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UN launches global partnership for hotel industry

The UN World Tourism Organisation (WTO) has launched, in cooperation with stakeholders, a Global Partnership for the Hotel Industry aimed to bring the industry together to share best practices and find common positions on issues such as hotel quality, distribution or major consumer trends. The stakeholders were made up of …

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Bongo launches “Azambene” fire festival in Accra

The Chiefs and people of Bongo in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region has launched the annual “Azambene” fire festival in Accra. The festival, which attracts friends and well-wishers, is celebrated to commemorate the creation of the present Bongo, thus marking the inheritance of the land from Busasis, …

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French private aircraft involved in accident at Ghana’s Kotoka airport

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), have launched investigations into a ground accident involving a privately owned aircraft at the Kotoka International Airport. This was contained in a joint statement released by the GCAA and GACL in Accra on Thursday. The aircraft, a …

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Group against Aburi Gardens’ ‘privatisation’

The Socialist Forum of Ghana (SFG) has expressed its disappointment about reports that government was considering the privatisation of the Aburi Gardens. The privatisation of the Aburi Gardens, the SFG noted was only part of the stern attempt to deprive the state of vital assets, which began after the overthrow …

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World airlines expected to carry three billion passengers in 2013 – IATA

Both domestic and international airlines are expected to carry some three billion passengers at the end of 2013, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). And the number will double by 2030. According to IATA, serving this growing demand will require innovation and team work. “We need to understand …

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GCAA not ready for media war with Antrak

The Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Tuesday said it had no intention to engage Antrak Air, a domestic airliner, in a media war. In a statement signed by the Authority’s Corporate Communications Manager, the GCAA said it had taken note of issues raised by Antrak Air in the media recently …

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Takoradi residents unhappy with sale of Casurina belt to private investor

Residents of the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis have expressed disapproval at the sale of portions of the Casuarina Belt to private individuals and companies. The Belt which lies along the Vodafone area and the Public Works Department office among other areas was created in 1922 by the then Governor Guggisberg to serve …

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Paga Crocodile pond gets major facelift

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) has completed major rehabilitation works at the Paga Crocodile Pond and handed over the project to the Kassena- Nankana East District Assembly. Works on four chalets, fence structure and a walkway attracted GHȼ390,000. Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr …

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UN, Spain agree to support better tourism policies in Africa

As part of efforts to promote tourism development in Africa, the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has signed an agreement with Casa Africa, a Spanish government agency, to support better policies to sustain the sector on the continent. According to the UNWTO, the pact was signed October 4, 2012 in …

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Villa Monticello beats La Palm, Movenpick to win Ghana’s best hotel for 2012 Award

A silent luxury boutique hotel, Villa Monticello, located around the Airport Residential Area has been crowned Ghana’s Leading Hotel for 2012 by the World Travel Awards. The hotel beats the La Palm Royal Beach, Movenpick Ambassador Hotel and the  Labadi Beach Hotel to win the award. It has 14 individually …

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