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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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Ghana to implement Tourism Development Levy next month

The government would begin the implementation of the Tourism Development Levy from October this year, Madam Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism has announced. The levy is an Act of Parliament that compels private tourism sector operators in the country to pay monthly tax to the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) …

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Iberia launches mobile booking for Ghana service

Iberia’s website has launched a new function on the cell phone-enabled version of the site, via www.iberia.mobi which allows customers to reserve any Iberia air ticket using cell phones or other mobile device. Once booking has been made, customers flying from Ghana can pay at the Standard Chartered Bank Ghana …

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Starbow launches five times weekly flight to Cotonou

Starbow Airlines on Friday officially launched its regional flights to Cotonou, Benin at a ceremony at the Cotonou Airport. Starbow’s flights to Cotonou mark the beginning of what the airline’s Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dr Brock Friesen, calls “it’s real mission” to serve all major cities in West Africa. Dr Friesen, …

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Emirates, Qantas announce major global aviation partnership

Emirates Airlines and Qantas are set to give their customers a seamless international and Australian network with the announcement of their new global aviation partnership. The partnership would also give customers exclusive frequent flyer benefits and world‐class travel experiences. A statement released in Accra on Friday said under the agreement, …

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Africa World Airlines to get second of second Embraer aircraft

Africa World Airlines, a new domestic airline to start operating in Ghana soon, will receive its second aircraft on Saturday, September 8, following the delivery of its first aircraft on August 30. A statement from the company, whose founder is Togbe Afede, the Agbogbomefia of Asogli, said the jet with …

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