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Starbow chooses German-based DVB Bank to assist in its fleet renewal

Aero Surveys Limited (“Starbow”) and DVB Bank SE (“DVB”) have announced the signing of an agreement for DVB to assist and advice Starbow on its fleet renewal and aircraft selection process. DVB Bank SE, headquartered in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, is the leading specialist in the international Transport Finance business, offering integrated …

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SA’s Protea Group hotel portfolio rises to over $100m on Ghana project

The hotel portfolio value of South Africa’s Protea Hospitality Group (PHG) is set to increase to over $100 million after the company breaks ground for a new project in Ghana. According to PHG, it has just finalised an agreement entering the economically booming Ghanaian market, making it the ninth country …

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Ghana Tourism Authority plans to establish district offices

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) is to establish district tourism offices across the country as part of moves to assist develop tourist infrastructure in the various communities. Mr. Sampson Donkor, the acting Chief Executive, said this would help bring more vibrancy into the sector and maximize revenue generation. They have …

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Ghana’s tourism sector worth $2.1b in 2012 – WEF

Ghana’s travel and tourism sector is valued at $2.102 billion in 2012, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has estimated. The value of the sector is 5.2% of Ghana’s gross domestic product (GDP) for the year 2012, the WEF reported in the 2013 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index released last week. …

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Gov’t told to revamp PANAFEST to help attract more diaspora investors

The Executive Secretary of the Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival (PANAFEST) Foundation, Rabbi Kohain Halevi, has appealed to the government to revamp the PANAFEST Foundation to attract more tourists and investors from the Diaspora. He said the  government had good plans for the establishment of the Foundation 21 years ago  and …

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Ghana Museums and Monuments Board launches digitization project

The Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB), in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, Ghana, has launched a digitised or video version of its Treasure Chest project aimed at storing works of arts, messages and artifacts from children of present day Ghana for the future generation. The Treasure Chest, which is a …

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Ghana launches 2013 Paragliding and Africa Choral Festivals

Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare, Minister of Tourism, on Monday launched the 2013 paragliding and Africa Choral Festivals with the aim of promoting both domestic and international tourism in Accra. The eighth paragliding festival dubbed ‘Okwawu 2013’ is expected to take off on March 29 to April 1, 2013, whiles the …

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Tourism levy has put Ministry on right footing – Minister

The passage of the tourism levy regulation has offered the Ministry a good foundation to contribute to national economic development, Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has stated. “The passage of the Tourism Levy Regulation LI 2185 has put the Ministry on the right footing. It …

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Lufthansa gets five-star rating

Lufthansa German Airlines’ First Class product and service package has been awarded a five-star rating by Skytrax, a United Kingdom-based aviation research organisation. This is the first time the four star airline has received that rating. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra, Mr Kevin Markette, …

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