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British Airways to get new Boeing, Airbus aircraft with new seating layout

British Airways has announced cabin design and layout for its new Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 long-haul aircraft due to be delivered in six months. The B787 Dreamliner would accommodate 214 BA customers while the A380, would be the largest aircraft in the BA fleet, accommodating 469 passengers. The 24 …

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Emirates brings Boeing 777-300ER on Accra-Dubai route in 2013

Emirates Airlines says it would introduce a Boeing 777-300ER on its Accra-Dubai route effective January 01, 2013, a year after it upgraded to the Airbus A340-500 in February 2012. To meet growing demand, the upgraded aircraft will offer 12 luxurious First Class seats, 42 flat-bed seats in Business Class and …

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Ghana’s Beyin Beach among CNN’s best 25 African beaches

The Benyin Beach located in the Western Region of Ghana has been listed among CNN’s top 25 beaches in Africa. The Beyin Beach placed 18th in the list which the cable TV released November 24, 2012. The Sharm el-Sheikh beach in Egypt was number one on the list. “It’s a …

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Chinese carrier Xiamen Airlines joins SkyTeam alliance

China’s Xiamen Airlines has joined the global airline alliance, SkyTeam, making it the 19th member of the alliance and the fourth from the greater china region. Xiamen’s membership strengthens SkyTeam’s footprints in China and its overall number one position in the region by adding three new hubs-Xiamen, Fuzhou and Hangzhou-combined …

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International tourist arrivals grow 4% first eight months of 2012 – UN

International tourist arrivals grew by 4% between January and August 2012 compared to the same period of 2011, according to the latest World Tourism Barometer. The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)’s Barometer has recorded 705 million tourists as at August 2012 and the 4% growth represented 28 million arrivals more …

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Soroma Capital cuts sod for commencement of luxury five star hotel

Soroma Capital Limited, a real estate investment and development group, has cut the sod for work to begin on a five star luxury hotel in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region. The 150-room hotel, which will include a recycling plant, would use locally sourced materials in its construction …

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UN launches campaign targeting one billionth tourist arrivals in 2012

The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has launched a major campaign to drive the tourism industry in the world. The campaign is targeted at driving world tourist arrivals to one billion by December 2012. In 2011, international tourist arrivals reached 990 million, according to the UN agency. The campaign, One …

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Lufthansa appoints new Ghana manager

Lufthansa German Airlines has introduced Mr. Kevin Markette as its new General Manager for Ghana. Mr. Markette takes over from Mr. Yannick Aplogan, who left the position to take up a new one as General Manager for Gabon. Speaking at a roundtable with journalists in Accra on Saturday, Mr. Claus …

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Ghana Tourist Authority warns public to stay off unlicensed facilities

Tourists and the general public have been entreated to shun patronizing unlicensed hospitality facilities to ensure their safety and security. Mr. Ekow Sampson, Ashanti Regional Manager of the Ghana Tourist Authority (GTA), said those who patronize them “do so at their own risk as such facilities do not meet the …

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