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ECOWAS proposes regional air transport market

Transport Ministers as well as chief executives of airlines in West Africa have made wide-ranging proposals for the improvement of the operating environment for airlines in the region, to enhance their viability and competitiveness, and maximize their contributions to regional integration. ECOWAS said the proposals are the outcomes of a …

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People of Manya Krobo celebrate Ngmayem festival

It was a gleeful day for the people of Manya Krobo Traditional Area when on Friday all citizens both at home and from the Diaspora, clad in traditional attire, matched with beads and ornaments, gathered to mark this year’s Ngmayem festival at Krobo Odumase. The festival, which commenced last Sunday, …

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First West African Tourism fair to open in Nigeria

The first West African Tourism and Culture Fair (WATCF), is to be held at Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital, in Nigeria in February, next year. WATCF is an innovative programme, designed to help tourism marketing professionals to promote unique cultural heritage in the sub-region. The fair, which is on the theme: …

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UNWTO forecasts 1.8 billion international tourist arrivals by 2030

International tourist arrivals are forecast to reach 1.8 billion by 2030, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)  report released October 11, 2011. The UNWTO report titled “Tourism Towards 2030” which was presented at the 19th session of the UNWTO General Assembly in South Korea, confirms that international …

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Festivals are not fetish, says Central Regional House of Chiefs

The President of the Central Regional House of Chiefs, Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII, has noted that festivals are not fetish as believed by some people. According to the Regional House of Chiefs President, Celebration of festivals make the revellers to remember their ancestral history and also used it to take …

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Akuapems celebrate annual Odwira festival

The Eastern Regional Minister, Dr Kwasi Akyem Apea-Kubi has appealed to the Akuapem Traditional Authorities to peacefully resolve all land disputes in the area to help maintain stability. Dr Apea-Kubi was speaking at this year’s durbar of the chiefs and people at Akropong-Akuapem to celebrate the annual Odwira festival, which …

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Ecotourism grows more than 20% annually, three times faster than overall tourism industry – FAO

The emergence of ecotourism is said to be growing at a faster pace than the overall tourism sector, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). According to FAO, ecotourism is one of the fastest growing segments of tourism worldwide, growing at a pace of more than 20% …

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Five forest reserves developing into ecotourism

The Forestry Commission, in conjunction with the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), is developing five forest reserves in the Winneba Forestry District into ecotourism. The reserves are Akrabong, Obotoumfo, Abasumba, Ahirasu Nos one and two, all near Awutu Bewuenum in the Awutu-Senya District. Mr Edward Awuah, Coordinator for Awutu-Agona Ecotourism and …

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