Significant Biodiversity Areas (GSBAs) comprising five Forest Reserves in the Southern Dry forest of the Winneba Forest District are being developed for ecotourism with the participation of the local Community Biodiversity Advisory Groups (CBAG). The five GSBAs are all protected reserves with a total perimeter of 20.23 km …

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US, Marriott partner to build sustainable hotels in Africa, other regions

The United States’ Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and Marriott International on June 18, 2012 announced a partnership at Rio+20 to support new environmentally-sustainable hotel development in growth markets in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. The partnership stands to generate millions of dollars in OPIC financing …

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Ghana needs Cultural Heritage Policy – Archeology Lecturer

Dr Wazi Apoh, a Lecturer at the Department of Archeology, University of Ghana, Legon, on Thursday said it was very important for the country to have a Cultural Heritage Policy. “With new construction works being carried out all the time, along-side activities like mining, we might lose most of our …

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