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Tourism sector creates more jobs

The tourism sector created 260,000 new jobs this year and would be creating more jobs next year, the Minister for Tourism, Mrs Sabah Zita Okaikoi, has said. She said this at the inauguration of a Tourists Receptive Facility at the Tini Waterfalls at Adasewa near Anyinam on Monday. The facility …

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Ghana to increase tourist arrivals to one million in 2011

Mr Kobby Acheampong, Deputy Minister of Tourism, at the weekend, said the Government was poised to increase tourist arrivals to the country from 74,800 to one million annually from 2011 to increase tourist receipts. He said the Ministry had adopted pragmatic measures by addressing challenges of products development, packaging and …

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Stakeholders urged to guard against sex tourism as oil booms

Mrs Sabah Zita Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism, has called on traditional leaders and stakeholders in the sector to guard against sex tourism likely to crop up in the Western Region as a result of the oil find. She said the oil find in the Region would open up the area …

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Tourism Ministry denies Dutch NGO’s accusation of not promoting Ghana abroad

The Ministry of Tourism has denied allegations leveled against it by a Dutch NGO, the Ghana Tourist Information for Europe (GTI). The GTI claims the Ministry is not interested in promoting Ghana to European visitors who want to visit the country. But Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mr. Kobby Acheampong says …

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Ghana Tourist Board shuts down four hospitality facilities in Ashanti

The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) at the weekend shut down four hospitality facilities as part of a special operation launched to enforce standards. These included KB Super Executive Lodge at Anwomaso, Rose Joy Fast Food and Restaurant, Al-Heelam Travel and Tours, all in Kumasi and the Vanicular Guest House at …

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Selling Ghana’s tourism products requires expertise – Expert

Mr Nkunu Akyea, a tourism development expert, has observed that selling Ghana’s tourism products must be expertly done so as not to offend the sensibilities of tourists. He said while talking about “our culture, our religion, we should do well not to foist it on the visitors”. Mr Akyea made …

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Ghana to get tourism bank

Mr Edem Kpodo, Board Chairman of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), announced that a bank in Ghana has been given licence to invest in the tourism industry. He said that specialized financial institutions were needed to boost the industry, which substantially contributes to the country’s economy. Mr Kpodo was interacting …

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Spain to help Ghana to develop tourism potentials

Madam Olga Carbaga, Spanish Ambassador has pledged the commitment of her country to develop Ghana’s tourism potential. “Spain will support Ghana in research and technical assistance to enable her develop her tourism potentials,” she said, during a courtesy call on Mrs Sabah Zita Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism in Accra on …

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Navrongo Traditional Area launches Fao Festival

The chiefs and people of the Navrongo Traditional Area in the Kassena-Nankana East District have launched their annual Fao Festival aimed at bringing together the people to initiate development projects and activities for the ensuing years. Arthur Wekem Balinia Addah, Acting on behalf of the Paramount Chief of the Navrongo …

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Kurubi Festival prevents promiscuity

Nana Fanyinama III, Chief of Wangara (Wangara Wura), on Tuesday urged government to help promote traditional festivals to ensure that certain values and morals were upheld especially among the youth. She said festivals were also a way of promoting domestic tourism, saying, “it can promote national unity.” Nana Fanyinama III …

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