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Amu Festival of Avatime to attract tourists

Over 8,000 local and foreign tourists are expected at the Amu (Brown Rice) Festival of the chiefs and people of Avatime Traditional Area in the Ho Municipality in November. The festival, which was last celebrated in 1990, is an expose of the rich culture and traditions of the mountain top …

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Chief, people of Asebu Traditional Area launch “Apayamkese” Festival

The chiefs and people of Asebu Traditional Area on Tuesday launched this year’s “Apayamkese” festival and the tenth anniversary of the enstoolment of Okatakyi Dr Amanfi I, the Omanhen of the area. Launching the festival, the Omanhen said an education and development fund would be re-launched during the festival, while …

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Ghana Tourist Board calls for the protection of Owabi Dam

The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) has stressed the need to adopt viable and sustainable measures to protect the Owabi Dam which supplies treated water to about 13 per cent of the population in the Kumasi metropolis. Mr Ekow Sampson, the Ashanti Regional Director of the Board, said the water body …

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Asogli Yam Festival revives businesses in Ho

The three-week long 2010 Yam Festival of the Asogli Traditional Area, which ended on Sunday with a thanksgiving church service, represents the single most important business stimulating event in Ho and its environs for years. The celebration evidently brought back to life many businesses in Ho. Areas of business the …

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Ghana tourism sector to list online

Many Ghanaian tour operators, hoteliers and other professionals in the hospitality industry on Wednesday expressed interest in listing their products online with an international travel portal called Expedia Inc. The listing on Expedia Inc exposes Ghana’s hospitality industry to more than 58 million visitors around the world in a month …

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Establishment of strong link between tourism, biodiversity advocated

Mr. Asher Nkegbe, Acting Upper West Regional Director of Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA) has advised Ghanaians to effectively protect the environment towards the promotion of tourism and the development of its resources. He said Ghanaians need to establish strong links between tourism and biodiversity by changing their attitudes, behaviours and …

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GhanaTourism Bill expected to be passed this year

The tourism bill, currently before cabinet, is expected to be passed in October this year by Parliament. It would among other things transform the Ghana Tourists Board (GTB) into a Ghana Tourism Authority, Mrs Zita Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism, said on Friday. She said: “I am very excited about the …

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CEDECOM holds forum on tourism

A representative of the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV Ghana), Mr Nick Beunders, observed on Thursday that the expected growth of tourism in the Central Region which is perceived as the “tourism heartbeat of the nation,” is “flawing”. He stated that although the region has a comparative advantage, its tourism and …

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Tourists to get “free” Kente at 2010 Agbamevorza

Tourists at this year’s Kente Festival (Agbamevorza) of the chiefs and people of Agotime Traditional Area, are likely to get quality Kente cloths at very moderate prices. This is to give local and foreign tourists the opportunity to taste and own quality Kente from Agotime, Mr Elvis Ativoe, spokesperson of …

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Envoys visit site of Pra River Rock formation and Rapids

Dasebre Kwadu Kyerefo Ampanim Amuah 111, Omanhene of Sekyere Traditional Area, on Thursday called on the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) to develop the site of the Pra River rock formation into an attractive eco-tourism destination. He made the call during a meeting with four envoys who visited the site at …

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