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Arik Air gets IATA certification

Arik Air says it has passed the International Air Transport Associaition Operational Safety (IOSA) certification. In a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com Tuesday March 29, 20111, the largest commercial airline in West Africa indicated that the international evaluation system is a requirement and precursor to full IATA membership; membership of …

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UNWTO pledges support for Ghana’s tourism sector

The United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Secretary General, Taleb Rifai has pledged technical and financial support for tourism development in Ghana. The support will focus on gender empowerment in tourism and technical support for the management of tourism receptive facilities. A statement issued in Accra from the tourism Ministry …

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Ghana’s tourism sector targets Asian market

Ghana will soon tap into the vast Asian tourist market as part of a new promotion policy direction, Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism, has said. She said Ghana already attracts tourists from the Americas and the United Kingdom but there are un-tapped potential markets in Asia, Malaysia and …

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Expensive hotel charges retarding local tourism – Parliament

Parliament on Wednesday observed that high charges by operators of hotel and hospitality industry in Ghana were hindering local tourism. Members of Parliament (MPs) were contributing to the second reading of the Tourism Bill 2010 that sought to establish the National Tourism Authority to regulate the tourism industry in the …

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Second Savannah Smock Exhibition scheduled for March 11

The Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture would organise the Second Savannah Smock Exhibition and Fashion from March 11-15. It is on the theme: “Promoting the Smock for Economic Empowerment” to promote the smock popularly called Fugu in local parlance. Smock, the indigenous attire peculiar to the Upper East, Upper West …

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Ghana Paragliding Festival expected to facilitate domestic tourism

Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism on Friday launched the 2011 edition of the Paragliding Festival, pledging to give domestic tourism a further push for more Ghanaians to show interest in the attractions. She noted that the festival which was now part of the famous Kwahu Easter was meant …

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Use festivals as platforms to re-discover economic potentials

Colonel Cyril Necku (Rtd), Deputy Volta Regional Minister, at the weekend urged communities to use festivals as platforms to re-discover economic potentials and devise appropriate strategies to harness them to advance the course of the people. It behoves on stakeholders in the development of communities and societies to fashion out …

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Arik Air joins BSP for Nigeria, Ghana

Arik Air has joined the Billing Settlement Plan (BSP) for Nigeria and Ghana, the company has said in a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com. According to the release Arik Air joined the system in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The BSP allows all IATA accredited agents to …

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Minister expresses commitment to develop aviation sector

Alhaji Collins Dauda, the newly appointed Minister of Transport, has stressed the need to develop the aviation industry, saying it the time to do that was now. “With many more airlines coming in as well as investments that would come in with the drilling of the oil, I believe that …

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