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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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Minister wants Ghana’s tourism sector refined

The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mr Baba Jamal, has charged entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry to refine their activities to attract fair share of the tourism market on the African continent. “There is the need to refine and regenerate the tourism sector for better patronage through holistic approach and conscious …

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Starbow cuts air fares

Starbow Airlines on last Thursday introduced a new four-tier fare; Accra–Kumasi and Accra-Takoradi now starts from GH¢49.00 to GH¢120.00 whilst travelers to Tamale will also pay GH¢149.00. Starbow’s reduction in fares is in line with its core values of making air transport affordable to the general public, Mr Archibald Kittoe, …

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Group asks Arik Air to apologize, pay up debt

A coalition of civil societies in the country led by the executive director of Conscience Nigeria, Comrade Tosin Adeyanju has called on Arik Air to apologise to the aviation minister for the embarrassment it caused her and its passengers over the suspension of its operations. It also urged it to …

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Ambassadors, High Commissioners tour Shai Hills, Akosombo Dam

Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism on Saturday led a delegation of Ambassadors and High Commissioners to tour the Shai Hills Resource Reserve and the Akosombo Hydro Dam in the Eastern Region. This was part of activities to celebrate World Tourism Day and to expose the heads of Missions …

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Anlo launches 50th Hogbetsotso anniversary festival

The people of Anlo in the Volta Region on Friday launched its 50th Anniversary Hogbetsotso festival to create awareness and educate all and sundry on the unique features of their culture. This year’s celebration is under the theme “Deepening our Reconciliation, Unity and Peace towards Accelerated Development” and is dubbed: …

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Africa World Airline launched

A new airline to serve the domestic and regional air travel industry, Africa World Airline (AWA), has been launched in Accra. The launch, which was scheduled to coincide with the 103rd birthday celebration of Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah on 21st September, as evidence of the airline’s commitment to …

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Low budget, weak research hinder Ghana’s tourism development – Minister

Mr Baba Jamal, Deputy Minister for Tourism has noted that the poor performance of countries in the sub- region in their tourism competitiveness was due to weak research and low budget allocations to the sector. He said the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism competitiveness index for 2011 ranked Ghana …

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We don’t owe – Arik Air

Nigerian airline, Arik Air, today September 20, 2012 suspended all its domestic flights in Nigeria. According to the airline, the suspension was due to an action by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the General Aviation Terminal in Lagos. “Due to an action by the FAAN Union at …

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New hotel promises 1000 jobs in Western Region

Work on the first phase of a Hotel Resort to be built at Princess Town in the Western Region is soon to commence. This first phase of construction of the multi-million dollar, upscale business conference hotel promoted by Soroma Capital, a Ghanaian investment company, is expected to provide 1,000 direct …

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