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Eco-tourism society to make Avatime first choice tourist destination

The Avatime Gemi Otoga Eco-tourism Society (AGOETUSO) is to establish forest and game reserves and develop walkways and hiking tracks on mountains and valleys and in the Avatime Traditional Area. It is also to develop recreational facilities such as swimming pools, community orchard and found a well groomed cultural troupe …

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Ghana ranked 10th preferred tourist destination in Africa

Ghana is ranked the 105th preferred tourist destination in the world and the 10th in Africa. This was disclosed by the Minister for Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Ms Akua Sena Dansua, in a speech read on her behalf, at the formal opening of this year’s Methodist Religious Tourism Festival(Methofest) at …

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West Africa’s first private aviation school comes to Ghana

The first private aviation school in West Africa to train Senior High School graduates into full Commercial Pilots has been established in Ghana. Mish Aviation Flying School has been coming up since 2006 but received approval from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority in May this year to train pilots to …

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Arik Air aims to develop airline connectivity hub in Ghana

West Africa’s largest private airline company, by number of passengers, aircraft and revenue, Arik Air of Nigeria is seeing the lack of a national airline in Ghana as an opportunity to develop its market in the sub-region. The airline says it intends to develop the airline market in Ghana to …

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Ghana needs strong cultural institutions to counter negative influences – Director

The country’s leaders have been asked to position the nation’s cultural institutions, to counteract negative foreign cultures and galvanize the people towards national development. Mr Emmanuel Quao, Volta Regional Director of the Centre for National Culture (CNC), who made the call, said “The best avenues that help to speak directly …

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2011 PANAFEST and Emancipation Day Celebration launched

The government sees PANAFEST as a major national event, which must be sustained, Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism, declared on Monday. She said the festival was premised on the fact that the arts, particularly theatre, were powerful tools of communication and healing that people needed to express themselves, …

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Review the hotel tariffs – Ghana Hotels Association

The Ghana Hotels Association has threatened to take legal action against the Copyright Society of Ghana (COSGA) over the new COSGA tariffs. The Association noted with regret that COSGA failed to meet and negotiate with it before fixing the 2011 new tariffs, which it described as very high. Mr Philip …

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Dededo’s cleanliness lures tourists

The Dededo Community near Ho continues to attract tourists because of its proverbial cleanliness. Consequently, a guest house has been built to accommodate tourists who visit the community. A “colony” of members of the Apostles Revelation Society (ARS) in Dededo with its strict rules and regulations on religious and moral …

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Community to develop Waterfall

The Klefe Waterfall is being developed into a tourist attraction as part of plans to facilitate development and job opportunities in the community. Mr Ransford Kasu, Assembly member for the Area, said at the inauguration of the Klefe Unit Committee, on Sunday. He said the three communities making up the …

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Ghana Tourist Board warns against destruction of monumental buildings

The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) has appealed to the Museums and Monuments Board to act firmly to halt the destruction of monumental buildings across the country. Those building, it noted, were relevant not only to the preservation of the nation’s cultural heritage, traditional architectural designs but also served as important …

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