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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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Ghana listed in world’s top ten ethical tourism destinations 2013

Ghana is among the world’s top ten ethical tourism destinations for the year 2013 in a list released December 11, 2012 by Ethical Traveler, a US-California based nonprofit advocacy group. The group releases the annual survey of the developing world’s top countries for tourism, based on environmental and human rights …

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Starbow becomes Ghana’s largest domestic airline

Starbow Airlines, a domestic and regional airline, has taken delivery of a new BAe 146 aircraft, bringing the number of its fleet to four and making the largest Ghanaian based airline in terms of fleet size. In a statement released in Accra on Monday, Mr. Andy Smith, Head of Commercial-Starbow …

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UN confirms record one billion international tourists in 2012

Global tourism has achieved a new record as one billion tourists travelled around the world, the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has said. The one billionth tourist made the arrival December 13, 2012, the UN agency stated. “Today, we welcome the symbolic arrival of the one-billionth tourist,” said UNWTO Secretary-General, …

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World airlines to return $6.7b profit in 2012, Africa expected to breakeven

Airlines globally are expected to make a profit of $6.7 billion at the end of the year 2012, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said December 13, 2012 in the upward revision to its industry financial outlook. Earlier in October this year, the Geneva-based group forecast a $4.1 billion profit …

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Ghana to temporarily shut down key region airport

The Kumasi airport, one of Ghana’s key region airports will be closed down temporarily December 18, 2012, the Ghana Airports Company Ltd (GACL) has announced. The closure is to enable managers of the airport to undertake some rehabilitation works on the runway, officials said in a statement December 14, 2012. …

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Delta marks six years of US-Ghana flight service

Delta Airlines is celebrating six years of nonstop service between Ghana and the United States this month. Delta launched its first flight between Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport in December 2006 and today operates a five weekly nonstop service between Accra and New York-JFK …

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Ethiopian Airlines marks first year as Star Alliance member

Ethiopian Airlines today December 13, 2012 celebrated its first year as a Star Alliance member. The carrier has therefore lined-up various prizes for its customers to mark the celebration. A statement issued by the airline said Ethiopian will “award round trip tickets for passengers, who fly on Ethiopian from one …

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IATA forecasts 3.6 billion airline passengers in 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has forecast that airlines will carry about 3.6 billion passengers in 2016, about 800 million more than the 2.8 billion passengers carried by airlines in 2011. In its Airline Industry Forecast 2012-2016 released December 6, 2012, the Geneva-based association said passenger growth will expand …

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