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Documentary on Ghana’s tourism potential premieres

The Tour Operators Union of Ghana (TOUGHA), an association of travel professionals, has premiered a documentary on tourism potentials aimed at making the country a competitive destination of choice on the continent. Dubbed “My Ghana”, the documentary portrays the country’s rich cultural heritage, ecology, historical castles, religions and tourism sites …

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$300m face-lift of Kumasi Airport begins

Facilities at the Kumasi Airport are being upgraded at a cost of about US$300 million as efforts to raise it into international status gather momentum. This involves refurbishment of the terminal, improving the runway, construction of hotels, restaurants, conference hall and car park. Mrs. Doreen Owusu-Fianko, Managing Director of the …

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Ghana government says committed to giving tourism sector a new phase

Mrs Elizabeth Ofusu Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, says government is committed to giving the tourism sector a new phase-lift. She said government had demonstrated this by expanding the sector’s mandate to cover culture and the creative arts, adding that the Ministry was poised to re-position Ghana’s …

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Aviation fuel more expensive in Africa – IATA

Aviation fuel sold in Africa is more costly than the global price, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said. According to IATA, buying aviation fuel in Africa is 21% more expensive than the global average. It attributed the high cost of aviation fuel on the continent mainly to heavy …

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Tourism Minister urges staff to turn challenges into opportunities

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, on Tuesday urged staff to turn challenges facing the Ministry into opportunities in order to excel. The Minister said this when she undertook a familiarisation tour to some departments under the Ministry. The departments she visited are the Ghana National …

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Central Region hotel managers boost skills

Forty hotel and restaurant owners and managers in the Central Region have participated in a three-day training workshop in Cape Coast to equip them with the requisite knowledge to effectively manage their facilities. The workshop, which was organised by the Integrated Tourism  Development Department (ITDD) of the Central Region Development …

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Upper East urged to revamp tourism

Mr Kenneth Ashigbey, Managing Director of the Graphic Communication Group Limited, on Thursday urged the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council to revamp the tourism sectors in the region. The tourism sectors in the region include the Paga Crocodile Pond and the Slave Camp, the Tongo Shrine, the Kulungugu Tourist Site …

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Indian-made software to improve Ghana’s hospitality industry

The leading management software which caters for all the functional areas within the hospitality industry and ensures operational efficiency has been introduced in Ghana by the Ghanaian hospitality and tourism focused IT company, OurGhana.com. The software, WINHMS, developed 12 years ago by Winsar Infosoft PVT of India,  is a complete …

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Ethiopian, Oman Air share routes

Ethiopian Airlines and Oman Air agree to share routes between Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and Muscat, the capital of Oman. According to the two airline operators, they have entered into a ‘codeshare partnership’ which will offer greater choice for their customers. “This codeshare agreement will cover flights between the Ethiopian …

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Safeguard integrity of cultural heritage – MP urges tourism stakeholders

Mr Eric Kwakye Darfour, the Member of Parliament for the Nkawkaw Constituency has advised stakeholder in the tourism sector to make critical interventions to safeguard the integrity of the cultural norms, practices and sensibilities of the various tourism destinations across the country. He noted that though there was a mutual …

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