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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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Ghana’s tourism ACT now operational

The Tourism Bill in Parliament received a Presidential assent in May this year to become the Tourism Act, 2011 (ACT 817) that primarily seeks to enhance the development of the tourism sector, Mr Ben Ohene-Ayeh, Public Relations Manager, Ghana Tourism Authority, said in Accra on Thursday. The Tourism Law thus …

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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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