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Ghana’s Tourism Minister Akua Dansua gets UN position

Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Ms Akua Sena Dansua has been appointed a member of the Board of Directors of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Sustainable Tourism Eliminating Poverty (ST-EP) Foundation. A statement issued by the Public Relations Director at the Ministry November 26, 2011 said the Minister’s appointment …

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Minister inaugurates GH¢340,000 Tourist Centre for Akwamu Traditional Council

Miss Akua Sena Dansoa, the Minister of Tourism, has inaugurated a GH¢340,000 Tourist Receptive Centre for the Akwamu Traditional Council at Akwamufie. The facility would provide a one stop shop for information on the history of the Akwamu people, serve as a tourist centre where the relics of the Akwamu …

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Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Education to implement domestic tourism project

The Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the Ministry of Education is to implement a Domestic Tourism Project, which aims at encouraging students in Junior and Senior High Schools to participate actively in tourism related activities. The project which is expected to start in the first quarter of 2012, would …

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Solidarity Caravan tourists visit Ghana

Tourists on the “Solidarity Caravan 2011,” have arrived in the country through the Leklebi Border Post in the Hohoe Municipality for a five-day tour of the country. The 22-member team includes people from Belgium, France, Italy, Gadolou in the Caribbean and Chile are touring destinations in Benin, Togo, Ghana and …

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Ministry of Tourism announces Domestic Tourism Fair and Exhibition next year

The Ghana Domestic Tourism Company in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism on Thursday announced The Ghana Domestic Tourism Fair and Exhibition (GDTFE) 2012. The bi-annual three-day, event will be held from September 6- September 8. A statement issued in Accra and copied to Ghana News Agency said the aim …

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Environmental Protection Agency queries 137 hospitality operatives

The Brong Ahafo Regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has since September,2011, issued 137 environmental compliance notices and directives to hospitality industry operatives in six municipal and district assemblies in the region. The operatives comprised hotels, guest houses and budgets in Sunyani and Nkoranza Municipalities, Sunyani West, Tano …

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Provide concessionary loans for tourism practitioners – Expert

The Chairman of the Institute of Hospitality, Ghana International branch, Mrs Bella Ahu, has advocated the provision of concessionary loans for tourism practitioners for the renovation, refurbishment and expansion of their facilities. She said, “Lack of training facilities especially continuing professional development programmes to facilitate capacity building in this fast-growing …

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Publicity critical to tourism development – Minister

The Ghana Tourism Authority has launched a magazine “Tourism Ghana” as part of activities to promote the tourism industry in the international arena. The magazine will also be used in their publicity drive as part of efforts by the Authority to showcase Ghana’s tourism potentials to the rest of the world. …

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Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture launches 5-year strategic plan

The Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture has launched a five-year plan to to help achieve its sectoral goals from 2011 to 2015. The strategic plan would assist the Ministry to secure the required prominence that reflects the significance of culture and chieftaincy in the scheme of governance and development programmes. …

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Travel agent busted for alleged fraud

A Travel and Tour agent, who allegedly defrauded a trader in the sum of GH¢5,000 under the pretext of securing him United States Visa, on Friday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court. The accused, Ernest Osei Boakye, pleaded not guilty to defrauding by false pretences, and was granted GH¢10,000 bail …

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