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PANAFEST celebration commences on July 24

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), in collaboration with the PANAFEST Foundation and the private sector is set to commence this year’s PANAFEST and Emancipation Day celebrations from July 24 to August 22, 2019. The celebration would be held under the theme: “Beyond 400 years, reaching across continents into the future”. …

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Stop clients stereotyping – Professor

Dr. Eunice Fay Amissah, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), says hoteliers and tourism industry players should cease discriminating between clients when providing customer services. According to her, discrimination would turn away customers and potential ones and would …

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2019 Kuntum Festival Launched at Essikado

The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Mrs Eugenia Gifty Kusi, has stated that corruption is a major canker hindering the development of the country and must be done away with. She said government had put in place measures, including the elimination of ghost names from government pay roll and the setting …

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South Africa announces visa-free regime for Ghanaian travellers

The South African government has announced visa free regimes for citizens of some countries including Ghana. Ghana however, has a visa on arrival regime for all African Union member countries, including South Africa. The South African government is however, yet to discuss the details of how that would work with …

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Boeing pledges $100m to help families of 737 Max crash victims in Indonesia, Ethiopia

Boeing Company announced Wednesday that it has set aside $100 million to address family and community needs of those affected by two deadly air crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia last October and this March. Boeing said the funds are an initial investment to be paid over multiple years to support …

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Tourism minister launches ‘Year of Return’ cloth

The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Barbara Oteng-Gyasi on Wednesday launched the 2019 ‘Year of Return’ cloth. The Minister unveiled the cloth at the third edition of the Ghana Diaspora Celebration and Homecoming summit, 2019, which is part of activities earmarked for the celebration of the “Year of …

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Osu castle to be converted into a museum of leadership and governance – Tourism Minister

Mrs. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, says the Osu Castle would soon be converted into a museum of leadership and governance. She said the castle would soon see significant developments as partners were coming on board to make it more attractive to local and international tourists to …

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Ghana Tourism Authority closes down 31 hospitality facilities in Eastern Region

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has closed down 31 facilities in the Eastern Region including hotels, guest houses, hostels, restaurants, bars and motels, for not having operational licenses from the GTA, under a special enforcement exercise nationwide. The GTA is authorized and entrusted to register and license every tourism business …

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Illegal tourism establishments in Ashanti to be closed down

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) acting in line with its constitutional mandate, has announced plans to conduct an extensive enforcement exercise to close down tourism establishments operating illegally in the Ashanti Region. A task force has already been formed to carry out the exercise scheduled for June 18-21, this year. …

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GTA to undertake enforcement exercises in two regions

The Ghana Tourism Authority office in the Western Region would embark on an enforcement exercise in the Western and Western North regions from June 14 – 17, 2019, to clamp down on all tourism enterprises operating illegally. In a press release issued on June 3, 2019 and copied to the …

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