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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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Kenya beats Ghana, SA to win best 2012 Africa Tourism Board Award

Kenya has won the award for Africa’s leading Tourism Board for the year 2012 after beating off competition from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt. The announcement was made at the 19th World Travel Awards held at Beach Turks and Caicos Resort in the UK October 6, 2012.  This follows …

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Akwamuman plans towards Akwasidae festival

As part of this year’s annual Akwasidae festival, Akwamuman has set November 2- November 11  as a homecoming event to bring together people and friends of the area to facilitate investment and development. Consequently a nine-member planning committee chaired by Oyiakahyire Ansah Kwao IV, Chief of Adumasa has been formed …

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Ethiopian Airlines scores another first with customized Q-400 aircraft

Barely two months after making history as the second airline business in the world to take delivery of the most modern passenger jet liner, the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of the first of five reconfigured Bombardier Q-400 aircraft. The state-owned African airline company says the aircraft …

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Ghana re-opens Kumasi airport

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has announced that the Kumasi Airport would be re-opened for normal operations from 1400hours on Thursday, October 4. GACL statement to the Ghana News Agency said the temporary closure of the Kumasi Airport was for remedial works on the runway due to the detection …

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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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