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Hotels should strive for good customer care – Paul Okoh

Mr Paul Okoh, Member of Parliament for Asutifi North, at the weekend, called on players in the hospitality industry, to apply themselves to good customer service delivery to attract and retain clients. He stressed that good customer service is the life wire of every industry, adding that unless people in …

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First registered quasi-tourism vehicle rental service in Ho

The first fully registered quasi-tourism vehicle rental company in the Ho Municipality has started business. Perwin Transport Enterprise offers airport pick-up, excursion and executive bus services on point-to-point basis, Mr Godwin Avornu, the Managing Director, told the GNA when he inaugurated the company’s fleet of cars that include saloon cars, …

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Work to start on GH₵397,000 tourist receptive facility at Kpetoe

Mrs Zita Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism, on Monday cut the sod for work to commence on a 397,000 Ghana Cedi Tourist Receptive Facility at Kpetoe in the Adaklu-Anyigbe District. The facility is made up of an information area, toilet facilities, restaurants, souvenir shops, museum, reading rooms and parking area as …

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UNEP online initiative makes touring world’s 150,000 most spectacular nature sites possible

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has joined forces with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to create www.protectedplanet.net – an interactive, social media-based website that provides in-depth information on both the leading lights and hidden gems of the conservation world. This has made touring 150,000 of …

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Stalling of $1.55b project locks 5000 tourism jobs

The late start of the $1.55 billion Gold Coast City Accra beach front development project, announced a year ago by the Strategic Initiatives Limited and its Partners has left more than 5000 tourism and affiliated jobs hanging in the balance. As a result of the delay in the commence­ment of …

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Volta region said to abounds in tourism sites

Mr Kwame Gyasi, Volta Regional Manager of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), on Thursday, called for a conscious public-private interface in the development and expansion of tourism investment portfolios. He said this partnership would induce cutting-edge approaches into the industry where the opportunities were harnessed to advantage. Mr Gyasi, who …

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Ghanaians urged to appreciate domestic tourism

Mrs. Sabah Zita Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism, on Wednesday called on Ghanaians to appreciate the importance of domestic tourism as a way of improving international tourism in Ghana. “Domestic tourism is the bedrock for international tourism since the success of international tourism promotion in any country depends to a large …

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Ghanaian hospitality firms win major prizes at West African event

Nine Ghanaian hospitality firms were adjudged the best out of 13 award categories at the just ended West African Tourism and Hospitality Awards in Accra. The maiden ceremony is intended to encourage improved standards in the hospitality industry in the West African sub-region. Mr Adedayo Adesugba, initiator of the awards …

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Ghana Hoteliers urged to ensure comfort and safety of tourists

Mrs Gifty Kwansa, Tema Regional Director of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) has underscored the need for hoteliers to meet the basic standards in the Tourism Industry. To this end, he asked the hoteliers to endeavour to treat tourists to cleanliness, comfort and safety. Mrs Kwansa, made the call when …

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