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Ghana’s democratic credentials put country up on tourism rankings

Ghana for the first time has been included in the list of developing countries that attract tourists based on ethical values, a new report released by Ethical Traveller has said. Ghana ranks fourth among the ten developing countries. These are: Argentina, Belize, Chile, Ghana, Lithuania, Namibia, Poland, Seychelles, South Africa …

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Ghana banks asked to support local entrepreneurs

A businessman on Tuesday appealed to financial institutions to support the development of the country’s tourism potentials by providing long-term credit to entrepreneurs with viable projects to create jobs for the youth. Mr. Richard Ofori, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Richester Hotel, told a press briefing in Accra that failure by …

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Eight hotels, guest houses in Techiman cautioned

Eight hospitality facilities in the Techiman municipality in Brong Ahafo have been operating without licences from the Ghana Tourist Board. They are Temple Guest House, J. O. Christ, Atomic Paradise, Great Abrafi, Atomic Paradise (annex), Luna Lodge, Philmod Hospitality Inn and Travellers Court. Five of them namely Temple Guest House, …

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Ghana, DR Congo to revive tourism agreement

The Government of Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo will soon revive an agreement that would enable the two countries to share experiences in the tourism sector.      The agreement, signed about 30 years ago, would promote the conservation of endangered species that are otherwise killed for game purposes. …

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Ghana Tourist Board closes down 11 hotels and restaurants

The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) on Wednesday closed down 11 hotels and restaurants in the Ashanti Region for operating either illegally or under poor conditions. Eight of these, including Lavikus, Lizzie’s Hotel Annex, Garden City, Sir Tony’s Lodge, Innkeepers Guest House, Clarke Guest House, Maa ’U’s Kitchen and Underground Guest …

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Minister calls for strengthening of PANAFEST/Emancipation structures

Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensah, Minister of Tourism, on Saturday called for the strengthening of PANAFEST and Emancipation structures, to attract more people to participate in the celebrations of the events. She said this would also ensure that the programme survived in the face of competition from other African countries, adding “Ghana …

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Africans in Diaspora asked to help Africa regain past glory

The Minister of Tourism, Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensah on Friday called on Africans in the Diaspora to help rejuvenate Africa to gain its past glory. She said the time had come to place Africa in its rightful position in the world and that everything should therefore be done to make it …

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Krobo Odumase launches beads festival

The first Ghana International Beads Festival scheduled to take place in October has been launched at Odumase Krobo with a call on all stakeholders from both the private and public sectors to come together to take a serious look at the beads industry and find a way of addressing the …

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Ghana government will provide enabling environment for investors – Minister

Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minster, on Monday assured investors of government’s commitment to provide an enabling environment to promote investment, especially in the tourism sector. He said the President appreciated that his campaign pledge of a better Ghana could only be realized when every Ghanaian had gainful employment and …

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Ho Poly urged to establish hotel to improve capacities of tourism students

A call has been made for the establishment and operation of a hotel, as an integral part of the Hospitality and Tourism Management School of the Ho Polytechnic, to enhance the training of students in the hospitality industry. The prototype hotel-school amalgam, waiting for funding could make the Ho Polytechnic …

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